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Trump's Budget Director Nominee Has Tax Issues

January 19, 2017 President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to be his White House budget chief has a tax problem. Representative Mick Mulvaney, the nominee for director of the Office of Management and Budget, told a Senate committee that he had failed to pay more than $15,000 in taxes for a household employee in the...

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The Senate Delays a Key Nomination Hearing

January 10, 2017 Senate Republicans have delayed the confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education amid mounting criticism from Democrats that the GOP is rushing to install Trump’s Cabinet without sufficient vetting. The Senate hearing for Betsy DeVos will now occur on the afternoon of January 17, the leaders...

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A President Without an Administration

January 3, 2017 President-elect Donald Trump will take the reins of the federal government on January 20. How many people he will have by his side on that date is very much in question. The Trump transition is substantially behind the pace set eight years ago by Barack Obama’s team, and a late...

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Obama: I Told Putin to 'Cut It Out'

December 16, 2016 President Obama on Friday vigorously defended his handling of Russian interference in the election, saying he did not retaliate against Moscow because he feared undermining public confidence in the integrity of the vote. “My principal goal leading up to the election was making sure that the election itself went off...

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The Senate Will Investigate Russian Election Interference

December 13, 2016 The Senate will investigate claims that Russia interfered in the election on behalf of Donald Trump—whether the president-elect likes it or not. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday gave his backing to bipartisan inquiries after the CIA reportedly concluded that not only did Russia meddle in the campaign, it...

The Senate Will Investigate Russian Interference in the US Election

December 12, 2016 The Senate will investigate claims that Russia interfered in the election on behalf of Donald Trump—whether the president-elect likes it or not. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday gave his backing to bipartisan inquiries after the CIA reportedly concluded that not only did Russia meddle in the campaign, it...

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Trump Tries to Bend Republicans on Infrastructure

November 15, 2016 During his victory speech last week, President-elect Donald Trump devoted more than a single sentence to just one piece of policy. It wasn’t a border wall or immigration, nor trade, nor even Obamacare. Instead, the very first specific promise Trump made upon claiming the presidency was to follow through on...

The Next Fight to Expand Voting Has Already Begun

November 6, 2016 One of the many supposed truisms about politics is that you’re never supposed to look past the next election. Yet as this historic presidential race draws to a close, voting rights advocates are already ramping up efforts to expand the rolls in future elections through automatic voter registration. In the...

FBI Investigates More Emails Related to Clinton

October 28, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s email saga isn’t over. The FBI is reviewing a new set of emails “to determine whether they contain classified information,” the bureau’s director, James Comey, told congressional committee chairmen in a letter Friday. Comey wrote the FBI discovered the messages in an unrelated case and “cannot assess whether...

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The FBI Investigates More Emails Related to Clinton

October 28, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s email saga isn’t over. The FBI is reviewing a new set of emails “to determine whether they contain classified information,” the bureau’s director, James Comey, told congressional committee chairmen in a letter on Friday. Comey wrote that the FBI discovered the messages in an unrelated case and “cannot...