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A US bankruptcy court judge on Tuesday ordered the law firm of Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti to pay a $10 million judgment to an attorney who once worked for the firm, according to court documents.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening keynoted a pro-life gala, touting his administration's policies aimed at ending taxpayer support of abortion.
President Trump urged pro-life supporters to keep control of Congress in the hands of Republicans this November by voting “for life.”...more
A political newcomer knocked off Lexington Mayor Jim Gray -- a prized Democratic recruit and major figure in Kentucky politics -- in a primary for a US House seat Tuesday.
A New York taxi kingpin and business partner of President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen has agreed to cooperate with the government, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
The rumors of House Speaker Paul Ryan's looming demise are exaggerated -- at least according to the very members who would be responsible for throwing him out earlier than his planned January departure.
Democrats will take a step toward settling several intra-party fights with Tuesday's primaries in Georgia, Kentucky, Texas and Arkansas.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said she used President Donald Trump's unpredictability to get the Chinese to back tougher international sanctions on North Korea.
A federal court ruled against a Virginia school district on Tuesday, holding that federal law protects a transgender student who sought to use the boys' bathroom at his school.
It's easy amid the absolute avalanche of news that the Trump White House creates on a daily basis to lose sight of the forest through the trees. And it's true that the media coverage of President Donald Trump at times makes everything seems like a Really Big Deal when, sometimes, it's just a big deal or just a plain old deal.
A law firm managed by Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing adult-film star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump and his personal attorney, was ordered to pay $10 million Tuesday to a lawyer who claimed that the firm had misstated its profits and that he was owed millions....more
A small sinkhole has begun to form on the north lawn of the White House this past week, and a reporter has been tracking its progression....more
A longtime business partner of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has pleaded guilty to tax fraud in a deal that requires him to cooperate in any ongoing investigations....more
A Republican congressional candidate is facing a backlash after saying that Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida in the wake of Hurricane Maria last year should not be able to register to vote in the state.
Donald Trump's legal team is trying to narrow the scope of the President's potential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller to questions on Russia-related matters that occurred before Trump's election, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
A Republican U.S. congressional candidate is facing backlash after a video surfaced of him saying Puerto Ricans shouldn’t be allowed to vote in Florida....more
President Donald Trump is all in on pushing the idea, accurate or not, that the FBI may have inserted a spy into his campaign.
The New York legislature on Tuesday appointed Barbara Underwood to replace disgraced Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in the wake of his sudden resignation earlier this month over allegations of abuse....more
President Donald Trump hopes to gain clarity on North Korea's nuclear intentions when he meets Tuesday with his South Korean counterpart, who arrived in Washington seeking to shore up confidence ahead of June's summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un.
President Donald Trump accentuated his fury Tuesday at the notion an FBI source may have provided information about his campaign, declaring such a scenario would amount to an unprecedented scandal.
Jim Treacher, PJ Media
I'm trying to remember a failed presidential candidate before now who made a second career out of whining about losing an election....more
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday that House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes and Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy will meet with senior Justice Department, FBI and intelligence officials on Thursday about the lawmakers' document request related to a confidential intelligence source.
Natalie Hopkinson, HuffPost
First, the gentrifiers moved in next door. Now, they're wasting my tax dollars calling the police on their neighbors....more
On Monday afternoon at 4 p.m., Michael Flynn Jr. tweeted this: "You're all going down. You know who you are. Mark my word...."
After more than two decades of development and testing, Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet has made its combat debut.
These are the cities and counties that have supported the Trump administration's efforts to combat California's so-called sanctuary laws....more
Joe Garofoli, SFC
All that talk of a Democratic blue wave sweeping congressional races in California could be for naught if a new poll is on target: It shows President Trump’s approval rating surging to 50 percent in Orange County, site of four tight races that could determine if Republicans hold the House....more
It’s primary day in Georgia, and Republican voters several candidates to choose from when selecting who will become their Republican gubernatorial nominee in the fall....more
Noah Feldman, Bloomberg
The political and legal divides over workers' class-action lawsuit were predictable....more
Ned Ryun, The Hill
We’re still two years away from real heat of the 2020 presidential campaign, but it might be time for the mainstream media to start filing in-kind contributions to the Trump 2020 reelection campaign....more
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., NBC News
This country should be more than a refuge for the rich to dominate everybody else....more
Jonathan Schanzer, NY Post
In his first major speech as secretary of state — a searing 20-minute stemwinder — Mike Pompeo on Monday laid out the new US strategy toward Iran, following President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement....more
YJ Fischer, CNN
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's recent threat to pull out of the upcoming summit with President Donald Trump appears to be a ploy to take advantage of Trump's main weakness as a negotiator: He often makes major concessions without securing anything of significance in exchange....more
As tensions between the U.S. and North Korea escalated, President Trump’s tough rhetoric and warnings increased....more
The FBI and Department of Justice will brief lawmakers later this week on classified material relating to the FBI’s actions during the 2016 campaign, the White House announced Tuesday, after revelations that an FBI informant had contacts with members of the Trump campaign....more
Sharyl Attkisson
Newly-examined emails among high-ranking U.S. intel officials at the time—including then-Director James Comey and his chief of staff James Rybicki—reference a “sensitive matter team.”...more
Woodruff & Siegel, Daily Beast
‘You can’t overstate how critical it is that people who have information trust us to protect them,’ said a federal prosecutor, adding that Trump is working to break that trust....more
James Robbins, USA Today
The FBI surveilled Trump's campaign. Only the motive and who gave the orders remains a mystery, but it won't remain for long....more
Voters are voting! Four states -- Georgia, Texas, Arkansas and Kentucky -- are holding primaries and runoffs today. And when that happens, me and CNN election big brain Harry Enten talk. Well, really, we email. (We both dislike in-person communication.)
