AT&T paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen up to $600,000 for insights into the president's thoughts: Source

Telecommunications giant AT&T paid Michael Cohen, the personal lawyer for President Donald Trump, up to $600,000 as part of a consulting contract to get insight into Trump’s thinking, a source told CNBC on Wednesday. The source said that the payment to Cohen was for “actual work done,” adding: “And it wasn’t to pay for access … More AT&T paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen up to $600,000 for insights into the president's thoughts: Source

California regulators approve plan to mandate solar panels on new home construction

California regulators on Wednesday unanimously approved a historic plan that will require most new homes in the state have rooftop solar panels that turn sunlight into electricity starting in 2020. With the move, California now becomes the first state in the nation to mandate solar-energy installations on most single-family homes as well as multi-family residential … More California regulators approve plan to mandate solar panels on new home construction

Red state Democrat Joe Manchin will vote for Gina Haspel, Trump's divisive CIA director pick

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said Wednesday he will vote for President Donald Trump‘s CIA director pick, Gina Haspel, giving her a crucial nod of support in a contentious confirmation process. The West Virginia Democrat, who faces a tough re-election this year in a state Trump won by about 40 percentage points, became the first member … More Red state Democrat Joe Manchin will vote for Gina Haspel, Trump's divisive CIA director pick

South Korean defense company that paid Trump lawyer is poised to win part of a $16 billion Pentagon deal

A South Korean defense company poised to win part of a multibillion-dollar Pentagon contract paid $150,000 to a firm set up by President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. The arranged payment from Korea Aerospace Industries, or KAI, to Cohen’s company, Essential Consultants, was for “legal consulting concerning accounting standards on production costs,” a KAI … More South Korean defense company that paid Trump lawyer is poised to win part of a $16 billion Pentagon deal

In Ohio, the stage is set for yet another special election with big stakes for November

Ohio voters have picked the major party nominees for the latest in a string of House special elections with implications for control of the chamber after November’s midterms. Democratic Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor is projected to win Tuesday’s primary for Ohio’s 12th District special election, according to NBC News. While NBC has not called … More In Ohio, the stage is set for yet another special election with big stakes for November

Trump lawyer Michael Cohen 'appears to be selling access to the president,' says porn star Stormy Daniels' attorney

The lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels on Wednesday said that President Donald Trump‘s attorney Michael Cohen “appears to be selling access to the president of the United States.” Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ lawyer, also said that Trump and Cohen should immediately release bank statements that could shed light on a series of payments made to … More Trump lawyer Michael Cohen 'appears to be selling access to the president,' says porn star Stormy Daniels' attorney

Democrats hold big cash advantage over GOP rivals after Tuesday's red state primaries

Tuesday’s primaries in four predominantly Republican states left Democrats with a big cash advantage and a handful of new openings as they work to defend vulnerable Senate seats and try to flip House districts this fall. Particularly in Senate races in Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana, where Democrats are playing defense, incumbents maintained a healthy … More Democrats hold big cash advantage over GOP rivals after Tuesday's red state primaries

Trump's Iran deal exit may spark a Europe sanctions battle that the US already lost once

President Donald Trump‘s move to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal and restore sanctions on Tehran threatens to reopen a long-dormant dispute with Europe and inflame trade tensions with the Continent, analysts and sanctions experts warn. History is not on Trump’s side. The last time America and Europe went head-to-head over Iranian … More Trump's Iran deal exit may spark a Europe sanctions battle that the US already lost once

Novartis paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen more than $1 million for Obamacare work he couldn't do

Drug giant Novartis acknowledged Wednesday it paid President Donald Trump‘s lawyer Michael Cohen more than $1 million for health-care policy consulting work that he actually ended up being “unable” to do. The company also said it has been questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller‘s team about the payments to Cohen. Novartis said it signed a … More Novartis paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen more than $1 million for Obamacare work he couldn't do

Democratic donors are pushing former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to run for president in 2020

Some top Democratic donors have been prodding former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to run for president, telling him and his close political aides that they think he could beat any of the other major potential party candidates in a 2020 primary – including Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, according to sources with direct … More Democratic donors are pushing former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to run for president in 2020