The political press always tends to focus mostly on the marquee race for the White House but that's especially true this cycle, as Donald Trump runs for a second term. He demands attention and his antics enrage his opponents and delight his supporters in equal measure.
The Republican Party has had a hostile relationship with the press for years. They have sought to stave off criticism of their scandals and policy flaws by tarring journalists with a broad brush as the "liberal media" (which, at least as far as mainstream outlets go, is a complete myth). President Donald Trump took this to a further extreme by calling any story critical of him "fake news," an insult that he repeats, on average, once a day. Trump's former strategist, alt-right former Breitbart News owner Steve Bannon, even went so far as to call the mainstream media the "opposition party."
On Friday, The Daily Beast reported that Maria Butina, who admitted in court to being a covert agent of Russia in December, is seeking expedited deportation back to Russia. And curiously, she does not fear reprisal at the hands of the Kremlin:
Fox News' Napolitano drops bomb on viewers: ‘Schiff is correct’ on evidence of Trump conspiracy and obstruction
The Republicans in Congress have going absolutely batty over what they regard is the total exoneration of Donald Trump by the Mueller Report – which none of them have seen a single page of. They are even escalating their attacks on Trump’s Democratic critics to include absurd demands for apologies and the resignation of House Intelligence Committee Chair, Adam Schiff.
Americans are being bombarded with robocalls. It’s an epidemic, and it’s getting worse. By a recent estimate, 71 million of these scam calls are being placed per hour, often completely illegally. In fact, I was robocalled while writing this article.
President Donald Trump is forcing his Justice Department, over the objections of his own attorney general, to support the position of a coalition of right-wing states suing to strike down the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare” in its entirety.
In April of last year, former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away. A towering figure, she was mourned by the nation and was joined by her husband seven months later.
On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Attorney General William Barr is preparing to release the entirety of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election to Congress and to the public.
Alabama Republican quotes ‘Mein Kampf’ to attack Democrats and journalists for pursuing Mueller investigation
Attorney General William Barr has now produced a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian counterintelligence in the 2016 presidential election. Although that summary doesn't actually clear President Donald Trump, many Republicans have decided it does — and furthermore, that anybody who even speculated the Mueller report could harm Trump is a liar.
Trump’s judicial confirmations aren’t changing the balance of the courts as much as he hoped — here’s why
President Donald Trump is not very productive on policy, but one note of solace for conservatives — and horror for liberals — is that he has been very good at getting judicial nominees through the Senate.
For the longest time, one of the big talking points from Republicans was that government anti-poverty programs failed at their primary goal, merely trapping people in dependence on the government. “The federal government declared a war on poverty, and poverty won,” said President Ronald Reagan in an address to Congress. Former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) took it as fact, telling a constituent in 2017, “Our poverty rates are about the same as when we started this war on poverty.”
'Unmitigated success': Journalist explains why Mueller's investigation matters — even if Trump doesn't go down
Special counsel Robert Mueller's has not been released in full to the public yet, and a lot of questions remain about it. But the topline conclusions — at least as told by Attorney General William Barr — are that Mueller is not charging anyone with a "conspiracy" with the Russian government, and that he did not make a determination either way about President Donald Trump's culpability for obstruction of justice.
These 6 ongoing legal threats continue to loom over Trump — regardless of what the Mueller report says
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and President Donald Trump’s potential involvement in it, has reached its conclusion. While there are a few loose ends to tie up, including the sentencing of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and the trial of former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone, Mueller is finished issuing indictments, and his report has been delivered to Attorney General William Barr, who will soon be briefing Congress on the key findings.
On Friday, The Daily Beast reported that crowdfunding platform GoFundMe is banning anti-vaccine activists from fundraising to promote medical disinformation and conspiracy theories:
Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and the extent of involvement of President Donald Trump's campaign in that interference, has won a massive number of indictments, convictions, and guilty pleas — over 30 in all.
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