December 12, 2018

Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison. He implicated Trump in a hush-money scandal.

The sentencing in federal court in Manhattan capped a startling fall for Mr. Cohen, 52, who had once hoped to work by Mr. Trump’s side in the White House but ended up a central figure in the inquiry into payments...

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December 12, 2018

City Fights Daughters of the Confederacy Over Monuments

Despite wide support from residents, Franklin, Tennessee has had to sue the local chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy in its attempt to install four historical plaques describing the history of Civil War-era black residents in the public square....

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December 12, 2018

Son of Right-Wing Icon Fights Organizational Shakeup

The son of conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly asked the 8th Circuit to reinstate three directors of her organization Eagle Forum, including himself, who were ousted in what was characterized as a hostile takeover of the right-wing, pro-Trump interest group. Read...

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December 12, 2018

Appeals Court Skeptical of Teen Complaint about High School Lesson on Influence of Islam

Dissecting arguments from the Christianity-focused Thomas Moore Law Center who says a history lesson was unconstitutionally supportive of Islam, the Fourth Circuit appeared ready Tuesday to give the appeal an “F.” “Do we have to go to court every time someone...

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December 12, 2018

Stormy Owes Trump $293K in Failed Defamation Suit

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered adult film star Stormy Daniels to pay $293,000 in legal fees to President Donald Trump after her bid to sue him on defamation claims failed. Daniels, born Stephanie Clifford, sued Trump over a comment...

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December 11, 2018

Washington Post columnist predicts Trump will resign 10 minutes before Pence so Pence can pardon him

Her comments came after a number of politicians and analysts predicted that Trump could be indicted after he leaves office, following a new court filing in which prosecutors indicated that Trump directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to make illegal...

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December 11, 2018

Supreme Court leaves in place rulings allowing Medicaid recipients to sue states for disqualifying Planned Parenthood

The Supreme Court refused appeals from two states looking to end funding to Planned Parenthood, striking a blow to abortion foes. The decision leaves in place lower court rulings that blocked Louisiana and Kansas from banning Planned Parenthood and other...

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December 11, 2018

Fox News legal analyst: Cohen memo suggests prosecutors may indict Trump

Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano said Monday that a court filing from federal prosecutors about its case against Michael Cohen suggests President Trump may be indicted. “This is the Southern District of New York. This is the oldest and most...

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December 11, 2018

Alleged Russian agent pleads guilty to conspiracy, agrees to cooperate with authorities

Gun rights activist and alleged Russian agent Maria Butina is agreeing to plead guilty to conspiracy in a criminal case against her, and she will admit she "agreed and conspired, with a Russian government official ('Russian Official') and at least...

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December 11, 2018

Ayers decision casts harsh light on Trump

President Trump is scrambling to find a new chief of staff to replace John Kelly - and the turmoil is casting a harsh light on his administration.  “Do you want to be chief of staff if this guy doesn’t get...

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