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Bernie Sanders, rallying in San Diego, calls for Mueller report to be made public
Bernie Sanders kicked off the first of three rallies in California on Friday evening, promising to complete what he began three years ago with his improbable bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Drawing a crowd of thousands to downtown’s Waterfront Park, many of whom supported his 2016...
(Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:35:00 PDT)

Trump’s tweet about lifting North Korea sanctions spawns confusion
President Trump undermined his administration’s sanctions aimed at forcing North Korea to end its nuclear program, surprising his staff and confusing the American public and the world with a tweet Friday afternoon seeming to lift some of them. “It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional...
(Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:25:00 PDT)

Southern Poverty Law Center chief Richard Cohen announces resignation amid internal upheaval
The president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Richard Cohen, announced his resignation Friday, the latest in a series of high-profile departures at the anti-hate organization that have come amid allegations of misconduct and workplace discrimination. The departure will mark the end of an era...
(Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:35:00 PDT)

Congress demands to see the entire Mueller report, and may subpoena special counsel
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report is done. But members of Congress are just getting started. Within moments of the Justice Department’s announcement Friday evening that Mueller had filed the report on his investigation into Russian election interference, congressional Democrats and...
(Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:50:00 PDT)

Mueller submits Trump-Russia investigation report but doesn’t recommend additional indictments
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III turned in his long-anticipated report on the Russia investigation on Friday, but did not recommend any more indictments in the political and legal saga that has threatened President Trump’s tenure in the White House and is likely to cloud his legacy. Mueller...
(Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:40:00 PDT)

The biggest indictments, guilty pleas and dramas in the Russia investigation
A timeline of major events - indictments, guilty pleas, courtroom dramas - in the Russia investigation since the appointment of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
(Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:05:00 PDT)

Trump’s next Federal Reserve nominee: campaign advisor and Fed critic Stephen Moore
President Trump said Friday that he planned to nominate Stephen Moore, a conservative economist and commentator who served as a Trump campaign advisor, to a seat on the Federal Reserve board. Moore, who has been a prominent critic of the Fed, would fill one of two vacancies on the central bank’s...
(Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:00:00 PDT)

South Korea pays for vast U.S. Army base expansion, but Trump wants it to pay more
The new golf course and clubhouse will open next month. Along MacArthur Circle, 23 stone-clad villas reserved for American generals are finished, as are five apartment towers for military families. Over by an airfield that buzzes day and night with Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters stands the imposing...
(Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:20:00 PDT)

A once-optimistic nation has become deeply pessimistic about the future
Washington has spent the past week consumed with the expectation that Robert S. Mueller III will soon wrap up his nearly two-year investigation of the Trump administration and Russian interference in the 2016 election. More on that in a moment. But since Mueller’s report hasn’t been filed as of...
(Fri, 22 Mar 2019 06:50:00 PDT)

This psychologist claims Google search results unfairly steer voters to the left. Conservatives love him
The idea that Google is subtly pushing masses of voters to the left has the ring of conspiracy, and thus the work of Robert Epstein is warmly embraced by conservative lawmakers — as well as a president — convinced big tech is plotting against them. Yet even many scholars who think the San Diego-based...
(Fri, 22 Mar 2019 03:00:00 PDT)

Mississippi governor signs law banning most abortions once a heartbeat can be detected
Mississippi on Thursday became the latest state to sign into law a ban on most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, usually about six weeks into pregnancy, despite criticism from opponents who called the move cruel. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2116 at the state Capitol...
(Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:35:00 PDT)

Marine Corps commandant says deploying troops to the border poses ‘unacceptable risk’
The commandant of the Marines has warned the Pentagon that deployments to the southwest border and funding transfers under the president's emergency declaration, among other unexpected demands, have posed “unacceptable risk to Marine Corps combat readiness and solvency.” In two internal memos,...
(Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:20:00 PDT)

As U.S. struggles to pass modest gun curbs, New Zealand swiftly bans assault weapons
On Thursday afternoon, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban on all “military-style semiautomatic weapons” and assault rifles. She also said the government intended to launch a buyback program for people who own the banned weapons. It had been all of six days since...
(Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:35:00 PDT)

