Politics

REPORT: Kushner Worried Mueller Will “Get” Trump

Vanity Fair reports: As Kushner’s Russia troubles mount—last Friday the Senate disclosed that he had not turned over e-mails about WikiLeaks, a claim his attorney, Abbe Lowell, denied—insiders are again speculating, as my colleague Emily Jane Fox reported last month, about how long Kushner and Ivanka Trump will remain in Washington. Despite Kushner’s efforts to project confidence about Robert Mueller’s ...

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ALABAMA: Police Chief Suspended After “Sarcastic” Post Claiming He Was Molested By Democrat Doug Jones

The Birmingham News reports: A small-town Alabama police chief has been suspended after making “sarcastic” statements about sexual abuse on Facebook. Killen police Chief Bryan Hammond wrote on Facebook that “silence is consent” and made what he called a joke about being sexually assaulted by U.S. Senate candidate Democrat Doug Jones. “On another note, Doug Jones fondled me on a ...

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ZIMBABWE: Dictator Robert Mugabe Resigns

The New York Times reports: Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980, resigned as president on Tuesday shortly after lawmakers began impeachment proceedings against him, according to the speaker of Parliament. The speaker of Parliament read out a letter in which Mr. Mugabe said he was stepping down “with immediate effect” for “the welfare of the people ...

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Mitt Romney’s 2018 Senate Bid Gets More Likely

Politico reports: Utah Republican Boyd Matheson is forgoing a 2018 Senate campaign, a decision that further opens the door for Mitt Romney to run. Matheson, a former chief of staff to Utah Sen. Mike Lee and the president of the conservative Sutherland Institute think tank, announced on Monday that he would not run for the seat currently held by longtime ...

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Court Strikes Down Trump’s Sanctuary Cities Order

Courthouse News reports: A federal judge Monday permanently struck down one of President Donald Trump’s first executive orders, cutting off funds to “sanctuary cities.” In a summary judgment ruling, U.S. District Judge William Orrick III found Trump’s Jan. 25 executive order violated the Constitution in multiple ways: by invoking spending powers that belong exclusively to Congress, and by placing unrelated ...

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Fox Host Neil Cavuto Blasts Trump’s Childish Tweets: You’re The President, Why Don’t You Act Like It?

The Hill reports: Fox News host Neil Cavuto took aim at President Trump on Monday, criticizing him over recent tweets and calling for him to act like the president. Cavuto during his show brought up Trump’s tweets lashing out at LaVar Ball for not giving the president enough credit in the release of UCLA basketball players detained in China. He ...

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FCC Preps Full Repeal Of Net Neutrality Rules

The New York Times reports: The Federal Communications Commission is preparing a full repeal of net neutrality rules that require broadband providers to give consumers equal access to all content on the internet, putting more power in the hands of those companies to dictate people’s online experiences. Ajit Pai, the chairman of the F.C.C., plans to reveal a sweeping proposal ...

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White House Christmas Tree Arrives Days Early Because Trumps Will Be At Mar-A-Lago For Thanksgiving

The Associated Press reports: Melania Trump, and son Barron, continued a time-honored, first lady tradition on Monday: receiving the official White House Christmas tree. A military band quartet played holiday tunes as a horse-drawn wagon carried the 19 1/2-foot Balsam fir from Wisconsin up the White House driveway. The tree usually arrives the day after Thanksgiving, but was delivered early ...

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Trump Moves To Dissolve His “Charitable” Foundation

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation, which last year admitted violating federal rules on “self-dealing,” is in the process of dissolving, according to newly filed documents reviewed by NBC News. The move fulfills a promise Trump made last December, when he said he would wind down the Donald J. Trump Foundation to avoid conflicts of interest. New York’s ...

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Bannon Pressured Trump To Clam Up About Roy Moore

The Daily Beast reports: Multiple sources in and out of the West Wing say that some of Trump’s closest advisers have recommended that he not criticize Moore publicly prior to the election in November. Among those privately encouraging him to stay mum have been Kellyanne Conway, the president’s counselor and former campaign manager, and Steve Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist ...

