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Lawyers Don't Want to Work for Trump Admin

Josh Gerstein, Politico: President Donald Trump was already struggling to fill hundreds of top legal jobs throughout the federal government. Over the past two weeks, that task became exponentially more difficult, according to top GOP lawyers. Show More Summary

U.S. Might Ban Laptops on All International Flights

The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins of all flights into and out of the country, John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, said on Sunday.... In March the government imposed restrictions on large electronic devices in aircraft cabins on flights from 10 airports, including the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey.... Show More Summary

Senate Intel Committee Seeks Trump Campaign Docs

The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race, has asked President Trump's political organization to gather and produce all Russia-related documents, emails and phone records going back to his campaign's launch in June 2015, according to two people briefed on the request. Show More Summary

Kushner Had More Secret Contacts with Russian Envoy

U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former U.S. Show More Summary

Ricks: McMaster, Step Down and Save Yourself

Thomas E. Ricks, Politico: [National Security Adviser H.R.] McMaster probably thinks that by staying at his post, rather than resigning in disgust, he is doing his duty. Specifically, he may think that if stepped down, he might well be succeeded by an alt-right ally of White House adviser Steve Bannon. Show More Summary

4-of-5 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas

Four of the five fastest-growing cities in the United States are in Texas, according to new data released by the Census Bureau. No. 1 is Conroe, Texas, a Houston suburb experiencing a 7.8% increase from 2015 to 2016, which is 11 times more than the national growth rate. Show More Summary

Student Given 'Most Likely to Become a Terrorist' Award

A teacher at a Texas middle school was suspended after giving students joke end-of-year awards that angered parents. A 13-year-old girl "Most Likely to Become a Terrorist," a boy got "Most Likely to Cry" and another student "Most Likely...Show More Summary

One Thing Democrats Like About Trump

Albert R. Hunt: While many are talking about the closet bigots making a public comeback in our new political climate, Democrats are noting another kind of shift. [President] Trump is energizing Democrats and demoralizing Republicans....Show More Summary

Pitcher/Senator Jim Bunning Dies

Hall of Fame pitcher and two-term U.S. Senator Jim Bunning died just before midnight Saturday. He was 85. Bunning had suffered a stroke in October. The Kentucky Republican served 12 years in the U.S. House. He was a conservative voice in the Senate and a protector of state interests such as tobacco, coal and military bases. Show More Summary

Southern Rock Icon Gregg Allman Dies

Gregg Allman, the singer, organist and founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, died Saturday at his home in Savannah, Georgia. He was 69. Allman idolized his older brother Duane, joining a series of bands with him before forming the nucleus of The Allman Brothers Band. Show More Summary

Suit Against Hillary Over Benghazi Dismissed

Josh Gerstein, Politico: A federal judge in Washington has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Hillary Clinton's lax security surrounding her emails led to the deaths of two of the Americans killed in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. Show More Summary

Drudge Retort Moves from HTTP to HTTPS

The Drudge Retort has moved to a secure server by implementing a security certificate. This is a measure that makes the data you send the site more secure. The homepage of the site is now https://www.drudge com instead of Show More Summary

One-Third of Honeybee Colonies Died Last Year

America's beekeepers watched as a third of the country's honeybee colonies were lost over the last year, part of a decade-long die-off experts said may threaten our food supply. The annual survey of roughly 5,000 beekeepers showed the 33% dip from April 2016 to April 2017.... Show More Summary

Ariana Grande Will Hold Benefit Concert in Manchester

Ariana Grande has announced a concert in Manchester, England, on June 4 to raise funds for the victims of the terror attack that targeted her fans. Other performers are being recruited to perform with her. Grande said, "There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better. Show More Summary

Russians: Kushner Sought Covert Communications with Us

Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump's transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. Show More Summary

New Front Page Link: Michelle Goldberg

In recent months the Drudge Retort's source links on the front page have been heavily revised. Over 40 new links to individual writers and publications were added and many out-of-date links removed. There's a new link today: Michelle Goldberg, an author and columnist for Slate. Show More Summary

Trump's View of EU Shaped by Golf Course Delays

President Trump reportedly complained to world leaders about roadblocks he has faced setting up golf courses in the European Union. Belgian daily newspaper Le Soir reported Trump told Belgian Prime Minister he has mixed feelings about the European Union (EU) due to issues he has faced in the past setting up golf courses within its borders.... Show More Summary

Racist Yelling at Muslim Kills 2 Rescuers in Portland

Two men have died in the US trying to stop a man abusing two women of Muslim appearance, Oregon police say. The abusive man turned on the two men and fatally stabbed them in the city of Portland, police said. The incident happened on a commuter train. Show More Summary

Ex-CIA Director: Kushner Actions 'Espionage'

Former acting CIA director John McLaughlan on Friday responded to reports that President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications line between Trump's transition team and the Kremlin, saying if such reports are true, it would be considered espionage. Show More Summary

Carter Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski Dies

Zbigniew Brzezinski, the National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter, died Friday night, his daughter Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC announced. He was 89. Brzezinski helped bring together Egyptian and Israeli leaders Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin to achieve the Camp David accords in 1978. Show More Summary

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