Frustrated Steven Seagal Just Declared War on the NFL

NFL players thought that it would be nice if they take a knee or stay in their locker room during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner. Colin Kaepernick was the first to disrespect the national anthem, and numerous athletes supported his move. Massive protests broke at the beginning of the…

Trump Is ‘Not My Bride,’ Putin Says At Economic Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed a question about U.S. President Donald Trump at a news conference Tuesday, refusing to comment on U.S. political affairs and distancing himself from the American leader. Trump is “not my bride, and, likewise, I am neither his bride nor bridegroom. We are statesmen,” Putin told reporters, according to a translation…

Muslims on 2 Continents Protest Persecution in Myanmar

HONG KONG — Protests erupted Monday among Muslims in Asia, Australia and Russia over a military campaign in Myanmar that has forced tens of thousands of fellow Muslims to flee across the border to Bangladesh. The demonstrations raised the pressure on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar and a Nobel…

The Latest: Confirmed Harvey-related death toll now 42

HOUSTON — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Three more people have been confirmed as Harvey-related deaths by the Harris County medical examiner. The new entries in a list kept by the Harris County Institute for Forensic Sciences brings to 42 the confirmed death toll…

Michael Cohen Speaks: Trump Exec Admits Russia Dealings Were Gross, But Not Illegal

Michael Cohen isn’t really supposed to be talking to reporters. The former executive vice president and special counsel at the Trump Organization, who also serves as the personal attorney to the president, sat in the back of the bustling Hampton Coffee Company in the tony beach town of Water Mill,…

After Charlottesville, Tillerson says Trump ‘speaks for himself’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declined to say Sunday whether President Trump’s values align with the United States’ values, instead maintaining that Trump “speaks for himself.” During Tillerson’s appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” host Chris Wallace questioned him about a United Nations committee’s criticism of Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville,…

Trump: ‘All options are on table’ after NK missile launch

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that “all options are on the table” in terms of a U.S. response to North Korea’s launch of a missile over Japan. In a terse, written statement, Trump said that with the missile launch North Korea has “signaled its contempt for its…

Trump to restore program sending surplus military weapons, equipment to police

President Donald Trump plans to resume the transfer of surplus weapons, vehicles and other equipment from the nation’s military to its state and local law enforcement agencies, reviving a program which was sharply curtailed by President Barack Obama two years ago. The program launched in 1990 but was greatly limited after public…

Black-clad anarchists storm Berkeley rally, assaulting 5

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Black-clad anarchists on Sunday stormed into what had been a largely peaceful Berkeley protest against hate and attacked at least five people, including the leader of a politically conservative group who canceled an event a day earlier in San Francisco amid fears of violence. The group…

If Trump goes down, Pence will too

When Al Gore became vice president, legendary scholar Richard Neustadt — one of Gore’s former professors — sent him a memo with advice. One sentence stuck with me: “The White House staff lives in the present, the VP’s staff in the future.” Other than presiding over the Senate and breaking its ties,…

EXCLUSIVE–‘Like the Last Scene of Star Wars’: Sebastian Gorka Compares Battle Against Globalist Cabal to Rebel Alliance Fighting Evil Empire

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, a now former Deputy Assistant to President Donald J. Trump, says that the West Wing Democrats, the left, and the Fake News Industrial Complex will never succeed in stopping him and others from battling for the president’s agenda. During an appearance on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM Patriot Channel…

The Trouble With Ivanka’s Business Partner

His vendors call him a “career grifter.” His father’s creditors claim he’s a fraud and a serial extortionist who shakes people down with trumped-up threats of criminal charges. With these and other allegations piling up in court records along with judgments—against him, his wife and his businesses—for millions of dollars,…

Texans switch travel plans as Tropical Storm Harvey wreaks havoc

NEW ORLEANS — Due to inclement weather conditions in Houston because of Tropical Storm Harvey, the Houston Texans will fly to Dallas instead of going home after the team’s preseason loss to the New Orleans Saints. While the Texans will fly to Dallas, the plan is to return to Houston as…

