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White House answers online petitions, ducks tax-return issue

Sunday  22:45,   25 february 2018
Associated Press

After more than a year of silence, the Trump administration is beginning to address a backlog of petitions signed by Americans on the White House website. But the White House is ducking a high-profile petition calling on President Donald[...]

White House Legal Team Considers Ways Trump Could Testify

Sunday  21:45,   25 february 2018
The Wall Street Journal

President Donald Trump’s legal team is weighing having him testify before special counsel Robert Mueller if the questions are limited in scope and don’t amount to a potential perjury trap.Load[...]

White House will see if North Korea is serious about talks

Sunday  20:25,   25 february 2018
Associated Press

The White House says it will see whether North Korea's interest in opening talks with the U.S. marks the first step toward removing nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald[...]

California Democratic Party doesn't endorse Feinstein re-election bid

Sunday  19:08,   25 february 2018
FOX News

The California Democratic Party will not endorse Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s re-election bid this year, with delegates at the party’s annual convention giving the majority of votes to her top primary challenger, progressive State Sen. Kevin de Leon. De[...]

GOP's Toomey hopeful Congress can pass gun bill

Sunday  19:07,   25 february 2018
NBC News

Republican Sen. Pat Toomey on Sunday said he's hopeful his gun background check legislation could be revived in Congress.WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Pat Toomey on Sunday said he's hopeful his gun background check legislation could be revived in [...]

Florida reps split on proposal to arm teachers

Sunday  19:07,   25 february 2018
The Hill

Two Florida congressional representatives on Sunday agreed Congress should take action to prevent future school shootings in the wake of a mass shooting earlier this month, but were divided on a proposal to arm teachers. Reps. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.)[...]

Sen. Klobuchar: Fining social media for bots 'great idea'

Sunday  19:07,   25 february 2018
NBC News

Minnesota's Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Sunday that she believes tech giants like Facebook should face fines if they fail to get rid of "bots.""I think that would be a great idea," she said when asked on Sunday's "Meet The[...]

CNN Poll: Trump approval slides, matches lowest point of presidency

Sunday  19:06,   25 february 2018
CNN

President Donald Trump's approval rating in a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS stands at 35%, down five points over the last month to match his lowest level yet. The slide follows a January bump in approval for the President, a finding that[...]

'I Pray for Him Daily.' Why Socially Conservative Women Stand by Trump

Sunday  16:10,   25 february 2018
Time

Socially conservative women in politics remain wary but generally supportive of President Donald Trump despite recent allegations of adultery and hush money. Many white evangelical Christian women leaders see the president as an ally thanks [...]

Democrats march toward single-payer health care

Sunday  15:50,   25 february 2018
The Hill

The shift among Democrats is striking, given the fight to pass ObamaCare in 2009 and 2010.Load[...]

Former FBI official: Russians had 'cheap and effective' way to sow discord during election

Sunday  14:41,   25 february 2018
The Hill

A former FBI official said Sunday that Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election was cheap and effective in sowing discord between Americans.Leo Taddeo, the former special agent in charge of the Special Operations/Cyber Division of [...]

What The Democrats Left Out Of Their Memo

Sunday  13:35,   25 february 2018
The Daily Caller

What they left out speaks volumesThe Democrats’ memo, released on Saturday, claimed to refute a similar memo released on Feb. 2 by committee Republicans who alleged that the FBI and DOJ had abused the FISA system in obtaining the warrant. The[...]

California candidates pull out all the stops to woo Democratic delegates for an endorsement

Sunday  10:05,   25 february 2018
Tribune News Service

Ingrid Gunnel must feel like the most popular voter in Southern California. SAN DIEGO - Ingrid Gunnel must feel like the most popular voter in Southern[...]

Mueller Is Gaining Steam. Should Trump Worry?

Sunday  07:00,   25 february 2018
The New York Times

President Trump and his aides say they are not worried because none of the charges implicate the president. Yet the inquiry seems to be leading to a larger, as yet undefined, goal.WASHINGTON — In a fiery speech to supporters on Friday, President[...]

Trump calls Schiff a 'bad guy,' Democratic memo 'a nothing'

Sunday  06:35,   25 february 2018
CNN

President Donald Trump hit back at top House Intelligence Committee Democrat Adam Schiff in an interview Saturday night, dismissing a Democratic memo on FBI surveillance released earlier in the day as "a nothing."Load[...]