Ex-Chris Christie Aide Delivers Warning To Former Boss After Bridgegate Sentence

Ex-Chris Christie Aide Delivers Warning To Former Boss After Bridgegate Sentence

Bridget Anne Kelly, a former aide to then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, took swipes at her ex-boss on Wednesday, saying the “truth will be inescapable,” after she was resentenced to 13 months in federal prison for the so-called Bridgegate scandal. “The fact that I am here in place of others from the Christie administration and…
NRA Faces Internal Conflict Over Whether It Has Strayed Too Far From Its Roots

NRA Faces Internal Conflict Over Whether It Has Strayed Too Far From Its Roots

The National Rifle Association is used to battling forces that criticize its fiery and unbending efforts to protect gun rights. But as the group gathers for its annual convention this week, the NRA may be facing its toughest foe in decades: its own members. NRA insiders and longtime observers describe an organization at war with…
Progressive Group Blasts ‘Out-Of-Touch’ Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential Run

Progressive Group Blasts ‘Out-Of-Touch’ Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential Run

The progressive political action committee that helped elect Democratic firebrand Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Congress announced Thursday that it opposes former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 run for president. Justice Democrats, founded in January 2017 in response to President Donald Trump’s election, said it would support the Democratic nominee, but called Biden “out-of-touch with the center…
FBI, IRS Raid Baltimore Mayor’s Home And City Hall Office Amid ‘Healthy Holly’ Scandal

FBI, IRS Raid Baltimore Mayor’s Home And City Hall Office Amid ‘Healthy Holly’ Scandal

FBI and IRS agents raided the home and City Hall office of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (D) Thursday morning amid a corruption scandal involving questionable sales of her children’s books to companies with business ties to the city. An FBI spokesman confirmed that the agents had carried out search warrants. Agents could be seen at…
Elizabeth Warren Lays Out Plan To Combat Black Maternal Mortality

Elizabeth Warren Lays Out Plan To Combat Black Maternal Mortality

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out the problem of the disproportionately high rate of maternal mortality for black women in the United States and laid out a plan to address it Wednesday at a Houston forum for presidential candidates. “Measure the values that a country has by how it treats its mamas and its babies. And…
Florida House Approves Requiring People To Repay Criminal Fines And Fees Before They Can Vote

Florida House Approves Requiring People To Repay Criminal Fines And Fees Before They Can...

The Florida House approved a controversial measure Wednesday requiring people with felony convictions to repay all of the financial obligations ordered as part of their sentence before they can vote again. The legislation comes after Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in November to repeal the state’s lifetime voting ban for people with felony…
Trump’s Republican Opponent Says The President Would Resign If He Was A Patriot

Trump’s Republican Opponent Says The President Would Resign If He Was A Patriot

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, who is challenging Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary, is calling on the president to resign in light of the recently released Robert Mueller report. An outspoken critic of Trump, Weld offered an even stronger rebuke in an op-ed for The Bulwark, a conservative political commentary site, published Wednesday. “If Donald Trump…
Texas Executes John William King For 1998 Dragging Death of James Byrd Jr.

Texas Executes John William King For 1998 Dragging Death of James Byrd Jr.

The state of Texas on Wednesday executed a white supremacist convicted of leading the grisly killing of James Byrd Jr., a black man who was targeted in one of the most gruesome hate crimes in recent U.S. history. John William King, 44, was executed by lethal injection shortly after 7:00 p.m. local time at the…
Trump Administration Looks To Defy Tax Disclosure Law

Trump Administration Looks To Defy Tax Disclosure Law

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump’s administration is not abiding Democratic requests for Trump’s tax returns under a federal tax disclosure law that gives Congress the power to request copies of anyone’s tax information. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said his department would provide a final answer by May 6 but strongly suggested that answer will be no. …
Rep. Steve King, Longtime White Supremacist, Compares Himself To Jesus

Rep. Steve King, Longtime White Supremacist, Compares Himself To Jesus

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Tuesday said he gained “better insight” into the persecution of Jesus after his congressional colleagues considered censuring him earlier this year for questioning the offensiveness of white nationalism. King made the statement during a town hall at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee, Iowa, after a woman told him…

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Trump leaves Pentagon power vacuum

Trump leaves Pentagon power vacuum

The problem is most acute in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is one of eight such unconfirmed officials out of 24 | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo Defense The large number of acting officials has slowed decisions, handicapped the department in policy disputes, and unduly empowered the White House,…
Suspected Sri Lanka Ringleader Preached Slaughter. Many at Home Dismissed Him.

Suspected Sri Lanka Ringleader Preached Slaughter. Many at Home Dismissed Him.

Whether Mr. Zaharan found the Islamic State or the Islamic State found him, they seemed inextricably drawn to each other. In other places, like Indonesia and the Philippines, the Islamic State has been adept at taking Islamic radicals with local grievances and enlisting them in the global slipstream of terror. By 2017, Mr. Zaharan and…
As Democrats Agonize, G.O.P. Is at Peace With Doing Nothing on Mueller’s Findings

As Democrats Agonize, G.O.P. Is at Peace With Doing Nothing on Mueller’s Findings

“I’m all good. I’m done with the Mueller report,” Mr. Graham, Republican of South Carolina, told CNN this week. That sense of finality was echoed by Republican senators who are considerably less inclined to take Mr. Trump’s side, including Mr. Portman, Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri and Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who in private…