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Trump gears up for 2020 re-election by tightening grip on party

Trump gears up for 2020 re-election by tightening grip on party

President Donald Trump’s political operation will subsume much of the Republican Party’s apparatus ahead of 2020’s presidential election, party sources tell CNN, merging his already up and running re-election campaign with the Republican National Committee. The re-election campaign and part of the RNC will work under one roof and be dubbed Trump Victory under the…MORE

Trump orders creation of US Space Command

Trump orders creation of US Space Command

President Donald Trump ordered the creation of “Space Command” on Tuesday, a move the administration is labeling a precursor to creating a US Space Force. “I direct the establishment, consistent with United States law, of United States Space Command as a functional Unified Combatant Command,” Trump said in an executive memorandum to Secretary of Defense…MORE

URGENT – Trump Foundation agrees to dissolve under court supervision

URGENT – Trump Foundation agrees to dissolve under court supervision

(CNN) — The Donald J. Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve under judicial supervision amid an ongoing lawsuit concerning its finances, according to a document filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court by the New York state Attorney General’s office.The dissolution of President Donald Trump’s charity resolves one element of the attorney general’s civil lawsuit against…MORE

Trump Foundation agrees to dissolve under court supervision

Trump Foundation agrees to dissolve under court supervision

The Donald J. Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve under judicial supervision amid an ongoing lawsuit concerning its finances, according to a document filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court by the New York state Attorney General’s office. The dissolution of President Donald Trump’s charity resolves one element of the attorney general’s civil lawsuit against the…MORE

URGENT – Trump administration officially bans bump stocks

URGENT – Trump administration officially bans bump stocks

(CNN) — The Trump administration is officially banning bump-fire stocks, senior Justice Department officials told CNN Tuesday.Under a new federal rule, those who possess the devices, commonly known as bump stocks, will get 90 days to turn them in from the date that the final rule is published in the federal register, which is likely…MORE

URGENT – Martha McSally appointed to John McCain’s Senate seat

URGENT – Martha McSally appointed to John McCain’s Senate seat

(CNN) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is appointing Republican Rep. Martha McSally to the Senate, Ducey said in a statement Tuesday.McSally narrowly lost a race this year for Arizona’s other Senate seat to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.McSally will replace GOP Sen. Jon Kyl, who is resigning months after Ducey selected him in September to temporarily fill…MORE

Trump administration officially bans bump stocks

Trump administration officially bans bump stocks

The Trump administration rolled out a new federal regulation Tuesday officially banning bump-fire stocks. Those who possess the devices, which make it easier to fire rounds from a semi-automatic weapon by harnessing the gun’s recoil to “bump” the trigger faster, will have 90 days to turn in or otherwise destroy them from the date that…MORE

Martha McSally appointed to John McCain’s Senate seat

Martha McSally appointed to John McCain’s Senate seat

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is appointing Republican Rep. Martha McSally to the Senate, Ducey said in a statement Tuesday. McSally narrowly lost a race this year to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema for Arizona’s other Senate seat, which opened after Sen. Jeff Flake opted against seeking re-election. Instead, McSally will replace GOP Sen. Jon Kyl, who is…MORE

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led with percentage of small dollar donors in 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led with percentage of small dollar donors in 2018

Small-dollar donors were key to the Democrats’ success in House races in 2018, and no one benefited more than Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who pulled off one of the biggest surprises of the midterm cycle with her upset primary victory over Joe Crowley in New York. A new report from Open Secrets, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research…MORE

Former business associate of Michael Flynn pleads not guilty

Former business associate of Michael Flynn pleads not guilty

A former business associate of ex-Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn who was indicted by the Justice Department on charges of trying to influence American politicians to seek the extradition of a Turkish cleric pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. Flynn Intel Group co-founder Bijan Rafiekian, also known as Bijan Kian, was charged with conspiracy and…MORE