NRA’s video message to ‘elites’: ‘We’re coming for you’

ATLANTA (AP) — The election of President Donald Trump and Republican control of Congress meant the National Rifle Association could probably rest easy that gun laws wouldn’t change for at least four years. But the NRA has begun a campaign not against pending legislation but what it sees as liberal…

Sebastian Gorka Is Forced Out as White House Adviser, Officials Say

Sebastian Gorka, an outspoken adviser to President Trump and lightning rod for controversy, has been forced out of his position at the White House, two administration officials said on Friday. One of the officials said that the president’s chief of staff, John F. Kelly, had telegraphed his lack of interest…

Trump Asked Top Aides Months Ago if Arpaio Case Could Be Dropped, Officials Say

Months before President Trump issued his Friday-night pardon of Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff, the president asked his attorney general and White House counsel whether the case could be dropped altogether, according to four administration officials familiar with the discussion. During a wide-ranging meeting, the officials said, Mr. Trump asked…

This Holocaust Survivor Noticed A Detail In Charlottesville You Might Have Missed

Shock and anger were common feelings for most Americans who followed the recent tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia. To Jack Rosenthal, the hate-filled imagery was something he never thought he’d see again, at least not in the United States. Rosenthal is one of 10,000 Romanian refugees who came to America after World…

Ryan faces diciest stretch of his speakership

RACINE, Wis. — For all its power and prestige, the speaker of the House is one of the most thankless jobs in Washington — just ask John Boehner. Now, with Congress barreling toward major fiscal fights this fall, Paul Ryan is about to get a taste of the Boehner treatment —…

White House yielding to Congress on tax details

The White House does not plan to release its own version of a tax reform plan and will instead leave that to the congressional leadership and the major tax-writing committees, a senior administration official said Thursday. The decision to hand off the specifics of tax reform comes after the administration…

As Trump struggles, some Republicans talking 2020 challenge

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Cuban isn’t ready to launch a formal campaign to challenge President Donald Trump. Yet Cuban, an outspoken Texas billionaire who describes himself as “fiercely independent” politically, sees an opportunity for someone to take down the Republican president, who is increasingly viewed as divisive and incompetent…

John McCain Rips Donald Trump For Pardoning Joe Arpaio

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) harshly criticized President Donald Trump for pardoning Joe Arpaio, the former Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff who was found guilty of criminal contempt after illegally targeting Latinos. Trump’s pardon Friday of Arpaio, who was found to have “willfully violated” a 2011 court order barring him from detaining individuals based solely on suspicion about their legal status,…

North Korea Used Multiple-Rocket Launchers to Test Missiles

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea used multiple-rocket launchers off its east coast on Saturday to fire three short-range missiles that could strike United States military bases deep in South Korea, officials in Seoul said. The launches were the North’s first rocket tests since two intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, were fired last month. By…

Sebastian Gorka, Bannon protégé, leaves White House post

WASHINGTON — Sebastian Gorka, the British-born deputy assistant to President Trump whose unsmiling, dark-bearded visage and plummy English accent made frequent appearances on political talk shows, left his post late Friday. The conservative web site The Federalist reported on Friday that Gorka resigned with a scathing letter accusing “forces” in the White House…

RNC approves anti-KKK resolution — after White House signoff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Republican National Committee on Friday unanimously approved a resolution condemning Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan, a move that comes just two weeks after President Donald Trump was widely criticized for going easy on white supremacist groups involved in the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests. Some GOP officials…

Sebastian Gorka Resigns from Trump Administration

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, who has served as deputy assistant to President Donald Trump since January, resigned from the White House administration on Friday evening. “Given recent events, it is clear to me that forces that do not support the MAGA promise are – for now – ascendant within the White House,”…

Trump Pardons Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Who Illegally Targeted Latinos

