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Trump’s future chief of staff calls him ‘terrible human being’ in video from 2016

Trump’s future chief of staff calls him ‘terrible human being’ in video from 2016

President Donald Trump’s budget director and soon-to-be acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, called Trump “a terrible human being” during a campaign debate in 2016. In a video posted by The Daily Beast, Mulvaney said at the debate with his then-Democratic challenger for South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District seat, Fran Person, that he was supporting…MORE

Here’s what’s at risk in the Texas Obamacare ruling

Here’s what’s at risk in the Texas Obamacare ruling

Whether you know it or not, Obamacare has affected nearly every American. The Affordable Care Act does far more than allow millions of people to get health insurance through exchanges or Medicaid expansion. It saves senior citizens money on their Medicare coverage and prescription drugs. It lets many Americans obtain free birth control, mammograms and…MORE

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on a 2020 run: ‘I’m definitely thinking about it’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on a 2020 run: ‘I’m definitely thinking about it’

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said she is “definitely thinking” about running for president in 2020 and will announce a decision in the near future. “I’m definitely thinking about it, of course. And I’m going to think about it over the holidays with my children and my husband, and I will make a decision soon,” Gillibrand…MORE

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to leave Trump administration at end of the year

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to leave Trump administration at end of the year

President Donald Trump announced Saturday morning that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will depart from his administration at the end of the year. “Secretary of the Interior @RyanZinke will be leaving the Administration at the end of the year after having served for a period of almost two years. Ryan has accomplished much during his tenure…MORE

Mueller continues to be interested in interviewing Trump

Mueller continues to be interested in interviewing Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team continues to be interested in interviewing the President Donald Trump, two sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. Mueller’s stance on interviewing the President has been constant for a year and a half, one of the sources said. “Nothing has changed in that sense from the first day,” the source…MORE

North Carolina candidate says he has no knowledge of operative doing anything illegal

North Carolina candidate says he has no knowledge of operative doing anything illegal

North Carolina Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris told WBTV on Friday that while he had hired Leslie McCrae Dowless, a political operative in the middle of an investigation into suspected absentee-ballot tampering, he was “absolutely not” aware of Dowless doing anything illegal. Harris initially won the state’s 9th Congressional District election last month, beating Democrat…MORE

Rashida Tlaib will wear a Palestinian gown as she’s sworn into Congress

Rashida Tlaib will wear a Palestinian gown as she’s sworn into Congress

US Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib will be sworn into office next month while wearing a traditional Palestinian gown. The Michigan Democrat announced on social media Friday that she intends to wear a thobe to the ceremony. “Sneak peek: This is what I am wearing when I am sworn into Congress,” she wrote on Instagram, including the…MORE

Trump lawyers seek to pause evidence collection in foreign gifts lawsuit

Trump lawyers seek to pause evidence collection in foreign gifts lawsuit

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyers are trying to pause evidence collection in a fight over the constitutionality of the revenue of his Washington hotel, according to a new request to a federal court to stay the case. Previously, the DC and Maryland lawsuit alleging the President had received illegal gifts through the Trump International Hotel…MORE