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House Republicans prepare to battle for leadership slots

Sunday  13:35,   22 april 2018
The Hill

A slew of ambitious Republicans are eyeing slots on the leadership ladder.No one has made any official announcement that they're running for leadership jobs, but lawmakers are putting out feelers, quietly gauging how much support they would have for [...]

Mitt Romney says he'll make decision on supporting Trump in 2020 'down the road'

Sunday  04:55,   22 april 2018
CNN

Mitt Romney said Saturday that he could not yet commit to supporting Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign, making it clear that he intends to stake his claim as an independent voice for Utah. "I will make that decision down the road,"[...]

As Rod Rosenstein Battles to Protect Mueller, His Tactics Could Cost the Justice Dept.

Sunday  03:50,   22 april 2018
The New York Times

Under siege by the president’s allies in the House, Mr. Rosenstein has acceded to some demands. But his allies worry that may expose the Justice Department to political meddling.WASHINGTON — He has a reputation as a principled lawyer. He has worked[...]

Lobbyist connected to Pruitt’s condo rental helped broker meeting with him last year

Sunday  03:10,   22 april 2018
MSN

The meeting and a new disclosure form suggest the lobbyist's business ties to EPA were more extensive than he previously has described. In interviews with The Washington Post and other media, Hart has said he did not lobby the agency in either[...]

A mother-son story: How Barbara Bush tried to save Jeb Bush's campaign

Sunday  02:25,   22 april 2018
CNN

A trio of housekeeping staff noticed Barbara Bush standing in a hotel hallway with her son, Jeb, on a snowy February day in Concord, New Hampshire. Starstruck, the three women bashfully approached the former first lady, who was 90 at the time, as[...]

Trump denies report that he privately calls Rod Rosenstein "Mr. Peepers"

Sunday  02:05,   22 april 2018
CBS News

The president continued his attacks on the media Saturday afternoonPresident Trump tweeted Saturday to defend himself from a Washington Post report claiming, among other things, that he privately calls Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein "Mr.[...]

Franken to make first public appearance since resignation

Sunday  00:25,   22 april 2018
The Hill

Former Sen. Al Franken (D) will make his first public appearance since he resigned after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. Franken is set to speak at Cyber Scout's Privacy Xchange Forum in Lisbon, Portugal on May 1, according to the[...]

Michael Cohen, once at pinnacle of Trump’s world, now poses threat to it

Sunday  00:08,   22 april 2018
MSN

The outcome of a criminal investigation into the president’s longtime lawyer could determine the fate of both men, who have relied heavily on each other for years. Both men have sent public signals in recent days that their relationship remains[...]

Trump mocks DNC lawsuit: They are suing 'Republicans for winning'

Sunday  00:08,   22 april 2018
The Hill

President Trump on Saturday slammed the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for its lawsuit accusing his campaign of conspiring with Russia, tweeting that Democrats are only suing because they lost. "So funny, the Democrats have sued the[...]

‘The first lady of the greatest generation’: Barbara Bush honored for her humor and warmth at funeral in Houston

Sunday  00:08,   22 april 2018
MSN

More than a thousand guests attended the service, including four former presidents and three former first ladies.Mourners gathered at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston to celebrate the life of the matriarch of the Bush family, who was the[...]

NYT Fires Back at Trump: Everything Haberman Reported from White House ‘Has Proven True’

Saturday  22:50,   21 april 2018
Mediaite

The New York Times fired back at President Donald Trump after he slammed reporter Maggie Haberman.“The New York Times and a third rate reporter named Maggie Haberman, known as a Crooked H flunkie who I don’t speak to and have nothing to do with, are [...]

Steve Scalise released after 'successful' surgery

Saturday  22:50,   21 april 2018
CNN

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been released from a Washington, DC, hospital following a "successful" surgery, according to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The hospital released a statement Saturday saying the Louisiana[...]

Melania Trump takes White House staffers who knew Barbara Bush to funeral

Saturday  22:20,   21 april 2018
The Hill

First lady Melania Trump brought two White House staff members who were close to the Bush family as her guests to former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral on Saturday in Houston. Trump was accompanied by former White House head maître d'[...]

Trump hosts France's Macron for first state visit; dinner menu, final guest list still secret

Saturday  22:15,   21 april 2018
FOX News

<p>President Trump next week will host French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House, marking the first state visit since Trump took office last year.</p>The Macrons' visit, to celebrate nearly 250 years of U.S.-French relations, will be [...]

Scott Pruitt Before the E.P.A.: Fancy Homes, a Shell Company and Friends With Money

Saturday  21:05,   21 april 2018
The New York Times

The E.P.A. chief is under scrutiny for high spending and interactions with lobbyists. Many of the pitfalls he has encountered in Washington have echoes in his past. OKLAHOMA CITY — Early in Scott Pruitt’s political career, as a state senator from[...]