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With Senate at risk, Trump focuses on himself

With Senate at risk, Trump focuses on himself

After President Donald Trump took the controversial step of commuting the jail sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone, Sen. Susan Collins was again stuck between the leader of her party and the Trump-aligned voters she needs to win a tough reelection. The Maine Republican, who has built her political brand on being an independent…MORE

Trump seems to strike a new tone on masks: ‘If you get close, wear a mask’

Trump seems to strike a new tone on masks: ‘If you get close, wear a mask’

President Donald Trump struck a slightly new tone on mask-wearing at a rally on Thursday, telling a group of largely maskless, shoulder-to-shoulder supporters that he thinks wearing a mask is appropriate when social distancing isn’t possible. After making the case that “lockdowns” to prevent the spread of coronavirus don’t work, Trump told rallygoers in Tampa,…MORE

Gov. John Bel Edwards, parish presidents provide update on Hurricane Zeta damage

Gov. John Bel Edwards toured damaged areas of southeast Louisiana on Thursday morning after Hurricane Zeta caused widespread power outages and damage. Hurricane Zeta made landfall Wednesday afternoon as a powerful Category 2 storm near Cocodrie. Edwards flew over Terrebonne Parish on Thursday to survey the damage. He still is set to tour Grand Isle…MORE

Defendant in federal case involving Rudy Giuliani associates pleads guilty

Defendant in federal case involving Rudy Giuliani associates pleads guilty

A defendant in the federal case against associates of Rudy Giuliani pleaded guilty Thursday to making a false statement to the Federal Election Commission and defrauding investors in a fund. Former pro golfer and restaurateur David Correia and three other men — Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman and Andrei Kukushkin — with ties to Giuliani were…MORE

CBP chief says Twitter locked his account over border wall tweet

CBP chief says Twitter locked his account over border wall tweet

The Trump administration’s top border official, Mark Morgan, said Thursday that Twitter locked his account and removed a tweet regarding the effectiveness of the border wall. “The tweet basically read that walls absolutely are an important part of a multi-layer strategy that assist the men and women of CBP to apprehend criminals. That’s what my…MORE

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