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Trump makes at least 18 false claims in ranting Fox & Friends interview

Trump makes at least 18 false claims in ranting Fox & Friends interview

Fox & Friends tried harder than usual — not especially hard, but harder than usual — to challenge President Donald Trump. It did not work very well. Trump ranted dishonestly for much of his 53-minute Friday interview with his favorite morning show, repeatedly refusing to let the show’s co-hosts get in a word in edgewise.…MORE

Black South Bend official endorses Biden while criticizing Buttigieg

Black South Bend official endorses Biden while criticizing Buttigieg

The vice president of the South Bend, Indiana, Common Council on Friday endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president, and criticized South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg as the city’s mayor faces more questions about his appeal to black voters. Oliver Davis is one of the longest-serving African American South Bend council members, according to…MORE

Bolton reemerges after public hiatus charging White House froze his Twitter account

Bolton reemerges after public hiatus charging White House froze his Twitter account

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton, a constant if unseen presence during the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, reappeared on Twitter Friday after a months-long public hiatus. Bolton said that his Twitter account had been suppressed since leaving the administration in September and suggested the White House had done so out of concern about…MORE

Divorce hearing testimony of Giuliani associate sheds light on campaign donations

Divorce hearing testimony of Giuliani associate sheds light on campaign donations

Igor Fruman, the Soviet-born South Florida businessman at the center of a federal campaign finance probe involving the President’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, said he put more than $300,000 in political donations on company credit cards in hopes of jump-starting a new business, according to a court hearing transcript obtained by CNN. Fruman, testifying with…MORE

Trump signals he’s open to Pompeo running for Kansas Senate seat

Trump signals he’s open to Pompeo running for Kansas Senate seat

President Donald Trump suggested Friday that he’s open to his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, leaving the administration to pursue a Senate seat in Kansas “if he thought that there was a chance of losing that seat.” Trump told “Fox and Friends” that he spoke to Pompeo about the seat, calling him “an incredible guy…MORE

Graham asks State Department for documents related to the Bidens and Ukraine

Graham asks State Department for documents related to the Bidens and Ukraine

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is seeking documents related to former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden’s previous work in Ukraine, as President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have called for an investigation into the Democratic 2020 hopeful. In a letter dated Thursday, Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, wrote…MORE

Trump won’t say whether he’ll sign Hong Kong bill, citing trade talks

Trump won’t say whether he’ll sign Hong Kong bill, citing trade talks

President Donald Trump would not say Friday whether he plans to sign legislation enacting tough sanctions on China for its crackdown in Hong Kong, cementing the impression Trump ranks the economic relationship with Beijing higher than human rights. His noncommittal answer during a largely friendly interview prompted confusion and angst on Capitol Hill, where the…MORE