Legal The Justice Department is planning an unusual appeal to stop the governments of the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia from using a federal lawsuit to demand access to information about whether President Donald Trump is using his luxury Washington hotel to unconstitutionally profit from his office. Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Peter Messitte turned down Trump’s request for permission to seek an appeal of early rulings in the case that went against him. Now, federal government lawyers say they plan to appeal anyway, using a rarely invoked process that can block a wayward judge from pressing on with a course of action alleged to be illegal or improper.Story Continued Below On Friday, the Justice Department informed Messitte that the federal government plans to try to get the Richmond-based 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to halt the case. “The Solicitor General of the United States has authorized the filing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the … [Read more...] about Feds plan unusual appeal in emoluments suit vs. Trump
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By Chuck Barney | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: November 30, 2018 at 11:11 am | UPDATED: November 30, 2018 at 11:55 am “Murphy Brown” is getting in plenty of shots at President Donald Trump while it can. But time may be running out. On Thursday night, the CBS sitcom aired an episode called “Beat the Press,” in which reporter Frank Fontana (Joe Regalbuto) covered a fictional Trump rally and was physically attacked by a group of the president’s fervent supporters. “Murphy Brown” creator Diane English and her collaborators used the half hour to comment on Trump’s unwavering hostility against the media — and the dangerous precedent it has set. In one scene, Murphy (Candice Bergen) visits Frank in the hospital, takes one look at his ghastly mangled face and remarks: “I guess when you major in journalism these days, you have to minor in kickboxing.” Later in the episode, Murphy’s … [Read more...] about Will ‘Murphy Brown’ live to continue its fight vs. Trump? Should it?
BOULDER — Twenty-four hours before polls close in Colorado, the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor spent the evening lobbing bombs at each other from the bunkers of their respective ideological and geographic bases. Here in this college town, the state’s progressive epicenter and home to a local tax on sugary drinks and a ban on assault-style weapons, Democratic Congressman Jared Polis, who lives here, tagged his Republican opponent as a mini-me of the most controversial president in at least a generation. “None of us want to wake up a day after the election and say but for one vote per precinct … we have a Donald Trump yes man as governor in our state,” he told a crowd of about 100 at the Rayback Collective bar on the outskirts of downtown. “So let’s all get to work in this final day to make sure that we leave no votes on the table.” About 100 miles south-east, at an office park in El Paso County — a county with … [Read more...] about ‘Bernie Polis’ vs. Trump’s ‘yes man’: In closing arguments on the eve of the election, candidates for Colorado governor preach to their base
White House But on Friday, at least, the current president barely mustered a response to the blistering critique leveled against him by his predecessor. URBANA, Ill. — Barack Obama went hard. Donald Trump hardly responded. Friday was the day Republicans and Democrats and pretty much every reporter and political obsessive have been dreaming of — the two presidents who couldn’t be more different, who are both the throbbing hearts of their own bases and the nightmare of the others’ — going head to head. Story Continued Below Two months before the midterms that are existential for both of their visions of the future, Obama unleashed for the first time with an indictment of Trump and Republicans that stopped just short of calling them traitors to the American ideal. Trump, who’s been swiping at Obama on Twitter and other appearances almost every chance he gets and months ago said Democrats who didn’t clap for his state of the union address had … [Read more...] about Obama vs. Trump: The clash everyone’s waited for arrives
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. >> A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory today in the state’s primary for governor while President Donald Trump’s favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up a fierce fall showdown in the nation’s largest political battleground. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who would be the state’s first black governor, and Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, both defeated more moderate opponents aligned with their parties’ establishment. ASSOCIATED PRESS Andrew Gillum addresses his supporters after winning the Democrat primary for governor today in Tallahassee, Fla. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. >> A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory today in the state’s primary for governor while President Donald Trump’s favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up a fierce fall showdown in the nation’s largest political battleground. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, … [Read more...] about Florida governor’s race pits liberal Democrat vs. Trump Republican