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NFL freezes anthem protest policy

Jul 20, 2018 — Washington Times

The National Football League put on hold Thursday its policy requiring players on the field to stand for the national anthem.

In a statement, the league said it was engaged in “confidential” talks with the NFL Players Association to resolve a grievance the union had filed last week against the league.—More…

Mueller reportedly grants Tony Podesta immunity to testify against Paul Manafort

Jul 20, 2018 — Washington Times

Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly given a key Democratic operative immunity to testify against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

According to Tucker Carlson, speaking Thursday evening on his Fox News program, Mr. Mueller has offered immunity to Tony Podesta, founder of the Podesta Group and brother of former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.—More…

Va. GOP operative who worked for Corey Stewart says N.Y. Times reporter broke into his apartment

Jul 20, 2018 — Washington Times

A Virginia Republican operative is accusing a New York Times reporter of breaking into his Woodbridge apartment.

Brian Landrum, who has worked for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Corey Stewart, said a friend of his went to his unlocked apartment around 2 p.m. Wednesday and came across an intruder, whom he identified as reporter Stephanie Saul.—More…

House intel committee votes down Dems’ motion to subpoena Trump’s translator

Jul 19, 2018 — Washington Times

Republicans voted down a motion introduced by two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee to subpoena President Trump’s translator.

Committee members Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Eric Swalwell, both of California, announced the congressional vote on Twitter.—More….

George Soros: Obama was ‘my greatest disappointment’

Jul 18, 2018 — Washington Times

Former President Barack Obama was “actually my greatest disappointment,” liberal megadonor George Soros said in an interview published by The New York Times on Tuesday.

An early supporter of Mr. Obama’s 2008 election campaign, Mr. Soros told The Times that he felt let down on a professional level by the lack of attention he received from the former president during his eight years in office.—More….

Democrats call for Trump’s interpreter in Putin meeting to testify before Congress

Jul 18, 2018 — Washington Times

At least two Congressional Democrats want President Trump’s interpreter to testify about his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

So curious are Democrats to learn what was said in Monday’s private meeting between Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin — there were no other officials in the room; only each man’s translator — that Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Joe Kennedy III have each made the unusual request.—More…

Oregon anti-sanctuary initiative qualifies for November ballot

Jul 18, 2018 — Washington Times

An Oregon anti-sanctuary initiative has qualified for the November ballot, raising the real possibility that one of the nation’s bluest states could become the first to repeal sanctuary status for immigrants who crossed the border illegally.

The Oregon Secretary of State’s office announced Tuesday that Initiative Petition 22 had cleared the signature threshold, registering a 95.3 percent validity rate on the 111,000 signatures submitted less than two weeks ago.—More…

Chicago mulls ‘universal basic income’ testing, ‘direct cash transfers to people’

Jul 17, 2018 — Washington Times

The Windy City may soon experiment with giving its citizens cash windfalls via a universal basic income pilot program.

Chicago alderman Ameya Pawar appears to be well on his way to convincing colleagues to test his UBI program for 1,000 families. His goal is to transfer $500 each month in stipends — without conditions — to citizens.—More….

Four states sue Trump administration over tax law

Jul 17, 2018 — Washington Times

Four states on Tuesday sued the Trump administration over the $1.5 trillion tax-cut law, saying a new cap on a state and local tax deduction is an illegal infringement on states’ rights.

New York, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey are listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.— More…

Trump battles ‘fake news’ reporters in Britain

Jul 13, 2018 — Washington Times

President Trump in Britain on Friday skirmished with members of the press he deemed “fake news” and put on display his strong relationship with Prime Minister Theresa May.

Mr. Trump and Mrs. May held hands as they entered and exited a joint press conference and repeatedly praised each other, contradicting a bombshell report about the president criticizing her Brexit plan.—More…

Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

Jul 12, 2018 — Washington Times

Abdel showed up at his local Pennsylvania motor vehicle office to take his driver’s license test — and walked out having registered to vote, even though he is not a citizen.

