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Trump set for pageant-laden visit to Japan to honor new Emperor

Japan has a new Emperor, but it is President Donald Trump who will be treated to pageantry befitting a monarch when he travels Friday to Tokyo. The state visit will provide an altogether more pleasant vibe than in Washington, where talk of impeachment is now rampant and Trump is seething at Democrats’ investigations into his…MORE

Donald Trump falls for Nancy Pelosi’s trap

President Donald Trump keeps taking Nancy Pelosi’s bait. The House speaker has spent the last two days provoking Trump, questioning his self-confidence, condescendingly confiding that she prays for him and suggesting a “family intervention.” The President’s wild, improvised response Thursday suggests that so far, the speaker is winning the hugely consequential clash between Washington’s top…MORE

House Judiciary chair: Mueller ‘wants to testify in private’

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller wants to testify in private in order to avoid a political spectacle after more than a year of public silence. The New York Democrat told MSNBC that Mueller is “willing to make an opening statement, but he wants to testify in private,” but…MORE

Read: Trump orders intel agencies to assist Barr with review of Russia probe

President Donald Trump ordered all intelligence agencies late Thursday evening to assist Attorney General William Barr in his review of surveillance issues surrounding Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, delegating significant authority to Barr to declassify intelligence documents as the attorney general sees fit. Read the statement from the White House below. Office of the Press Secretary…MORE

Trump orders intel agencies to assist Barr with review of Russia probe

President Donald Trump ordered all intelligence agencies late Thursday evening to assist Attorney General William Barr in his review of surveillance issues surrounding Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, delegating significant authority to Barr to declassify intelligence documents as the attorney general sees fit. According to a memo released by the White House, the “heads of each…MORE

2020 trend: Big cities keep getting bigger

We are increasingly a country of cities. Big cities. There are now 775 cities in America that have a population of more than 50,000 — and, collectively, 127 million people live in those cities, according to estimates from the US Census Bureau released Thursday. That’s nearly 40% of the total population in the country. And…MORE

Veterans Affairs employee charged for recording women in department restroom

A Department of Veterans Affairs employee was charged Wednesday for allegedly recording multiple women without their knowledge in a restroom at the department’s headquarters near the White House, according to court documents. Authorities arrested Alex Greenlee on four charges of voyeurism for “surreptitiously” recording four women, one of them multiple times, in late January, according…MORE

Trump denies ‘temper tantrum’ in angry public episode

President Donald Trump ratcheted up his feud with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, turning an event organized to announce a multibillion-dollar aid package to farmers into a nearly half-hour-long diatribe against his Democratic rivals. Rejecting Pelosi’s characterization of his decision to scrap a meeting Wednesday with Democrats because of their continued investigations as a…MORE