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Politics Feb 27AP Analysis: 5 takeaways from Michael Cohen’s testimony to Congress
In his testimony, the former Trump lawyer drew a troubling picture of his former boss, implicating the president in lies big and small to the American public.
Politics Jan 16Government agency ignored Constitution when it approved Trump hotel lease, inspector general says
The GSA's inspector general said in a report released Wednesday that the "president's business interest" in the Trump International Hotel site at the Old Post Office building in Washington raises emolument issues that "might cause a breach of lease."…
Politics Jan 04Watchdog group urges probe of Ivanka Trump’s role in a tax break program
The complaint from the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington follows an Associated Press investigation last month.
Politics Dec 16Kushner-linked firm targets richer areas in program for poor
A real estate investment firm co-founded by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is betting big on the administration's Opportunity Zone tax breaks but isn't that interested in steering its investors to the poorest, most-downtrodden areas that the…
Politics Dec 12WATCH: Trump signs executive order on ‘opportunity zones’
President Donald Trump is expected to sign the order at the White House at 2:30 p.m. ET today. Watch the president's remarks here.
Politics Nov 29How Trump’s long quest for a Moscow tower led to Cohen’s guilty plea
Donald Trump for decades dreamed of building a Trump Tower in the heart of Moscow, a plan that flared and fizzled several times over the years, most recently when his presidential campaign was gaining momentum.
Economy Nov 14Amazon’s NYC headquarters in ‘opportunity zone’ eligible for GOP tax breaks
The New York City neighborhood Amazon chose for one of its new headquarters offers developers capital gains tax breaks to invest in high-poverty, low-income areas.
Politics Nov 08Democrats could use House majority to subpoena Trump’s financial records
Democrats could dig into the president's business dealings, including foreign government spending at Trump properties and spending by Trump's charitable foundation.
Nation Oct 27Bomb suspect was cash-strapped ex-stripper devoted to Trump
Cesar Sayoc is an amateur body builder and former stripper, a loner with a long arrest record who showed little interest in politics until Donald Trump came along.
Politics Aug 17Manafort judge says he’s received threats, won’t name jurors
The judge in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's fraud trial refused Friday to release the names of jurors, saying he has received threats and fears for their safety as well.