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Trump accuser calls for Trump to share footage from day she alleges he forcibly kissed her

Wednesday  02:35,   21 february 2018
The Hill

A woman who accused President Trump of sexual misconduct is calling for him to share footage from the day she alleges he forcibly kissed her in 2006. "Please, by all means, share the footage from the hallway outside the 24th floor residential[...]

Rep. Adam Schiff expects resolution on Democratic surveillance memo within days

Wednesday  01:39,   21 february 2018
Tribune News Service

Rep. Adam Schiff said Tuesday that he expects to reach an agreement in the next day or two with Justice Department officials on public release of a Democratic memo about surveillance and the Russia investigation. "We're very close to a[...]

Mueller’s Latest Indictment Puts Pressure on Paul Manafort

Wednesday  00:16,   21 february 2018
The Atlantic

Alex Van Der Zwaan, a former attorney at an international law firm, pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about the last time he communicated with Paul Manafort’s longtime business partner, Rick Gates. Van Der Zwaan is the latest figure swept up [...]

White House Acknowledges 2016 Russia Meddling But Denies Impact

Wednesday  00:00,   21 february 2018
Bloomberg

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders acknowledged on Tuesday that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 elections but said the efforts didn’t play a role in President Donald Trump’s victory. “It’s very clear that Russia meddled in the[...]

White House says Trump son-in-law Kushner can do job without security clearance

Tuesday  23:35,   20 february 2018
Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, can continue in his role as a senior White House adviser even if he does not obtain a security clearance, the White House said on Tuesday. Kushner has been operating under a temporary[...]

Romney faces complicated path as he begins run for Senate seat

Tuesday  23:35,   20 february 2018
MSN

What motivates him, at age 70 and with two dozen grandchildren, to decide to submit himself to the rigors and occasional tedium of a statewide campaign in Utah?The tweet came Monday night, from President Trump, Romney’s nemesis for the past few[...]

President Trump directs Justice Department to ban gun modifications like bump stocks used in Las Vegas massacre

Tuesday  23:35,   20 february 2018
Associated Press

President Trump directs Justice Department to ban gun modifications like bump stocks used in Las Vegas massacre.The president is making the announcement to curb the use of the rapid-fire devices during a ceremony recognizing bravery by the nation's[...]

Poll: Dems lead GOP by 15 points in generic House ballot

Tuesday  23:35,   20 february 2018
The Hill

Democrats hold a 15 percentage point lead over Republicans in a generic House ballot, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll released Tuesday. A majority of those polled, 53 percent, said they would like Democrats to win control of the House[...]

Attorney General Sessions forms cyber task force to probe election meddling

Tuesday  23:35,   20 february 2018
Reuters

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the creation of a task force to look at how the Justice Department is fighting the global cyber threat including election interference and to issue a report on its findings by the end of June, the[...]

The Latest: National GOP vows to sue over Pennsylvania map

Tuesday  22:36,   20 february 2018
Associated Press

The Latest on redistricting in Pennsylvania (all times local):2:30 p.m.Federal and state Republican Party officials are expected to sue to contest a Pennsylvania court's redrawing of the state's 18 congressional districts.The National[...]

The U.S. is picking a fight with its biggest creditor

Tuesday  21:36,   20 february 2018
CNN

Despite vow to crack down on China, Trump administration needs it fund growing debt.President Trump is considering more tariffs that would punish China. But he needs China more than ever in the coming years to pay for the U.S.[...]

Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than indictment says

Tuesday  21:06,   20 february 2018
Associated Press

<p>A Clinton-Obama sex tape using body doubles. A Facebook page promoting Texas independence riddled with grammatical mistakes. Islamic State anthems blasting out during the nightshift.</p>The U.S. indictment centered on a Russian troll farm[...]

Flake to try to force vote on DACA stopgap plan

Tuesday  21:06,   20 february 2018
The Hill

Flake said he will introduce a three-year extension next week.Flake's plan would pair a three-year extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with $7.6 billion in border[...]

Trump denies accusations of forcibly kissing woman in 2006

Tuesday  19:15,   20 february 2018
The Hill

President Trump on Tuesday issued a denial of claims printed in the Washington Post by a woman who says he forcibly kissed her in the lobby of an office building in New York City a decade ago.&nbsp;In a tweet, the president rejected accusations[...]

Pa. GOP lawmakers expected to join suit against new congressional map

Tuesday  19:15,   20 february 2018
The Hill

Republican Pennsylvania congressmen are expected to join a forthcoming lawsuit challenging the state's new congressional maps, new lines that are expected to improve the Democratic Party's chances in about a half-dozen districts currently[...]