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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

Democrats blind to real reason America elected Trump

Bryan Dean Wright, Lost in the shuffle of national news last week was the publication of an assessment by Democratic operatives on why my party lost the 2016 presidential campaign. Their argument? Voters chose President Trump because they had a “fear of diversity.” The authors – living in New York and San Francisco – concluded

Bryan Dean Wright: I’m a Democrat and it’s time for our party to apologize to America

Bryan Dean Wright, Now that President Trump has delivered his State of the Union-style address, my fellow Democrats are settling in for a long fight. Our new DNC Chairman Tom Perez is leading the charge, promising to be a “nightmare” for the president and his fellow Republicans. The reason is clear: Mr. Perez tastes political

Rare disease carried by rats leaves 1 dead, 2 clinging to life in New York City

A rare bacterial disease linked to rats — and normally only seen in animals — has killed one person in The Bronx and left two others fighting for their lives, city officials reported Tuesday. The three cases of leptospirosis were identified in a one block radius of the Concourse section of the Bronx over the

Rand Paul reportedly leaves meeting with House Republicans on Obamacare

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Tuesday reportedly left a meeting with fellow Senate Republicans as House Speaker Paul Ryan worked to reassure skeptical colleagues about the next steps in taking on Obamacare. Politico reported that Paul was unhappy with the meeting and the prospect of keeping health law’s Medicaid expansion. He called creating tax credits

Pence to lead voter registration fraud probe, leaves door open on Iran deal future

President Trump, in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, announced he’ll name Vice President Pence to lead a commission investigating voter registration fraud – while also laying out timelines for top domestic priorities like tax cuts and health care, and leaving the door open to scrapping the Iran nuclear deal. The president, in

With UN Abstention President Obama Bids Israel an ‘Unhappy Hanukkah’

Susan Stamper Brown, I had to spend a good part of Christmas Eve morning in my “Mighty Thor” pajamas, sipping extra strong coffee in the dark while writing a column I had not planned to write — because America’s “Wreck it Ralph” was at it again. This time, President Obama has decided to give Israel

Metallica singer leaves Bay Area because of ‘elitist’ attitude

Metallica’s James Hetfield is fed up with the “elitist” San Francisco Bay area attitudes. In a podcast with radio host Joe Rogan he explains his reason for moving to Vail, Colorado. “I kind of got sick of the Bay Area, the attitudes of the people there, a little bit,” he said. “They talk about how

Obama announces record wave of pardons, commutations

President Obama on Monday pardoned 78 people and granted another 153 commutations, amounting to the most acts of clemency granted by a U.S. president ever in a single day. White House Counsel Neil Eggleston announced the decisions in an official blog post. He described all the individuals being pardoned or seeing their sentences shortened as

Obama orders probe of Democrat email hacks that rocked election

President Obama has ordered his intelligence agencies to conduct a review of hacking during the 2016 presidential election and present their findings before he leaves office, a top adviser said Friday. Obama’s counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco disclosed the review to reporters in Washington Friday morning. “We maybe have crossed into a new threshold,” Monaco said. Monaco