Bernie Sanders faces new challenges in crowded 2020 US presidential race

Bernie Sanders is back for another White House run, but this one promises to be far different than the improbable 2016 presidential campaign that made the Vermont senator a political force. In the 2020 race, Sanders, who announced his latest bid on Tuesday, will have to fight to stand out Continue Reading

Colorado man beat fiancée to death with bat, burned body: police

A Colorado man accused of murdering his fiancé last November beat the young mother to death with a baseball bat before burning her body, a homicide investigator told a hearing on Tuesday, a court official said. The gruesome details emerged at a day-long preliminary hearing in Teller County District … Continue Reading

Trump confident he will prevail against lawsuits over emergency declaration

President Donald Trump expressed confidence on Tuesday that he would prevail against a lawsuit filed by 16 U.S. states seeking to block his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The group of states, including California and New York, has charged the Continue Reading

Kim Jong Un shuffles diplomats after spying allegations

Veteran North Korean diplomats are being sidelined from nuclear talks ahead of a second summit with the United States as recent defections and allegations of spying undermine the trust of leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean officials and experts say. Kim has purged and replaced many top diplomats and o… Continue Reading

Revealed: Health insurers use cash and gifts to sway which benefits your employer chooses

The pitches to the health insurance brokers are tantalizing. “Set sail for Bermuda,” says insurance giant Cigna, offering top-selling brokers five days at one of the island’s luxury resorts. Health Net of California’s pitch is not subtle: A smiling woman in a business suit rides a giant $100 bill li… Continue Reading

Pressure mounts on Alabama publisher after he urges KKK to ‘ride again’

Alabama elected officials and journalism organizations condemned as hateful on Tuesday a small town newspaper’s editorial calling for the Ku Klux Klan to “ride again,” as pressure mounted on the publisher to resign. The widespread rebuke of the editorial published last week by The Democrat-Reporter … The post Pressure mounts Continue Reading

FBI agents reportedly feared Trump could crush the Mueller probe — and created a secret plan to protect it

President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey in May 2017 sparked debates about whether he was obstructing the investigation into contacts between his presidential campaign and the Russian government. According to a report from The Associated Press, the FBI also feared that poss… The post FBI agents Continue Reading

Trump administration to cancel $929 million in California high-speed rail funds

The U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday it will cancel $929 million in federal funds awarded by the Obama administration for a California high-speed rail project and is “actively exploring every legal option” to seek the return of $2.5 billion the state has already received. California Go… The post Trump Continue Reading

US agency to cancel $929 million in California high-speed rail funds

The U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday it will cancel $929 million in federal funds awarded by the Obama administration for a California high-speed rail project and is “actively exploring every legal option” to seek the return of $2.5 billion the state has already received. California Go… The post US Continue Reading

Trump will be destroyed by rank & file Justice Department staffers if he tries to kill Mueller investigation: John Dean

Watergate figure John Dean predicted Justice Department employees would turn into whistleblowers if President Donald Trump continues his attempt to obstruct justice in investigations. Dean made the remarks on CNN’s “Tonight” with Don Lemon on Tuesday. “So if the president did… The post Trump will be destroyed by rank & Continue Reading

Roger Stone friends panicking he’ll be tossed in jail for judge threat: ‘I don’t know if he’s capable of keeping his mouth shut’

According to a new report in Politico, some of Roger Stone’s friends are privately worried his Instagram flub earlier this week may land him in jail. One friend of Stone’s, Annemarie McAvoy, noted the judge in Stone’s case, Amy Berman Jackson, gave Stone fair warning not to push th… The post Roger Continue Reading

Here’s why Whitaker failed to kill the Mueller probe — and all the other investigations encircling Trump

When Matthew Whitaker assumed the role of acting attorney general in November 2018 as part of a dubious scheme to subvert the Justice Department’s chain of command, he told friends that his purpose was “jump on a grenade” for President Donald Trump, according to a New York Times re… The Continue Reading

Whittaker needs to appear before House Judiciary Committee to face perjury accusations after NYT bombshell report: Democratic member

On Tuesday Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) told CNN’s Don Lemon that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker could have potentially perjured himself while speaking to the Judiciary Committee. The New York Times released a report that said, President Donald Trump, asked Whitaker if he could interfer… The post Whittaker needs to Continue Reading

CNN legal analyst blasts ex-Trump White House counsel for shouting her down as she accuses president of Mueller investigation tampering

Things got heated on Cuomo Prime Time Tuesday night when host Chris Cuomo had on legal analyst Laura Coates and former associate White House counsel for Donald Trump, Jim Schultz. “Jim, what I’d like to do is finish my sentence, and I’d love for you to speak after that,” Coat… Continue Reading

Teen in Lincoln Memorial protest sues Washington Post for $250 million

A high school student from Covington, Kentucky, sued the Washington Post for defamation on Tuesday, claiming the newspaper falsely accused him of racist acts and instigating a confrontation with a Native American activist in a January videotaped incident at the Lincoln Memorial. The lawsuit, filed i… The post Teen in Continue Reading

Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as next deputy US attorney general: report

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as the next deputy U.S. attorney general, the White House said on Tuesday night, the latest shuffle in the Justice Department at a time when it faces close scrutiny over its Russia investigation. Rosen, currently deputy secretary of the U.S. Dep… The Continue Reading

Maddow trolls Roger Stone for being hauled into court before judge he threatened: ‘Better bring a toothbrush’

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Tuesday suggested that longtime Donald Trump political advisor Roger Stone will be held in federal prison awaiting trial starting on Thursday. Stone seemingly threatened U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in an Instagram post with rifle crosshairs next to her head. … The post Maddow Continue Reading

Kellyanne Conway freaks out on CNN’s Cuomo when confronted with McCabe accusations during off the rails interview

On Tuesday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway went off the rails while being interviewed by CNN host Chris Cuomo. Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe suggested that President Donald Trump is “possibly” acting like a Russian asset. Conway attacked McCabe over his statement and f… The post Kellyanne Conway freaks Continue Reading

California Republicans facing ‘nightmare election’ if Trump heads 2020 ticket: report

A battle is brewing among California Republicans over the state party chairmanship about whether or not it is beneficial for candidates to fully embrace President Donald Trump or to ignore him altogether and focus on the foundational values of the party. The GOP experienced mass defeat in the midter… The Continue Reading

Here’s the real and terrifying reason Trump is pushing for a coup in Venezuela

On Monday, President Donald Trump met with the Venezuelan community in Miami, Florida. His speech represented more than just disdain for the country’s president Nicolas Maduro; it was a sign of what may really be behind his increasing rhetoric against Venezuela: Reelection. 2020. Florida will be a k… The post Continue Reading