Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Judge rejects Fox News bid to stop lawsuit by former contributor who alleges host raped her

Vice President Mike Pence is slated to speak at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Dallas next Friday

Mulvaney might pull database of complaints made to Consumer Protection Bureau from public view

Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't recuse himself from the Michael Cohen case

NEW: The Justice Department reiterated on Tuesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was not overseeing any investigations related to the 2016 presidential election

EPA reportedly turned down a White House offer to help Scott Pruitt prep for two congressional panels.

Judiciary and Oversight Committee Democrats Issue Joint Statement After Interview with Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Christopher Wylie - Judiciary Committee Republicans refused to participate in the interview

55 former officials from Republican and Democratic admins, including 5 CIA directors, national intel and counterterrorism chiefs, secretaries of state, and even the Republican chair of the 9/11 commission are urging SCOTUS to knock down Trump's travel ban.

AP: Republicans who control the Arizona Senate were prevented from ensuring that ailing Sen. John McCain’s seat isn’t on the November ballot if he leaves office.

Ronny Jackson had a "good meeting" with Trump a few minutes ago, per an admin official. Trump is sticking with the embattled secretary, official says, and wants him to fight.

H. R. McMaster thought a lot about how to improve his relationship with Trump. “This President never likes the smartest guy in the room,” a former Army officer said. “And it’s the job of the national-security adviser to be the smartest guy in the room.

“I’m a germaphobe I would never let hookers pee on me...oh look dandruff, let me touch it with my bare hands without thinking twice.”

Russia is "laughing" at Trump, former ambassador to ex-Soviet Union said

Now on deck..

U.S. Supreme Court divided over Texas electoral district fight


NEW — Thomas Roberts, who hosted Ms Universe in Moscow in 2013, tells us that Trump was there overnight, and perhaps over two nights

Trump blasts vetting process and the media for his troubled VA pick. That's not how it works.

"I actively get death threats just for asking questions." White House correspondents Jim @Acosta, @AprilDRyan, and @AshleyRParker talk the hazards of the job

A U.S. solar startup has picked a trade fight with Trump

The FBI search of Paul Manafort's house has widely been described as a pre-dawn, no-knock raid. But here's what Mueller's office had to say about it last night:

KellyAnne Conway Calls Melania Trump ‘Superior’ First Lady to Michelle Obama (VIDEO)

That moment when your wife resists holding your hand... PRICELESS.

Paul Manafort charged with conspiracy against the U.S., money laundering, and failing to register as a foreign agent. Catherine Herridge reports.

Arizona Votes Today

FBI director: Americans outside of DC still like the FBI

Paul Manafort was interviewed by the FBI twice while he was working as a political consultant for a Ukrainian political party — in March 2013 and July 2014 — several years before he was named a top adviser to Trump, newly filed court documents revealed

FM Lavrov: several Western countries are openly aiming to dismember Syria as a sovereign state. Anti-terrorist operations just a smokescreen. — Russian Embassy, UK

Opposition to Manafort’s Motion to Suppress

Information Research Department paper: SOVIET PROPAGANDA AGAINST NATO

White House stands by Trump VA pick after allegations of drinking on the job

Trump on Macron: “We have a very special relationship, in fact I’ll get that little piece of dandruff off…we have to make him perfect, he is perfect.”

GOP congressman insists parents have ‘religious liberty’ to let kids die from treatable medical conditions

Trump keeps saying hes innocent. So why does he keep sounding like hes guilty?

WATCH: Trump snaps at reporter for "stupid question" about Cohen pardon

Federal judiciary may create informal harassment complaint system

Three ways Republicans can still spare Trump from Trump

Missouri can’t afford Pompeo as the next secretary of state

Conservative torches Republicans ‘hypocrites’ for tolerating Trump-Hannity partnership

BREAKING: @MNPDNashville has released Travis Reinking's mugshot. He is being held on a $2 million bond.

