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White House says Trump tweet meets Comey tapes records request

Saturday  03:51,   24 june 2017
Reuters

The White House said in a letter on Friday that a tweet by President Donald Trump on Thursday was the formal answer to a request by the House of Representatives intelligence committee for information about records of conversations with fired FBI[...]

Trump is struggling to stay calm on Russia, one morning call at a time

Saturday  02:45,   24 june 2017
MSN

The White House is laboring to adapt to the expanding Russia probe — and to the president’s pugnacious outbursts.The calls — detailed by three senior White House officials — are part strategy consultation and part presidential venting session,[...]

Gowdy Will Defer to Mueller, Intel Panel on Russia Probes

Saturday  02:25,   24 june 2017
Real Clear Politics

Rep. Trey Gowdy, the newly minted chairman of the House oversight committee, said he will likely not probe directly Russia's interference in the 2016 election or the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, hoping to avoid conflicting with[...]

Clinton on GOP healthcare bill: 'If Republicans pass this bill, they're the death party'

Saturday  02:25,   24 june 2017
Business Insider

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesHillary Clinton voiced her sharpest criticism yet of the Senate Republicans' healthcare bill in a tweet on Friday afternoon in which she said the GOP would be "the death party" if they passHillary Clinton[...]

Bernie and Jane Sanders hire lawyers in response to FBI bank fraud investigation

Saturday  02:07,   24 june 2017
CBS News

The FBI is probing whether Jane Sanders improperly acquired bank loans to expand Burlington College, which was forced to close because of heavy debtSen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys, amid an [...]

Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

Saturday  02:06,   24 june 2017
Associated Press

Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family came at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump. Focus on the Family was once well-known[...]

Pro-Trump group launches seven-figure ad buy against GOP senator opposing repeal bill

Saturday  02:06,   24 june 2017
The Hill

The pro-Trump group "America First Policies" is preparing a massive seven-figure ad buy against Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), just hours after the GOP senator announced Friday that he would not support the Senate's bill to repeal and[...]

NYT lists 'Trump's Lies'

Saturday  02:06,   24 june 2017
The Hill

The New York Times has compiled a massive list called "Trump's Lies," in what they say catalogues "nearly every outright lie" President Trump has made since his January inauguration.The Times's list, which ran in the[...]

Dozen frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi

Saturday  00:27,   24 june 2017
Associated Press

A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go after a dispiriting loss in a Georgia House election. They just don't know how to make it happen."We can't keep losing races and keep the same leadership in place.[...]

Dozen frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi

Saturday  00:27,   24 june 2017
Associated Press

A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go after a dispiriting loss in a Georgia House election. They just don't know how to make it happen."We can't keep losing races and keep the same leadership in place.[...]

Poll: Trump approval rating rebounds

Saturday  00:00,   24 june 2017
The Hill

President Trump's approval rating has bounced off a previously low point, according to a new poll. According to data from the latest Harvard-Harris Poll survey, provided exclusively to The Hill, 48 percent of respondents say they approve of the[...]

CNN brings courtroom sketch artist to White House press briefing

Friday  23:45,   23 june 2017
The Hill

CNN sent their Supreme Court sketch artist to Friday's White House press briefing after the White House announced it would be banning cameras from the briefing. CNN sent Bill Hennessy, the network's regular Supreme Court sketch artist,[...]

7 Huge Tax Breaks in the Senate GOP Health Care Plan

Friday  23:25,   23 june 2017
MSN

As Senate Republicans prepare for a showdown next week over Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, a debate is raging over whether the plan is principled conservative overhaul of the nation’s health[...]

White House fills usher spot with Trump hotel staffer

Friday  23:25,   23 june 2017
The Hill

The White House announced Friday that it would be filling the role of White House chief usher with a Trump International Hotel employee. Timothy Harleth was named the new White House chief usher in an announcement from the office of first lady[...]

Planned Parenthood Battle Could Sway Fortunes of G.O.P. Health Bill

Friday  23:05,   23 june 2017
The New York Times

Planned Parenthood, threatened with a cutoff of more than 40 percent of its funding, is mobilizing to bring down the Republican health care bill.The fight over one provision — to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood for a single year — may be[...]