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GOP moves to prevent shutdown with stopgap spending bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellIsrael boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate Schumer blasts GOP request for immigration ‘slush fund’ Trump: ‘Too early to say’ if shutdown will be averted MORE (R-Ky.) said Wednesday he will move a stopgap measure funding the government until early February.  The measure if passed by Read More…

Trump signals US withdrawal from Syria

President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Comey’s interview with House Republicans Klobuchar on 2020: ‘I do think you want voices from the Midwest’ Israel boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate MORE is declaring victory against ISIS in Syria as his administration prepares to withdraw U.S. forces from the country. “We have defeated Read More…

South Carolina GOP open to canceling state's 2020 primary to protect Trump from challenge

The Republican Party in South Carolina is weighing whether to cancel its presidential nominating contest in 2020 in an effort to protect President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Comey’s interview with House Republicans Klobuchar on 2020: ‘I do think you want voices from the Midwest’ Israel boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate Read More…

Michelle Obama talks leaving White House after Trump inauguration: ‘Bye Felicia’

Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama reflects on ‘refreshing’ tradition of sharing candy with George W. Bush Regina King says she’d be honored to portray Michelle Obama in a movie Michelle Obama jokes Barack’s message of hope began with being late for dinner MORE on Tuesday revealed one phrase that was on her mind Read More…

MSNBC host knocks Flynn over ‘lock her up’ chant: ‘Ouch’

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace on Tuesday ripped former national security advisor Michael Flynn for once presiding over a “lock her up” chant about Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRoger Stone fundraising off promise not to testify against Trump Rivaling chants of ‘USA,’ ‘lock him up’ greet Flynn after sentencing hearing The Hill’s 12:30 Report — Flynn awaits sentencing Read More…

Giuliani says Trump signing letter of intent for Moscow tower is meaningless

President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Comey’s interview with House Republicans Klobuchar on 2020: ‘I do think you want voices from the Midwest’ Israel boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate MORE‘s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, dismissed the significance of a new report that Trump signed a letter of intent in 2015 that preceded Read More…

The Hill's Morning Report — Trump blinks first in shutdown showdown

Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report and happy Wednesday! Our newsletter gets you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch, co-created by Jonathan Easley and Alexis Simendinger. (CLICK HERE to subscribe!) On Twitter, find us at @joneasley and @asimendinger President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Read More…

Trump signed letter of intent for Moscow Trump Tower talks, contradicting Giuliani

President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Comey’s interview with House Republicans Klobuchar on 2020: ‘I do think you want voices from the Midwest’ Israel boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate MORE signed a letter of intent that preceded negotiations for a Trump property in Moscow, according to CNN, despite his attorney claiming Read More…

Senate passes criminal justice overhaul, handing Trump a win

The Senate passed a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill on Tuesday night, handing a significant victory to President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Comey’s interview with House Republicans Klobuchar on 2020: ‘I do think you want voices from the Midwest’ Israel boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate MORE and senators who lobbied to advance Read More…

Trump knocks Dems: Border wall will be 'artistically designed' and 'beautiful'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Comey’s interview with House Republicans Klobuchar on 2020: ‘I do think you want voices from the Midwest’ Israel boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate MORE on Tuesday defended the aesthetic qualities of his proposed wall along the southern border, arguing that it will be a “beautiful,” cost-effective structure made of “artistically Read More…

Trump retreats on shutdown

In a swift reversal, the White House on Tuesday dropped its demand that a government funding measure include $5 billion for President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Comey’s interview with House Republicans Klobuchar on 2020: ‘I do think you want voices from the Midwest’ Israel boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate MORE’s Read More…

Comey’s ‘who cares?’ reply recalls ‘what difference?’ retort

By John SolomonOpinion Contributor A few years ago, when the FBI began investigating classified information flowing through a private email server, it was hard to imagine that James ComeyJames Brien ComeyREAD: Transcript of James Comey’s interview with House Republicans Mazie Hirono: ‘Walls are closing in’ on Trump 10 pieces of evidence against most diabolical Russian Read More…

Trump Foundation to sell off remaining assets including Trump paintings, Tebow-signed helmet

As part of an agreement it reached with the New York Attorney General’s office to dissolve, President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Comey’s interview with House Republicans Klobuchar on 2020: ‘I do think you want voices from the Midwest’ Israel boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate MORE’s charity, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, Read More…

Fox News says it won't let Tucker Carlson be 'censored'

Fox News on Tuesday issued a strong defense of host Tucker Carlson after several companies pulled advertisements from his program over controversial comments he made about immigration. “We cannot and will not allow voices like Tucker Carlson to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts from the likes of Moveon.org, Media Matters and Sleeping Giants,” the news network Read More…

DC Circuit upholds mystery grand jury subpoena

An unnamed corporation owned by a foreign government cannot avoid a grand jury subpoena, according to a court decision on Tuesday.  The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the subpoena of a mystery witness in a sealed case that earlier this year stirred speculation about possible ties to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to Read More…

Shep Smith: Theory Flynn was tricked by FBI 'floated by its defenders here and elsewhere' all blew up

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith told viewers that the theory that former national security adviser Michael Flynn was tricked by FBI agents that was promoted on his network blew up after Flynn did not challenge the circumstances of his interview where he lied to federal agents. Smith’s comments come after Flynn requested on Tuesday morning Read More…