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  • Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee
    on March 29, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Ivanka Trump announced Wednesday that she will serve as an unpaid employee in the White House. […]

  • State Department employee charged with misleading FBI in China spy probe
    on March 29, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    A veteran State Department employee has been charged with making false statements to the FBI about gifts she had received from Chinese intelligence agents, the Justice Department announced. […]

  • New York, California lead latest feds' list of locales not cooperating with ICE
    by Brooke Singman on March 29, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    New York City and various communities in California turned down requests from federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials 20 times in one recent week, leading the latest report from the Trump administration meant to spotlight the lack of cooperation from so-called “sanctuary” cities. […]

  • Senators expand Russia investigation, amid scrutiny of House probe
    on March 29, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee announced Wednesday they are expanding their investigation of Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential campaign and beyond, vowing to remain independent and “get to the bottom of this” – amid mounting controversy over a similar probe on the House side. […]

  • Dems intent on learning the wrong lesson from 2016
    by Chris Stirewalt on March 29, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Dems analysis of their party's failure is way off. […]

  • Coal towns see hope for comeback as Trump ends 'war'
    by Barnini Chakraborty on March 29, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    After years of decay, communities like Boone are seeing new hope amid a renewed effort in Washington to peel back red tape and invest once again in coal. […]

  • Who is Obama administration official who spilled beans?
    by Alex Diaz on March 29, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    The former Obama administration official who admitted earlier this month that her former colleagues tried to secretly gather intelligence on President Trump’s team was no low-level staffer. […]

  • Christie back in the spotlight amid Trump push to fight drug addiction
    by Adam Shaw on March 29, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    After spending some time away from the national spotlight, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was back at the White House Wednesday as he took the lead in President Trump’s fight against the opioid addiction crisis. […]

  • 2 former Christie aides get prison for bridge revenge plot
    on March 29, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison Wednesday for their role in a political revenge plot involving traffic jams at the country's busiest bridge, a scandal that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations. […]

  • US opens formal investigation into civilian deaths in Mosul
    on March 29, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    The top U.S. general for the Middle East says the military has launched a formal investigation to determine what role the U.S. played in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul, Iraq. […]

  • Ivanka Trump makes White House job official
    on March 29, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Ivanka Trump is changing course and will become a government employee in the coming days, a White House official told CNN Wednesday. […]

  • McCain threatens shutdown if continuing resolution is on the table
    on March 29, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Sen. John McCain said Wednesday he will do whatever it takes to make sure that military spending is increased in the next spending bill even if that means shutting down the government. […]

  • Filibuster, nuclear option loom over Gorsuch
    on March 29, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed to the Supreme Court next Friday, confidently dismissing Democratic efforts to block the nominee knowing the GOP can use the "nuclear option" to get past the Democrats' filibuster if needed. […]

  • After saying there was no Obamacare plan B, GOP now considering a plan B
    on March 29, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Republicans insisted they had no "Plan B" for their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. But a few days later, after crashing into what might be the new third rail of American politics, Republicans are talking publicly and privately about ... Plan B. […]

  • Texas House Democrat signals bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018
    on March 29, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, signaled that he's planning to challenge Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday, setting up a longshot bid against the former Republican presidential candidate seeking re-election in 2018. […]

  • Mayors want answers on Trump admin 'sanctuary city' policies
    on March 29, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Mayors and local police chiefs have a message for the Trump administration: Define "sanctuary city" before you demonize us. […]

  • Who's who in Trump-Russia saga
    on March 29, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    The House Intelligence Committee is threatening to fracture along partisan lines as the sides accuse one another of playing politics with the investigation into alleged Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 elections and whether President Donald Trump's associates colluded with Moscow. […]

  • April Ryan asked the most important question of the Trump presidency
    on March 29, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    After a contentious -- and some said condescending, sexist and racist -- back-and-forth with White House reporter April Ryan at a press briefing Tuesday, Sean Spicer tried to get over the dust-up at the Wednesday briefing. […]

  • Melania's big day
    on March 29, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    She's rarely seen in public, much less in Washington, so when she is everyone is basically unicorn status. Melania Trump just wrapped a fairly significant speech at the State Department's Women of Courage Awards, where she outlined parts of her burgeoning platform, mainly gender equality and global humanitarianism. "Wherever women are diminished, the entire world is diminished with them," she said. Notably, she didn't mention her husband during her speech, not even to make a reference. […]

  • Liberal base has Democrats afraid to work with Trump
    on March 29, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Spurned on health care by hard-line Republicans, President Donald Trump's White House is now looking for Democratic assistance to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, advance a massive new infrastructure investment and fund the government. […]