{FD} CNN’s Acosta accuses Sanders of intimidation, threats

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta claimed White House press secretary Sarah Sanders threatened to curtail his media access if he shouted a question at President Trump.

{FD} Jerry Brown: Trump doesn’t fear ‘the wrath of God’

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Sunday President Trump’s apparent lack of fear “of the wrath of God” explains his denial of climate change.

{FD} FBI says Sessions didn’t have to reveal Russia talks

The FBI has put to bed a controversy whipped up by liberal critics of Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his contacts with foreign officials including Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 presidential campaign.

{FD} Judge in Michael Flynn case recuses himself

The judge overseeing former national security adviser Michael Flynn has recused himself from the case.

{FD} CFPB’s ‘NSA-like’ surveillance in limbo with leadership tussle

The ongoing fight for control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may have significant effects on the bureau’s mass acquisition of private financial records, according to privacy advocates.

{FD} States push to ban bump stocks after federal effort fizzles

State legislatures are taking steps on their own to ban or restrict access to bump stocks, after several of them were found at the scene of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting, and were believed to have helped the gunman, Stephen Paddock, effectively turn his semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons.

{FD} John Conyers steps down from House Judiciary Committee after sexual misconduct allegations

Michigan Rep. John Conyers will step down from his post as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee after multiple women came forward with sexual harassment allegations against the longtime lawmaker.

{FD} Hillary Clinton: Obama’s record made it hard to run on ‘agenda of change’

Hillary Clinton said in a new interview that her inability to run on an “agenda of change,” coming off of President Barack Obama’s two terms, was a significant problem for her 2016 campaign.

{FD} Trump designates North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism

President Trump plans to designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday, years after the hermit nation was removed from the list during the George W. Bush administration.

{FD} Two prominent Minnesota Democrats call on Al Franken to resign

Two prominent members of Minnesota’s Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party are calling on Sen. Al Franken to resign his Senate seat following allegations of sexual misconduct.

{FD} Al Franken accuser accepts his apology

Leeann Tweeden said Thursday she accepts Sen. Al Franken’s, D-Minn., apology for groping her when the two were on a USO tour in 2006, but said the senator had other chances to apologize for his behavior and never did.

{FD} Al Franken accuser hints at possible second victim

The woman who accused Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., of sexual assault in 2006 said she had reason to believe there may be at least one other victim.

{FD} Waukesha County Democrats briefly tweet support for Al Franken’s resignation

The Democratic Party of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, has apparently posted and deleted a tweet asking Democrats to join them in demanding Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., resign after he was accused of sexual misconduct.

{FD} Jeff Sessions zings James Comey for talking ‘more than he should’ about Russian meddling

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said former FBI Director James Comey talked “more than he should” have when he spoke to lawmakers in March about an FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

{FD} Jeff Sessions vows: ‘We will not be infected by politics or bias’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday vowed that his department would not be driven by politics, and that he is striving to give people the confidence that it is driven by the rule of law, and not servitude to one political party or another.

{FD} Ex-Trump aides frustrated that Carter Page transcript was released

Former Trump campaign aides Michael Caputo and Roger Stone both say they’re at a loss as to why the testimony of fellow aide Carter Page was released by the House Intelligence Committee, but their testimonies continue to be withheld, even though both men have asked for their transcripts to be made public.

{FD} Japan’s Shinzo Abe took a tumble during golf outing — and Trump didn’t notice

Video emerged this week of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe playing golf with President Trump during the latter’s trip to Asia.

{FD} Maine Gov. Paul LePage to hold up Obamacare Medicaid expansion after voters OK it

Maine Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday he would not move to expand Medicaid in the state until lawmakers find a way to pay for it, a day after voters advanced a move to expand the program through a ballot measure.

{FD} Donna Brazile: Jake Tapper betrayed me after debate questions controversy

Former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile said she felt betrayed by CNN anchor Jake Tapper in the controversy over her decision to share Democratic debate questions with Hillary Clinton last year, an act she has since admitted.

{FD} Danica Roem to be Virginia’s first transgender state lawmaker, unseating bathroom bill sponsor

Democrat Danica Roem has been elected Virginia’s first openly transgender lawmaker, defeating an incumbent candidate who sponsored an anti-transgender bathroom bill.