GOP lawmakers try to distance Trump from Manafort and Cohen as Democrats pounce

(CNN)Two courtroom decisions within minutes of each other, each with eight convictions, against President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and campaign chairman engulfed Capitol Hill on Tuesday, where Republicans downplayed the connection of both cases to the White House while Democrats seized on the President’s potential role and raised the…

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Ryan Zinke Would ‘Sell His Grandkids For Big Oil,’ Says Washington Governor

Jay Inslee slammed for big oil,” the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported. A frustrated Inslee criticized Zinke during a visit to a Seattle elementary school, where he talked about protecting Washington’s environment, He upbraided Zinke for downplaying the role of climate change and blaming “extreme environmentalists” for the ever-worsening fire seasons in…

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Stop calling them ‘Russian troll farms’

(CNN)The phrase “Russian troll farms” has become ubiquitous. It’s on network television. It’s in leading newspapers. It’s on the lips of US senators. The Russian actors who, through the Internet, interfered with America’s 2016 presidential election and are again interfering with our 2018 midterm elections aren’t anything like the “trolls”…

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