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Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison, blames President Trump for his 'path of darkness'

(NEW YORK) -- A federal judge in Manhattan has sentenced Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, to three years in prison for various crimes including campaign finance violations, tax evasion, and lying to Congress.Before leveling his sentence, Judge William Pauley said “Cohen pled guilty to a…... Read More

Nancy Pelosi agrees to proposed term limits if elected speaker

(WASHINGTON) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, has agreed to abide by proposed term limits if elected speaker, a move that would cap her speakership at four more years that is expected to clear her path to the speaker's gavel in the Jan. 3 floor vote.The proposal would limit…... Read More

Michael Cohen, in emotional courtroom plea for leniency, says Trump made him 'cover up his dirty deeds'

(NEW YORK) -- Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, slammed his old boss during his sentencing hearing on Wednesday, saying that Trump made him "cover up his dirty deeds."Cohen made his case for leniency in front of a federal judge in Manhattan, accusing Trump of causing him to…... Read More

Tabloid publisher involved in Trump hush money payment reaches deal with federal prosecutors

(NEW YORK) -- Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York announced Wednesday they have reached an agreement with American Media Company, Inc. (AMI), the publisher of the National Enquirer, in connection with a payment made during the campaign meant to silence a woman who claimed to have had…... Read More

Trump uses France terror attack to call for US border security

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday used a terror attack at a famous Christmas market in a small, scenic town in France on Tuesday night to argue for more funding for U.S. border security. His call came a day after he threatened to shut down the government if he…... Read More

Michael Flynn asks judge to spare prison sentence for cooperating with Mueller probe

(WASHINGTON) -- Michael Flynn, the president’s onetime national security adviser, is asking a federal judge to spare him a prison sentence after cooperating for more than a year with prosecutors in special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. Flynn, whose sentencing is scheduled…... Read More

Dems ramp up pressure on WI Gov. Scott Walker amid accusations of GOP 'power grab'

(WASHINGTON) -- Accusations of a blatant power grab, personal appeals from the incoming Democratic governor to his Republican predecessor, protesters marching on the State Capitol and the ongoing situation unfolding in the state of Wisconsin have all the hallmarks of a classic political drama.Now, with a deadline to sign the…... Read More

House Republicans lead vote to label Rohingya crisis 'genocide'

(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives is expected to pass a resolution with overwhelming bipartisan support Wednesday to declare the violence against Myanmar's Rohingya a genocide, a move the Trump administration still has not made despite mounting evidence and a cavalcade of voices saying so.The resolution's expected passage is particularly…... Read More

'It's like a manhood thing for him': Pelosi on Trump and border wall

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s willingness to trigger a partial government shutdown over funding for his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall boils down “to a manhood thing,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Democrats in a closed-door meeting Tuesday following her clash with the president at the White House. “It’s like…... Read More

Surprising ally, Sen. Mitch McConnell, pushes for farm bill that legalizes hemp

(WASHINGTON) -- The typically conservative Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is applauding a somewhat surprising provision in the latest 807-page farm bill -- a measure that legalizes hemp. Industrial hemp is a different variety of the same plant that produces marijuana, so it's been illegal under federal law except for…... Read More

Trump meeting with Schumer, Pelosi erupts over border wall funding

(WASHINGTON) -- Political fireworks erupted in the Oval Office Tuesday between President Trump, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi over border wall funding.At first, the president welcomed Pelosi and Schumer into the Oval Office and discussed criminal justice reform while rattling off numbers about the…... Read More

DC Judge Amy Berman in Paul Manafort case asks attorneys for more evidence about his alleged lies

(WASHINGTON) -- A judge in the federal case against Paul Manafort told prosecutors that she needs to see more in the way of evidence supporting their claims that the former Trump campaign chairman lied to them in his cooperation agreement relating to the probe of Russian election meddling during the…... Read More

Nancy Pelosi in discussions with critics over possible leadership term limits

(WASHINGTON) -- As she works to lock down the few remaining holdouts against her bid to reclaim the House speaker’s gavel, Nancy Pelosi and the loudest critics of her succession plan have begun discussing instituting term limits for caucus and committee leaders, according to Democrats familiar with the conversations.While Democrats…... Read More

Google says it didn't use resources to target Latino voters in 2016

(WASHINGTON) -- In a testy exchange in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai refuted allegations that the company targeted Latino voters during the 2016 U.S. elections. During a hearing on Google’s data collection and filtering practices, Ohio Republican Jim Jordan alleged that in 2016,…... Read More