President Trump to announce support for criminal justice overhaul proposal

(CNN)President Donald Trump is expected to throw his support behind bipartisan criminal justice legislation during an event at the White House on Wednesday, two sources close to the process said. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to order a whip count later this week, and has pledged to bring…

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ABC News: Michelle Obama ‘stopped even trying to smile’ at Trump inauguration

Washington (CNN)Former first lady Michelle Obama wrote that she was unable to put on a happy face and smile during President Donald Trump’s inauguration in her new book, according to ABC News. The Washington Post previously noted that Obama wrote she would “never forgive” Trump for promoting the false “birther”…

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Stacey Abrams campaign demands GOP’s Kemp resign as Georgia secretary of state amid voter registration uproar

Atlanta (CNN)Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams’ campaign is calling on Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp to resign following a report his office is using a controversial verification law to effectively suppress the minority vote in their race to become the state’s next governor. Collazo pushed for Kemp to step down…

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WSJ: National Enquirer publisher David Pecker granted immunity

(CNN)David Pecker, the head of the company that publishes the National Enquirer, was granted immunity in the federal investigation into President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen in exchange for providing information on hush money deals, according to the Wall Street Journal. In court Tuesday, Cohen said, “I and the…

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The ‘lock her up!’ chant has not aged well, but Trump’s supporters are still using it

(CNN)Hours after his former lawyer and fixer pleaded guilty in a New York court room to campaign finance and tax fraud violations and his former campaign chairman was convicted on eight of 18 counts of tax fraud and other crimes in a Virginia court room, the crowd at President Donald…

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Congress still doesn’t know what Trump said to Putin in Helsinki

Washington (CNN)Congressional lawmakers still know very little about what was said during last month’s one-on-one meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin, a point members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee made very clear Tuesday during a hearing on US relations with Moscow. The ranking Democrat on…

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The conservative case for criminal justice reform

Two conservative scholars explain why tough on crime policies have failed and argue for a new vision for our justice system Conservatism is not a monolith. There is no one way to be a conservative, think like a conservative, or define the conservative outlook. But there are certain bedrock principles…

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Trump welcomes lawsuit over revoking Brennan’s security clearance

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Monday that he hopes former CIA Director John Brennan will bring forward a lawsuit against the Trump administration for revoking his security clearance last week. Trump revoked Brennan’s security clearance Wednesday, saying Brennan’s history “calls into question his objectivity and credibility.” The President later connected…

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