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William Barr’s Testimony May Not Sit Well With Donald Trump 16.1.2019 Mother Jones
Based on Tuesday’s testimony by William Barr, Donald Trump’s attorney general pick, the president may already regret the nomination. Trump has spent nearly two years raging against the Justice Department for allowing special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. But Barr said in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that […]
Trump’s attorney general pick William Barr to face questions on criticism of Mueller probe 15.1.2019 Raw Story

President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. attorney general, William Barr, will likely have to explain his past criticism of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian election meddling at his Senate confirmation hearing starting on Tuesday. Senators were expected to seek assurances that he wi...

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The big questions William Barr should answer at his confirmation hearing 15.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
William Barr will likely be the next Attorney General no matter what happens at his confirmation hearings Tuesday — assuming he neither commits a violent crime on television nor initiates a direct confrontation with President Donald Trump and causes his name to be withdrawn. But his testimony before the Judiciary Committee is still an important […]
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Trump’s attorney general nominee vows to shield Russia probe from politics 15.1.2019 Raw Story

U.S. President Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee, William Barr, will pledge at his confirmation hearing to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and stress his own independence from the White House, according to prepared testimony released on Monday. “On my watch, Bob will be a...

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Barr vows to let Mueller finish his Russia work -- and promises 'transparency' 14.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
President Trump's nominee to serve as attorney general, William Barr, sought to assure members of Congress he won't thwart the special counsel's investigation after his earlier criticism.
Barr vows to protect Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling 14.1.2019 LA Times: Nation

William Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, promised Monday to permit special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to “complete his investigation” into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 campaign and said he would be as transparent as possible in releasing the findings.

On Tuesday, Democrats...

Downtown L.A. development is a focus of FBI corruption probe 14.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The rapid transformation of downtown Los Angeles’ skyline is being fueled in good measure by huge investments from Chinese companies eager to burnish their global brands and capitalize on L.A.’s real estate boom.

Now some of those projects have become a focus of federal agents seeking evidence...

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Top Democratic committee lawyers to consider subpoenaing Trump’s Russian translator from Putin meeting 14.1.2019 Raw Story

According to ABC News reporter Tara Palmeri, lawyers for the Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committees will meet Monday to discuss whether they’ll subpoena the translator from the Helsinki meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. ‏ “NEW: intel & foreign affairs committee law...

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Russia investigation could spark battle to learn Robert Mueller’s findings 12.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Only a few blocks from the National Mall, amid a cluster of nondescript buildings, more than a dozen prosecutors working for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III have followed an unusual routine as they toil away on the Russia investigation.

When they leave the office at night, they often wonder...

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Michael Cohen to give public testimony against Trump before Congress: CNN 11.1.2019 Raw Story

CNN’s Manu Raju announced Thursday that Michael Cohen, the former attorney to President Donald Trump will give public testimony to the House Oversight and Reform Committee in Congress on Feb. 7. “This is according to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the chairman of the committee releasing th...

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Showtime taps Gary Levine and Jana Winograde as entertainment co-presidents 10.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

CBS Corp.’s management overhaul continued Thursday with the elevation of two senior executives — Gary Levine and Jana Winograde — into the role of co-presidents of entertainment of Showtime Networks Inc.

In October, Showtime’s chief David Nevins was given a huge new portfolio, overseeing programming...

Line 3 fight brings PUC higher profile, lots of applicants 10.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission used to fly under the radar. But with the Line 3 pipeline debate and its role guiding the state to a cleaner energy future, the days of wonky obscurity are over.
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Qatari Lobbyists Received Millions Through Shadow Firm 8.1.2019 Mother Jones
Two lobbyists known for helping Qatar curry favor among allies of President Donald Trump received nearly $4 million from a mysterious PR firm that appears to be tied to the Qatari government—another indication that a shadow war in the Middle East has taken root in the DC swamp with little oversight. Nick Muzin and Joey […]
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Trump’s First Defense Secretary Was a “Mad Dog.” Will His Second Be a Lapdog? 7.1.2019 Mother Jones
Donald Trump’s bizarre, rambling performance during a Cabinet meeting last week received attention for all the obvious reasons, from his historically inaccurate interlude about the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan to this strange assertion: “I could be the most popular person in Europe.” The president’s words sparked 48 hours of fact checking and the usual mix […]
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‘It could be brutal’: House Democrats to issue slew of subpoenas for Trump and his Cabinet secretaries 7.1.2019 Raw Story

House Democrats are planning to issue a slew of subpoenas to investigate President Donald Trump, his administration, his business and his campaign — and things could get confusing. The newly seated majority intends to examine acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, former Interior Department he...

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Liz Cheney Ignores Bush Wars And Demands Dems 'Rebuild' Military After 'The Devastation Of The Obama Years' 7.1.2019 Crooks Liars
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the third-ranking House Republican, on Sunday cautioned Democrats not to cut military spending, and she suggested that President Barack Obama's administration had devastated the armed forces. During an interview on ABC News, Cheney argued that it would be the wrong time for Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) to trim the Pentagon's budget. "When I listen to my colleague, Congressman Smith, talk about what the Armed Services Committee is going to be focused on, I really do hope that he will not direct the committee to be focused simply on, you know, political attacks on President Trump," Cheney said. According to the daughter of the former vice president, the nation faces "too many challenges" to engage in partisan attacks. "It's certainly the role of the Armed Services Committee to conduct oversight," she admitted. "But as we do that, it is our role to make sure that the Defense Department is doing everything it needs to do to modernize." "I am certainly hopeful ...
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Ignoring Bush wars, Liz Cheney demands Dems ‘rebuild’ military because of ‘the devastation of the Obama years’ 6.1.2019 Raw Story

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the third-ranking House Republican, on Sunday cautioned Democrats not to cut military spending, and she suggested that President Barack Obama’s administration had devastated the armed forces. During an interview on ABC News, Cheney argued that it would be the wrong time...

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Trump Writes Sad Ballads as the New House Majority Arrives 3.1.2019 Truthout.com
What a perfectly ridiculous way to ring in a new year.

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What’s on MPR News – 1/3/18 3.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Here are the stories, topics, and guests you'll hear today if you listen to MPR News.
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What Fresh Hell in 2019? Your Guess Is as Good as Mine. 1.1.2019 Truthout.com
We have the power to tilt this sad, strange world ever so slightly on its axis.

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