Trump might limit states’ say in offshore drilling plan. Here’s how
When President Trump proposed opening nearly the entire U.S. coastline to more offshore oil and gas drilling, the backlash from states seeking exemptions was swift. Governors, Republican and Democratic, and state legislatures up and down the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines protested so vigorously...
(Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:30:00 PDT)

Read the internal memos from Marine Corps Commandant Robert Neller
RELATED: Marine Corps commandant says deploying troops to the border poses ‘unacceptable risk’ »
(Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:10:00 PDT)

Trump lashes out at McCain but has curbed attacks on other Republicans. Can it last?
On one recent Sunday Twitter tirade, President Trump scolded the autoworkers union, Hillary Clinton, “Saturday Night Live,” MS-13, three Fox News anchors, a lawyer working on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s team and the late Sen. John McCain. Surprisingly spared from the online wrath were...
(Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:05:00 PDT)

When will Robert Mueller file his report? (And other burning questions)
There are signs that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is wrapping up his Russia investigation, and will soon file his report to the Justice Department. Here’s what we know and don’t know about the investigation that has Washington holding its breath. Let's get right to it. When is this report...
(Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:30:00 PDT)

Major U.S. research universities are cutting ties with Chinese telecom giant Huawei
First Congress threatened to cut off federal funds to universities using components made by telecom giant Huawei. Next came a classified FBI briefing last fall for University of California research chiefs about foreign espionage threats. Then in January the U.S. government charged the Chinese firm...
(Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:15:00 PDT)

Police release more documents connected to Las Vegas mass shooting
Some days, Stephen Paddock left an impression. Like the time he walked into the Sportsman’s Warehouse in St. George, Utah, to buy guns wearing white gloves. Other times, he barely registered in a store clerk’s mind. But purchase firearms he did — more than 55 of them in the year leading up to Oct....
(Wed, 20 Mar 2019 21:45:00 PDT)

Trump goes to Ohio to tout jobs and then attacks McCain at length
President Trump flew to Ohio on Wednesday to claim credit for keeping a government tank plant open, but distracted from his economic message with his harshest, lengthiest attack yet on Sen. John McCain, seven months after his death. After several familiar complaints against McCain, including blaming...
(Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:50:00 PDT)

Border Patrol says detention centers are full — and starts releasing migrants
The Border Patrol released 250 migrants here on Tuesday and Wednesday and expects to free hundreds more in coming days because there is no room to hold them. Normally, the agency would transfer the migrants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be “processed” and in many cases placed in detention...
(Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:40:00 PDT)

Bernie Sanders, at UCLA, highlights his longtime support for organized labor
Bernie Sanders’ first appearance in California as a 2020 presidential candidate was not at a mega-rally like the ones that defined his previous bid, but at a speech before sun-baked picketers in front of UCLA’s medical center. The rallies will come later — Sanders has three scheduled this weekend...
(Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:05:00 PDT)

Fed downgrades U.S. growth forecast and signals no more rate hikes until 2020
Federal Reserve officials on Wednesday poured some chilly water on President Trump’s assertion that the U.S. economy is red hot. They downgraded their estimate for U.S. economic growth this year to just 2.1% amid a slowdown here and abroad — while signalling there will be no more interest rate...
(Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:50:00 PDT)

Supreme Court appears set to overturn Mississippi murder case based on racial bias
The Supreme Court justices sounded ready on Wednesday to overturn a Mississippi murder conviction because of racial bias in selecting jurors. It marked the latest chapter in an extraordinary case involving a small-town white prosecutor who had repeatedly barred most or all black jurors from serving...
(Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:50:00 PDT)

As Washington awaits Mueller’s report, here’s what we know about the investigation
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III appears close to turning in his final report after a historic investigation that initially sought to determine if President Trump or his advisors had illegal dealings with Russia during the 2016 campaign, but ultimately expanded far beyond that. Whether or...
(Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:10:00 PDT)

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