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AP FACT CHECK: Trump offers skewed view of farm trade

Saturday  01:21,   21 july 2018
ap.org

President Donald Trump is promoting a lopsided view of agricultural trade as he assails "bad (terrible) Trade Deals with other countries." Agriculture is actually a strong point for U.S. commerce.A look at his tweet Friday:TRUMP:[...]
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Mueller's team wants to talk to me, says Manhattan Madam

Saturday  01:15,   21 july 2018
nbcnews

Kristin Davis said she thinks she's been contacted because she has done political work for former Trump adviser Roger Stone.The "Manhattan Madam" who boasted of providing prostitutes to New York City's rich and famous, including Gov. Eliot[...]

Russian operatives blasted 18,000 tweets ahead of a huge news day during the 2016 presidential campaign. Did they know what was coming?

Saturday  00:10,   21 july 2018
msn

The largest collection of Russian disinformation tweets reveals a strange surge on Oct. 6, the day before Wikileaks first released the emails stolen from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. This has fueled a mystery: What were the trolls up to?[...]

Poll: Half of Americans Think Trump Acted ‘Treasonous’ in Helsinki

Friday  06:21,   20 july 2018
thedailybeast

Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast President Donald Trump has repeatedly defended his extraordinary performance at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday in Helsinki, dismissing the “many haters” who wanted to see [...]

McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: 'There is no invitation from Congress'

Friday  06:15,   20 july 2018
thehill

McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: 'There is no invitation from Congress'"There is no invitation from Congress," McConnell spokesman David Popp said in an email to The[...]

Senate candidate Corey Stewart says New York Times reporter broke into aide’s apartment

Friday  05:06,   20 july 2018
msn

A spokeswoman for the news outlet said a houseguest answered the door and the journalist left a note without entering the premises. Prince William police are investigating the incident; no charges had been filed as of Thursday.The note indicated[...]

Who Heard What Trump Said to Putin? Only One Other American

Friday  05:05,   20 july 2018
nytimes

Marina Gross, the American interpreter during President Trump’s meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, is facing calls from Congress to testify.Little else is known publicly about Ms. Gross, who has been thrust into the spotlight as[...]

Special master in Cohen case rejects more than a third of legal team's privileged items

Friday  04:35,   20 july 2018
thehill

The special master in the case of President Trump's former longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, reportedly rejected more than a third of his legal team's assertions that documents seized by federal agents are limited by attorney-client privilege[...]

Ryan Zinke kept some meetings off public calendar

Friday  04:35,   20 july 2018
cnn

CNN found roughly a dozen instances of Zinke's calendar omitting or obscuring important details , leaving the public in the dark about who is meeting with Zinke, one of Trump's most trusted cabinet officials with a consequential portfolio.The[...]

Justice Department plans to alert public to foreign operations targeting U.S. democracy

Friday  03:55,   20 july 2018
msn

The effort is designed to foil covert operations such as the one Russia undertook in 2016 to disrupt the presidential election. The government will inform American companies, private organizations and individuals that they are being covertly[...]

Republicans Block Anti-Putin Resolutions Before Senate Approves One Rebuke

Friday  03:40,   20 july 2018
nytimes

Congressional Republicans shot down a series of measures brought by Democrats — and some Republicans — to admonish President Trump over his summit meeting with Vladimir V. Putin.WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress on Thursday blocked a series of[...]

‘Enemy of the People’: Trump Breaks Out This Phrase During Moments of Peak Criticism

Friday  03:31,   20 july 2018
nytimes

A brief list of the times the president has invoked a pet locution of[...]

Jeff Flake Stands Alone

Friday  03:05,   20 july 2018
theatlantic

Eighteen months into Donald Trump’s tumultuous tenure in the White House, and days into a ferocious public backlash against Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Jeff Flake stands alone among the president’s Republican critics in the[...]

Charlie Palmer Steak, Men’s Warehouse – When PACs Pick Up Lawmaker Tabs

Friday  02:30,   20 july 2018
rollcall

Want to know how to live like a Washington insider? You could do worse than peruse the latest report on improper spending in Congress. One takeaway: From dining to hotels to shopping, D.C. politicians do not opt for adventure, at least when someone[...]

Senate GOP attempts to wave Trump off second Putin summit

Friday  02:01,   20 july 2018
thehill

Senate Republicans are attempting to dissuade President Trump from holding another summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin anytime soon. Many GOP senators regard Trump's meeting with the Russian leader in Helsinki earlier this week as a[...]