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GOP lawmakers raise concerns over 'secret society' in FBI agents' texts

Tuesday  15:32,   23 january 2018
The Hill

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Monday raised concerns that the two FBI agents who privately exchanged text messages disparaging President Trump mentioned a "secret society" shortly after the Republican[...]

A Billionaire Keeps Pushing to Impeach Trump. Democrats Are Rattled.

Tuesday  15:31,   23 january 2018
The New York Times

Tom Steyer, a major Democratic donor, has become one of President Trump’s most visible antagonists, firing up angry Democrats and unnerving his own party with the ferocity of his efforts. Mr. Steyer is likely to unsettle national Democrats further[...]

Trump Celebrates Democratic ‘Cave’ on Shutdown

Tuesday  15:10,   23 january 2018
Roll Call

Add Donald Trump to the manifest of Republicans who have jumped aboard what might be called The Democrats Caved Train. Load Error While lawmakers and sources say he was not heavily involved, the president was in full celebratory mode after[...]

Immigration talks: What's next?

Tuesday  14:06,   23 january 2018
CNN

<p>As the dust settled Monday on an agreement to reopen the government, the path forward for immigration remained as murky as ever.</p>Democrats and Republicans who worked to break the impasse over the shutdown spun their vote to accept a[...]

George W. Bush's favorability has pulled a complete 180

Tuesday  14:06,   23 january 2018
CNN

George W. Bush has turned his unpopularity upside down . Load Error Six in 10 Americans, 61%, say they now have a favorable view of the 43rd President of the United States in the latest CNN poll conducted by SSRS, nearly double the 33% who[...]

Senate moderates see influence grow after shutdown fight

Tuesday  14:06,   23 january 2018
The Hill

<p>As the partisan blame game on the government shutdown intensified over the weekend, a growing number of senators from both parties began meeting in "little[...]

'Dreamers' disappointed that Congress deferred DACA deal

Tuesday  09:51,   23 january 2018
Reuters

'Dreamers' disappointed that Congress deferred DACA dealYoung "Dreamers" brought to the United States illegally as children were angry and disappointed on Monday after the U.S. Congress approved a temporary spending bill to end a three-day[...]

Shutdown truce just delays Trump's big dilemma

Tuesday  09:51,   23 january 2018
CNN

By escaping the government shutdown drama without losing face, President Donald Trump can claim a short-term victory. But the truce only delayed the most fateful dilemma he is yet to face in his presidency, on the issue that powered his political[...]

Trump admitted he was wrong over inauguration crowd size fight: book

Tuesday  07:51,   23 january 2018
The Hill

President Trump made "a rare admission" of regret to aides after sending then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer to fight with the press over reports detailing the crowd size as his Inauguration Day ceremony, according to a new White[...]

A look back at every government shutdown in US history

Tuesday  07:51,   23 january 2018
FOX News

The government has now shut down 19 times since Congress introduced the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act in 1976.Lawmakers breathed a sigh of relief Monday as they reached a compromise to end a three-day shutdown to keep the[...]

The Senate will take up immigration, but will the House — and Trump — follow?

Tuesday  06:10,   23 january 2018
MSN

The shutdown-ending deal could set up a repeat of the 2013 immigration debate, when the Senate acted and the House did not.That has raised fears among immigrant advocates that the shutdown-ending compromise merely sets up a repeat of what happened[...]

Wray threatened to resign after Sessions pressured him to fire FBI deputy director: report

Tuesday  04:05,   23 january 2018
The Hill

FBI Director Christopher Wray threatened to resign after Attorney General Jeff Sessions pressured him to remove FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Axios reported Monday. Wray reportedly told Sessions that he would resign if McCabe was removed from[...]

With Talking Stick in Hand, Moderate Senators Broke the Shutdown

Tuesday  03:35,   23 january 2018
The New York Times

Two dozen centrist senators from both parties banded together to push their leaders to a deal to reopen the government. Now comes the hard part.WASHINGTON — The ground rules were simple: Senators wishing to voice their opinion needed to wait their[...]

Why the Democrats lost their nerve in the shutdown battle

Tuesday  03:35,   23 january 2018
MSN

Like Republicans before them, Democrats learn the limits of their leverage.At a caucus meeting in a room just off the Senate floor, a group of vulnerable Senate Democrats told their leader Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.) that the cost of their effort to[...]

George Papadopoulos is the ‘John Dean’ of the Russia investigation, his fiancee says

Tuesday  02:40,   23 january 2018
MSN

Simona Mangiante says the former Trump adviser’s cooperation is key to Mueller probe.But the fiancee of George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who pleaded guilty in October to lying to the FBI about his Russia contacts and is[...]