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They can't help themselves. At 29, Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated Republican economics professor Anthony Pappas by a landslide in Queens and the Bronx in the 2018 midterms, is the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives. Ocasio-Cortez has her critics, some of whom have trying to use her financial status to disparage her—and the native New Yorker hasn’t been shy about responding to them.One of the silly memes about Ocasio-Cortez is that she dresses too nicely for a “socialist” who addresses class inequality. On Twitter, reporter Eddie Scarry posted, “That jacket and coat don’t look like a girl who struggles.”But in a November 20 tweet, Ocasio-Cortez described some of her struggles in life, posting“My dad died when I was 18, my mom scrubbed toilets + drove school buses, I bartended to help her, and still won a Congressional primary at 28. I’ll take my family over a fat bank account any day, and my experience makes me a bet...
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President Trump said Tuesday that he's completed his written answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller's team, and that his lawyers are set to hand them over imminently."The written answers to the wi...
 
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he's done answering questions from special counsel Robert Mueller related to the investigation of possible collusion between Trump associates and Russians, and he expects his legal team to submit them soon.
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"In sum, Trump’s economic promises to his rural base haven’t been kept." After running on a transparently false and manipulative message of representing the forgotten and downtrodden parts of the United States, President Donald Trump has led his administration like a typical Republican — completely uninterested in the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable Americans.In the view of conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin, this vast betrayal is a major risk for the Trump presidency."In sum, Trump’s economic promises to his rural base haven’t been kept," she wrote. "His policies either ignored rural voters or made their finances worse. They’ve stuck with him more or less during a time of overall prosperity, but for them as well as for other Americans still struggling to regain their economic footing from the financial crash in 2008, an economic downturn between now and the 2020 election might send Trump’s approval rating and reelection prospects spiraling dow...
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If Whitaker is found to have been improperly appointed, the spillover effect could invalidate any official decisions he made while in his role – including decisions related to Mueller.
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Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) on Tuesday’s “New Day” on CNN discussed the lawsuit he and fellow Democrats filed to challenge the legitimacy of President Donald Trump’s appointment of Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker. Blumenthal questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s appointment, calling Whitaker “essentially a lackey of the president” because of his criticisms of FBI special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. “[T]he Department of Justice, actually the Office of Legal Counsel, says that there are some kind of special or exigent circumstances that in some cases allow for the president to appoint someone temporarily, but those kinds of circumstances are death or tragedy or crisis — not what we have here. There is no precedent, none, John, for this kind of appointment of someone who is essentially a lackey of the president,” Blumenthal told CNN’s John Berman. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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Corsi and other Stone associates have been targeted by Mueller as he investigates Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, as well as potential coordination between the Kremlin and people connected with the Trump campaign. 
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All signs point to a huge shoe yet to drop in the Russia investigation, says Harry Litman. Special counsel Robert Mueller has already made impressive progress in the investigation into ties between President Donald Trump's associates and Russian interference in the 2016 election. As of now, Mueller has gotten indictments, convictions, and guilty pleas against at least 32 people, including Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and national security adviser Michael Flynn, as well as three different companies.But in a new op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, former deputy assistant attorney general and University of California professor Harry Litman lays out a clear case for why there could be something much bigger on the way:Mueller already has done the difficult digging on the Russian side of the equation, bringing detailed indictments in February 2018 for a wide-ranging Russian trolling operation related to the campaign, as well as the July 2016 hacking of Democratic Party ema...
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It's much simpler than its opponents make it out to be. Though it will likely remain out of reach for the foreseeable future, Medicare-for-All — and progressive dream for an expansive health insurance system run by the government — has become a central goal for left-wing of the Democratic Party.Critics of the idea, which includes one-time advocate of government-run health insurance President Donald Trump, still warn that the project will bankrupt the country and destroy the American health care system. But as economist Paul Krugman pointed out Monday in a q-and-a with Quora, this fear-mongering about single-payer health careis completely baseless."Single payer has always been economically feasible!" he wrote. "Lots of countries do it; we do it for everyone 65 and older. It’s really quite weird that we talk as if single-payer would be a huge, radical departure from American practice when so many people are on Medicare and Medicaid."He continued: "In fact, the government...
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In his first television interview since the midterm elections, President Donald Trump mounted an aggressive defense of his pick for acting attorney general and repeated some of his favorite misleading attacks against the Russia investigation.
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A new court filing says the appointment has "no effect on this case." In a new filing with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Special Counsel Robert Mueller argued Monday that despite the dubious appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, he retains the full powers of a U.S. attorney granted him under the regulations governing special counsels.When President Donald Trump appointed Whitaker, many plausibly argued that it was a blatant attempt to undermine the Russia investigation led by Mueller. But because Whitaker was never approved by the Senate — and others at the Justice Department in line to be attorney general were — many have argued that his appointment is unconstitutional. If the courts agree, it could invalidate anything he does in the role.However, Mueller is claiming that his powers have not been diminished as a result. For the particular case in question, a subpoena of Roger Stone ally Andrew Miller, the brief argued that since the investig...
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The appointment of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker two weeks ago should have no effect on an ongoing court challenge that questions the constitutionality of special counsel Robert Mueller's appointment, the Justice Department argued in a new court filing Monday.
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Designation of Matthew G. Whitaker as acting attorney general does not affect appointment, Mueller’s team says.
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President Trump will hand over written answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller about Russian election meddling as early as Tuesday and no later than Thanksgiving, according to a report on Monday. Trump’s lawyers set the informal Thanksgiving deadline for the president to complete his responses and he is just about ready to submit...
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When Chris Mueller came out and addressed the media after the Toronto Marlies fell 2-1 to the Binghamton Devils on Saturday night, it was almost as if the veteran forward was providing a state of the union testimony. “We’re a desperate hockey team,” said Mueller. “We haven’t had much success. Frustration’s kicking in a little...
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"If [Matt] Whitaker acts to shut down [Robert] Muller, he too will be guilty of obstruction of justice and a conspirator in that crime." When Tim Weiner’s book “Enemies: A History of the FBI” was published in 2012, he may not have envisioned that one day it would inspire a documentary series meant to place the erratic actions of Donald Trump into context.Another president? Sure. But not a guy best known as the host of “The Apprentice” when “Enemies” first came out.“Let’s examine reality television,” Weiner mused in a recent phone interview, in support of Showtime’s four-part series “Enemies: The President, Justice & the FBI.”  "That is fake news. I grew up in New York, you know. I've been watching Trump since the '70s and everybody within the realm of reason knows that he is a grifter and a con man. He is now also the most powerful man on Earth.”A week after Trump asked for the resignation of United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions...
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"The stakes are too high to allow the president to install an unconfirmed lackey to lead the Department of Justice." Denouncing President Donald Trump's appointment of acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker—a fervent critic of the Russia probe—as a blatant effort to "subvert the Constitution to protect himself and evade accountability," three Democratic senators on Monday filed suit against the White House and demanded that Whitaker be barred from temporarily serving as the nation's top law enforcement official."The stakes are too high to allow the president to install an unconfirmed lackey to lead the Department of Justice—a lackey whose stated purpose, apparently, is undermining a major investigation into the president," declared Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who joined fellow Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) and Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) in filing the lawsuit."We want the court to make clear that the Senate must confirm Matthew Whitaker's appoi...
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President Trump finished written responses to the special counsel's questions, but he says he won't be interviewed.
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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday said President Trump is "not afraid" to sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller but has declined to do so."He's not afraid to sit down," Conway told reporters....
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Trump says he has personally answered all questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, but a sit-down interview is not likely.
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A future Trumpian world, including possibly a shattered and increasingly “nationalist” Europe, is no laughing matter. Whatever you may think of President Trump, it’s important to be fair to him. You might have noticed that, on his recent trip to France (“five days of fury”), officially to mourn and praise America’s war dead on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, he managed to miss his first scheduled ceremony. It was at a cemetery where some of those American war dead were buried. He skipped it, thanks to a little uncomfortable rain, and came late for the second of those events at the Suresnes American Cemetery just outside Paris (this time complaining publicly about the rain). As TomDispatch regular Rajan Menon reminds us today, such acts brought a good deal of derision upon the president in Europe and here (or rather in the world of everywhere that we know as the Internet). What went unreported amid the mockery and the presidential excuses (the preside...
