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Schiff, Warner launch preemptive strike on Trump pardons

The top Democrats on the congressional panels investigating Russia’s election meddling are warning President Donald Trump not to attempt to pardon his campaign aides whose alleged ties to Moscow are now under investigation.<p>The statements by Rep. Adam Schiff of California and Mark Warner of Virginia …

Donald Trump

Trump acknowledges for first time he's under investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time Friday that he is under federal investigation as part of the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling. He lashed out at a top Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry, reflecting his mounting frustration with …

Donald Trump

Democratic donors plot the future — out-thinking the right

AVENTURA, Fla. — David Brock’s message was simple: Democrats, including those on Hillary Clinton’s campaign, had let her down. Media Matters for America, his watchdog group, was “never going to overcome the powerful commercial interests” that helped President Trump dominate the campaign. American …

Trump alarms experts with call for 'expanding' US nuclear capability

Donald Trump’s zest for making offhand quips about his intentions on serious policy matters has launched the United States on a grand experiment: What happens when the world doesn’t understand what the American president is trying to say?<p>In the hours after President-elect Trump tweeted about his …

Donald Trump

Obama will use his executive authority to impose new permanent bans on offshore drilling

Invoking a rarely used provision in federal law, the<p>Obamaadministration on Tuesday announced a permanent ban on offshore drilling in broad parts of the Arctic and Atlantic coasts — a sweeping and controversial move that will help secure the president's environmental legacy even as critics vowed to …

Oil & Gas Industry

Prison employee who aided New York escapees pleads guilty | Reuters

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Reuters) - A female prison employee pleaded guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor charge in a deal with prosecutors on Tuesday in connection with helping two convicted murderers in their daring June escape from a maximum security prison in upstate New York.<p>Joyce Mitchell is …