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Michael Cohen, Donald Trump and the curse of loyalty

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:07:34 -0400

A number of analysts have been wondering aloud whether the loyalty of Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, will pass the acid test of a federal indictment.....
Mourning Barbara Bush

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:04:35 -0400

Several former U.S. presidents were among the 1,500 mourners expected to gather at a Houston church on Saturday for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92.....
Trump: Michael Cohen will never flip on me

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:35:16 -0400

In a series of early-morning tweets, President Trump attacks an article in the New York Times suggesting that his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, whose offices were raided last week by the FBI, might c....
Trump told Comey he never slept in Moscow. But he did.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:55:35 -0400

According to memos by former FBI Director James Comey, Donald Trump disputed allegations about cavorting with prostitutes in Moscow by insisting that he didn’t spend the night in Moscow during his 201....
Students protest gun violence nationwide on Columbine anniversary

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:29:14 -0400

Thousands of students walked out of classes across the United States on Friday, marking the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School with a show of unity aimed at pressuring politicia....
Ex-sanctions czar bashes Obama administration's 'weak' response to Russian interference

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:29:44 -0400

Dan Fried, the former State Department diplomat who oversaw sanctions policy, told the "Skullduggery" podcast that he was “extremely” frustrated when the Obama administration issued “weak” a....
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti follows in Obama's footsteps — to Iowa

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:57:08 -0400

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti tests the political waters in visit to Iowa.....
Ted Cruz shrugs off past feud and lauds Trump in Time essay

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:29:20 -0400

Ted Cruz wrote an essay for Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People of 2018” issue, praising President Trump, who the Texas senator once described as a "bully," "narcissist" a....
Join us for a live video taping of Skullduggery

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:24:19 -0400

Join Yahoo News’ Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Klaidman, and Chief Investigative Correspondent, Michael Isikoff, for a special live video taping of Skullduggery.....
Midwest farmers fear tariff war, while their steelworker neighbors cheer

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:16:02 -0400

Trump’s trade policies may be helping some steel companies — and steelworkers — but China is threatening to retaliate with tariffs on American agricultural exports. Farmers in this Illinois town are w....
We need stronger candidates, not stronger parties

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:00:41 -0400

It’ll be a long time before we see another presidential field populated solely by career politicians. But that’s not something we should necessarily fear.....
RZA weighs in on the Wu-Tang Clan's meeting with James Comey 

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:01:56 -0400

RZA, the spiritual leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, got a kick out of seeing two of his rap colleagues meet former FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday.....
Unfiltered: ‘We are human beings’

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:29:49 -0400

In the middle of an empty Manhattan church on a Wednesday afternoon sits Rev. Juan Carlos Ruíz, adjusting his priest collar. Outside, people cross the street to and from Central Park. Although it is A....
Fresno State professor under fire for celebrating death of Barbara Bush

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:46:57 -0400

Fresno State University is distancing itself from an Arab-American professor who celebrated the death of former first lady Barbara Bush as it reviews the matter, school officials said Wednesday.....
State hits Memphis for removing Confederate monuments

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:29:51 -0400

Months after Memphis circumvented state law to take down two monuments, the Tennessee legislature voted to remove funding that would’ve gone to commemorating the city’s bicentennial.....
George W. Bush: U.S. should be tough on Russia — 'not belligerent, but forceful'

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:34:46 -0400

Former President George W. Bush said on Monday that he has “always felt” the United States should be tough in countering Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression.....
Trump calls sketch released by Stormy Daniels a 'total con job'

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:13:06 -0400

President Trump suggested on Wednesday that the man adult-film star Stormy Daniels says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot and warned her to stay silent about her alleged sexual encounter with ....
California leads the nation in sending former inmates to college. Will other states follow?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:00:01 -0400

Since 2011, when the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to thin its prison population, the state has taken several steps to increase educational opportunities for inmates — and it has achieved dram....
Public figures react to the death of Barbara Bush

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:01:30 -0400

Within minutes of the news that former first lady Barbara Bush had died Tuesday at the age of 92, tributes began pouring in from political figures, including those in her own family.....
Barbara Bush: A life in pictures

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:49:20 -0400

View photos of Barbara Bush through the years. The former first lady died on April 17 at age 92.....
Barbara Bush, the 'enforcer' of a political dynasty, is dead

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:47:38 -0400

While her husband was the linchpin of a multigenerational political dynasty, Barbara Bush, with her shock of white hair and trademark pearls, provided much of the steel in the family.....
Comey book says he threatened to call for a special counsel over Clinton emails

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:43:00 -0400

FBI Director James Comey nearly called for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email server in the spring of 2016 after Clinton’s lawyers refused on the grounds of attorney-client pr....
Comey blitzes the media on book tour

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:55:14 -0400

James Comey’s book tour began in earnest on Tuesday with the former FBI director scheduled for no less than eight high-profile interviews to promote his much-anticipated memoir, "A Higher Loyalty....
Power to the party: Why political reforms can be bad for democracy

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:00:49 -0400

Over the last half-century, political power has devolved from party functionaries to ordinary citizens voting in primaries. That has made the system more democratic — but also more susceptible to mani....
The Michael Cohen legal sideshow: Gasps, pratfalls and paparazzi

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:00:36 -0400

Stormy Daniels arrives at federal court in New York on Monday. NEW YORK — Even before Sean Hannity was named as the mystery “third client” of President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, the hear....
Sean Hannity was Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's secret client

