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Sales of ’1984’ surge after Conway talks ‘alternative facts’

Tuesday  16:50,   24 january 2017
The Hill

George Orwell's dystopian novel "1984" is surging in popularity in the days since President Trump's inauguration. The iconic book, published nearly 70 years ago, is the sixth best-selling book on Amazon as of Tuesday morning. Top[...]

Trump Plans to Keep Comey, Target of Both Sides, at F.B.I.

Tuesday  16:50,   24 january 2017
The New York Times

• President Trump has decided to retain James B. Comey as head of the agency that is leading an inquiry into ties between Trump associates and Russia’s government, Mr. Comey told his top agents. • A decision to retain Mr. Comey would spare the[...]

The Trump proclamation that everybody missed

Tuesday  15:50,   24 january 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

Buried under a stack of presidential paperwork President Trump signed shortly after his inauguration was his first official proclamation, declaring last Friday a "National Day of Patriotic Devotion." But by the time anyone found out about[...]

Senate Democrats set to unveil a Trump-style infrastructure plan

Tuesday  15:20,   24 january 2017
MSN

Unlike the president’s expected plan, $1 trillion proposal would rely entirely on federal spending.The Democrats said their infrastructure plan would rely on direct federal spending and would span a range of projects including not only roads and[...]

Trump budget pick Mulvaney faces Senate hearing

Tuesday  13:35,   24 january 2017
MSN

<p>Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump's staunchly conservative choice to lead the White House budget office, faces a Senate panel on Tuesday where lawmakers will seek clues on the new administration's plans for tackling[...]

Trump's pick for health secretary faces new Senate hearing

Tuesday  13:35,   24 january 2017
MSN

<p>A second Senate committee is ready to interrogate President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary, a nominee who's backed by Republicans but under fire from Democrats for his support for tearing down President Barack Obama's[...]

FBI reviewed Flynn’s calls with Russian ambassador but found nothing illicit

Tuesday  13:35,   24 january 2017
MSN

The diplomat’s communications are routinely swept up by U.S. agents.The calls were picked up as part of routine electronic surveillance of Russian officials and agents in the United States, which is one of the FBI’s responsibilities, according to[...]

Kellyanne Conway gets Secret Service protection

Tuesday  13:35,   24 january 2017
The Hill

Top President Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway has received mail with a suspicious white powder in them and has been assigned Secret Service protection, she told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday night. "Because of what the press is doing now to[...]

Crowd controversy: The making of an Inauguration Day photo

Tuesday  12:05,   24 january 2017
Reuters

<p>The picture that lit up social media and unsettled the White House began with a trek up 50 flights of stairs, nearly to the top of the Washington Monument, for a bird's eye view of Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday as the 45th U.S. [...]

McCain proposes $7.5 billion of new U.S. military funding for Asia-Pacific

Tuesday  09:35,   24 january 2017
Reuters

<p>The head of the U.S. Senate's Armed Services Committee, John McCain, has proposed $7.5 billion of new military funding for U.S. forces and their allies in the Asia-Pacific, where tensions have been rising over China's territorial[...]

Senate committee postpones Zinke, Perry votes

Tuesday  09:35,   24 january 2017
The Hill

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has postponed a hearing to vote on two Trump nominees.&nbsp;The committee announced Monday afternoon that members would meet on Tuesday morning to consider Ryan Zinke to be Interior Secretary and [...]

GOP Senate chair rejects Democrats' bid for second hearing on Trump education nominee

Tuesday  08:05,   24 january 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

The Republican chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on Monday rejected a formal request from Democrats to hold a second confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s choice to head the U.S.[...]

South Dakota GOP Rushes To Repeal Ethics Reforms Passed By Voters

Tuesday  06:50,   24 january 2017
The Huffington Post

Republican lawmakers in South Dakota are ready to declare a legislative emergency so that they quickly and completely wipe out an ethics and campaign finance reform law adopted by popular vote in November. The measure, known as IM-22, passed with 52 [...]

Americans can’t agree on the country’s ‘most important problem.’ Why that’s also a problem for Trump.

Tuesday  06:35,   24 january 2017
MSN

The economy and dissatisfaction with the government were named most often, but each got only 11 percent of responses.But a new poll from Gallup is a reminder that Trump faces another big challenge, one that could make it more difficult for him to[...]

The first days inside Trump’s White House: Fury, tumult and a reboot

Tuesday  06:21,   24 january 2017
MSN

The president has transported the turbulence and competing factions of his campaign to the White House.Trump turned on the television to see a jarring juxtaposition — massive demonstrations around the globe protesting his day-old presidency and[...]