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  • Manafort jury sent home for the weekend

    Los Angeles Times - August 17, 2018

    The jury in the fraud trial of Paul Manafort, President’s Trump former campaign chairman, has been sent home for the weekend after concluding a second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Federal Judge T.S. Ellis III sent jurors home around...

  • Trump expects to revoke security clearance of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr

    Los Angeles Times - August 17, 2018

    President Trump said Friday he expects to "quickly" revoke the security clearance of the Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm involved in producing the dossier on Trump's ties to Russia. Trump said the official, Bruce Ohr, is a...

  • $92 million is new estimate for Trump military parade

    Los Angeles Times - August 16, 2018

    A U.S. official says the Veterans Day military parade ordered by President Trump would cost about $92 million — more than three times the maximum initial estimate. The official — who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss plans that haven't been...

  • Brennan scorns Trump for ‘hogwash’ in denying Russian collusion

    Los Angeles Times - August 16, 2018

    Former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said President Trump’s claims that no one in his campaign colluded with Russians during the 2016 election are “hogwash” and decried the “politically motivated” decision by Trump to remove his...

  • Trump is not the political asset that he seems to think he is

    Washington Post (subscription) - August 16, 2018

    President Trump summarized his value to Republican candidates in a tweet this month. “As long as I campaign and/or support Senate and House candidates (within reason),” he wrote, “they will win! I...

  • POLITICO Playbook: Good morning from Los Angeles

    Politico (subscription) - August 16, 2018

    Presented by California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Democratic nominee for governor, is already being chattered about as a 2020 presidential candidate. | Emma McIntyre/ for Families Belong...

  • The left’s misleading attacks on liberal Democrats

    Washington Post (subscription) - August 16, 2018

    by August 16 at 6:00 AM Follow @republicofspin David Greenberg is a history professor at Rutgers University. His books include “Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency” and...

  • For Pawlenty, defeat in Minnesota in a party dominated by Trump

    Washington Post (subscription) - August 15, 2018

    Long before Donald Trump was a prominent presidential candidate, Tim Pawlenty outlined a new course for a Republican Party that he believed was too identified with privilege and elitism. The party,...

  • I read six sycophantic pro-Trump books — and then I read Omarosa

    Washington Post (subscription) - August 15, 2018

    Some are born Trump sycophants. Some achieve Trump sycophancy. And some have Trump sycophancy thrust upon them — since he’s a star, they let him do that. Look past the cable-news apologists, rally...

  • Democrats Discard Washington Platform in Bid for House Control

    New York Times (subscription) - August 15, 2018

    DALLAS — House Democrats, looking to wrest control of the chamber from Republicans in November, are discarding the lessons of successful midterms past and pressing only a bare-bones national agenda,...