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Pelosi calls for Acosta to step down over Epstein plea deal, hits Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi late Monday called on Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to step down for what she called an “unconscionable agreement” with Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged earlier with sex trafficking in New York City federal court.

Pompeo confirms Trump sent Kim Jong Un letter

Mike Pompeo, the U.S. secretary of state, on Sunday confirmed reports that President Trump sent North Korea’s Kim Jong Un a letter that was described by Kim in foreign reports as “excellent.

Trump says appointing Sessions was his biggest mistake

President Trump admitted in an interview aired Sunday that he views appointing Jeff Sessions as his attorney general was his “biggest mistake” as president and said if he had a do-over, he would have tapped someone else.

Schwarzenegger defends 102-year-old who is being evicted

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor and former governor of California, on Sunday reportedly reached out to the 102-year-old Los Angeles woman being booted from her apartment where she lived for 30 years so the landlord’s daughter can move in.

Wife of former Defense secretary calls photo with Biden misleading

The photographs taken during the swearing-in ofthen-Defense Secretary Ash Cater in 2015 that showed Vice President Joe Biden standing behind the ex-cabinet member's wife with two hands on her shoulders and-- at times-- his nose nuzzled againsther hair, were misleading and "extracted from what was a longer moment between close friends," Stephanie Carter said in a post on Medium.

Graham sends ominous tweet to Comey: See you soon

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., posted an ominous reply to ex-FBI-Director James Comey on Twitter Sunday after Comey seemed to sum up the summary of special counsel RobertMueller's investigationby posting a picture of a man who appeared lost in the woods.

Giuliani wants Dems who went too far in attacks on Trump to admit mistakes

Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s lawyer who called for a “complete investigation” on the origins of the Russia collusion investigation, took to Twitter early Monday and called on Democrats who "went too far" in their attacks and false claims against the presidentto admit their mistakes so the country can "heal.

Warren passes on big money fundraisers in primaries, general election is another story

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 presidential candidate, on Monday vowed to avoid any political fundraisers with wealthy donors during the Democratic primaries but indicated that she will go back to traditional fundraising during the general election when she's up against the GOP's "wealthy-wealthy donors" and "dark money.

McCabe says ‘it’s possible’ Trump’s a Russian asset

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview Tuesday that he believes it is possible that President Trump is a Russian asset and thinks “that’s why we started our investigation.

NYT columnist blasts Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

David Brooks, the center-right political columnist at The New York Times, on Sunday said that he could never support a candidate who backs the Green New Deal because it would concentratepower in the “hands of the Washington elite” at a level not seen since WWII.

Omar grills Trump envoy to Venezuela after botching his name

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar,D-Minn., blasted President Trump’s special envoy to Venezuela on Wednesday over his history of supporting right-wing governments in Latin America and his guilty plea in 1991 to two misdemeanor counts of lying to Congress but started by called him the wrong name.

Northam has unscheduled staff meeting amid calls for resignation: report

Gov. Ralph Northam, D-Va., met with key staff members for an unscheduled staff meeting on Sunday before the Super Bowl and is apparently considering his next move after a photo emergedshowing a man in blackface and another in Ku Klux Klan garb in his 1984 medical school yearbook page, a report said.

Elon Musk posts Starship Raptor rocket engine test

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, on Sunday posted a video of the “first firing” of SpaceX's Starship Raptor flight engine that he hopes will eventually be used on an interplanetary spacecraft.

Schumer wants intelligence community to stage intervention with Trump

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called on Dan Coats--the director of National Intelligence-- to stage an intervention with President Trump after the president took the unusual move Wednesday to criticize his intelligence chiefs on Twitter as being "naive" when it comes to the dangers of Iran.

Trump needs intervention on intelligence, Schumer writes in letter to Coats

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called on Dan Coats--the director of National Intelligence-- to stage an intervention with President Trump after the president took the unusual move Wednesday to criticize his intelligence chiefs on Twitter as being "naive" when it comes to the dangers of Iran.

Trump says he will give State of the Union after shutdown is over

President Trump announced on Twitter late Wednesdaythat he will deliver a "great" State of the Union address after the partial government shutdown is over, ending a tense day in Washington where Republicans criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for blocking the president from giving the speech.

Giuliani may be slowly dripping information to public to lessen shock of Mueller report: Napolitano

Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney who has been under fire for what was seen by some as missteps during recent TV interviews, may be dripping information about Trump to the public to lessen the shockwhen Special Counsel Robert Mueller releases his final report on his Russian collusion investigation, Andrew Napolitano, Fox News’ senior judicial analyst said.

Conway blames Congress, courts for crisis at border, hedges on use of emergency powers

Kellyanne Conway, the senior counselor to President Trump, told Fox News on Monday that lawyers inside the White House are researching the legal implications of declaring a national emergency to build the border wall, and placed theblame squarely on Congress and courts for the crisis at the Southern Border.

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