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The Daily 202: Trump White House might learn more from studying Whitewater than Watergate as Comey testifies – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

With Joanie Greve THE BIG IDEA: How do you say schadenfreude in Russian? That is what alumni of Bill Clinton’s White House and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign are thinking this morning as James Comey arrives on Capitol Hill to testify. There is a feeling in Clinton World that what goes around comes around. But as pundits increasingly draw comparisons to Watergate, many who suffered through the scandals of the 1990s are…

Britain votes in election torn between terrorism worries and Brexit strategies – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

LONDON — Britain’s suddenly unpredictable election campaign moved to the ballot box Thursday as voting began in a race that Prime Minister Theresa May once had solidly in her grip but then reshaped by terrorists attacks in London and Manchester. May called the snap election seeking to increase her political power ahead of Britain’s exit negotiations with the European Union, pitching herself as the best leader to enter into complex…

Gianforte apologizes to reporter and pledges contribution to press group – CNN

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

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GOP and Dem senators share the spotlight with Comey – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

WASHINGTON — Former FBI Director James Comey won’t be the only one in the spotlight Thursday as he testifies at a wildly anticipated hearing. The eight Republicans and seven Democrats on the Senate Intelligence committee each get their moments as they take turns questioning the former FBI chief who was fired last month by President Donald Trump. The panel’s members represent right, left and center of the political spectrum, including…

Cavs’ Outlook Even Bleaker Knowing Brilliant Performances Still Aren’t Enough – Bleacher Report

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

Tony Dejak/Associated Press CLEVELAND — Less than a year after the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history, the Cleveland Cavaliers have dug an even deeper hole. Despite superhuman performances from LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, the Cavs dropped Game 3 by a final score of 118-113, giving the Golden State Warriors a 3-0 series lead. James finished with 39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, while Irving sliced through Golden…

Trump suggests Iran shares some blame for terror attacks – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is suggesting that Iran shares some of the blame for twin terrorist attacks on its parliament and a shrine, insisting that those who sponsor terrorism “risk falling victim to the evil they promote.” Hours after conciliatory comments from his State Department, the president on Wednesday offered a seemingly contradictory statement, providing solace to the victims while delivering a broadside against Tehran. The Islamic State group…

‘Must-See TV’: Free Drinks and Canceled Meetings for Comey’s Testimony – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

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North Korea Fires More Missiles as Seoul Puts Off US Defense System – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

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The Latest: Australia condemns attacks in Iran – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

The Islamic State has struck at Iran and its allies for years — but always from afar, in places such as Iraq against Tehran-backed militias and in Syria battling government troops aided by Iranian forces. That appeared to change Wednesday when bloodshed came to Tehran. In a few chaotic hours, Iran endured the kind of deadly rampages so often claimed by the Islamic State elsewhere. The twin attacks, the first…

Wreckage of Missing Myanmar Military Plane Is Found – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

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Montana congressman-elect Gianforte apologizes for ‘assault’ on reporter – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

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At Least 12 Killed in Pair of Terrorist Attacks in Iran – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

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‘I expect loyalty,’ Trump told Comey, according to written testimony – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Fired FBI Director James B. Comey said President Trump told him at the White House “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty” in their private White House dinner conversation in January, according to written remarks from Comey offering a vivid preview of his testimony Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. In seven remarkable pages of prepared testimony, Comey describes a president obsessed with loyalty and publicly clearing his name amid an…

A British election campaign that few expected ends in a way that no one could have predicted – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

LONDON — Britain’s seven-week sprint to an election that few expected began in April with forecasts of a landslide victory for the Conservatives, and a Margaret Thatcher-esque grip on power as far as the political eye could see for Prime Minister Theresa May. It ended Wednesday in a way that no one could have predicted — with a rattled May being heckled during one of her few and characteristically awkward…

GOP senators admonish Dem for persistent questioning – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Republican chairman of the Senate intelligence committee admonished California Sen. Kamala Harris, along with other Democrats, and asked her to be more respectful Wednesday as she pressed top intelligence chiefs testifying before the panel. Harris was questioning Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, asking him if he would send a letter to Special Counsel Robert Mueller giving him unlimited authority in his probe into possible ties between President…

Eric Trump’s cancer charity event was billed by Trump for use of golf course: Report – CBS News

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The Eric Trump Foundation paid President Trump’s businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars from 2007 to 2015 for expenses from charity golf tournaments intended to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee, at the direction of Mr. Trump, according to a report published Tuesday in Forbes.  Eric Trump, Mr. Trump’s second-oldest son, told Forbes all the money from the annual golf tournaments at Trump National Golf Club in Westchester…

Iran Assails Saudi Arabia After Pair of Deadly Terrorist Attacks – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

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Coats and Rogers refuse to say if Trump asked them to sway Russia probe – Politico

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats testifies with NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 7. | John Shinkle/POLITICO The two intelligence chiefs say they never felt pressured, but dodged when asked if Trump tried to get them to intervene. By Kyle Cheney and Josh Gerstein 06/07/2017 11:11 AM EDT Updated 06/07/2017 12:33 PM EDT 2017-06-07T12:33-0400 Two of the nation’s top intelligence officials repeatedly refused…

Inside the frayed relationship between Trump and Sessions – ABC News

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

As President Donald Trump‘s frustration over the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election and the legal battle over his travel ban executive order continues to mount, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reportedly borne the brunt of his criticism in private meetings. The situation between Trump and Sessions has declined to the point that Sessions recently offered to tender his resignation from his Department of Justice post, not…

Trump’s sons recommend the high road they usually don’t take – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017

President Trump’s adult sons think it is time for everyone to take the high road in political discourse. Just don’t expect them to lead the way. “Morals have flown out the window,” Eric Trump lamented on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show Tuesday night. “We deserve so much better than this as a country, and, you know, it’s so sad.” In the same interview, Eric Trump said this of his father’s…

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