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Devin Nunes to Quit Congress to Become Trump Social Media Co. CEO
Political News
Devin Nunes to Quit Congress to Become Trump Social Media Co. CEO
2021-12-06 22:45:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., will resign from Congress at the end of the month to become chief executive officer of former President Donald Trump’s fledgling social media entity, the company announced Monday. "Congressman Devin Nunes is a fighter... Read More

Justice
Bannon Accused of Trying to Orchestrate Trial by Media
2021-11-29 19:43:11
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Prosecutors on Sunday accused former Trump advisor Stephen K. Bannon of trying to defend against the criminal charges he faces through the media instead of federal court. They said in a court filing that Bannon wants to share... Read More

Litigation
Justice Dept. Intervenes Against Trump In Lawsuit Against Social Media Giants
2021-11-23 21:20:56
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department intervened this week in a lawsuit former President Donald Trump filed against social media companies Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube. Trump accuses the companies of violating his First Amendment right to free speech by banning... Read More

Pennsylvania
Trump-Backed Parnell Loses Custody Battle, Suspends Campaign

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sean Parnell, the candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, on Monday suspended his campaign after he lost a court fight over custody of his three children in which the judge... Read More

In The News
Alex Jones, Roger Stone Subpoenaed by House Jan. 6 Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — A committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection has issued subpoenas to five more individuals, including former President Donald Trump’s ally Roger Stone and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as lawmakers deepened their probe of the rallies that preceded... Read More

Business
Trump Organization Seals a Deal to Sell Trump International Hotel
2021-11-15 16:58:55
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s business empire reportedly plans to sell the lease to its Washington, D.C. hotel for $375 million to a Miami-based investment firm. In addition to ending financial problems for the hotel, the deal also is likely to... Read More

In The News
Murkowski Announces Reelection Bid Opposed by Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who voted to convict Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial and has repeatedly bumped heads with the former president, announced Friday that she will run for reelection. Trump, who has focused his political... Read More

Law
Trump Can’t Block Probe of Jan. 6 Attack on Capitol
2021-11-10 15:23:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump cannot block access to White House records from a House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol, a federal judge ruled. "While broad, these requests, and each of the other... Read More

In The News
Prince Harry Says He Warned Twitter CEO of U.S. Capitol Riot

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry has sharply attacked the failure of social media companies to challenge hate online, revealing that he warned the chief executive of Twitter ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots that the site was being... Read More

Political News
Jan 6 Committee Subpoenas Six Trump Insiders
2021-11-08 22:47:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The committee investigating the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, subpoenaed six close associates of former President Donald Trump on Monday, a sign the inquiry is ramping up to a new level. In a... Read More

In The News
Feds Seek Tougher Sentences for Veterans Who Stormed Capitol

During his 27 years in the U.S. Army, Leonard Gruppo joined the Special Forces, served in four war zones and led a team of combat medics in Iraq before retiring in 2013 as a lieutenant colonel. During his six minutes... Read More

Political News
Youngkin's Virginia Win Jolts Democrats, Tight Race in NJ

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Glenn Youngkin won the Virginia governor's race early Wednesday, tapping into culture war fights over schools and race to unite former President Donald Trump's most fervent supporters with enough suburban voters to become the first... Read More

Political News
Ex-NC Gov. McCrory Eyes Political Comeback With Senate Bid

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) — In the rankings of political upsets from November 2016, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's defeat was a distant second. Still, when the Republican best known for signing the transgender bathroom bill narrowly lost at the... Read More

Media
Trump Wants Pulitzers Rescinded for Russia-Gate Reporting From Wapo, Times
2021-10-29 21:18:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump wants the Pulitzer Prize Board to rescind Pulitzers awarded to The Washington Post and The New York Times in 2018 for their coverage of Russian interference into the 2016 presidential campaign. In bestowing the... Read More

In The States
Trump Won’t Be Making 11th-Hour Trip to Virginia, Youngkin Says
2021-10-28 23:23:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The hints were “Y-U-G-E.” But now Glenn Youngkin, the Republican candidate for governor, has pretty well put the kibosh on former President Donald Trump coming to Virginia to campaign. “He’s not coming,” the candidate told WTOP-FM radio on... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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