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Former attorney general Matthew Whitaker 'did not deny' that Trump called him up about Cohen case

Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler says that in closed-door testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, former acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker “did not deny” that Donald Trump called and asked him about the case against former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and about “personnel decisions” relating to the Southern District of New York. This follows earlier …

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Senate Republicans squirm, but they can't get out of voting on Trump's national emergency

Mike Lee The Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday on the resolution opposing Donald Trump’s national emergency, and Republicans are getting creative in their craven attempts to look principled while still voting against the resolution. The Senate parliamentarian isn’t expected to allow amendments providing a get-out-of-jail-free card by allowing Republicans to insert a whole bunch …

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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

It’s Wednesday, so everybody get ready for Greg Dworkin and Joan McCarter! Also, I figured out a way for us all to get our kids into Harvard! The answer appears in the paragraphs immediately below: Listen right here at 9:00 AM ET! PODCAST LISTENERS: There’s a new podcast platform in …

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Open thread for night owls: College admissions scam 'worked because whole system is corrupt'

William “Rick” Singer leaves Boston Federal Court after being charged with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and obstruction of justice in his lucrative efforts in greasing prestigious college admissions for students wit Libby Nelson at Vox writes—The real college admissions scandal is what’s legal. The …

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