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Today โ€” January 17th 2019msnbc.com: Politics

Michael Cohen says he paid tech firm to rig online polls 'at the direction of' Trump

By Dartunorro Clark

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, paid a small tech firm $50,000 to rig online polls in Trump’s favor before the presidential campaign in early 2015, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  • January 17th 2019 at 15:38

'I need to get back to work,' plead furloughed Latino contract workers

By Patricia Guadalupe

"What am I supposed to tell my kids when they open the refrigerator and there’s no food?" said maintenance worker Angela Vásquez.

  • January 17th 2019 at 15:27

Yes, the shutdown has taken a toll on Trump

By Chuck Todd and Mark Murray and Carrie Dann

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

  • January 17th 2019 at 14:43

First Read's Morning Clips: 'We're getting crushed"

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

  • January 17th 2019 at 14:33

Giuliani flip-flops, now claims: 'I never said there was no collusion between the campaign' and Russia

By Allan Smith

The president's lawyer has made conflicting statements about a central aspect of Mueller's probe.

  • January 17th 2019 at 14:17

Russian operative Butina 'wanted to influence society,' sister says

By Elena Holodny and Amy Perrette and Keir Simmons

The Russian operative spent years building connections in U.S. political circles and with influential conservative groups.

  • January 17th 2019 at 13:54

All bets are off for shutdown's impact on Super Bowl

By Dareh Gregorian and Associated Press

The nation's most-watched sporting event takes place in less than three weeks — and officials are fearful about travel and security.

  • January 17th 2019 at 14:34

How the shutdown is jeopardizing housing for rural Americans

By Suzy Khimm and Laura Strickler

The homes, and prospective homes, of hundreds of thousands of families in rural America are being threatened by the Agriculture Department's closure.

  • January 17th 2019 at 00:59

Democrats like Pelosi's State of the Union move. Could Trump?

By Jonathan Allen

Analysis: The speaker's been on a hot streak, but her request to put the State of the Union on ice until the shutdown ends is a risky gambit.

  • January 16th 2019 at 23:55

IG report rips gov't for punting on possible Trump emoluments violation tied to his DC hotel

By Pete Williams

The Constitution prohibits public officials from receiving gifts or things of value from foreign rulers.

  • January 16th 2019 at 23:25

Florida official facing calls to resign for saying Muslim Rep. Tlaib might 'blow up' U.S. Capitol

By Jane C. Timm

The Hallandale Beach city commissioner said that the Muslim lawmaker, a newly elected Democrat from Michigan, is a "danger."

  • January 16th 2019 at 22:51

Furloughed workers turn to odd jobs, gig economy as shutdown drags on

By Brandi Vincent

People have turned to Craigslist, GoFundMe, ride-hailing companies and friends to help make ends meet.

  • January 16th 2019 at 22:42

Barr hearings wrap with Democratic skepticism over his Mueller report stance

By Courtney Buble

"I know his integrity," Sen. Dianne Feinstein said of the president's nominee for attorney general, but "this is a big report and the public needs to see it."

  • January 16th 2019 at 21:23

Puerto Rico housing funds are stalled due to the government shutdown

By Nicole Acevedo

Puerto Rico expected to start receiving billions in housing funds from HUD this month for rebuilding efforts, but the government shutdown has halted the process.

  • January 16th 2019 at 20:44

Pelosi asks Trump to move State of the Union or submit it in writing

By Jonathan Allen and Rebecca Shabad and Garrett Haake and Frank Thorp V and Marianna Sotomayor and Allan Smith and Pete Williams and Kelly O'Donnell

The speaker said Wednesday the president should wait until government re-opens to give the speech.

  • January 16th 2019 at 18:59

Alabama city struggles as shutdown enters Day 26 with no end in sight

By Hans Nichols and Anthony Terrell

Federal workers, residents and businesses in Huntsville said they're feeling pain from the stalemate in Washington.

  • January 16th 2019 at 18:57

Trump claims walls work, but the discovery of border tunnels says otherwise

By Jacob Soboroff

NBC News' Jacob Soboroff got a tour of a lengthy and deep underground passage near San Diego.

  • January 16th 2019 at 18:54

2019 State of the Union address: What to know

By Farnoush Amiri

State of the Union address history, designated survivor, notable addresses

  • January 16th 2019 at 18:28

Exclusive: MoveOn's leaders step down ahead of 2020

By Alex Seitz-Wald

The progressive group has become a nexus of the anti-Trump "resistance" movement, but its leaders say they want to make room for new blood.

  • January 16th 2019 at 17:00

Karen Pence to teach at school that bans LGBTQ employees, students

By Brooke Sopelsa and Vaughn Hillyard

The vice president's wife will return to a Virginia school that bars employees from engaging in homosexual "sexual activity” or condoning “transgender identity.”

  • January 16th 2019 at 15:47
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