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Donald Trump Dismisses Campaign Adviser As ‘Young, Low Level Volunteer’

President Trump on Tuesday downplayed the role of his former foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos, calling him merely a “young, low level volunteer,” whom “few people knew.”  The President’s Tuesday morning tweeted his first comments about Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about being offered information from the Russian government regarding Trump’s 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday.  ...Read more

Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Pleads Not Guilty To Charges In Russia Probe

Paul Manafort, the onetime chairman of the Trump campaign was indicted on 12 counts related to money laundering, including “conspiracy against the United States.”  A former Manafort colleague, Rick Gates, also has been charged. Gates and Manafort both surrendered to authorities on Monday morning.  The two men pleaded not guilty to all charges during a court appearance later that same day. ...Read more

Kevin Spacey Apologizes After Allegation Of Decades-Old Sexual Advance On A Minor

Actor Kevin Spacey apologized Sunday night for what he said “would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior” after actor Anthony Rapp accused him of making a sexual advance on him 31 years ago, when Mr. Rapp was 14 years old.  Spacey, who has long been private about his personal life, said in a statement that he did not remember any such encounter and also added that the accusation “has encouraged me to address other things about my life” and that he “choose now to live as a gay man.” ...Read more

Former Fox News Host Eric Bolling’s Son’s Death Ruled Accidental

Former Fox News Channel host Eric Bolling confirmed Thursday that his son, Eric Chase Bolling Jr., died of an overdose of opioids last month in Boulder.  The Boulder County Coroner’s Office had previously confirmed that the younger Bolling, who was 19 and a student at the University of Colorado-Boulder, was indeed found dead in early September.  The elder Bolling had said initially there was “no sign of self harm” on his son when he was found. ...Read more

Two Abortion Restrictions Struck Down By U.S. Judge In Alabama

On Thursday, October 26 a federal judge struck down two abortion restrictions in Alabama that limited how close clinics can be to public schools, as well as banning a procedure used to terminate pregnancies in the second trimester.  U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson in the Middle District of Alabama found the laws unconstitutional and permanently enjoined the state from enforcing the measures. ...Read more

Secret JFK Assassination Files To Be Released Thursday

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his administration will release classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Thursday, the deadline Congress set for making the files public. Congress mandated the release to the public of the documents, including FBI and CIA files, barring any action by the President to block the release of certain documents. ...Read more

Journalist Mark Halperin Apologizes After Five Woman Accuse Him Of Sexual Harassment

Veteran political journalists Mark Halperin is “taking a step back” in the face of five sexual harassment accusations. The story broke as five women came forward and made the allegations to CNN.
Halperin co-wrote the best-selling book “Game Change,” about John McCain’s now infamous decision to choose Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008 against Barack Obama. ...Read more