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Here’s the secret to getting a Trump presidential pardon

Here’s the secret to getting a Trump presidential pardon

President Donald Trump runs his White House (and his life) by two simple principles: 1. Reward your friends 2. Punish your enemies It’s just not any more complicated than that. Earlier this month, we saw the “punish your enemies” side of Trump when, against the advice and urgings of a number of Republican senators, he…MORE

Greater Idaho: Rural conservatives in Oregon look to join Idaho

Greater Idaho: Rural conservatives in Oregon look to join Idaho

Some residents in Oregon are fed up with living under Democratic control of their state government and have launched a ballot initiative campaign to join Republican-led Idaho. The movement, known as “Move Oregon’s Border for a Greater Idaho,” is hoping to expand the borders of the Gem State through the inclusion of more than a…MORE

North Carolina appeals court blocks voter ID law

North Carolina appeals court blocks voter ID law

North Carolina’s Court of Appeals on Tuesday blocked the state’s new voter ID law from taking effect, a move that will likely prevent it from being in place in time for the 2020 elections. The ruling, coming two weeks before the Tarheel State holds its presidential primaries on March 3, is a victory for civil…MORE

Why Bernie Sanders is the current favorite for the Democratic nomination

Why Bernie Sanders is the current favorite for the Democratic nomination

The Democratic presidential race is about to enter hyper speed — and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is currently in the driver’s seat. Much attention has been paid to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recent surge, but Sanders has built out a clear national lead and is the favorite ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries…MORE

Trump says he has ‘total confidence’ in Barr

Trump says he has ‘total confidence’ in Barr

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he has “total confidence” in Attorney General William Barr despite a swirl of controversies in the past week that have led to questions about the department’s impartiality and widespread calls for Barr to step down. Speaking at Joint Base Andrews, Trump also dismissed suggestions that his public comments on…MORE

Democratic senator: Zelensky has no plans to meet with Giuliani

Democratic senator: Zelensky has no plans to meet with Giuliani

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told US senators last week he has no plans to meet with President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, according to one of the senators who sat down with Zelensky. Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, wrote Tuesday that he asked Zelensky when they met in Kiev if he still feels…MORE

Trump pardons former New York police commissioner Bernie Kerik

Trump pardons former New York police commissioner Bernie Kerik

President Donald Trump has pardoned former New York police commissioner Bernie Kerik, he announced at Joint Base Andrews on Tuesday. Kerik, who once served three years in federal prison for charges including tax fraud and lying to officials, was nominated as homeland security secretary by President George W. Bush but withdrew from consideration due to…MORE

Trump commutes Blagojevich’s sentence, pardons others

Trump commutes Blagojevich’s sentence, pardons others

President Donald Trump wielded his powers of clemency Tuesday for convicted white-collar criminals and the former Illinois governor accused of attempting to sell a US senate seat. The wave of pardons and commutations, some of which Trump has been considering for years, came amid a post-impeachment flurry of presidential prerogative, from ridding his team of…MORE