Wall Street Journal: Michael Cohen paid thousands to rig polls in Trump's favor – CNN

According to the paper, Cohen paid John Gauger, the owner of RedFinch Solutions LLC, between $12,000 and $13,000 for activities related to Trump’s campaign, including “trying unsuccessfully to manipulate two online polls in Mr. Trump’s favor” and creating a Twitter account called “@WomenForCohen” that “praised (Cohen’s) looks and character, and promoted his appearances and statements boosting” Trump’s candidacy. In making ...

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GOP Dismisses Suggestion That State Of Union Be Postponed – HuffPost

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide adequate security, but Republicans cast her move as a ploy to deny Trump the stage. ...

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Hard-left Dem accused of 'breathtaking bigotry' after claim that Lindsey Graham is 'compromised' – Fox News

A hard-left Democrat from Minnesota is facing backlash and accusations of homophobia after repeating baseless allegations pushed by MSNBC and liberal activists that Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is somehow being blackmailed into supporting President Trump. Rep. Ilhan Omar, a freshman lawmaker and close ally of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was condemned Tuesday after claiming Graham was “compromised.” Omar was responding ...

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Pelosi claims State of the Union could be postponed over security threats; Homeland Security and Secret Service say she's wrong – Washington Examiner

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has proposed that President Trump postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union address until after the partial government shutdown ends, arguing that a lack of funding for Homeland Security and U.S. Secret Service agents presents a serious security risk to the White House and Congress. The agencies charged with protecting the nation’s lawmaker, however, ...

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Rand Paul, after WH meeting on Syria and Afghanistan, suggests Trump is committed to pullout – Fox News

This frame grab from video provided by Hawar News, ANHA, the news agency for the semi-autonomous Kurdish areas in Syria, shows a damaged restaurant where an explosion occurred, in Manbij, Syria, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Syrian war monitoring group, and a local town council said Wednesday that the explosion took place near ...

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US service members killed in ISIS-claimed attack in Syria – CNN

US service members were killed in the attack, according to a tweet from the spokesperson for the US-led coalition Operation Inherent Resolve.”U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria today. We are still gathering information and will share additional details at a later time,” the tweet said.The coalition has not said how many ...

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Nancy Pelosi to Trump: Reschedule State of the Union address or just submit it in writing to Congress because of shutdown – CNBC

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, citing the government shutdown, urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to either reschedule his upcoming State of the Union address or to deliver it in writing to Congress. In a letter to the president, Pelosi noted “security concerns” related to the partial shutdown’s effect on the U.S. Secret Service, which is reponsible for security for the ...

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May – We are leaving the EU on March 29 – Reuters

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street, as she faces a no confidence vote after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that Britain will be leaving the European Union on March 29, and that the bloc would only consider extending the ‘Article ...

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