Robert Mueller, special counsel on the Russian investigation

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A “nonpartisan” group launched to “protect” Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Donald Trump that is now pushing for the release of the full, un-redacted Mueller Report is tied to a liberal dark money organization.

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McConnell Bill Would Raise Age for Tobacco Sales to 21

Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, will introduce a bill next month to raise the national age of tobacco sales from 18 to 21, primarily to curb the rise in teenage vaping.

Sen. Gardner Slams Sanders Over Idea of Letting Terrorists Vote

Bernie Sanders

Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner slammed Bernie Sanders over the emerging debate on whether voting rights should be expanded so that convicted terrorists still in prison would be able to cast a ballot.

Buttigieg Skeptical Sanders Could Beat Trump

South Bend mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is reportedly skeptical that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) could defeat President Donald Trump in 2020.

Police Officers Stand By O’Rourke Arrest Report

Beto O'Rourke

Richard Carrera, the former police officer who arrested Beto O’Rourke for driving drunk in 1998, and his then-supervisor, Gary Hargrove, are standing by their report on O’Rourke attempting to leave the scene of the wreck he caused.

North Korea’s Kim Arrives for Summit With Russia’s Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un disembarks from a train during a welcoming ceremony at a railway station in the far eastern settlement of Khasan, Russia

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from President Vladimir Putin while Pyongyang’s nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo.

Audit Finds Gaps in Checks on Underfunded Police, Fire Pensions

Illinois Capitol building

An audit shows that more than half of Illinois’ 656 local pension funds for police and firefighters haven’t been examined as frequently as state law requires even as some lawmakers want to allow for less frequent pension audits.

Russia Reveals New Sub Carrying Nuclear-Tipped Drone

Belgorod

Russia unveiled one of its nuclear superweapons on Tuesday launching its first submarine capable of firing high-speed underwater drones armed with massive nuclear warheads.

The first Project 09852 submarine described as the “special purpose” nuclear powered Belgorod vessel was launched from Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk in northern Russia, the government news outlet TASS reported.

NRA: Supreme Court Should Move Forward on Gun Case Despite NYC Attempt to Undercut Suit

The National Rifle Association on Monday called New York City’s proposed change to the gun law set to be examined by the Supreme Court a “feeble attempt to stop the lawsuit over the city’s unconstitutional firearm travel ban” that shouldn’t prevent the Court from hearing the case.

GRU Spearphishing Emails Fooled Democrats, Clinton Campaign in 2016

Hillary Clinton

Russia’s GRU military intelligence service used fraudulent emails to gain access to large amounts of sensitive emails and documents that were then disseminated via covert GRU websites during the 2016 presidential election campaign influence operation, according to the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Warren Accepts Max Donations From CEO, Execs at Firm Repping Corporations

Elizabeth Warren

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s campaign accepted maxed out donations from a number of high-powered individuals at a law firm that represents corporations and multinational Fortune 100 companies despite swearing off money from PACs linked to such corporations, Federal Election Commission filings show.

Dem Candidate in PA Special Election Called for Middle-Class Tax Increase

Marc Friedenberg

The Democratic nominee in a Pennsylvania special election for a U.S. House seat called for a tax increase on the middle class in a video posted online.

Marc Friedenberg, a college professor who lost the election for Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District last November, is now hoping to be elected after Republican Representative Tom Marino resigned in January. Marino beat Friedenberg by 32 points in a district that went heavily for President Trump in 2016.

Louisiana Senate Committee Rejects Bill to Let Schools Opt Out of State Standards

middle school students

In an echo of the contentious Common Core debates of past years, the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have allowed local school districts to opt out of state standards and testing.

Senate Bill 128 was deferred over the objection of its author, Shreveport Democratic Sen. John Milkovich, most likely killing the measure for the session. Milkovich said it was the fourth time he had tried to allow districts to opt out of the state standards.

Florida Panel OKs Hurricane Recovery Bills, Including One Without a Price Tag

Hurricane Michael

A key Senate panel on Monday approved two bills that would commit the state to funneling emergency assistance money into the 13-county Panhandle area reeling from Hurricane Michael’s devastation.

One of the bills, however, comes without a price tag, a reflection of the state’s angst in putting together a recovery plan without any idea when – or if – Congress will approve a pending $13.5 billion package that includes assistance to Florida Michael victims.

McConnell Bill Would Raise Age for Tobacco Sales to 21

Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, will introduce a bill next month to raise the national age of tobacco sales from 18 to 21, primarily to curb the rise in teenage vaping.

Buttigieg Skeptical Sanders Could Beat Trump

South Bend mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is reportedly skeptical that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) could defeat President Donald Trump in 2020.

Police Officers Stand By O’Rourke Arrest Report

Beto O'Rourke

Richard Carrera, the former police officer who arrested Beto O’Rourke for driving drunk in 1998, and his then-supervisor, Gary Hargrove, are standing by their report on O’Rourke attempting to leave the scene of the wreck he caused.

North Korea’s Kim Arrives for Summit With Russia’s Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un disembarks from a train during a welcoming ceremony at a railway station in the far eastern settlement of Khasan, Russia

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from President Vladimir Putin while Pyongyang’s nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo.

Russia Reveals New Sub Carrying Nuclear-Tipped Drone

Belgorod

Russia unveiled one of its nuclear superweapons on Tuesday launching its first submarine capable of firing high-speed underwater drones armed with massive nuclear warheads.

The first Project 09852 submarine described as the “special purpose” nuclear powered Belgorod vessel was launched from Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk in northern Russia, the government news outlet TASS reported.