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California Democrats are dreaming about a White House run in 2020

Tuesday  13:52,   24 april 2018
NBC News

For the first time in decades, a number of Golden State Democrats are eyeing the next presidential race.And they are already beginning to test the waters, at least a little. On a recent Saturday night in Iowa, two Golden State Democrats, Los Angeles [...]

Aimed at China, Trump's tariffs are hitting closer to home

Tuesday  13:52,   24 april 2018
Associated Press

President Donald Trump's escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his "America First" agenda hit home with American voters. The Commerce Department has[...]

Senate panel to examine Trump officials' election security efforts

Tuesday  13:52,   24 april 2018
The Hill

'Cyberattacks targeting government agencies, private businesses, and individuals are increasing in frequency and scope,' Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) will say in opening remarks.Load[...]

Voters head to the polls in Arizona special election

Tuesday  13:52,   24 april 2018
CNN

Voters outside of Phoenix head to the polls on Tuesday, looking to fill a vacancy created when Republican Rep. Trent Franks resigned in December amid sexual harassment allegations. Democrats don't think they will win the race that pits Hiral[...]

Democrats face test of their momentum in Arizona special election

Tuesday  13:52,   24 april 2018
CNN

In Tuesday's special election in an Arizona House race outside of Phoenix, candidate Hiral Tipirneni is hoping to become the next Democrat to pull off an upset victory in a reliably Republican district. After victories in Pennsylvania's 18th[...]

Trump and Macron Share Another Extended Handshake

Tuesday  11:25,   24 april 2018
Newsweek

<p>President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron's love of prolonged handshakes was again on display as the French president arrived in Washington for a state visit Monday.</p>After Macron arrived at the White House[...]

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.&nbsp;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 [...]