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White House Narrows List Of National Security Adviser Candidates To Replace Flynn

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 7:41pm

A senior administration official says the White House has already interviewed former CENTCOM deputy director Robert Harward about the vacancy, speaking to him last week and again on Monday.

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What Is The Logan Act, And Why Does It Matter?

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 6:14pm

The White House says it's confident former national security adviser Michael Flynn said "nothing wrong or inappropriate" to the Russian ambassador. Releasing the transcript would help clear that up.

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Michael Flynn Left The Trump White House This Week. Here's How That Happened

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 5:50pm

The path to Flynn's resignation from his post as national security adviser has been long and confusing, littered with misstatements and uncertain dates.

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When Dating In The Era Of Divisive Politics, Both Sides Stick To Themselves

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 4:42pm

Many singles are using their dating profiles to say they're not interested in dating people who don't share their political preference. Politically segregated dating websites are booming.

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Conway Should Be Disciplined For Plugging Ivanka Trump Products, Ethics Agency Says

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 4:26pm

The president's senior adviser appeared on TV last week and urged shoppers to buy the president's daughter's line of clothes, jewelry and shoes, after Nordstrom decided to drop it.

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Iowa Moves To Restrict Collective Bargaining For Public Sector Workers

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 4:09pm

As Republicans have asserted more control of state governments across the country, a wave of states have moved quickly in 2017 to pass legislation to reduce the influence of labor unions.

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6 Unanswered Questions After Michael Flynn's Resignation

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:51pm

Flynn's departure from his position as national security adviser is followed by contradictory statements from the White House and an unclear timeline on the administration's response.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Set To Meet Trump

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:41pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to meet President Trump, who might be changing U.S. policy on settlements, Jerusalem and Israel's adversary — Iran.

House Speaker Welcomes Resignation Of National Security Adviser Flynn

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:41pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan welcomed the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn, but many lawmakers have unanswered questions about contacts between the Trump team and Russia.

Press Secretary: Trump Fired Flynn As National Security Adviser

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:41pm

The resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn hasn't stopped the questions about his calls to the Russian ambassador. White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Tuesday that President Trump asked for Flynn's resignation.

DOJ Warned White House Flynn Could Be Vulnerable To Russian Blackmail

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:41pm

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday after misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Adam Entous, who has been following the story.

Trump's Presidency Takes Toll On His Daughter's Brand

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:41pm

Trump-branded products may continue to see lower sales as growing consumer boycotts prompt U.S. retailers to back away from the items. The Wall Street Journal reports sales of Ivanka Trump's fashion line tumbled at Nordstrom, according to internal documents. Now Nordstrom has dropped the products. Ethics experts worry that plunging U.S. retail sales may feed Trump's need to expand overseas, creating new conflicts of interest.

Flynn's Departure Signals Upheaval Inside National Security Council

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:41pm

The resignation of White House national security adviser Michael Flynn could have implications for the National Security Council. Flynn resigned Monday night after reports he misled the vice president-elect about his conversations with the Russian ambassador.

Congress Moves To Overturn D.C. 'Death With Dignity Law'

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:15pm

The D.C. law gives District physicians the right to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients who have less than six months to live.

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Secret Service Director Announces Retirement

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 2:03pm

Joseph Clancy was named director by former President Obama to lead an agency in turmoil.

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New CIA Deputy Director Past's Intertwined with CIA's History of Waterboarding

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 1:25pm

Gina Haspel is a well-respected, career CIA officer. She also once ran one of the agency's "black site" prisons where a suspected terrorist was waterboarded 83 times.

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White House Press Secretary Says Trump Fired Flynn As National Security Adviser

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 12:42pm

The account differs from the impression the White House gave initially, framing it as Michael Flynn's decision to leave amid questions about his talks with Russia and misleading the vice president.

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READ: Michael Flynn's Resignation Letter As National Security Adviser

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:22am

Flynn says he provided Vice President Pence with "incomplete information" on his contacts with Russian officials, and that he apologized to Pence and President Trump.

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House Speaker Welcomes Flynn Resignation, But Congress Has More Questions

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:43am

Michael Flynn stepped down as national security adviser following reports he communicated with Russia about U.S. sanctions in December and then misled the vice president-elect about that discussion.

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Is Donald Trump Helping Or Hurting Twitter?

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 9:29am

The tweeter-in-chief has brought a new level of notoriety to the social media company, but it hasn't helped Twitter's bottom line. Analysts say Trump-related harassment continues to hurt the platform.

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