Government

Democrats Drop Congeniality as They Fire Away at Sessions

‘Give me a break,’ attorney general implores at one point<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions took an unusual path to the witness table before Wednesday’s …

Politics

Politicians General

Mark Herring, Virginia’s attorney general, wanted to run for governor this fall. But Terry McAuliffe, the current governor, thought otherwise. And …

Conservative View

Still bruised from Clinton loss, left takes aim at Electoral College in court

A liberal-led push to overhaul the Electoral College could be moving from the op-ed pages to the courtroom, as a Harvard professor who flirted with a dark-horse Democratic presidential bid last year vows litigation to change the system.<p>Criticism of the Electoral College was resurgent in the wake of …

Elections

CIA Backs Off Director's Claim That Russian Meddling Didn't Swing Election

The CIA on Thursday was forced to walk back an assertion by Director Mike Pompeo, who incorrectly said that U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian efforts to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election were unsuccessful.<p>Asked at a security conference in Washington on …

News (U.S.)

Republicans scramble to quickly and quietly wrap up Russia probe

A couple of weeks ago, <i>Politico</i> reported that Donald Trump loyalists on Capitol Hill are “losing patience with Republican leaders over the …

Congressional Committees

Senate Republicans set to approve budget with $1.5-trillion deficit to pay for Trump's tax cuts

Senate Republicans were on track late Thursday to approve a 2018 budget that will increase the deficit by $1.5 trillion over 10 years to allow for President Trump’s proposed tax cuts.<p>Passage of the GOP’s budget blueprint is a largely symbolic exercise, but it sets the stage for smoother passage of …

Politics

McCain Threatens to Delay Nominations Over White House’s Niger Response

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Thursday threatened to block the Trump administration’s nominees to key defense and national security positions over what he calls an insufficient response to the ambush in Niger earlier this month that resulted in the deaths of four U.S. soldiers. “I’d like to hear them …

Senate Armed Services Committee

McCain threatens to subpoena Trump's cybersecurity czar after he skips hearing

A clearly frustrated, bipartisan panel of senators today threatened to subpoena the Trump administration’s cyber czar, demanding to know how the …

Cybersecurity

Timeline: James Comey’s decision-making on the Clinton probe

<i>“Wow, FBI confirms report that James Comey drafted letter exonerating Crooked Hillary Clinton long before investigation was complete. Many people not interviewed, including Clinton herself. Comey stated under oath that he didn’t do this-obviously a fix? Where is Justice Dept?”</i> <b><br>— President Trump, in</b> …

Hillary Clinton

3 Republicans are holding up what could be a signature legislative achievement of Trump's first year in office

• <b>A handful of Republicans have concerns with the AIRR Act, a sweeping piece of aviation reform that, if passed, would be a significant accomplishment for President Donald Trump and the GOP.</b>• <b><br>The bill seeks to privatize air traffic control.</b>• <b><br>That has caused some Republicans concern, particularly</b> …

U.S. Congress

Senators Demand Online Ad Disclosures as Tech Lobby Mobilizes

WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain and two Democratic senators will move on Thursday to force Facebook, Google and other internet companies to disclose who is purchasing online political advertising, after revelations that Russian-linked operatives bought deceptive ads in the run-up to the 2016 …

Federal Election Commission

Why are Pa.'s congressmen a national joke? Just look at the map | Will Bunch

The fallout from the scandal around upstate Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Tom Marino and his legislation — greased by significant campaign contributions — …

Philadelphia

Media Ignore Real Democratic Scandals

Posted: Oct 20, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Why the collective liberal media yawn on the multi-headed Democratic scandals surfacing everywhere except on their pages …

Conservative View

Graphic allegations about California legislator show there are few protections for female lobbyists in the Capitol

As a blunt manifesto painting the state Capitol as rife with sexual harassment and misconduct ricocheted through Sacramento this week, state leaders have begun looking into an explosive allegation of a forced sexual encounter and grappling with legislative solutions to the apparently ubiquitous …

Anthony Rendon

CIA director distorts intelligence community’s findings on Russian interference

CIA Director Mike Pompeo declared Thursday that U.S. intelligence agencies determined that Russia’s interference in the 2016 American presidential election did not alter the outcome, a statement that distorted spy agency findings.<p>“The intelligence community’s assessment is that the Russian meddling …

News (U.S.)

