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In the wake of Omarosa Manigault Newman's departure from the West Wing in December and recent tell-all book rollout replete with accusations of racism, a senior White House official was asked simply: Who is the most senior black aide on President Donald Trump's staff?
Paul Manafort's fate -- and possibly the future of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election -- is now in the hands of 12 men and women from Northern Virginia.
Retired Adm. William McRaven, the man who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, issued a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday, defending the former spy chief as "one of the finest public servants I have ever known."
Omarosa Manigault Newman's publisher has responded to President Donald Trump's campaign's "legal threats" over her tell-all book, saying Trump is fully able to use his "bully pulpit" to refute anything they take issue with -- but that the book will be published.
On Thursday afternoon, with the furor over Omarosa Manigault Newman's tell-all memoir of her year in the White House slightly fading, reality TV's favorite villain struck again.
Omarosa Manigault Newman has released a new audio recording in which she and Lara Trump, the wife of President Donald Trump's son Eric, are discussing a job offer with Trump's re-election campaign that the former White House aide alleged was a hush agreement.
A Florida congressman has made three appearances on a radio show hosted by two people who regularly espouse fringe anti-Muslim comments.
ISIS very much remains a threat and is "well positioned" to rebuild, despite being driven to only a few small towns on the banks of the Euphrates River in Syria, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
It's a tricky path.
The jury in the federal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended the first day of deliberations asking the judge a series of questions, but did not hand down a verdict before breaking until Friday morning.
Calling opioids coming into the U.S. from China and Mexico "almost a form of warfare," President Trump on Thursday urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate foreign sources of fentanyl that he said are "killing our people."
Lara Trump tore into her old friend Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday after she released a tape of the president's daughter-in-law offering her a job on the 2020 campaign shortly after being fired from the White House.
President Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan this week, and he threatened to strip a bevy of other former national security officials of theirs as well.
President Trump’s revocation of former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance has set off a debate among lawyers: does Brennan have the right to appeal the decision?
Rep. Jim Clyburn, the third-ranking House Democrat, confirmed his intention to run for speaker of the House if his party takes the chamber in November and Nancy Pelosi struggles for support.
President Trump on Thursday accused The Boston Globe of “COLLUSION” with other newspapers, as hundreds of outlets launched coordinated editorials hitting back at his attacks on members of the press.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing a deluge of criticism for declaring America "was never that great" -- with even liberal gubernatorial rival Cynthia Nixon mocking him for what she called a hamfisted attempt to sound like a progressive.
Omarosa Manigault Newman raked in $179,700 a year at the White House – the top salary for a presidential aide, on the same level as chief of staff, press secretary and national security adviser.
In an open letter, retired four-star Admiral William McRaven said he stands with former CIA Director John Brennan, whose security clearance was stripped by President Trump.
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said in February the cost might be $10 million to $30 million.
The tape, which was broadcast on MSNBC, was made just days after the former "Apprentice" contestant left her White House job.
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The comment from the potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate drew laughs — and gasps — from the crowd.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders also read a list Wednesday of other former law enforcement, national security and intelligence officials, all noted critics of the president, whose security clearances may be at risk.
DEA officials said drugs from Mexico are contributing to violence in Chicago.
The Trump administration worsened the problem with its "zero tolerance" border program, the report found.
Read Donald Trump's full statement about why he revoked Brennan's security clearance.
The government grants security clearances to more than just official personnel.
Senators’ reactions to President Donald Trump revoking former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance mostly broke down along party lines.
President Trump's personal lawyer has stopped citing a 2000 memo from DOJ.
Most defended Trump, blamed former CIA director's rhetoric for losing his clearance.
Retired Adm. William McRaven says Trump has "humiliated us" on the world stage.
President Donald Trump's admission that he is going after security clearances to punish those involved in the Russia probe underscores the president's willingness to use his executive power to try to derail the investigation
FiveThirtyEight releases their midterm forecast while jurors deliberate Manafort case.
FiveThirtyEight have launched their House forecast for the 2018 midterms! Here is where the races stand as of today.
The Department of Justice sues Michigan education contractor for sexual harassment
Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is accused of financial crimes.
The jury asked the judge a question about reasonable doubt
The president has repeatedly declared the "fake news" media to be the "enemy" of the American people
McRaven, who oversaw the Navy SEAL raid that killed bin Laden, argued that Mr. Trump does not show qualities of a good leader
The parade, which will occur on Veterans Day, is set to cost more than three times the original maximum estimate
The group will coordinate and run policy toward Iran as the administration moves ahead with its plans after withdrawing from the international nuclear pact
It’s a key reason why the 2008 and 2012 elections dealt with fewer cybersecurity issues
Arizona's primary will narrow down race for retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake's seat
Republicans have a message for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: If you don't think America was ever great, get out
Zinke, a Trump appointee, contradicted earlier statements where he has discounted the role of climate change in the fires
DaQuawn Bruce was interning with the Republican's office as part of the "College to Congress" program
The parade, scheduled for November, comes after years of tight budgets at the Pentagon.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s motivation behind his recent attacks on the president has more to do with his re-election this year than any ambitions in 2020.
