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Trump Administration Pushes Abstinence in Teen Pregnancy Programs

Tuesday  07:05,   24 april 2018
The New York Times

New rules don’t explicitly exclude teaching about contraception and protected sex, but favor “sexual risk avoidance” and don’t require as rigorous evidence of efficacy.The Trump administration has issued new rules for funding programs to prevent[...]

Toensing: Trump got 'a thrill' from pardoning Scooter Libby

Tuesday  06:30,   24 april 2018
CNN

An informal legal adviser to President Donald Trump said the President got "a thrill" when he granted Scooter Libby a pardon, and she denied that any pardons are intended to send a political message to his personal attorney Michael Cohen.[...]

Mueller Says FBI Properly Searched Manafort Storage Unit

Tuesday  04:41,   24 april 2018
Bloomberg

Special Counsel Robert Mueller said FBI agents properly gained permission to search a storage unit that contained business and tax records of Paul Manafort, the indicted former campaign chairman of President Donald Trump. In a court filing Monday,[...]

For Melania Trump, the shroud of invisibility lifts during a week of public attention

Tuesday  04:25,   24 april 2018
Tribune News Service

She is either complicit in her husband's worst instincts or a victim of them, either struggling in an anachronistic job or confidently doing precisely what she wants to do with it. Fifteen months after she became first lady, Melania Trump[...]

The White House can’t hide Trump’s worry about Michael Cohen

Tuesday  04:06,   24 april 2018
MSN

The White House appears to be leaving open the door to a presidential pardon — which would only be necessary if there were a crime to pardon. “I don't think that we are going to talk about hypotheticals that don't exist right now,” Sanders told[...]

White House Said to Deter Republicans From Defending EPA Chief

Tuesday  03:25,   24 april 2018
Bloomberg

White House officials are cautioning Republican lawmakers and other conservative allies to temper their defense of Scott Pruitt, according to two people familiar with the discussions, in a sign that administration support for the embattled EPA chief [...]

Ronny Jackson allegations threaten to upend nomination

Tuesday  03:25,   24 april 2018
CNN

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee are raising concerns about allegations involving Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson , President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the department of Veterans Affairs and are reviewing them to[...]

Senators cling to a fading custom in Trump's Washington

Tuesday  03:13,   24 april 2018
Associated Press

In Trump's Washington, traditions are frail and civility a novelty. Load[...]

Michael Avenatti Releases Dropbox Folder on Hannity

Tuesday  02:05,   24 april 2018
Newsweek

He titled the folder "Facts Are Stubborn Things."Hannity's colleagues at Fox, specifically Brit Hume and Laura Ingraham, had been criticizing Avenatti for both his myriad media appearances and his attacks on Hannity, who was revealed to be [...]

GOP lawmakers say they've struck documents deal with Justice

Tuesday  01:53,   24 april 2018
Associated Press

<p>Two House Republican committee chairmen say the Justice Department has agreed to provide them with documents on the Hillary Clinton investigation that they've been requesting for months.</p>The deal was struck after leaders of the[...]

Lawmakers: EPA analysis said Pruitt bug sweep was inadequate

Tuesday  01:53,   24 april 2018
Associated Press

New internal documents say a sweep for hidden listening devices in Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's office was shoddy and wasn't properly certified under U.S. government practices.&nbsp;Load[...]

When — if Ever — Will the Super Bowl Champion Eagles Visit the White House?

Tuesday  01:53,   24 april 2018
The New York Times

In a private meeting, the owner of the Eagles called Mr. Trump’s tenure a “disastrous presidency,” using a vulgarity to emphasize “disastrous.”Springtime in Washington usually brings the blooming of cherry blossom trees and a White House visit from[...]

Colorado Supreme Court knocks US Rep. Lamborn off ballot

Tuesday  00:56,   24 april 2018
Associated Press

Colorado's Supreme Court has ruled that six-term Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn didn't qualify for his party's primary.The court ruled Monday that Lamborn's re-election campaign didn't collect enough valid voter signatures to make the [...]

Over a year into presidency, Trump hosts first state dinner

Tuesday  00:56,   24 april 2018
AFP

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hold their first state dinner on Tuesday, hosting the leader of America's oldest ally for a glittering event at the White House. French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, will [...]

Did Michael Flynn Jr. just reveal something very, very important about the Russia investigation?

Tuesday  00:11,   24 april 2018
CNN

On Monday morning, Michael Flynn Jr., the son of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, tweeted something very, well interesting. "American Patriot @GenFlynn did not lie to Pence (or anyone else in the admin) about his[...]