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Michael Cohen's big day may not be about Russia

Michael cohen's big day may not be about russia

The congressional testimony of President Donald Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen is already set to be one of the most highly anticipated moments of the new Democratic-controlled House, but those expecting significant public insights into the Russia investigation could be disappointed. [...]

FBI investigated how Trump's actions seemed to benefit Russia

Fbi investigated how trump's actions seemed to benefit russia

At the same time the FBI opened a probe into President Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice after he fired FBI Director James Comey, counterintelligence agents were investigating why Trump was acting in ways that seemed to benefit Russia, according to a source familiar with the matter. [...]

The wall isn't medieval

The wall isn't medieval

The wall won't work "not because it's a throwback to imagined medieval barbarism," writes medieval historian David Perry, "but because it's a con." Solutions to medieval challenges required leaders who were flexible, intelligent, and able to understand the complexities of their world, says Perry, and that's just as true today. [...]

This is the week Washington gave up completely

This is the week washington gave up completely

As you read this, senators and House members are either at home or on their way there. The government shutdown is about to enter its 22nd day at midnight, breaking the record for the longest the federal bureaucracy has ever been shuttered. [...]

Joe Biden says he will decide his 2020 plans 'soon'

Joe biden says he will decide his 2020 plans 'soon'

Joe Biden is poised to decide in the coming month whether he will jump into the Democratic presidential race, inching closer to answering the looming question of whether he will make a third bid for the White House. [...]

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