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Everything to know about the Alabama Senate special election
Next week, Alabama voters will head to the polls for a primary election for the Senate seat previously occupied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Seven candidates are running for the Democratic nomination, though it’s the Republican primary that has gained national prominence. Here's a look at
Jeff Sessions: President Trump's criticism is 'kind of hurtful'
Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands by his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation despite the barrage of criticism he has received publicly from the president this week, he said. "I talked to experts in the Department of Justice, people trained in that. I am confident I made the
The Note: The devil is in the lack of details
TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS with ABC’s RICK KLEIN and SHUSHANNAH WALSHE Day No. 98 THE BIG STORY: The “micro-details,” we have been told, will have to wait. This is about the big picture for President Trump , and nobody knows that better than the members of Congress whose votes he needs. The
Timeline of the Wells Fargo Accounts Scandal
Wells Fargo is embroiled in a scandal over assertions that bank employees opened accounts without customers’ authorization. Here's a timeline of key events since the allegations came to light: Sept. 8, 2016 The alleged misconduct was revealed when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB),
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Told to Resign by Sen. Warren
Amid tense questioning on Capitol Hill this morning, Sen. Elizabeth Warren , D-Mass., told Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf that he should resign and face criminal charges amid a scandal over allegations that bank employees opened accounts without customers’ authorization. Warren was far from the only
What to Expect When Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Faces Senate Grilling
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf is expected to appear before the Senate Banking Committee today to face questions over allegations that employees of his bank opened or applied for more than 2 million bank accounts or credit cards without customers' knowledge or permission. It is expected to be the
Seasoned Senators Dole Out Advice: Avoid Mistakes And Dungeon Offices
Everyone’s a newbie at some point in their Senate career. After years on Capitol Hill , senators have come to learn a thing or two about surviving in the halls of Congress. As 12 senators-elect learned their way around the halls of the Senate this week during freshman orientation, several senators
Senate Clears Way to OK Drone Memo Author's Nomination
The Senate cleared a key procedural hurdle Wednesday on the judicial nomination of David Barron, the former Justice Department lawyer who authored memos providing legal justification for using drone strikes against U.S. citizens. The Senate voted 52-43 to invoke cloture on Barron’s nomination to ...
Rand Paul Threatens To Stall Janet Yellen's Fed Chair Nomination
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is threatening to prevent Janet Yellen’s nomination to be Federal Reserve Chair unless the Senate votes on his bill to audit the Fed. “As part of Senate consideration of the Janet Yellen nomination to be Chair of the Federal Reserve, I...
Yellen's Confirmation Prospects Look Bright, Though Questions Linger For Republicans
Janet Yellen, the first woman to be nominated to lead the Federal Reserve, is receiving early praise from Democrats and is likely to face a far smoother Senate confirmation than Lawrence Summers, the man who was widely seen as President Obama’s top choice to lead...