Indicted political operative popped up in unlikely places
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Paul Erickson, the boyfriend of admitted Russian covert agent Maria Butina accused this week of fraud, has turned up in the unlikeliest of places — from landing a top spot on Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential campaign to representing a man involved in one of the most salacious trials of the 1990s.
Trump’s pick for AG once questioned value of border wall
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, William Barr, once questioned the value of a wall along the Mexican border similar to the one the president has advocated, describing the idea as "overkill."
Kasich would prefer competing for presidency as a Republican
BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) — Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday that he'd prefer to run for president as a Republican, but only if he's entering a primary he could win.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Kasich acknowledged he probably couldn't defeat President Donald Trump if the election were held today.
He says he's seriously considering his options and letting his advisers monitor the daily troubles Trump is facing, including talk of impeachment.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A conservative political operative who once worked on Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential campaign and made an action movie with Jack Abramoff more recently helped arrange several speeches in South Dakota for a gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent.
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a woman killed when her sport utility vehicle was struck from behind on the Parks Highway west of Wasilla.
The impact caused the SUV to roll late Tuesday afternoon and 71-year-old Pat Buchanan of Wasilla was ejected. She died at the scene.
A woman with a revoked driver's license was at the wheel of a sedan that struck the SUV.
Some politicians fit their era perfectly; others are born out of their time.
Donald Trump — embodying the spirit of Richard Nixon by way of Pat Buchanan — is the master of his low, cruel, dishonest moment. Retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan — inspired by Ronald Reagan by way of Jack Kemp — has been lost and disoriented. His career-ending confrontation with Trump represents the end of a more hopeful and humane era. Ryan’s exit is further evidence that the GOP’s dark side has won. For now.
A major goal of this Asia trip, said National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster, is to rally allies to achieve the "complete, verifiable and permanent denuclearization of the Korean peninsula." Yet Kim Jong Un has said he will never give up his nuclear weapons. He believes his dynastic regime's survival depends upon them. Either the U.S. or North Korea backs down, as Nikita Khrushchev did in the Cuban missile crisis, or there will be war.
Family injured in Ferris wheel incident sues ride operator
SEATTLE (AP) — A family injured in a Ferris wheel incident in Port Townsend has filed a lawsuit against the ride's operator.
KING5-TV reported Monday that 59-year-old Shawn Swartwood, her partner, 47-year-old Crystal Groth, and their seven-year-old son were all hurt May 18 during the Rhododendron Festival when a Ferris wheel gondola tipped over.
Swartwood's injuries were the most severe, as she suffered facial fractures and two broken ankles.
We have all become used to very boring presidential re-election campaigns. Bill Clinton in 1996 won easily; George W. Bush in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2012 made it close enough to induce some mild suspense, but not all that much, really. None of them had even a hint of a challenge for their re-nominations.
That’s not going to be the case for Donald Trump, at least barring some extremely unlikely reversal.
Palmetto Politics: An anti-Trump South Carolina primary in 2020? Possible but not likely
With Republican grumblings growing against President Donald Trump, does that mean he should be worried about a 2020 presidential primary challenge in South Carolina?
Chances are no.
Former S.C. Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson said as long as Trump keeps the Republican National Committee in Washington close and happy, it's highly unlikely the S.C. GOP Executive Committee will break ranks and agree to hold a primary for any potential challengers.
Ferris wheel company seeks testimony on accident
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — The company that runs a Ferris wheel in Port Townsend, Washington, has taken legal action in the case of the family who fell off earlier this month.
KIRO-TV reports (http://kiro.tv/2saujX7 ) that Portland-based Funtastic Traveling Shows plans to get a deposition from the employees who were operating the ride at the time of the accident.
Republicans haven’t shown any serious efforts of making Blacks an integral part of their party since the Nixon Administration of the 1960s and ‘70s.
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