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned a notorious former Arizona sheriff who willfully violated a federal judge’s order by unlawfully detaining individuals his officers claimed might be in the country illegally. Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who had previously proclaimed himself “America’s toughest sheriff,” was convicted of criminal…

Report: Mueller Subpoenas Manafort’s Former Ukraine PR Colleagues

Special counsel Robert Mueller has issued grand jury subpoenas compelling testimony from public relations executives who worked with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on a campaign promoting a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party, NBC News reported Friday. Several unname people with direct knowledge of the matter told NBC that Mueller’s team has…

Why It’s Worth Comparing Trump’s Women’s Equality Day Proclamation to Obama’s in 2016

On the afternoon of Aug. 25th, Donald Trump issued a proclamation in honor of Women’s Equality Day. The proclamation itself came as a pleasant surprise to many who doubted that Trump would acknowledge the holiday at all; earlier that same day, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo even launched a social media campaign demanding…

Trump Staffer Responsible For Finding Positive News Stories Resigns

President Donald Trump’s administration parted ways with yet another staffer this week. Politico reported Thursday that Andy Hemming resigned from his position as the White House communications team’s director of rapid response on Monday. The 31-year-old former Republican National Committee staffer, who was profiled by Politico’s Annie Karni this month, was responsible for finding…

John Kelly’s Latest Mission: Controlling the Information Flow to Trump

For months, the White House under President Trump operated with few real rules, and those were barely enforced. People wandered into the Oval Office throughout the day. The president was given pieces of unvetted information, and found more on his own that he often tweeted out. Policy decisions were often…

Christopher Cantwell Stuck In Jail After Surrendering To Police

White supremacist Christopher Cantwell wasn’t granted bond Thursday, a day after he surrendered to police in Virginia, where he was wanted for multiple felonies. Per the Charlottesville Daily Progress, Cantwell doesn’t yet have an attorney. Once he does, however, he can request a bond hearing. Cantwell earned national attention earlier…

Soldiers Reassigned After Bringing Women To Hotel During Pence Detail

U.S. Army soldiers assigned to protect Vice President Mike Pence have been removed from their detail after an incident in Colombia, NBC reported. Sources told NBC that the men were caught on camera bringing women back to their hotel last week without registering them. It is unclear where Pence was at the time….

Democrats Search for a Response After Charlottesville Violence

WASHINGTON — Democrats, eager to capitalize on President Trump’s unpopular response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., are pursuing a potpourri of messages and legislative actions, trying to find a comeback that could buoy them ahead of next year’s midterm elections. On Thursday, the Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of…

Don’t count on ‘Trump’s generals’ to save us

Well, that’s a relief. For a while there, it seemed as if our democracy was starting to look like some backward former colony in Africa or Latin America, where everything is controlled by the ruling family whose demagogue patriarch doles out fiefdoms to a tight circle of privileged heirs. But ever since…

Powerball ticket sold in Massachusetts wins $759 million jackpot

(Reuters) – The owner of a Powerball ticket sold in Massachusetts won more than $750 million on Wednesday, and the prize, one of the largest in the lottery’s history, is still unclaimed. Powerball said on its website that the single ticket matched all six numbers drawn on Wednesday night: 6,…

Escalating feud, Trump blames McConnell and Ryan for upcoming ‘mess’ on debt ceiling

President Trump on Thursday sought to pin blame on his party’s congressional leaders for what the president predicts will be “a mess” to raise the federal governments debt limit. In a pair of morning tweets, Trump said he asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul D….

