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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

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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[...]

Sean Hannity Responds to Michael Avenatti’s Offer to Come on His Show: Stormy’s ‘Old News’

Wednesday  05:05,   25 april 2018

It doesn't sound like Sean Hannity is too interested in having Stormy Daniels ' lawyer on his show.Last night Michael Avenatti extended an offer to come on Hannity’s show, and he reiterated it again on MSNBC this[...]

Pruitt’s Security Chief Moonlighted for Tabloid Publisher That Helped Trump

Wednesday  04:50,   25 april 2018
The New York Times

Pasquale Perrotta is being investigated by the E.P.A. and Congress for his outside work, which included assignments for American Media Inc., the publisher of The National Enquirer.WASHINGTON — The former Secret Service agent who leads the security[...]

Sen. Tester: VA nominee handed out prescriptions 'like candy'

Wednesday  04:35,   25 april 2018

The embattled nominee tapped to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs was known as "the candy man" inside the White House, Sen. Jon Tester said Tuesday, citing reports from individuals who raised concerns about his nomination. The[...]

Mick Mulvaney wants to shut public out of CFPB's 'Yelp' of bank complaints

Wednesday  04:30,   25 april 2018

For years, the government has operated a database of complaints about banks, mortgage lenders and student-loan service providers. But you might not be able to look through it much longer. define("homepageFinanceIndices", ["c.deferred"], function[...]

Ex-Miss Universe host: Trump stayed overnight in Moscow during 2013 trip

Wednesday  04:30,   25 april 2018
The Hill

The host of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant said Tuesday that President Trump stayed overnight in Moscow the night before the pageant.Thomas Roberts, a former NBC anchor, told the Daily Beast that he met Trump in Moscow on Nov. 8, 2013, and[...]

GOP senator: Trump's comment on Kim Jong Un 'surpasses understanding'

Wednesday  03:30,   25 april 2018
The Hill

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) is raising concerns about President Trump's decision to describe North Korea's leader as "very honorable," saying the comment "surpasses understanding.""I am concerned by the language used[...]

GOP-linked PAC pours money into West Virginia Senate race, to sink a Republican candidate

Wednesday  03:26,   25 april 2018
FOX News

A Super PAC with ties to the GOP establishment is trying to sink a GOP candidate in a Republican primary – again. But Don Blankenship, the target of $743,858 in attack ads paid for by the Republican leadership-linked Mountain Families PAC, insists[...]

The Latest: White House defends Veterans Affairs nominee

Wednesday  02:35,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

The White House is defending embattled Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson, pointing to his record of service as physician to Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump. The White House is releasing hand-written reports from the two presidents[...]