How Devin Nunes Turned the House Intelligence Committee Inside Out

Kogan: "I can't answer that because I have an NDA with Facebook."

This is a remarkable open letter from @DrSanjayGupta to A.G. Jeff Sessions. "I changed my mind" about medical marijuana, "and I am certain you can, as well..."

Aluminum dives off 7-year highs after the US says it may provide sanctions relief to Russia's giant producer RUSAL

Prosecutors defend searches of Manafort's storage locker, condo

DEVELOPING: Reports of an active shooter in Los Angeles neighborhood after firefighters respond to reports of a house fire

Russia's Telegram block tests Putin's ability to control the web

Journalist @RonanFarrow's book, "War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence" looks at the long term decline of the @StateDept, and what he calls the growing militarization of U.S. foreign policy.

Facebook unveils secret rules on policing users

Pompeo failed to disclose Chinese business connection

Cambridge Analytica Whistle-Blower to Meet With House Democrats

Sean Hannity's real estate venture linked to fraudulent property dealer

Maine Gov. Paul LePageis refusing to expand Medicaid after the state’s voters approved it last fall

France's President Macron and his wife arrived at Andrews Air Force Base on Monday afternoon, and before heading to the White House

George HW Bush hospitalized in intensive care

The ranking Democrat on the Senate Veterans Affairs committee is concerned about allegations he's hearing about Ronny Jackson, the president's pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sean Hannity is a 'welfare queen' - CNN

Exclusive: Sources: General Flynn ‘Wept’ As He Asked FBI to Spare Mike Flynn Jr


Hillary Clinton says free press is under "open assault" in the Trump era

Waffle House shooting victims ID'd as worker, star athlete, music artist

Iran's foreign minister says the nation has "a range of options," if the United States scuttles the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement, including resuming its nuclear program.

Do you want Debbie Lesko, a Koch brothers crony who loves Betsy DeVos to be the next Congresswoman from Arizona? Absolutely not. Share this list of the top ten reasons why she’s bad for Arizona and would be a disaster in Congress

My latest: Do you live in Georgia? Does Sean Hannity own your entire neighborhood?

Opinion: In Hannity news, a warning for Trump

Desperate for Dirt on Western Intelligence Agencies, Russia Just Makes It Up

The suspect in the deadly Waffle House shooting was found in a wooded area behind an apartment complex

U.S. eases sanctions on aluminum firm tied to Russian oligarch

JUST IN: Trump Treasury Dept to consider easing sanctions on Putin-tied company

Trump’s false claims to Comey about Moscow stay could aid Mueller

Avenatti: Cohen case could cost Trump the Presidency

Stormy Daniels lawyer, Michael Avenatti made a big prediction that the case against Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen could be so damaging to the President that he may choose to quit before facing the case head on. Attorney Michael Avenatti joins Lawrence.

Retired military leaders object to Trump CIA nominee over torture

Brigadier General David Irvine, U.S. Army, retired, talks with Rachel Maddow about objections to Donald Trump's nominee to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, for her role in a U.S. torture program during the Bush administration.

Report supports dossier, contradicts Trump on night in Moscow

Donald Trump responded to accusations in the Steele dossier by telling James Comey he never spent the night in Moscow. A new Bloomberg report, along with past reporting, show Trump claim is not true. Julia Ainsley, NBC News national security reporter, joins Rachel Maddow to discuss.

Bolton's affiliations bad for Trump relationship with Macron

Rand Paul ends principled pose, flips to yes on Pompeo vote

Laura Cohen, Michael Cohen’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Flight records illuminate mystery of Trump's Moscow nights

"If President Trump is carrying around an unsecured Android phone, that's 1,000 times worse than using a personal email server."

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Expected to Attend Jerusalem Embassy Opening, Officials Say

“Why would Flynn tell Pence the truth but then lie to the FBI? The former might be a fireable offense but the latter is a crime. What would make him purposely do that?” Gee, almost like Pence was in on it & Flynn lied to protect the admin.