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Michael Cohen Claims Trump Knew Hush Money Payments Wrong

Michael Cohen Claims Trump Knew Hush Money Payments Wrong

By Michael Balsamo | Dec 14
Shaken and facing a prison term, President Trump's longtime personal lawyer said Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned their stories of alleged affairs with him "would affect the election."

Watch: Trump Lashes Out at MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski for Anti-Gay Remark, Anchor Apologizes on TV

Watch: Trump Lashes Out at MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski for Anti-Gay Remark, Anchor Apologizes on TV

Dec 14
MSNBC's "Morning Joe" cohost Mika Brzezinski is apologizing again after using a crude and anti-gay term to describe Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Her second apology comes after President Donald Trump lashed out against her on Twitter Thursday.

Boy Scouts' Money Struggles: Is Bankruptcy an Option?

Boy Scouts' Money Struggles: Is Bankruptcy an Option?

By David Crary | Dec 14
The Boy Scouts of America deflected questions about a report suggesting it is considering seeking bankruptcy protection, though the head of the organization said it is exploring "all options" as it tries to stay afloat while facing sexual abuse lawsuits.

CBS Settled with Dushku Over 'Bull' Star's Sexual Comments

CBS Settled with Dushku Over 'Bull' Star's Sexual Comments

Dec 14
CBS reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement last year with actress Eliza Dushku after on-set sexual comments from Michael Weatherly, star of the network's show "Bull," made her uncomfortable when she was beginning a run as a recurring character.

Trump's Search for a New Chief of Staff has Reality TV Feel

Trump's Search for a New Chief of Staff has Reality TV Feel

By Catherine Lucey and Jonathan Lemire | Dec 14
Serious contenders are hiding from view. Celebrity hangers-on are applying via Twitter. Fresh names circulate practically on the hour. And the man in charge is stoking much of the confusion.

Pelosi's Triumph: A Reminder Why She's Set to be Speaker

Pelosi's Triumph: A Reminder Why She's Set to be Speaker

By Lisa Mascaro | Dec 14
It has been quite a week for Nancy Pelosi.

As Sentencing Looms, Flynn is Upbeat, has Adoring Fans

As Sentencing Looms, Flynn is Upbeat, has Adoring Fans

By Michelle R. Smith and JEnnifer McDermott | Dec 14
Days away from being sentenced in the Russia probe, former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not exactly hiding his face in shame.

Ex-Trump Lawyer: Hush Money Paid Over Election Concerns

Ex-Trump Lawyer: Hush Money Paid Over Election Concerns

By Michael Balsamo | Dec 14
President Trump's longtime personal lawyer said Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 election because the then-candidate was "very concerned" about how their stories of alleged affairs with him "would affect the election."

Trump Administration: Trans Troops Okay — If They Don't Transition

Trump Administration: Trans Troops Okay — If They Don't Transition

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 13
An attorney with the Trump administration's Department of Justice told a circuit court in Washington, D.C. that trans troops would not be tossed out of the military for being trans... just for doing something about it.

Lawsuit Filed over Trump Plans for Offshore Drilling Tests

Lawsuit Filed over Trump Plans for Offshore Drilling Tests

By Meg Kinnard | Dec 13
Environmental groups sued the Trump administration Tuesday over offshore drilling tests, launching a legal fight against a proposal that has drawn bipartisan opposition along the Atlantic Coast.

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