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White House Escalates Fight With Congress Over McGahn Documents
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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’
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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

Trump Says Mueller Shouldn’t Testify to Congress, Escalating Fight With Democrats
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Trump Says Mueller Shouldn’t Testify to Congress, Escalating Fight With Democrats

WASHINGTON — President Trump declared Sunday that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III should not testify to Congress, sharply escalating his fight with House Democrats over the aftermath of Mueller’s report. “Bob Mueller should not testify,” the president tweeted on... Read More

House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Former White House Counsel McGahn
Congress
House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Former White House Counsel McGahn
2019-04-22 23:16:31
by Dan McCue

The House Judiciary Committee on Monday issued a subpoena to former White House Counsel Donald McGahn requesting that he appear before the panel on May 7. In a statement, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said he believes McGahn may... Read More

White House to Allow US Citizens to Sue Over Property Confiscated in Cuba Decades Ago
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White House to Allow US Citizens to Sue Over Property Confiscated in Cuba Decades Ago

WASHINGTON — Ending more than 20 years of practice, the Trump administration will allow U.S. citizens to sue over property confiscated from them in Cuba after the 1959 revolution, with potential defendants including the Cuban government and major European and... Read More

Senators Demand Oversight for Nuclear Energy Talks With Saudi Arabia
Foreign Affairs
Senators Demand Oversight for Nuclear Energy Talks With Saudi Arabia
2019-04-15 17:02:53
by HJ Mai

Last week, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would require the  executive branch to issue quarterly reports to Congress when it allows U.S. companies to engage in nuclear energy cooperation with foreign nations. The move comes amid reports... Read More

White House Says Moving Migrants to Sanctuary Cities Under Review
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White House Says Moving Migrants to Sanctuary Cities Under Review

President Donald Trump is serious about relocating migrants to sanctuary cities, and while it’s not the administration’s first choice, it’s being reviewed and would help relieve the burden of migrants flooding border cities, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders... Read More

White House Sees Egyptian Energy Forum as a ‘Roadmap to Middle East Peace’
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White House Sees Egyptian Energy Forum as a ‘Roadmap to Middle East Peace’

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration this week asked Egyptian authorities for a seat at the table at an upcoming energy summit in Cairo, seeking a leading role in the establishment of a major gas forum in the Eastern Mediterranean, two... Read More

Mnuchin Tells House Panel He'll 'Follow the Law' on Trump Tax Returns
Congress
Mnuchin Tells House Panel He'll 'Follow the Law' on Trump Tax Returns
2019-04-09 23:53:08
by Dan McCue

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a House subcommittee Tuesday that his department intends to "follow the law" and is reviewing a request from the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee to provide six years of President Donald Trump's... Read More

Trump Fires Director of Secret Service After Mar-a-Lago Flap
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Trump Fires Director of Secret Service After Mar-a-Lago Flap
2019-04-08 20:43:03
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump fired the director of Secret Service on Monday, just 24 hours after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned in the face of withering criticism from the president regarding a spike in Central American migrants crossing the border.... Read More

White House Immigration Plan May Call for Commission on Future Visas
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White House Immigration Plan May Call for Commission on Future Visas

WASHINGTON — The White House is nearing completion of a proposal to revamp the legal immigration system that could include the creation of an independent blue-ribbon commission that would help decide how many future visas will be allocated and what... Read More

Trump Courts US Jews, Boosts Netanyahu With Call to Recognize Golan Heights as Part of Israel
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Trump Courts US Jews, Boosts Netanyahu With Call to Recognize Golan Heights as Part of Israel

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump forcefully interjected himself into Israeli politics Thursday, recognizing the Golan Heights as the country’s territory in a bid to secure Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election next month — and perhaps his own a year later.... Read More

Trump Embraces Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Another Brash President Enmeshed in Scandal
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Trump Embraces Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Another Brash President Enmeshed in Scandal

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro, the new Brazilian leader dubbed the “Trump of the Tropics,” pledged cooperation Tuesday in opposing Venezuela’s socialist government, even as both took aim at a pillar of democracy: the media. Acknowledging that... Read More

White House Withholds Details on Military Cuts to Influence Veto Override Vote, Kaine Says
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White House Withholds Details on Military Cuts to Influence Veto Override Vote, Kaine Says

The White House isn’t releasing a list of military construction projects whose funding could be diverted to President Donald Trump’s border wall out of concern about the vote in Congress to override a presidential veto, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said... Read More

Spa Operator Brought Head of US Chinese Communist Party Group to Mingle With Trump Aides
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Spa Operator Brought Head of US Chinese Communist Party Group to Mingle With Trump Aides

MIAMI — South Florida day spa entrepreneur Cindy Yang — now famous for her Super Bowl party selfie with the president — used her burgeoning political access to bring Xianqin Qu, a leader from the foreign arm of the Communist... Read More