In an election year already dominated by a surge of women, and L.G.B.T. candidates, this week’s Democratic primary signaled that zeal is translating into votes.
The meeting, to be held in Washington this month between midlevel officials, comes as the Trump administration is preparing more tariffs on Chinese goods.
The job of special envoy will be filled by Brian Hook, who said withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear accord has opened new avenues of diplomacy despite strained relations with Europe.
The White House cited “erratic” behavior by Mr. Brennan, who has frequently been a fierce critic of the president.
Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, is confronting threats from different corners of her party, and attacks from Republicans, in a test of her grip on her caucus.
Critics said the inclusion of Bruce Ohr on the list of those whose clearances were revoked or under review was an abuse of presidential power and an intrusion on the independence of law enforcement.
The president lashed out after more than 200 newspapers, including The New York Times, published editorials about the dangers of the Trump administration’s repeated attacks on the news media.
In weighing whether to find Paul Manafort guilty or not of financial fraud charges, jurors will have to take into account evidence, witness credibility and other factors.
Family separation and the travel ban could be a "gateway to tyranny," David S. Glosser warned HuffPost on Thursday.
“I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well," William McRaven wrote.
Historians pointed out to the Mississippi politician that the Confederate general was quite brutal to his slaves.
Black women, even the ones with garbage politics, always hold on to the proof.
The church has a history of handling child abuse allegations internally ― which protects priests and endangers children.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants employees to have a seat at the boardroom table — several, in fact.
The move could signal an increase in U.S. cyberattacks -- potentially even on domestic targets.
The Trump family offered her $15,000 per month to work on the campaign for one year, she said.
The endless, painfully ignored failure of the U.S. military (and civilian) effort in Afghanistan is where it all began and where it seems never to end.
Obama carried Ohio in 2012, but Republicans have won the same 12 of the state's 16 House seats in every election this decade.
Twitter has followed in Facebook's footsteps by blocking a campaign video ad for Republican congressional candidate Elizabeth Heng. Facebook eventually admitted that a campaign video including the communist atrocities in Cambodia is not "shocking, disrespectful, or sensational," but Twitter, which describes the ad as "obscene," disagrees.
Despite Elon Musk currently being investigated by the SEC following tweets about taking Tesla private, he has announced plans to dig an underground tunnel to Dodger Stadium to alleviate Los Angeles traffic congestion.
Thursday, CNBC aired a clip of White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow saying the current “economic boom” is the “biggest event” of 2018. During a Cabinet meeting at the White House, Kudlow said, “I’m looking at the media and watching TV and other people talk about stuff that baffles me, but it’s outside my lane. Here’s the key point I made to the president yesterday. I’ll make it to you today. I hope we all keep making it. By far, by far, the single biggest event, be it political or otherwise, this year is an economic boom that most people thought would be impossible to generate. Not a rise, not a blip, a genuine economic boom. And everybody saw going back to the campaign.” He added, “We’ve never seen income numbers like this, again, after tax, after inflation, but policies matter. I mean, America’s free market economy, ordinary people run our economy, entrepreneurs, that is the beauty of it, but policies matter. And when you change that switch, as President Trump has changed that switch, things are happening that a handful of us thought might happen, but I would not say it is widespread. So I’ll just end, Sir, and I
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told President Donald Trump and Cabinet members in a White House meeting on Thursday that China’s most recent economic numbers show a southward turn.
The foundation run by US billionaire George Soros said Thursday that the last of its operations in Hungary would cease by August 31, with its activities being transferred to Berlin. The Open Society Foundations (OSF) announced in May that it was leaving Hungary, citing what it called the “repressive” policies of nationalist firebrand Prime Minister Viktor Orban. “There are still some colleagues working here in the office, but we will have closed for good by 31 August,” the OSF spokesman in Budapest Daniel Makonnen told AFP. In an interview with the 168ora weekly, the head of OSF operations in Hungary, Katalin Koncz E., said she felt bad about the move. “I have to put an end to 25 years’ work and watch as an institution I’ve spent my life building becomes a desert — everyone is clearing away their things and my colleagues are disappearing.” She indicated that she herself would stay in Budapest, adding: “I take comfort in knowing that a brilliant office and great conditions are awaiting my friends in Berlin, where they will be able to take up the work with fresh energy.” In April, Orban won a landslide victory in an election that handed him a
Turkish Presidency Communications Director Fahrettin Altun on Thursday called U.S. sanctions on the nation for its continued arrest of American pastor Andrew Brunson an "economic coup attempt" against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Social media platform Twitter has begun banning a large number of accounts from the website, specifically focusing on accounts that have previously been banned or have received suspensions.
Cuba's political police arrested prominent anti-communist dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez, known popularly as "Antúnez," on Wednesday after summoning him to a state immigration office. His wife says police told her he was banned from leaving the country due to his association with members of the Cuban exile community, which the officer referred to as "terrorists."
Twitter has verified the account of recent New York Times editorial board hire Sarah Jeong, despite the fact that her wide variety of racist posts remains on the platform.
Disney is standing firm on the decision to fire Guardians director James Gunn.