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Former President George H.W. Bush in Intensive Care


Former President George H.W. Bush is in a Houston, Texas hospital Monday, just three days after his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, passed away.

7th Circuit Sides with Sanctuary Cities, Keeps Federal Money Flowing Nationwide

Sanctuary City
The City of Chicago, represented at great taxpayer expense by the powerhouse law firm WilmerHale, has won a victory against the Justice Department's efforts to rein in certain federal subsidies in response to the City's deliberate non-compliance with immigration enforcement.

Kushner Companies Faces Federal Grand Jury Subpoena

Jared Kushner on the Phone
Real estate empire the Kushner Companies has been served with a grand jury subpoena relating to paperwork practices dating to the period when White House Senior Advisor and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner served as CEO.

Nikki Haley Basks in Glowing Press as Elements of Her U.N. Delegation Undermine Trump Agenda

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley's high-profile spat with President Donald Trump's newest adviser comes amid multiple instances of apparent contempt for the Trump agenda among her U.N. delegation.

Nikki Haley Basks in Glowing Press as Elements of Her U.N. Delegation Undermine Trump Agenda

Nikki Haley UN
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley's high-profile spat with President Donald Trump's newest adviser comes amid multiple instances of apparent contempt for the Trump agenda among her U.N. delegation.

DOJ Inspector General Refers Andrew McCabe for Criminal Prosecution

cting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee with the other heads of the U.S. intelligence agencies in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. The intelligence officials were questioned by the committee during the annual hearing about world wide threats to United States' security. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has referred fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia for criminal prosecution, multiple reports indicated Thursday.

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Trump’s Syria Strikes ‘Well Short of What’ I Would Have Liked

Lindsey Graham
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told radio host Hugh Hewitt Monday that President Donald Trump's controversial airstrikes on Syrian government targets last week were a "missed opportunity" and that he would have liked to see more robust American intervention.

James Comey Hints at Another Loretta Lynch Scandal in Torrent of Trump Accusations

James Comey and Loretta Lynch
James Comey used the interview with George Stephanopoulos to unleash a series of critiques of the man who fired him, President Donald Trump, but also mentioned a heretofore untold scandal involving Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Dems, GOP Prepare for Possible Rod Rosenstein Ouster with Competing Articles of Impeachment

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created shows a March 13, 2018, file photo of US President Donald Trump (L) at the White House and a December 13, 2017, file photo of US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Capitol Hill
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's future in the administration appeared to hang in the balance Friday as competing predictions made the rounds in Washington.

Rod Rosenstein Skips Speaking Engagement After Unexpected White House Meeting

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Rod Rosenstein was unexpectedly seen leaving the White House Friday morning, then was noticeably absent from a press conference at which he was scheduled to appear, fueling speculation the Deputy Attorney General may be slated for the chopping block.

Bill to Stop Trump from Firing Robert Mueller May Move Forward on Chuck Grassley’s Orders

Outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller (L) is applauded by Deputy Attorny General James Cole (C) and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder during Mueller's farewell ceremony at the Department of Justice August 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. Mueller has served as the Director of the FBI since 2001. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) confirmed Wednesday that he wants the bill from anti-Trump Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) designed to protect special counsel Robert Mueller to be brought forward.

Big Tech-Funded Sen. Maria Cantwell Uses Zuckerberg Hearing to Attack Peter Thiel’s Palantir

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Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) used her questions for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to unleash an attack on maverick Trump-supporting tech billionaire Peter Thiel's data firm at Tuesday's joint Senate Commerce-Judiciary hearings.

Mark Zuckerberg ‘Optimistic’ He Will Have AI System to Root Out ‘Hate Speech’ Within 10 Years

Zuckerberg Testifies
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to a question from Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) on "hate speech" on his social network Tuesday with optimism that an artificial intelligence (A.I.) system will be able to recognize and eliminate the category he refused to define.

Robert Wasinger Names Names, Denounces Anti-Trumpers in the Administration

Robert Wasinger
Trump transition team official and Breitbart News contributor Robert Wasinger had some harsh words for certain Trump administration officials on SiriusXM's Breitbart News Saturday.

