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Fact-checking the Rosenstein hearing about the Russia probe

Senators rehashed the Russia investigation Wednesday at a testy hearing with former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who defended special counsel Robert Mueller, but disavowed misconduct related to surveillance of an ex-Trump campaign adviser. The partisan backdrop was intriguing: Republicans on the panel asked the most aggressive questions of Rosenstein, a Republican who was appointed…MORE

Why Trump has the FBI, ICE and TSA patrolling Washington streets

Why Trump has the FBI, ICE and TSA patrolling Washington streets

President Donald Trump’s message of law and order has manifested itself in Washington, DC, in a way he’s threatened to do in states but has not been able to achieve. In the nation’s capital, Trump has been able to more easily direct troops and a range of federal authorities positioned across the city to respond…MORE

Cities criticized for shutting down bikeshare amid protests, pandemic

Cities criticized for shutting down bikeshare amid protests, pandemic

US cities are drawing criticism from bike advocates and Lyft, the country’s largest bikeshare operator, for shutting down the bikeshare systems that city officials previously deemed as essential during the Covid-19 pandemic. Local governments say they’re concerned the bikes will be used for violence and looting during protests following the death of George Floyd. Critics…MORE

Walmart removes firearms and ammunition from some stores amid nationwide protests

Walmart removes firearms and ammunition from some stores amid nationwide protests

Walmart is removing firearms and ammunition from sales floors in some of its stores following nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd. Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old black man, died last week at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Protests erupted across the US, demanding justice for Floyd and an end to police…MORE

Why women should really worry Trump

If President Donald Trump loses his bid for reelection this fall, he needs to look no further than women to grasp the root of his demise. The gender gap — the difference between which party and which candidate men and women support — is at or near historic highs in several new national polls. In…MORE

READ: Former Defense Secretary Mattis’ statement on Trump and protests

Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis castigated President Donald Trump as “the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people” in a forceful rebuke of his former boss as nationwide protests have intensified over the death of George Floyd. Read Mattis’ statement: In Union There Is Strength I have…MORE

Rand Paul holds up anti-lynching legislation as he seeks changes to bill

Rand Paul holds up anti-lynching legislation as he seeks changes to bill

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Wednesday he is holding up popular bipartisan legislation to make lynching a federal crime, a long-sought goal of supporters that is acutely relevant now against the backdrop of nationwide protests against police mistreatment of African Americans. “We want the bill to be stronger,” Paul told reporters on Capitol…MORE


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