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Johnson becomes fourth GOP senator unwilling to proceed on healthcare bill

Tuesday  10:33,   27 june 2017
The Hill

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told CNN's Dana Bash that he will vote against a motion to proceed to the Senate's healthcare bill if the vote is held this week. He became the fourth GOP senator to say Monday that he will not vote to move forward[...]

Trump sends FBI director nomination to the Senate

Tuesday  10:33,   27 june 2017
The Hill

The White House on Monday formally sent the nomination of Christopher Wray to for the position of FBI director to the Senate.The Justice Department released a statement from Wray, who said he was "honored and humbled" by the nomination and looks[...]

GOP senator: Don't expect Trump to 'have your back' on healthcare vote

Tuesday  10:33,   27 june 2017
The Hill

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C) is offering some frank advice for fellow Republican senators hoping to get help from the White House on repealing and replacing ObamaCare: Think again. "Here's what I would tell any senator: If you're[...]

Q&A: Trump's travel ban notches a win, but fight isn't over

Tuesday  06:16,   27 june 2017
MSN

What's next after the Supreme Court cleared the way for parts of President Donald Trump's travel ban executive order to begin taking effect? Here are some[...]

Health Bill Is in Peril as G.O.P. Support Wanes After Report

Tuesday  06:00,   27 june 2017
The New York Times

Senators Susan Collins and Rand Paul said they would vote against even debating the measure after the Congressional Budget Office said it would cause 22 million people to lose insurance. Senator Mitch McConnell, the chief author of the bill, must[...]

Kushner Adds Prominent Lawyer Abbe Lowell to Defense Team

Tuesday  05:50,   27 june 2017
The New York Times

Mr. Lowell has represented figures from both parties in high-profile cases, including former Senator John Edwards and the disgraced ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff.WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, has added to his[...]

Kushner Adds Prominent Lawyer Abbe Lowell to Defense Team

Tuesday  05:50,   27 june 2017
The New York Times

Mr. Lowell has represented figures from both parties in high-profile cases, including former Senator John Edwards and the disgraced ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff.WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, has added to his[...]

House Ethics Committee is reviewing allegations against three Democrats

Tuesday  05:38,   27 june 2017
MSN

<p>The House Ethics Committee said Monday it is reviewing charges lodged against two high-profile Democratic lawmakers and a senior Democratic aide.</p>The lawmakers facing an ethics review are Rep. John Conyers Jr. (Mich), the ranking[...]

House Ethics Committee is reviewing allegations against three Democrats

Tuesday  05:38,   27 june 2017
MSN

<p>The House Ethics Committee said Monday it is reviewing charges lodged against two high-profile Democratic lawmakers and a senior Democratic aide.</p>The lawmakers facing an ethics review are Rep. John Conyers Jr. (Mich), the ranking[...]

Restrictions lead to grumbling, but no boycotts, from White House press

Tuesday  05:37,   27 june 2017
MSN

<p>The Trump White House has imposed some of the most draconian restrictions on the news media in recent memory, from banning TV cameras during its daily briefings to cutting back the length and frequency of its sessions with reporters. The State [...]

Restrictions lead to grumbling, but no boycotts, from White House press

Tuesday  05:37,   27 june 2017
MSN

<p>The Trump White House has imposed some of the most draconian restrictions on the news media in recent memory, from banning TV cameras during its daily briefings to cutting back the length and frequency of its sessions with reporters. The State [...]

Three GOP Senators Oppose Health Bill, Enough to Block It

Tuesday  03:50,   27 june 2017
Bloomberg

At least three Republican senators said they would vote to block the current version of their party’s health-care bill from advancing, endangering Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to repeal Obamacare. Republican Susan Collins of Maine late[...]

Trump and Modi exchange hugs, herald stronger US-India ties

Tuesday  03:45,   27 june 2017
Associated Press

Hugging outside the White House Monday, President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi heralded an increasingly close strategic partnership as the U.S. branded a top militant from neighboring Pakistan as a "global[...]

Sanders dodges question on FBI investigation into his wife

Tuesday  03:45,   27 june 2017
The Hill

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday dodged a question about the FBI investigation into his wife, opting instead to talk about healthcare."No, that's not what I'm talking about today," Sanders told an Associated Press reporter who also attempted to [...]

By Criticizing Obama, Trump Contradicts His Own Comments on Russian Meddling

Tuesday  03:20,   27 june 2017
The New York Times

President Trump has refused to acknowledge that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, but he has blamed his predecessor for not responding to that interference.Mr. Trump’s latest assertions were made after The Washington Post reported on Friday[...]