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Trump's National Security Adviser: Indictment Shows Evidence Of Russian Meddling Is "Incontrovertible"

Trump's National Security Adviser: Indictment Shows Evidence Of Russian Meddling Is "Incontrovertible"

Ralph Orlowski / ReutersThe indictment of 13 Russian citizens and three companies on Friday is "incontrovertible" evidence that Russia interfered in the 2016 US election, National Security Advisor
Mitt Romney Has Launched A Senate Bid In Utah — And Some Republicans Are Playing The Carpetbagger Card

Mitt Romney Has Launched A Senate Bid In Utah — And Some Republicans Are Playing The Carpetbagger Card

George Frey / Getty Images Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, is now a Senate candidate in Utah — and the announcement of his candidacy shows he’s sensitive about being labeled a
Federal Grand Jury In Special Counsel Probe Indicts Russian Troll Farm And Individuals For 2016 Election Meddling

Federal Grand Jury In Special Counsel Probe Indicts Russian Troll Farm And Individuals For 2016 Election Meddling

Aaron P. Bernstein / ReutersThe special counsel's office announced a federal indictment against the Russian-based Internet Research Agency (IRA), two other Russian entities, and 13 Russian individuals
The Special Counsel Talked With The Former Spokesperson For Trump's Legal Team

The Special Counsel Talked With The Former Spokesperson For Trump's Legal Team

AFP / Getty Images The former spokesperson for President Trump's legal team spoke with special counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday, his lawyer confirmed to BuzzFeed News.Mark Corallo served as the

The Trump Administration Is Arguing It Can Keep Information About The Trans Military Ban Secret

Mark Wilson / Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — The Justice Department argued in court this week that officials don’t have to turn over certain information and documents about President Trump’s announced
A Federal Appeals Court Ruled That Trump's Third Travel Ban Is Likely Unconstitutional

A Federal Appeals Court Ruled That Trump's Third Travel Ban Is Likely Unconstitutional

Leah Millis / Reuters A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that President Donald Trump's third attempt at a travel ban is likely unconstitutional, writing that it "continues to exhibit a
John Kasich’s Recent Moves Reflect His 2020 Options: Primarying Trump Or Fleeing The GOP

John Kasich’s Recent Moves Reflect His 2020 Options: Primarying Trump Or Fleeing The GOP

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Aaron Josefczyk / Reuters John Kasich’s brand is built around the idea of “two paths” for the Republican Party: one for center-right pragmatists like him, the other for
Sources: Letitia James Is Saying She’ll Run For New York Mayor In 2021

Sources: Letitia James Is Saying She’ll Run For New York Mayor In 2021

Letitia James speaks at a memorial gathering in Brooklyn for those killed in Orlando in 2016. Spencer Platt / Getty Images Letitia "Tish" James, the public advocate for the city of New York, has told
White House Reporters Are More Pissed Off Than Usual About The Rob Porter Mess

White House Reporters Are More Pissed Off Than Usual About The Rob Porter Mess

Pool / Getty Images The White House press corps has become used to briefing-room spin, cleanups after Trump tweets, and flat-out falsehoods about presidential fixations like crowd size. But for
DeRay Mckesson Landed A Book Deal

DeRay Mckesson Landed A Book Deal

Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images The most recognizable protester to emerge from the movement against police violence in the middle part of this decade has landed a book deal with Viking, the publisher
Kirsten Gillibrand Pledges To Stop Accepting Donations From Corporate PACs

Kirsten Gillibrand Pledges To Stop Accepting Donations From Corporate PACs

Alex Wong / Getty Images Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is pledging to refuse contributions from corporate PACs — a move that puts her in a small group of national Democrats and sets a new bar on the issue
A Democratic Activist Is Primarying Bob Menendez — Even If That's An Extremely Uphill Battle

A Democratic Activist Is Primarying Bob Menendez — Even If That's An Extremely Uphill Battle

Bob Menendez Pete Marovich / Getty Images Last month, federal prosecutors decided not to retry Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez after a lengthy corruption case against him ended in mistrial.Menendez is a
Rachel Brand, The Third-Ranking Justice Department Official, Is Stepping Down

Rachel Brand, The Third-Ranking Justice Department Official, Is Stepping Down

Mark Wilson / Getty Images Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand — the third-ranking official at the Justice Department — is leaving the department after less than a year on the job, two senior
The No-Drama Republican Who's Become A Rising Star Inside Trump's White House

The No-Drama Republican Who's Become A Rising Star Inside Trump's White House

The Washington Post / Getty Images When Axios reported last month on President Trump’s light daily schedule — cushioned by plenty of leisurely “executive time” — one particular Tuesday stood
The Trump Administration Plans To Announce And Defend A New Transgender Military Policy

The Trump Administration Plans To Announce And Defend A New Transgender Military Policy

Mark Wilson / Getty Images Justice Department lawyers have told a federal judge that they will be defending a new policy regarding transgender military service that will be "disclosed" by the Trump
Democrats Are Starting To Worry About The Georgia Governor’s Primary

Democrats Are Starting To Worry About The Georgia Governor’s Primary

Stacey Abrams speaks at the 2016 DNC. Alex Wong / Getty ImagesDemocrats have begun to worry that a contentious and expensive primary in Georgia’s governor’s race could majorly disadvantage the
Early Presidential Candidate John Delaney Is Already Running Two Ads In Iowa

Early Presidential Candidate John Delaney Is Already Running Two Ads In Iowa

Jacquelyn Martin / APMaryland Rep. John Delaney, the first Democrat to announce a presidential bid against Donald Trump, is now running two TV ads in the early-voting state of Iowa.Delaney, a
Supreme Court Won't Stop Pennsylvania Court Order Requiring New Congressional Map For 2018

Supreme Court Won't Stop Pennsylvania Court Order Requiring New Congressional Map For 2018

Mari Matsuri / AFP / Getty Images Supporters of a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that would lead to new congressional maps — likely to the benefit of Democrats — for the 2018 elections urged the
The RNC Is Looking At A Rule That Could Block A Ted Cruz-Like Strategy In 2020

The RNC Is Looking At A Rule That Could Block A Ted Cruz-Like Strategy In 2020

Cruz greets supporters at the Republican Convention in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2016. Jason Connolly / AFP / Getty ImagesTed Cruz’s microlevel attention to delegate math in 2016 kept him alive
Republicans In Early Voting States Don’t See A Path For A Donald Trump Primary Challenger

Republicans In Early Voting States Don’t See A Path For A Donald Trump Primary Challenger

Then–presidential candidates Donald Trump and John Kasich at a Republican debate in 2016. Joe Raedle / Getty Images John Kasich — the Republican governor of Ohio, unsuccessful candidate for