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NBC News’ Tracie Potts reports from Washington on the Mueller probe into the 2016 presidential election.
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Sunday may be a day of rest for a lot of people – but it clearly wasn't this week for President Trump.
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The president also says his acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has the authority to limit the special counsel's investigation into Russian meddling. ABC News' Elizabeth Hur reports.
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In a Fox News interview, President Trump also asserted he had no idea that his acting attorney general viewed the Mueller investigation skeptically.
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Senate watch: Bill To Protect Mueller Is Unconstitutional Outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) threatened to nix judicial nominees until Mitch McConnell OKs a vote on legislation to protect Robert Mueller from being fired before finishing his Russia probe. McConnell thinks the bill is unnecessary. But the problem, Jonathan Tobin at National Review points out, isn’t...
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The president also mocked a House Democrat who criticized the acting attorney general, deriding the lawmaker, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), as “little Adam Schitt” in a tweet.
 
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President Donald Trump said in an interview aired on Sunday he would not intervene if Matthew Whitaker, his acting U.S. attorney general, moved to curtail ...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is name-calling Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff for saying Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general is unconstitutional. Trump says Schiff shouldn’t complain that Whitaker wasn’t confirmed by the Senate because neither was special counsel Robert Mueller, who’s investigating 2016 election interference and possible ties between Moscow and Trump’s campaign. […]
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President Donald Trump on Sunday continued to defend Matt Whitaker, his
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Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) said he had told President Donald Trump “it would be a huge mistake not to let the Mueller investigation come to a conclusion.” Partial transcript as follows: RADDATZ: I want to move also to what Congressman Schiff said about the Mueller investigation and about Whitaker. President Trump weighed in on Twitter this week, “the inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess. They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts. They are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with answers they want.” They’ve gone absolutely nuts? Have you seen any evidence of that? Do you know what the president’s talking about? BLUNT: I don’t know what the president’s talking about but I do know that that’s not news that the president would have this view of the Mueller investigation. He has engaged in this in that way from the v...
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Sunday on CBS’s’ “Face the Nation” potential future chairman of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said he would do “anything and everything” to make sure the results of Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian investigation is made public. Partial transcript as follows: BRENNAN: If the Mueller probe continues to its conclusion, which the president has said he-he at this point won’t interfere. Will you- If you do take the chairmanship of House Oversight and have the subpoena power that goes with it, will you force Mueller’s findings to be made public if the Department of Justice decides not to release them? CUMMINGS: I would love to see it become public because basically in this last election what the public has said is that they want accountability and they want transparency and they have paid for a- an investigation by one of our greatest public servants, Mr. Mueller- Special Counsel Mu...
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President Donald Trump said "it's going to be up to him" when asked if he would accept any move by acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to curtail special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
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Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) warned of a “disaster” for the GOP if acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker “terminated or shut down or played with” Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Graham said, “It would be a disaster for the Republican Party, for the Mueller investigation to be terminated or shut down or played with. It’s close to the end, let’s see what he finds. I can understand why the president doesn’t like the investigation. He feels wronged by it. I remember the Clinton/Ken Starr episode pretty well. This is standard practice. But I think most Republicans on Capitol Hill and Democrats believe that Mr. Mueller should be allowed to do his job and I have no indication he’s going to be interfered with at all.” On acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Graham said, “He said some things that would probably be problematic to...
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President Trump said Sunday that he would not get involved if acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker moved to curtail special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign a...
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Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, said Sunday that he will do "anything and everything" to make the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation availabl...
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In an interview with the "Fox News Sunday" program taped on Friday, Trump also said he probably would not agree to a sit-down interview with Mueller, who also is investigating whether the Republican president's campaign conspired with Moscow and whether Trump has unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe. Whitaker took over supervision of Mueller's investigation on Nov. 7 after Trump appointed him as the chief U.S. law enforcement official to replace Jeff Sessions, who the president ousted. Whitaker, who Democrats have called a Trump "political lackey," in the past criticized the scope of the Mueller probe and brought up the possibility of undermining it by slashing Mueller's funding.
