Trump Calls It "Incredible" Fed Is Considering Raising Interest Rates

Just days ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy decision, President Donald Trump has continued to lash out at the central bank’s plan to gradually raise interest rates. Trump called it “incredible” the Fed is considering another interest rate hike in a post on Twitter on Monday, citing the strong U.S. dollar, low inflation, and developments overseas. “It is […]

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Michael Flynn’s ex-business associate charged in illegal lobbying effort to extradite Turkish cleric

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s one-time business partner and another associate have been charged in an illegal lobbying effort aimed at winning Turkey’s extradition of a cleric living in the U.S. Bijan Rafiekian, who served as a director and vice chairman of Flynn Intel Group, appeared in a Virginia federal court Monday where he was accused of failing to register as an […]

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Russia used social media for widespread meddling in U.S. politics: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on social media was more widespread than previously thought and included attempts to divide Americans by race and extreme ideology, said reports by private experts released on Monday by U.S. senators from both parties. The Russian government’s Internet Research Agency, based in St. Petersburg, Russia, tried to manipulate U.S. […]

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The Note: Republicans face year-end messes of their own making

The TAKE with Rick Klein Interested in The Note? They didn’t repeal. They never replaced. They built up defenses around the president, but they didn’t build his wall. Now, the GOP faces a year-end crush of headlines and deadlines that are direct consequences of their actions –- or the lack thereof. A partial shutdown of the government looms at the […]

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Cuomo’s Agenda Includes Recreational Pot, Subway Fixes

Albany, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s agenda for 2019 puts the legalization of recreational marijuana and fixing New York City’s crumbling subway system among his top priorities for the start of his third term. Cuomo’s 45-minute speech Tuesday was heavy on references to Franklin D. Roosevelt, a fellow Democrat and former New York governor. Cuomo touted liberal […]

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Senate report finds millions of social media posts by Russians aimed at helping Trump, GOP

WASHINGTON – The Senate intends to publicly release a report Monday that found Russia engaged in an all-out social media campaign on Donald Trump’s behalf during the 2016 election and continued to support him after he took office.  The Senate report, compiled by Oxford University’s Computational Propaganda Project and a social media analysis firm called Graphika, looked at millions of posts on every popular social […]

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Two ex-associates of Michael Flynn charged with lobbying for Turkey

White House waiting on Michael Flynn sentencing Kevin Corke reports from the White House ahead of the sentencing of President Trump’s former national security adviser for lying during the Russia probe. Two ex-business associates of former national security adviser Michael Flynn have been charged over alleged illegal lobbying on behalf of the Turkish government in the United States and making false statements […]

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Liz Peek: Democrats should tread carefully — Americans may sour on investigations into Trump

Could the Mueller investigation be coming to a close? Paul Rosenzweig, former senior counsel in the investigation of President Clinton, weighs in on when he believes Robert Mueller’s investigation will wrap up. “So Donald Trump’s private business, campaign, transition, inaugural committee and White House are all under criminal investigation. Very legal and very cool.” That’s a tweet from one Mathew […]

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