FBI faces new hurdle in election interference fight: Donald Trump

The president's comments have placed FBI Director Christopher Wray in a position where he might have to either publicly chastise the president and risk getting fired, or resign in protest. | Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call elections Trump's willingness to accept foreign assistance has essentially invited overseas spies to meddle with 2020 presidential campaigns, undoing months…

Big businesses paying even less than expected under GOP tax law

The drop in tax payments comes even as some Republicans, such as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, have claimed that the law will pay for itself. | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images finance & tax Though profits remain up and the economy is strong, total corporate taxes are at the lowest levels seen in more than 50 years.…

Sarah Sanders to leave White House

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will leave the White House, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is departing at the end of the month, President Donald Trump announced on Thursday. Trump said Sanders will be returning to her home state of Arkansas,…

Attention-seeking Bernie bashers unload on socialism

John Hickenlooper was booed after telling a convention of liberal activists that “socialism is not the answer” to beating the president — but for candidates polling around 1 percent, negative attention is still attention. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Michael Bennet stood and applauded when President Donald Trump declared in his State of the Union address…

Federal agency recommends that Kellyanne Conway be removed from service over Hatch Act

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel said Kellyanne Conway violated the law numerous times by criticizing Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media. | Evan Vucci/AP photo White House It is the first time the office has made such a recommendation for a White House official.…

Republicans flee from Trump’s foreign interference remarks

“I would not trust information coming from another country. I wouldn’t do it,” Sen. Joni Ernst said on Thursday, daylight between herself and President Donald Trump. | Pete Marovich/Getty Images Congress GOP senators vowed they would immediately turn to the FBI if approached with foreign dirt. Senate Republicans are moving swiftly to distance themselves from…

Dems appalled by Trump’s comment but hold firm against impeachment

“It doesn’t move me any closer to anything,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn said about President Trump's recent comments on foreign election assistance. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Congress Trump this week told ABC News that he'd consider using opposition research from a foreign government. “Atrocious.” “Unbelievable.” “Wildly ridiculous.” “Unpatriotic.” House Democrats left a Thursday caucus…
Beto knocks Biden: ‘We cannot return to the past’

Beto knocks Biden: ‘We cannot return to the past’

Asked whether he thought former vice president Joe Biden would be a return to the past, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke answered bluntly: "He is. And that cannot be who we are going forward." | Scott Olson/Getty Images Beto O’Rourke took a swipe at Joe Biden on Thursday, saying the former vice president’s nomination would…
‘There’s China and there’s everything else:’ Trump’s trade wars scramble domestic political fights

‘There’s China and there’s everything else:’ Trump’s trade wars scramble domestic political fights

President Donald Trump’s campaign believes he can beat the Democratic field by standing up as the fiercest defender of American interests against China. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo global translations Trump has pushed Republicans away from their long-held positions on free trade. President Donald Trump’s multi-front trade war on the global stage has opened two distinct…
‘I think I’d take it’: Trump says he might not report foreign help to FBI in 2020

‘I think I’d take it’: Trump says he might not report foreign help to...

Shawn Thew/Pool via Bloomberg white house The president, in an ABC interview, also said that “there’s nothing wrong with listening.” President Donald Trump says he might not report to the FBI any election help offered by a foreign source in the 2020 election cycle. In an excerpt from an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos…

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