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GOP congressman says special prosecutor needed to investigate Russia election meddling

ABC News: Politics - 1 hour 20 min ago
California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa said a special prosecutor is needed to investigate into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Bill Maher asked Issa during an interview on his show "Real Time" about reports that members of President Trump's campaign had contact with Russian officials. Maher presented the Republican representative with a hypothetical scenario -- if Russians had hacked the campaign of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012 and if there had also been contacts between the Obama administration and the Russians. "You're going to let that slide?" Maher asked Issa. "No," Issa said. "So you're not going to let this slide?" Maher followed up, referring to Russia and the Trump campaign. "No," Issa said again. When Maher then pushed Issa on the need for an independent investigation, the California Republican agreed that a special prosecutor is necessary. The investigation shouldn't be overseen by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who...

Key Republican in Health Law’s Fate Hails From a State That Embraced It

NYT > Politics - 1 hour 23 min ago
Representative Greg Walden of Oregon, where the Affordable Care Act has been a success, leads a committee that will have a large role in drafting a replacement.

Turks push to turn iconic Hagia Sophia back into a mosque

USA Today - 2 hours 2 min ago

The 1,500-year-old structure, now a museum, has symbolized Turkey's secular society.

        

Bus collision kills 13 in Argentina

USA Today - 2 hours 14 min ago

Thirteen people are killed and 34 injured when two buses collided head-on in eastern Argentina, the emergency services says. Video provided by AFP

        

Britain's Parliament building needs a renovation — but at what cost?

USA Today - 2 hours 22 min ago

U.K. lawmakers need to decide when and how their deteriorating Parliament building will be repaired. The project will cost billions and take years. Video provided by Newsy

        

'Batman v Superman,' 'Hillary's America' win Razzie 'worst' films

Reuters: Entertainment News - 3 hours 58 sec ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Even the Razzie Awards are getting political.

Official: Suspect paid $90 to attack Kim Jong Nam

USA Today - 6 hours 33 min ago

Malaysian police say Siti Aisyah, 25, knew what she was doing.

        

Top Democrats poised to choose next party chair

ABC News: Politics - 7 hours 10 min ago
The leader will be tasked with rebuilding after the 2016 presidential defeat.

Obama and daughter Malia attend 'The Price' on Broadway

ABC News: Politics - 10 hours 44 min ago
The daddy-daughter duo met with the cast backstage.

Theodore Lowi, Zealous Scholar of Presidents and Liberalism, Dies at 85

NYT > Politics - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 23:28
Coupling academic expertise with charisma, Professor Lowi popularized his theories with an evangelical zeal and a Southern drawl in lectures, television appearances and books.

Jerome Tuccille, Libertarian Author and Trump Biographer, Dies at 79

NYT > Politics - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 23:21
Mr. Tuccille was a disaffected Roman Catholic looking for a new faith when he discovered the writings of Ayn Rand.

Rory McIlroy Defends Decision to Golf With Donald Trump

NYT > Politics - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 21:38
McIlroy was called a “bigot” for agreeing to play a round with the president, but he said accepting the invitation was not an endorsement.

Foreign Oscar contenders denounce 'fanaticism' in U.S.

Reuters: Entertainment News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 21:17
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - The directors of all five Oscar-nominated foreign language films on Friday denounced what they called a "climate of fanaticism and nationalism" in the United States and elsewhere, and dedicated their Academy Award to the cause of unity and free expression.

At CPAC, Conservatives Settle Into Their New Role

NYT > Politics - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 20:51
As activists gathered this week for the Conservative Political Action Conference they were still processing what life in the majority means.

The Interpreter: Stephen K. Bannon’s CPAC Comments, Annotated and Explained

NYT > Politics - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 20:16
What does the president’s chief strategist mean by “economic nationalism” or “deconstruction of the administrative state”?

Trump Is Off to a Slow Start on Trade Promises

NYT > Politics - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 20:13
The president has not acted on campaign promises to move quickly to declare China a currency manipulator or to initiate renegotiation of the Nafta.

H.R. McMaster Breaks With Administration on Views of Islam

NYT > Politics - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 20:12
The new national security adviser told his staff that the label “radical Islamic terrorism” was not helpful, repudiating language used by the president.

Wisconsin sheriff: Feds should bring charges against local officials in sanctuary cities

USA Today - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:37

'You charge one mayor, one governor, one council president that adopts these laws, this stuff is going to end right away,' Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. told Conservative Political Action Conference attendees.

        

Understanding Transgender Access Laws

NYT > Politics - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:36
The national debate over transgender rights has resulted in a tangle of contradictory laws governing access to public restrooms and locker rooms.

Feds won't say where 55 Miss. migrants have been taken

USA Today - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 18:20

Raids of 8 restaurants were part of what the agency called a yearlong criminal investigation, but ICE agents aren't saying what charges the detainees face.

        

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