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Trump-appointed judge upholds Mueller’s indictment against Russian troll farm

Trump-appointed judge upholds Mueller’s indictment against Russian troll farm

A federal judge on Thursday upheld a federal indictment against the Russian troll farm accused of meddling in the 2016 election, handing a victory to special counsel Robert Mueller. In a 32-page opinion, Judge Dabney Friedrich rejected efforts by Concord Management and Consulting to dismiss the indictment, which accused the Russian company of conspiring to…MORE

US issues sanctions on 17 Saudis over Khashoggi murder

US issues sanctions on 17 Saudis over Khashoggi murder

The Trump administration on Thursday imposed penalties on 17 individuals over their alleged roles in the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The fresh sanctions from the Treasury Department come hours after Saudi prosecutors said they would seek the death penalty for five people charged in the death of Khashoggi, who was a contributor to…MORE

Day 6 of Florida recount: What you need to know

Day 6 of Florida recount: What you need to know

It was already shaping up to be an important day in the recount saga for Florida’s US Senate, governor and agriculture commissioner races, and now a federal judge has extended a deadline to allow voters whose mail-in and provisional ballots had signature issues more time to correct them. Here’s a look at where we begin…MORE

Federal judge allows Florida voters more time to fix signature problems

Federal judge allows Florida voters more time to fix signature problems

A federal judge in Florida has ruled that the state must give voters whose mismatched signatures disqualified their provisional and mail-in ballots until Saturday at 5 p.m. ET to correct those signature problems — extending the deadline by two days. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Mark Walker comes in a suit brought by…MORE

Showdown looms over Pelosi bid as 17 Democrats formally vow to vote ‘no’

Showdown looms over Pelosi bid as 17 Democrats formally vow to vote ‘no’

Nancy Pelosi’s bid to become speaker of the House is becoming more complicated, as 17 Democrats have now signed a letter saying they won’t vote for her on the House floor, according to four sources with knowledge of the matter. If these Democrats stick to this pledge, the California Democrat, who is currently the leader…MORE

China makes opening bid to US on trade ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

China makes opening bid to US on trade ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

The Chinese government has presented an offer to the United States to try to push forward stalled trade talks before the leaders of the two economic superpowers meet at the end of this month, according to two people briefed on the discussions. The opening bid falls short of many of the core demands the White…MORE

Bill Nelson needs a miracle in Florida. It likely won’t come.

Bill Nelson needs a miracle in Florida. It likely won’t come.

Democrats hope a manual recount will overturn the results of Florida’s Senate election and pave the wave for Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson to keep his Senate seat. Appearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer projected confidence about Nelson’s chances. “Bill Nelson is — is strong as could be,” Schumer said. “He believes,…MORE

Text messages show Roger Stone discussing WikiLeaks plans days before hack

Text messages show Roger Stone discussing WikiLeaks plans days before hack

Roger Stone exchanged text messages with his alleged WikiLeaks back channel about imminent “big news” harmful to Hillary Clinton’s campaign six days before WikiLeaks released hacked emails from former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, according to new messages released by Stone. “big news Wednesday,” Randy Credico, a progressive New York political activist and radio host,…MORE

No decision yet in key Florida recount lawsuit over mismatched ballot signatures

No decision yet in key Florida recount lawsuit over mismatched ballot signatures

The federal court hearing in Florida on whether to count thousands of rejected mail-in and provisional ballots concluded on Wednesday after more than five hours without a decision from Judge Mark Walker. Florida law requires signatures on vote-by-mail and provisional ballots match the signatures on file for each voter. Attorneys for Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson’s…MORE

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