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President Trump's total travel costs have jumped over $13 million, a right-leaning watchdog says

The total cost of President Donald Trump’s travel expenses — including trips to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, and Bedminster, N.J. golf club — has now surpassed $13.5 million, according to a report by Judical Watch. Through Freedom of Information Act requests, the conservative watchdog group accessed documents from the U.S. Department of the Air Read More…

Women march across the US for the 2nd year, marking Trump's first anniversary in the Oval Office

Thousands of protesters turned out across the nation for the second Women’s March on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration with rallies aimed at channeling female activism into political gains in elections this year. The coordinated rallies in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and about 250 other cities are a Read More…

Trump and tech have clashed on immigration, but the H-1B issue might bring them together

Immigration has been the biggest flash point between President Trump and the tech community during the president’s first year in office. The issue is somewhat personal: More than half of the privately held tech companies with $1 billion valuations have at least one immigrant founder, according to the National Foundation for American Policy. Tech leaders Read More…

An allegedly damning memo about the FBI and DOJ is electrifying Republicans—online and in Congress

Republicans are clamoring for the public release of a memo detailing alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) related to the special counsel’s investigation of potential Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. “The House must immediately make public the memo prepared by the Intelligence Committee regarding the FBI and the Department of Read More…

Government shutdown would create roadblocks in the housing market

If the ongoing congressional budget standoff forces a government shutdown, homebuyers and sellers could be subject to more headaches than usual before their deals close. That’s because buyers looking for mortgage approval could hit paperwork roadblocks if the shutdown furloughs workers at the IRS or Social Security Administration. This is what happened in October 2013, Read More…

Trump lawyer reportedly created an LLC to pay porn star $130,000 for silence on alleged affair

A lawyer for then-candidate Donald Trumpestablished a private limited liability company in October 2016 to pay off an adult film star to keep her silent about an alleged extramarital affair with Trump, The Wall Street Journal reported. The newspaper cited corporate records and sources familiar with the matter. Stephanie Clifford, who uses the stage name Read More…

GOP Sen. Portman warns Democrats: Shutting down the government doesn't end well

Sen. Rob Portman warned Democrats on Friday that government shutdowns historically don’t end well. With a midnight Friday deadline looming, many Senate Democrats are against a short-term spending bill that’s needed to keep the government funded through Feb. 16. Democrats want the bill to include protections for so-called dreamers — immigrants who were brought to Read More…

What happens during a US government shutdown

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term spending bill to keep the U.S. government open and prevent agencies from shutting down. During government shutdowns, employees in all three branches of government are vulnerable to furlough, or temporary unpaid leave. Other “essential” workers, Read More…