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Comey calls for release of memos, any recordings of White House conversations

Jun 8 2017 — — Former FBI Director James Comey called for the release of any recordings of conversations he had with President Trump in the White House, as well as memos he wrote detailing the private talks at the time. Comey made his first public remarks since his abrupt May 9 firing during high-profile testimony before the Senate Intelligence […]

As Bill Cosby sex assault trial starts, “O.J. hangover” possible

Jun 5 2017 — — More than a decade after Bill Cosby invited a college basketball manager to his home to discuss her career, the 79-year-old comedian goes on trial on Monday in a sexual assault case that is sure to define his legacy. Cosby’s image as a father and family man, on screen and off, helped fuel his extraordinary […]

There is a sense in the White House that Jared Kushner is “vulnerable”

May 30 2017 — — There is a sense in the White House that President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is “vulnerable” for the first time, and that rivals within the White House are taking shots at him because of the “tough” or “hard” stories about him in recent days, CBS News’ Major Garrett reports. This comes as the president, who […]

Manchester bomber identified as Salman Abedi

May 23 2017 — — CBS News confirmed Tuesday that the man who blew himself up the previous night at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, was 23-year-old Salman Abedi, who was known to British authorities prior to the attack. In a generic statement posted online, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for Abedi’s suicide […]

Senate Intelligence Committee invites Comey to testify publicly

May 17 2017 — — The Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday formally invited fired FBI Director James Comey to testify, and asked FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe for any memos or other notes the FBI possesses from Comey about his communications with administration officials. The committee made the requests Wednesday in two separate letters, one to Comey and one to […]

N. Korea vows to “speed up” nuclear program as THAAD goes operational

May 2 2017 — — A controversial U.S. anti-missile system in southeastern South Korea is now operating and can defend against North Korean missiles, the U.S. military confirmed Tuesday. “U.S. Forces Korea confirms the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system is operational and has the ability to intercept North Korean missiles and defend the Republic of the Korea,” U.S. […]

5 reasons Trump is cheesed off about Canada

May 1 2017 — — President Donald Trump has put Canada on notice about trade issues. That may leave many Americans scratching their heads, given that the country’s northern neighbor hasn’t sparked as much rhetoric from the current administration as Mexico. That may be changing. Mr. Trump in recent days has cited two issues as specific concerns: the Canadian dairy […]

Ivanka Trump’s brand focused in on China during 2016 campaign

Apr 22 2017 — — Ivanka Trump’s brand intensified its work in China as her father closed in on the Republican nomination for U.S. president, with her company applying for nearly twice as many trademarks in a five-month span as it had in the preceding eight years. Ivanka Trump Marks LLC applied for 36 trademarks in China between March and […]

Private meetings at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago raise questions about access

Apr 22 2017 — — President Trump has been in office for 91 days. He has spent 25 of them at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, often mingling with members and guests. Since the election, the cost of membership has doubled to $200,000. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago meeting with China’s Xi Jinping raises ethics concerns Mr. Trump often railed against pay-to-play politics […]

N. Korea “ready for any mode of war desired by the U.S.”

Apr 11 2017 — — North Korea is vowing tough counteraction to any military moves that might follow the U.S. move to send the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and its battle group to waters off the Korean Peninsula. The statement from Pyongyang comes as tensions on the divided peninsula are high because of U.S.-South Korea wargames now underway and […]

Paul Ryan says Obamacare to stay “for the foreseeable future”

Mar 24 2017 — — House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said the U.S. is “going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future” after he abruptly canceled a scheduled vote on the contentious Republican health care bill Friday. “Obamacare is the law of the land, and it will remain the law of the land until it’s replaced,” Ryan said.

Trump blames Democrats for House GOP failure to pass health care bill

Mar 24 2017 — — President Trump said Friday that “both parties can do better” after the vote on the GOP health care bill was abruptly canceled in the House after it seemed likely it did not have enough support to pass. “Perhaps the best thing that could happen is exactly what happened today,” Mr. Trump said in a news […]