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Judge Finds Paul Manafort Lied To Investigators In Russia Probe

A judge ruled Wednesday that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel’s Russia probe. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson was another loss for Manafort, who faces years in prison in two separate criminal cases stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.. ...Read Full Story

Lawmakers Reach “Agreement In Principle” To Avert Government Shutdown

Republican and Democrats said they reached “an agreement in principle” on legislation to fund the government past the Friday deadline and avert another shutdown.  The proposal would fund all seven remaining appropriations bills, includes $1.375 billion in funding for physical barriers — in the form of 55 miles of bollard fencing — and a reduction in overall Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention beds from the current 49,057 level to 40,520.. ...Read Full Story

Michael Cohen Postpones Appearance Before Senate Intelligence Committee

President Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has postponed his scheduled closed-door appearance Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee due to “post-surgery medical needs,” his attorney said Monday in a statement. Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, said that the panel has accepted his client’s request for a delay and that a “future date will be announced by the committee.”. ...Read Full Story

Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar Launches Presidential Run In 2020

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar announced Sunday that she will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, entering a crowded field of candidates looking to challenge President Donald Trump. Klobuchar is one of several Democratic senators running, and among several women in the field. She said she will campaign at a time when the country is worn down by the “petty and vicious” nature of U.S. politics.. ...Read Full Story

Ford To Add 500 Jobs In Chicago And Investing $1B In SUV Plant

On Thursday, the Ford Motor Co said it will hire 500 workers and invest $1 billion in its Chicago assembly operations to help keep up with increased demand for sport and crossover-utility vehicles. Ford’s announcement comes shortly after the announcement that rival GM in laying off 4,000 workers. Ford announced last fall that part of their $11 billion restructuring includes dropping all passenger car models except the iconic Mustang. It is shifting resources to light trucks, like those it is building in the Chicago.. ...Read Full Story