Shortly before winding down Monday night's arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz addressed the elephant in the room: whether potential testimony from former national security adviser John Bolton would alter the course of the proceeding. Dershowi

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Bernie Sanders appears to be the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. And, in recent days, he’s become more aggressive in his tactical decisions about where to spend time ahead of Super Tuesday, when 14 states, including California and Texas, will vote. With Sanders holding pollin

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As global markets plunged amid growing fears about the coronavirus outbreak, President Donald Trump and his allies pulled from a familiar playbook Friday and blamed others for the slide. It's a challenging sell for a president who has lashed his fate to Wall Street like no other. T

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A spokesman for Donald Trump Jr. ripped Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., and MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson Friday after the lawmaker said he would get into a "serious altercation" with the president's eldest son after he defended the administration's response to the coronavirus threat. "The outrageous r

Trump formally taps Kenneth Braithwaite to be next Navy secretary
After a three-month delay, President Trump on Friday formally nominated U.S. Ambassador to Norway Kenneth J. Braithwaite to serve as the next secretary of the Navy. The president first announced his pick of Mr. Braithwaite, a retired rear admiral who worked on the Trump 2016 campaign in Pennsylvania   Washington Times  
Once skeptics, conservatives out to expand Trump's base
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Four years ago, candidate Donald Trump didn’t bother attending the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, jabbing that he was too controversial for the buttoned-up, establishment Republican gathering. This year, as bedrock conservatives gather outside the nation’s cap   Washington Times  
Trump should grant clemency to convicted ex-mayor of Detroit, supporters say
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence following a 2013 conviction on a list of corruption charges. But now the Democrat's supporters hope President Trump will grant Kilpatrick clemency. The request came Thursday at a White House celebration marking Blac   Fox News  
Trump campaign sues New York Times for libel
President Trump’s long-running war with the “failing” New York Times intensified Wednesday when his reelection campaign sued the news organization for libel, seeking millions in damages for allegedly publishing false information about a conspiracy with Russia. The president said of his libel suit We   Washington Times  
J.B. Pritzker has gotten 130 gifts since taking office, including a $950 bottle of Japanese whisky
He didn’t keep the pricey bottle of Hibiki Blender’s Choice nor any of the rest of it, his staff says. Ex-Gov. Bruce Rauner logged 10 gifts in his first year in office. A spokeswoman for Gov. J.B. Pritzker says, “We’re in the process of identifying the charities that could use the variety of gifts t   Chicago Sun-Times  
Some want to curb the R.I. Legislature’s power, but the proposals face a steep climb
PROVIDENCE -- Both proposals would take power away from Rhode Island’s legislative leaders, and both proposals face an uphill battle on Smith Hill. Nonetheless, advocates are pressing to let voters decide whether the governor should get line-item veto power and whether an independent redistricting c   The Boston Globe  
Pramila Jayapal on the Historic Nature of Bernie’s Candidacy and the Inescapable Costs of Trump’s Presidency
Pramila Jayapal, the freshman Democratic congresswoman from Washington, dubbed a “rising star in the Democratic caucus” by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has been fighting for immigrants’ rights since waves of xenophobia swept the nation after 9/11, and is now one of Congress’s leading critics of Presi   Mother Jones  
Sanders making gains with black voters ahead of South Carolina contest, top state officials say
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina’s Democratic Party chairman and a conservative U.S. senator here both agree that Sen. Bernie Sanders is resonating with African-American voters as Saturday’s Democratic presidential primary in the Palmetto State closes in. Sanders – the populist senator from Vermont w   Fox News  
Top Trump advisers discuss GOP need to act on health care at retreat with senators
Two top advisers to President Trump Donald John Trump Trump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | S   The Hill  
Diaz-Balart’s anti-Sanders amendment fails, but that doesn’t mean Democrats oppose it
House Democrats voted Thursday to quash a resolution by Miami Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart condemning Bernie Sanders’ recent comments that praised aspects of Fidel Castro’s Cuba. The proposal by Diaz-Balart had been aimed at forcing Democrats into a bind of either backing Sanders’ positive rema   Miami Herald