Kushner Claims Russian Interference In 2016 Election Was Not ‘Impactful’

Kushner Claims Russian Interference In 2016 Election Was Not ‘Impactful’

Jared Kushner thinks the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election was more harmful to the U.S. than the interference itself. Speaking with Time White House correspondent Brian Bennett in an interview Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser characterized Russian efforts as little more than “a couple Facebook ads.” “The notion of…
Interior Department Watchdog Opens Ethics Probe Into 6 Agency Officials

Interior Department Watchdog Opens Ethics Probe Into 6 Agency Officials

The Interior Department’s internal watchdog has opened a formal investigation into alleged violations of federal ethics rules by six high-ranking agency officials who maintained close ties to former employers. Mary Kendall, the agency’s deputy inspector general, confirmed the probe in an April 18 letter to the Campaign Legal Center, the D.C.-based nonpartisan nonprofit that named the officials…
Netanyahu Wants Israel To Name New Town On Golan Heights After Trump

Netanyahu Wants Israel To Name New Town On Golan Heights After Trump

GOLAN HEIGHTS, April 23 (Reuters) - Israel said on Tuesday it would name a new community on the Golan Heights after U.S. President Donald Trump as an expression of gratitude for his recognition of its claim of sovereignty over the strategic plateau. Israel captured the Golan from Syria in a 1967 war and annexed it,…
Air Force Vet MJ Hegar Announces Bid To Unseat Texas Sen. John Cornyn

Air Force Vet MJ Hegar Announces Bid To Unseat Texas Sen. John Cornyn

Air Force veteran MJ Hegar ― a Texas Democrat who tried unsuccessfully to unseat Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) in 2018 ― has now set her sights higher, launching a campaign Tuesday morning to challenge three-term Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in 2020.  In a four-minute video posted to social media, Hegar said the momentum she built…
Elizabeth Warren On Sexism And Not Getting ‘Hillary’d’ In The 2020 Election

Elizabeth Warren On Sexism And Not Getting ‘Hillary’d’ In The 2020 Election

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) knows exactly how she’ll combat sexism in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary ― persistence.  During a Monday night town hall in New Hampshire, a student asked Warren how the presidential hopeful plans to not get “Hillary’d” ― a phrase the student used to refer to the onslaught of sexist attacks Hillary Clinton…
Protests Expected After Donald Trump Confirms U.K. State Visit

Protests Expected After Donald Trump Confirms U.K. State Visit

President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation for an official state visit to the United Kingdom in June, White House officials and their U.K. counterparts confirmed Tuesday. Trump is set to hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May while visiting from June 3 to June 5. Queen Elizabeth II is also expected to…
Pete Buttigieg Says Trump ‘Deserves Impeachment’

Pete Buttigieg Says Trump ‘Deserves Impeachment’

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, on Monday joined a growing group of Democratic 2020 presidential candidates saying that President Donald Trump should be impeached. “He’s made it pretty clear he deserves impeachment,” Buttigieg said during a CNN town hall event after host Anderson Cooper asked about the issue. Buttigieg stopped short of…
Trump’s Approval Rating Tumbles To Below 40% After Mueller Report In New Polls

Trump’s Approval Rating Tumbles To Below 40% After Mueller Report In New Polls

President Donald Trump’s approval rating plunged to below 40% after Thursday’s release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, according to two new polls.  A Reuters/Ipsos survey, conducted Thursday afternoon to Friday morning, found that Trump’s approval rating had dropped to 37% ― a decline of 3 percentage points from a similar poll…
Nancy Pelosi Blasts ‘Highly Unethical’ Trump, Won’t Rule Out Impeachment

Nancy Pelosi Blasts ‘Highly Unethical’ Trump, Won’t Rule Out Impeachment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a letter sent to Democrats on Monday acknowledged efforts to seek impeachment against President Donald Trump following special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, stating that whether Trump is criminally charged or not, he “engaged in highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior.” “As you know, last Thursday’s release of the redacted Mueller Report…
House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Donald McGahn As Part Of Its Investigation

House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Donald McGahn As Part Of Its Investigation

The House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena to former White House counsel Don McGahn on Monday as part of its investigation into President Donald Trump’s potential obstruction of justice in the Russia probe. In a subpoena signed by committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), lawmakers commanded McGahn to testify before the committee on May 21 and…

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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…