07.18.2018 - 5:39 PM EDT

Matt Shuham asked Fox News how Tucker Carlson and Donald Trump ended up talking about the “aggressive” and warlike people of Montenegro. Tucker called him back.

Read Matt’s write-up of their conversation (Prime access) →

07.18.2018 - 5:00 PM EDT

One of the ways the Trump administration has been chipping away at Obamacare is by approving state plans to attach work requirements to Medicaid. Now, one set of work requirement is going into effect: Arkansas is requiring Medicaid recipients to submit proof online that they work or searched for a job at least 80 hours per month. But Arkansas has the second-worst rate of home internet in the country; thousands of people missed the deadline and could lose their health care.

Get the full story, and catch up on other assaults on Obamacare, in Alice Ollstein’s Weekly Primer on health care (Prime access) →

07.18.2018 - 3:47 PM EDT

Mariia Butina will be held in jail until her trial, a judge ordered a short time ago. Tierney Sneed reports from the courthouse. Keep checking back as she adds new details that emerged in court.

07.18.2018 - 12:36 PM EDT

Mariia Butina is scheduled to appear in federal court in DC within the hour for a preliminary hearing, following her arrest Sunday and indictment Tuesday. Tierney Sneed is at the courthouse. More when we have it.

07.18.2018 - 12:06 PM EDT

An amazing detail from the latest filing by federal prosecutors in the case against Mariia Butina, the Russian national accused of infiltrating the NRA as part of a Russian influence operation.

07.18.2018 - 11:47 AM EDT

Prosecutors reveal more about Mariia Butina’s clandestine influence operation targeting the NRA, and yes, sexual favors were allegedly involved.

07.18.2018 - 11:04 AM EDT

New goings-on in the Mueller probe at the federal courthouse in DC … Tierney Sneed is there … more soon.

 

Late update: Here’s what Tierney sleuthed out.

07.18.2018 - 10:18 AM EDT

Good morning. Here’s what our writers and editors have their eyes on today.

07.17.2018 - 8:02 PM EDT

If you’re interested in what it means that the Russians got access to the DNC’s “analytics” you’re definitely going to want to listen to this episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast. There aren’t that many people who have a really high level understanding of how this works, what you could do with this info and has run this for a national presidential campaign. We talked to one of those people. Listen here or download at iTunes.

07.17.2018 - 12:14 PM EDT

So reviewing the President’s trip to Europe – he succeeded in “raising vast amounts of money” at the NATO Summit.

07.17.2018 - 10:15 AM EDT

Last night I finally had a chance to read the criminal complaint against Mariia Butina (the double i is actually the correct spelling). It’s quite a document. Alexander Torshin, who has become a player of some note in U.S. politics, is her co-conspirator and clearly runs her as an agent. There are also two Americans who knowingly worked with her – U.S. Person 1 (who appears to be GOP operative Paul Erickson) and U.S. Person 2.

07.17.2018 - 10:08 AM EDT

Good morning. Here’s what our writers and editors have their eyes on today.

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