Category Archives: Inside Politics

The Justice Department asked a federal judge Tuesday to stop former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying in the House Democrats’ impeachment probe of President Trump. A delay of the court order requiring him to face the inquiry would put on hold testimony Democrats believe would shed light on …

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President Trump praised House Republicans Thursday for getting “tough” with Democrats’ closed-door impeachment inquiry, while the president’s conservative allies took to the airwaves in Democratic districts and some urged the White House to turn the proceedings into a showcase corruption trial of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden and his …

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Sen. Thom Tillis said Thursday the Justice Department should probe Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Judiciary Committee last year against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh after revelations surfaced this week she was partly motivated by politics. A video surfaced of Ms. Blasey Ford’s attorney Debra Katz saying her …

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign team ripped Twitter on Friday for requiring an “avalanche of outrage” before its account was unlocked. The social media giant was accused of double standards this week after the Kentucky Republican’s “Team Mitch” account ran afoul of the platform’s terms of service. The infraction: Mr. McConnell’s team shared footage […]

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President Trump is weighing an executive order to tackle alleged anti-conservative bias by social media companies, the White House confirmed Thursday. “The president announced at last month’s social media summit that we were going to address this, and the administration is exploring all policy solutions,” an administration official said. At a meeting of conservative social-media […]

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The reelection campaign of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell posted a video of protesters yelling obscenities and making threats toward “Massacre Mitch” at his Kentucky home. Twitter then locked the account, claiming the tweet violated its policy on violent threats. A Twitter spokesman told Politico on Wednesday night that the @Team_Mitch account was “temporarily locked […]

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The White House said Tuesday that Democrats shouldn’t blame President Trump’s rhetoric for mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, pointing to numerous examples when Democrats could unfairly be faulted for inciting violence. “You have to blame the people here who pulled the trigger,” White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters. “It’s not the […]

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SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. has submitted his resignation, signaling the end of a two-year stint during what he called a historically difficult time in relations between the two countries. Huntsman is planning to return to Utah amid speculation that he may again run for governor, said Salt Lake […]

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The campaign of Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas has publicized a list of San Antonio-area residents and businesses who donated the maximum amount to President Trump’s reelection effort, drawing accusations from the Trump campaign and numerous Republicans and conservatives of doxxing, attempted intimidation or worse. “Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 […]

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A Michigan city’s anti-discrimination law would force political operatives to work for candidates with whom they vehemently disagree, a consulting firm says in a lawsuit challenging Ann Arbor’s ordinance. Grant Strobl and Jacob Chludzinski, conservatives who run ThinkRight Strategies LLC, said they fear having a socialist client come to them. Under the ordinance, which forbids […]

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