Former President Jimmy Carter says President Donald Trump has a shot at winning the Nobel Peace Prize if he's able to work out a significant peace deal on the Korean Peninsula.
Norah O'Donnell, 60 Minutes
How a company with a blood-testing machine that could never perform as touted went from billion-dollar baby to complete bust....more
Steve Cortes, RealClearPolitics
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein must be feeling the heat....more
Ken Auletta, The New Yorker
Once, Mad Men ruled advertising. They’ve now been eclipsed by Math Men—the engineers and data scientists whose province is machines, algorithms, pureed data, and artificial intelligence....more
Jules Witcover, Baltimore Sun
As Mr. Mueller takes his time building a possible case of obstruction of justice against the president, Messrs. Trump and Giuliani are constructing a diversionary smokescreen of an FBI gone rogue....more
Brian Carney, RealClearInvestigations
Eric Greitens was a novice political outsider when he won the Missouri governor’s race in November 2016, vowing to show the Show Me State a drained swamp....more
Steve Israel, The Hill
Friday morning’s shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas exposes us to the latest “breaking news” alerts on our televisions, smartphones and tablets....more
Dennis Prager, Investor's Business Daily
If you want to understand the moral sickness at the heart of leftism, read the first paragraph of the most recent column by Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne....more
John Nichols, The Nation
Party leaders need to make clear that impeachment is always valid when there is evidence of presidential wrongdoing, cover-ups, and corruption of justice....more
E.J. Dionne, Washington Post
It's never right to call other human beings "animals." It's not something we should even have to debate...more
Laura Barron-Lopez, Washington Examiner
It’s January 2019 and President Trump is entering his third year in office. Nancy Pelosi is speaker of the House again and one of the first items on the agenda is oversight....more
Sen. Schumer & Rep. Pelosi, USA Today
Democrats would invest in teacher pay, modern classrooms, special ed and low-income schools, and pay for it all. We'd also protect collective bargaining....more
Andrew McCarthy, NRO
It’s not improper political interference for the chief executive to direct that evidence of executive-branch misconduct be probed....more
It's become a numbing Washington ritual. Donald Trump shatters a traditional boundary on the exercise of presidential power. Or he uses inflammatory language that stirs racial animosities. Or he's hit by new revelations in the overlapping investigations into his campaign's contacts with foreign governments in 2016 and his own tangled financial and personal affairs before the presidency.
Paul Callan, CNN
Early Sunday afternoon President Donald Trump elevated Twitter to a virtual Cabinet position in his administration. He used it, rather than the attorney general, to order a possible criminal investigation of a counterintelligence operation conducted by the Department of Justice and the FBI....more
George Neumayr, American Spectator
As Trump won primary after primary in 2016, a rattled John Brennan started claiming to colleagues at the CIA that Estonia’s intelligence agency had alerted him to an intercepted phone call suggesting Putin was pouring money into the Trump campaign....more
Eugene Robinson, Washington Post
Stop waiting for the constitutional crisis that President Trump is sure to provoke. It’s here....more
Donald Trump won the White House by flouting political norms and is determined to break the mold of the presidency.
Corey Robin, NBC News
Republicans no longer forge strong majorities, instead taking refuge in the least democratic branches of government like the courts....more
Walter Williams, Townhall
In the aftermath of the Kanye West dust-up, my heart goes out to the white people who control the Democratic Party....more
Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea that it could end up like Libya if it fails to make a nuclear deal with the United States.
Three months before the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump Jr. met with a small group of people at Trump Tower in New York, including an emissary for two Arab princes and an Israeli social media specialist, who offered assistance to the Trump campaign, The New York Times reported on Saturday, citing several people with knowledge of the encounters.
Administration aides have grown increasingly skeptical the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will come to fruition amid harsh rhetoric from Pyongyang and concerns over the meeting's agenda, officials and other people familiar with the matter said.
A loose and informal group of Trump advisers outside the White House, some of whom think the President is being ill served by White House chief of staff John Kelly and White House counsel Don McGahn, have been aggressively campaigning to attack Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as part of a "deep state" plot against the President. The campaign has focused on pressing Trump-friendly media and the President himself to push Rosenstein to reveal details about the investigation that both the Justice Department and FBI do not want disclosed.
The US will aim to "crush" Iran with economic and military pressure unless it changes its behavior in the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.