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Kim Reynolds, Iowa governor, vetoes bill to block AG Tom Miller's anti-Trump lawsuits

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds vetoed a measure Wednesday intended to stop the state’s Democratic attorney general from filing or joining lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump’s policies, but she did so only after gaining an assurance the state’s participation in such actions would end.


p>Reynolds had been …

Edgardo Ramos, federal judge, refuses to block Donald Trump bank subpoenas

A federal judge in New York is refusing to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks that did business with President Donald Trump.


p>U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said during a hearing Wednesday that Trump and his company were unlikely to succeed in a lawsuit arguing that the …

Former congressman in corruption case seeks Trump pardon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi, who was convicted of corruption, money laundering and other charges, wants a pardon from President Donald Trump.


p>The Arizona Daily Sun reported Wednesday that a lawyer for the former Republican congressman from Arizona sent a letter to the U.S. Justice Department …

Joe Biden camp reacts to North Korea calling him a 'fool': 'No surprise' regime favors Trump

Joseph R. Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign responded to North Korea’s criticism Wednesday, saying it’s “no surprise” that the regime would prefer President Trump over the former vice president.


p>Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency published a commentary piece earlier Wednesday blasting Mr. Biden as a “fool of low …

Federal judge tosses out libel lawsuit against Project Veritas; Supports 'the marketplace of ideas'

A federal judge dismissed a woman’s libel lawsuit against conservative advocacy group Project Veritas and its founder James O’Keefe Wednesday regarding the depiction of her assault during a 2016 President Trump campaign rally.


p>”While the internet has broadened the number and the variety of available voices in the marketplace of …

Justice Dept. to give less-redacted Mueller report to Senate Intelligence Committee

The Justice Department intends to make a minimally-redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s available to all members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to a Wednesday court filing.


p>Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., revealed the plan in a court filing in their case against longtime Republican strategist Roger Stone. …

Howard Stern says interviewing Hillary Clinton 'could have made a difference' for failed 2016 bid

President Trump could have lost the 2016 presidential race to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton had she appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show, the shock jock suggested Tuesday.


p>”I went out on an all-out campaign to get Hillary to come on the show because I think it could have made a …

Carson on Oreo gaffe: 'I was having difficulty hearing' Katie Porter; 'I'm very familiar' with REOs


p>Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson responded to criticisms Wednesday of a viral exchange when he misheard Rep. Katie Porter as mentioning “Oreos” while she was asking questions about REOs, a term used in the real estate industry to refer to properties owned by banks or other lenders after …

Bill de Blasio: Democrats became 'party of the elite' to too many Americans

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday said the Democratic party has become the “party of the elite” to too many people and that he fears Democrats don’t emphasize the needs of working people enough.


p>”What the Democrats have not done well enough in recent years is be …