• Trump pledges at least $430,000 to help staff pay for Russia probe lawyers

    By dsamuelsohn@politico.com (Darren Samuelsohn) President Donald Trump is committing at least $430,000 from his own wallet to help White House and former campaign staffers pay legal bills tied to the Russia investigation, White House officials said on Saturday. Details on how and where Trump will make the donation remain a work in progress, though a […]

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    Spain’s prime minister has moved to strip Catalonia of its leadership. It’s an unprecedented act.

    By Sarah Wildman Mariano Rajoy’s response to the Catalan independence movement is one of the most dramatic moments in Spain’s 40 years of democracy. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Saturday that he would set in motion a process to strip Catalonia of its leadership, relieving the regional president Carles Puigdemont of his position. Rajoy […]

  • Trump says he’ll allow the release of classified JFK assassination files

    By alacy@politico.com (Akela Lacy) President Donald Trump on Saturday said that “subject to the receipt of further information” he will release classified files related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. “Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be […]

  • Trump: Wilson ‘killing’ the Democratic Party amid gold-star family feud

    By alacy@politico.com (Akela Lacy) President Donald Trump on Saturday continued the White House’s ongoing war of words with Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) over his response to the deaths of four U.S. troops in Niger. “I hope the Fake News Media keeps talking about Wacky Congresswoman Wilson in that she, as a representative, is killing the […]

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    The most effective clean energy policy gets the least love

    By David Roberts In defense of renewable energy mandates. Back in the 1990s and 2000s, when Democrats had more power in state governments, 29 states (and DC) passed some form of renewable portfolio standard (RPS), a policy that requires a state’s utilities to get a certain percentage of their power from renewable sources by a […]

  • Bannon rips Bush, Silicon Valley ‘lords of technology’

    By dsiders@politico.com (David Siders) ANAHEIM, Calif. — Issuing a defiant call to arms to grassroots Republicans, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon railed Friday against dangerous “global elites” and the Silicon Valley “lords of technology” whom he said are robbing U.S. citizens of jobs, wealth and opportunity. “They want all the benefits of a […]

  • Trump stokes hopes of Obamacare repeal — setting up Senate for another failure

    By jhaberkorn@politico.com (Jennifer Haberkorn) President Donald Trump says the Senate has the votes to repeal Obamacare. That’s news to the Senate. “I think that’s aspirational,” said Majority Whip John Cornyn, who counts votes for the GOP. “If there were 50 votes, we’d be voting,” added John Thune (R-S.D.), another member of Republican leadership. Repeatedly claiming […]