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The no-nonsense judge overseeing Michael Flynn’s sentencing

The no-nonsense judge overseeing Michael Flynn’s sentencing

The judge overseeing former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s sentencing has earned a no-nonsense reputation during his tenure as a judge — presiding over cases in DC for more than three decades. But during President Donald Trump’s time in office, Judge Emmet Sullivan has proven to be a significant player in multiple judicial narratives currently…MORE

Poll: This is Donald Trump’s most convincing falsehood

Poll: This is Donald Trump’s most convincing falsehood

Donald Trump, known for falsehoods in his tenure as President (and long before that), has many supporters who back the things he says even though they’re not all precisely true. But there are dubious Trump statements with bipartisan appeal, according to a fascinating new Washington Post poll that asks respondents whether they thought claims were…MORE

The strong economy is keeping Donald Trump afloat. What happens if it tanks?

The strong economy is keeping Donald Trump afloat. What happens if it tanks?

“Run for cover,” warned former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan on Tuesday about the long-term fate of the stock market. The chance of a recession in 2019 is higher than it’s been at any point since Donald Trump became President, according to CNBC’s Fed Survey. The Dow Jones stock market has had its worst December since,…MORE

What’s really driving the GOP’s about-face on Donald Trump

What’s really driving the GOP’s about-face on Donald Trump

Less than two years ago, Mick Mulvaney repeatedly attacked then candidate Donald Trump as a “terrible human being” whose actions before running for president would disqualify him for office in an “ordinary universe.” Today, Mulvaney is set to be Trump’s acting chief of staff — and one of the fastest risers within an administration defined…MORE

The frantic scramble before Mueller got the job

The frantic scramble before Mueller got the job

In the hectic eight days after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and top FBI officials viewed Trump as a leader who needed to be reined in, according to two sources describing the sentiment at the time. They discussed a range of options, including the idea of Rosenstein…MORE

Mueller’s next big reveal

Mueller’s next big reveal

Robert Mueller is ready to tighten the net again. In a pair of highly significant court maneuvers, the special counsel is expected to unveil new details of his investigation Friday that will make life even more uncomfortable for President Donald Trump and his inner circle. Mueller is facing a deadline to explain to a judge…MORE

Swalwell says he’s open to running on a 2020 ticket with Biden

Swalwell says he’s open to running on a 2020 ticket with Biden

Rep. Eric Swalwell said Thursday that he is “open to entertaining both variations” of a presidential ticket featuring himself and former Vice President Joe Biden in 2020. “You tweeted in support of a proposal of a Biden-Swalwell ticket in 2020,” Wolf Blitzer said to the California Democrat on CNN’s “The Situation Room.” “Are you prepared…MORE

Trump signs bill to avoid government shutdown

Trump signs bill to avoid government shutdown

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Donald Trump on Friday signed a massive spending package that funds a large section of government and averts a shutdown, a White House aide confirmed. The signing, whicMORE

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