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Month: February 2019

Smollett Lies Expose a Culture of Lying to — and About — the Police

February 28, 2019

Lawyers representing Jussie Smollett, the actor who apparently lied to the Chicago Police Department about an alleged hate crime, called him a “man of impeccable character and integrity.” Before Smollett’s tale of being of a victim of an attack by two men yelling pro-Trump slogans fell apart, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., one of many who […]

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Michael Cohen Breaches Trump's Wall of Protection

February 28, 2019

Normally, presidents who are in trouble exploit historic foreign policy moments to associate themselves with the majesty of their office and demonstrate their seriousness of purpose. Only President Trump could use his encounter with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to reinforce some of the worst things his former lawyer Michael Cohen said about him […]

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Privacy Will Belong to a New Top 1 Percent

February 28, 2019

Why did Jeff Bezos, founder of tech giant Amazon, send gushy texts to his paramour, it appears, without using encryption? Why did he even take selfies of an intimate nature? There are more whys to come, but these two are related to questions of privacy, which, we are told, is dead. Shouldn’t Bezos, of all […]

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Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen testifies again, this time behind closed doors

February 28, 2019

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday to speak behind closed doors with a congressional panel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election, capping a week of testimony in which he leveled new allegations of wrongdoing at his former boss. Read More

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Senate confirms ex-coal lobbyist to lead U.S. environment regulator

February 28, 2019

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed President Donald Trump’s candidate, a former coal lobbyist, to lead the nation’s top environmental regulator over the objections of conservation groups and Democrats. Read More

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As Biden weighs 2020 bid, Democrats ask: ‘Does he meet the moment?’

February 28, 2019

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said this week he was “very close” to deciding whether to make a 2020 White House bid and will run only if he thinks he can win the Democratic Party’s nomination. Read More

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Impeachment decoded: A look at how to remove a U.S. president

February 28, 2019

Investigations involving President Donald Trump by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and U.S. lawmakers have raised the possibility that Congress could seek to remove him from office using the impeachment process set out in the Constitution. Read More

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A scorecard of key players in U.S. special counsel Russia probe

February 28, 2019

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and other U.S. prosecutors have been investigating whether President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign conspired with Russia and whether the president unlawfully tried to obstruct the inquiry. Read More

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U.S. Senate confirms Trump’s pick to run EPA

February 28, 2019

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Andrew Wheeler, a former coal and oil lobbyist and President Donald Trump’s pick for the Environmental Protection Agency, to lead the nation’s top environmental regulator. Read More

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Howard Dean says he’d be “shocked” if Dems nominate “two white guys”

February 28, 2019

“Our base in our party is women people of color and young people under 35 or 40,” says Democratic official Read More

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