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FBI’s Andrew McCabe fired, effective immediately, before he could retire

Mar 16 2018 — — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has been fired, effective immediately the Department of Justice said late Friday night. The decision comes as FBI officials recommended his firing, as they wait for a Department of Justice Inspector General report critical of him to be released. In a statement, the Department of Justice said “the OIG […]

Roy Moore asks for money, says resources are “depleted”

Mar 3 2018 — — Former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore is pleading for money to pay for his legal bills as he fights a lawsuit against a woman who says he molested her when she was 14. Moore said on a campaign Facebook page Thursday that his “resources have been depleted.” The link indicated that Moore had raised just […]

New details about Hope Hicks’ White House departure

Mar 1 2018 — — On the day Hope Hicks announced she would be leaving her post as White House communications director, she was “a puddle of tears” during the White House communications meeting Wednesday, according to one eyewitness. President Trump was angered by Hicks’ testimony before the House Intelligence Committee — angered by the fact that she admitted to […]

Shooting survivor responds to being called an “actor”

Feb 21 2018 — — David Hogg, who survived last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school, has become an outspoken voice in the national gun control debate. Now, he is responding to unsubstantiated allegations that he is an “actor.” “I’m not an actor in any sense, way, shape or form,” Hogg, 17, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday. […]

Special counsel is “laying the groundwork” with latest Russian meddling indictment

Feb 19 2018 — — Over the weekend on Twitter, President Trump condemned any suggestion that his presidential campaign colluded with Russians. His comments stemmed from the special counsel’s latest indictment on Friday, accusing more than a dozen Russians of carrying out a complicated scheme to influence the 2016 election. The document alleges Russians posed as Americans and used social […]

Trump takes on Oprah after “60 Minutes” airs

Feb 19 2018 — — President Trump tweeted criticism of a “60 Minutes” panel discussion moderated by Oprah Winfrey that was broadcast Sunday night, slamming her questions to the politically divided group and expressing the hope that she runs against him in 2020.

McMaster says evidence of Russian election meddling is beyond dispute

Feb 17 2018 — — U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser told an international audience that the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election is beyond dispute. H.R. McMaster was answering a question from a Russian delegate, shortly after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov left the same stage at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. Referring to […]

Trump praises Rob Porter, aide who resigned over spousal abuse allegations

Feb 9 2018 — — President Trump, who had gathered the press in the Oval Office Friday afternoon to share that he had donated money to a family with a father battling cancer, commented on now-former White House aide Rob Porter, who resigned over allegations of spousal abuse. The president said the White House wishes him well, noting that it […]

Pence: “Aggressive” new N. Korea sanctions coming “soon”

Feb 7 2018 — — Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the U.S. government would “soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive” economic sanctions to date against North Korea. Pence revealed the Trump administration’s plans to further punish dictator Kim Jong Un’s regime, at a joint news conference in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “The United States […]

Trump brings up national anthem debate in Super Bowl LII message

Feb 4 2018 — — In a statement released just hours before the Super Bowl LII matchup between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, President Trump has once again called for football fans to stand during the playing of the National Anthem as a sign of support for the nation’s troops. He issued the following statement from his Mar-a-Lago […]

Robert Wagner called a “person of interest” in Natalie Wood death

Feb 1 2018 — — Nearly four decades after the unexplained drowning death of Hollywood star Natalie Wood, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators tell “48 Hours” that her then-husband, actor Robert Wagner, is now a person of interest. Investigators want to speak with Wagner about the circumstances surrounding her death one night in 1981, they say in interviews for “Natalie […]

Fact-checking Trump’s first State of the Union address

Jan 31 2018 — — President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, arguing his administration is responsible for an economic upswing and heralding a “new American moment” marked by deregulation, tax cuts and new immigration restrictions. Mr. Trump hoped to project a sense of unity in his address before an audience of lawmakers who remain […]