Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez eyes powerful House committee in charge of taxation laws

Ocasio-Cortez called out on ‘Medicare for all’ funding claim Democrat congresswoman-elect fact-checked for suggesting that $21 trillion in Pentagon accounting errors could help fund her proposed ‘Medicare for all’ program. Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has not yet been sworn into Congress, but she’s already eyeing a seat at one of the most powerful House committees in charge of taxation laws. The […]

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US won’t ‘confirm or deny’ charge against Wikileaks’ Assange

Supporters of embattled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are expected to ask a U.S. district court judge Tuesday to unseal the mystery case against Assange that prosecutors mistakenly revealed recently in an unrelated criminal case in Virginia. Interested in WikiLeaks? But in a line right out of a spy movie, the U.S. government on Monday said in a court filing that […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compares Sarah Palin to 'grandpa emails' in Twitter feud

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took aim at Sarah Palin on Tuesday, after Palin appeared to  mock the newly elected U.S. representative from New York on Twitter. (AP/Getty Images) Newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are trading barbs on Twitter. “Now that’s *TWO* fallen GOP Vice Pres candidates going after a freshman Congresswoman that’s not even sworn in yet,” […]

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Elon Musk Considers Taking Tesla Private in Tweet, Shares Rise

Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter he is considering taking Tesla Inc private at $420 per share as the electric car maker faces the challenges of fast growth and financial constraints, sending its shares up more than 6 percent. At $420 per share, a deal would represent a 22.8 percent premium to Tesla’s closing price on Monday, making it […]

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Manafort Judge to Prosecutor: ‘There’s Tears in Your Eyes’

Tensions at the Paul Manafort fraud trial grew so heated Monday that the judge suggested that one of Robert Mueller’s prosecutors was crying during a discussion out of the jury’s earshot, according to a transcript of the proceedings. “I understand how frustrated you are,” U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III said during the discussion. “In fact, there’s tears in your […]

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Gates Testifies He Stole From Manafort and Helped Him Break Law

Paul Manafort’s former right-hand man, Rick Gates, broke his silence Monday and offered dramatic inside testimony about how wealthy Ukrainian businessmen used offshore accounts and shell companies to pay his boss millions of dollars for political consulting work. Gates, 46, appeared at Manafort’s bank and tax-fraud trial, where he told jurors that he worked to help his boss conceal millions […]

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Manafort Submitted Doctored Statements to Bank, Jury Is Told

U.S. prosecutors shifted away from showcasing Paul Manafort’s excesses and toward the core of their fraud accusations against him, offering evidence that he was deeply in debt as he submitted crudely altered financial statements to secure bank loans. Manafort’s longtime bookkeeper testified Thursday that Manafort and his longtime deputy, Rick Gates, gave phony profit-and-loss statements to banks in 2016 that […]

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These Are the Ukraine Photos Manafort Doesn’t Want the Jury to See

Paul Manafort wants the judge overseeing his fraud trial to bar jurors from seeing 51 exhibits detailing his political work in Ukraine, including several involving Tad Devine, a Democrat who ran Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. Lawyers for Manafort, President Donald Trump’s onetime campaign chairman, said in a court filing Thursday that the exhibits — 474 pages in all, including […]

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