Politics

Pennsylvania Republicans ask Supreme Court to block new congressional map
Posted on February 22, 2018 at 1:01 am

(Reuters) - Pennsylvania Republicans on Wednesday filed an emergency appeal asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a new congressional map drawn by the state's top court from taking effect ahead of this year's mid-term elections. […]

Trump says arming teachers could help prevent school massacres
Posted on February 22, 2018 at 12:29 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that arming teachers could help prevent massacres like last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, voicing support for an idea backed by the National Rifle Association gun rights group. […]

Trump-Russia probe counsel to interview ex-Trump aide Nunberg: sources
Posted on February 22, 2018 at 12:22 am

(Reuters) - Sam Nunberg, a former political aide to Donald Trump, will be interviewed on Thursday as part of a U.S. special counsel's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, two people with knowledge of the matter said. […]

U.S. looking at potential new sanctions against Russia
Posted on February 22, 2018 at 12:10 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering new sanctions against Russia in response to election meddling and a devastating cyber attack last year, senior U.S. officials said on Wednesday, pushing back against criticism that it has been slow to act. […]

House Republican oversight chair seeks EPA chief's travel details
Posted on February 21, 2018 at 11:28 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican head of the U.S. House of Representatives oversight committee sought details on Wednesday on how Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt got clearance to take numerous first class-flights revealed in recently released travel records. […]

New sealed charges brought in case against ex-Trump campaign manager
Posted on February 21, 2018 at 10:05 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against two of President Donald Trump's former campaign officials, a court record indicated on Wednesday. […]

Lawsuits challenge Electoral College system in four U.S. states
Posted on February 21, 2018 at 8:15 pm

BOSTON (Reuters) - A coalition that includes a Latino membership organization and a former Massachusetts governor filed lawsuits on Wednesday challenging how four U.S. states allocate their Electoral College votes in presidential elections. […]

Democrats want $300 million to fight possible Russia election tampering
Posted on February 21, 2018 at 7:45 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic leaders called on Congress on Wednesday to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation $300 million to fight foreign efforts to interfere in congressional and state elections in November, amid growing concerns about potential Russian influence on the polls. […]

Supreme Court declines to broaden whistleblower protections
Posted on February 21, 2018 at 7:42 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to broaden protections for corporate insiders who call out misconduct, ruling they must take claims of wrongdoing to the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to be shielded against retaliation. […]

Trump signals he's open to mileage tax with praise of Oregon program
Posted on February 21, 2018 at 5:57 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday praised an experimental program in Oregon that charges a mileage tax to volunteer drivers, adding to signals that President Donald Trump is open to finding new revenue sources to pay for his proposed infrastructure program. […]

Melania Trump’s parents are legal permanent residents, raising questions about whether they relied on ‘chain migration’
Posted by Carol D. Leonnig on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Immigration experts said Viktor and Amalija Knavs very likely relied on family sponsorship to obtain their green cards, a process Trump has derided. […]

For some Democrats running for Congress, a strategic navigation of gun issues
Posted by Paul Kane on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Democrats angling for the 2020 presidential nomination stand in stark contrast to those running for Congress in areas where a hunting license is ingrained in the culture. […]

Florida high school students demand change to gun laws at boisterous rally
Posted by Michael Scherer on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

A potential agreement would stop short of assault weapons ban, which suffered legislative defeat this week. Students told lawmakers: ‘Serve your public, not your pocket.&rsquo […]

This photo of Trump's notes captures his empathy deficit better than anything
Posted by Aaron Blake on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Photographers captured Trump's notes from his gun-violence listening session. No. 5: “I hear you." […]

This photo of Trump's notes captures his empathy deficit better than anything
Posted by Aaron Blake on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Photographers captured Trump's notes from his gun-violence listening session. No. 5: “I hear you." […]

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