When you look at it hard, two conclusions are impossible to escape: First, at the height of the 2016 campaign, Obama intelligence officials anxiously adopted Christopher Steele’s allegations of traitorous conduct by then-candidate Donald Trump rather than first subject his “dossier” to rigorous investigation — even though Steele himself admits that his “raw,” “unverified” reports might not be true.
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The NBC News Political Unit's morning newsletter First Read on Thursday nailed it, noting, The last two days are a reminder that 2018 will be all about Trump: For those who thought the GOP's tax law or Democrats' message might be key parts of the 2018 midterm environment, the first days of the brand-new year have been an important reminder that 2018 will be all aboutÃ¢??or mostly aboutÃ¢??President Trump.
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Donald Trump gets called crazy a lot. Or infantile. Or senile. More than a bit of projection may be operative in these allegations, however. Watching Tuesday's televised discussion of immigration (video here) with Democratic and Republican congressional leaders, which the president opened to the media, it was hard not to come to an opposite conclusion.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) - A dozen homeowners living near the Wisconsin site for a massive Foxconn Technology Group complex are going to court to try to stop efforts to forcibly take their land.
The property owners say the community where the plant is to be located is violating their ...
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The year was pivotal to their countries, but they reject the changes it brought.
The official White House transcript of President Trump's comments on immigration failed to include a line from the president regarding a clean bill to address recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA...
A Saudi prince who purportedly made an audio recording criticizing the government has been sacked as head of the kingdom's Maritime Sports Federation and replaced by a military officer, according … Click to Continue »
Democrats are accusing Republicans of pressuring the IRS to create "phantom windfalls" by withholding as little tax as possible to give a misleading picture of increased take-home pay from the GOP tax legislation, Politico reported on Wednesday.
The longtime personal lawyer for President Donald Trump has filed a defamation lawsuit against BuzzFeed for publishing an unverified dossier of allegations about Trump's presidential campaign and Russia. The lawyer … Click to Continue »
Prosecutors say a police officer in North Carolina who fatally shot a man during an attempted undercover drug purchase has been cleared of any criminal liability. District Attorney Greg Newman … Click to Continue »
The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands clashed Wednesday with Dutch reporters on his first official day in the job over controversial comments he made in 2015 in which he … Click to Continue »
U.S. District Judge William Alsup cited President Donald Trump's posts on Twitter in his decision to block of the administration's plans to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, The Washington Post reported.
An Army soldier from South Carolina who had been stationed in Texas has been killed in Iraq. The Pentagon said in a news release that 24-year-old Spc. Javion Shavonte Sullivan … Click to Continue »
A Wisconsin school district has settled a discrimination lawsuit filed by a transgender high school student for $800,000. The Kenosha Unified School Board voted Tuesday night to settle with Ash … Click to Continue »
Sen. David Perdue said Wednesday that DACA will not be tied to the budget deal, but is a top priority for lawmakers.
"Jan. 19 is about funding the government. That's another conversation entirely," Mr. Perdue, Georgia Republican, said on Fox News, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
An inmate has been found dead at a Virginia jail, leading the sheriff to speak out against the state's mental health system. The Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office said in a … Click to Continue »
An Omaha banker has been sentenced for misapplying bank funds and forging documents. Court records say 60-year-old Keith McCormick was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to three … Click to Continue »
Almost half of voters believe special counsel Robert Mueller will most likely exonerate President Donald Trump this year, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday.
Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., are in a statistical tie in the Republican Senate primary, a new poll by ABC15/OHPI reveals.
Union representatives complained at a House hearing that there are too few people protecting the border, causing employees to work too long in often hazardous conditions.
One of the dividing lines among Democratic lawmakers: Those facing elections this year, and those with 2020 presidential ambitions.
Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" sold more than 29,000 hardcover copies in its first week of publication, NBD BookScan told The Associated Press.
Organizers of the World Economic Forum say U.S. President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to its annual conference in Davos, Switzerland, will allow participants "to get a direct perspective on U.S. … Click to Continue »
Sen. Chris Murphy said Wednesday that Sen. Dianne Feinstein made the right decision to release testimony of Glenn Simpson, head of the research firm behind the dossier, but said such partisan acts emphasize the need for the special counsel's case.
"I think it was the right move," Mr. Murphy, Connecticut ...
It's fear and loathing time for immigration hawks who were left stunned after President Donald Trump's endorsement of a DACA proposal that seemingly leads to amnesty, the Washington Examiner reports.
Flint City Council has approved a $24,500 payment to a former police investigator who said he was demoted after reporting the possible mistreatment of another officer. The Flint Journal reports … Click to Continue »
A Delaware county council has voted against a proposed right-to-work law, following a contentious hearing last week. News outlets report the proposed ordinance that would have barred compelling workers to … Click to Continue »
A federal judge's ruling late Tuesday that barred President Donald Trump from ending a program shielding young people brought to the United States illegally from deportation was "outrageous," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Wednesday....