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FBI Raids DC Home of Russian Oligarch Allegedly Linked to 2016 Influence-Peddling
Law
FBI Raids DC Home of Russian Oligarch Allegedly Linked to 2016 Influence-Peddling
2021-10-21 21:29:42
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- An FBI search of the Washington, D.C. home of a Russian oligarch this week is moving the Justice Department into the political minefield that comes from mixing foreign policy with legal enforcement. The FBI conducted what it called... Read More

Trump Files Lawsuit to Block Release of Jan. 6 Documents
Litigation
Trump Files Lawsuit to Block Release of Jan. 6 Documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Monday sought to block the release of documents related to the Jan. 6 insurrection to the congressional committee investigating the attack, challenging the decision of President Joe Biden.  In a federal lawsuit,... Read More

Lawyer Who Aided Trump Subpoenaed by Jan. 6 Committee
Congress
Lawyer Who Aided Trump Subpoenaed by Jan. 6 Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has issued a subpoena to a former Justice Department lawyer who positioned himself as an ally of Donald Trump and aided the Republican president's efforts... Read More

Fiona Hill, a Nobody to Trump and Putin, Saw Into Them Both
Foreign Affairs
Fiona Hill, a Nobody to Trump and Putin, Saw Into Them Both

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vladimir Putin paid scant attention to Fiona Hill, a preeminent U.S. expert on Russia, when she was seated next to him at dinners. Putin's people placed her there by design, choosing a "nondescript woman," as she put... Read More

White House Restoring Stricter Environmental Reviews for Major Projects
Regulation
White House Restoring Stricter Environmental Reviews for Major Projects
2021-10-08 17:55:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The White House Council on Environmental Quality is restoring provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act set aside by the Trump administration to bolster the environmental review process for a wide range of projects. The former president, a... Read More

Texas Secretary of State’s Office Announces Election Audits
In The News
Texas Secretary of State’s Office Announces Election Audits
2021-10-02 13:39:44
by Dan McCue

AUSTIN, Texas - What the Texas Secretary of State’s office is calling a “comprehensive” audit of the 2020 presidential election is now underway in the state’s largest Democratic and Republican counties -- Dallas, Harris, Tarrant and Collin. In a brief... Read More

Takeaways from Trump Aide's Account of Chaotic White House
Books
Takeaways from Trump Aide's Account of Chaotic White House

NEW YORK (AP) — Ferocious tantrums. Family gossip. Petty nicknames. Stephanie Grisham, once a White House press secretary and chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump, is out with a book next week that paints a deeply unflattering picture... Read More

Trump Accuses His Niece and NY Times of Conspiracy for Revealing His Tax Returns
Litigation
Trump Accuses His Niece and NY Times of Conspiracy for Revealing His Tax Returns
2021-09-22 13:59:46
by Tom Ramstack

Former President Donald Trump accuses his niece and The New York Times of deceit and conspiracy to obtain his tax returns in a lawsuit he filed Tuesday. The lawsuit asks for $100 million in compensation after the former president says... Read More

In a Reversal of Trump Era Policy, Interior Moves BLM Headquarters Back to DC
Interior
In a Reversal of Trump Era Policy, Interior Moves BLM Headquarters Back to DC
2021-09-17 21:17:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Interior Department announced Friday that it has decided to move the headquarters for the Bureau of Land Management back to Washington, D.C., while continuing to maintain its Colorado office as a “Western headquarters.” Interior Secretary Deb Haaland... Read More

Former Hillary Clinton Cyber Adviser Indicted for Lying to FBI About Trump
Justice
Former Hillary Clinton Cyber Adviser Indicted for Lying to FBI About Trump
2021-09-17 20:58:29
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A prominent Washington, D.C. attorney pleaded not guilty Friday to lying to the FBI after he allegedly said he had possible evidence of the Trump campaign’s communications with a Russian bank. The FBI was investigating accusations that former... Read More

House Republican Who Voted to Impeach Trump Won't Run Again
2022 Elections
House Republican Who Voted to Impeach Trump Won't Run Again

One of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol announced Thursday night he will not seek reelection in Ohio next year. U.S. Rep.... Read More

Ohio to Appeal White House Voiding of State’s Medicaid Work Rule
In The News
Ohio to Appeal White House Voiding of State’s Medicaid Work Rule
2021-09-09 15:35:02
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed an appeal of the Biden administration’s withdrawal of the state Medicaid work requirement previously approved by the Trump White House. “Removing a provision that says a healthy, able-bodied individual should... Read More

Biden Ousts 18 Trump Military Academy Board Appointees
White House
Biden Ousts 18 Trump Military Academy Board Appointees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday removed 18 appointees named to U.S. military academy boards by Donald Trump in the final months of the Republican president's term in office, according to the White House. Cathy Russell, director of... Read More

Broadcasters Off Hook for Broadband Act Startup Costs
Broadband
Broadcasters Off Hook for Broadband Act Startup Costs
2021-08-31 13:41:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In a world where the cost of almost everything seems to go up for everybody, broadcasters got something of a treat last week. When the FCC officially set its Fiscal Year 2021 regulatory fees last week, commissioners did... Read More

House Panel Probing 1/6 Riot Seeks Host of Trump-Era Records
Political News
House Panel Probing 1/6 Riot Seeks Host of Trump-Era Records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is demanding a trove of records from federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies, showing the sweep of the lawmakers' review of the deadly attack by a... Read More

