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Trump Told Embattled EPA Chief ‘We’ve Got Your Back,’ Official Says

Trump Told Embattled EPA Chief ‘We’ve Got Your Back,’ Official Says

President Donald Trump called his embattled environmental chief Monday, according to an administration official.
Pressure Builds for Probe of Pruitt’s Travel, $50-a-Night Condo

Pressure Builds for Probe of Pruitt’s Travel, $50-a-Night Condo

Lawmakers and watchdog groups are pressuring federal investigators to widen a probe into EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s travel and security protection.
EPA Chief's Family Also Stayed at Lobbyist's $50-a-Night Condo

EPA Chief's Family Also Stayed at Lobbyist's $50-a-Night Condo

The Environmental Protection Agency says family members of Administrator Scott Pruitt also stayed in the Capitol Hill condominium partly owned by the wife of an energy lobbyist under his $50-per-night
McConnell Says Trump Should Allow Mueller to Finish Russia Probe

McConnell Says Trump Should Allow Mueller to Finish Russia Probe

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Special Counsel Robert Mueller and said he “should be allowed to finish his job.”
Lawmakers Probe Contract to Sweep EPA Administrator’s Office for Bugs

Lawmakers Probe Contract to Sweep EPA Administrator’s Office for Bugs

Senate Democrats are pressing the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to explain how his top security guard’s business partner ended up with a contract to search the EPA building for listening
Dem Senators try pre-emptive attack on Supreme Court to save union donations

Dem Senators try pre-emptive attack on Supreme Court to save union donations

“Decision-making begins to look like prize-taking when precedents are reversed as Court majorities shift.” The post Dem Senators try pre-emptive attack on Supreme Court to save union donations
U.S. Has No `Bloody Nose Strategy' for North Korea, Senators Say

U.S. Has No `Bloody Nose Strategy' for North Korea, Senators Say

H.R. McMaster Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
EPA Chief Disavows Calling Trump a Danger in 2016 Interview

EPA Chief Disavows Calling Trump a Danger in 2016 Interview

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said he doesn’t remember saying President Donald Trump "would be more abusive to the Constitution than Barack Obama" during a 2016 radio
Grassley Says ‘Spooked’ Kushner Won’t Agree to Russia Interview

Grassley Says ‘Spooked’ Kushner Won’t Agree to Russia Interview

A “spooked” Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, won’t agree to a staff interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chairman Chuck Grassley said.
Grassley Won't Release Fusion GPS Transcript From Russia Probe

Grassley Won't Release Fusion GPS Transcript From Russia Probe

The partisan fight over the Trump dossier is intensifying on Capitol Hill.

Trump judicial nominee fumbles basic law questions in Senate hearing

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Video Goes Viral of Trump Nominee Struggling to Answer Basic Questions

Video Goes Viral of Trump Nominee Struggling to Answer Basic Questions

A lawyer nominated by President Donald Trump to be a federal judge has become an internet sensation after having difficulty answering basic legal questions.
Social Networks Unable to Promise Election Meddling Won't Recur

Social Networks Unable to Promise Election Meddling Won't Recur

Facebook Inc., Google and Twitter Inc. told Congress they aren’t sure they’ve measured the full extent of Russia’s manipulation of social networks in last year’s U.S. presidential campaign and they
Is Donald Trump Installing a Mole in the Mueller Probe?

Is Donald Trump Installing a Mole in the Mueller Probe?

On September 28, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved on a party line vote the nomination of Brian Benczkowski to be the head of the Justice Department’s criminal division. The vote put President