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  • Judge imposes gag order in Manafort, Gates criminal case

    November 8, 2017 4:42 PM 26

    WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has imposed a gag order in the criminal case of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates. In an order Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson directed prosecutors and defense lawyers to refrain from making statements to the news media "or in public settings that pose a substantial

  • Case dropped against Code Pink activist who laughed at Sessions’s hearing

    November 8, 2017 7:00 AM 33

    The member of Code Pink who laughed during U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing in January will not be prosecuted, court papers stated on Monday. “What a relief,” Desiree A. Fairooz, tweeted Monday. “Guess they’ve got enough ‘laughing’ matters to deal with!” Fairooz laughed after one lawmaker said that Sessions treated all Americans

  • Democrat Ralph Northam wins Virginia governor's race: media

    November 8, 2017 1:27 AM 35

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Ralph Northam was elected on Tuesday as Virginia’s next governor, U.S. media projected, handing his party a sorely needed victory and beating back a challenge from a Republican opponent who embraced President Donald Trump’s combative campaign style. Northam, the state’s lieutenant governor, had seen his lead in the opinion

  • Democrat Phil Murphy wins New Jersey governor's election: media

    November 8, 2017 1:25 AM 33

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Phil Murphy was elected governor of New Jersey on Tuesday, CNN and MSNBC projected, sweeping to victory in the race to succeed unpopular Republican Governor Chris Christie on a liberal agenda that included a $15 minimum wage and increased school funding. Murphy, a former investment banker and ambassador to Germany, beat Republican

  • U.S. attorney general will face House judiciary panel on November 14: statement

    November 7, 2017 3:34 PM 21

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the House Judiciary Committee about issues facing the Justice Department on Nov. 14, the committee confirmed on Tuesday. The hearing will take place at 10 a.m. (1500 GMT), it said in a statement. Reuters reported on Monday that the committee would hold a hearing with Sessions

  • Mavs' Devin Harris Supports A Mark Cuban Presidency

    November 4, 2017 7:30 AM 28

    At least one voting block is already behind Mark Cuban's possible 2020 presidential bid -- his players ... with Mavs vet, Devin Harris, telling TMZ Sports a Cuban country might not be a bad idea. Cuban hasn't officially thrown his hat into the ring yet, but appeared on "OBJECTified" and told Harvey Levin he's considering challenging Donald Trump as a republican

  • Trump adviser Cohn says tax cuts wouldn't be retroactive: Fox Business Network

    November 3, 2017 9:16 PM 32

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans’ tax plan would not make adjustments retroactive, White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said on Friday, despite calls from U.S. lawmakers who want cuts to apply to 2017 as the party aims to pass the bill by year’s end. “We’re trying to deliver great tax reform to the American public. We can’t get it retroactive to this year. We’re

  • Brady to offer 'substantive' U.S. tax bill amendment on Monday: statement

    November 3, 2017 6:12 PM 27

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the House of Representatives tax writing committee said on Friday he planned to offer an additional amendment to the Republican tax reform bill. “At the start of our markup on Monday, I will also offer an additional amendment making more substantive improvements to the bill,” Ways and Means Committee chairman Kevin

  • Master P Tells Why He Talked To Tomi Lahren, And Why It's Important

    November 3, 2017 12:00 PM 29

    Master P says people need to stop trippin' out about his FOX News interview with Tomi Lahren -- telling TMZ Sports the mission was about peace and love ... not war. The No Limit founder appeared on "Fox News Insider" this week to talk about everything from Trump to Kaepernick to Eminem ... but P got some backlash on social media from people who didn't

  • GOP tax bill: No changes to 401(k), doubles deductions for middle class, limits state and local tax

    November 2, 2017 9:00 PM 23

    House Republican leaders roll out tax reform plan, say proposal will give average American family an additional $1,182 per year. House Republicans on Thursday unveiled their long-awaited tax bill which preserves the popular 401K retirement account, lowers rates for many individual households but trims deductions for state and local taxes. The proposal