Herschel Walker to Run for Senate Seat Held by Raphael Warnock
2022 Elections
Herschel Walker to Run for Senate Seat Held by Raphael Warnock
2021-08-25 18:25:01
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Herschel Walker has filed paperwork to enter the U.S. Senate race in Georgia, the Heisman Trophy winner joins other Republicans seeking to unseat Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022. Walker, who came to national prominence in the... Read More

Bustos Compiles Advice for Defending House Majority in 2022
Elections
Bustos Compiles Advice for Defending House Majority in 2022
2021-08-15 12:28:17
by Dan McCue

Rep. Cheri Bustos, the Illinois Democrat who led her party’s House campaign arm in the 2020 cycle, has some advice for swing-district Democrats on how they can win in communities that tilted for former President Donald Trump the last two... Read More

Nunes’s Defamation Suit Against Washington Post to Continue
Litigation
Nunes’s Defamation Suit Against Washington Post to Continue
2021-08-13 15:58:18
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A lawsuit by Rep. Devin Nunes against The Washington Post for defamation is proceeding after a judge this week declined to dismiss it. The Post reported that Nunes accused the Obama administration of spying on Trump Tower in... Read More

Four Years Later, Northam, Biden Reflect on Violence in Charlottesville
In The States
Four Years Later, Northam, Biden Reflect on Violence in Charlottesville
2021-08-12 16:05:32
by Dan McCue

Four years after a White supremacist rally left three people dead in the home city of Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says there’s “still much work to do” when it comes to... Read More

AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka Dies of Heart Attack at 72
Labor
AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka Dies of Heart Attack at 72
2021-08-06 14:35:10
by Dan McCue

Richard Trumka, the powerful president of the AFL-CIO who rose from the coal mines of Pennsylvania to preside over one of the largest labor organizations in the world, died Thursday. He was 72. In a note to staff, Liz Shuler,... Read More

Treasury Dept. Must Turn Trump’s Tax Returns Over to Congress
Justice
Treasury Dept. Must Turn Trump’s Tax Returns Over to Congress
2021-07-30 20:10:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee with former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, the Justice Department said in a legal opinion released Friday. In the opinion, the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel... Read More

Trump Urged Justice Officials to Declare Election 'Corrupt'
Political News
Trump Urged Justice Officials to Declare Election 'Corrupt'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the 2020 election results "corrupt" in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation. The notes of the Dec.... Read More

'This is How I'm Going to Die': Officers Tell Jan. 6 Stories
Congress
'This is How I'm Going to Die': Officers Tell Jan. 6 Stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — "This is how I'm going to die, defending this entrance," Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell recalled thinking, testifying Tuesday at the emotional opening hearing of the congressional panel investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. Gonell told... Read More

Trump Showerhead Rule to Increase Water Flow Being Dropped
Regulation
Trump Showerhead Rule to Increase Water Flow Being Dropped

WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for Donald Trump's quest for "perfect" hair.  President Joe Biden's administration is reversing a Trump-era rule approved after the former president complained he wasn't getting wet enough because of limits on water flow from showerheads.... Read More

Federal, State Laws Should Bolster Social Media Accountability, Carr says
Technology
Federal, State Laws Should Bolster Social Media Accountability, Carr says
2021-07-12 17:12:25
by Victoria Turner

Reforming Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act is not enough to curb the power of social media platforms, and should be bolstered by federal and state laws to enforce transparency, accountability and anti-discrimination, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said. ... Read More

Trump Lawyers Might be Penalized Over Michigan Election Case
In The States
Trump Lawyers Might be Penalized Over Michigan Election Case

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge is considering whether to order financial penalties or other sanctions against some of former President Donald Trump's lawyers who signed onto a lawsuit last year challenging Michigan's election results. The lawsuit alleging widespread fraud... Read More

Trump Sues Facebook, Twitter and Google
Social Media
Trump Sues Facebook, Twitter and Google
2021-07-07 18:36:01
by Dan McCue

BEDMINSTER, N.J. - Former President Donald Trump filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google, and their CEOs on Wednesday, alleging the companies violated his 1st Amendment rights when they banned him and suspended his accounts. “Our case... Read More

Former Trump Advisor to Launch Social Media Platform July 4
Social Media
Former Trump Advisor to Launch Social Media Platform July 4
2021-07-02 15:16:06
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - Former top Trump advisor Jason Miller will launch GETTR, a new social media platform, on July 4, a launch date chosen to “symbolically declare independence from Big Tech,” according to a release from the company. “There is a... Read More

Trump Organization CFO Surrenders Ahead of Expected Charges
Law
Trump Organization CFO Surrenders Ahead of Expected Charges

The Trump Organization's longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, surrendered to authorities early Thursday ahead of an expected court appearance on the first criminal indictment in a two-year investigation into business practices at Donald Trump's company. Weisselberg was photographed walking... Read More

Joining Trump at Border, GOP Congressman Eyes Path to Power
Political News
Joining Trump at Border, GOP Congressman Eyes Path to Power

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the invitation of Donald Trump, Indiana Rep. Jim Banks recently led a small group of House Republicans to the former president's New Jersey golf club, where they dined on beef tenderloin, posed for photos and briefed... Read More

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