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“Look, it’s going to be up to him . . . I would not get involved,” Trump said in a wide-ranging interview on “Fox News Sunday.”
 
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President Donald Trump said in an interview aired on Sunday he would not intervene if Matthew Whitaker, his acting U.S. attorney general, moved to curtail Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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President Donald Trump said in an interview aired on Sunday he would not intervene if Matthew Whitaker, his acting U.S. attorney general, moved to curtail Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to bring legislation that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller up for a vote."[McConnell's] the majority leader, n...
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On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” President Donald Trump said he would “not get involved” if acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker attempted to limit special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. When asked about Whitaker criticisms of the Russia probe, Trump said, “I did not know that. I did not know he took views on the Mueller investigation as such.” When asked about Whitaker saying there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Trump said, “He’s right. What do you do when a person’s right? There is no collusion. He happened to be right.  I mean, he said it.  So if he said there is collusion, I’m supposed to be taking somebody that says there is?  Because then I wouldn’t take him for two reasons, but the number one reason is the fact that he would have been wrong.” When asked if he would get involved if Whitaker limits Mueller’s investigation, Trump said, “It’s g...
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Retiring Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said on Sunday that he has threatened to vote against federal judicial nominees because "it's worth using a little leverage" to spur a vote on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
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Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” the probable incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Democrats would challenge the appointment of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. When asked if Democrats would challenge that appointment, Schiff replied, “Yes.” He continued, “I think the appointment is unconstitutional.” Schiff said, “Constitutionally it has to be subject to confirmation. I think they lose that case when it goes to the Supreme Court. It’s in conflict with a more specific statute and that is there is a Succession Statute for the Justice Department which makes the Justice Department different from other agencies.” He continued, “So it’s a flawed appointment, but the biggest flaw from my point of view is that he was chosen for the purpose of interfering with the Mueller investigation.” He added, “We’ll expose any involvement he has in it. He need...
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President Trump on Sunday claimed he was unaware that Matthew Whitaker had been publicly critical of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation prior to picking him to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general....
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President Donald Trump told Fox News he wasn't aware Matt Whitaker was a sharp
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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) discusses a bill he co-sponsored to protect the Mueller probe in the wake of Matt Whitaker taking over the role of acting attorney general.
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The appointment of a new acting U.S. Attorney General raises questions about the future of the Mueller probe.
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The appointment of a new acting U.S. Attorney General raises questions about the future of the Mueller probe.
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President Trump has shifted his tone following fallout from the Midterm elections, California wildfires and questions with the Mueller investigation. SE Cupp questions whether Trump's softened tone will last.
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Donald Trump has said he "very easily" answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, although he speculated that the questions had been "tricked up" to try to catch him in a lie.
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Donald Trump has said he “very easily” answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, although he speculated that the questions had been “tricked up” to try to catch him in a lie.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he "very easily" answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been "tricked up" to try to catch him in a lie.
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President Trump said Saturday that he would deliver his written responses to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller next week."They're all done," Trump told reporters on the South Lawn be...
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New York magazine national correspondent Gabriel Debenedetti joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss where the Russia investigation stands now that President Trump has apparently answered Robert Mueller's written questions and mounting concerns over the acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker.
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Republicans had carried Orange County in every presidential race going back to 1936 until the district backed Hillary Clinton by 8 percentage points in 2016. Orange County, California, long one of the biggest Republican strongholds in the country, is expected to have zero Republicans representing it in Congress next year.Democrat Katie Porter officially defeated incumbent Republican Rep. Mimi Walters in California's 45th congressional district on Thursday, and Democrat Gil Cisneros has taken nearly a 1,000-vote lead over Republican Young Kim in the last uncalled California race, in the state's 39th district. If Cisneros' lead holds – and most observers expect it to grow – Orange County will have zero Republican representatives. Before this year's midterms, the GOP held four of the six House seats that are entirely or partly in the county.Porter was declared the winner over Walters after taking a 6,000-vote lead. Earlier, Democrat Harley Rouda ousted 15-term incumbent Repub...
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The president told reporters that he wrote the answers to questions from the special counsel and that he did so "very easily." He also said he suspected some were designed to be a "perjury trap."
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