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Trump’s FBI Pick Testified That He’s Been 'Too Busy' To Learn About Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting

July 12, 2017 All of Washington has been transfixed by the emails revealing that Donald Trump, Jr. took a meeting with a lawyer said to have ties to the Russian government to get dirt on Hillary Clinton during his father’s election campaign last year. All, that is, except—apparently—for Christopher Wray, US president Donald...

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Congressman Steve Scalise Shot When a Gunman Opened Fire During Baseball Practice

June 14, 2017 A US Congressman and three of his staff members were injured after a gunman opened fire on a baseball practice outside Washington DC on Wednesday morning. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip and a Republican from Louisiana, was shot in the hip, Fox News reported, while one of his aides...

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What To Expect From Ex-FBI Director James Comey’s Senate Testimony About the Russia Probe

June 6, 2017 Ousted FBI director James Comey will publicly testify about the events that led up to his firing this Thursday morning, June 8, to a US Senate committee, and already US politics wonks and curious overseas observers alike are stocking up on the popcorn. “Comey mania about to take over Washington,”...

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As Trump Criticizes Response to London Attacks, Key U.S. Security Jobs Remain Vacant

June 5, 2017 Following a tragic terror attack in London over the weekend, US president Donald Trump took to Twitter to berate the city’s Muslim mayor, praise his own “travel ban,” and call for the US to “get down to the business of security for our people.” The business of security against terrorism...

Leakers in the Trump Administration May Have Trouble Invoking Obama’s Whistleblower Protections

May 31, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump continues to rail against press coverage of leaks from his administration and government agencies, most recently accusing the news media—offering no evidence—of reporting on lies and calling them leaks. But there’s no sign the leaks are going to slow down. Government employees in agencies that face...

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Leakers in the Trump Administration May Have Trouble Invoking Obama’s Whistleblower Protections

May 31, 2017 President Donald Trump continues to rail against press coverage of leaks from his administration and government agencies, most recently accusing the news media—offering no evidence—of reporting on lies and calling them leaks. But there’s no sign the leaks are going to slow down. Government employees in agencies that face steep...

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As Investigations Rock the Trump Administration, Government Employees Are Lawyering Up

May 26, 2017 U.S. president Donald Trump has retained an attorney to represent him in the various ongoing probes into his campaign’s possible ties with Russia—Marc Kasowitz, a long-time advisor with little political experience and ties to a Russian bank. But Trump isn’t the only one lawyering up. Washington, DC law firms say...

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Trump White House Intern?

May 22, 2017 The Trump administration is now accepting applications for its first round of interns, who will start on Sept. 6 and work until Dec. 6. The full-time positions are open to college students, college graduates, or military veterans age 18 or over, as long as they are willing to work from...

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Charted: Trump’s 'America First' Budget Looks Nothing Like What the Government Will Do In 2017

May 3, 2017 U.S. budget director Mick Mulvaney took to the podium at the White House press room on Tuesday with one message: President Donald Trump, and not the Democratic party, is the clear winner of the federal spending bill Congress crafted over the weekend—even though it bears little resemblance to Trump’s proposed...

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Analysis: It's a Mistake to Call Donald Trump’s First 100 Days Unproductive

April 28, 2017 Okay, so Donald Trump has not managed to build the border wall, repeal Obamacare, or reform the U.S. tax system in his first 100 days in office. But to call the beginning of his presidency unproductive would be a mistake. Unlike previous presidents, historians and political observers say, Trump’s biggest...