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Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

Wednesday  17:15,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

As President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess. That sentiment [...]

Democrats didn’t win in Arizona, but here’s why they’re celebrating anyway

Wednesday  17:15,   25 april 2018

Democrats have outperformed expectations in six of six special congressional elections in the Trump era.Once again, Democrats overperformed in a special election in Trump country. They didn't win a special congressional election in Arizona on[...]

Don Blankenship, West Virginia Candidate, Lives Near Las Vegas and Mulled Chinese Citizenship

Wednesday  15:51,   25 april 2018
The New York Times

The former coal mining executive, a strong supporter of President Trump who is running as an “American competitionist,” has refused to disclose his personal finances as required by law. Before his foreign travel was restricted after his arrest in [...]

Can Democrat Bet O'Rourke beat Ted Cruz in Texas?

Wednesday  13:41,   25 april 2018
CBS News

The El Paso congressman is raising millions and turning heads -- but that might not be enough to overcome Texas' conservative slantIt's possible, but O'Rourke will certainly have his work cut out for[...]

Trump associate received at least $21M in alleged oligarch scheme

Wednesday  13:41,   25 april 2018
New York Daily News

Felix Sater has previously done business with the Trump Organization and was part of a push to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.Felix Sater, a 52-year-old from Brooklyn, has previously done business with the Trump Organization and was part of a push to [...]

How Trump's travel ban motivated some Muslim Americans to run for office

Wednesday  13:41,   25 april 2018

How Trump's travel ban motivated some Muslim Americans to run for officeBut when President Donald Trump implemented the first iteration of his travel ban in January 2017 -- which temporarily kept immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim[...]

Judge faces key choice in Michael Cohen case

Wednesday  13:40,   25 april 2018
The Hill

A federal judge is weighing a crucial decision over who will be tasked with reviewing the materials that were seized from Michael Cohen, President Trump's longtime personal attorney. Attorneys for Cohen and Trump have pushed for the appointment[...]

French President Emmanuel Macron will address Congress

Wednesday  13:36,   25 april 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to address Congress on Wednesday, following his meetings with President Donald Trump at the White House. The address coincides with the 58th anniversary of then-French President Charles de Gaulle's address [...]

Trump says Mnuchin will visit China for trade talks 'in a few days'

Wednesday  09:36,   25 april 2018

President Trump says he's sending some of his top economic advisers to China for talks on the simmering trade tensions between the world's two largest economies Trump said Tuesday that the delegation will include Treasury Secretary Steven[...]

As state dinner hostess, Melania Trump finally seems at ease as first lady

Wednesday  09:26,   25 april 2018

The president himself made it a point to highlight the first lady's efforts during his opening toast. “To America’s absolutely incredible first lady, thank you for making this an evening we will always cherish and remember,” said Trump in a[...]

Trump's travel ban faces Supreme Court reckoning

Wednesday  09:26,   25 april 2018

By Lawrence[...]

Dems flip New York state seat that Republicans have held for nearly four decades

Wednesday  06:20,   25 april 2018
The Hill

Democrats in New York flipped a New York Assembly seat on Tuesday, winning a seat that has been in GOP hands for nearly four decades.Democrat Steve Stern, a former Suffolk County legislator, beat out Janet Smitelli (R) for AD-10, a Long Island seat, [...]

How Ronny L. Jackson found his VA nomination rapidly imperiled

Wednesday  06:00,   25 april 2018

Allegations of professional misconduct prompted senators to postpone his hearing — and to question the White House vetting process.The answers did not appear to satisfy[...]

Mulvaney’s Advice to Bankers: Up Campaign Donations to Diminish Consumer Watchdog

Wednesday  05:50,   25 april 2018
The New York Times

Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the bureau, said that trying to sway legislators with such contributions was one of the “fundamental underpinnings of our representative democracy.” WASHINGTON — Mick Mulvaney, the interim director of the[...]

Comey's memo leak contact had 'special government employee' status at FBI

Wednesday  05:30,   25 april 2018
FOX News

The Columbia law professor James Comey used as a go-between last year to leak the contents of sensitive memos to the media confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that he previously worked as a “special government employee” (SGE) for Comey’s FBI on an[...]