Politics

Sarah Palin Sues New York Times for Defamation

On Tuesday evening, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin hired Hulk Hogan’s lawyers and sued the New York Times for defamation for falsely accusing her in a June 14 editorial of inciting Jared Lee Loughner to shoot Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ). The Times’ editorial was published on the day that James Hodgkinson shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) while he was practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game with his GOP teammates.

By: TONY LEE

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“Today, Sarah Palin took a stand against The New York Times Company by filing a lawsuit which seeks to hold The Times accountable for stating that Governor Palin is part of a ‘sickeningly familiar pattern’ of politically motivated violence and that she incited the horrific 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords, a tragedy where the gunman seriously wounded numerous people and killed 6, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl,” Palin’s lawyers—Ken Turkel, Shane Vogt, and S. Preston Ricardo—said in a statement. Read More

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Trump: ‘I did not make, and do not have’ Comey tapes

By: ADAM KELSEY

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Despite his tweet in the aftermath of James Comey‘s dismissal in May, President Donald Trump did not make and does not have tapes of his conversations with the former FBI director, he tweeted Thursday. Read More

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FBI: Baseball shooter had list of 6 names

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Washington (CNN) The shooter who attacked a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, last week carried a list with the names of six members of Congress, the FBI said Wednesday, adding that the incident had no connection to terrorism and the shooter acted alone.

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Court oversight of Chicago police reforms sought in lawsuit

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Several leading community groups, including a local Black Lives Matter organization, filed a class-action lawsuit against Chicago on Wednesday in a bid to bypass or even scuttle a draft agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice that seeks to reform the nation’s second largest police force without federal court oversight. Read More

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Democrats offer prayers for Republican colleagues after shooting at congressional baseball practice

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Five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), were shot at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, site of a Wednesday morning shooting in Alexandria, Virginia. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Following a shooting Wednesday morning at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, congressional Democrats dropped what they were doing to offer prayers for their Republican colleagues. Read More

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Nearly 200 congressional Democrats are suing Trump — here’s why

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) told reporters on a conference call Tuesday that nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress were suing President Donald Trump because they believe he’s acting unconstitutionally. And they want the court to stop him. Read More

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Puerto Rico governor vows statehood push after referendum win

By Nick Brown and Tracy Rucinski

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A man holds a U.S. flag after the economically struggling U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly on Sunday in favour of becoming the 51st state, in San Juan, Puerto Rico June 11, 2017. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday said the island’s vote in favor of becoming a U.S. state, despite low voter turnout and widespread boycotts, was “a fair and open” process that U.S. Congress should act upon. Read More

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What Would It Actually Take to Impeach Trump?

A central question is what sort of crime, aside from treason and bribery, constitutes a “high crime” or “misdemeanor.”

Donald Trump. Photographer: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

In an echo of Richard Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre in 1973, President Trump abruptly fires FBI Director James Comey. Then, in a television interview, Trump fuels cover-up allegations by linking the ouster of Comey to a pending investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump then warns Comey not to leak because there may be White House “tapes” of their meetings.

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