NYT: Mulvaney says GOP candidates like Cruz not ‘likable’ enough, could lose

Washington (CNN)Mick Mulvaney, a top Trump administration official, warned behind closed doors on Saturday that Republican candidates such as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz could be at risk of losing and were not “likable” enough, The New York Times reported. Despite his remark about Cruz, Mulvaney was somewhat bullish about his…

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Trump on New York Times op-ed: ‘You could call it treason’

(CNN)President Donald Trump said Thursday that The New York Times’ decision to publish an op-ed from a senior administration official describing an internal resistance to the President could be called “treason.” The op-ed has set Washington alight, with gossip spreading across the capital about who the author could be. So…

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GOP Sen. Sasse knocks Trump for ‘trying to politicize’ Justice Department

Washington (CNN)Sen. Ben Sasse said Tuesday at Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing that President Donald Trump’s politicization of the Justice Department was worthy of condemnation. On Monday, Trump had knocked Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his leadership of the Justice Department and bemoaned that “two easy wins” would be…

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Why the Allen Weisselberg immunity deal may be the biggest news of this bananas week

(CNN)“Follow the money.” Trump, via his Twitter feed, has made clear that he believes himself to be entirely innocent because he gave Cohen the money to pay the women from his personal account not the 2016 campaign account. “Michael Cohen plead guilty to two counts of campaign finance violations that…

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New York AG plans criminal investigation into Michael Cohen’s taxes

New York (CNN)The New York State Attorney General’s Office is poised to pursue a criminal probe of Michael Cohen’s potential state tax law violations, having sought a criminal referral on the matter from the state Department of Taxation and Finance, according to a person familiar with the matter. Cohen, who…

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Corey Stewart used racist stereotypes to disparage NFL players in 2017 campaign event

(CNN)Corey Stewart, the Republican nominee for US Senate in Virginia, used racist stereotypes to disparage NFL players who protest during the National Anthem in an online exchange with his supporters last year. Later in the Facebook session, Stewart again called players in the NFL thugs, and compared them to servicemembers…

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Hatch on Trump tweet calling Omarosa a ‘dog’: ‘I’m not comfortable with that’

Washington (CNN)Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the veteran Republican and Senate president pro tempore, said Wednesday he wasn’t comfortable with President Donald Trump calling former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, the only African-American to have served in a senior role in the White House, as a “dog.” Trump’s tweet is…

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Gates Testifies He Stole From Manafort and Helped Him Break Law

Paul Manafort’s former right-hand man, Rick Gates, broke his silence Monday and offered dramatic inside testimony about how wealthy Ukrainian businessmen used offshore accounts and shell companies to pay his boss millions of dollars for political consulting work. Gates, 46, appeared at Manafort’s bank and tax-fraud trial, where he told…

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Trump’s 2020 campaign denies reports that it is producing flags in China

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign denied Saturday that it is using Chinese manufacturers to produce campaign flags, despite recent viral images that suggest otherwise. CNN reported earlier this month on an NPR story that said the owner of another factory in a different Chinese province said his company is making…

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This device can charge your phone with wind or water

Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star is vandalized on July 25, 2018 in Hollywood, California.Image: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images Between diaper baby blimps and Trump impersonators holding live rats, it’s a golden age for spectacularly dumb, exceptionally good anti-Trump art. I’m a particular fan of the latest Dadaist masterpiece on…

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Donald Trump’s rage-filled threat to the Iranian President may be his most intense tweet yet

President Trump is not a happy man at the moment.Image: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images Donald Trump writing an angry tweet aimed at a world leader isn’t particularly unusual at this point. But the caps-filled one he posted to Iranian President Rouhani in the early hours of Monday morning is pretty out…

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