Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Politics A.M.: President Trump has made 4,229 false or misleading claims in 558 days

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President Trump has made 4,229 false or misleading claims in 558 days
In his first year as president, Trump made 2,140 false or misleading claims. Now, just six months later, he has almost doubled that total.
Trump feud with Koch network exposes rift between populist forces and establishment GOP
In a private meeting, several Senate Republicans discussed the implications of the network's strategy of limiting help for GOP candidates.
Prosecutors say Manafort's wealth was fueled by lies to IRS and banks
The trial of Trump's former campaign chief is a high-stakes moment for Mueller and the president as well as the defendant.
Manafort on trial: A scorched-earth prosecutor and not a mention of Trump
In a packed courtroom in Alexandria, Va., Mueller's team made its public debut.
'He has torn my head off': Manafort judge known for being tough during trials
Judge T.S. Ellis has degrees from Princeton, Harvard and Oxford and 31 years on the bench.
Trump uses Twitter to promote video of supporters chanting 'CNN sucks'
The president's tweet was his latest display of animus toward the national news network.
Trump renews government shutdown threat, says it's 'very small price to pay' for border security
Trump made the threat a day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was confident Congress could avert a shutdown.
'Not good, not nice': At Florida rally, Trump says China has 'targeted our farmers'
"You know what our farmers are saying? 'It's okay. We can take it,' " president said amid rising trade tensions with Beijing.
'Unprecedented partisan interference': Senate escalates bitter fight over Kavanaugh's record
Democrats want to review material from the Supreme Court nominee's time in the George W. Bush White House Counsel's Office as well as his years as staff secretary. Republicans call it an irrelevant fishing expedition.
Monkey Cage • Analysis
Tens of thousands of people protested in April and May — on topics like gun violence, labor rights and science
The mass mobilization we've seen since Trump's inauguration continues.
Top Senate Democratic super PAC investing $17 million in August TV ads
Senate Majority PAC is reserving airtime for television commercials in six battlegrounds.
John Kelly intends to remain as Trump's chief of staff through 2020 reelection bid
The retired four-star Marine Corps general has had a rocky tenure in the West Wing.
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