He said his command of English isn’t good and the computer system was unclear, but he somehow managed to sign up even though he knew he shouldn’t.—More…

Rep. Trey Gowdy to Peter Strzok: ‘I don’t give a damn what you appreciate’

Jul 12, 2018 — Washington Times

Rep. Trey Gowdy and FBI agent Peter Strzok got into a testy exchange Thursday over a series of anti-Trump texts Mr. Strzok sent his lover just before he started as lead investigator for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia collusion probe.

Mr. Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, questioned Mr. Strzok about his dismissal from Mr. Mueller’s team, saying the texts disparaging President Trump showed he was biased.—More…

Some Britons welcome Trump, renewal of ‘special relationship’ amid Brexit jitters

Jul 12, 2018 — Washington Times

LONDON — There are the protests, the official snubs, the hostile petitions, the social media campaigns, the infamous orange diaper-draped baby blimp. Britons are expected to rain invective on President Trump when he arrives in the United Kingdom Thursday.

But some are ready to welcome Mr. Trump, and the dramatic meltdown over the future of Brexit this week gives a sense that the U.S. may be the only good alternative the U.K. has in the coming years.—More….

Lawmakers blast University of Kansas for flying ‘defaced’ U.S. flag: ‘Beyond disrespectful’

Jul 11, 2018 — Washington Times

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Wednesday demanded that the University of Kansas take down an art display that involves an altered U.S. flag, calling it disrespectful to the military.

The piece, called “Untitled (Flag 2), is the last of a series of flag pieces that have flown on the Lawrence campus since last fall as part of a national art project called “Pledges of Allegiance,” which involves 11 institutions at 14 locations across the country.—More….

U.S., Mexican forces carry out military drills focused on border security

Jul 11, 2018 — Washington Times

American and Mexican air forces are in the midst of a two-day military drill, focusing on illicit air traffic along the countries’ shared border in the southwest United States.

Units from the North American Aerospace Command, U.S. Northern Command and Mexico National Defense Forces kicked off the exercise, dubbed Amalgam Eagle, on Tuesday, according to an Air Force statement.—More…

Dems push to postpone Kavanaugh confirmation until Mueller probe ends

Jul 11, 2018 — Washington Times

Conservative Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh embarked on a round of courtesy calls Tuesday with key Republican senators who control his Supreme Court nomination, while frustrated Democrats argued for a postponement of the confirmation hearing until special counsel Robert Mueller completes the Russia investigation that they hope could damage President Trump.

A day after Mr. Trump nominated the D.C. Circuit federal appeals court judge to replace retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the nominee made the traditional first visit to Capitol Hill, where he met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican. He was escorted by Vice President Mike Pence and former Sen. Jon Kyl, who will be the nominee’s guide for the confirmation process.—More….

Trump: Lisa Page and Peter Strzok ‘are getting cold feet’

Jul 11, 2018 — Washington Times

President Trump criticized former FBI employees Lisa Page and Peter Strzok on Tuesday over their hearings with the House Judiciary Committee.

He accused the two of “getting cold feet” on their testimonies.—More…

Anti-Trump FBI lawyer Lisa Page refuses to testify, despite subpoena

Jul 11, 2018 — Washington Times

Lisa Page, the former anti-Trump FBI lawyer who was briefly part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, will not attend a Congressional hearing for which she had been subpoenaed, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte confirmed late Tuesday.

Ms. Page was scheduled to testify on Wednesday before the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees.—More…

Judge dismisses federal government’s challenge to California sanctuary laws

Jul 9, 2018 — Washington Times

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal judge has dismissed the federal government’s claim that U.S. law trumps two California laws intended to protect immigrants who are in the country illegally.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge John Mendez follows his ruling last week that found California was within its rights to pass two of the three sanctuary laws.—More…

Owner of infamous ‘F—- TRUMP’ truck arrested; wife’s GoFundMe campaign to pay his bond flops

Jul 9, 2018 — Washington Times

A lot of anti-Trump stickers … but not enough license plates.

The husband of Karen Fonseca, the Texas woman who became a celebrity by plastering her truck with “F– TRUMP” stickers, is now in trouble for driving that vehicle, the Houston Chronicle reported.—More…