Maryland Gov. Hogan leans into GOP law enforcement split with digital ad on crime
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who has been toying with a possible White House bid, is jumping into the Republican divide on law enforcement with a new digital ad touting his proposal to crack down on crime and “lawlessness."news.yahoo.com
Weisselberg to plead guilty in Trump tax case: report
The Trump Organization’s chief financial officer is coming close to reaching a plea deal in a case investigating whether he funneled off-the-books income to himself and other executives at the company, but the potential deal reportedly does not bring prosecutors any closer to their main target: former President Trump. The New York Times reported Monday,…news.yahoo.com
Former Nixon attorney says Trump’s media supporters will have ‘egg all over their face’ when probe ends
John Dean, former President Richard Nixon’s White House counsel, predicted on Sunday that media supporters of former President Trump will have a “egg all over their face” when the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) investigation into matters involving classified documents comes to an eventual end. During an appearance on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” host Brian Stelter asked Dean…news.yahoo.com
Former Afghan president agrees Trump’s deal with Taliban on US withdrawal was a disaster
Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani agreed on Sunday that the Trump’s administration’s deal with the Taliban that intended to lead to the U.S. withdrawing troops from the country was a disaster. During an appearance on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” Ghani told host Fareed Zakaria that he was critical of the Afghan government being excluded from…news.yahoo.com
Fox News' Steve Doocy to House GOP Chair Stefanik on nuclear documents reporting: "That's kind of a big deal!"
Fox News' Steve Doocy said to House GOP Chair Stefanik that reports the FBI were seeking to retrieve classified nuclear documents from Mar-a-Lago is: "kind of a big deal!". President Trump overnight said that he encouraged the judge who authorized the search to release both the warrant and the list of items sought in the search.news.yahoo.com
Women – A Force of Reckoning
By John Johnson IIWomen throughout history have proven that they’ve had to become a force of reckoning. As an undeterred force of reckoning, it took women one hundred years to win the right to vote (1920). Once again during the 21st Century, with the overturn of Roe v. Wade, women are having to prove that they’re a force of reckoning. It should leave little doubt that America’s democracy remains a viable “republic,” due in part because women have continued to establish a role as a force of reckoning against voter suppression. Women, as a force of reckoning, must now turn their attention not only to the upcoming midterm elections, but to the 2024 presidential election as well.thewestsidegazette.com
Trump FBI raid: Healthy democracies often investigate former leaders
Republican pearl-clutching over the FBI raid on former president Donald Trump’s private golf club residence ignores that it is absolutely normal for healthy democracies to investigate, convict and sometimes jail their former leaders.washingtonpost.com
Black family in Missouri says racism led to pool party cancellation
The Evans family says racism prompted officials at a suburban Kansas City water park to cancel a private pool party for their 17-year-old son's birthday on Saturday. Summit Waves Aquatic Facility reportedly canceled the reservation once several of the family members arrived, and didn't give a reason.news.yahoo.com
Chris Christie labels FBI search of Trump home ‘fair game’
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Tuesday called the FBI’s execution of a search warrant at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida “fair game,” adding that he hopes more information about the cause of the search will be revealed soon. The FBI entered the Palm Beach property on Monday after securing a…news.yahoo.com
FBI search at Trump Mar-a-Lago estate one of several probes
The FBI search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate marked a dramatic and unprecedented escalation of the law enforcement scrutiny of the former president, but the Florida operation was just one part of one investigation related to Trump and his time in office.
Johnson steps on political land mine with Social Security, Medicare comments
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), a stalwart Senate ally of former President Trump, is facing fresh uncertainty in his race for reelection after telling a podcast last week that Social Security and Medicare should be classified as discretionary spending, with Congress authorized to set their budgets every year. Johnson had been cruising to reelection in…news.yahoo.com
McCarthy threatens to probe Garland after Trump FBI raid
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) promised on Monday that if Republicans take back the House after November’s midterm elections, he will have them investigate the Department of Justice, singling out Attorney General Merrick Garland to “clear your calendar.” “I’ve seen enough. The Department of Justice has reached an intolerable state of weaponized politicization,” McCarthy…news.yahoo.com
McConnell gets win on Trump in NATO vote
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) clinched a victory on Wednesday when the Senate — including 48 of the chamber’s 50 Republicans — voted overwhelmingly to admit Finland and Sweden to NATO. The resolution, which cleared the chamber in a bipartisan 95-1 vote, was a top priority for the Republican leader, who wanted to send a signal…news.yahoo.com
Jan. 6 panel's 1,000 witnesses: From Trump aides to rioters
The House Jan. 6 panel has interviewed more than 1,000 people who were directly or indirectly involved in the U.S. Capitol insurrection as it's probed the violent attack and former President Donald Trump’s unprecedented efforts to overturn his election defeat.
Accounting firm: Trump financial statements aren't reliable
The accounting firm that prepared former President Donald Trump’s annual financial statements says the documents, used to secure lucrative loans and burnish Trump’s image as a wealthy businessman, “should no longer be relied upon” after investigators said they found evidence he and his company regularly misstated the value of assets.
Kellyanne Conway memoir 'Here's the Deal' coming out May 24
Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has a memoir out May 24: “Here’s the Deal” is billed by her publisher as a look beyond the headlines of the Trump administration and her family life, including her husband and prominent Trump detractor, George Conway.
2 Iranians charged with threatening US voters in 2020
Two suspected Iranian computer hackers have been charged in a broad campaign of election interference aimed at intimidating American voters during last year’s presidential race and undermining confidence that the results of the contest could be trusted.
US House votes to ease entry process for Afghan interpreters
The U.S. House of Representatives has easily passed legislation that would make it easier for Afghans who worked for the American military or NATO to relocate to the U.S. The bill, which drew bipartisan support, eliminates a requirement that special visa applicants get a medical exam before they leave Afghanistan.