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Michael Avenatti hires lawyer to defend him in federal fraud case

A day after a federal judge rejected Michael Avenatti’s request to be represented by a public defender, the embattled attorney announced Wednesday that he had hired his own private counsel. Continue reading

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9th Circuit mulls Trump WH policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico temporarily

Another Trump administration immigration control effort went before the critical eye of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday — and appears likely to suffer a similar fate as previous government programs that the court’s judges have struc… Continue reading

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Ronna McDaniel expected to coast to re-election as RNC chair

The chairman of the Republican Party is expected to win another two-year term in office Friday during the closing day of the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting. Continue reading

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RNC poised to pass resolution affirming Trump support

In a move that some observers have likened to proclaiming the sky is blue, Republican National Committee members are poised to pass a resolution affirming their support of President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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Stormy Daniels’ legal fight with Trump returns to LA courtroom

The legal drama tied to an October 2016 payoff for adult film star Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with President Trump, returns to a Los Angeles courtroom Monday. Continue reading

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Democrats poised to limit influence of superdelegates in presidential nominating system

Democrats gathering in Chicago this weekend are poised to formalize several significant changes to their presidential nominating system to repair relations with rank and file members who felt whamboozled by the 2016 selection process, and ultimately, t… Continue reading

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Michael Avenatti makes surprise visit to DNC summer meeting

The otherwise-quiet opening day of the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting was jolted wide awake with a late afternoon surprise visit by seemingly omnipresent lawyer Michael Avenatti. Continue reading

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Trump’s proposed border wall sees new courtroom scrutiny

The fate of President Trump’s proposed border wall returned to a California courtroom Tuesday morning where it appears likely to survive another round of judicial scrutiny. Continue reading

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State leaders move ahead to reform criminal justice systems

When it comes to preparing prisoners for their return to society, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says his state and many others have failed. Continue reading

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Conservative group vows major spending in midterms, $400 million for favored policies, help GOP retain power

Even at a gathering of conservatives in the California desert, there was no denying among attendees the successes of Democratic candidates in recent elections and their likelihood of even more victories in the November races — but the donors opened th… Continue reading

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Koch-backed group vows to spend up to $400 million on midterms to help Republicans keep Hill majorities

Even at a gathering of conservatives in the California desert, there was no denying among attendees the successes of Democratic candidates in recent elections and their likelihood of even more victories in the November races — but the donors opened th… Continue reading

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