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Yesterday โ€” July 11th 2020msnbc.com: Politics

Romney, breaking with GOP, criticizes Trump for commuting Roger Stone's prison sentence

By Lauren Egan

The Utah Senator was the first prominent voice in the Republican Party to publicly disavow the president's decision to erase Stone's prison sentence.

  • July 11th 2020 at 17:08

Trump's shameful treatment of Lt. Col. Vindman will echo for years. Here's why.

By Jeff McCausland

Vindman fought valiantly overseas, but he has forced America to reckon with questions a lot closer to home.

  • July 11th 2020 at 10:42

Trump commutes Roger Stone's prison sentence after he was convicted of covering up for the president

By Dareh Gregorian and Geoff Bennett and Pete Williams and Anna Schecter and Kristen Welker and Peter Alexander

The Republican strategist and Trump's longtime friend was days away from having to surrender to a federal prison. He was sentenced in February to 40 months in prison for lying to Congress.

  • July 11th 2020 at 03:44

Concern over turnout was factor in postponing Trump rally, GOP advisers say

By Monica Alba and Peter Alexander and Julia Jester

Fears that the coronavirus and the weather would dampen the attendance helped postpone the New Hampshire re-election event.

  • July 11th 2020 at 01:57

Judge blocks first federal execution in 17 years over coronavirus threat to victims' families

By Dartunorro Clark

The victims’ families argue that Attorney General Bill Barr violated federal law when he scheduled the execution for July 13 “without adequate measures in place to protect them.”

  • July 11th 2020 at 00:57

Joe Biden used to predict a post-Trump GOP 'epiphany.' Now he doesn't.

By Sahil Kapur

Progressives criticized the line, but the former vice president kept using it — until he didn’t. Here’s how he refined his message.

  • July 10th 2020 at 23:47
Before yesterdaymsnbc.com: Politics

More than ever, this is John Roberts' Supreme Court

By Pete Williams

The George W. Bush appointee is leading from the center — and drawing Trump's wrath along the way.

  • July 10th 2020 at 22:06

Trump allies worry a Stone pardon could hamper re-election bid

By Carol E. Lee and Pete Williams and Peter Alexander and Kristen Welker and Geoff Bennett

While his advisers fret about potential fallout from a pardon for Roger Stone, the president says he is "looking into it."

  • July 10th 2020 at 18:38

Veepstakes roundup: Background checks intensify as time for pick nears

During a week of spiking coronavirus cases, high-profile Supreme Court decisions, and continued calls for racial justice reform, Joe Biden’s veepstakes also made headlines.

  • July 10th 2020 at 21:01

Trump camp eyes course correction for rallies: 'We can't have a repeat of Tulsa'

By Monica Alba and Carol E. Lee and Kristen Welker and Peter Alexander

The ongoing pandemic is forcing GOP officials to rethink the party's convention, as well as the president's campaign rallies.

  • July 10th 2020 at 11:00

Calls for boycott after Goya Foods CEO says U.S. 'blessed' to have Trump as a leader

By Dennis Romero

"We're all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder," Goya CEO Robert Unanue said at a White House meeting.

  • July 10th 2020 at 05:42

With prison looming, Roger Stone says his sentence is a 'death penalty'

By Dareh Gregorian and Daniel Barnes

The longtime Trump adviser said he has "grave concerns" about his approaching surrender date and is "optimistic" the president will take action in his case.

  • July 10th 2020 at 04:22

U.S. sanctions Chinese officials for human rights abuses in Xinjiang

By Abigail Williams

The sanctions are likely to ratchet up already high tensions between U.S. and China.

  • July 10th 2020 at 00:31

Biden on Trump: 'Exactly the wrong person to lead us'

By Adam Edelman and Mike Memoli and Marianna Sotomayor

His criticism came during a broader speech that largely focused on a new economic policy released this week.

  • July 9th 2020 at 22:57

Judge in Flynn case wants full appeals court to rehear dismissal of charges

By Pete Williams

Judge Emmet Sullivan said a three-judge panel's ruling to dismiss charges against the former national security adviser "threatens to turn ordinary judicial process upside down."

  • July 9th 2020 at 22:21

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen taken back into federal custody

By Adam Reiss and Jonathan Dienst and Tom Winter and Adiel Kaplan

Law enforcement officials said Cohen refused to sign documents prohibiting him from interacting with the media or writing a book.

  • July 9th 2020 at 20:57

California becomes first state to sue Trump administration over student visa policy

By Alicia Victoria Lozano

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued a blistering rebuke of the new directive, calling it "arbitrary and capricious."

  • July 10th 2020 at 01:18

Supreme Court rules swath of Oklahoma remains tribal reservation

By Associated Press

The court's decision means that Oklahoma prosecutors lack the authority to pursue criminal cases against American Indian defendants in parts of the state.

  • July 9th 2020 at 17:01

Geoffrey Berman, U.S. attorney fired by Trump, twice refused to resign

By Leigh Ann Caldwell and Dartunorro Clark

Berman's sudden departure last month created a political maelstrom in Washington because he was overseeing the investigation of a Trump associate.

  • July 9th 2020 at 22:18

This time, Trump's Supreme Court rejection is personal

By Jonathan Allen

Analysis: From a legal standpoint, the decisions pose little risk to the president before Election Day. But the law doesn't always line up with political interests.

  • July 9th 2020 at 21:20
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