Ronny Jackson withdraws nomination for VA secretary

White House physician Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Veterans Affairs Department, withdrew his nomination for the post Thursday. The withdrawal follows days of accusations concerning Jackson's ethical conduct. Jackson said in a statement that while he expected tough questions on caring for veterans, he did not anticipate having to "dignify baseless [...]

2018-04-26T13:25:16+00:00 April 26th, 2018|

Technicality may keep Colorado congressman’s name off ballot

Rep. Doug Lamborn attends an anti-abortion march on January 19 in Washington, D.C. Lamborn might not get his name on his party's primary ballot in June. Photo courtesy of Rep. Doug Lamborn/Instagram April 23 (UPI) -- Six-term incumbent Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado might lose his seat due a technicality that could keep his name [...]

2018-04-24T13:05:54+00:00 April 24th, 2018|

forthcoming report could be damning for Loretta Lynch

A "good friend" of former FBI Director James Comey's said he is "very much" looking forward to what the upcoming Justice Department inspector general report on the Clinton email investigation has to say about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch — the former Obama administration official now engaged in a war of words with Comey. Benjamin [...]

2018-04-19T12:21:18+00:00 April 19th, 2018|

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens refuses to resign amid pressure

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says he won't resign amid pressure from state leaders calling for his ouster over allegations he blackmailed a woman for sex. "I will not be resigning the governor's office," Greitens wrote on Twitter. "In three weeks, this matter will go to a court of law -- where it belongs and where [...]

2018-04-18T14:15:46+00:00 April 18th, 2018|

Love letter from George HW Bush to Barbara from WW2

Historians and journalists on Tuesday tweeted out the hand-written love letter that future President George H.W. Bush sent to his then-fiancée Barbara Pierce on Dec. 12, 1943. Michael Beschloss, a presidential historian, tweeted that Bush was a U.S. Navy pilot at the time during World War II. The letter written in blue ink on Navy [...]

2018-04-18T14:03:44+00:00 April 18th, 2018|

Comey admits drafting Clinton exoneration before interview,

Former FBI Director James Comey, in his newly released memoir, admitted drafting what Republicans have dubbed an exoneration statement for Hillary Clinton, months before federal investigators interviewed the former secretary of state as part of the email probe. But Comey used his book to defend the move, describing it as a routine step that any [...]

2018-04-17T19:24:49+00:00 April 17th, 2018|

Comey’s actions are ‘unworthy’ of the FBI, says former Assistant Director

Through his actions during his relatively brief tenure as FBI Director and now in penning and promoting a salacious “tell all” book, it is now quite evident that James Comey’s higher loyalty is to James Comey, and James Comey alone. It is not, by any stretch of the imagination, to the FBI, where I served [...]

2018-04-17T12:10:39+00:00 April 17th, 2018|

Trump, Colorado senator, make deal on pot enforcement policy

President Donald Trump has promised to honor state decisions to legalize marijuana, ending a Colorado senator's hold-up of Department of Justice nominees. U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., took issue with Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinding the Cole Memorandum in January. With state laws in legalized marijuana states conflicting with federal laws, the Obama-era Cole memo [...]

2018-04-15T11:54:51+00:00 April 15th, 2018|

Ex-Puerto Rico senator gets 4 years in prison for

-- A former Puerto Rico Senator Hector Martinez Maldonado was sentenced to four years in federal prison for accepting high-priced boxing tickets in exchange for legislation favorable to a private company, the Justice Department announced Thursday. The man who offered the bribe, Juan Bravo Fernandez, the former president of Ranger American, one of the largest [...]

2018-04-13T11:47:58+00:00 April 13th, 2018|

Congressman allegedly used position to get baby mama’s son out of ….

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan has been accused of using his official position to get his baby mama’s son out of a heroin arrest on Staten Island in New York City. Donovan, a former district attorney who now represents Staten Island and part of South Brooklyn, stepped in after his domestic partner’s son was arrested with [...]

2018-04-01T13:10:58+00:00 April 1st, 2018|