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Paul Manafort Surrenders to Federal Authorities

Charlie Spiering, Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump surrendered to federal authorities on Monday, according to reports. UPDATE: The Justice Department has confirmed that Manafort was permitted to surrender himself to the custody of the FBI. Read the full indictment here. Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates were asked to

Another National Security Shakeup at White House

Cortney O’Brien, K. T. McFarland will be stepping down as White House Deputy National Security Adviser, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.  McFarland, who before joining the Trump administration served as a Fox News contributor, has instead been asked to serve as ambassador to Singapore. Trump’s national security team has been a source of controversy since February, when then-National Security

House Intelligence Committee Chair Nunes on Obama Surveillance of Team Trump

Elliott Hamilton, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) held a press conference in front of the Capitol today and stated that President Obama ordered surveillance on members of President Donald Trump’s team following his electoral victory in November. This continues a weeks-long conversation that started with President Trump tweeting that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower, causing chaos

60 Percent of Adults ‘Hopeful and Optimistic’ About America’s Future

Katie McHugh, Sixty percent of adults feel “hopeful and optimistic” about the future of the country, a Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll released Sunday shows, while President Trump’s net approval rating is negative—for now. When asked, “When you think about the future of the country, would you say that you are mainly hopeful and optimistic or mainly

House Intelligence Committee Chair: Leakers of Flynn Call ‘Belong in Jail’

Kristina Wong, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) said Tuesday that those who leaked the contents of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s phone calls “belong in jail.” “That’s nine leakers that all belong in jail,” Nunes said. “Those nine people broke the law, clearly, by leaking classified information to anybody.” Flynn resigned late

Martha MacCallum says press must hold Trump’s feet to the fire

Howard Kurtz, In media mythology, the first 100 days is make-or-break time for a new president and an easily packaged time frame that is, of course, inherently arbitrary. While the phrase conjures up an FDR-like New Deal, it can also be a tough slog as a new president tries to push legislation through Congress, get

Losing: Soros Lost $1 Billion After Trump Won, Good News #MAGA

Joel B. Pollak, The Wall Street Journal reports Thursday that billionaire left-wing financier George Soros lost nearly $1 billion as a result of Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the November 2016 presidential election. The Journal‘s Gregory Zuckerman and Juliet Chung report: Billionaire hedge-fund manager George Soros lost nearly $1 billion as a result of the stock-market rally

Mexico reiterates there’s ‘no way’ it will pay for proposed border wall

Mexico is willing to negotiate over President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to build a border, but the country will not pay for it, the country’s new foreign relations secretary said Tuesday. Luis Videgaray added that paying for the proposed wall was “unacceptable.” Trump said last week that any money the U.S. spends to build the wall

Trump pick for secretary of state to face tough scrutiny over Russian ties

Tensions over President-elect Donald Trump’s favorable Russian views and the upcoming Senate confirmation hearing for prospective secretary of state Rex Tillerson is expected to boil over in the days ahead. Top Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that they plan to continue with new sanctions on Russia

7 Things To Know About Secretary of Energy Pick Rick Perry

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has been tapped as President-elect Donald Trump’s Energy Secretary. What will Perry be like as Secretary of Energy? Here are seven things to know about Perry. 1. Perry could be running a department that he once proposed to repeal and forgot to name. Perry has become infamous for a massive