‘Military Troops Don’t Belong at the Border,’ ACLU Claims

Central American migrants taking part in a caravan called 'Migrant Viacrucis' towards the United States raise their fists and hold a banner reading 'Emigrant Viacrucis 2018. We are all America. No to discrimination' as they march to protest against US President Donald Trump's policies in Matias Romero, Oaxaca State, Mexico, on April 3, 2018. The hundreds of Central Americans in the 'Way of the Cross' migrant caravan have infuriated Trump, but they are not moving very fast -- if at all -- and remain far from the US border. As Trump vowed Tuesday to send troops to secure the southern US border, the caravan was camped out for the third straight day in the town of Matias Romero, in southern Mexico, more than 3,000 kilometers (1,800 miles) from the United States. / AFP PHOTO / VICTORIA RAZO (Photo credit should read VICTORIA RAZO/AFP/Getty Images)
The leftwing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) responded to news that President Donald Trump is sending National Guard Troops to the Southern Border, claiming the military does not "belong" on the country's frontiers.

GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold Resigns, Was Planning to Wait Until End of Term

Blake Farenthold
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX), who had already announced his plan not to seek re-election after accusations of "sexual harassment," went further and resigned Friday, effective immediately.

‘Zero Tolerance’ for Illegals, Says Jeff Sessions

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Friday that federal prosecutors will be instructed to criminally prosecute all illegal entry cases, amid the rise in illegal border crossings through the Southwest border.

YouTube Shooter ID’d as Iranian Azeri Vegan Activist Nasim Aghdam

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The shooter who took her own life after wounding four YouTube employees at the video hosting website's San Bruno, California offices has been identified as Nasim Aghdam in multiple reports after being described as a "white woman in a headscarf" Tuesday.

Report: Robert Mueller Tells Trump Lawyers Trump Not ‘Criminal Target’

Special counsel Robert Mueller
Special Counsel Robert Mueller personally told President Donald Trump's legal team that the president is not a "criminal target" of his investigation at a White House meeting early last month, according to a Tuesday report in the Washington Post.

CNN’s Joan Walsh ‘Likes’ Tweet Slamming Parkland Survivor Kyle Kashuv

Kyle Kashuv, Joan Walsh split
Leftist CNN contributor Joan Walsh has dragged her network into the widening net of competing boycott campaigns after she "liked" a tweet from one Parkland, Florida shooting victim's father criticizing a survivor.

Leftist Journo Kurt Eichenwald Attacks Parkland Survivor, Claims He Thought He Was Insulting Different Conservative Teenager

Kurt Eichenwald
Left-wing writer Kurt Eichenwald, editor at Vanity Fair and former MSNBC contributor, tweeted a series of attacks against conservative Parkland shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv on Thursday and Friday after railing against Laura Ingraham for saying David Hogg was "whining."

Jeff Sessions Declines to Appoint ‘Second Special Counsel,’ Assigns U.S. Attorney Instead

Jeff Sessions
Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a letter in reply to a group of leading Republicans on Thursday, indicating he would not be appointing a special counsel to investigate certain aspects of the FBI's handling of probes into Russian election interference.

DOJ Acknowledges House Judiciary Committee’s Subpoena, Doubles Staff to Produce Documents

Goodlatte, Wray
The Department of Justice (DOJ) released a letter on Tuesday from Assistant Attorney General Steven Boyd to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), officially acknowledging for the first time the subpoena the committee sent the DOJ.

Rep. Mark Amodei: Paul Ryan to Resign Speakership, Steve Scalise to Replace – Both Deny Rumor

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Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) told local politics show Nevada Newsmakers Monday that the rumor on Capitol Hill is that Paul Ryan (R-WI) will resign as Speaker of the House in the next 30-60 days, to be replaced by now-Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA).

Andrew McCabe Fires Back, Again Proclaims Innocence

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions (L) looks on as Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Andrew McCabe (R) speaks during a press conference at the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC, on July 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe made his most significant public relations effort since his firing last week, declaring his innocence of all misconduct in a Friday op-ed in the Washington Post.

Trump Signs Omnibus, Calls for Line-Item Veto – A Tall Order Without Constitutional Amendment

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President Donald Trump signed the 2,232 page, $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill Friday, explaining he felt compelled to do so in order to properly fund the U.S. military.

Administration, Bipartisan Interventionist Establishment Kill Aisle-Crossing Effort to Rein In U.S. Military Involvement in Yemen

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The Senate resolution invoking the War Powers Act to demand the administration seek congressional authorization or withdraw American support from Saudi Arabia's military operations in Yemen is set to come to a vote as early as Tuesday, according to an NBC News report.

