by on May 10, 2018
Vice President Pence speaks at event on tax policy in Charlotte, on April 20. Of the many ways in which Vice President Pence differs from his boss, few are as immediately striking as his ability to offer precisely the most practiced response to any probing question no matter the circumstances. President Trump is known for dropping huge boulders into small ponds just to see what happens; Pence’s job is often to take a rippling body of water and coax it back into smoothness. Pence doesn’t u...
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by on June 16, 2018
A former attorney to the chief counsel of the IRS who specialized in nonprofit organizations is urging the agency to open an investigation into the Trump Foundation, President Trump's personal charitable foundation. In an op-ed for The New York Times, Philip Hackney argued that Trump could be prosecuted for evading taxes on some of his "self-dealing" payments, as well as for making false statements on tax filings. Trump is "criminally liable for his actions," Hackney wrote. The op-e...
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by on May 26, 2018
President Donald Trump on Friday signed three executive orders designed to make it easier to fire federal government workers and to crack down on the unions that represent them, drawing immediate criticism from a group representing federal employees. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the commissioning and graduation ceremony for U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2018 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, U.S., May 25, 2018. Administration officials said the or...
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by on April 30, 2018
Comedian refuses to hold back while attacking president, his press secretary and daughter Michelle Wolf started as she meant to go on. “Good evening, here we are at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” she greeted guests at Saturday’s prestigious media dinner in Washington. “Like a porn star says when she’s about to have sex with Trump, let’s get this over with.” It got more risqué – and more brutal – from there. The annual black tie event – held for 3,000 members of the US m...
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by on April 2, 2018
The first figure in the Russia investigation is expected to be sentenced Tuesday, though he could escape any jail time. Alexander van der Zwaan, the 33-year-old London-based lawyer who worked with President Trump’s campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates in Ukraine, has pleaded guilty to lying to investigators. The former lawyer for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom admitted that he originally withheld information on 2016 exchanges he had with Gates and a “person A,” when speaki...
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by on February 9, 2018
Hurricane Maria left her atelier without power. Her seamstresses lost everything and her house flooded. But Puerto Rican designer Stella Nolasco put tragedy behind her to bring a color and optimism to New York Fashion Week, laced with a clear political message. She was just starting to prepare for her fall/winter 2018 collection when the monster storm tore through the island on September 20, devastating the US territory and leaving Puerto Rico without power or telecommunications for months. ...
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by on April 9, 2018
However, the court gives the former Trump campaign chair a list of assets that could secure his release from house arrest. Paul Manafort fell short in the latest of several attempts to assemble money, property and pledges to meet the $10 million bail amount set by U.S. District Court Amy Berman Jackson. A judge handling one of the criminal cases against Paul Manafort has again denied bail to the former Trump campaign chairman, but this time the court gave Manafort what could amount to ...
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by on May 28, 2018
An unidentified nation is violating the Montreal Protocol and emitting one of the worst, most destructive aerosols on Earth. When the research was published in Nature on May 16, it was like a bomb dropped. A greenhouse gas is billowing into the atmosphere from a source somewhere in East Asia that no one can identify at a rate scientists have never before seen, and it’s ignited a scientific dash to get to the bottom of it. All countries are supposed to comply with the rules laid out in ...
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by on May 14, 2018
The Grand Concourse in the Bronx. For lifelong Bronx resident Leette Eaton-White, the first sign of her neighborhood's transformation came by way of her local supermarket. It was there on a shelf that the 31-year old college administrator noticed Method, an organic (and relatively pricey) line of cleaning products. "I had only seen them in Manhattan or Westchester previously," White, who lives in the Northern Bronx's Edenwald section, told CNBC recently in an email. "I instantly tho...
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by on June 15, 2018
Federal prosecutors in New York have introduced a new element in the case surrounding the FBI’s April raids on the properties of President Donald Trump’s long-time personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen — encrypted messages. Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen likely to cooperate: Sources In a court filing Friday afternoon, authorities revealed that the FBI has recently accessed a trove of encrypted data stored on Cohen’s phones. “The Government was advised that the FBI’s original electronic ext...
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by on May 16, 2018
President Donald Trump waves to Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev as he leaves following a visit to the White House on May 16 In his annual disclosure of personal finances, President Trump acknowledged that he paid lawyer Michael Cohen between $100,000 and $250,000 last year. Cohen and Trump defense attorney Rudolph Giuliani have both said some of that money was to reimburse Cohen for a $130,000 hush-money settlement with porn star Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with Trump...
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by on February 11, 2018
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accused the White House of politicizing U.S. intelligence and national security after President Trumpblocked the release of a Democratic memo, saying that the president "has something to hide." "President Trump’s refusal to release Intelligence Committee Democrats’ memo is a stunningly brazen attempt to cover up the truth about the Trump-Russia scandal from the American people," Pelosi said in a statement. "The President’s decision to block t...
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