Month: February 2019

Ocasio-Cortez responds after WSJ writes that she encourages a generation to ‘take pride in their ignorance’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-.N.Y., blasted the Wall Street Journal Thursday in response to an opinion writer’s assertion that the freshman congresswoman “leads a generation of young people to take pride in their ignorance.”

Cuomo appeals to Bezos to bring Amazon back to NYC: report

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., penned a full-page letter to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as he clings to hope that he can win back the tech giant and lure it to New York City, where it recently scrapped plans to build a second headquarters’ campus, a report said Thursday.    

Maxine Waters calls for House panel probe into Trump Foundation: reports

With the dust still settling from Michael Cohen’s explosive public testimony Wednesday on Capitol Hill, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., on Thursday called for a full investigation into the Trump Foundation, President Trump’s nonprofit organization, which she asserted was a front for tax evasion and other illicit transactions. 

Opponents of Trump border emergency close to votes needed

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate opponents of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border have moved very close to having enough votes to prevail, and one Republican suggested the president risks a rebuff by the GOP-led c…

DA Larry Krasner settles campaign finance issue

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has agreed to settle with the city’s Board of Ethics over a campaign finance violation. Krasner’s campaign acknowledged it violated city law by accepting $11,020 in excess in-kind contrib…

Biden walks back ‘decent guy’ praise of VP Pence after ‘Sex and the City’ star Cynthia Nixon, others object

Former Vice President and potential 2020 candidate Joe Biden on Thursday walked back what seemed like kind words for current Vice President Mike Pence — after receiving backlash from former “Sex and the City” star and LGBT rights activist Cynthia Nixon.

Michael Cohen hearing illustrates Russia probe instigators

As Wednesday’s explosive Michael Cohen hearing illustrated, a number of Clinton-Obama figures have been instigators in the Justice Department’s 33-month-long Russia probe of President Trump and his family. Attorney Lanny Davis sat behind former Trump a…

Dem rep: ‘I look forward to’ Hannity’s testimony

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) said Thursday he would “looking forward” to Sean Hannity testifying in front of Congress after a comment the Fox News host made during an interview.Cicilline was referring to an interv…