Politics

Cohen Granted Two Month Delay On Prison Start

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was granted a two-month extension of his prison surrender date Wednesday after his attorney cited his need to continue recovering from recent shoulder surgery, and to prepare for upcoming testimony before three Congressional committees. Cohen, 52, will now enter prison on May 6 to begin his three-year sentence, Judge William …

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DNC To Ask All 2020 Candidates To Sign “Affirmation” That They Will Campaign And Serve As Democrats

CNN reports: The Democratic National Committee plans to meet with 2020 campaigns next week to hand out an “affirmation form” for candidates to sign and certify they will run and serve as members of the Democratic Party, a DNC official said Tuesday. The announcement follows Bernie Sanders’ entry into the 2020 campaign earlier Tuesday — his second consecutive presidential election. …

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Bernie Sanders Raises $6 Million In First 24 Hours

The New York Times reports: Just over 24 hours after announcing his presidential bid, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has already raised $6 million from more than 225,000 donors, his campaign said Wednesday morning. That amount far surpasses what any of his rivals have disclosed raising after their own announcements this year. Previously, Senator Kamala Harris of California had claimed …

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Putin Threatens To Target US With New Nukes [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Russia will respond to any American deployment of short or intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe by targeting not only the countries where they are stationed, but the U.S. itself, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday. In his toughest remarks yet on a potential new arms race, Putin said Russia was not seeking confrontation and would not take the first …

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Ethics Office Rejects Wilbur Ross’ Financial Disclosure

Politico reports: The head of the Office of Government Ethics has refused to approve Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s 2018 financial disclosure report, citing an inaccuracy concerning the former investing mogul’s holdings of BankUnited stock. The action is the latest blow for Ross, who has repeatedly drawn scrutiny over his personal finances since he was nominated for the Commerce job. He …

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Covington Student Sues Washington Post For $250M

The Washington Post reports: The family of the Kentucky teen who was involved in an encounter with a Native American advocate at the Lincoln Memorial last month filed a defamation lawsuit against The Washington Post on Tuesday, seeking $250 million in damages for its coverage of the incident. The suit alleges that The Post “targeted and bullied” 16-year-old Nicholas Sandmann …

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Trump Taps Jeffrey Rosen To Succeed Rod Rosenstein

CBS News reports: President Trump intends to nominate Jeffrey A. Rosen as deputy attorney general, the White House said Tuesday. Rosen, who is currently deputy transportation secretary, will replace Rod Rosenstein, who is expected to leave his post in mid-March. It’s unclear what Rosenstein’s departure means for the special counsel’s investigation. He was tasked with oversight of the probe after …

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White House To Exploit Andrew McCabe’s New Book

Axios reports: White House officials and sources close to President Trump are treating Andrew McCabe’s book as an opportunity. These people plan to keep promoting bits from “The Threat,” which has rocketed past Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” to #1 on Amazon’s best-sellers list, that support their “deep state” narrative. They also plan to argue that the rest of the former FBI …

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Indiana Strips LGBT And Race From Hate Crimes Bill

The Indianapolis Star reports: The Indiana Senate voted to amend a hate crimes proposal Tuesday, scrapping from the bill all protected characteristics, including gender identity, race and sexual orientation. The amendment to Senate Bill 12 removed the list of specific characteristics and added that judges can consider bias more generally as an aggravating circumstance when weighing a stricter sentence for …

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SCOTUS Rejects Petition By Former Rep. Aaron Schock

USA Today reports: A former congressman who resigned under pressure in 2015 after lavish spending that included remodeling his office in the style of the television series “Downton Abbey” failed to win a reprieve Tuesday at the Supreme Court. Aaron Schock of Illinois, a former rising Republican star first elected to the House of Representatives at the age of 27, …

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Viral Petition: Sell “Useless” Montana To Canada For $1T

CBS News reports: An online petition to sell the state of Montana to Canada for $1 trillion has gone viral. The Change.org petition has more than 8,000 signatures so far. “We have too much debt and Montana is useless,” says the petition. “Just tell them it has beavers or something.” Ian Hammond, the petition creator, wants to sell The Treasure …

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DeSantis Asks Trump For Florida Space Command HQ

The Hill reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) sent a letter to President Trump Tuesday requesting that the United States Space Command be headquartered in Florida. DeSantis touted the Sunshine State’s ties to both the military and space travel, suggesting its existing relations would make Florida an ideal location to headquarter the command. “As the most military friendly state in …

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VIETNAM: Barber Shop Offers Free Makeovers To Look Like Trump And Kim For Upcoming Summit [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: For those who like to push the cutting edge of style, two of the world’s most talked-about haircuts are now available for free, in Vietnam. In honor of an upcoming summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Feb. 27-28, a Hanoi barber is offering free haircuts to anyone wanting to copy …

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Bernie Raises $1.2M In First Hours After 2020 Launch

Axios reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders’ newly launched presidential campaign estimated he raised $1.2 million from 42,000 donors in the first 3.5 hours after his official announcement on Tuesday morning. Sen. Kamala Harris, the biggest fundraiser in the race to date, raised $1.5 million from 38,000 online donors in the 24 hours after she announced her presidential bid last month. The …

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Furious Judge Orders Roger Stone To Appear In Court

Reuters reports: Roger Stone, a former adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, was ordered to appear in court this week over Instagram posts that appeared to threaten the judge presiding over his criminal trial. U.S. Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Stone would need to show cause at a hearing on Thursday as to why the posts did not violate a …

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Randy Rainbow Channels Madonna With Border Lies

Viral YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with a take on Trump’s emergency declaration via Madonna’s 1984 breakout hit, Borderline, her first single to reach the US pop top ten. As always, we won’t give away the clever word play, just watch below.

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Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe To Sue Over Firing

Mediaite reports: Former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview on the Today show that is “about to file” a civil lawsuit against the Department of Justice over his firing. NBC’s Savannah Guthrie pressed McCabe about his firing, noting that an inspector general’s report concluded he had showed a “lack of candor” about leaks to the Wall Street …

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Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein To Resign Next Month

CNBC reports: Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump’scampaign, is expected to step down by mid March, a Justice Department official said on Monday. Rosenstein had been expected to depart shortly after new Attorney General William Barr assumed office. Barr was confirmed for the …

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16 States Jointly Sue Trump Over Border “Emergency”

The New York Times reports: A coalition of 16 states, including California and New York, on Monday night challenged President Trump in court over his plan to use emergency powers to spend billions of dollars on his border wall. The suit, filed in Federal District Court in San Francisco, argues that the president does not have the power to divert …

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BREAKING: Bernie Sanders Launches 2020 Campaign

Newsweek reports: Bernie Sanders is officially in the running for the 2020 presidential race, with the Vermont Senator telling Vermont Public Radio in an interview that aired Tuesday morning that he’s ready to “move the revolution forward.” “We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it’s time to move that revolution forward,” the independent lawmaker said in …

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