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The New York Times

Trump’s Lawyer and Chief of Staff Appear at Briefings on F.B.I.’s Russia Informant
Fri, 25 May 2018 01:38:12 GMT
The presence of Emmet T. Flood, a lawyer representing the president in the Russia investigation, and John F. Kelly, the chief of staff, at the start of the classified meetings infuriated Democrats.

Turf War Between Kushner and Sessions Drove Federal Prisons Director to Quit
Thu, 24 May 2018 22:39:46 GMT
Some see Mark S. Inch’s departure as an opening for the Trump administration to endorse sentencing reform — one of the few issues that offer the possibility of a bipartisan deal.

Jared Kushner Gets Security Clearance, Ending Swirl of Questions Over Delay
Thu, 24 May 2018 01:16:53 GMT
Mr. Kushner’s F.B.I. background check had dragged on, fueling questions about whether the special counsel had found evidence that made him a security risk.

As Former SEAL Receives Medal of Honor, a Controversy Is Reignited
Fri, 25 May 2018 00:31:39 GMT
Britt Slabinski, a former leader of Navy SEAL Team 6, received the Medal of Honor for valor in a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan. But it has renewed questions over what exactly happened.

Concerned by Trump, Some Republicans Quietly Align With Democrats
Fri, 25 May 2018 00:56:05 GMT
Influential liberal donors and operatives are working with Never Trump Republicans to blunt what they view as the president’s threat to democracy.

The Washington Post

Obama showering Ohio with attention and money
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:17:00 EST
After President Obama pledged in March to create up to 15 manufacturing centers nationwide, the first federal grant went to a place at the heart of his affections: Ohio. When the Obama administration awarded tax credits to promote clean energy, the $125 million taken home by Ohio companies was nearly four times the average that went to other states. Read full article >>

Republicans are losing ground up and down the ballot. But why?
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:30:33 EST
Ask Democratic strategists when they want the election to happen and they’ll uniformly say “today.” Ask any Republican strategists the same question and they’ll acknowledge they’re glad they have until Nov. 6 to make their case to voters. Read full article >>

Obama’s claim that ‘90 percent’ of the current deficit is due to Bush policies
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:02:00 EST
“Over the last four years, the deficit has gone up, but 90 percent of that is as a consequence of two wars that weren’t paid for, as a consequence of tax cuts that weren’t paid for, a prescription drug plan that was not paid for, and then the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Now we took some emergency actions, but that accounts for about 10 percent of this increase in the deficit, and we have actually seen the federal government grow at a slower pace than at any time since Dwight Eisenhower, in fact, substantially lower than the federal government grew under either Ronald Reagan or George Bush.” Read full article >>

Kerry rebuts Romney, suggests funding cuts may have contributed to killings in Benghazi
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:58:55 EST
John Kerry has been trying to think like Mitt Romney as he stands in for the Republican nominee in presidential debate prep with Barack Obama. But in an interview on Tuesday, Kerry said it’s not easy to follow Romney’s train of thought on foreign policy. Read full article >>

Growing up in the White House: The Obamas talk about their girls on ‘The View’
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:23:00 EST
In an election in which the mom in chief is a key campaigner, there is one thing Michelle Obama has promised she will not discuss: her daughters’ dating lives. Just about everything else in the parenting realm, it seems, is fair game. Read full article >>