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House GOP rebuffs bill to release Trump tax returns and visitor logs

Friday  03:42,   28 april 2017
The Hill

House Republicans rebuffed an effort by Democrats on Thursday to force a vote on legislation that would require President Trump to release his tax returns and visitor logs. Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) offered a resolution through a[...]

Trump’s Losing Streak in Courts Traceable to Conservative Judges

Friday  03:41,   28 april 2017
The New York Times

Legal rulings cheered by Republicans when they set back the Obama administration are now causing some grief for the current White House occupant.Republican officials had great success under President Barack Obama in persuading judges to block or[...]

Appeals court grants Trump request to delay mercury air pollution case

Friday  03:41,   28 april 2017
Reuters

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday granted a request from the Trump administration to put litigation on hold in which states and industry groups are challenging an Obama administration pollution control rule for mercury and other toxic emissions from[...]

Here is what is happening with your 401(k): A WH timeline

Friday  03:41,   28 april 2017
USA TODAY

There's been a bit of confusion about what President Trump's tax reform proposal would mean for your 401(k) plans, thanks to none other than the administration. There's been a bit of confusion about what President Trump's tax reform [...]

The Obamas face the paid-speaking circuit — and all the questions that come with it

Friday  03:30,   28 april 2017
MSN

The former president and first lady, who both gave debut speeches Thursday, could quickly earn millions.On Thursday, both made their first appearances as[...]

Michelle Obama: I won't run for office

Friday  03:30,   28 april 2017
The Hill

Former first lady Michelle Obama on Thursday shut down calls to run for president, saying she would never run for political office.Obama during a speech at the America Institute of Architecture convention in Orlando said she "wouldn't ask[...]

Secret Service: No guns at Trump NRA speech

Friday  02:19,   28 april 2017
The Hill

Trump will speak at the NRA's leadership forum in Atlanta Friday."Individuals determined to be carrying firearms will not be allowed past a predetermined outer perimeter checkpoint, regardless of whether they possess a ticket to the event," the[...]

Senate confirms Labor Secretary Acosta

Friday  02:04,   28 april 2017
The Hill

Acosta is the final member of President Trump's Cabinet to be confirmed by the Senate. Acosta, on the other hand, has been confirmed by the Senate in the past to become the U.S. attorney in Florida, lead the Justice Department's civil rights[...]

Warren "troubled" by $400K Obama speech at upcoming Wall Street conference

Friday  02:04,   28 april 2017
CBS News

Obama is speaking at a health care conference hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald in SeptemberFormer President Obama is coming under fire from a member of his own party over an upcoming speech in September paid for by Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald[...]

House panel seeks charges for company in Clinton email case

Thursday  17:05,   27 april 2017
Associated Press

A congressional committee on Thursday asked the Justice Department to consider criminally prosecuting a technology services company that was involved in maintaining a private email server for Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) WASHINGTON [...]

House Democrats to force vote on bill requiring Trump to release his taxes, visitor logs

Thursday  16:37,   27 april 2017
MSN

The bill will fail — and that's what Democrats want. They are hoping to tie vulnerable GOP incumbents to Trump's decision to withhold information on his taxes and White House visitors.Knowing that the legislation will be blocked by[...]

Trump Is Finally Almost Done Resigning From His Businesses

Thursday  15:35,   27 april 2017
ProPublica

<p>At a press conference before he took office, then-President-elect Donald Trump said he had signed paperwork “turning over complete and total control” of his business empire to his sons. His lawyer said the more than 400 businesses would be[...]

Trump to sign VA accountability order

Thursday  15:31,   27 april 2017
USA TODAY

President Trump, seeking to rack up accomplishments as he approaches the 100-day mark in office, will sign an executive order Thursday to create an office at the Department of Veterans Affairs charged with holding more VA employees accountable for[...]

State Department Understaffing Is Likely to Linger Into 2018

Thursday  15:21,   27 april 2017
The New York Times

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson wants to restructure the department before he fills top posts, an aide said — a timeline that alarms many of its veterans.Many have little to do until the Trump administration starts filling the nearly 200 jobs at [...]

Carson eyes private sector as tool to offset housing cuts

Thursday  15:11,   27 april 2017
Associated Press

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Wednesday he expects to release a policy agenda within the next few months that delivers "bang for the buck," partly by encouraging more private-sector collaboration. In an interview[...]