Month: July 2018

Ex-New York state Sen. Dean Skelos, son convicted of extortion, bribery

A former New York state Senate leader and his son were convicted on Tuesday of extortion, wire fraud and bribery charges of pressuring businesses to give the son no-show jobs or else risk losing the powerful Republican’s political support.

Trump says he doesn’t want to use ‘adversary’ to describe Russia

President Trump on Tuesday said he doesn’t want to use the word “adversary” to describe Russia.Trump made the comment during an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, after Carlson asked Trump if Russia is th…

Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms

Former FBI Director James Comey called on Americans to vote for Democrats in the midterm elections.In a tweet Tuesday night, Comey – a longtime Republican who distanced himself from the party…

Trump-backed Ala. Rep. Martha Roby withstands primary challenge, despite ‘Access Hollywood’ criticism

Voters in Alabama backed four-term Republican incumbent Rep. Martha Roby in a closely watched primary runoff, less than two years after she alienated some constituents by distancing herself from President Trump amid the “Access Hollywood” scandal.

Martha Roby wins Republican runoff in Alabama

MILLBROOK, Ala. — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama’s Republican runoff on Tuesday, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president. T…