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New lawsuit accuses Trump campaign of illegally attempting to hide payments to women (M.L. Nestel/Raw Story)

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 22:05

M.L. Nestel / Raw Story:
New lawsuit accuses Trump campaign of illegally attempting to hide payments to women  —  Donald Trump's election campaign has been hit with a sex discrimination lawsuit involving fresh accusations that his lawyers violated federal law by attempting to hide settlement payments to women accusers.

A Way Back from Campus Chaos - Protesting the world's wrongs has been a rite of passage ... (New York Times)

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 21:55

New York Times:
A Way Back from Campus Chaos  —  Protesting the world's wrongs has been a rite of passage for generations of American youth, buoyed by our strong laws protecting free speech and free assembly.  Yet the students and other demonstrators disrupting college campuses this spring are being taught …

New York Supreme Court shoots down Long Island county transgender athlete ban (Ross O'Keefe/Washington Examiner)

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 21:30

Ross O'Keefe / Washington Examiner:
New York Supreme Court shoots down Long Island county transgender athlete ban  —  The New York Supreme Court struck down a directive from Long Island's Nassau County that banned transgender women from participating in girls' and women's athletics at county parks.

The Long, Tortured Road to Biden's Clash With Netanyahu Over Gaza War (Peter Baker/New York Times)

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 20:30

Peter Baker / New York Times:
The Long, Tortured Road to Biden's Clash With Netanyahu Over Gaza War  —  The president offered strong support to Israel after Oct. 7 but has grown increasingly frustrated over the conduct of the war.  “He has just gotten to a point where enough is enough,” a friend says.

Justice Alito warns of declining support for freedom of speech on college campuses (Lawrence Hurley/NBC News)

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 20:30

Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
Justice Alito warns of declining support for freedom of speech on college campuses  —  The conservative justice also warned that freedom of religion is “imperiled” as he delivered a commencement address at a Catholic college.  —  Conservative Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Saturday warned …

Amid Scrutiny, Paul Manafort Leaves Republican Convention Role (New York Times)

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 20:10

New York Times:
Amid Scrutiny, Paul Manafort Leaves Republican Convention Role  —  Eight years after helping Donald J. Trump get elected — and four years after being released from prison — the longtime political operative was back as a volunteer to advise the G.O.P. convention.

Georgia GOP vice chair booted for illegally voting 9 times as a convicted felon (Carl Gibson/Raw Story)

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 19:30

Carl Gibson / Raw Story:
Georgia GOP vice chair booted for illegally voting 9 times as a convicted felon  —  Brian K. Pritchard is no longer the vice chairman of the Georgia Republican Party after a large majority of his fellow Republicans voted to remove him from his position this week.

Donald Trump says Nikki Haley not under consideration for vice president (Zac Anderson/USA Today)

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 18:00

Zac Anderson / USA Today:
Donald Trump says Nikki Haley not under consideration for vice president  —  Former President Donald Trump is dismissing a report that he is considering his GOP primary opponent Nikki Haley as a running mate.  —  Trump wrote on his social Media platform Truth Social Saturday that …

Nikki Haley keeps racking up votes in final stretch of the GOP primary, and Donald Trump keeps ignoring them (Politico)

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 16:40

Politico:
Nikki Haley keeps racking up votes in final stretch of the GOP primary, and Donald Trump keeps ignoring them  —  Biden has a strategy for trying to bring anti-Trump Republicans to his side, while Trump still hasn't reached out to Haley two months after she dropped out of the primary.

IRS Audit of Trump Could Cost Former President More Than $100 Million (ProPublica)

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 16:15

ProPublica:
IRS Audit of Trump Could Cost Former President More Than $100 Million  —  The tax agency concluded in its long-running investigation that Trump effectively claimed the same massive write-off twice on his failed Chicago tower.  —  Co-published with The New York Times

Trump May Owe $100 Million From Double-Dip Tax Breaks, Audit Shows (New York Times)

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 15:00

New York Times:
Trump May Owe $100 Million From Double-Dip Tax Breaks, Audit Shows … The I.R.S. believes that former President Donald J. Trump violated a law meant to prevent double-dipping on tax-reducing losses.Jamie Kelter Davis for The New York Times  —  Former President Donald J. Trump used …

Biden's isolation grows as Gaza report both criticizes and clears Israel (Washington Post)

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 14:05

Washington Post:
Biden's isolation grows as Gaza report both criticizes and clears Israel  —  Like much of the president's, at times, halting approach toward the war, the report released to Congress on Friday drew criticism from across the political spectrum.