Fellow Republicans rebuke Trump over government shutdown threat

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans rebuked the president on Wednesday after his threat to shut down the U.S. government over funding for a border wall rattled markets and cast a shadow over congressional efforts to raise the country’s debt ceiling and pass spending bills. Congress will have…

Trump’s Fractured Relationship With Congress Causes GOP Dread

Escalating tension between Capitol Hill and the White House is threatening the GOP’s legislative agenda and testing the bonds of party unity under the Trump administration. An unscripted and angry President Trump unloaded on Congress at a campaign rally in Phoenix, leaving lawmakers increasingly apprehensive about the party’s ambitious fall…

It’s time to drop the myth of ‘Donald the Dove’

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Once upon a time, President Trump was portrayed as a peacemaker. On the campaign trail, he talked up his belated opposition to the Iraq War and suggested he would be…

Attorney: Glenn Simpson did not reveal clients for Trump ‘dossier’ to investigators

The private investigator behind the now-infamous Trump “dossier” spent nearly 10 hours behind closed doors answering questions from Senate investigators on Tuesday, but his attorney says he did not reveal who paid his company for the research. Glenn Simpson, a former Wall Street Journal reporter who cofounded the private research firm Fusion…

Once again, a jury rules in favor of Bundy supporters in their 2014 standoff with federal agents

For the second time this year, the federal government tried and failed to convict four men who joined the high-profile Bundy family in its 2014 standoff with federal agents in a dispute over grazing fees for cattle. A Las Vegas jury acquitted two of the four men on trial, Ricky…

Trump says Obamacare is dead. One stat shows why he’s wrong.

At some point this year, 80 counties across the country were in danger of not complying with the ACA, or Obamacare, in 2018. Today just Paulding County in Ohio remains without any participating insurers in the exchange, leaving 334 peoplewithout a public option — for now. “This is showing that the…

Trump returns to immigration issue with Arizona visit, rally

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Fresh off a speech on Afghanistan that moved him in a different direction from many of his core voters, President Donald Trump is highlighting his pledge to combat illegal immigration by visiting a Marine Corps base along the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday and inspecting a Predator drone…

Senate panel plans 2 hearings on girding health insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate health committee will hold two hearings early next month on how the nation’s individual health insurance marketplaces can be stabilized, as party leaders grasp for a fresh path following the collapse of the Republican effort to repeal and replace much of former President Barack Obama’s…

University of Texas at Austin Removes Confederate Statues in Overnight Operation

With little warning, the University of Texas at Austin removed three Confederate monuments from its campus overnight, 10 days before classes are set to begin. Work to remove statues of two Confederate generals, Robert E. Lee and Albert Sidney Johnston, and the Confederate cabinet member John Reagan began late Sunday…

What to Know Ahead of Trump’s Rally in Arizona

Large protests are expected near President Trump’s rally in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday night, his first such event since he drew wide condemnation for his comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Va., this month. The rally, scheduled for 7 p.m. local time at the Phoenix Convention Center, is Mr. Trump’s first visit…

Jury selection for US senator’s corruption trial underway

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Attorneys began questioning potential jurors Tuesday for next month’s federal corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez. The New Jersey Democrat was charged in 2015 with accepting campaign donations and gifts, which included vacation trips to Paris and the Dominican Republic, from a Florida eye doctor…

Pentagon chief, in Baghdad, says militants are ‘on the run’

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday he is confident that U.S.-backed Iraqi forces will finish off the Islamic State militants clinging to strongholds that are shrinking in size and number. “ISIS is on the run,” Mattis told reporters after meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and…

North Korea shipments to Syria chemical arms agency intercepted: U.N. report

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country’s chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions violations. The report by a panel of independent U.N. experts, which was…

Former CIA chief: Trump’s Charlottesville comments ‘a national disgrace’

Former CIA director John Brennan blasted Donald Trump over statements the president made at Tuesday’s defiant, impromptu news conference in New York at which he spoke at length about the violence that followed a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Brennan wrote a letter to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer with his impressions of Trump’s performance, the…

After Charlottesville, both Bush presidents denounce ‘hatred in all forms’

Former President George H.W. Bush and former President George W. Bush, in a rare joint statement, declared Wednesday that Americans must reject “hatred in all its forms” in the aftermath of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Va. “America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all…

