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DOJ tells Robert Mueller: 'any testimony must remain in the boundaries of your public report'
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 11:21 pm

Robert Mueller will have a prepared opening statement for his much-anticipated congressional hearing on Wednesday that has not been seen by the Justice Department, according to a spokesman for the former special counsel. […]

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are building very different progressive coalitions
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 11:21 pm

When Sen. Bernie Sanders launched his first presidential campaign, he was going it alone -- the only candidate in a small 2016 contest offering a loud and clear contrast with Hillary Clinton, who had effectively cleared the field before the primary began. […]

READ: Justice Department letter to Mueller about his testimony
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 11:08 pm

The Justice Department wrote to Robert Mueller on Monday about his upcoming testimony, saying it "must remain within the boundaries of your public report because matters within the scope of your investigation were covered by executive privilege." […]

ICE ramps up DNA testing for migrant families along the southern border
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 10:51 pm

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun using DNA testing at seven locations along the southern border to identify individuals who pose as families, the agency said Monday. […]

Former Florida candidate Elizabeth McCarthy admits to lying about treating Pulse shooting victims, docs show
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 10:43 pm

A former Florida Democratic House candidate recently admitted to lying about removing 77 bullets from dozens of victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, a claim that led to her being cited with violating state law, according to documents released last week. […]

Pence NH cancellation: Employee of drug recovery center trafficked fentanyl
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 10:42 pm

An employee of the drug recovery center that Vice President Mike Pence abruptly withdrew from visiting agreed to plead guilty last week to federal drug trafficking charges. […]

Trump tweets budget deal has been struck
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 10:32 pm

The key outstanding elements of a sweeping two-year, $1.37 trillion budget agreement -- which would include a two-year suspension of the debt ceiling -- moved toward a resolution late Sunday evening, according to two sources familiar with the talks. But this isn't a done deal, and all the key players still need to sign off. That, given some of the elements inside the final deal, is not going to be easy. […]

Trump accuses Iran of lying as possible US-UK cracks appear on Gulf security
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 10:06 pm

President Donald Trump said Monday he is less inclined to make a deal with Iran as Tehran claimed to have arrested CIA operatives and US allies announced their own effort to secure shipping in the Persian Gulf, in a possible sign of division with Washington. […]

Trump, Pakistani PM to talk Taliban, Afghan peace talks at White House
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 9:21 pm

President Donald Trump will welcome Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to the White House for the first time on Monday, with Afghanistan peace talks and Pakistani support for a range of militant groups topping the agenda. […]

New York just banned cat declawing. It's the first state to outlaw the procedure
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 9:18 pm

Cats in New York are free to scale couches, window screens and curtains with their claws unclipped. […]

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to her third child, a boy
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 9:16 pm

Chelsea Clinton announced the birth of her third child with husband Marc Mezvinsky on Monday morning. […]

Illinois GOP group shares meme depicting minority Dem congresswomen as 'the jihad squad'
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 9:03 pm

Two top Illinois GOP officials are condemning a meme recently posted to the Facebook page of the Illinois Republican County Chairmen's Association that depicted four minority congresswomen as being "THE JIHAD SQUAD." […]

A new Oregon law will let students take 'mental health days'
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 8:40 pm

When Oregon students go back to school this year, they'll be able to take mental health days without risking an unexcused absence because of a new law that was proposed by a group of high schoolers. […]

Rashida Tlaib: 'I'm not going nowhere, not until I impeach this President'
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 7:33 pm

Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan vowed to hold her ground during a speech in Detroit Monday, clearly responding to President Donald Trump's attacks on the four Democratic congresswomen of color known as "the squad." […]

A top CEO calls out Trump's racism
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 6:44 pm

The CEO of German industrial giant Siemens says that President Donald Trump is becoming a symbol of intolerance following his attacks on four female members of Congress. […]

The Point: Stephen Miller's laugh-out-loud excuse for Trump's 'send her back' reaction
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 5:43 pm

Of all the outlandish explanations of President Donald Trump's 13-second silence as a rowdy North Carolina crowd chanted "send her back" in reference to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, Stephen Miller's takes the cake. […]

Trump administration moves to speed up deportations
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 5:39 pm

The Trump administration is planning to expand a procedure to speed up deportations to include undocumented immigrants anywhere in the US who cannot prove they've lived in the US continuously for two years or more. […]

Navy identifies sailor who went overboard in Persian Gulf
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 5:38 pm

The US Navy has identified a missing sailor who is believed to have fallen overboard from the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier last week while it was operating in the Arabian Sea. […]

Trump's second State Dinner is scheduled for September
Posted on July 22, 2019 at 2:02 pm

It has been more than a year since President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hosted their first -- and only -- official State Dinner at the White House, but on Monday morning, the White House announced a second dinner is currently in the works. […]

Trump Oval Office exchange with Nobel Peace Prize Winner highlights tension over immigration
Posted on July 21, 2019 at 2:11 pm

Nadia Murad came to the Oval Office on a mission. […]