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Press secretary Sanders reacts to Scaramucci interview

WASHINGTON –  After newly hired White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci set off a firestorm Thursday with vulgar remarks in a New Yorker magazine interview, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was quick to try to put out the blaze. Sanders told reporters outside the White House on Thursday that she hoped Scaramucci could

Scalise shooter ID’d as James Hodgkinson

A gunman believed to be a supporter of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders sprayed a hail of bullets at a GOP baseball practice Wednesday morning, injuring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others before U.S. Capitol Police took down the rifle-wielding assailant. The shooter, who had a violent history including arrests for battery,

SHOW US THE PROOF: House, Senate committees want Trump tapes, Comey memos

House and Senate lawmakers leading the Russia investigation have asked the White House to produce tapes President Trump hinted might exist of a conversation between him and ousted FBI Director James Comey. They also made a formal request to the Comey camp for copies of the memos he testified he made to document the meetings.

Comey testimony leaves questions unanswered about anti-Trump dossier

Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson, While Thursday’s testimony by James Comey focused on his private discussions with President Trump, the fired FBI director still faces questions posed months ago over links between the bureau and a British ex-spy’s mysterious – and unverified – anti-Trump dossier. Comey was asked about the dossier, prepared by former British

Steve Bannon to head Trump’s Russia war room of legal ‘A-Team’

Christopher Wallace, Steve Bannon is not a lawyer, but the chief White House strategist is poised to become the senior partner in a heavyweight firm of bareknuckle barristers at the center of President Trump’s counter-offensive against Russia collusion claims. Bannon, the former Breitbart executive whose no-holds-barred approach served Trump well in the homestretch of his

North Korea threat: US ‘monitoring’ claim missile could carry nuclear warhead

U.S. officials are closely “monitoring” the aftermath of the latest North Korean missile test after the rogue regime claimed that its newest rocket was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead – and that its arsenal could reach American shores. One day after Kim Jong Un’s dictatorship reported a successful test flight of its KN-17 missile,

AFL-CIO ‘Paywatch’ report slams CEO pay but not the high pay of its own execs

Perry Chiaramonte, A powerful labor union’s new report slams the pay gap between CEOs and rank-and-file workers, but critics say it conveniently ignores the sky-high salaries union bosses pull down. The AFL-CIO’s annual Executive Paywatch  report, unveiled this week, found that last year the average S&P 500 CEO earned a total of $13.1 million in compensation, while

Sanders-inspired Dem aims to hand Pelosi a ‘spectacular upset’

Joseph Weber, Self-described “old straight white” guy Stephen Jaffe has joined the list of those trying to topple Democratic Party icon Nancy Pelosi. Sound familiar? Like others before him, Jaffe would be a longshot to upset the 16-term incumbent and long-reigning top House Democrat. But their 2018 primary race in Pelosi’s San Francisco-centric House district