Trump Spokesman and Former Fox News Executive Bill Shine Resigns
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Trump Spokesman and Former Fox News Executive Bill Shine Resigns

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of White House Communications Director Bill Shine. Shine’s resignation comes a few days after The New Yorker posted a lengthy article suggesting Fox News has become too pro-Trump. The headline blares... Read More

Trump Reportedly ‘Ordered’ Son-in-Law Jared Kushner Be Granted Security Clearance
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Trump Reportedly ‘Ordered’ Son-in-Law Jared Kushner Be Granted Security Clearance

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly once reportedly claimed that he had been “ordered” by President Donald Trump to give Jared Kushner top-secret security clearance. Trump officially commanded his chief of staff to make it happen in May,... Read More

Trump Declares Border Emergency
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Trump Declares Border Emergency

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was brushed off by Mexico, outfoxed by Democrats and feeling abandoned by Republicans. So on Friday, he declared the national immigration emergency he had been threatening for months, casting the fate of his signature campaign promise... Read More

Trump Inclined to Sign Funding Bill to Avert Shutdown, Sanders Says
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Trump Inclined to Sign Funding Bill to Avert Shutdown, Sanders Says

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday signaled President Donald Trump is inclined to sign a bipartisan border deal and then use executive powers to access additional funds for his proposed southern... Read More

Imaad Zuberi Donated Big to Trump’s Inauguration. Now Prosecutors Have Questions
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Imaad Zuberi Donated Big to Trump’s Inauguration. Now Prosecutors Have Questions

LOS ANGELES — When federal prosecutors subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee Monday, they reportedly showed particular interest in its dealings with one donor: Imaad Zuberi. Read More

Feds Demand Trump Inauguration Committee Documents
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Feds Demand Trump Inauguration Committee Documents

NEW YORK — Manhattan federal prosecutors subpoenaed documents from President Donald Trump’s inauguration committee in hope of learning where its money came from — and how it was spent, said a report... Read More

Trump Says He’ll Reject U.S. Intelligence Assessments He Disagrees With
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Trump Says He’ll Reject U.S. Intelligence Assessments He Disagrees With

WASHINGTON — Despite growing foreign-policy misgivings about him even within the Republican Party, President Donald Trump insisted in an interview aired Sunday that he feels free to ignore the assessments of his... Read More

Trump Eyes Action to Limit States' Powers to Block Pipelines
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Trump Eyes Action to Limit States' Powers to Block Pipelines

The Trump administration is considering taking steps to limit the ability of states to block interstate gas pipelines and other energy projects, according to three people familiar with the deliberations. Read More

As Government Shutdown Hits Record Length, Trump Tweets That He Has a Plan
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As Government Shutdown Hits Record Length, Trump Tweets That He Has a Plan

President Donald Trump, in a rambling series of Saturday tweets from the White House, promised to resolve a 22-day government shutdown that’s now the longest in U.S. history — without offering a single detail. Read More

Trump Takes Wall Fight to American Public With Prime-Time TV Address
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Trump Takes Wall Fight to American Public With Prime-Time TV Address

President Donald Trump took his disputed claim of a national security crisis at the nation’s southern border directly to the American people on Tuesday night, for the first time speaking from the Oval Office in prime time to try ... Read More

‘Trump Show,’ Act III: What to Watch as House Democrats Take Control
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‘Trump Show,’ Act III: What to Watch as House Democrats Take Control

Act III of the Trump presidency, which can often feel like an off-Broadway production, officially began at noon Thursday when Democrats took control of the House and everything changed for Donald Trump. Read More

Hill Leaders to Meet With White House on Wednesday
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Hill Leaders to Meet With White House on Wednesday

The Trump administration has invited top congressional leaders to a briefing on border security Wednesday, the first time the lawmakers have been to the White House since before a partial government shutdown began Dec. 22. Read More

Outgoing White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly Defends His Rocky Tenure
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Outgoing White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly Defends His Rocky Tenure

In August 2017, shortly after John F. Kelly became White House chief of staff, he convened crucial meetings on Afghanistan at President Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, N.J. Top officials from the Pentagon and the CIA... Read More

Judge Postpones Sentence for Michael Flynn After Blasting His Conduct
Dep. of Justice
Judge Postpones Sentence for Michael Flynn After Blasting His Conduct

Saying he could not hide “my disgust, my disdain,” a federal judge on Tuesday excoriated Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, before postponing his sentencing for lying to the FBI. Read More

Giuliani Says ‘Over My Dead Body’ Will Trump Meet With Special Counsel
In The News
Giuliani Says ‘Over My Dead Body’ Will Trump Meet With Special Counsel

Donald Trump won’t sit down with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to answer more questions in his investigation into election interference, Rudy Giuliani, the president’s attorney, said Sunday. “Over my dead body,” Giuliani... Read More

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