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Hillary Clinton stunned when Hamptons-tested 'deplorables' bombed, 'Chasing Hillary' author says

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:24:24 -0400

A new book by reporter Amy Chozick claims former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was stunned when her infamous "deplorables" line about Trump supporters bombed outside posh fundraising venues.

The author of "Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling" has covered Mrs. Clinton's career for ...




Driver in deadly immigrant smuggling case gets life sentence

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:23:36 -0400

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The driver of a semitrailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for making the deadly smuggling run.

Senior U.S. District Judge David A. Ezra read the sentence Friday, after James Matthew Bradley Jr. ...




DNC: Fundraising woes tied to 2016 conspiracy

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:12:09 -0400

The Democratic National Committee, in a lawsuit filed Friday, blamed the party's fundraising woes during the 2016 presidential race on an nefarious plot, engineered by the Trump campaign, Russian officials and WikiLeaks, to disrupt the election.

Filed in federal court in Manhattan, the lawsuit says the "illegal conspiracy" between the ...




In suit, DNC blames election loss on Trump-Russia alliance

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:55:49 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) - The Democratic National Committee has sued President Donald Trump's campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks, saying they conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election.

The DNC filed the lawsuit Friday in federal court in Manhattan. It seeks unspecified damages and ...




Editorials from around New England

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:47:04 -0400

Editorials from around New England:

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CONNECTICUT

The Hartford Courant

April 20

The House of Representatives shouldn't hesitate to pass a bill that would allow many undocumented immigrants at Connecticut public colleges and universities access to financial aid.

This is long overdue. The Senate has passed similar legislation repeatedly in ...




DNC files lawsuit alleging Trump campaign, Russia conspired to influence 2016 election

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:30:05 -0400

The Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit Friday against the Trump campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks, accusing them of plotting to tilt the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

The multimillion-dollar lawsuit, first reported by The Washington Post, claims that the three parties worked together to prop up President ...




Gingrich: James Comey is 'almost a pathological liar'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:14:45 -0400

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Friday that James Comey is an amateur fibber and described the former FBI director as "almost a pathological liar."

"You are looking at a guy who around the seventh grade practiced sincerity," Mr. Gingrich said on "Fox and Friends."

Mr. Gingrich was alluding to ...




James Clapper insisted Trump receive prostitute briefing

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:11:15 -0400

It was James Clapper, then the nation's top intelligence official, who insisted that President-elect Donald Trump receive a briefing on the Moscow prostitute tale contained in the Democratic Party-financed dossier.

The disclosure comes in FBI Director James Comey's private memos released on Thursday. The Clapper angle adds another fact to ...




Chuck Schumer backs marijuana decriminalization

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:50:00 -0400

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, the top Democrat in the Senate, announced his support Friday for decriminalizing marijuana, and said he'll introduce a bill to strip the drug from being listed as a federally controlled substance.

The announcement is a major step in marijuana politics, earning the support of perhaps the ...




In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:47:33 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes, according to ...




Poetry contest decision due for teen who fled native Zambia

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:42:19 -0400

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A federal judge is expected to rule whether a high school student who fled his native Zambia can compete in a government-funded national poetry contest.

Allan Monga, a junior at Deering High School, won Maine's "Poetry Out Loud" contest . The National Endowment for the Arts ...




Jim Himes says Mike Pompeo would be 'good secretary of state'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:21:48 -0400

Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut said Friday that CIA Director Mike Pompeo would make a good secretary of state, breaking with most of his fellow Democrats in the Senate who are lining up against President Trump's pick to lead the department.

"I said on TV the other day that if ...




National Teacher of the Year works with refugee students

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:19:37 -0400

SEATTLE (AP) - The 2018 National Teacher of the Year leads a classroom for teenage refugees that serves as their entry into American high school culture and the bridge to and between an eastern Washington state community.

For much of the past decade, Mandy Manning has taught at the Newcomer ...




Ed Markey: Donald Trump's obsession with Russia probe reflected in James Comey's memos

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:42:36 -0400

Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts said Friday that the Comey memos show how President Trump has been "obsessionally focused" on the probe into possible collusion between Russia and his 2016 campaign.

"These documents just further flush out this intense effort, which Donald Trump has had right from the beginning of ...




Ben Cardin: Mitch McConnell says he wants to protect Robert Mueller

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:03:51 -0400

A Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Friday that it is important that special counsel Robert Mueller can complete his investigation into potential ties between Russia and President Trump's 2016 campaign without any interference from the White House.

Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland said he was disappointed that ...




Donald Trump shreds 'Shadey James Comey' over 'third rate book'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:31:47 -0400

President Trump said Friday that former FBI Director James B. Comey should have never been allowed to write and cash in on a "third rate book," saying the situation is un-American.

Mr. Trump suggested a double standard has been applied to the way in which "Shadey James Comey" and former ...




Donald Trump pumped about addressing 'GREAT' Naval Academy graduating class

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:10:16 -0400

President Trump let the world know Friday that he is thrilled about the chance to speak at the Navy Academy commencement next month.

"So exciting! I have agreed to be the Commencement Speaker at our GREAT Naval Academy on May 25th in Annapolis, Maryland," Mr. Trump tweeted. "Looking ...




Woman who lost pink house, court case seeks box office win

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:44:47 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) - Susette Kelo's Supreme Court case now has a Hollywood ending, just not the one she hoped for.

What Kelo wanted when she took her case to the high court more than a decade ago was to get to stay in her little pink house in New London, ...




Council president pleads not guilty to theft from nonprofit

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:24:58 -0400

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - The president of Erie's city council has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that she stole more than $70,000 from the anti-violence nonprofit she founded after her son's shooting death.

Sonya Arrington was charged last week with misusing donations intended for her nonprofit, Mothers Against Teen ...




Trump legal team in Russia probe gets Rudy Giuliani

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:55:15 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation.

With the addition of Giuliani, Trump gains a former U.S. attorney, a ...