OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A former Omaha Tribal Council member has been sentenced to five years of probation and told to pay more than $13,000 in restitution for misusing federal funds.
Court records say Forrest Aldrich was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Omaha. He'd pleaded guilty in June ...
The state’s lieutenant governor traded insults with the president on Thursday night, with each calling the other a clown.
In announcing that President Donald Trump had ordered the declassification of several documents related to the investigation of possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders made it sound like there was no politics involved. The disclosures were designed, Sanders said, “for reasons of transparency” and to accommodate requests from Congress.
VAWA again expires Dec. 7.
A tale of two economies ahead of the midterms.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding international trade war and President Donald Trump's social media posts. Yet here in Minnesota, the first votes of the 2018 midterm elections are being cast.
Voting machines are set up ...
But some lawmakers note it contains few specifics.
Christine Blasey Ford and the wife of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have both received death threats after Ford, amid the judge's confirmation process, accused him of sexual assault.
, Vanity Fair
Never have the left’s politics been more black and white—or less clear.
, SC Morning Post
Andy Xie says both China and the US have built their economies on financialisation while ignoring the people's concerns, and the trade war will hasten the reckoning both countries need
, Jerusalem Post
Like rats leaving a sinking ship, other countries have bailed on the deal with Iran. Oil prices have seen little variation, a sign of the president's success.
, New York Times
The company can survive its chief executive’s strange behavior. But it cannot escape $11 billion in debt.
, Washington Post
After the big bang of the Singapore summit in June, with its showy but vague North Korean commitment to denuclearization, many analysts doubted that the deal had any real substance. But we're beginning to see the first signs of what a serious accord would look like.
In the firestorm of allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Republicans have made clear that mitigating their woman problem has taken a back seat to voting him onto the Supreme Court as soon as possible.
, The Weekly Standard
Now, with the midterm election six weeks away, it’s time for Trump to tighten his grip on his emotions again, limit any distractions, and act like a gentleman. He has a big incentive to do so. If Democrats win the House by a big margin—40 or more seats is possible—he will face impeachment.
Sec. of State Mike Pompeo
, USA Today
America’s commitment to the most vulnerable also extends well beyond our immigration system
In newly obtained emails, bureau officials noted there was not enough intelligence to support the January 2017 findings by the CIA. New Strzok Texts: "I hope this upcoming presidency doesn't fill my years with regret wondering what we might have done differently."
, National Review
The key is for the president to be comparatively cautious.
, Washington Post
Why does it matter whether a then-17-year-old Brett M. Kavanaugh drunkenly tried to rape a 15 year old, at a house party, 36 years ago? That question is implicit in all of the Republican defenses of the Supreme Court nominee.
, The Week
President Trump's lawyers may be in the dark, but Robert Mueller isn't
, The Hill
If the events around Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford are any indication, the American news consumer — simply looking for facts presented in a nonpartisan manner — appears to be permanently screwed.
, Wash Post
Christine Blasey Ford has accused Brett M. Kavanaugh of attempted rape while they were both in high school — a charge he unequivocally denies. She can’t remember the date the alleged attack took place. She isn’t even certain about the year (although she reportedly thinks it may have been the summer around the end of her sophomore year when she was 15).
While the majority of women who make sexual abuse allegations tell the truth, ugly history of high profile cases show some don’t.
Even if it wouldn’t support a criminal conviction or civil liability, a merely credible allegation is enough to disqualify him.
The latest Ron DeSantis story will make it even harder for people of color to back the Republican candidate.
Our research finds that ties to local nonprofit groups make a big difference.