Trump's Sleazy $1 Billion Shakedown of Oil Execs Gives Dems an Opening (Greg Sargent/New Republic)

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 13:55

Greg Sargent / New Republic:
Trump's Sleazy $1 Billion Shakedown of Oil Execs Gives Dems an Opening  —  Ever since Donald Trump descended that golden escalator in 2015, a central tenet of his bond with his supporters has been a simple promise to them: I have seen elite corruption and self-dealing from the inside, and I will put that know-how to work for you.

Kristi Noem's dog killing is pure Southern gothic (Ron Charles/Washington Post)

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 12:45

Ron Charles / Washington Post:
Kristi Noem's dog killing is pure Southern gothic  —  A literary critic's take on the South Dakota governor's memoir, “No Going Back.”  —  Toward the end of Fred Gipson's 1956 classic, “Old Yeller,” Travis says, “It was going to kill something inside me to do it, but I knew then that I had to shoot my big yeller dog.”

Scoop: Trump quietly moves Haley off his blacklist (Alex Thompson/Axios)

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 12:05

Alex Thompson / Axios:
Scoop: Trump quietly moves Haley off his blacklist … - Trump is scrambling to make up a fundraising disadvantage against President Biden and pay legal fees. … - A reconciliation with Haley, his former UN ambassador, also could help Trump cut attract some of the college-educated Republicans …

Janet Yellen to make second trip to China next month (Politico)

Sat, 03/23/2024 - 19:20

Politico:
Janet Yellen to make second trip to China next month  —  The Treasury Secretary's outreach reflects the Biden administration's bid to “responsibly manage” its relationship with Beijing.  —  Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will travel to China to meet with members of China's senior leadership next month …

Two suspects in Moscow attack detained, others flee after car chase, lawmaker says (Reuters)

Sat, 03/23/2024 - 18:50

Reuters:
Two suspects in Moscow attack detained, others flee after car chase, lawmaker says  —  Russia said on Saturday it had arrested all four gunmen suspected of carrying out a shooting massacre in a concert hall near Moscow, and President Vladimir Putin pledged to track down and punish those behind the attack.

Stormy Daniels' Description of Sex With Trump Is All Too Familiar for Sex Workers (Laura LeMoon/The Daily Beast)

Sat, 03/23/2024 - 18:20

Laura LeMoon / The Daily Beast:
Stormy Daniels' Description of Sex With Trump Is All Too Familiar for Sex Workers  —  “I didn't want it, but I allowed it to happen,” the adult film star says in a new documentary that sheds lights on their fateful encounter. … Many things have been said about Stormy Daniels.

He entered Ohio's Senate GOP race a frontrunner. He ended it an afterthought. (Ally Mutnick/Politico)

Sat, 03/23/2024 - 18:20

Ally Mutnick / Politico:
He entered Ohio's Senate GOP race a frontrunner.  He ended it an afterthought.  —  The Ohio Secretary of State took a distant third behind the establishment's pick and a MAGA warrior in the race to face Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown.  —  SALEM, Ohio — When Donald Trump's team invited Ohio Secretary …

Apple Held Talks With China's Baidu Over AI for Its Devices (Raffaele Huang/Wall Street Journal)

Sat, 03/23/2024 - 18:15

Raffaele Huang / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Held Talks With China's Baidu Over AI for Its Devices  —  iPhone maker may need a partner in the country to navigate regulatory hurdles  —  SINGAPORE—Apple has held preliminary talks with Baidu about using the Chinese company's generative artificial-intelligence technology in its devices in China …

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