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aLindsey Graham says Trump’s payments are legal because he used a check

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) defended President Donald Trump against accusations that Trump’s payment to partially reimburse his fixer Michael Cohen for a hush money payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels constitutes a crime.


Lindsey Graham admits he sucks up to Trump ‘to try to be relevant’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) quickly went from believing a Trump presidency would be the end of the Republican Party as we know it, to running defense for the same guy he called “a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot” in 2015.


Lindsey Graham has an answer to those asking, ‘What happened to Lindsey Graham?’

Lindsey Graham hears you. If you’re among those asking with each appearance before television cameras by the senior senator from South Carolina why he’s changed so, having lately emerged as one of President Donald Trump’s most uncritical defenders, after, in 2016, feuding publicly with Trump and eve


How Lindsey Graham Went From Trump Skeptic to Trump Sidekick

As the luncheon dishes were placed down, the master of ceremonies kicked off a boisterous round of Lindsey Graham trivia. “What is the senator’s middle name?” she asked the ballroom of meatloaf-eating Republicans in Greenville, S.C. “What’s the name of the bar the senator’s family owned?”


Can Lindsey Graham take the politics out of judicial battles?

It is a turbulent time for the federal judiciary. Politicians from both sides of the aisle have attacked judges at all levels and questioned their motives. The president has gone after lower court judges for ruling against his administration and his personal business interests. Commentators have pub


Other Barks & Bites for Friday, March 1

Bite (noun): more meaty news to sink your teeth into. Bark (noun): peripheral noise worth your attention. Kick off March with this week’s Other Barks & Bites, which include: Senate Judiciary Committee plans to go after drug patents to promote access to generic medications; Apple faces another patent


Cohen sings but we already know the tune

Yes, Cohen’s a rat. Yes, his testimony was coordinated and crafted by longtime Clinton toady Lanny Davis. And yes, he’s going to jail for lying to the same Congress he testified before on Wednesday.


If Risch knows so much, why has he stumbled so badly?

When he speaks about big issues, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, the new chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, likes to invoke his experience, the dozens of times he’s been on the ballot, his leadership of the Idaho State Senate and his early years as the Ada County prosecutor. One of Risch’s go-to lin


Bill Weld Shrugs off #NeverTrump’s Cold Shoulder

This week, Republicans for the Rule of Law, a project launched by Defending Democracy Together, the anti-Trump, center-right 501(c)(4) headed up by veteran Washington commentator/schemer Bill Kristol, has been running a commercial on Fox in the D.C. media market pointedly reminding congressional Rep


Letter: President's personality 'unique'

Regarding the Feb. 25 guest editorial which you reprinted from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Board (“Sen. Lindsey Graham should bring on 25th Amendment hearings”): What qualifies the writer to assess the “mental stability” of the president of the United States? Is he/she a psychoanalyst, a p


Watch live: CPAC agenda includes Trump, Pence, Cabinet officials

Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The Conservative Political Action Conference began Thursday, featuring appearances by Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Cabinet officials.


A trade deal with China has to be a good deal on all fronts: Sen. Lindsey Graham

The clock is ticking toward a Friday Mar, 1 deadline for China and the United States to treach a trade deal and prevent a hike in tariffs on goods from China to go into effect.


Trump slams Cohen hearing as ‘shameful’ and ‘fake’

(WASHINGTON) — Reacting to his former personal attorney Michael Cohen’s appearance before the House Oversight Committee, President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed his testimony as “shameful,” and said it was a “fake hearing” and a “terrible thing” to do while he was in Vietnam for a second summit w


On overbearing FBI, aggressive non-answers from Lindsey Graham

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has become something of a publicity hog — but a very selective one. Late in January, I wrote approvingly of Graham’s demand that FBI Director Christopher Wray provide a briefing on why such heavily armed force was used to arrest Donald Trum


Curt Smith: Democratic candidates in far-left lockstep

Return with me to August 2015 — surrealistic, even now. Seventeen candidates jammed two tiers in Cleveland for the first debate of the Republican campaign for president. Thomas Wolfe wrote of presidents between Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, “Which was which?” — it being hard to delineate. That was no


Michael Cohen Presents Check Trump Gave Him For Stormy Daniels Hush Money

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, testified before Congress on Wednesday that the president reimbursed him for payments he made to adult film star Stormy Daniels to maintain her silence about an alleged affair with Trump before the 2016 election.


Lindsey Graham accuses Democrats of ‘undercutting' foreign policy with Michael Cohen 'stunt'

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., accused House Democrats of “undercutting an important foreign policy effort” by having President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen appear before the House Oversight Committee while the president attends a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in


Graham Says Will Subpoena Comey About Spying On Trump Campaign: We Will Get To The Bottom Of This

In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on FNC's "Sunday Morning Futures," Sen. Lindsey Graham vowed to "get to the bottom" of why former FBI director James Comey opened a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in 2016.


Coons, Graham, Engel call for new approach to preventing extremism

Sens. Chris Chris, D-Delaware, and Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and Rep. Eliot Engel, D-New York, recently joined a bipartisan group of senior national security experts to make an appeal for the adoption of a new approach to preventing the rise and spread of extremism in the Sahel, Horn of Afri