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Republicans tear into IG finding on Clinton probe

Wednesday  04:35,   20 june 2018
thehill

House Republicans on Tuesday took aim at a finding from the Department of Justice's (DOJ) inspector general that anti-Trump bias did not influence the outcome of the Hillary Clinton email probe, during a fractious and extended hearing that[...]

Trump didn’t invent family separation, but his administration was willing to try it

Wednesday  03:55,   20 june 2018
msn

How an idea considered excessive became a harsh attempt at border deterrence.Their idea went to top Obama administration officials at the White House and the Department of Homeland Security. Then it went into a drawer, like a blueprint for a weapon[...]

Republicans outline their latest strategy to roll back Obamacare

Wednesday  03:50,   20 june 2018
latimes

In a bid to revive the Republican effort to roll back the Affordable Care Act, a group of leading conservative health care advocates is proposing a new strategy to overhaul the law. The plan - which is outlined in a seven-page blueprint unveiled[...]

GOP senators introduce bill to prevent family separations at border

Wednesday  03:50,   20 june 2018
thehill

GOP senators on Tuesday introduced legislation aimed at preventing the separation of immigrant families detained along the U.S.-Mexico border while seeking asylum. The bill, spearheaded by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), would require tha t the children[...]

F.B.I. Agents Gave Trump a Weapon Against Mueller. Republicans Are Wielding It.

Wednesday  01:21,   20 june 2018
nytimes

In the second day of hearings over a damaging Justice Department report, Republicans cast the F.B.I. as part of an out-of-touch bureaucracy biased against President Trump.WASHINGTON — President Trump’s congressional allies trained their fire on the[...]

Congressional Campaigns Weaponize Family Separation Policy

Wednesday  00:52,   20 june 2018
rollcall

Candidates in both parties who are running in tight races want to weaponize the policy of separating child migrants from their parents at the U.S-Mexico border. In Texas’ Senate race, Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, whose district includes El Paso,[...]

Rudy Giuliani Says FBI Questioned Him On Leaks That Hurt Clinton Campaign

Wednesday  00:51,   20 june 2018
huffingtonpost

WASHINGTON ― Rudy Giuliani says FBI agents interviewed him in his room at the Trump International Hotel earlier this year regarding his 2016 remarks predicting a “surprise” in the closing days of the presidential race that would benefit[...]

House GOP plan would cut Medicare, Social Security to balance budget

Wednesday  00:25,   20 june 2018
msn

House GOP plan would cut Medicare, Social Security to balance budget The House Budget Committee is aiming to pass the blueprint later this week, but that may be as far as it goes this midterm election year. It’s not clear that GOP leaders will put[...]

Trump tweets target Germany for second time in 2 days

Tuesday  23:27,   19 june 2018
cnn

Germany found itself the crosshairs of President Donald Trump's Twitter feed for the second time in two days on Tuesday. On Monday, the President tweeted that crime in Germany was "way up" and that "people in Germany are turning against their[...]

Fact-checking Trump on immigration, family separations

Tuesday  22:40,   19 june 2018
cnn

President Donald Trump on Tuesday delivered a stream-of-consciousness-style speech on immigration as furor over his administration's separation of families at the border reaches a fever pitch. But his speech at a small business event in[...]

Trump hugs flag at end of speech to business group

Tuesday  22:26,   19 june 2018
thehill

President Trump capped a speech on Tuesday in which he repeatedly railed against illegal immigration by embracing the American flag. Trump gave a speech before the National Federation of Independent Business, during which he discussed immigration at [...]

Former U.S. Senate intelligence staffer asks court for Trump gag order

Tuesday  20:51,   19 june 2018
reuters

A former Senate committee security official, charged with lying to the FBI about contacts with reporters, on Tuesday asked a court to issue a gag order prohibiting U.S. President Donald Trump and others from commenting on the case. In court filings, [...]

Trump Is Said Ready to Pull U.S. From U.N.'s Human Rights Council

Tuesday  19:52,   19 june 2018
bloomberg

<p>The decision would make good on a pledge to leave a body the White House has long accused of hypocrisy and criticized as biased against Israel, according to two sources.</p>Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.[...]

No more 'internment camps': U.S. Democrats disrupt congressional hearing

Tuesday  19:52,   19 june 2018
reuters

Decrying "internment camps," Democrats and their supporters disrupted a high-profile U.S. congressional hearing on Tuesday with a dramatic protest against the Trump administration's policy of detaining immigrant children separated from [...]

Gowdy scorches Comey in blistering opening statement at IG hearing

Tuesday  19:02,   19 june 2018
foxnews

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy scorched James Comey in a blistering opening statement at a high-profile congressional hearing on Tuesday, declaring “we can’t survive with a justice system we don’t trust.”  Gowdy kicked off the[...]