Max Kutner

The Next Recession Could Strike at the Worst Possible Time for Republicans

When President Donald Trump runs for re-election in 2020, as he has expressed plans to do, the United States could be embarking on a new economic recession, multiple economists have warned. As Trump has repeatedly pointed out, by certain measures, the economy, despite occasional downturns such as during recent concerns about a trade war with China,…

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Trump’s Tweets Could Be Witness Intimidation: Analysts

President Donald Trump’s recent tweets about current or former FBI officials could violate laws meant to protect witnesses, according to two former White House ethics lawyers. In recent days, Trump has criticized former FBI Director James Comey, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and outgoing FBI general counsel James Baker. In a tweet on December 23, Trump…

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Trump Judicial Nominee Compared Obama Era to Nazi Germany

A lawyer who President Donald Trump nominated to be a federal judge once likened the treatment of Christians during the Obama administration to that of people in Nazi Germany and under communist regimes. Jeff Mateer made the comments in radio interviews in 2013 and 2014, according to audio clips that CNN resurfaced. Mateer is the first…

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No, This Isn’t Hillary Clinton's Body Double

Despite what Donald Trump’s supporters and others are saying on Twitter, Teresa Barnwell is not working as Hillary Clinton’s secret “body double.” On Monday, #hillarysbodydouble was trending on the social network and it’s the latest rumor in an election cycle that has given a platform to several absurd conspiracy theories. After the Democratic presidential candidate left…

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