Category: Guardian

Sean Hannity’s real estate venture linked to fraudulent property dealer

Shell company tied to the Fox News host bought homes through Jeff Brock, who was charged in 2016 with fraud and conspiracy for his role in a scheme to rig auctions on foreclosed properties Michael Cohen case shines light on Sean Hannity’s property empire Will Sean Hannity’s ties to Michael Cohen be his undoing? Sean …

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DNC lawsuit against Trump campaign divides party – but could reveal key facts

Experts say suit alleging election conspiracy could inform the public about Trump and Russia, but some Democrats have voiced concern By suing the Trump campaign, the Russian government and others, the Democratic National Committee has opened up a new front in a legal battle that is either a campaign for justice or a pitiable attempt …

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Hillary Clinton unleashed foul-mouthed tirade in Trump debate prep session

Chasing Hillary, new book by Amy Chozick, details two campaigns Frustrated candidate labelled Trump ‘disgusting’ in off-record blast Hillary Clinton unleashed a “fuck-laced fusillade” on aides in a 2016 debate prep session, according to a new book about the presidential campaign by New York Times journalist Amy Chozick. The candidate was squirming with frustration over …

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George HW Bush hospitalized with blood infection day after wife’s funeral

Former US president admitted to Houston hospital a day after funeral for Barbara Bush, but spokesman says he appears to be recovering The former US president George HW Bush has been admitted to a Houston hospital after contracting an infection that spread to his blood, a family spokesman said on Monday. Bush, 93, was admitted …

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Mike Pompeo narrowly approved for secretary of state by Senate committee

Trump nominee was approved after facing a potentially historic snub, with Senator Rand Paul switching position just before the vote Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, was narrowly cleared by the Senate foreign relations committee on Monday after facing a potentially historic snub. Continue reading… US politics | The Guardian

‘Unlike Hillary Clinton, I have never wanted to be someone’s wife’

After writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grilled the former US presidential candidate about why the first word on her Twitter bio is ‘wife’, Clinton said she would think about changing it. Why do women still let their domestic roles define them? Hillary Clinton: “Wife, mom, grandma, women+kids advocate, Flotus, senator, SecState, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, 2016 …

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I worked hard to understand white US anger | Letters

Anand Giridharadas takes issue with the mention of him in an essay about ‘experts without expertise’ In his essay (America is plagued by experts without expertise, 21 April), Michael Massing casts me as a carrier of the epidemic. Massing, who must be an expert in who is inexpert, includes me among the know-littles because of …

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Michael Cohen case shines light on Sean Hannity’s property empire

Fox News host who said Trump’s fixer ‘knows real estate’ has a portfolio that includes support from Department of Housing and Urban Development, a fact he did not mention when interviewing secretary Ben Carson last year When Sean Hannity was named in court this week as a client of Donald Trump’s embattled legal fixer Michael …

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Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m to cover US Paris climate commitment

Former NYC mayor criticises Trump for pulling out of deal EPA chief Pruitt did meet lobbyist linked to condo, despite denials The former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has said he will write a $ 4.5m cheque to cover this year’s US commitment to the Paris climate agreement. Related: Macron begins Trump charm offensive …

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‘Protecting our democracy’: DNC chair defends suit against Trump and Russia

Tom Perez: DNC can ‘walk and chew gum’ before the midterms Democratic party sues Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump Chairman Tom Perez on Sunday defended the Democratic National Committee’s decision to sue Russia, WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign over Russian election interference, saying the DNC was “protecting our democracy” and could “walk and chew gum” when …

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