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FBI agent Peter Strzok had doubts about Mueller probe, U.S. senator reveals

Jan 23, 2018 — Washington Times

FBI agent Peter Strzok had doubts about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, said Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican.

Speaking with Milwaukee talk show host Jay Weber, Mr. Johnson revealed one of the text message exchanges Mr. Strzok sent fellow FBI agent and lover, Lisa Page. In the text, Mr. Strzok appears to express doubt that the Mueller investigation will find anything incriminating and his reluctance to join the probe.—More….

Shock poll: Americans want massive cuts to legal immigration

Jan 23, 2018 — Washington Times

A government shutdown is in the rearview mirror, but the outlines of a looming immigration deal remain murky with the sides still far apart — though the latest polling suggests President Trump’s bargaining position may be strong.

A Harvard-Harris poll taken in the run-up to the shutdown found Americans strongly support granting citizenship rights to illegal immigrant Dreamers. But they also back Mr. Trump’s three demands for a border wall, limits to the chain of family migration and an end to the Diversity Visa Lottery.—More…

Jeanette Epps, black NASA astronaut set to make space station history, removed from flight

Jan 20, 2018 — Washington Times

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps, who was set to make history as the first black to make a long-duration stay aboard the International Space Station, has been removed from the mission just months before launch.

Ms. Epps was scheduled to launch from Kazakhstan in June for a 143-day stay in space as part of Expedition 56/67. NASA announced Thursday, however, that the Syracuse native would be replaced by astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, who had been assigned to a station flight scheduled for launch in November, CBS News reported. Astronaut Anne McClain will be taking Ms. Auñón-Chancellor’s place on the November flight.—More,..

James Comey to teach ‘ethical leadership’ course at William & Mary

Jan 19, 2018 — Washington Times

James Comey, the former FBI director who was fired last year by President Trump, will co-teach a course on ethical leadership at the College of William & Mary starting this fall, the school announced Friday.

Mr. Comey, who graduated from the public Virginia university in 1982 as a double major in chemistry and religion, was appointed as an executive professor in education at the school and will co-teach the three-credit course with executive assistant professor of education and assistant vice president for student leadership Drew Stelljes, the school said.—More…

Sen. Cory Booker says Kirstjen Nielsen lied under oath about Trump’s comments

Jan 17, 2018 — Washington Times

Sen. Cory Booker said Wednesday that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s testimony was “offensive” and accused her of lying under oath.

“She pretended like she didn’t remember. She couldn’t remember what the president of the United States, the commander-in-chief, her boss, was saying. She didn’t remember Lindsey Graham, who challenged the president on his vile words. Yesterday, it was so offensive to me she lied under oath,” Mr. Booker, New Jersey Democrat, said on CBS News.—More…

Trump’s doctor says he is fit for office physically and mentally

Jan 17, 2018 — Washington Times

He eats fast food, he’s overweight and he loathes exercise, but President Trump is healthy as an ox.

That was Tuesday’s assessment by White House physician Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson after an extensive examination of the president that included an unprecedented test of his mental abilities, performed at Mr. Trump’s request to put to rest questions of his fitness for office.—More….

NFL’s kneeling comes to abrupt halt: Protesters miss playoffs

Jan 16, 2018 — Washington Times

NBC plans to televise any players who refuse to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl, but there may be nothing to show.

It appears that NFL players are no longer taking a knee during the national anthem, namely because none of the teams with still-active protesters has qualified for the postseason.—More…

Terry McAuliffe says he’d punch Trump: ‘You’d have to pick him up off the floor&#8

Jan 12, 2018 — Washington Times

Outgoing Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Thursday that he would punch President Trump if he ever tried to “get in my space.”

During an interview Thursday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews asked the Virginia Democrat how he would react if Mr. Trump leaned over him during a debate, as he did with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. (Mrs. Clinton later said that the then-presidential candidate used his size to intimidate her.)—More…

CNN’s Stephen Miller incident proves how fake news ignorantly smears conservatives

Jan 12, 2018 — Washington Times

The latest drive-by character assassination of White House adviser Stephen Miller began, as it so often does, in a fact-free live TV orgy of public posturing by a journalist eager to display his virgin-snow virtue when it comes to unalloyed hatred of President Donald Trump.

This time it was CNN anchor Jake (Mr. Trump calls him “Fake”) Tapper, who invited Mr. Miller on his Sunday show to respond to Mr. Tapper’s complex conspiracy theory about how the president is somehow unfit or too mentally unstable to occupy the White House.—More….

Environmentalists urge Feds to launch another operation to seize Bundy cattle

Jan 12, 2018 — Washington Times

It’s hard to imagine how the 2014 federal effort to impound Cliven Bundy’s cattle could have gone any worse, but environmentalists are demanding that the Bureau of Land Management go back and try it again.

