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Rex sets the record straight

When President-elect Donald Trump was searching for his secretary of state, he wanted someone who looked the part: strong, experienced and battle-ready. Rudy Giuliani wanted the job, but it was a non-starter. Trump even flirted with the possibility of Mitt Romney for a while. But then it didn’t seem right, given that Romney had called…MORE

Howard Stern: Trump’s candidacy for president was a ‘publicity stunt’

Radio shock jock Howard Stern believes President Donald Trump’s candidacy for president started out as a “publicity stunt” in order to get a raise from NBC for hosting “The Apprentice.” Stern, who has hosted Trump on his radio show for years, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in an interview set to air in full on Friday…MORE

No, China is not paying for Trump’s bailout for US farmers

Just as Mexico was supposed to pay for the wall, but isn’t, now China is supposed to pay for President Donald Trump’s plan to bail out US farmers. Neither statement is true, of course, as has been pointed out repeatedly. Trump does not talk about Mexico paying for the wall much anymore. He’s too busy…MORE

WikiLeaks founder indicted on Espionage Act charges, raising issue of press freedoms

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged with 17 new counts under the Espionage Act for his role in unlawfully encouraging, receiving and publishing national defense information in concert with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, setting up a major legal battle over First Amendment protections in the Trump era. Traditionally, the Justice Department has…MORE

2020 Democrats want AOC in their corner

Democratic presidential candidates are vying to be seen as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ally — even if they don’t ultimately win her endorsement. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren showcased her alliance with the freshman lawmaker from the Bronx on Thursday. The two penned a five-page letter — and released a three-minute video explaining it — pressing Treasury Secretary…MORE

Deal struck to pass $19 billion disaster relief package without border funds

Republicans senators say President Donald Trump has agreed to a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, providing relief to a country beset by devastating floods, wildfires and hurricanes without funding for the border that the President had sought, and that the Senate is expected to vote as soon as Thursday afternoon to advance the measure. The…MORE

Senate passes bill cracking down on robocalls

A bill to crack down on unwanted robocalls sailed through the Senate on Thursday, adding to a push by Congress to defeat the growing problem of phone scams and nuisance calls. The legislation would impose stiffer fines of as much as $10,000 per call on robocallers who knowingly flout the rules on calls and would…MORE

Nadler pushes for empowering committee chairs on contempt

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler is pushing to empower committee chairs to hold individuals in contempt of Congress without going to the floor for a full House vote, a move that could expedite Democrats’ ability to punish anyone who defies their subpoenas but also risk further escalating tensions between congressional Democrats and the White House.…MORE

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