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Robert Mueller Is Interested in Jared Kushner’s Contacts With Foreign Investors

Robert Mueller Is Interested in Jared Kushner’s Contacts With Foreign Investors

Jared Kushner’s business dealings have drawn the attention of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to a report CNN made
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Just Released Its Newly Fair Congressional Map

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Just Released Its Newly Fair Congressional Map

As expected, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court released a new congressional map on Monday that will be implemented in time for the 2018 election. The new map was mandated by the swing state’s supreme court
Trump Is Now “Supportive” of Improved Background Checks for Gun Buyers

Trump Is Now “Supportive” of Improved Background Checks for Gun Buyers

After neglecting to mention “guns” in his remarks on the Parkland school shooting, President Trump signaled his support for legislation that would strengthen background checks. The president had
Olympics Angle: Flying Forward Edition

Olympics Angle: Flying Forward Edition

Big air: Justin Peters has everything you need to know about the Olympics’ first big-air snowboarding competition—because, yes, some people want to launch themselves off the equivalent of a 14-story
How Has Trump Changed America?

How Has Trump Changed America?

Despite the overwhelming evidence that time is a flat circle, Donald Trump has been in office just a hair past one year. Prior to his inauguration, we asked Slate staff and other experts to make
Rick Gates Will Plead Guilty “Within Days” and Testify Against Manafort

Rick Gates Will Plead Guilty “Within Days” and Testify Against Manafort

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times published Sunday, former Trump campaign official Rick Gates will plea guilty “within days” and testify against his former boss Paul Manafort in Special
Scott Pruitt Postpones Trip to Israel Amid Criticism of His First-Class Travel

Scott Pruitt Postpones Trip to Israel Amid Criticism of His First-Class Travel

First-class passengers traveling to or from Israel this week, rest easy: Scott Pruitt won’t be your seatmate. The Environmental Protection Agency administrator has postponed a planned trip to Israel
Major Republican Donor Won’t Support Candidates Who Don’t Back an Assault Weapons Ban

Major Republican Donor Won’t Support Candidates Who Don’t Back an Assault Weapons Ban

After 17 people were killed in a Parkland, Florida, school shooting, Republican donor Al Hoffman Jr. announced that he will not donate to electioneering groups or candidates unless they support an
Thumbs Up! President Trump Congratulates Everyone for Their Hard Work During Another Mass Shooting

Thumbs Up! President Trump Congratulates Everyone for Their Hard Work During Another Mass Shooting

The nation breathed a sigh of relief on Friday night as President Donald Trump arrived in Florida to give local first responders the presidential “thumbs up” for their hard work during Wednesday’s
Red Flags

Red Flags

The Facebook message from the totally authentic American began as follows: “Hi there! I’m a member of Being Patriotic online community.” Addressed to one of the sender’s fellow grass-roots organizers
Where Mueller Might Go Next

Where Mueller Might Go Next

The indictments filed by the special counsel on Friday forcefully punctuates the warnings of intelligence chiefs that Russia has been in the business of interfering in U.S. elections and has no
The American Trap

The American Trap

The special counsel’s indictment on Friday of Russian individuals and organizations brought campaign finance law for the first time into formal charges in the case of Russia’s interference in the 2016
Florida Shooting Survivor Emma Gonzalez to Trump: “We Call BS”

Florida Shooting Survivor Emma Gonzalez to Trump: “We Call BS”

Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who survived Wednesday’s mass shooting, gave a blistering speech at an anti-gun rally on Saturday about the politicians complicit in the
The Campaign Finance Loophole That Could Make the Next Russian Attack Perfectly Legal

The Campaign Finance Loophole That Could Make the Next Russian Attack Perfectly Legal

The Mueller indictment of 13 Russian nationals for interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election offers a remarkably detailed account of a complex plot to sow discord and influence the
Mueller’s Russia Indictment Is the Moment Grammar Scolds Have Been Waiting For

Mueller’s Russia Indictment Is the Moment Grammar Scolds Have Been Waiting For

The FBI special counsel’s Friday indictments against 13 Russian nationals and three companies including a notorious online troll farm did a few things: It revealed that the surge of grass-roots
The Contours of a Potential Collusion Case Are Beginning to Emerge

The Contours of a Potential Collusion Case Are Beginning to Emerge

The White House has offered its take on Friday’s bombshell indictment of a number of Russian nationals for allegedly conspiring in illegal efforts to support Donald Trump’s election. The headline for
Today in Conservative Media: Is Russiagate Over?

Today in Conservative Media: Is Russiagate Over?

Today in Conservative Media is a daily roundup of the biggest stories in the right-wing press. The conservative press was abuzz over the indictment of 13 Russians for election interference announced
Republicans Notch a Rare Recruiting Victory in North Dakota

Republicans Notch a Rare Recruiting Victory in North Dakota

Republicans have finally gotten their man—at least one of them, anyway. Rep. Kevin Cramer has decided to mount a challenge to Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota, one of 10 Senate Democrats running
The Angle: Look At It Edition

The Angle: Look At It Edition

Stop covering it up: If we could see photos of the aftermath of the Florida shootings, would that do anything to change people’s minds on guns? Jamelle Bouie is convinced that it would. Weird
It’s Going to Be Much, Much Harder for Trump to Fire Rod Rosenstein Now

It’s Going to Be Much, Much Harder for Trump to Fire Rod Rosenstein Now

On Friday, the Department of Justice detonated a legal bombshell, announcing the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential