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Taxpayers fund a congressional foreign travel boom

Monday  21:36,   27 february 2017

Most taxpayers will never pay $10,000 in flights for an overseas trip, but in the year prior to the 2016 election, taxpayers paid for 557 such trips that each cost more than $10,000 for a member of Congress or a staffer.Most taxpayers will never pay [...]

The Sessions Effect: Trump DOJ Reverses Course In Major Texas Voter ID Case

Monday  21:35,   27 february 2017

For the last six years, the Justice Department has sided with the citizens and civil rights groups fighting Texas' voter ID law, which a federal judge at one point found to be intentionally discriminatory against black and Latino voters. But[...]

House Intel chair: Trump-Russia ties can't become witch hunt

Monday  20:51,   27 february 2017

<p>House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes says Congress should not begin a McCarthy-style investigation based on news reports that a few Americans with ties to President Donald Trump had contacted Russians during the 2016 presidential[...]

Trump urges insurers to work together to ‘save Americans from Obamacare’

Monday  20:36,   27 february 2017

At a meeting with health insurance CEOs, Trump talks about Obamacare's failuresThe meeting included leaders from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Anthem, Kaiser Permanente and the industry lobbying group,[...]

Trump to talk priorities in prime-time speech

Monday  19:35,   27 february 2017

Previewing his first prime-time address to Congress, President Trump said Monday he will highlight plans to increase defense and law enforcement spending, authorize more infrastructure projects, and cut other types of government programs. "This[...]

White House: Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54B

Monday  18:06,   27 february 2017

<p>The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid.</p>White House budget officials outlined[...]

New report warns millions could lose health care under GOP plan

Monday  17:51,   27 february 2017

Pressure mounts on the Trump administration and congressional GOP leaders to come up with a replacement for Obamacare that won’t lead to huge losses in health care coverage for Americans.The analysis prepared by the health research firm Avalere[...]

Trump vows offsetting spending cuts as he seeks to beef up defense

Monday  17:51,   27 february 2017

President Donald Trump on Monday said he would propose a budget that would ramp up spending on defense, but seek savings elsewhere to pay for it. "We're going to do more with less and make the government lean and accountable," Trump said in a[...]

He’s a Local Pillar in a Trump Town. Now He Could Be Deported.

Monday  16:50,   27 february 2017
The New York Times

Residents have only good things to say about Juan Carlos Hernandez Pacheco, but his arrest by immigration agents has left his Illinois town in a muddle.Sign Up For the Morning Briefing[...]

Spicer arranged calls between officials, reporters to push back on Russia stories: report

Monday  16:21,   27 february 2017
The Hill

White House press secretary Sean Spicer reportedly arranged calls between outside officials and reporters to dispute media reports that Trump campaign officials had contacts with Russia intelligence officials before the election. Axios reported[...]

George W. Bush opens up on Trump's war with the media, Russia and travel ban

Monday  16:21,   27 february 2017

In a wide-ranging interview that shied away from directly criticizing the current commander-in-chief, former President George W. Bush said it's critical for the media to hold accountable "people who abuse their power.""I consider the[...]

After anti-Trump protests, the president's fans organize their own rallies

Monday  15:21,   27 february 2017

<p>Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump are holding rallies in towns and cities across the country on Monday, partly as a rebuttal to waves of anti-Trump protests that have taken place since the Republican's election last[...]

Trump's trade czar expected to get easy U.S. Senate confirmation

Monday  14:36,   27 february 2017

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Democratic legislators in 30 states to rebut Trump

Monday  14:06,   27 february 2017

Democratic lawmakers in at least 30 U.S. states are either unveiling or highlighting legislation this week aimed at President Trump's working-class voters, in a nationwide coordinated rebuttal to the agenda the president will outline in his[...]

New York Times Launches Campaign for Truth at Oscars

Monday  12:50,   27 february 2017

A conflicting collection of pre-recorded punditry evokes a strong reaction from the U.S. president.Titled, “The Truth,” the 30-second spot is the first New York Times ad to play during an Academy Awards show'; and while it's the first ad[...]