Jeff Sessions Gives Nod to Trump’s Drug Dealer Death Penalty — Which Is Already Law

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration at the Justice Department September 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sessions announced that the Trump Administration is ending the Obama era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protect those who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, with a six-month delay for the Congress to put in replacement legislation. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions stood by President Donald Trump in Manchester, New Hampshire, Monday as the president announced his new strategy to tackle the opioid crisis, including seeking the death penalty for certain drug dealers.

Jeff Sessions Gives Andy McCabe the Boot, May Deny Him FBI Pension

Andrew McCabe
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, acting on the recommendation of the Department of Justice Inspector General (IG), fired former FBI Deputy Director Andy McCabe Friday.

Report: McMaster Out

White House National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster walks into the Rose Garden before President Donald Trump announces his decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement at the White House June 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump pledged on the campaign trail to withdraw from the accord, which former President Barack Obama and the leaders of 194 other countries signed in 2015 to deal with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance so to limit global warming to a manageable level. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
National Security Advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster will depart the White House, following months of indications that President Donald Trump was seeking to replace him.

‘Multiple Deaths’ in Florida College Bridge Collapse


A pedestrian bridge at suburban Miami's Florida International University collapsed Thursday, reportedly leaving multiple people dead and causing 'mass casualties.'

‘You May Get a Tweet’ John Kelly Told Rex Tillerson About Firing

Rex Tillerson
Rex Tillerson did not learn of his ouster until President Donald Trump tweeted about his replacement by Mike Pompeo Tuesday, according to a report in the New York Times.

Rex Tillerson Farewell Address: ‘Proud of the Opportunity I’ve Had to Serve My Country’

Rex Tillerson, outgoing US Secretary of State leaves after making a statement after his dismissal at the State Department in Washington, DC, March 13, 2018. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is the latest top official to leave a US administration where turnover has been inordinately high. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Rex Tillerson, the outgoing secretary of state, gave his last official State Department press briefing room statement Tuesday, announcing he would relinquish his duties at midnight and formally depart on March 31.

After Wild On-Air Defiance, Sam Nunberg Testifies Anyway

Sam Nunberg Grand Jury
Sam Nunberg, the long-ago dismissed Trump aide who stormed back into the spotlight Monday with a whirlwind media tour defying Special Counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury investigation and denouncing the president, testified Friday after claiming he would not.

37 Foreign Policy Experts Throw In with Populist Coalition to Pull Back from Yemen and Rein In the ‘War Party’

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), (L), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), introduce a joint resolution to remove U.S. armed forces from hostilities between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis in Yemen, on Capitol Hill February 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
37 leading foreign policy academics, public intellectuals, and activists from across the traditional political spectrum delivered an open letter to senators Thursday, urging support for a resolution to rein in U.S. involvement in Yemen's civil war.

Jeff Sessions, DOJ Agrees to Give House Committee Fast and Furious Documents


Attorney General Jeff Sessions's Justice Department signed on Wednesday to House Republicans' efforts to secure the release of documents related to the Eric Holder era "Fast and Furious" gun-walking scandal.

Sessions Punches Back: DOJ to Sue California to Strike Down ‘Sanctuary’ Laws as Unconstitutional

Becerra vs. Sessions (Getty)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions will speak Wednesday about his Department of Justice's (DOJ) first-of-its-kind lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of three of California's "sanctuary" laws, Breitbart News has learned.

The Full Nunberg: Ex-Trump Aide Defies Mueller in Media Tirade

Sam Nunberg
Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg had a full day of media availability Monday after a grand jury working under Special Counsel Robert Mueller subpoened him.

Criminal Illegal Alien Stole American’s Identity for Decades, Took $361,000 in Benefits

Deportation of Illegal immigrant
Andres Avelino Anduaga, an illegal alien from Mexico previously arrested on gun, drug, and forgery charges, pleaded guilty Thursday to theft of public property and being a removed alien found in United States.

Michelle Obama Won’t Run for President, Wants to ‘Invest in Creating Thousands of Mes’ Instead

Michelle Obama
The former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama spoke of investing in "creating thousands of mes" when she spoke Tuesday at an event put on by Klick Health, a healthcare marketing firm.
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