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Trump Backs Down in Fight Over Census Citizenship Question White House
Trump Backs Down in Fight Over Census Citizenship Question

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump backed down Thursday from his fight to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, denouncing Democrats and “extremely unfriendly” courts while essentially conceding defeat on a priority issue for his administration and reelection... Read More

White House Rejects House Panel's Request for Conway's Testimony White House
White House Rejects House Panel's Request for Conway's Testimony

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday evening told the chairman of a House committee that Kellyanne Conway, a top aide to President Donald Trump, would not testify before the panel. Last week, a government watchdog recommended that Conway be... Read More

Trump Says He's Not Firing Kellyanne Conway in Wake of Hatch Act Report White House
Trump Says He's Not Firing Kellyanne Conway in Wake of Hatch Act Report
2019-06-14 23:32:56
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON -  President Donald Trump said on Friday that he has no plans to fire Kellyanne Conway after an independent federal agency recommended that she be removed from her job after she repeatedly used her official position for political purposes.... Read More

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s White House Press Secretary, Is Stepping Down White House
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s White House Press Secretary, Is Stepping Down

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, one of the most visible faces of the Trump administration, plans to leave her job at the end of the month, Trump announced Thursday in a Twitter message in which he... Read More

Trump Pushes Off War Talk on Iran, Says ‘Regime Change’ Is Not US Goal White House
Trump Pushes Off War Talk on Iran, Says ‘Regime Change’ Is Not US Goal

TOKYO — The U.S. is “not looking for regime change” in Iran, President Donald Trump said Monday, distancing himself from the more bellicose views of some of his advisers amid a period of rising tensions. In recent weeks, the administration... Read More

White House Claims Without Proof That FBI Has ‘Outrageous’ Corruption Barr Will Uncover White House
White House Claims Without Proof That FBI Has ‘Outrageous’ Corruption Barr Will Uncover

WASHINGTON — The White House on Sunday brushed aside congressional Democrats’ concerns about Atty. Gen. William Barr being handed extraordinary powers to declassify sensitive intelligence as part of a probe into the origins of the investigation into Russian efforts to... Read More

Senior Military Officers Rebel Against Trump Plan to Pardon Troops Accused of War Crimes White House
Senior Military Officers Rebel Against Trump Plan to Pardon Troops Accused of War Crimes

WASHINGTON — Current and former military officers urged the White House not to pardon service members and security contractors implicated in war crimes, warning that forgiving their offenses would send a dangerous signal to U.S. troops and potential adversaries. Aides... Read More

Trump Blocks Former White House Counsel Don McGahn From Testifying to Congress White House
Trump Blocks Former White House Counsel Don McGahn From Testifying to Congress

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump directed his former White House counsel, Donald McGahn, not to appear at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday despite receiving a subpoena from the panel’s Democratic chairman, the latest salvo in a battle between... Read More

White House Stiff-Arms House Judiciary Committee on Russia Investigation White House
White House Stiff-Arms House Judiciary Committee on Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON — The White House hardened its opposition to House Democrats’ investigations Wednesday, telling lawmakers that they had no authority to examine how President Donald Trump has wielded his executive authority. The stance stiffens Trump’s already obdurate approach toward Capitol... Read More

House Judiciary Panel Votes to Hold Barr In Contempt For Failing to Release Full Mueller Report Political News
House Judiciary Panel Votes to Hold Barr In Contempt For Failing to Release Full Mueller Report
2019-05-08 23:03:58
by Dan McCue

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt on Wednesday evening, capping a day of escalating tensions between the White House and Capitol Hill. The committee's 24-16 vote is technically a vote to... Read More

White House Escalates Fight With Congress Over McGahn Documents White House
White House Escalates Fight With Congress Over McGahn Documents

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration told former White House counsel Don McGahn not to turn over documents subpoenaed by congressional investigators, escalating a battle between the two branches of government. The current White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, said in a... Read More

Trump Awards Tiger Woods the Medal of Freedom, Calling Him a ‘Legend’ White House
Trump Awards Tiger Woods the Medal of Freedom, Calling Him a ‘Legend’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump awarded Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House on Monday, calling the golfer “one of the greatest athletes in the history of sports.” “We are in the presence of a true... Read More

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