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Trump not interfering with probe, won't fire Mueller: lawyer to CNN

REUTERS POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:45
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will not interfere with the investigation by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller or try to fire the former FBI director, Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow said on Monday after the indictment of Trump campaign aides.

John A. Boehner is living his best life since retirement

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:42
Two years after he left Congress, former House speaker John A. Boehner is freely speaking his mind. Here is what he had to say about some of his former colleagues.

Fusion GPS's ties to Clinton campaign, Russia investigation: What to know

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:40
Fusion GPS, the firm behind the controversial dossier of allegations about President Trump’s connections to Russia, was – at least in part – hired by a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

Manafort indicted; ex-Trump aide pleads in Russia probe

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election revealed its first targets Monday, with a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump admitting he lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russians. Separately, Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former Manafort business associate were indicted on felony charges of conspiracy against the United States and other counts. 2017-10-30T09:14:00-04:00 2017-10-30T13:14:29-04:00

Donald Trump's approval rating hits another new low

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:31

President Trump's approval rating hit a new low Sunday, as the president fired off a series of tweets slamming investigators for not looking into Democrats' ties to Russia.

The Gallup survey shows 33 percent approve of Mr. Trump's performance as president while a whopping 62 percent disapprove. Mr. Trump's ...

Brother of Clinton campaign chair steps down from lobbying firm amid reports of scrutiny from special counsel

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:29
Tony Podesta, founder of the Podesta Group and brother of former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, is resigning from his lobbying company.

Judge blocks enforcement of Trump's transgender military ban

CNN POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:27
A federal judge in Washington blocked the Trump administration Monday from enforcing parts of its transgender military ban.

AP sources: Education Dept. could scale back help on loans

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama administration's policy of erasing that debt. 2017-10-30T09:14:00-04:00 2017-10-30T13:14:00-04:00

Former Trump campaign manager indicted in Russia probe, ex-aide guilty

REUTERS POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:18
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, surrendered to the FBI on Monday and another ex-aide pleaded guilty to lying to agents in the most serious steps yet of a federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

How the feds say Paul Manafort spent his millions

CNN POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:15
Paul Manafort allegedly spent $18 million in illicit overseas wealth on a lavish lifestyle in the United States, according to a newly released federal indictment.

Chinese ambassador responds to Trump's trade complaints: 'Look in the mirror'

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:08
Ambassador Cui Tiankai also urged the United States to do more to pursue a “negotiated solution” on North Korea.

Latino Victory Fund: 'American Nightmare' | Campaign 2017

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:08
Latino Victory Fund, a Democratic group on released a video ad featuring a pickup truck flying a Confederate flag and sporting a bumper sticker for Republican Ed Gillespie chasing a group of minority children.

Tillerson, Mattis testify about war powers authority after US soldiers killed in Niger

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:08
Trump Cabinet members Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis will face questions Monday on Capitol Hill about the administration's authority to use military force overseas, in the aftermath of four U.S. soldiers being killed earlier this month in Niger.

DC court bars Trump from reversing transgender troops policy

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court in Washington is barring President Donald Trump from changing the government's policy on military service by transgender people. 2017-10-30T09:01:00-04:00 2017-10-30T13:01:41-04:00

Why George Papadopoulos' guilty plea is a much bigger problem for Trump than the Manafort indictment

CNN POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:01
Even as President Trump was on Twitter insisting that the indictment of former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was meaningless because it involved activities unrelated to Trump or the campaign came news that former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos had pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with, wait for it, Russia.

The Latest: Spacey slammed for timing of coming out as gay

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 17:53

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on sexual harassment allegations that have rocked the entertainment and media industries (all times local):

12:45 p.m.

Kevin Spacey's statement of regret after being accused of trying to seduce former child actor Anthony Rapp has kicked up a backlash.

The two-time Oscar winner apologized ...

Who is George Papadopoulos?

CNN POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 17:52
Former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos' guilty plea for making a false statement to the FBI brings the conversation surrounding Justice Department Robert Mueller's probe into actions taken during the campaign.

Bob Menendez formally denied mistrial; defense expected to rest this week

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 17:47

Sen. Robert Menendez was formally denied a mistrial Monday by the judge presiding over his case, The Associated Press reported.

Attorneys for Mr. Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, and his longtime friend Salomon Melgen put forward a motion over the weekend arguing Judge William Walls has weakened their case by ...

Bercow statement on Westminster harassment and bullying

BBC POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 17:40
Speaker John Bercow's statement on "recent disturbing allegations about a culture of sexual harassment at Westminster".

Jury selection begins in New Mexico corruption trial

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 17:40

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Jury selection has begun in the trial of former state Sen. Phil Griego on corruption charges tied to the sale of a state building in 2014.

Scores of potential jurors arrived Monday at a state district courthouse in Santa Fe as Attorney General Hector Balderas ...

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