FCC watchdog clears chairman of ‘favoritism’ allegations over Sinclair deal

The Federal Communications Commission’s internal watchdog cleared the agency’s Republican chairman, Ajit Pai, of showing any favoritism toward Sinclair Broadcasting Group in the review of its now-abandoned merger plans. “Our investigation revealed no evidence of impropriety, unscrupulous behavior, favoritism towards Sinclair, or lack of impartiality related to the proposed Sinclair-Tribune Merger,” the Office of Inspector…

Poll: 6 in 10 oppose Manafort pardon

A clear majority of voters say it would be inappropriate for President Donald Trump to pardon Paul Manafort or Michael Cohen, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. Six-in-10 voters, 60 percent, say it would be inappropriate for the president to pardon Manafort, his former campaign chairman. Only 11 percent say a pardon for Manafort…

NBC/WSJ poll: Trump approval ‘remarkably stable’ after Manafort, Cohen news

After a week that saw President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman convicted on eight counts of fraud and his former lawyer plead guilty to felony campaign finance charges, the president’s job approval rating remains virtually unchanged, new polling from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal shows. NBC/WSJ poll: Trump approval ‘remarkably stable’ after Manafort,…