Month: August 2018

One of John McCain’s former captors in Vietnam offered his condolences to the former senator’s family and praised his resilience, the Viet Nam News reported on Sunday. Col. Tran Trong Duyet, who ran Hoa Lo Prison while McCain was held there for nearly six years, told the paper that he grew to admire him during the
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The late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was one of the best-known and best-liked politicians of his political era, Gallup tracking reported Sunday. In an analysis of Americans’ views of the Arizona Republican from 1999 through 2017, his favorable rating stood above 50 percent most of the time, Gallup reported. Since his second presidential run in 2007-2008,
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Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski “knew Michael [Cohen] was going to become a problem,” which is why he “warned everybody” Cohen “was not somebody who we wanted at the campaign.” “I didn’t like to work with Michael,” Lewandowski told “Fox News Sunday.” “I didn’t like to interact with Michael, and that’s why he had
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John McCain was a “giant of our time” and “will always be listed among freedom’s most gallant and faithful servants,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., tweeted Saturday night following the former Senator’s death. Many lawmakers and celebrities reacted on Twitter Saturday night following McCain’s passing. The 81-year-old was a naval bomber pilot, prisoner of war and conservative maverick
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On his nationally syndicated radio program host Rush Limbaugh said special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation “cannot have any credibility” if it continues to ignore Hillary’s misdeeds while going after President Donald Trump. The man behind the “Golden EIB microphone” told his audience Wednesday that the Mueller “investigation is absent of all credibility” because
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President Donald Trump’s actions in the months after his meeting with Kim Jong Un are causing anxiety among South Koreans, who fear he’ll walk away from dealing with North Korea on nuclear weapons, Politico reports. South Koreans are saying they think Trump was seeking a “trophy” by meeting with North Korea’s Kim, but won’t be
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Rudy Giuliani on Saturday tweeted that he and President Donald Trump are prepared to admit that special counsel Robert Mueller was “fair” in his investigation into alleged collusion by the president’s campaign. Mueller’s report into allegations of obstruction and collusion by Trump’s campaign is forthcoming, and when that proves the president did nothing wrong, “we
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A former Indiana resident has been charged with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State (ISIS) according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana. Samantha Marie Elhassani, aka Samantha Sally, 32, formerly of Elkhart, Indiana, was charged on Aug. 22, in a two-count indictment with conspiring to provide material support to
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President Donald Trump early Saturday attacked the “fake news media” over reports about whether former attorney Michael Cohen actually knew what the president knew about the Trump Tower meeting with Russians in June 2016. “Michaels (SIC) Cohen’s attorney clarified the record, saying his client does not know if President Trump knew about the Trump Tower
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It would be a “grave mistake” for President Donald Trump to pardon his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, after his conviction for bank and tax fraud, a trial juror, who describes herself as a supporter of the president’s, said Friday. “Justice,” she told CNN’s Anderson Cooper, when he asked juror Paula Duncan why she felt
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Impeaching President Donald Trump would be a “bad idea,” former National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden said in an interview airing Friday. “If President Trump is somehow forced to leave office before the end of his first term, one-third of America will believe it was a soft coup conducted by people, well frankly like everybody
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President Donald Trump Friday slammed the media for its coverage of the death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, saying that coverage of her story has slowed down once it was reported her accused killer was in the United States illegally. “They charged an illegal alien in the murder of a college student Mollie Tibbetts
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  by Molly Prince Top Democrats running in Texas elections are calling for the decriminalization of illegally crossing the United States border. While campaigning in south Texas, Rep. Robert O’Rourke who is running against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate, declared that illegal entry should not be a criminal matter. “These asylum seekers — penniless, at
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  by Neetu Chandak President Donald Trump’s strict immigration policies are deterring Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S., and many are now choosing to seek refuge in Mexico. “Trump has created a policy of being unwelcome,” Hiram Villarreal of Casa de Refugiados, a Mexico City-based organization that helps migrants, told the Washington Blade.
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The decision to grant immunity to longtime Trump organization Chief Finance Officer Allen Weisselberg as part of an investigation into Michael Cohen could lead to the organization’s “downfall,” former Watergate assistant special prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks commented Friday. “With Weisselberg, there could be so many more crimes uncovered,” Wine-Banks told MSNBC, just after news broke about
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  by Henry Rodgers Nineteen foreign nationals were indicted after it was discovered they had illegally voted in the 2016 presidential election, The Department of Justice announced Friday. Of the 19, nine illegally claimed they were U.S. citizens in order to vote. The foreign nationals charged were citizens from El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Nigeria, Dominican Republic, Philippines, Grenada, Guyana, Japan,
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Opposition to the criminal justice reform proposals that the Senate is now considering, which promise significant public safety gains, continues to miss the mark. Last week, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., wrote an editorial in The Wall Street Journal expressing his strong opposition to some modest sentencing reform proposals that have been offered by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa,
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Social Security takes a whopping 12.4 percent of American workers’ paychecks, but a new backgrounder by The Heritage Foundation shows that workers are getting a bad deal from the program. Despite its popularity, Social Security typically provides very low—and in many cases, negative—rates of return. Although the program provided high returns and windfall benefits to its earliest
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Back in July, some Senate Democrats started demanding that the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh be delayed until after the Mueller investigation is finished. None of them, however, explained the connection between the two. Now, after Michael Cohen’s guilty plea and Paul Manafort’s conviction stemming from the Mueller investigation, they are at
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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is continuing to produce tangible benefits for Americans, growing the U.S. economy and making it more competitive for business investment and job creation. Wages are rising, unemployment rates are declining, and there is more money in taxpayers’ pockets. The larger economy materializes as significantly higher take-home pay for the typical American. According to
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