Manafort’s NY fraud case tossed over double jeopardy concern

A judge has thrown out Paul Manafort’s New York mortgage fraud case on double jeopardy grounds. Judge Maxwell Wiley ruled Wednesday that state law precludes prosecution. Manafort was President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman in 2016. He was later convicted in two federal cases stemming from his business dealings and is serving a 7½-year prison sentence.…

Missouri Lawmaker Wants to Restrict the Use of Electronic Highway Signs to “Just the facts, Ma’am”

(KTRS) Electronic message boards on state highways are not a place for humor. That’s the message from one Missouri lawmaker who wants to stop the use of so-called “playful” messages like, “Santa’s Coming Have you Been A Good Driver” and “Treat the Road Like a Cat Video … Share It.” O’Fallon Republican Rep. Tony Lovasco…

Trump threatens to bypass Commission on Presidential Debates

Washington, D.C. (AP) President Donald Trump is making clear that he intends to participate in at least three general election debates. But he is threatening to sidestep the nonprofit group charged with running them. Trump is complaining, without evidence, that the Commission on Presidential Debates is “stacked with Trump Haters & Never Trumpers.” Trump tweeted…