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9th Circuit deals crackdown on sanctuary cities another hit

A federal appeals court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to block a California law that limits cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. The 54-page ruling Thursday from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals is yet another blow to President Donald Trump who has railed against so-called sanctuary cities, a catch-all term…MORE

Fact check: What Trump associates told the public vs. what they told Mueller

For two years, President Donald Trump and his close associates contradicted, denied and dodged reports and questions of Russian involvement in the 2016 campaign. Now that the Mueller report is out, redacted as it may be, we have the chance to fact-check those public denials against what many people close to the President actually told…MORE

Joe Biden to announce his jump into 2020 race next week

Joe Biden is poised to make his long-awaited announcement to jump into the 2020 presidential campaign next week, people close to the former vice president say. The format and date of the announcement are still in flux, but Biden’s team has been quietly laying the groundwork for a presidential campaign for months. While his deadline…MORE

Here’s the 1 thing the Mueller report proves beyond a shadow of a doubt

The Mueller report — the result of a 22-month investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election — didn’t end the debate over whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice or acted inappropriately while in office. But there’s one thing it proved beyond any debate: The President lies with remarkable ease and cajoles those around him…MORE

Trump praises Libyan general as his troops march on US backed government in Tripoli

President Donald Trump spoke with Libyan general Khalifa Haftar Monday, praising his role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya’s vast oil resources even as Haftar’s troops continue their offensive against the UN and US-backed government in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Trump “recognized Field Marshal Haftar’s significant role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya’s oil…MORE

Don McGahn may have single-handedly saved Donald Trump’s presidency

On Friday morning, Donald Trump took to Twitter to attack the Mueller report — and, not-so-subtly — his former White House counsel Don McGahn. “Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue,” Trump tweeted. “Watch…MORE

Top judiciary Dem issues subpoena for full Mueller report

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler subpoenaed Attorney General William Barr on Friday for a full, unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and the underlying evidence by May 1, teeing up a showdown with the Justice Department that’s likely to end up in court. “My Committee needs and is entitled to the full version…MORE

Mueller report shows Hope Hicks’ struggle to persuade ‘boss man’ Trump

She built a national reputation as the elusive public relations force behind President Donald Trump’s campaign and administration, but Hope Hicks couldn’t save the President from himself on Air Force One in July of 2017. Though she rarely spoke on the record and almost never appeared before cameras, her candid account under oath of her…MORE

South Korean President Moon has a message for Kim Jong Un from Trump, sources say

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has a message from President Donald Trump to relay to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean diplomatic sources told CNN Friday. The message includes “things that matter to the current course of action, things that have to lead to something positive for the US-DPRK summit,” a source said.…MORE

Undermining, but protective: How Trump’s staff’s insolence may have saved him

The first years of President Donald Trump’s tenure were marked by chaotic attempts among aides to thwart his efforts to curtail the special counsel’s investigation, according to Robert Mueller’s redacted report, an exercise that relied on subterfuge and deceit that does little to dispel the sense of disarray reigning at the White House. Trump is…MORE