• In texts, FBI agents on Russia probe called Trump an ‘idiot’

    By jgerstein@politico.com (Josh Gerstein) Two FBI agents assigned to the investigation into alleged collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia exchanged text messages referring to the future president as an “idiot,” according to copies of messages turned over to Congress Tuesday night by the Justice Department. Special Counsel Robert Mueller removed one of the […]

  • Trump After Dark: Empire Strikes Back edition

    By politicocj@gmail.com (Henry C. Jackson) President Donald Trump has a new target: Fellow New Yorker Kirsten Gillibrand. As Alabama voted today — deciding between Democrat Doug Jones and GOP nominee Roy Moore — Trump tore into Gillibrand on Twitter after she and other Democrats called for him to resign yesterday, citing allegations of sexual harassment […]

  • Obama Health Care Law: Favor/Oppose – Favor 56%, Oppose 38% (Pew 11/29-12/4)

    By The Huffington Post Polling Method: Live Phone Do you approve or disapprove of the health care law passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010? 2,504 Adults , ±2.3 percentage points Approve: 56.0% Disapprove: 38.0% Don’t know/Refused (vol): 6.0% …read more Read more here: Obama Health Care Law: Favor/Oppose – Favor 56%, Oppose 38% […]

  • White House lawyer: Mueller finished with interviews he’s requested

    By dsamuelsohn@politico.com (Darren Samuelsohn) Special counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday completed interviews with the last in a slate of about two dozen current and former White House witnesses he’s initially requested as part of the investigation into Russia’s actions in the presidential election, White House attorney Ty Cobb said. It’s unclear if Mueller will seek […]

  • White House: Trump stance on North Korea has ‘not changed’

    By clima@politico.com (Cristiano Lima) President Donald Trump’s outlook on North Korea remains unchanged, the White House announced Tuesday, shortly after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to soften his stance by saying the U.S. is ready engage in discussions with Pyongyang “without precondition.” “The President’s views on North Korea have not changed. North Korea is […]

  • Trump Job Approval – Disapprove 57%, Approve 37% (Quinnipiac 12/6-12/11)

    By The Huffington Post Polling Method: Live Phone Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President? Registered Voters – Republican Approve: 85.0% Disapprove: 11.0% DK/NA: 4.0% Registered Voters – Democrat Approve: 3.0% Disapprove: 92.0% DK/NA: 6.0% 1,211 Registered Voters , ±3.5 percentage points Approve: 37.0% Disapprove: 57.0% […]