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Clinton camp unloads on Comey

Former top officials for Hillary Clinton’s campaign vented their frustration with both FBI Director James Comey and congressional Republicans on Monday as he testified on Capitol Hill. Five months after Comey stepped into the 2016 election fray in the campaign’s closing days to talk about investigations into Clinton’s email use — which Clinton herself has Read More…

WikiLeaks will give info on CIA hacking to tech companies

WikiLeaks will give technology companies access to information it has about the CIA’s hacking tools, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Thursday. Assange said the organization will give details to let technology companies “develop fixes” before the information is published more widely. “We have decided to work with them,” Assange said during an online press conference Read More…

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When Asked if Trump Was Concerned with Spending Taxpayer Money at Mar-a-Lago, Spicer Gave an Odd Response

White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked during Wednesday’s briefing whether or not President Trump was concerned about the rising costs associated with his regular trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Fox 5 DC’s Ronica Cleary asked if Trump has “any concerns about the push-back” about those costs and criticisms associated Read More…

A former Trump administration appointee who left without signing ethics pledge is now a lobbyist

President Trump signed an executive order Jan. 28 banning administration appointees from lobbying their agency for five years after leaving office. (Pete Marovich/Pool via European Pressphoto Agency) After a quick tour through government service, a former appointee in President Trump’s State Department has registered to work as a lobbyist for the telecom and pharmaceutical industries, raising Read More…

By the numbers, Trump’s big environmental regulation rollback is all kinds of unpopular

President Trump signed an executive order on March 28, to obliterate former president Barack Obama’s environmental record. The order will instruct federal regulators to rewrite Clean Power Plan rules that curb U.S. carbon emissions, as well as halt other environmental regulations. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post) President Trump has taken steps to erase the Obama administration’s environmental Read More…

Dems Could Take the House in 2018

The de­feat of the Re­pub­lic­ans’ health care over­haul was a pain­ful re­mind­er that the GOP re­mains badly di­vided, even on an is­sue that was the ral­ly­ing cry for the party for the past sev­en years. Re­pub­lic­ans, with con­trol of the White House and Con­gress, look em­bar­rass­ingly in­cap­able of gov­ern­ing. The polit­ic­al con­sequences are severe: GOP Read More…

McCain: Select Committee Must Probe Russian Meddling

A bipartisan select committee must investigate alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia during the election, Republican Sen. John McCain told Fox News’ “American Newsroom” on Wednesday.  “I think it’s reached a level where it requires a select committee,” the Arizona senator said. “There’s too many unanswered questions out there. It seems like every Read More…

Ryan Zinke: Border Wall May Not Be 'Physical'

President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border may not be entirely “physical,” according to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. “The border is complicated, as far as building a physical wall,” he said at the Public Land Council’s Legislative Conference, E&E News reports. “The Rio Grande, what side of the river are you going Read More…

Trump was having 'a little bit of fun' with healthcare comments: Spicer

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Trump hears stories from opioid crisis

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The Who’s Roger Daltrey Still Likes Brexit, Hates Trump’s Haircut, and Says a ‘Dead Dog’ Would Have Beaten Hillary

In an interview with entertainment web site NME, Roger Daltrey was asked some questions about politics. He still thinks voting for the U.K. to leave the European Union was the right call. The frontman has been very outspoken about his opinion on Brexit, going on record last year to slam the ‘corruption’ of the EU and say “I Read More…

Republicans Were Asked If They Believed Trump’s Wiretap Claims, Here’s What They Said

A majority of Republicans believe Barack Obama wiretapped Donald Trump. According to a new CBS poll, 74 percent of Republican voters agreed with President Trump’s claim that former President Obama wiretapped him last year during the 2016 presidential election. Just 21 percent of Democratic voters believe President Trump’s claim. The poll — which surveyed 1,088 people — also found Read More…

Sanders: Trump's Energy Order an 'International Embarrassment'

President Donald Trump’s order suspending more than a half-dozen measures to boost domestic energy production is an “international embarrassment” that endangers the country’s future, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday. “Mr. President, listen to scientists,” the Vermont independent and 2016 presidential candidate told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program. “Climate change is real, and it is already causing Read More…

Rep. Jim Jordan: 'Let's Get Out Those Regulations'

House Freedom Caucus founding Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, set out the group’s healthcare goals during an appearance on CNN’s “New Day” Wednesday. “Let’s get out those regulations,” Jordan said. “Let’s do all we can to lower premiums for the American people.” He added, “We’ve always been focused on those regulations, which are driving up the Read More…

Rep. Nunes: ‘Democrats aren’t really serious about this investigaton’

posted at 1:21 pm on March 29, 2017 by John Sexton House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes suggested Wednesday that Democrats are not serious about the ongoing investigation into Russia’s involvement in the election. Politico reports Nunes told NBC News, “We’re beginning to figure out who’s actually serious about the investigation because it appears like the Read More…

'We want the UK to remain a strong leader': White House

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Trump Tweets Target Media, Again

President Trump is tweeting lies again, when he should be worrying about the actual business of being a president and not a teenaged girl. This morning’s Twitter target is the New York Times. Remember when the failing @nytimes apologized to its subscribers, right after the election, because their coverage was so wrong. Now worse! — Read More…

The New Yorker: There's Evidence of Collusion Between Nunes, White House

The New Yorker has presented what it perceives as increasing evidence that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes colluded with the White House to stop the investigation into Russian interference into last year’s U.S. election. The attempt to derail the probe followed last week’s hearing in which FBI Director James Comey gave damaging testimony for Read More…

Trump says coming up with a bipartisan health-care bill will be ‘so easy.’ It won’t be.

President Trump says he thinks he can bring Democrats and Republicans together to pass a bipartisan health care bill. Is that realistic? (Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post) Update: White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked about Trump’s comments at Wednesday’s press briefing. “I think, if you watch the tape, it was a lighthearted moment,” Spicer Read More…

Gowdy Steamrolls CNN Anchor: ‘Don’t Conflate’ Nunes Briefing with ‘Russia Investigation’ (VIDEO)

Rep. Trey Gowdy steamrolled CNN’s Alisyn Camerota Wednesday morning, telling her not to conflate the investigation into alleged Russian tampering in the 2016 presidential election with House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes’ ill-advised briefing of President Trump at the White House last week. After the “New Day” host pushed Gowdy to explain how he was pursuing those two incidents, Read More…