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Democrat vying for House upset in Arizona GOP stronghold

Wednesday  02:30,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

Voters in a Republican-heavy Arizona congressional district headed to the polls Tuesday as a Democratic newcomer looked to pull off an upset victory for an open U.S. House seat held by Republicans since the early 1980s.Hiral Tipirneni, an emergency[...]

Jeff Sessions Is Serving, and Doing His Best to Ignore, Trump

Wednesday  02:08,   25 april 2018
The New York Times

Crisscrossing the nation, the embattled attorney general praises the president for supporting law enforcement — most law enforcement, anyway.LAS CRUCES, N.M. — On an oven-hot day this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions strode into a hotel[...]

Scott Pruitt’s Political Patron Now Questions the E.P.A. Chief’s Ethics

Wednesday  01:40,   25 april 2018
The New York Times

Senator James Inhofe, who has long championed Mr. Pruitt, now says he’d like to see an investigation into the ethical allegations against his protégé. If any prove true, he said, they could “have an effect” on Mr. Pruitt’s job.Mr. Inhofe said he[...]

First lady embraces moment in spotlight during state visit

Wednesday  01:20,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

Melania Trump is embracing her moment in the spotlight for the French president's state visit. She traded in her usual dark sunglasses for a white wide-brimmed hat that quickly became a trending topic on social media. She has thrown herself into [...]

White House doctor Jackson to fight for VA job -White House official

Wednesday  01:11,   25 april 2018
Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump's physician Ronny Jackson will not withdraw as the nominee to head the Veterans Affairs department and will fight allegations about his conduct that surfaced ahead of a Senate confirmation hearing, a White House[...]

Senate confirms Trump’s new NSA director

Wednesday  01:01,   25 april 2018
The Hill

Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone approved by the Senate to lead NSA, Cyber Command in a voice vote Tuesday.The upper chamber approved the nomination of Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone in a voice vote Tuesday morning. Nakasone will replace outgoing NSA Director Mike[...]

Trump just waded into Ohio’s very high-stakes, under-the-radar Senate race

Wednesday  00:55,   25 april 2018
Vox.com

If Democrats want to contend in Ohio in 2020, they need to win in 2018. If Democrats have any hope of keeping Ohio competitive and rebuilding the Midwestern blue wall that fell to Donald Trump in 2016, Sherrod Brown needs to win reelection this[...]

Senate leaders hope to end take-it-or-leave-it budget votes

Wednesday  00:40,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

The Senate's GOP and Democratic leaders can't agree on much, but they both say they want to avoid the annual take-it-or-leave-it vote on a $1 trillion-plus catchall spending bill. Critics say the system gives too much power to top leaders at [...]

Comey taps former US attorney as personal lawyer: report

Wednesday  00:35,   25 april 2018
The Hill

Former FBI Director James Comey has reportedly hired his close friend and former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald as one of his personal lawyers.Two Capitol Hill sources confirmed to Talking Points Memo (TPM) that Comey had retained Fitzgerald, [...]

Howard Dean: Neo-Nazis burning swastikas are ‘Trump base voters’

Wednesday  00:08,   25 april 2018
The Hill

Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean on Tuesday referred to a group of Neo-Nazis as "Trump base voters." Dean, a frequent critic of President Trump, retweeted a link to a Time Magazine article about neo-Nazis holding a [...]

The Latest: Watchdog: VA nominee Jackson was unprofessional

Wednesday  00:08,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

A 2012 watchdog report ordered up by Veterans Affairs nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson found that both he and a rival physician exhibited "unprofessional behaviors" as they engaged in a power struggle over the White House medical unit. The report [...]

Manafort interviewed twice by FBI before joining Trump’s 2016 campaign, new documents show

Tuesday  23:31,   24 april 2018
MSN

Court documents raise new questions about the vetting of top Trump campaign officials.The documents filed late Monday by prosecutors in the office of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016[...]

Trump hints VA pick might want to withdraw nomination

Tuesday  23:31,   24 april 2018
Associated Press

President Donald Trump is suggesting his pick for Veterans Affairs secretary might want to withdraw after the emergence of allegations about inappropriate workplace behavior, including over-prescribing prescription drugs and drinking on the job.[...]

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower briefs House Dems

Tuesday  22:25,   24 april 2018
The Hill

Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower behind revelations about Cambridge Analytica's handling of Facebook user data, on Tuesday briefed a group of House Democrats behind closed doors. Following the interview, Democrats from the House Judiciary[...]

Trump Signals His Veterans Affairs Nominee May Need to Withdraw

Tuesday  21:32,   24 april 2018
Bloomberg

President Donald Trump signaled White House physician Ronny Jackson should consider withdrawing his nomination as Veterans Affairs secretary as a Senate panel opened a review into "serious allegations" regarding his management and[...]