Days after a federal judge threw out the case against Mr. Bundy and two of his sons, environmental groups urged Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to remove the family’s cattle from the property near Bunkerville, Nevada.—More…

White House pushes back after Gang of Six announces immigration deal

Jan 12, 2018 — Washington Times

A group of senators announced they’d made a breakthrough on immigration talks Thursday but President Trump and GOP leaders rebuffed them, saying the outlines of their agreement didn’t appear to be strong enough to win enough Republican support.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin presented their plan to President Trump, saying they’d taken care of all four of his priorities with action to protect Dreamers, more border fencing, curtailing the Diversity Visa Lottery and imposing some limits on the chain of family migration.—More…

Democrats in high-tax blue states look to gimmicks, loopholes to cut residents’ federal bill

Jan 11, 2018 — Washington Times

Democrats in high-tax blue states are already plotting ways to avoid the new tax law, hoping to seize on gimmicks that will allow their residents to cut their federal tax burden without costing the states themselves any money.

The Democrats are trying to get around a new $10,000 cap on how much of their state and local taxes residents can write off on their federal forms. High-tax states fear their residents will quickly top the $10,000 limit, leaving them grumbling over their higher tax bills.—More….

New York City mayor seeks billions from oil companies, blames them for climate change

Jan 11, 2018 — Washington Times

A week after a brutal snowstorm froze New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered a one-two punch Wednesday in the name of climate change, announcing he will seek billions in damages from five major oil-and-gas companies while moving to divest from fossil fuels.

“It’s time for them to start paying for the damage they have done,” Mr. de Blasio said at a press conference at the Manhattan Youth Center. “It’s time for Big Oil to take responsibility for the devastation they have wrought.”—More…

Obama presidential library design panned; likened to softboiled egg, ‘giant toenail’

Jan 11, 2018 — Washington Times

When it comes to architecture, everyone’s a critic, as witnessed most recently by the Obama Presidential Center.

The distinctive design of the tribute to the 44th president has been compared unfavorably to a giant toenail.More…

American Psychiatric Association calls for end to ‘arm chair’ psychiatry amid Trump spec

Jan 10, 2018 — Washington Times

The largest psychiatric organization in the world is calling for an end to “arm chair” psychiatry in light of allegations that President Trump is mentally unfit to serve.

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a statement Tuesday reaffirming its commitment to “The Goldwater Rule,” which states that it is unethical for psychiatrists to diagnose public figures they have not personally examined.—More….

Cliven Bundy may sue federal government for malicious prosecution, civil-rights abuses

Jan 10, 2018 — Washington Times

Rancher Cliven Bundy no longer faces federal charges in the 2014 Nevada standoff, but that doesn’t mean his legal fight with the Justice Department is over.

Attorney Larry Klayman said Mr. Bundy is considering filing lawsuits for malicious prosecution and civil-rights violations stemming from the court battle that ended Monday with a federal judge dismissing all charges against him over “flagrant prosecutorial misconduct.”—More…

DHS announces end to special status for 200,000 Salvadorans

Jan 9, 2018 — Washington Times

The Trump administration said Monday it will end a special humanitarian protection for more than 260,000 would-be illegal immigrants from El Salvador — though it granted them a long grace period to get their affairs in order and try to find another legal status.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said El Salvador has fully recovered from a 2001 earthquake and is now ready to take back its citizens who have been living in the U.S. for the last 17 years under Temporary Protected Status. She set a Sept. 9, 2019, deadline for TPS to expire.— More….

Supreme Court declines to review Mississippi religious liberty law

Jan 8, 2018 — Washington Times

The Supreme Court announced Monday it would not hear cases challenging a Mississippi law that allows religious organizations to refuse to hire persons or provide services in situations that run afoul of their sincerely held religious beliefs.

Gay-rights groups had challenged Mississippi’s 2016 law, HB 1523, which was aimed at affirming rights of those who believe marriage is between a man and a woman, an individual’s gender is determined at birth and sexual relations are reserved for married couples.—More…

Billion-dollar pot industry dazed and confused by Justice Department’s reversal

Jan 5, 2018 — Washington Times

Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved Thursday to revoke the Obama-era see-no-evil policy on federal enforcement of marijuana laws, announcing that federal law enforcement will no longer look the other way even in states that have legalized use of the drug.

The decision doesn’t change the state policies, but it does give U.S. attorneys the freedom to decide how strongly to enforce federal law that classifies marijuana as an illegal substance.—More…

Former Clinton spokesman wants Trump banned over ‘nuclear button’ tweet

Jan 3, 2018 — Washington Times

Hillary Clinton’s former spokesman is calling on Twitter to permanently ban President Trump over his tweet Tuesday night mocking North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

“Hey @jack. It’s time to kick Trump off this website,” Brian Fallon tweeted two hours after the president taunted Mr. Kim as having an inferior “Nuclear Button” to his.—More….