Trump Defender Alan Dershowitz Argues That Lying To The FBI Isn’t A Crime

On the eve of Michael Flynn’s sentencing for lying to the FBI, retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz joined the chorus of hyperventilating President Donald Trump supporters who claim that Flynn may have lied to the feds, but that doesn’t mean he broke the law. “Flynn did not commit a crime by lying,” Dershowitz said during a Fox News interview Monday. […]

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SNP and Lib Dems aim to topple government with upgraded no confidence vote

A bid has been launched to ‘upgrade’ Jeremy Corbyn’s vote of no confidence to take down the government. A coalition consisting of the SNP, Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party has tabled the amendment which would trigger a general election under the Fixed Terms Parliament Act. Because Jeremy Corbyn only called for a vote of no confidence in […]

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Trump Opposes Short-Term Funding to Avoid Shutdown, Source Says

President Donald Trump isn’t inclined to support a one- or two-week stopgap spending measure that would avert a partial government shutdown over the holidays, according to a person familiar with White House planning. The hardening of the White House position increases the difficulty lawmakers face in finding a solution before government funding expires on Friday night for nine government departments […]

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Russian Disinformation Campaign Aimed to Aid Trump and Hurt Clinton, Reports Say

WASHINGTON — A pair of reports released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday show a much more widespread Russian disinformation campaign before and after the 2016 presidential election that sought to impersonate mainstream media organizations and at the same time try to discredit them. As much of the focus has been on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, platforms like Instagram, […]

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Russian Social Media Amassed Millions Of Followers In Support Of Trump: Reports

Two new reports analyzing the scope of Russian interference in the 2016 elections found that foreign actors dominated and manipulated political social media on a colossal scale, reaching more than 126 million people in a coordinated effort to benefit the Republican Party while damaging the Democratic Party. Both reports, commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee, essentially confirm various findings in […]

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Trump Slams Fed Again, on Eve of Pivotal Rate Meeting

President Donald Trump slammed the Federal Reserve on the eve of a pivotal policy meeting for “even considering” another interest-rate increase, laying out arguments against a hike to savor the achievement of a strong U.S. economy. “It is incredible that with a very strong dollar and virtually no inflation, the outside world blowing up around us, Paris is burning and […]

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Michael Che of ‘Saturday Night Live’ says president ‘is supposed to know the law’

As “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update host Colin Jost stated “this past week was a pretty bad year” for President Donald Trump. Multiple aspects of his campaign and presidency are being investigated (check out Jost’s impeachment Bingo to see if you’re a winner) and his former lawyer Michael Cohen was just sentenced to three years in prison.  Trump’s Twitter response to Cohen’s sentence? […]

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Hungary MPs physically thrown out of state TV station as protests continue over new ‘slave law’

Two Hungarian lawmakers were physically pushed out of a building where they were protesting the government’s new labour laws. The government in Hungary, currently run by right-wing Viktor Orbán, has passed new laws last week that allowed businesses and employers to increase the amount of overtime Hungarians can work. The law has been dubbed the “slave law” by critics; it […]

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