BY HISTORICAL STANDARDS, ROBERT MUELLER has already been so successful in delivering prominent scalps that in a different context, his work product would be unassailable, and PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP would likely be considered in immediate mortal political danger, so toxic that it would be impossible to do business with him

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How does Sacha Baron Cohen keep duping American leaders into sitting for his bogus interviews? Email correspondence between Cohen’s team and former Rep

How Sacha Baron Cohen fooled the nation’s leaders


An unusually large number of House Republican incumbents were outraised by their Democratic opponents in the past three months, more stark evidence of GOP candidates' money woes that continue to expand the number of seats susceptible to Democratic takeover

‘These guys need to wake up’: House Republicans badly outraised in midterms


RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN: Distinguished Mr

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President Donald Trump’s campaign has stockpiled $33 million in his campaign account two-and-a-half years before the next presidential election, new disclosures show, and businesses linked to both the president and his campaign manager Brad Parscale are benefitting from Trump’s early efforts to build a large reelection campaign

Trump has stockpiled cash for his reelection


OH MY … Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime show, “Who is America?” is going to get lots of attention in D

Trump tells CBS’ Glor that the EU is a global foe


BREAKING … 12 RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS INDICTED … First cut, by JOSH GERSTEIN, DARREN SAMUELSOHN and CORY BENNETT: “Special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian military officers on Friday, and accused them of hacking into the Democratic National Committee to sabotage the 2016 presidential election

Mueller indicts 12 Russians


President Donald Trump has delivered on at least one promise: He has made “America First” the guiding principle of U

How the GOP Embraced the World—And Then Turned Away


Former Trump White House national security adviser Michael Flynn appeared in federal court for the first time Tuesday since his guilty plea last year to a felony false statement charge brought by special counsel Robert Mueller's office, but the brief session shed little light on Flynn's cooperation with prosecutors or what's holding up his sentencing

Flynn ‘eager’ for sentencing soon, lawyer says


BRUSSELS — Behind President Donald Trump’s frequent attacks on European allies is a deeper neglect of the transatlantic relationship: Unfilled positions, truncated meetings, missed or crossed signals and confusion over basic policies

Trump’s neglect of Europe goes beyond angry tweets