In an Oval Office meeting, McCabe — the acting FBI director at the time — told President Trump that he didn’t vote in the election, officials said. Trump also vented his anger over donations that McCabe’s wife, a Democrat, received for her failed 2015 Virginia state Senate bid.
The special counsel’s interest in what led to the ousters of Michael Flynn and James Comey indicates an increasing focus on possible efforts to obstruct or blunt the special counsel’s probe.
Democratic lawmakers urged Facebook and Twitter to investigate what lawmakers said are Russian efforts to promote the release of a classified Republican memo criticizing the FBI probe of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.
At traditional wholesale clubs like Costco and Sam’s Club, the demographic skews older. (Bloomberg News)
At traditional wholesale clubs like Costco and Sam’s Club, the demographic skews older. (Bloomberg News)
Warehouse clubs such as Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s have for decades been an American staple. But some retail analysts say they have fallen behind in shifting their business online. “This segment has had its head in the sand when it comes to competing with Amazon,” one said.
Google became the first tech company to claim the top lobbying spot, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. It highlights the sprawling reach of the U.S. tech industry and the rising concern of regulators and lawmakers about its ascendance.
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Hopes for a fresh start on immigration slammed into political reality as the Senate’s top Democrat, facing backlash from liberals that he’d been too accommodating, rescinded the wall offer and the White House called an emerging bipartisan compromise “dead on arrival.”
Rescue workers said pro-government forces fired nine shells Monday carrying suspected chlorine gas on a densely populated residential area in a Damascus suburb. “Whoever conducted the attacks, Russia ultimately bears responsibility,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in Paris.
Gov. Matt Bevin said the suspected shooter, a 15-year-old boy, was in custody and will be charged with murder and attempted murder.
The House Ethics Committee is investigating the Pennsylvania Republican, who said he never sought a sexual relationship with the woman who worked for him at the time.
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Jerome H. Powell to a 4-year term as one of the world’s most powerful stewards of the global economy. Powell, a current Fed governor and former financial firm executive, will replace outgoing Fed Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen, whose term ends in February.
What looked like electrical tape on Brady’s injured hand was really kinesiology tape designed to relieve pain and support muscles, tendons and ligaments. How it came to the New England Patriots quarterback is a wild story.
Ursula K. Le Guin
1929–2018
Ursula K. Le Guin, known for “The Left Hand of Darkness” and the acclaimed Earthsea series for young adults, crafted novels that grappled with issues of gender inequality, racism and environmental destruction while featuring magical or extraterrestrial characters.
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