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The Latest: 2,500 attend public viewing for Barbara Bush

Officials say around 2,500 people have walked past a casket holding former first lady Barbara Bush during a public viewing at a Houston church ...
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Quick Takes: Does Trump Have Any Lawyers Who Aren’t Being Investigated?

* Rachel Maddow got quite the scoop from James Comey last night. In talking to him about Trump’s newest lawyer, she played the tape of Rudy Giuliani bragging that he knew about Comey’s upcoming announcement on re-opening the investigation into Clinton’s emails before it happened. Here’s how the...

The Latest: George Bush ‘very touched’ by mourners

A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush decided at the last minute to greet mourners paying their respects to his wife, Barbara ...

Pompeo loses chance of getting favorable Senate Foreign Relations vote

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., announced Friday that he will not vote to support the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State. ...

FAA orders emergency inspections of 352 engines following deadly Southwest incident

A passenger died Tuesday after an engine failure on a Boeing 737. ...

The 5 biggest political headlines of this week

INTRO: President Trump spent this week battling with one of his Cabinet members, battling with the Senate over confirming a Cabinet nominee and battling with a federal court to protect communications with his private lawyer, all while firing insults at his ousted FBI director and women who allege affairs. It was a lot of battles. In […] ...

Trump Admitted That Firing Rosenstein or Mueller Would Be Obstruction

Reporters at Bloomberg thought they had a story about Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein confirming to Trump that he is not a target of either the Mueller probe or the Cohen investigation. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Donald Trump last week that he isn’t a target o...

The Latest: Former President George HW Bush greets mourners

Former President George HW Bush greets mourners as they pay their respects to his wife of 73 years ...

Trump Lied to Comey About the Pee Tape

I’ve now carefully read through The Comey Memos and I think Donald Trump told the FBI director a brazen lie about his time in Moscow in order to try to convince him that the Pee Tape story was not true. To examine this, I’m going to lay out a bare-boned chronology, relying largely on the careful ...

Shifting views on marijuana highlight just how differently people of color are impacted by drug laws

Shifting views on marijuana highlight just how differently people of color are impacted by drug laws As views shift on ...

Why Is Trump Leaving Us Defenseless Against Russian Attacks?

Conspiracy theorists have long claimed that President Franklin Roosevelt knew in advance that the Japanese planned to attack Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, but that he cynically sat on the alert, knowing that the attack would immediately draw the United States into war. The idea that a sitting president would intentionally keep the nation defenseless in face of an imminent attack is, of course, preposterous. Or at least it was before Russia launched a cyberattack against us in 2016 ...

What’s up with politicians suddenly embracing pot?

What's up with politicians suddenly embracing pot? It’s not just because it’s 4/20 — though that contributed to at least one major senator’s announcement that he’s c...

How Donald Trump Conned His Way to a Reputation for Great Wealth

Part of me thinks that if this had come out prior to the 2016 presidential election, it would have been devastating to Donald Trump, and part of me thinks that there’s simply no evidence that anything could penetrate the pu...

The Forbes 400 and how Trump’s shameless self-promotion helped make him president

The Forbes 400 and how Trump’s shameless self-promotion helped make him president Journalist Jonathan Greenberg writes for The Washington Post on Friday ...

DNC files federal lawsuit against Russia, Trump campaign and associates

The lawsuit cites the hacking of DNC documents and records by the Russian government during the 2016 presidential campaign. ...

Southwest passengers on flight with deadly engine failure get money, travel vouchers

The airline ...

Democratic leader seeks to make pot legal under federal law

The Senate’s top Democrat says he now supports making marijuana legal under federal laws ...

Rosenstein told Trump he’s not a target of probe of Michael Cohen: Sources

The deputy AG told Trump he’s not a target of the Cohen probe, sources said. ...

1 injured in Florida high school shooting; suspect in custody, officials say

A suspect was taken into custody Friday following a shooting at a high school in central Florida, authorities said. ...

Disgraced gymnastics doctor’s alleged victims file new lawsuits

The disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor is currently behind bars. ...