U.S. scales back Russian visa operations after Putin cuts embassy staff

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The United States began to scale back its visa services in Russia on Monday, drawing an angry reaction from Moscow three weeks after President Vladimir Putin ordered Washington to more than halve its embassy and consular staff. The move, which will hit Russian business travellers, tourists and…

Trump’s Afghanistan war speech: What to watch for

WASHINGTON — After years of calling for a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Trump will use a prime-time speech late Monday to lay out his long-awaited strategy for fighting America’s longest war. Trump is expected to accept the Pentagon’s recommendation to send a few thousand more troops to the strife-torn country nearly…

Falwell Jr. defends Trump’s response to Charlottesville

Jerry Falwell Jr. is defending President Trump’s response to the violence that erupted at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. “The only groups he identified by name and causing what happened in Charlottesville were the Nazis, the KKK and the white supremacists,” Falwell said on ABC’s “This Week” on…

American Jews hear the footsteps of white nationalists and worry

WASHINGTON — The day after the election in 2016, Nancy Goldstein, a 55-year-old Brooklyn writer and academic who has never been to Israel, opened up her computer and began the process of applying for Israeli citizenship. In Washington, D.C., 49-year-old entrepreneur David Bennahum began the complex process of moving his…

Five things to watch for in Trump’s big speech

President Trump will unveil his long-awaited strategy for Afghanistan in a prime-time address on Monday night from Fort Myer, Va. Trump wrestled for months with how to move forward with the 16-year-old war that top generals say has descended into stalemate. The president was expected to make a decision on…

Spain death toll to 15 as suspect linked to fatal carjacking

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The fugitive who mowed down tourists in Barcelona then stole a car and stabbed its owner to death as he made his getaway, Spanish authorities said Monday as they raised the death toll in the country’s two vehicle attacks to 15. Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, has been…

US and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after President Donald Trump and North Korea exchanged warlike rhetoric in the wake of the North’s two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month. The Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills are largely computer-simulated war…

No, Trump’s support hasn’t collapsed, but yes, he’s increasingly alone

In the annals of the modern presidency, few chief executives have been as alone as President Trump appears now — shunned by major business leaders, at odds with his party’s congressional leadership and deeply estranged from more than half the nation. Polls taken in the past week, since Trump made comments that…

Trump to lay out U.S. strategy for Afghanistan on Monday night

BRIDGEWATER, N.J./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will lay out his long-awaited U.S. strategy for the war in Afghanistan in a prime-time television address to the American people on Monday night, the White House said on Sunday, with a modest increase in U.S. troops possible. A White House statement said…

The lessons Trump’s ‘Red Team’ needs to learn about passing tax reform

Remember the Republican Party’s crusade to repeal Obamacare? You know, the one that featured prominently in pretty much every GOP campaign ad between 2010 and 2016 — and then consumed the whole of President Trump’s legislative agenda for first seven months of the year before collapsing in chaos right before lawmakers left…

Trump defends ‘fire and fury’ North Korea threat

President Trump on Thursday defended — but did not repeat — his threat to rain “fire and fury” on North Korea, a tricky diplomatic balancing act as he worked to resolve the most serious international confrontation of his barely 200-day-old administration. “If anything, maybe that statement wasn’t tough enough,” Trump…

North Korea calls Trump’s warning a ‘load of nonsense’

By Doina Chiacu, Idrees Ali and Christine Kim WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea is working on plans for a missile strike near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, calling President Donald Trump’s warning of “fire and fury” a “load of nonsense” and that only “absolute force can work on him.”…

North Korea says it won’t give up nuclear weapons and that entire U.S. mainland is within firing range

MANILA — North Korea spurned harsh new U.N. sanctions Monday and threatened to defend itself with nuclear weapons if necessary, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson repeated an offer to bargain with the outcast nation under the right circumstances. There was no sign at a major Asian security conference here that…

Does Kelly signal a new path for Trump?