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DOJ To Sue To Stop AT&T / Time Warner Deal

The Associated Press reports: Justice Department intends to sue AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss the matter ahead of the suit’s official filing. That sets the stage for an epic legal battle with AT&T. The telecom giant’s CEO Randall Stephenson said earlier ...

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Sarah Sanders Makes White House Reporters Say What They’re Thankful For Before Answering Their Questions

Talking Points Memo reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday told reporters that before they could ask her a question, they would have to list things for which they are thankful. “This will be our last press briefing before the Thanksgiving holiday in this room,” Sanders said at the start of the daily briefing. “So I want ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

CBS News reports today’s potential topics: North Korea: During a Cabinet meeting Monday morning, President Trump announced the designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terror. Kim Jong Un’s regime joins the list alongside Iran, Sudan and Syria. Sexual assault accusations: Sanders may be asked to comment on the multiple sexual misconduct accusations against Republican Alabama Senate candidate ...

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REPORT: H.R. McMaster Privately Mocked Trump As An “Idiot” With The Intelligence Of A “Kindergartener”

Buzzfeed News reports: National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster mocked President Trump’s intelligence at a private dinner with a powerful tech CEO, according to five sources with knowledge of the conversation. Over a July dinner with Oracle CEO Safra Catz — who has been mentioned as a candidate for several potential administration jobs — McMaster bluntly trashed his boss, said the ...

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BRO-TO-BRO: Dozens Come Forward With Stories Of Lewd Come-Ons From Anti-LGBT Family Values GOP Rep

The Independent Journal Review reports: Disgraced Ohio State Representative Wes Goodman — a Republican — in the wake of the lawmaker’s recently-revealed sex scandal and resignation is being accused by dozens of people of sexual misconduct. IJR has obtained testimonies from over 30 individuals who have had inappropriate and never-before-shared experiences with Goodman. The victims were almost always political activists ...

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Trump Declares North Korea To Be A “State Sponsor Of Terrorism” Hours After They Call Him An “Old Lunatic”

Trump just announced that he is declaring North Korea to be a “state sponsor of terrorism. This can’t be related to what North Korea said earlier today, right? North Korean state-media lashed out at President Trump as an “old lunatic” who offered a “load of rubbish” about the reclusive regime during his recent swing through Asia. “A load of rubbish ...

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Trump Voter To CNN: If Jesus Christ Got Off The Cross And Said Trump Colluded, I’d Ask Trump To Confirm

The Hill reports: A man who said he voted for President Trump in 2016 said on Monday that if Jesus Christ said Trump colluded with Russia, he would still have to check with the president to see if it was true. “If Jesus Christ gets down off the cross and told me Trump is with Russia, I would tell him, ...

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REPORT: Shirtless Roy Moore Cruised Girls At The YMCA

The New York Times reports: As with everything concerning Mr. Moore, accounts vary. Alice Bircheat, the longtime bookkeeper at the Y.M.C.A., said that she recalled “not one complaint” about Mr. Moore. Terry White, 70, a former Gadsden police officer who worked security at the mall, said, “Nobody, as far as I know, ever complained.” But numerous people remembered otherwise. They ...

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Mnuchin: I Look Like A Bond Villain? Cool! [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday said he takes it as a compliment that some people suggested that he and his wife looked like villains from a James Bond movie when they posed with newly printed currency. “I never thought I’d be quoted as looking like villains from the James Bond. I guess I should take that ...

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ALABAMA: Largest Newspaper Says “Reject Roy Moore”

From the editorial board of the Birmingham News: The seriousness of these incidents, including one involving a 14-year-old child, cannot be overstated. Nor can the growing number of accusations — from the women who were at the receiving end of unwanted adult male overtures as teens, to those who say they were physically assaulted — be parsed with talk of ...

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