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Manhattan US attorney’s office collaborating with special counsel Mueller in new Manafort money laundering probe

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 7:02pm
The Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office has opened an active investigation into suspected money laundering by Paul Manafort, and is working in conjunction with special counsel Robert Mueller, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Manhattan U.S. attorney’s investigation is occurring in tandem with a sepa...

WATCH: GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter completely flummoxed when asked if Trump is a good role model for kids

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 6:55pm
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) appeared to get caught flat-footed on Tuesday when CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked him if he thinks President Donald Trump is a good role model for children. Blitzer was referring to comments made by outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who said that to support Trump is “m...

Trump-Russia dossier originally commissioned by ‘unknown GOP donor’ then funded by Clinton and DNC: report

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 6:11pm
The infamous dossier alleging collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign and officials from the Russian government was funded by an unknown Republican client during the GOP primary, then by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee, the Washington Post reports. The research fir...

Keith Olbermann: Trump’s inability to shut up about Russia is ‘madness and it will destroy him’

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 6:07pm
Pundit Keith Olbermann lit into President Donald Trump on Tuesday regarding Trump’s pledge to pay $430,000 in legal fees for aides and advisers in his embattled White House. “Donald Trump,” Olbermann began, “America’s foremost Richard Nixon impersonator, just as Nixon c...

‘No capacity for humanity’: Nicole Wallace rips Trump for making John Kelly a ‘human shield’

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 5:54pm
MSNBC anchor and former George W. Bush communications director Nicolle Wallace slammed President Donald Trump’s White House for turning chief of staff John Kelly into a “political human shield” in the administration’s public feud with Myeshia Johnson, the pregnant mother of t...

‘It’s your job’: CNN’s Blitzer corners GOP rep for shirking responsibility when it comes to challenging Trump

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 5:47pm
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday cornered Sen. James Risch (R-ID) on Tuesday for declining to stand against Donald Trump, asking if he’s “complicit if [he remains] silent in the face of” the president’s lies. “When he lies about something and you know it’s a lie, shouldn’t you speak up?” Blitzer asked....

Democrats want psychological help with Trump

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 5:25pm
One Democrat has become so concerned with Donald Trump’s mental health that she has reached out to the psychologist behind a political group calling for the president to be removed from office. California Representative Jackie Speier, has contacted John Gartner, a former assistant professor at...

Who is Kelli Ward, candidate for Jeff Flake’s seat?

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 5:22pm
Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona may have paved the way to Congress for Dr. Kelli Ward when he announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election. Ward had been running to unseat him in the 2018 Republican primary....

Puerto Rico drinking water dirtied from hazardous waste

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 5:19pm
Americans are growing ill and bacteria outbreaks are spiking in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as people use dirty water — sometimes contaminated by urine and hazardous waste — for drinking and bathing....

GOP strategist denounces Trump’s ‘sewer Republicanism’ and the ‘sewer conservatives’ who support him

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 5:00pm
Republican strategist Steve Schmidt joined Nicolle Wallace’s “Deadline: White House” on Tuesday by phone to discuss Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)’s decision to retire from office and the explosive speech he gave on the Senate floor denouncing President Donald Trump and calling on hi...

LeBron James ‘dissed my kids,’ actor Michael Rapaport claims

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 4:55pm
Actor Michael Rapaport claimed Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James once disrespected his children during a previous interaction with the basketball star. During a nearly 40-minute interview with New York City-based radio station Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” on Tuesday, Rapaport s...

Steve Bannon says Mark Cuban should run as Democrat in 2020 election

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 4:46pm
Breitbart head Steve Bannon spoke on business mogul Mark Cuban’s interest in going up against Donald Trump as a Republican candidate during the 2020 presidential race Monday. Bannon claimed that Cuban would have a better shot at beating Trump if he ran on the Democratic ticket....

Internet torches Huckabee Sanders for criticizing ‘grandstanding on TV’ — while working for Trump

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 4:41pm
Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday made a stunning claim that Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) are somehow responsible for the derailment of Donald Trump’s legislative agenda. During a freewheeling press conference, Sanders told reports to imagine what could be accomplished if people...

Authorities capture Ohio man suspected in quadruple murders

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 4:36pm
An Ohio man has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of four people in a rural area of the state this week after an extensive manhunt, the local sheriff said on Friday. Arron Lawson, 23, of Pedro, a small community in southern Ohio, faces three counts of murder and one count of aggra...

Watch Jeff Flake erupt in laughter after Jake Tapper asks if Trump ‘broke’ him: ‘I’m still standing’

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 3:53pm
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on Tuesday spoke with CNN’s Jake Tapper after delivering a monumental speech on the Senate floor, during which he denounced Donald Trump and announced he would not seek reelection in 2018. “It’s not enough to be conservative anymore,” Flake told Tapper shortly after delivering...

Twitter to label election ads after US regulatory threat

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 3:53pm
Twitter Inc  said on Tuesday it would add labels to election-related advertisements, following a threat of regulation from the United States over the lack of disclosure for political spending on social media networks. Twitter said in a blog post that the company would launch a website so that people...

WATCH: Sarah Huckabee Sanders squirms under harsh questioning about GOP attacks on Trump

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 3:45pm
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced an intense grilling by the White House press corps on Tuesday after President Donald Trump came under heavy criticism from Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ). Politico’s White House reporter Matthew Nussbaum asked for the W...

‘He was notorious for this’: Inside Edition reporter exposes ‘silk robe’ clad Trump-lover Steven Seagal

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 3:27pm
Prominent Donald Trump defender Steven Seagal is once again in hot water for his treatment of women. Inside Edition correspondent Lisa Guerrero revealed that Seagal was wearing only a silk robe when she arrived for a private casting call at his home in Beverly Hills, Newsweek reported. The actress h...

Troops killed in Niger were going after ISIS recruiter

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 3:24pm
The four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger on October 4 had been pursuing a senior recruiter for the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) who escaped when they were ambushed, NBC News reports. This new information contradicts the Pentagon’s earlier claims about what the soldiers, who were part of a...

Most US military officers don’t like Trump, poll says

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 3:12pm
President Trump’s approval rating has been tanking with the U.S. military. A majority of American military officers have an unfavorable view of their commander-in-chief, according to a poll released days after Trump came under fire for his disputed call to the grieving widow of a fallen soldie...