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:21:10 -0400

Michael Cohen’s mysterious third client, whose identity he tried to keep secret, has been revealed as Fox News host Sean Hannity.....
Trump proposal to kill foreign entrepreneur program hits startups

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:42:35 -0400

The Trump administration is rescinding a rule that allows foreign entrepreneurs who start businesses in the U.S. to remain in the country for up to five years. One tech startup had to open a satellite....
Why Comey doesn't want Trump impeached

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:00:58 -0400

In a wide-ranging interview, former FBI Director James Comey elaborated on previous statements, offered new insights, and admitted that he made errors in judgment.....
'I hardly even knew this guy': Trump lashes out at Comey in Sunday morning tweetstorm

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 10:07:52 -0400

Excerpts from former FBI Director James Comey’s upcoming memoir, and from an interview Comey gave to ABC News, set off a Sunday-morning tweetstorm of accusations, corrections and annotations from Pres....
White House spokeswoman throws Michael Cohen under the taxi

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:40:26 -0400

Michael who?....
4 reasons Trump may have pardoned Libby

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:07:18 -0400

As reports broke Friday that President Trump had issued a pardon of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, former Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, the immediate questions for many Americans were: Why L....
Yellow cabs and apartment houses: FBI is taking a broad look at Michael Cohen's business

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:26:35 -0400

Agents who raided the office and home of President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen weren’t only interested in hush-money payoffs to women, but were also investigating a broad range of his business dealin....
Comedian Randy Credico says Trump adviser Roger Stone threatened his dog

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:59:11 -0400

New York City comic and ex-radio host Randy Credico says that longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone sent him “scary,” obscenity-filled emails after he went public disputing Stone’s claim that Cred....
Trump responds to Comey's book by calling him an 'untruthful slime ball'

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:53:24 -0400

President Trump tore into James Comey on Friday in a pair of tweets aimed at discrediting his former FBI director’s explosive new book that details Comey’s interactions with the president before his f....
DOJ tinkers with immigration courts to speed deportations

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 05:00:46 -0400

The sequence of events that lead to immigration court vary from case to case, especially now, as even broader categories of people — ranging from convicted criminals to recent border crossers seeking ....
Trump looms large in Arizona Senate race to replace Jeff Flake

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 05:00:33 -0400

It may be 2018’s marquee Senate race.....
What's in James Comey's book?

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:54:58 -0400

Former FBI director James Comey’s account of his turbulent career in law enforcement, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” is officially out next week, but reviews and excerpts began appea....
Former doorman says he got hush money over Trump love-child story

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:05:00 -0400

The doorman, Dino Sajudin, reportedly signed a contract with American Media that carried a $1 million penalty for disclosing details of the explosive story.....
Pompeo: 'I cooperated' with the Mueller investigation

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:47:02 -0400

CIA Director Mike Pompeo, President Trump’s pick for secretary of state, confirmed on Thursday that he has been interviewed by Robert Mueller in the special counsel's investigation into the Trump....
U.N. scofflaws owe N.Y.C. an insane amount of money

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:36:01 -0400

Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make the world turn. Today we're looking at the $16 million in unpaid parking fines owed to New York City by drivers with U.N. diplomat license pla....
Trump backs off tweet warning Russia of 'coming' Syria strike

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 08:53:48 -0400

“Never said when an attack on Syria would take place,” Trump tweeted early Thursday. “Could be very soon or not so soon at all!"....
Fire the special counsel. Please.

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:00:20 -0400

Trying to shut down the special counsel and seize control of the Justice Department will be the thing that brings this entire Legoland of an administration crashing down on itself.....
Trump's incoherent, dangerous policy on Syria, as laid out in tweets

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:04:31 -0400

ISIS has nearly been defeated in Syria, and the Assad regime, backed by Russia and Iran, is close to winning the civil war. But the situation there is as dangerous as ever, and President Trump may be ....
Paul Ryan, lame duck: What does the future hold for him?

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:10:06 -0400

Without much precedent in recent U.S. history, House Speaker Paul Ryan is entering an extended lame-duck period before the 115th Congress concludes. How will this announcement affect Republican morale....
Zuckerberg tells GOP lawmakers Facebook isn't biased against conservatives

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:28:47 -0400

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the suggestion by several Republican lawmakers on Wednesday that the social media network is biased against conservative content — but admitted that he is worrie....
Paul Ryan’s legacy looks a lot like Donald Trump’s

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:54:21 -0400

When Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday that he would not seek reelection this fall, some on both the left and the anti-Trump right expressed hope that Ryan would now be free to stand up against Pr....
Republicans wonder who will fill Ryan’s shoes

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:06:17 -0400

Republicans ponder who will lead the party after House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he will not seek reelection in November.....
Trump warns Russia: Missiles 'will be coming' to Syria

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:19:29 -0400

President Trump on Wednesday vowed to respond to last week’s chemical attack with an air strike but said he would not specify timing publicly.....
Unfiltered: ‘It would be my privilege to defend a Nazi.’

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:00:58 -0400

At the Greenberg Law office in Brooklyn, framed advertisements reading “The Real Call Saul” hang on the walls between tongue-in-cheek posters for movies like “Devil’s Advocate.” A small, wiry-haired m....
Thank you for shooting: Will the NRA go the way of the tobacco lobby?

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 05:00:01 -0400

The tobacco lobby’s influence over Washington waned as public consciousness about the links between cigarettes and cancer grew. The NRA is using many of the tobacco industry’s old tactics, such as sup....