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US sanctions North Korea on human rights as Trump floats second summit

US sanctions North Korea on human rights as Trump floats second summit

The Trump administration slapped sanctions on three North Koreans Monday in response to Pyongyang’s ongoing human rights abuses and censorship. The sanctions announcement comes as President Donald Trump floats the idea of a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. And it immediately follows a failed US attempt to hold a UN meeting…MORE

An insane amount of people turned out to vote in the midterm elections

An insane amount of people turned out to vote in the midterm elections

President Donald Trump solved a problem that no other president before him could: Getting people to vote in a midterm election. Whether they were voting for or against his agenda, it is now clear that voters turned out in record numbers in 2018. Professor Michael McDonald of the University of Florida, who is a guru…MORE

What else Congress needs to do by the end of the year

What else Congress needs to do by the end of the year

As Congress faces a December 21 deadline to avert a partial government shutdown, it must also clear a stack of other must-pass bills that affect millions of people and major sections of the economy. The lame-duck session is winnowing down with the holidays quickly approaching and the next session of Congress kicking off January 3,…MORE

Obama pushes Obamacare enrollment as deadline looms

Obama pushes Obamacare enrollment as deadline looms

Hoping to push more people to sign up for Obamacare amid lagging enrollment, former President Barack Obama urged Americans Monday to check out healthcare.gov before the December 15 deadline. Obama posted a nearly 90-second video to his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts reminding folks to get coverage. The playful message was aimed at young people,…MORE

House Democrats may probe Kushner ties to Saudi crown prince

House Democrats may probe Kushner ties to Saudi crown prince

Rep. Eliot Engel, who is poised to lead the House Foreign Affairs Committee, plans to conduct a thorough review of US policy towards Saudi Arabia — and that could include Jared Kushner’s ties to the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, according to a Democratic aide. Engel is “committed to conducting a top-to-bottom review of U.S.…MORE

Amid chief of staff search, Trump increasingly anxious over political future

Amid chief of staff search, Trump increasingly anxious over political future

While President Donald Trump and Nick Ayers were still in the middle of negotiations about him replacing John Kelly as chief of staff, Trump had already given Ayers a task, according to a source familiar with the discussion. He wanted him to conduct a thorough review of how the West Wing operates, including evaluating staffing,…MORE

At least 16 Trump associates had contacts with Russians during campaign or transition

At least 16 Trump associates had contacts with Russians during campaign or transition

At least 16 associates of Donald Trump had contacts with Russians during the 2016 campaign or transition, according to public statements, court filings, CNN reporting, and reporting from other news outlets. These communications came in the form of face-to-face meetings, phone calls, text messages, emails and video chats. In the months after the election, Trump…MORE

Why there’s a 0% chance Donald Trump won’t run again in 2020

Why there’s a 0% chance Donald Trump won’t run again in 2020

Since the day he was sworn in as President, whispers have circulated in Washington that Donald Trump won’t run again in 2020. The logic goes like this: Trump can’t stomach losing, or even the prospect of losing. Given where he is — and has been — in national polls, losing is a very real possibility.…MORE

Accused Russian spy Maria Butina appears to reach plea deal

Accused Russian spy Maria Butina appears to reach plea deal

Accused Russian spy Maria Butina appears to have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors. Butina is accused of trying to infiltrate Republican political circles and party leaders during the 2016 campaign in order to advance Russian interests, and prosecutors have said the former American University student was in touch with politically powerful Russians about…MORE