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Friday, January 18, 2019

The partial government shutdown was supposed to be a brief non-event for the economy. Now it's starting to look like a serious crisis that could nudge the U.S. toward recession and threaten President Donald Trump's economic message during his reelection campaign.

The prominent law firm Skadden Arps reached a civil settlement with federal law enforcement today over work it performed in Ukraine on Paul Manafort's request, the Justice Department announced in a statement. The firm agreed to pay $4.6 million that it secretly received for the work that it performed on behalf of the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice, and agreed to retroactively register as a foreign agent of the Ukrainian government. read more

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that he never denied President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 campaign, only that the President himself was not involved in collusion. read more

The federal court that contains special counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury can only afford to pay its workers through January 18 -- and if the government shutdown continues after, it may have to furlough jurors or have them go without pay.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Democratic National Committee has become the latest group to removed its name from the list of sponsors of the Women's March less than 24 hours after one of the March's leaders refused to denounce Louis Farrakhan during a nationally televised interview. read more


Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), who with Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) became the first Native American women elected to Congress last fall, said the video was difficult to watch.

"To see a group of students from a Catholic school who are practicing such intolerance is a sad sight for me," said Haaland, who is Catholic.


If this spectacle had occurred earlier, perhaps Gillette could have included it in its recent commercial:

"I'm still trying to process what happened," Phillips said. "I'm feeling a little bit overwhelmed."

Still, he said, he hopes the teens will find a lesson in all of the negative attention generated by the videos.

"That energy could be turned into feeding the people, cleaning up our communities and figuring out what else we can do," Phillips said. "We need the young people to be doing that instead of saying: ‘These guys are our enemies.' "

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