Here's how well Republican Gov. Doug Ducey rewarded his staff, agency heads

At least 112 public employees working directly for Gov. Doug Ducey have seen their pay increase by a few thousand dollars to $73,500 since the …

Arizona

Trump Bank Regulator Faces Inquiry Into Legality of Job Status

The Treasury Department’s independent watchdog has begun reviewing whether a top Wall Street regulator is improperly holding on to his job, as the …

Business

Republican senators ask McConnell to open Senate 24/7

Nine Republican senators have signed a letter to Mitch McConnell calling on him to "turn the Senate on full time, 24/7, to advance the president's …

Politics

Trump questions if Russia, FBI or Democrats paid for dossier

President Donald Trump suggested on Thursday that the Democratic Party, the FBI or the Kremlin could be the financial backer for a dossier of salacious but unverified information alleging ties between him, his presidential campaign and the Russian government.<p>“Workers of firm involved with the …

Politics

Bill Clinton sought State’s permission to meet with Russian nuclear official during Obama uranium decision

As he prepared to collect a $500,000 payday in Moscow in 2010, Bill ClintonBill ClintonAll five living former presidents to attend hurricane relief …

Hillary Clinton

How Many Times Has Donald Trump Taken The 5th Amendment? Here’s What It Means To ‘Take The 5th,’ Explained

On Wednesday, two executives at the political consulting firm behind what has become known as the “Pee Tape Dossier” invoked their Fifth Amendment …

News (U.S.)

Here We Go: Senate Judiciary Will Investigate Clinton-Russia Uranium Corruption

Earlier this week <i>The</i> <i>Hill</i> <i></i>published a story showing Russian nuclear officials made the Clintons richer after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton …

Conservative View

How big pharma's money – and its politicians – feed the US opioid crisis

Tom Marino might have withdrawn from consideration as Trump’s drug czar, but drug money is coursing through the veins of Congress – contributing directly to an epidemic that kills thousands of Americans each year<p>Donald Trump was not wrong. Hours before his nominee for “drug czar” withdrew from …

News (U.S.)

Trump falls short on 'drain the swamp' promises

Of a five-point list of ethics proposals for Washington lobbying, only one has been fully implemented.<p>Shortly before Election Day last year, Donald Trump rolled out a package of ethics reforms that he promised to implement as president, using for the first time a now-famous phrase: “drain the …

Politics

GOP chair of nuclear safety agency secretly urges Trump to abolish it

The chairman of a panel charged with protecting workers at nuclear weapons facilities as well as nearby communities has told the White House he …

War

Russia Uranium Investigation: Why Obama, Clinton, Mueller and Holder Are at the Center of a New Probe

The FBI was investigating the players in the deal when it was approved by Clinton.

Robert Mueller

DNC Chair Tom Perez Gives Up on Unity, Rewards Loyalists

This week in Las Vegas, the DNC Unity Commission is meeting in conjunction with a DNC meeting. DNC Chair Tom Perez will formally announce his …

Bernie Sanders

Another Capitol Hill Republican is quitting Congress early

As a rule, when influential members of Congress decide to quit in the middle of their term, and it has nothing to do with any scandals or …

U.S. Congress

Congresswoman demands investigation into law that stymied DEA on opioid enforcement

In September 2016, local Rep. Judy Chu met with then-head of the Drug Enforcement Agency Chuck Rosenberg.<p>She was reassured by Rosenberg that recently passed legislation related to the oversight of how opioids are distributed, which she cosponsored, “did not interfere with the DEA’s ability to …

News

Facebook general counsel to testify before Congress on Nov. 1

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's general counsel will testify on Nov. 1 before a U.S. House of Representatives panel investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, the company said on Thursday.<p>Executives from Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google also were expected to …

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