Trump ally Steve Bannon taken into custody over contempt charges

Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, has surrendered to federal authorities to face contempt charges after defying a subpoena from a House committee investigating January’s insurrection at the US Capitol. Bannon was taken into custody Monday…

For Netanyahu, like Trump, only ‘fraud’ can explain his defeat

Israel’s democratic transition is set for Sunday, but nothing is certain amid the prime minister’s scorched-earth campaign to wreck his opponents’ coalition. For Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel is witnessing “the greatest election fraud in the history of the country.”…

House GOP elects Trump defender Elise Stefanik to No. 3 post

WASHINGTON — Republicans vaulted Rep. Elise Stefanik into the ranks of House leadership Friday, electing an ardent Donald Trump defender in hopes of calming their searing civil war over the deposed Rep. Liz Cheney’s unremitting combat with the former president.…

Trump demands three Republican groups stop raising money off his name

FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, U.S. February 28, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump has demanded that three main Republican groups stop using…

For Trump, an escape, not an exoneration

The president who emerged from last year’s impeachment trial feeling emboldened emerges from this one secluded behind closed doors in Florida and facing an uncertain political and legal future. Once again, former President Donald Trump beat the rap and once…

Kroger blocks customer donations to far-right militia group

FILE PHOTO: The Kroger supermarket chain’s headquarters is shown in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., June 28, 2018. REUTERS/Lisa Baertlein/File Photo(Reuters) – U.S. supermarket chain Kroger Co said on Wednesday it had blocked Indiana Oath Keepers, a far-right militia group, from receiving…