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Michael Cohen arrives back at home after being released from prison during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in New York City, N.Y., May 21, 2020. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen is back in federal custody, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons confirmed, less than a week after Cohen was photographed at a
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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon departs after testifying in the criminal trial of Roger Stone at U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., November 8, 2019. (James Lawler Duggan/Reuters) Steve Bannon, architect of the 2016 Trump campaign, warned that former vice president Joe Biden’s new economic plan, which proposes a massive cash injection to
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(MRCTV via YouTube) Republican Senators Marsha Blackburn and Mike Lee joined conservative media figures and others to produce a collaborative video framed as an “answer to the mob” and a defense of the American founding and its heritage. Produced by the Media Research Center, a conservative institution, the video features Lee and Blackburn alongside commentators
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Former national security advisor Michael Flynn departs U.S. District Court in Washington, December 1, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The presiding judge in the case of former national-security adviser Michael Flynn refused to dismiss the case on Thursday, even after a federal appeals court ordered the judge to do so. U.S. District Court judge Emmet Sullivan issued
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(Bill Chizek/iStock/Getty Images Plus) A New York prosecutor may pursue the president’s financial information. Congress, though, must relitigate its case in lower courts. The Supreme Court’s decisions Thursday on two separate cases involving subpoenas for the president’s personal financial information are legal defeats for the presidency. Politically, they are a win for Donald Trump. Both
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) wears a protective face mask during the coronavirus outbreak on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., May 12, 2020. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) on Thursday did not commit to attending the Republican presidential convention, currently scheduled to take place in Jacksonville, Fla., in late August.
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Hospital staff work at the United Memorial Medical Center’s intensive care unit amid the coronavirus pandemic in Houston, Texas, June 29, 2020. (Callaghan O’Hare/Reuters) Michael Hickson died after being refused potential curative treatment for COVID and being shuttled to hospice instead because — as a quadriplegic and cognitively disabled man — his doctor said he
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Nuns of the Little Sisters of the Poor at the Supreme Court, March 2016. (File photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters) In a modest victory for freedom, the Supreme Court has upheld the Trump administration’s protections for employers who object to having to provide coverage for contraception, abortifacients, and sterilization. This mandate has been plaguing religious groups for
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to the media during the coronavirus outbreak, in Washington, March 22, 2020. (Mary F. Calvert/Reuters) Republican senators are piecing together an additional coronavirus aid package to counter House Democrats’ phase-4 aid proposal. The GOP bill in its current form will provide an additional $1.3 trillion in economic
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Attorney General William Barr (File photo: Erin Scott/Reuters) Attorney General William Barr revealed Wednesday that he believes the country has “a widespread phenomenon” of African American men being unduly treated poorly by the police, adding that “it’s something we have to address.” “I do think it is a widespread phenomenon that African American males, in
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A pro-life protester marches during the 47th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., January 24, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Gallup continues to release results on abortion attitudes from its annual “values and beliefs” poll. This week, Gallup released findings about the importance of abortion as a voting issue, showing that about a quarter (24 percent)
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Then president-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama arrive for Trump’s inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C., January 20, 2017. (J. Scott Applewhite/Reuters) The final six months of President Donald Trump’s first term has begun. One way to assess where the judicial confirmation process stands is to compare it to the process at this point during
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D., Mich.) addresses the media about the flooding along the Tittabawassee River, in Midland, Mich. May 20, 2020. (Rebecca Cook/Reuters) Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday that she could reimpose social-distancing restrictions if cases of the coronavirus continue to rise in the state, adding that she refuses to be “bullied” into reopening
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(vitchanan/Getty Images) A review of Alex Edmans’s ‘Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit.’ Esg (Environmental, Social and Governance) strategies — all the rage with today’s investors — have received pushback from an unlikely quarter. At a June 23 webinar, Jay Clayton, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, argued that
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