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The case for taking the Trump-Stormy Daniels affair saga seriously 20.1.2018 Washington Post
The case for taking the Trump-Stormy Daniels affair saga seriously
Is the FBI’s Latest Probe of the Clinton Foundation a ‘Witch Hunt’ – or Something More? 20.1.2018 The Wire

The foundation initially seemed well-suited for cleaning up Bill Clinton's legacy after the Monica Lewinsky scandal's ugliness. That's no longer true.

The post Is the FBI’s Latest Probe of the Clinton Foundation a ‘Witch Hunt’ – or Something More? appeared first on The Wire.

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Executive privilege, a flashpoint since George Washington, now roils Russia investigation 20.1.2018 LA Times: Nation

There’s no mention of executive privilege in the Constitution. Nor was it discussed at the Constitutional Convention, when delegates gathered in Philadelphia in 1787 to draft the country’s bedrock governing principles.

But executive privilege — the president’s right to keep some communications...

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Honduran congressman indicted in US for drug trafficking 20.1.2018 Washington Post: World
A Honduran legislator has been charged in a U.S. federal court with participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy and related weapons offenses.
Prosecutors say they will retry New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez 20.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Justice Department will retry Sen. Robert Menendez in bribery case 20.1.2018 Washington Post
A judge in November had declared a mistrial after a jury said it was deadlocked. The New Jersey Democrat had faced 18 counts for allegedly using his office improperly to benefit a political donor, which the defense described as an attempt to criminalize a friendship.
Russians under every rock 19.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Russians under every rock
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Channeling conspiracy theory, congressman says Las Vegas attack linked to 'possible terrorist nexus' 19.1.2018 Washington Post
Channeling conspiracy theory, congressman says Las Vegas attack linked to 'possible terrorist nexus'
The Russia scandal just got bigger. And Republicans are trying to prevent an accounting. 19.1.2018 Washington Post
The Russia scandal just got bigger. And Republicans are trying to prevent an accounting.
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Porn star Stormy Daniels's brief political career as a U.S. Senate contender 18.1.2018 Washington Post
Porn star Stormy Daniels's brief political career as a U.S. Senate contender
Dems Lend Trump a Helping Hand on Warrantless Surveillance of Americans: 'BradCast' 1/17/2018 18.1.2018 BradBlog
On today's BradCast: Donald Trump and his Great American Shitshow continues today, though he has now received a very helpful hand from Congressional Democrats, for reasons that may beggar the imagination. [Audio link to show is posted below.] First up today, a quick word on the allegations regarding $130k in hush ...
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Two Republican Senators Rebuke Trump For His Attacks On The Press 18.1.2018 Outside the Beltway
Two Republicans spoke out today against the President's war on the news media, but don't expect their colleagues to follow suit.
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Yes, Congress is broken. But earmarks will only make it worse. 18.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Republicans took a step forward by eliminating earmarks. Let’s not go backward.
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Jason Westin: 'Jason Westin for Congress' |Campaign 2018 18.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Dr. Jason Westin, a cancer doctor and researcher, launched a campaign for Congress with this ad in 2018.
Bank regulator hasn't followed up on its own Wells Fargo recommendations, Democrats allege 18.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Democratic members of the Senate Banking Committee say a key bank regulator has failed to make necessary changes in the wake of the unauthorized accounts scandal at Wells Fargo & Co.

In a letter sent Wednesday to Joseph Otting, who was sworn in as the nation’s comptroller of the currency in November,...

Senate Banking Committee votes in favor of Jerome Powell for Federal Reserve Chair 17.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
On Jan. 17, 2018, the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee voted in favor of Jerome “Jay” Powell, President Trump's nominee to be the next chair of the Federal Reserve. The nomination will go to the full Senate for confirmation.
Mr. President, stop attacking the press 17.1.2018 Washington Post
Mr. President, stop attacking the press
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Senators react: DACA deal, Trump’s comments and a possible shutdown 17.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Senators from both parties commented on a variety pressing issues on Jan. 16.
Chelsea E. Manning: 'We got this'|Campaign 2018 16.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Chelsea E. Manning tweeted a video on Jan. 14 indicating her intention to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland as a Democrat.
Trump’s embrace of earmarks spurs push for congressional revival 16.1.2018 Washington Post
Frustration from Republican lawmakers who want to exert power over federal spending on pet projects in their own districts is fueling a major push to restore earmarks seven years after they were abolished in the House.
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