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House Russia Probe Dissolves Into a Fight Over Transcripts

House Russia Probe Dissolves Into a Fight Over Transcripts

Now that Republicans have terminated the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe, the biggest outstanding question is whether the public will ever see transcripts from dozens of its closed-door
Pompeo Gives Trump an Ally on Iran Deal, But Only in Washington

Pompeo Gives Trump an Ally on Iran Deal, But Only in Washington

Rex Tillerson argued that the Iran nuclear deal isn’t broken, one reason he just got fired. His successor has less than two months to fix it.
Pennsylvania Election Still Too Close to Call as GOP Mulls Challenge

Pennsylvania Election Still Too Close to Call as GOP Mulls Challenge

Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone remain locked in a tight contest for a House seat in Pennsylvania that may be a bellwether for the fall elections that will decide control of Congress.
Abe Denies Ordering Documents Doctored in Japan School Scandal

Abe Denies Ordering Documents Doctored in Japan School Scandal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his finance minister denied ordering officials to tamper with documents at the center of a scandal rocking his administration.
Trump Weighs Firing Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin

Trump Weighs Firing Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin

President Donald Trump has expressed dissatisfaction with his Veterans Affairs secretary, Dr. David Shulkin, and has discussed replacing him, two people familiar with the matter said.
Farm Bill Put in Jeopardy Over Food Stamp Work Requirements

Farm Bill Put in Jeopardy Over Food Stamp Work Requirements

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway said he’s delaying the release of a draft law renewing farm and nutrition programs to try and produce a bill with bipartisan support after intense
Trump Said to Choose  White House Official to Lead Public Liaison Office

Trump Said to Choose White House Official to Lead Public Liaison Office

A White House official has been selected to head the office responsible for mobilizing outside interest groups to support President Donald Trump’s goals, according to two sources familiar with the
Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law Mostly Survives Appeal Court Fight

Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law Mostly Survives Appeal Court Fight

Texas got permission from a federal appeals court to enforce much, but not all, of its controversial sanctuary-city ban. Cities, law enforcement personnel and elected officials must immediately begin
Ivanka Trump Meets Sex Trafficking Bill Advocates Ahead of Vote

Ivanka Trump Meets Sex Trafficking Bill Advocates Ahead of Vote

Ivanka Trump met Tuesday at the White House with victims’ advocates, representatives of Big Tech and lawmakers who are poised to pass a bill within days to tackle online sex trafficking.
Adam Schiff Says Russia Probe ‘Far From Done’ After GOP Shuts It Down

Adam Schiff Says Russia Probe ‘Far From Done’ After GOP Shuts It Down

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence panel said he plans to continue work on the Russia probe despite Republican moves to shut it down, saying 30 witnesses still need to be interviewed.
Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law Is Mostly Upheld by U.S. Appeals Court

Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law Is Mostly Upheld by U.S. Appeals Court

Texas got permission from a federal appeals court to enforce much, but not all, of its controversial sanctuary-city ban. Cities and law enforcement personnel must immediately begin to cooperate fully
Horizon's Valliere Sees U.S. Trying to Pull Out of Iran Deal

Horizon's Valliere Sees U.S. Trying to Pull Out of Iran Deal

Horizon Investments Chief Global Strategist's Greg Valliere reacts to President Donald Trump's decision to replace Secretary of State Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Valliere speaks with
Trump's Personal Assistant Was Fired Monday, Hired by the Re-Election Campaign Tuesday

Trump's Personal Assistant Was Fired Monday, Hired by the Re-Election Campaign Tuesday

President Donald Trump’s personal assistant, John McEntee, was fired on Monday, according to three White House officials.
Singapore to Fight Fake News the Way it Fights Drugs

Singapore to Fight Fake News the Way it Fights Drugs

Singapore intends to treat fake news with the same comprehensive approach as it does illicit drugs while allowing space for a “robust” discourse, according to a cabinet minister involved in
Sierra Leone to Hold Runoff Vote As Opposition Wins First Round

Sierra Leone to Hold Runoff Vote As Opposition Wins First Round

Sierra Leone will hold a runoff vote for president later this month after the main opposition’s candidate won the first round ballot but failed to secure a majority.
Trudeau Floats Tariffs to Prevent Flood of Steel Through Canada

Trudeau Floats Tariffs to Prevent Flood of Steel Through Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada could use tariffs to fight any “increased pressure” of steel dumping into Canada aimed at circumventing new U.S. restrictions.
Brookings' O'Hanlon Expects Haspel to Be Confirmed as CIA Head

Brookings' O'Hanlon Expects Haspel to Be Confirmed as CIA Head

Michael O'Hanlon, Brookings Institution director of research, discusses Rex Tillerson's ouster as well as expectations of Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's choice to head the CIA. O'Hanlon joined
Scandal Threatens to Derail Abe’s Economic Agenda

Scandal Threatens to Derail Abe’s Economic Agenda

The Japanese government’s plans for the economy have been thrown into disarray by a cronyism scandal.
Corruption Trial Looms for Key Aide of Brazil’s President Temer

Corruption Trial Looms for Key Aide of Brazil’s President Temer

A key aide of Brazil’s President Michel Temer has been indicted on charges of corruption and money-laundering.
U.S. Students Stage School Walkouts to Protest Gun Violence

U.S. Students Stage School Walkouts to Protest Gun Violence

Young people in the U.S. walked out of school to demand action on gun violence Wednesday in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged since the massacre in Florida.