Kelly gives you the sense, at least, that if we wake up tomorrow to find that North Koreans have launched a missile at Anchorage, or that Russian tanks are streaming into Belarus, someone in charge at the White House will not be working off knowledge gleaned from a Tom Clancy…

TRUMP Mocks Russia Witch Hunt in West Virginia: “Are There Any Russians Here Tonight?” (VIDEO)

President Trump mocked the Russia witch hunt Thursday in West Virginia. The president asked the crowd if they’d seen any Russians in West Virginia lately. President Trump: Most people know there were no Russians in our campaign. There never were. We didn’t win because of Russia. We won because of you….

Miller Time: Trump Adviser Stephen Miller Tackles Reporters on Immigration

President Donald Trump’s advisor Stephen Miller was combative with reporters in the White House press briefing on immigration, blasting them for their bias on the issue. Miller appeared at the podium to discuss the RAISE Act, a proposed bill to move to a skills-based immigration system. “I know you guys will have…

It Appears Putin & Trump Helped Create the Seth Rich Hoax

By now most of our readers have heard about the unfortunate Seth Rich hoax which was pushed hard by the far-right and many reporters at Fox News, before the network announced that they were pulling the story. Still though, Sean Hannity of Fox News continued to run with the conspiracy…

Trump Jr. & Eric Trump are Reportedly Jealous of Kushner

If the Russia scandal wasn’t enough for the Trump family, perhaps a good ole’ family feud will be. According to Peoplemagazine, there apparently is some resentment and jealously being held by the eldest sons of President Donald Trump toward Jared Kushner. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are said to be…

Trump’s astounding interview — the blamer in chief

The new moniker for President Donald Trump should be the “blamer in chief.” When confronted with challenges and problems, there is nothing the President likes to do more than lash out against someone else. In his interview with the New York Times, President Trump seemed like a leader who is…

OJ Simpson Strikes Again

OJ Simpson has lived his life on the edge, whether that be a football star or a horrid person. Well, with his parole hearing possibly coming up, you’d think he would be on his best behavior. Well, a female correctional officer caught him while he was masturbating in his cell….

How Trump’s dubious claims make the entire government react

The words leapt from President Trump’s mind to Twitter at 8:26 a.m. on the Friday after he fired FBI director James B. Comey, setting off a cascade of activity inside and outside the federal government to figure out what, exactly, he meant. “James Comey better hope that there are no…

Trump demands face time with favored Cabinet heads

CIA Director Mike Pompeo carves out three hours almost every weekday to drive from Langley, Va., to the White House with his team to give President Donald Trump his national security briefing in person. The CIA director’s treks to the West Wing reflect Trump’s insistence on frequent meetings with favored…

Ossoff, Handel battle for Georgia special election win

The Georgia special election between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff could come down to just a few thousand votes on Tuesday, after a six-month campaign that has attracted outsized national attention as a key early test for President Donald Trump’s party. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and House…

President Trump hires another high-profile lawyer as special counsel probe heats up

President Donald J. Trump has added another high-profile lawyer to his personal legal team as the special counsel investigation heats up. John Dowd, who investigated Pete Rose for Major League Baseball and represented John McCain during the Keating Five Scandal, among other high-profile clients, has joined the president’s legal team,…

Trump appears to confirm that he’s facing obstruction probe

President Donald Trump acknowledged on Friday that he is under investigation for firing FBI Director James Comey, and appeared to attack his own deputy attorney general for launching the special counsel probe that has intensified in recent days. “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man…

Trump attacks reports he’s under investigation as ‘phony’

President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at reports that special prosecutor Robert Mueller is investigating him for obstruction of justice, suggesting that such allegations have been cooked up to replace accusations that his campaign colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 election. “They made up a phony collusion…

Trump faces first big domestic moment

President Donald Trump’s first domestic mega-moment has arrived, and his measured reaction to the unexpected tragedy is being praised by all sides as they gauge his temperament in a time of crisis. Trump touched on all the key notes in the immediate hours after Wednesday’s shooting at a congressional GOP…