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OPINION | Dershowitz: Ruling shows I'm right on Trump and corruption

The recent reversal of Sheldon Silver’s corruption conviction by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit confirms the point I’ve been making for months about President Trump: his actions, as controversial as they may be, do not fit the definition of “corruption,” as that vague word is used in federal statutes. My critics have argued for an extraordinarily ...

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Outgoing ethics chief: ‘We are pretty close to a laughingstock’

The outgoing leader of the federal government’s ethics office warns in a new interview of the ethics crisis created by President Trump, saying he thinks the country is “pretty close to a laughingstock.” “It’s hard for the United States to pursue international anti-corruption and ethics initiatives when we’re not even keeping our own side of the street clean. It affects ...

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GOP senator: McConnell Medicaid comments a 'breach of trust'

Sen. Ron Johnson Ron Johnson Sen. Johnson won’t say if he has faith in McConnell as leader Hugh Hewitt invokes ‘Game of Thrones’ listing ‘doomed’ GOP healthcare defectors New GOP health bill lacks the votes to pass MORE (R-Wis.) is hedging over whether he’ll back the Senate’s new ObamaCare replacement bill. Johnson initially indicated he could back the measure, but ...

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Ethics watchdog to release Mar-a-Lago visitor logs

Government watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) will be making public visitor logs to President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort starting this fall. CREW on Monday announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will turn over visitor logs to Trump’s property by Sept. 8 as part of ongoing litigation with the group, who in turn will make them public. CREW, ...

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New GOP health bill lacks the votes to pass

The Monday evening announcement put four GOP senators officially on record against the bill and left McConnell without enough support to bring up it to the floor, forcing him to seek a Plan B.  In a tweet, Trump said “Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate,” adding, ...

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GOP faces growing demographic nightmare in West

NORTH LAS VEGAS — When the Mirage Hotel and Casino opened in 1989, it kicked off one of the most significant construction booms in recent history. Four new mega-casinos opened in quick succession on the Las Vegas Strip, bringing in tens of thousands of new residents to work as card dealers, cocktail servers, security guards and maids.  Among the new ...

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Trump’s approval rating at record low

President Trump’s approval rating after six months in office is the lowest of any president in the past 70 years, according to a new poll. Just 36 percent of Americans in the ABC News/Washington Post poll released early Sunday approve of the job Trump is doing, while 58 percent disagree. Trump’s approval rating has fallen 6 points since a similar survey ...

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McConnell delays action on healthcare

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Mitch McConnell Groups launch ‘people’s filibuster’ against GOP health bill Note threatened Heller’s life over healthcare vote Trump to press GOP senators on healthcare at White House MORE (R-Ky.) announced Saturday night that Senate consideration of legislation repealing and replacing ObamaCare will be delayed while Sen. John McCain John McCain Groups launch ‘people’s filibuster’ against ...

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New Medicaid worry emerges for centrists

Some states would likely end their Medicaid expansions earlier than 2024 if the Senate GOP’s healthcare bill becomes law, according to several sources.  That dynamic could deepen concerns among several senators who are undecided about the healthcare bill because of its changes to Medicaid, the federal-state healthcare program for the poor and disabled. Sen. Lisa Murkowski Lisa Murkowski This week: ...

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Caitlyn Jenner weighs run for Senate

Olympic gold medalist and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner is the latest celebrity to reveal she has considered launching a run for Senate, telling radio host John Catsimatidis she is in the process of determining her future in activism and politics. “I have considered it. I like the political side of it,” Jenner, who is a Republican, told Catsimatidis on AM 970 ...

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