NBC’s Kristen Welker, A.B. Stoddard, and Gillian Tett join Andrea Mitchell to discuss the White House’s response to the December jobs report, showing a “historically low” unemployment rate and strong wage growth, but a slowdown in hiring, and the trajectory of the recovery as omicron disrupts the economy and voters worry about inflation.
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The January 6 committee obtained a draft of post-insurrection White House remarks that said 'the election fight is over.' Trump gave a speech but left out that sentence.
The House committee probing the Capitol riot has obtained a document from the Trump White House titled "Remarks on National Healing," per Politico.
The decision blocking Trump's use of executive privilege in the Capitol riot investigation is also a "nail in the coffin" for the two former aides, said Neal Katyal.
It's 2022, and the former president is still raving about windmills on Fox News.
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said "anybody that's ever known Donald Trump" is familiar with this inclination.
Allen Weisselberg couldn't explain gaps in figures used to value Trump golf course at $400 million, NY AG says in fraud investigation
Officials with the New York attorney general raised a flaw in the method used to peg a course in Scotland at more than $400 million, documents show.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
Linda Blackford: Sometimes gaffes have a way of stating the truth and they confirm many people’s suspicions about who is worthy of our democracy and who is not.
- The Guardian
Stephanie Grisham gave more significant details than expected about what Trump was doing before 6 January, sources say Stephanie Grisham, the then White House press secretary, in October 2019, listens as Donald Trump speaks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP The former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham told the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack that Donald Trump hosted secret meetings in the White House residence in d
479 leaked photos purporting to show Putin's secret palace, with an ice rink and pole-dancing room, published by Navalny foundation
Putin and his government have in the past strongly denied Alexei Navalny's claims that he is building an opulent palace funded by corrupt money.
- The Daily Beast
ABCOn Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel gleefully ran down the significant legal problems facing former President Donald Trump during his monologue.“The legal woes for Trump are piling up,” said Kimmel. “The attorney general in New York says she has evidence that the Trump Organization engaged in a pattern of deception, and today we learned that the DA in Fulton County, Georgia, has requested a special grand jury to look into his post-election shenanigans there. On top of that, the Supreme Court clea
- Business Insider
US destroyer challenges Chinese South China Sea claims as US Navy warns 'nothing' Beijing says will deter it
A US Navy warship challenged China's "unlawful" and "excessive" maritime claims Thursday, triggering an angry statement from the Chinese military.
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Several U.S. House members from President Joe Biden's Democratic Party are threatening to block a renewed push for his Build Back Better spending bill if it does not include the expansion of a federal deduction for taxes paid to states and local entities. Expanding the deduction, known as SALT for State and Local Taxes, has been a demand of lawmakers in higher-tax states such as California, New Jersey and New York, especially in suburbs where Democrats seek to retain control in Nov. 8 elections.
- Idaho Statesman
McGeachin got really good advice from the Attorney General’s Office on June 7. She chose to ignore it. Now, she should live with the consequences. │ Opinion
- The Hill
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) touted Alabama football coach Nick Saban's opposition to changing the filibuster on Twitter Thursday after receiving backlash for voting against changes to the procedure. "Coach Saban is exactly right: you cannot throw the filibuster out and expect the legislative process to work better. I wholeheartedly agree with the coaches that 'Our democracy is at its best when all Americans are encouraged to participate,'"...
"People need to know she sucks," a former staffer said of the Arizona senator. Others told Vice they feel "betrayed," "livid" and "crushed."
- The Hill
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that two California counties that shut down gun stores as nonessential businesses in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic violated the Constitution's Second Amendment. Los Angeles and Ventura county officials had previously won lower court decisions stating that gun stores were not immune from shutdown orders established early in the pandemic to curb the spread of COVID-19, according to The Associated Press...
Trump Org valued golf course in Scotland at $161 million based on a quote to Forbes magazine and not a real valuation, NY AG says
The Trump Organization is accused by the New York attorney general of misrepresenting property values in what she said may be fraud.
"The only one misleading the public is Letitia James," a Trump spokeswoman said in response
- The Week
Russia's not the USSR, and this isn't World War II. Does Biden realize?
The Senate minority leader's office says he was referring to turnout rates, but that didn't quell the Democratic backlash: "Being American is not synonymous with looking or thinking like you," one said