Trump Walks Back Comments on Russian Meddling

President Trump sought to clarify remarks he made during a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday during a meeting with Republican lawmakers at the White House yesterday. “So I’ll begin by stating that I have full faith and support for America’s great intelligence agencies. Always have…Let me be totally clear in […]

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Trump Performance at Press Conference with Putin Draws Harsh Criticism

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Helsinki, Finland, yesterday for the first ever summit between the two leaders. The men discussed a variety of issues including nuclear proliferation, energy and the Syrian Civil War. “I have just concluded a meeting with President Putin on a wide range of critical issues for both […]

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President Trump Nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the forthcoming vacancy on the High Court left by the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy was nominated by then-President Ronald Reagan and has served for 31 years. Although nominated by a Republican, Kennedy became a reliably independent voice, providing swing votes on such landmark issues as marriage-equality, […]

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Kennedy to Retire, Ensuring Second Trump Nominee to Supreme Court

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement. He will be leaving the High Court in July. The announcement was made yesterday in the public release of a letter he wrote to President Donald Trump. “This letter is a respectful and formal notification of my decision, effective July 31 of this year, to end […]

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McConnell Cancels Senate’s August Recess

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has cancelled the Senate’s August recess it was announced this week. McConnell said the time was needed to work through a backlog of President Trump’s nominees which McConnell claims Democrats have been slow-walking. “Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president’s nominees, and the goal of passing […]

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GOP Senators Ask to Cancel August Recess

GOP Senators are asking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to expand their work schedule in order to accomplish outstanding work items. They’re asking, specifically, for McConnell to cancel the August recess, one of the most anticipated breaks of the year for Senators. “Our current Senate calendar shows only 33 potential working days remaining before the […]

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Schumer Introduces Legislation to Legalize Marijuana

Legislation was introduced this week in the Senate that would decriminalize the use of marijuana at the federal level and create dedicated funding streams for women and minority business owners to produce and sell the drug. The legislation was introduced by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer who said that his world view on Marijuana has “evolved.” […]

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Cohen Drops Two Lawsuits Over Steele Dossier

President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen has dropped a pair of lawsuits against news outlet Buzzfeed and political research firm Fusion GPS over allegations made in a report compiled by a former British intelligence officer. The now famous Steele dossier was commissioned by Fusion GPS and published by Buzzfeed in January 2017. The report claims […]

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McConnell Says There Will Be No Bill to Protect Mueller

A group of bipartisan Senators have drafted a bill that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired. The Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act would ensure that Mueller could only be fired for “good cause” by a senior Justice Department official, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has no intention of […]

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