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Deputy US attorney who oversaw Cohen case to leave office

Deputy US attorney who oversaw Cohen case to leave office

Robert Khuzami, the deputy US attorney for the Southern District of New York who has overseen the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen, is set to leave his post next month, the office announced Friday. Khuzami, whose family lives in Washington, DC, has been commuting weekly from his home and…MORE

US announces new round of sanctions on Iran

US announces new round of sanctions on Iran

The US State and Treasury departments on Friday sanctioned 14 individuals and 17 entities linked to SPND, Iran’s organization for defense, innovation and research. “Our maximum pressure campaign on #Iran continues with today’s sanctions on targets involved in the regime’s nuclear program, including former nuclear weapons scientists. We’ll be relentless in denying Iran the ability…MORE

From Israel to Brexit to France: Trump dips into allies’ politics

From Israel to Brexit to France: Trump dips into allies’ politics

He’s trashed the British Prime Minister. He’s cheered protesters in France. And now he’s handed Israel’s embattled leader a win days before a re-election. When it comes to other countries’ domestic politics, President Donald Trump hasn’t hesitated to put his thumb on the scale. When he first met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval…MORE

Ex-wife of former WH aide accused of abuse says he needs to admit wrongdoing

Ex-wife of former WH aide accused of abuse says he needs to admit wrongdoing

A scandal that engulfed the White House last year has drawn renewed attention after a former top aide to President Donald Trump penned an op-ed on trade and his ex-wife penned an opinion piece of her own taking issue with him being given a platform despite never having apologized for allegedly physically and verbally abusing…MORE

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez good or bad for Democrats?

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez good or bad for Democrats?

Freshman New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the subject of the cover story of this week’s Time magazine. In the piece about AOC, Joel Benenson, a Democratic pollster who polled for President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, is quoted in the story as casting a somewhat skeptical eye about those Democrats who view AOC’s success…MORE

Donald Trump’s new, confusing closing argument against the Mueller report

Donald Trump’s new, confusing closing argument against the Mueller report

As Washington waits for word — that could come as soon as Friday — about the status of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump is closing his PR campaign against the investigation on a new note: Who elected this guy??? Here’s Trump on that subject in…MORE

Iowa Republican Steve King slams Hurricane Katrina disaster victims

Iowa Republican Steve King slams Hurricane Katrina disaster victims

Republican Rep. Steve King, who has a lengthy history of incendiary comments related to race, favorably compared the response of his Iowan constituents, who are majority white, to recent severe flooding to the residents of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, who were majority black. Speaking at a town hall in his district…MORE

2 US troops killed on a mission in Afghanistan

2 US troops killed on a mission in Afghanistan

Two United States service members were killed in Afghanistan, according to a statement from NATO Resolute Support in Kabul. They were killed while conducting an operation Friday, the statement said. There were no further details. “The names of the service members killed in action are being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of…MORE

Tensions rise as Washington looks to Mueller

Tensions rise as Washington looks to Mueller

The sound of silence is driving Washington to distraction. The clearest signs yet that the monastic special counsel Robert Mueller may be about to file his final report with Attorney General William Barr have sent Beltway insiders to a state of nervous alert. But there is no report yet. So White House lawyers, Trump campaign…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Roseanne, who? ‘The Conners’ renewed for Season 2

Roseanne, who? ‘The Conners’ renewed for Season 2

“The Conners” are sticking around. The “Roseanne” spin-off on Friday officially received a second season order from ABC, a move that was not unexpected. Despite the controversy that led to its creation, “The Conners” was a solid performer for ABC in its freshman season, averaging 9.5 million viewers and coming in as the season’s No.…

The Obamas congratulate A-Rod and J-Lo

The Obamas congratulate A-Rod and J-Lo

Talk about the ultimate engagement gift. Alex Rodriguez shared an intimate note of congratulations from none other than former President Barack Obama on Friday. The note was addressed to Rodriguez and his fiancĂ©, Jennifer Lopez. “Michelle and I just wanted to congratulate you on your engagement,” the handwritten letter read. “After 26 years together, we…

Amy Poehler is ready for a ‘Parks and Recreation’ reboot

Amy Poehler is ready for a ‘Parks and Recreation’ reboot

Amy Poehler is down for a “Parks and Recreation” reboot. The cast of the hit show came together Thursday night at the PaleyFest to celebrate their 10th anniversary and that’s where Poehler revealed it’s simply a matter of when. “Mike Schur is currently working on about five shows,” Poehler told Variety. “Whenever Mike is ready,…

R. Kelly puts his request to work abroad on hold

R. Kelly puts his request to work abroad on hold

R. Kelly on Friday put the brakes on his request for a judge’s permission to travel abroad while he awaits trial on felony sex abuse charges — but only so that he can amend the request with fuller information, his attorneys said. Dressed in a dark suit, Kelly made a brief appearance at a status…