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Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina admits to engaging in conspiracy against US

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina admits to engaging in conspiracy against US

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina admitted in federal court Thursday morning to engaging in a conspiracy against the United States. Butina, 30, was accused of working to infiltrate Republican political circles through groups such as the National Rifle Association to bolster Russian interests. Butina said she acted “under direction of” a Russian official whom CNN…MORE

Pelosi’s meme-tastic coat so popular it will be re-issued

Pelosi’s meme-tastic coat so popular it will be re-issued

Nancy Pelosi, the likely next House speaker, caused a stir Tuesday when she engaged in a spirited Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump. She then emerged from the White House, slipped on her sunglasses and strode to the awaiting media, her rust-colored coat’s stand-up collar buttoned high, just below her chin. It was, as…MORE

A government funding stalemate. What is Trump’s next move?

A government funding stalemate. What is Trump’s next move?

From televised blow-up to relative silence: spending negotiations remain frozen as the days tick away toward a partial government shutdown. The next big question now is what House GOP leaders, in their final days in the majority, will do to kick the legislative process into gear. As of Wednesday night, decisions hadn’t been finalized —…MORE

Trump says he never told former lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law

Trump says he never told former lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law

President Donald Trump publicly broke his silence Thursday morning on the sentencing of his former personal attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen. The President did not dispute directing Cohen to make payments to women who accused him of having an affair in order to keep them quiet, but said he did not direct Cohen to break…MORE

Obama honored with RFK Human Rights award

Obama honored with RFK Human Rights award

President Barack Obama was honored Wednesday night with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights’ Ripple of Hope award at a gala in New York. “As Bobby Kennedy taught us, the thing about hope is that it travels through space *and* time, first splashing against the rocks, but eventually breaking down the walls of cruelty and…MORE

North Carolina Election State of Play: Will the GOP abandon Mark Harris?

North Carolina Election State of Play: Will the GOP abandon Mark Harris?

North Carolina Republicans said Tuesday that a new election would be necessary in the state’s 9th Congressional District if investigators can verify a local newspaper report that early voting results in Bladen County were leaked before Election Day. Republican Mark Harris appeared to emerge as the narrow winner over Democrat Dan McCready on Election Day…MORE

Beto O’Rourke leapfrogs most of the 2020 Democratic field

Beto O’Rourke leapfrogs most of the 2020 Democratic field

It’s Beto O’Rourke’s world, every other Democrat is just living in it. That’s the reality of the moment as the Democratic Party begins to ramp up for what will almost certainly be the largest presidential field in modern memory. O’Rourke seems to be everywhere these days — such as meeting with former President Barack Obama…MORE

Senator purchased stock in defense contractor after pushing for more military spending

Senator purchased stock in defense contractor after pushing for more military spending

Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, the chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, purchased thousands of dollars in defense stock after successfully pushing the Trump administration for more Defense Department spending. According to his Senate financial disclosure report, Inhofe listed a purchase of $50,000-$100,000 in stock in US defense contractor Raytheon. Inhofe’s communications…MORE