You don’t want to end up in jail. [AP]
You don’t want to end up in jail. [AP]
Trump not doing so well in court this week
Trump will fit right in a country that’s all about politeness and etiquette
A bad year for Avenatti gets worse
Okay, thanks for the update
An investigation into a racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook page didn’t determine who was in the photo, a report on the investigation said Wednesday.
Eastern Virginia Medical School commissioned the independent probe, led by law firm McGuireWoods LLP, in early February after the picture resurfaced, sparking turmoil in Richmond, the capital. The photo depicts one person in blackface and another in Ku Klux Klan attire.
Regarding the photo, “we could not conclusively determine the identity of either individual depicted,” the 55-page report said. A forensic facial-recognition report from an outside firm found that the photo wasn’t “of sufficient quality to conduct a comparison with other photographs,” the report said.
Meanwhile, lawmakers in his home state are creating more problems for Trump
On Wednesday, the Democratic-led Legislature passed a bill that would permit New York State tax officials to hand over Mr. Trump’s state returns to any one of three congressional committees. Such returns — filed in New York, the president’s home state and business headquarters — would likely contain much of the same information as the contested federal returns.
The bill is expected to be signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a third-term Democrat and regular critic of Mr. Trump’s policies and behavior.
While lawmakers in the State Assembly and Senate hailed their action as a victory for states’ rights, there were still numerous questions as to whether the president and his legal team would fight the effort to get Mr. Trump’s state returns. Republicans here and elsewhere have already called the effort in Albany a “bill of attainder,” aimed at a single person, while also decrying the potential invasion of privacy, ripe for improper “fishing expeditions” by federal officials.
Clearly still pretty resistant to the idea
Pelosi is extremely good at twisting the knife
Art of the deal, baby
After Pelosi accused him of a cover-up, Trump is holding an angry press conference
The guy called “Mad Dog” wants Trump to be more cautious
In what appear to be his first public remarks on U.S. national security since his resignation as Secretary of Defense, retired Marine Gen. James Mattis offered a word of caution to President Donald Trump amid escalating tensions with Iran on Tuesday.
“The United States should buy time to keep peace and stability and allow diplomats to work diplomacy on how to keep peace for one more hour, one more day, one more week, a month or a year,” Mattis said during remarks in the United Arab Emirates.
“Iran’s behavior must change,” Mattis added, “[but] the military must work to buy time for diplomats to work their magic.”
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The Brexit Party has quickly become a force in UK politics
Right now it is on a roll, expected to cruise to a strong first-place finish in elections to the European Parliament this week, even as smaller pro-Remain parties also pick off voters from the main parties.
As Brexit chainsaws its way through British politics, dismantling decades-old political allegiances, tearing apart the traditional parties and leaving voters confused, frustrated and angry, the Brexit Party is thriving by offering a simple and hard-edge message.
“People feel completely betrayed, they feel abandoned, they feel even hated and despised by the political class and also by the media,” said Martin Daubney, the lifelong Labour voter now standing for the Brexit Party, who used to edit a raunchy men’s magazine before reinventing himself as an anti-pornography advocate. “It feels like a grass-roots political revolution on the streets of Britain right now.”
Many liberals would agree with this view
Dems force some rare cooperation from the Trump White House