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04/25/2018   Reuters Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will face tough questions from lawmakers in congressional budget hearings on Thursday over a long list of alleged ethical missteps plaguing his tenure.
04/25/2018   Reuters Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared poised to hand President Donald Trump a huge legal victory, signaling on Wednesday it was likely to uphold his contentious travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries.
04/25/2018   Reuters Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's physician Ronny Jackson, nominated to head the Veterans Affairs Department, met with White House officials on Wednesday night following a new round of allegations about questionable drug prescriptions and on-the-job drunkenness, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters.
04/25/2018   Reuters Politics
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices sought assurances on Wednesday that the Trump administration's policy for granting medical or other exceptions to a ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority countries amounted to more than window dressing.
04/25/2018   Reuters Politics
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Geoffrey Berman, who was named Manhattan's top federal prosecutor by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on an interim basis in January, will stay in the role after his term was scheduled to end on May 4, a New York court spokesman said on Wednesday.
04/25/2018   Reuters Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Questions about President Donald Trump and the investigation into whether his 2016 election campaign colluded with Russia overshadowed a Senate hearing on Wednesday with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been a frequent target of Trump's wrath.
04/25/2018   Reuters Politics
PHOENIX (Reuters) - The Republican candidate prevailed in a special Arizona election for a vacated U.S. House of Representatives seat after a tight race that some observers said could still bolster Democratic momentum heading into November's midterm vote.
04/25/2018   Reuters Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it has declined an invitation to testify at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing Thursday on filtering practices by social media companies, a company spokesman said.
04/25/2018   Washington Examiner Politics
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04/25/2018   Reuters Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Senate Democrats complained on Wednesday that the CIA is refusing to make public important information about Gina Haspel, the senior undercover officer President Donald Trump has nominated to be the intelligence agency's next director.
04/25/2018   Washington Examiner Politics
On Tuesday night, rapper Kanye West posted on Twitter something that can only be assumed as his plans to run for president in 2024.
04/25/2018   Washington Examiner Politics
Rapper Kanye West defended President Trump on Wednesday, telling all his haters that they can’t make him not love the man even if he doesn’t agree with everything Trump does.
04/25/2018   Reuters Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is preparing to submit to the U.S. Congress up to $25 billion in immediate spending cuts, including possible reductions to social safety net programs, lawmakers said on Wednesday, in a move that could upend a budget deal enacted last month.
04/25/2018   Washington Examiner Politics
Republicans won the special Arizona election. They should be terrified.
04/25/2018   Washington Examiner Politics
French President Emmanuel Macron joked Wednesday about his interactions with President Trump during a press conference where they shook hands, embraced each other, and kissed each other’s cheeks.
04/25/2018   Washington Examiner Politics
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, warned President Trump firing special counsel Robert Mueller could lead to impeachment, becoming one of the first congressional Republicans to mention impeachment directly.
04/25/2018   Washington Examiner Politics
President Trump criticized the press Wednesday for being "silent" after Republican Debbie Lesko won a House seat in Arizona's special election Tuesday night.
04/24/2018   Washington Examiner Politics
In a year like this one, Republicans have to look for what few bright spots and silver linings they can find.
04/24/2018   Washington Examiner Politics
Trump supporters Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, more commonly known as Diamond and Silk, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday after saying they were censored on Facebook.
04/24/2018   Washington Examiner Politics
Planned Parenthood on Monday sued Indiana for its new law requiring annual inspections of abortion clinics, which also requires medical providers who treat women for complications resulting from an abortion to report the patient’s information to the state.