Rep. Jason Lewis, R-Minn., locked in a tight reelection battle, is facing fresh controversy over past comments as a conservative talk-radio host, this time for mocking women who said they were traumatized by unwanted sexual advances. CNN, which has delved into past recordings of Lewis' show, found audio from a November 2012 broadcast in which Lewis talks with a caller about allegations of sexual harassment that had been leveled against then-Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain from his tenure as president of the National Restaurant Association.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Paul Manafort, President Trump's onetime campaign chairman, is set to be sentenced Feb. 8 in an Alexandria federal court on eight bank and tax fraud crimes. Judge T.S. Ellis III set the sentencing date during a Friday afternoon hearing. The judge also dismissed 10 counts on which a jury deadlocked at Manafort's summertime trial. Legal experts said Manafort is likely to face about seven to 10 years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines. He also faces sentencing in a related case in the District, also brought by special counsel Robert Mueller.
They were country, the father says, and country meant you didn't cry, you didn't run to your mama and you didn't feel the pain. You took your hurt and you swallowed it whole.
WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has decided to take part in an anti-terror finance meeting with Saudi security officials and their Middle Eastern counterparts in Riyadh later this month, opting to attend despite growing global outrage over the suspected murder of a U.S.-based journalist at the hands of Saudi operatives, according to three people familiar with his travel plans.
Last month, word broke that the NFL had tabbed Maroon 5 to perform at halftime of next year's Super Bowl LIII. It was a perfectly safe choice for a league that tries not to wander off the beaten path, entertainment-wise. But was it the first choice? Or even the second choice?
Steve Penny, the former president and CEO of USA Gymnastics, discussed a U.S. Olympic Committee job opening with the head of the FBI's Indianapolis field office while that office was investigating Larry Nassar in 2015, contact that has been dubbed "troubling" by a prosecutor in Texas who has charged Penny with felony evidence tampering in a separate investigation related to Nassar
ISTANBUL - President Donald Trump said Thursday it appears that Jamal Khashoggi is dead and warned that his administration could consider "very severe" measures against Saudi Arabia, sharply raising pressures on the kingdom as it prepares its own accounting of the journalist's disappearance. Trump's remarks reflect the vacillating strategies and views in the White House over its response and possible punishments toward one of its key Middle East allies.
While in Canada for a fishing trip, Josh Herzog drove past the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' stadium. He pulled out his flip phone, snapped a picture and started pecking a text message to his best friend from high school, from back in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that he would not attend the Future Investment Initiative summit in Saudi Arabia next week, delivering the Trump administration's first formal rebuke of Saudi's royal family following the suspected killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside a Saudi compound in Turkey. Mnuchin made his announcement on Twitter, saying he had met with President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, but he did not explain the reasoning for the decision.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to summon the military to close the U.S.-Mexico border and upend a trade deal, expressing mounting frustration with a large caravan of migrants from Honduras that has been making its way toward the United States. In morning tweets, Trump repeated vows to halt U.S. aid to Central American countries that do not disband the caravan and issued a fresh threat to the Mexican government, which said Wednesday that it would treat those in the caravan no differently than it does other migrants.