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Talks on $1.3T catchall spending bill nearing completion
Battles over priorities in a huge government-wide spending bill are essentially settled
US lawmakers abroad seek to reassure allies despite Trump comments
Lawmakers on official overseas trips this congressional recess have made public comments appearing to reassure foreign partners that the U.S. relationship with their countries is not changing for the worse, despite remarks from President Donald Trump that can make those partners think otherwise.
Casino mogul Steve Wynn steps down from RNC in face of sexual misconduct claims
Casino mogul Steve Wynn has stepped down as finance chairman for the Republican National Committee just over 24 hours after publication of multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment against him. "Effective today I am resigning as Finance Chairman of the RNC," the 76-year-old said in a
On 'The View,' Sen. Dick Durbin defends his account of Trump's alleged 's---hole' remark
Democratic Senator Dick Durbin appeared on ABC's " The View " Wednesday to defend his account that President Trump called African nations "shole countries" at a White House meeting last week on immigration. “I stand by my words,” Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, told the co-hosts. He said the
Homeland Security secretary grilled over Trump 's---hole' comments
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen faced intense questioning about her memory of the Oval Office immigration reform meeting last week in which President Donald Trump referred to African nations as "shole countries," including by one of the senators also present when the comment was
Why Democrats want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to clarify his comments on Russia
Top Democrats are pushing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to explain his testimony to Congress about knowledge of Trump campaign contacts with Russian officials in light of new court documents unsealed in the special counsel's investigation. According to documents unsealed Monday, Trump campaign
Infamous fake Twitter account prompted social media giant to re-evaluate policies
A Russian-backed Twitter account now infamous for luring voters and Trump campaign officials into spreading divisive messages prompted the social media giant to re-evaluate its broader response to suspected Russian election interference, Twitter’s acting general counsel Sean Edgett told lawmakers
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he has not been interviewed by special counsel in Russia probe
Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday that he has not be interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in relation to the ongoing investigation into Russian interference into last year's presidential election. Sessions hesitated when pressed by Sen. Patrick
'Give me a break!': Attorney general after grilling from senator
The contentious back-and-forth with Sen. Al Franken was over Attorney General Jeff Sessions' previous testimony that he never had contact with Russian officials during the 2016 election season.
Trump FBI pick Christopher Wray testifies no one asked him for 'loyalty oath'
Faced with questions about Russian election interference and the possibility of collusion with the Trump campaign, President Trump's nominee for FBI director today stood firm in his belief in the agency’s independence, pushing back against any suggestion that he’d interfere with the Justice