Politics

SAYS WHO: Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Shops Book

The Daily Beast reports: Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer is writing a book about his life and relationship with the president. According to a proposal shopped to multiple publishers and obtained by The Daily Beast, Michael Cohen’s book will likely be titled Trump Revolution: From The Tower to The White House, Understanding Donald J. Trump, and will focus on the ...

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Trump Warns Of “Last Chance” To Fix DACA

Politico reports: President Donald Trump warned early Tuesday morning that the present round of immigration negotiations over the DACA program “will be our last chance” to reach an agreement on the issue and called for a bipartisan deal. Trump set off negotiations over DACA – an Obama-era program that shields undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children ...

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Omarosa Warns About “Scary” Pence: If He Became President, You’d Be Begging To Have Trump Back

CBS News reports: In conversation with fellow “Big Brother” contestants on DACA and uptick in deportations of undocumented immigrants with the current administration, Omarosa Newman said it’s only “going to get worse.” “I’ve seen the plan,” she said. “The roundup plan is getting more and more aggressive. He’s a numbers guy. He wants to outdo his predecessors.” “As bad as ...

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Republican Missouri AG Offers To Host Trump’s Parade

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: President Donald Trump faced criticism from former military personnel and veterans’ groups when he said he wanted a military parade, complete with tanks, through the streets of Washington, D.C. But he’s gained some support here in Missouri. On Monday morning, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley tweeted the military parade should roll through the Show Me ...

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Trump Announces Return to Right Wing Convention Where He Got Start In Politics Thanks To Homocons

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump confirmed Monday his upcoming appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a major annual gathering of conservatives near Washington, D.C., that will take place next week. Trump’s speech to the conservative confab in 2011 is widely viewed as the beginning of his foray into politics. The president attended CPAC just a few weeks after ...

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GOP Gerrymandering Advocate Withdraws As Trump Administration Nominee To Run 2020 US Census

Mother Jones reports: The Trump administration’s controversial pick to run the 2020 census has withdrawn from consideration to be deputy director of the US Census Bureau, according to sources close to the bureau. In November, Politico reported that the administration planned put Thomas Brunell, a political science professor who has defended Republican redistricting efforts in more than a dozen states, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Patch.com reports: The White House will host a press briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at 2 p.m. on Monday. Likely topics include President Trump’s proposed $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan and the status of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who has come under fire for his handling of the domestic violence allegations involving former White House Staff ...

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Trump Junior’s Wife Hospitalized In Precaution After Opening Letter Containing Suspicious White Powder

The BBC reports: The US president’s daughter-in-law, Vanessa Trump, has been taken to the hospital after opening an envelope containing white powder. The letter was addressed to Donald Trump Jr, Mr Trump’s eldest son, at his apartment in Manhattan. She and two other people at the scene were decontaminated by firefighters and taken to hospital for evaluation. The Secret Service ...

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REPORT: Third-Ranking DOJ Official Who Quit Feared She Would Be Asked To Oversee Russia Investigation

NBC News reports: The Justice Department’s No. 3 attorney had been unhappy with her job for months before the department announced her departure on Friday, according to multiple sources close to Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand. Brand grew frustrated by vacancies at the department and feared she would be asked to oversee the Russia investigation, the sources said. She will ...

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Trump Unveils Budget With Trillion Dollar Deficit

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget for next year that heralds an era of $1 trillion-plus federal deficits and — unlike the plan he released last year — never comes close to promising a balanced ledger even after 10 years. The growing deficits reflect, in great part, the impact of last year’s tax overhaul, ...

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GERMANY: Russian Bear Screws Trump At Parade

The International Business Times reports: Germany is celebrating its annual Rose Monday carnival in traditionally satirical fashion: with floats that feature huge, unflattering puppets of politicians. US President Donald Trump is the focus of much of the rude humour this year. A float in Düsseldorf depicts a naked Donald Trump being shafted by a gigantic brown bear with the slogan ...

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Trump Drops GOP’s Goal Of Balanced Budget

The Washington Post reports: President Trump is remaking the Republican economic playbook in his own image, abandoning ideological consistency in ­favor of a debt-busting strategy that will upend how Washington taxes and spends trillions of dollars each year. On Monday, Trump is slated to announce a new budget plan that will no longer seek to eliminate the deficit over the ...

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WEST VIRGINIA: Woman Dragged Out Of Fracking Bill Hearing After Listing Big Oil Donations To Reps [VIDEO]

Common Dreams reports: Lissa Lucas traveled the 100 miles from her home in Cairo, West Virginia to the state capitol in Charleston Friday to testify against an oil and gas industry sponsored bill (HB 4268) that would allow companies to drill on minority mineral owners’ land without their consent. Lucas began to testify to the House Judiciary Committee, but a ...

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BOOK: Steve Bannon Mulled Run For President

This morning Politico published an excerpt from Joshua Green’s new book, Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Nationalist Uprising. If Trump quit or was impeached, Bannon told friends, it would eliminate the first great champion of Trumpism—but it wouldn’t be a negative judgment on the politics that had swept him into office. In such a scenario, who better ...

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KENTUCKY: Right Wing Former Judge Sentenced To 20 Years On Sex Charges, Campaigned Locally For Trump

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Former Judge Tim Nolan on Friday agreed to spend 20 years in prison for human trafficking. He used drugs, threats of arrest and threats of eviction to force women and girls under the age of 18 into sex acts, according to the charges read in court by Judge Kathleen Lape. Nolan pleaded guilty to 21 counts ...

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UTAH: Anti-Gay Family Values GOP State Rep Resigns, Used State Funds For Hookups With Hooker [VIDEO]

Salt Lake City’s CBS affiliate reports: Former lawmaker Rep. Jon Stanard,(R-Dist. 62), who resigned from his position on Tuesday citing “immediate personal and family concerns,” met with a Salt Lake escort twice for sex. Stanard was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. He resides in St. George and is married with three children. The 43-year-old former state ...

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ALASKA: Assault Trial Date Set For Track Palin

Anchorage’s CBS affiliate reports: Sarah Palin’s oldest son is scheduled for trial in a case accusing him of assaulting his father at the family’s Alaska home. A judge Friday set trial for the week of March 27 for Track Palin after his lawyer said the case would not be ready for a late-February trial as initially set. Palin participated in ...

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Nathan Lane: Trump Learned To Lie From Roy Cohn

The Hill reports: In an interview with “The Late Show,” Lane, who is starring as Roy Cohn in the play “Angels in America,” told host Stephen Colbert that he thinks Trump learned a lot about how he acts today from the attorney, a famous “fixer” who mentored Trump. Cohn died in 1986. “Really, what you learn [from the play] is ...

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Third-Ranking DOJ Official Resigns To Join Walmart

The New York Times reports: Rachel L. Brand, the No. 3 official at the Justice Department, plans to step down after nine months on the job as the country’s top law enforcement agency has been under attack by President Trump, according to two people briefed on her decision. Ms. Brand’s profile had risen in part because she is next in ...

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Biden Blasts Trump’s Praise For Rob Porter: That’s Like Saying An Axe Murderer Is A Great Painter [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden reacted to comments made today by President Trump about the outgoing White House aide accused of domestic abuse by two ex-wives. During a speech in Indiana talking about sexual assault, Biden read the statement from Trump that, while not mentioning the victims, did say the White House wishes Porter well. The former VP ...

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