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Donald Trump Jr.'s trip to India could mix business and U.S. foreign policy

Tuesday  07:55,   20 february 2018

<p>Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India on Monday to promote new Trump Towers and be a keynote speaker with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, raising concerns about mixing his father's family business interests with U.S. foreign policy.</p>Load[...]

Trump endorses Romney in run for U.S. Senate seat in Utah

Tuesday  07:16,   20 february 2018

President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah despite Romney often being critical of Trump. Load Error During the 2016 presidential campaign, Romney[...]

Rob Porter’s Charisma and Ambition Disguised Flare-ups of Anger

Tuesday  07:15,   20 february 2018
The New York Times

The White House aide who resigned in a domestic abuse scandal that engulfed the White House was known for his ambition at Harvard and on Capitol Hill.WASHINGTON — People who crossed paths with Rob Porter in Harvard classrooms or the hallways of[...]

America Just Got a Lot Closer to Seeing a Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Tuesday  03:51,   20 february 2018
The Daily Beast

The redrawing of the Pennsylvania congressional map is a Democrat's dream come true.The redrawn map—which was offered as a legally-mandated fix to the heavily gerrymandered prior lines—reshapes the state such that, according to Cook Political[...]

Experts say 'it's now or never' if Kennedy wants Trump to replace him on SCOTUS

Tuesday  03:51,   20 february 2018
The Hill

Experts are weighing in on rumors Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy could retire in the near future, saying it would be easier for President Trump to replace him with a conservative justice if he were to retire now."It's now or[...]

What Trump left out of his tweets about Facebook and Russia

Tuesday  01:45,   20 february 2018

Facebook ads were more about sowing discord than boosting Trump, but the ads were just one small part of a bigger, pro-Trump plot.Let's begin with a clarification of Goldman's second point. Facebook reported in an October blog post that "44 percent[...]

Major GOP donor steps up effort to change his party's stance on guns

Tuesday  01:11,   20 february 2018
NBC News

GOP donor Al Hoffman Jr. is trying to get "all Republican donors" to join his boycott of candidates who don't support renewing the assault weapons ban.WASHINGTON — A major Republican donor is stepping up his effort to enlist[...]

Mueller's interest in Kushner grows to include foreign financing efforts

Tuesday  00:07,   20 february 2018

Mueller's interest in Kushner has grown to include his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition , according to people familiar with the inquiry.This is the first indication that[...]

Trump ranks as worst president in poll of scholars

Tuesday  00:07,   20 february 2018
CBS News

A survey of 170 president scholars placed President Trump in last place for overall presidential "greatness"President Trump came in last place in an expert ranking of "presidential greatness," according to the 2018 Presidents & Executive[...]

Trump: Why didn't Obama do something about Russia election interference?

Tuesday  00:07,   20 february 2018
The Hill

President Trump questioned why former President Obama didn't take action on Russian interference in the 2016 election, despite Obama having implemented strict sanctions against the country over the election meddling. "Obama was President up to,[...]

Trump Edges Toward a Conventional Republican Approach, at Least on Policy

Tuesday  00:06,   20 february 2018
The New York Times

For all the ways President Trump has flouted the norms of his office, on policy he comes closer to other modern Republican presidents.WASHINGTON — If they squint hard enough, Republicans looking at President Trump can almost see George W.[...]

Florida House Republican won’t seek reelection

Tuesday  00:06,   20 february 2018
The Hill

"After what will be 10 years in the United States Congress representing the good people of Florida's Heartland, it's time to ‘hang em up’ as my old football coach used to say,” Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) said in a statement.The[...]

Trump backs efforts to bolster FBI gun checks

Monday  22:26,   19 february 2018
Associated Press

<p>President Donald Trump offered support Monday for an effort to strengthen the federal gun background check system as he hunkered down at his private Florida golf course just 40 miles from last week's deadly school shooting.</p>Press[...]

For the weary White House, Florida shooting offered a ‘reprieve’ from scandals

Monday  22:25,   19 february 2018

In aftermath of Florida shooting, Trump and his aides have escaped questions about a series of controversies. But the mayhem could return this week in Washington.Domestic abuse allegations against a senior aide were ignored, pointing to a potential[...]

Congress punts fight over Dreamers to March

Monday  20:26,   19 february 2018
The Hill

Congress is poised to kick a heated immigration fight into overtime, with no clear path forward. With the Senate rejecting four proposals-including President Trump's preferred plan and a key bipartisan deal-and no viable back up plan in-sight,[...]