Monday, 30 July 2018

Politics A.M.: As 2018 elections near, potential 2020 presidential candidates jockey for money

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As 2018 elections near, potential 2020 presidential candidates jockey for money
The crowded field of Democrats seeking to take on Donald Trump will have to come up with millions to finance its efforts.
The spectacular rise and fall of Paul Manafort
Before he joined the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort hadn't been seen around Washington in a while. He made a name for himself in the DC lobbying world, but he made a fortune overseas, advising strongmen and doing business with oligarchs. Then his past caught up with him.
The Manafort trial: What you need to know
President Trump's onetime campaign manager faces bank and fraud charges in Virginia
From six homes to a city jail: Paul Manafort, who redefined lobbying, faces trial
The bank and tax fraud trial for President Trump's onetime campaign manager is set to begin this week in Virginia.
Fact Checker • Analysis
Wilbur Ross's false claim to Congress that the census citizenship question was DOJ's idea
The commerce secretary said the Justice Department asked him to change the census. But newly released emails show Ross was the driving force.
PowerPost • Perspective
VA whistleblowers disciplined 10 times more than peers; managers investigate themselves
A new report reveals serious problems related to holding employees accountable, particularly as it relates to whistleblowing.
Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis released from hospital after in-flight emergency
The office of the Georgia Democrat and civil rights icon said he was "resting comfortably" and would be released soon.
Trump threatens again to shut down federal government over border-wall funding
The threat raises the stakes ahead of a Sept. 30 government funding deadline, a political showdown before the November midterms that Republican leaders had hoped to avoid
Koch group condemns 'divisiveness' and 'lack of leadership' in Washington
At three-day gathering, officials with the conservative donor powerhouse issued warnings to GOP over tariffs, immigration and the political atmosphere.
Trump accuses 'very unpatriotic' journalists of putting the 'lives of many' in peril
The Twitter tirade came after the White House and the N.Y. Times revealed that he and the paper's publisher had met on July 20.
'I want you to hear them,' Giuliani says of other Cohen recordings discussing Trump
The president's lawyer said Trump is mentioned in about a dozen of the 183 recordings seized by the FBI from Michael Cohen's law office and home.
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