The Point: What if the Mueller report changes nothing?

    Summary
    Thanks to CNN reporting, we now know that Attorney General Bill Barr is readying to receive special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election -- and the possibility of collusion with Donald Trump's campaign -- as soon as next week.

    House Oversight Committee says Michael Cohen will testify publicly on February 27

    Summary
    The House Oversight Committee announced Wednesday that it has rescheduled Michael Cohen's public hearing for 10 a.m. on February 27.

    Bernie Sanders to sign 'affirmation' he will run as a Democrat in 2020

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    Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to sign a party pledge affirming that he will run for president as a Democrat in 2020 and serve as one if elected, senior campaign adviser Jeff Weaver told CNN on Wednesday.

    Alabama GOP rep will challenge Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in 2020

    Summary
    GOP Rep. Bradley Byrne of Alabama announced Wednesday that he will seek to challenge Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in the 2020 election, setting up an attempt for the GOP to take back the Senate seat in the heavily Republican state.

    Coast Guard officer allegedly wanted to conduct a mass killing, had political and media hit list

    Summary
    A Coast Guard lieutenant arrested last Friday on gun and drug charges allegedly wanted to conduct a mass killing.

    PM has a problem with immigration - Soubry

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    One of the Tory defectors tells Newsnight Theresa May "has a thing" against free movement of people.

    What does it feel like to quit a party?

    Summary
    Some felt sad, others excited - former Tory and Labour MPs react very differently to joining their breakaway group.

    Independent Group: Three Tory MPs resign to join group

    Summary
    Three Tory MPs have resigned from the party to join an independent group, set up by former Labour MPs. join from Tory part

    Brexit: Theresa May says 'time of essence' for backstop deal

    Summary
    The PM says "time is of the essence" as she stresses the need for legally-binding Brexit changes in Brussels.

    Derek Hatton suspended by Labour days after being readmitted

    Summary
    Ex-Militant man was only readmitted to the party on Monday, more than 30 years after being expelled.

    Possible O'Rourke White House bid spurs action to mobilize students

    Summary
    A Democratic group seeking to persuade former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke to run for president will launch mobilization efforts on college campuses nationwide to coincide with what they believe will be his entry into the race by month's end.

    Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify before House oversight panel next week

    Summary
    President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify in a public hearing before a U.S. congressional committee on Feb. 27 and the panel's chairman said Trump's business practices would be a focus of the testimony.

    O'Rourke supporters build student network ahead of possible White House bid

    Summary
    A Democratic group seeking to persuade former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke to run for president will launch mobilization efforts on college campuses nationwide to coincide with what they believe will be his entry into the race by month's end.

    House Democrats move to block Trump's emergency declaration on border

    Summary
    Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to introduce a resolution on Friday to end President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration on border security, according to aides to Representative Joaquin Castro.

    Ex-Trump campaign worker files lawsuit to kill non-disclosure pacts

    Summary
    A former campaign worker for President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to invalidate all of the non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements that campaign workers were required to sign before joining the president's 2016 election campaign.

    CNN Is Criticized for Hiring Trump Administration Aide as a Political Editor

    Summary
    Sarah Isgur Flores, a Republican spokeswoman who worked for Jeff Sessions at the Justice Department, is making the leap to a news role with the network.

    On Washington: G.O.P. Ready to ‘Nuke’ Senate Democrats Again Over Nominee Delays

    Summary
    For the third time in six years, a Senate majority is preparing to force through a change in rules covering confirmations, without a single vote from the minority.

    Threatening U.S., Putin Promises Russians Both Missiles and Butter

    Summary
    President Vladimir V. Putin, facing falling popularity, talked of huge social spending and updated weapons. He did not say how he would pay for it all.

    Trump Attacks The Times, in a Week of Unease for the American Press

    Summary
    President Trump did not cite a specific article in his Twitter post, but it came a day after a Times report describing his attempts to undermine investigations around him.

    Jeffrey Hart, Influential and Iconoclastic Conservative, Is Dead at 88

    Summary
    He was an author, Republican speechwriter, National Review polemicist, Dartmouth Review provocateur and, to many, an antiwar apostate when he defected to Obama.

    ‘That was my idea’: How Trump claims credit for nearly everything

    Summary
    President Trump never thinks he gets enough credit, even when touting made-up accomplishments.

    Stephen Biegun tutored Sarah Palin on foreign policy. Now he’s trying to clinch a North Korea deal for Trump.

    Summary
    The U.S. special envoy arrived in Hanoi on a mission to close substantial gaps ahead of Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un next week.

    How McCabe feeds Trump’s narrative

    Summary
    President Trump seems preoccupied with former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's media tour ... and it might not be for the reason you think.

    Trump says Alabama woman who joined ISIS will not be allowed back into U.S.

    Summary
    “I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!” the president tweeted.

    A more liberal Democratic electorate gets a more liberal primary field — to an extent

    Summary
    The 2020 field is shaping up to be a lot more ideologically broad than past years, too.

    Lawmaker claims Dems are out to eliminate ‘so help me God’ from congressional oath

    Summary
    Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., is accusing Democrats of making a concerted effort to eliminate “so help me God” from the Congressional oath.

    Fox News Poll 2/20/19

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    Fox News Poll: Voters split on abortion, but majority wants Roe v. Wade to endure

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    On the heels of controversial late-term abortion legislation from New York and Virginia in January and an early February Supreme Court ruling blocking a Louisiana state law that would have restricted access to the procedure, the latest Fox News Poll finds that voters remain divided on the issue.

    Netroots make it rain for Bernie: $6M in one day

    Summary
    Will he keep the momentum?

    Lawsuit claims Trump campaign nondisclosure agreements are unlawful

    Summary
    A former staffer on President Trump’s 2016 campaign has filed a class action lawsuit in the hope of nullifying the nondisclosure and nondisparagement agreements campaign workers were made to sign.

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