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Ethics Waivers Cover More Former Lobbyists

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 4:09am

The Office of Government Ethics has posted ethics waivers granted by the Trump administration to federal agency officials. It frees them from full compliance with ethics rules.

Trump Talks Up Infrastructure Plan In Cincinnati

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 4:09am

President Trump is trying to shift attention to his infrastructure plan, taking his pitch for more private investment in critical transportation assets to Cincinnati.

Ex-FBI Boss Comey Heads To The Senate: Can It Live Up To The Hype?

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 3:00am

James Comey is expected to tell Congress that, yes, he did tell Trump he wasn't under investigation — but that Trump asked him to back off Mike Flynn.

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There Are Many Russia Investigations. What Are They All Doing?

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 3:00am

The Senate Intelligence Committee is in the spotlight for its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. But there are many inquiries, that could each have different outcomes.

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Congressman-Elect, Sorry He Hit Reporter, Promises Donation To Charity

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 9:54pm

Greg Gianforte, who faces a misdemeanor assault charge in the incident, has written to the reporter saying, "You were doing your job." Gianforte says his own conduct was unacceptable and unlawful.

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Trump Administration Names More Former Lobbyists With Ethics Waivers

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 5:29pm

The White House has put out the names of federal agency officials who sought dispensation from ethics rules. But critics question whether the list reflects the full scope of conflicts of interest.

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Reality Winner, Accused NSA Leaker, To Enter Not Guilty Plea

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 5:15pm

Winner's lawyer would not confirm that his client was the source of the bombshell leak of a report about efforts by Russian military intelligence to cyber-attack American election software.

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Comey Opening Statement For Senate Intelligence Hearing, Annotated

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:20pm

Ex-FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, his first public comments since his firing on May 9. Here are his prepared opening remarks.

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Solar Firms Plan To Return To Nevada After New Law Restores Incentives

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:18pm

The governor plans to sign a bill that will let homeowners sell excess electricity to their utility at retail rates. Solar companies stopped seeking new customers because incentives were phased out.

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Ohio River's Brent Spence Bridge Serves As Symbol Of U.S. Infrastructure Woes

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 3:40pm

Part of President Trump's infrastructure plan could be helping to pay for a dilapidated double-decker bridge over the Ohio River. It's a bridge that motorists say shakes, subject to back-ups without emergency lanes, and carries way to many vehicles than it was designed to carry a half century ago.

President Trump Outlines Infrastructure Plan In Trip To Cincinnati

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 3:40pm

President Trump went to Cincinnati Wednesday to push his plan to invest heavily in infrastructure, focusing on the aging locks, dams, levees and ports in the nation's inland waterways.

Free Speech Legal Center Threatens To Sue Trump For Blocking Twitter Users

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 3:40pm

A First Amendment law center at Columbia University is threatening to sue President Trump if he doesn't stop blocking people whose comments he doesn't like on Twitter. The group says Trump cannot lawfully block people from viewing what they contend are presidential statements.

Ahead Of Comey Hearing, Intelligence Officials Testify Before Senate Committee

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 3:40pm

Some of America's top intelligence officials testified Wednesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. The hearing was a kind of warm-up for Thursday's blockbuster session featuring fired FBI Director James Comey.

Comey's Opening Statement Posted Online Ahead Of Senate Testimony

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 3:40pm

Fired FBI Director James Comey recounts his encounters with President Trump in testimony to be delivered Thursday on Capitol Hill. The White House insists Trump is focused on his agenda, not Comey.

Kansas Lawmakers Reverse Governor's Massive Tax Cuts

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 3:40pm

Kansas lawmakers charted a major change of course Tuesday night when it comes to tax policy. Both the House and Senate voted to override a veto from Gov. Sam Brownback and roll back many of the 2012 tax cuts that were a model for conservatives across the country.

President Trump Nominates Christopher Wray As New FBI Director

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 3:40pm

President Trump has tapped former Justice Department lawyer Christopher Wray as his pick to head the FBI. Wray currently focuses on white collar crime at an international law firm.

Comey: Trump Asked For 'Loyalty,' Wanted Him to 'Let' Flynn Investigation 'Go'

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 1:29pm

The opening statement from the former FBI director confirms many of the bombshell reports that have raised questions about whether President Trump tried to interfere in the Russia investigation.

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If The Individual Insurance Market Crashes, Can People Still Get Coverage?

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:31am

The Trump administration is putting pressure on the fragile market for individuals who buy their own health coverage, which will almost certainly mean higher prices and fewer choices next year.

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Intelligence Leaders Testify Before Senate Panel Hearing

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:44am

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.

The Kansas Tax Cut Experiment Comes To An End As Lawmakers Vote To Raise Taxes

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 9:37am

Kansas lawmakers have rolled back a series of major tax cuts that became an example for conservative lawmakers around the country but didn't deliver the growth promised by Gov. Sam Brownback.

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