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Clemency expected for Roger Stone as prison clock winds down

Clemency expected for Roger Stone as prison clock winds down

President Donald Trump is publicly teasing clemency for his friend and former political adviser, Roger Stone, days before Stone is set to report to a federal prison in Georgia. At least half a dozen people close to the President told CNN it’s widely believed he’ll pardon or commute Stone’s sentence, though the timing is still…MORE

Taxes are due July 15. Here’s what you need to know

Taxes are due July 15. Here’s what you need to know

This year’s federal income tax deadline was postponed to July 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the Internal Revenue Service has made it clear that Tax Day won’t be pushed back again. Covid-19 has made for a rocky tax filing season. Since many IRS employees were working from home and local tax assistance offices…MORE

Trump claims he ‘aced’ cognitive test but offers no proof

Trump claims he ‘aced’ cognitive test but offers no proof

President Donald Trump claimed on Thursday that he recently “aced” a cognitive test, his latest attempt to dismiss questions about his mental capabilities and attempt to call into question those of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Trump said he took the test at Walter Reed Medical Center but did not provide additional information about…MORE

Trump’s New Hampshire rally delayed because of Tropical Storm Fay

Trump’s New Hampshire rally delayed because of Tropical Storm Fay

President Donald Trump‘s Portsmouth, New Hampshire, rally has been delayed, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Friday. McEnany told reporters aboard Air Force One that the rally would be postponed a week or two due to the impending storms in the area. The rally was slated to be held outside at an airplane hangar…MORE

Flynn case now paused while full appeals court considers review

Flynn case now paused while full appeals court considers review

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s criminal case is in limbo again as the full DC Circuit Court of Appeals thinks about reconsidering its immediate dismissal. The appeals court says it will hear from Flynn’s attorneys and from the Justice Department before July 20. The case won’t be dismissed until at least then, the order…MORE

Trump continues to ignore pandemic during trip to hotspot of Florida

Trump continues to ignore pandemic during trip to hotspot of Florida

President Donald Trump’s trip to Florida on Friday would seem like any other presidential visit to a swing state a few months before an election if the United States was not in the middle of a pandemic and the Sunshine State not its latest hotspot. The trip, which includes a multimillion-dollar fundraiser and meetings, comes…MORE

Trump and Fauci not speaking as coronavirus pandemic worsens

Trump and Fauci not speaking as coronavirus pandemic worsens

For months, amid the worst pandemic in a century, President Donald Trump insisted all was well between him and the nation’s top infectious disease specialist. The pandemic is still around. The bonhomie with Dr. Anthony Fauci is not. “Dr. Fauci is a nice man, but he’s made a lot of mistakes,” Trump said this week,…MORE

‘It’s the same thing’: Experts baffled by Trump’s misleading distinction between ‘absentee’ and ‘mail-in’ ballots

‘It’s the same thing’: Experts baffled by Trump’s misleading distinction between ‘absentee’ and ‘mail-in’ ballots

President Donald Trump has railed against “mail-in voting” while defending “absentee voting,” baffling experts who say those voting systems are essentially the same thing. Trump made the claims in a series of tweets Friday morning, which included some of his previously debunked claims about voter fraud. There is no widespread fraud in US elections. “Mail-In…MORE

Ohio governor says no statewide mask mandate despite spread of virus cases

Ohio governor says no statewide mask mandate despite spread of virus cases

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday said he doesn’t plan on issuing a statewide mask mandate despite a growing number of coronavirus cases, believing that such requirements are needed primarily for counties with larger populations. Earlier this week, DeWine, a Republican, announced a mandatory mask order in several counties. Governors across the nation have been…MORE