Politics

Michael Wolff’s Tell-All Tops 1.7 Million In Sales

ABC News reports: Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” is well on its way to becoming one of the top- selling nonfiction books in recent years. The tell-all about the Trump administration has sold more than 1.7 million copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-books and audio, publisher Henry Holt and Co. told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Published less ...

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DAVOS: Protests Erupt Ahead Of Trump’s Visit [VIDEO]

Switzerland’s The Local reports: More than a thousand people protested in central Zurich on Tuesday against the planned arrival of US President Donald Trump in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF). Trump is due to make a speech at the gathering of international business and political leaders in Davos on Friday. The demonstrators marched through the Swiss city chanting ...

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Trump Rants About Missing FBI Text Messages

The Hill reports: President Trump appeared to call out Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung for a missing trove of text messages between two senior FBI officials that was not retained by the agency. The text messages between the two FBI employees, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, are among a larger trove of messages that were not saved by the FBI because ...

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Melania Won’t Accompany Trump To Davos

Stormy fallout? CBS reports: First Lady Melania Trump will not be accompanying President Trump when he flies to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, although the trip had earlier been on her schedule. Melania Trump’s press office said that there were “too many scheduling and logistical issues,” so she would not be traveling to Davos. Monday was the couple’s ...

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Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Pat Meehan: I Was Jealous Of My Aide’s New Boyfriend But Never Hit On Her Sexually

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: U.S. Rep Pat Meehan said Tuesday he had developed a deep “affection” for a younger aide and told her that he saw her as “a soul mate” as they talked over ice cream one night last year, but in an interview with the Inquirer he said he never pursued a romantic relationship with the woman, who ...

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POLL: 77% Say Trump Should Have Dementia Checkup

CNN reports: Americans continue to broadly support annual checkups for their commander in chief, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, but they are divided about how much information about his or her health a president ought to make public. The poll finds that 82% feel a president should be required to take an annual physical examination to ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Associated Press reports: The White House will hold a press briefing Tuesday afternoon with press secretary Sarah Sanders. The briefing is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. EST. President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in ...

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REPORT: Trump Imitates Accent Of Indian PM

Buried in a report from the Washington Post: Senior administration officials said that the president has been known to affect an Indian accent and imitate Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who in an Oval Office meeting last year told him, “Never has a country given so much away for so little in return” as the United States in Afghanistan. To ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: State Supreme Court Rules US House Maps Are Unconstitutional, Likely Pickups For Dems

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack just announced on Twitter that the state Supreme Court has ruled 4-3 that the state’s US House district maps are unconstitutional, giving the state legislature under a month to redraw the maps. The Times weighed in on the pending ruling last week: If Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court rules that the state’s congressional map must be redrawn, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Incoming victory lap. PBS reports: The White House says President Donald Trump is focused on minimizing the harm Democrats are causing through the government shutdown. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that managing the shutdown is the “biggest part of the process” for Trump. She says the president is taking the “absolute opposite approach” from President Barack Obama’s administration, which ...

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Senate Votes Overwhelmingly To End Shutdown

Politico reports: In a dramatic turnaround, Senate Democrats said they would vote to re-open the government on Monday after receiving a commitment from Republicans to hold a vote on immigration legislation — paving the way to end the three-day shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) agreed to end the shutdown and fund ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Tries To Restart US Government

NBC News reports: The Senate headed toward an uncertain vote Monday as the government shutdown entered Day 3. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a vote for noon on a short-term funding extension that would allow for three more weeks of negotiations on key immigration issues. But the vote’s prospects for passage appeared dim as Democrats openly questioned whether McConnell’s ...

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SHUTDOWN: White House Delays Davos Departures

The Associated Press reports: The White House said Monday that Cabinet members are delaying their departure for this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland amid the federal government shutdown. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said they will determine what to do “as the day goes on and as we see how the next couple of hours go.” Treasury Secretary ...

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Conway: Trump Isn’t Demanding That Border Wall Funding Be Part Of Shutdown Negotiations [VIDEO]

From the right wing Washington Times: Kellyanne Conway said Monday that President Trump is not making demands for a border wall as part of negotiations on the funding measure. “The president has not injected the wall into the continuing resolution,” said Mrs. Conway, counselor to the president. “That will come after the continuing resolution is passed.” Mrs. Conway said the ...

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ISRAEL: Lawmakers Brawl In Pence Protest [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Vice President Mike Pence’s speech to the Israeli parliament was disrupted Monday after Arab lawmakers held up placards and engaged in a brawl with security staff in a protest against the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The lawmakers from the Arab Joint List, Israel’s third-biggest party, were forcibly ejected from the speech that they had earlier ...

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Trump: Dems Are Powerless With Their Far-Left Base

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump blamed Democratic lawmakers on the third day of the government shutdown for placing noncitizens’ demands over the needs of Americans. The partial government shutdown started midnight Saturday following Republicans and Democrats’ inability to compromise on when they would vote on a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals bill. Democrats wanted DACA legislation included in a ...

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Nixes Retirement: As Long As I Can Do The Job Full Steam, I’ll Keep Doing It

The Hill reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she plans to remain at the Supreme Court as long as she is able. Ginsburg, who’s 84, said during a Sundance “Cinema Talks” conversation on Sunday that her health is “very good,” The Los Angeles Times reported. “As long as I can do the job full steam, I will be here,” she ...

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Senate To Hold Another Shutdown Vote At Noon

Reuters reports: Hundreds of thousands of federal workers woke up on Monday with the U.S. government still shut down and the Senate expected to try again to restore federal funding, if only temporarily, and work on resolving a dispute over immigration. Amid uncertainty about whether federal employees should report to work in the morning, senators were set to vote at ...

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SYRIA: Mike Pence Brazenly Lies To US Troops, Tells Them Democrats Are Blocking Their Paychecks [VIDEO]

“I’m sure you’re all aware of what’s happening in Washington, D.C. Despite bipartisan support for a budget resolution, a minority in the Senate has decided to play politics with military pay. But you deserve better. You and your families shouldn’t have to worry for one minute about whether you’re going to get paid as you serve in the uniform of ...

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McConnell Opposes Trump’s Call For “Nuclear Option”

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday expressed opposition to using the “nuclear option” to allow the Senate to pass a long-term budget with 51 votes. “The Republican Conference opposes changing the rules on legislation,” a spokesman for McConnell said. President Trump earlier Sunday suggested Republicans should deploy the tactic if the Senate is unable to ...

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