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Lawmakers Press Cohen On Talks About Pardons

The Washington Post reports: Lawmakers are investigating whether President Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was involved in any discussions about possible pardons — which they view as a potentially ripe area of inquiry into whether anyone sought to obstruct justice, people familiar with the matter said. Cohen has said publicly he never asked for — and would not accept …

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SNL Tears Into Michael Cohen Hearing [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: Saturday Night Live fired up this weekend’s cold open by taking on Michael Cohen’s jaw-dropping testimony earlier this week before members of the House. Ben Stiller returned to SNL as Cohen, and arrived with a statement for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that he admitted was polished by Hollywood writers. Former SNL regular and current Barry …

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Far-Right Activist Laura Loomer Booted From CPAC

The Wrap reports: CPAC has revoked the press credential of Laura Loomer, a day after the right-wing activist heckled CNN reporter Oliver Darcy in a media area for the annual conservative gathering. On Friday, Loomer, who received media credentials for the event as a representative of “Illoominate Media,” followed Darcy into CPAC’s media center heckled him with questions about internet …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Playbill reports: Willkommen, theatre lovers! FX released a new trailer for its upcoming Fosse/Verdon miniseries that takes viewers behind the glitz and glamour of Broadway power couple Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon to show their first interactions, her work with him behind the scenes, and the creation of Liza Minnelli’s iconic “Mein Herr” costume in Cabaret. The series, starring Sam …

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Trump Elicits “Lock Her Up” Chants At CPAC [VIDEO]

Politico reports: The president lamented that he couldn’t joke without upsetting the media while facetiously reiterating his past comments inviting Russia to find Clinton’s deleted emails. “I’ve learned, because with the fake news, if you tell a joke, if you’re sarcastic, if you’re having fun with the audience,” he said. “If you say something like ‘Russia, please if you can, …

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Russian State TV Mocks Failed North Korea Summit

The Hill reports: Russian state-run media reportedly mocked the sudden collapse of talks between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week. “It ended so badly the sides even avoided signing any joint agreement,” one host said, according to a translation reported by CNN. “Crafty Kim Jong Un was ready for some concessions, but not the ones …

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Megadonor Sheldon Adelson Gravely Ill With Cancer

The Forward reports: Billionaire casino magnate and pro-Israel mega-donor Sheldon Adelson is being treated for cancer. Adelson, 85, has been out of his office since late December due to side-effects from his treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A lawyer representing one of Adelson’s casinos referred to his health as “dire” in court today. Adelson is worth $39 billion, according to the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Glorious Leader Speaks At CPAC 2019

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference today. Trump has spoken at the annual gathering of grassroots conservatives, also known as CPAC, multiple times, including in 2011 when he raised the possibility of running for office in the 2012 presidential election. “And I can tell you this, if I run and if I …

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Trump: My Golf Resort Is Good For Diplomacy With UK

The Week reports: President Trump started his Saturday on Twitter with an announcement that his golf course in Scotland is super nice and also totally great for America’s ties with the United Kingdom. The immediate context of Trump’s tweet is his loss of a 2015 court battle with Scotland over plans for a new offshore wind farm. Trump unsuccessfully sought …

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Chelsea Manning Subpoenaed In Julian Assange Probe

The Washington Post reports: Chelsea Manning has been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury in the investigation of Julian Assange, officials said, one of several indicators that prosecutors remain interested in WikiLeaks’ publication of diplomatic cables and military war logs in 2010. Prosecutors in Virginia have been pursuing a case based on conduct that predates WikiLeaks’ publication of hacked …

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