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Melania Trump says she's 'feeling great' after kidney procedure

Thursday  00:00,   17 may 2018
thehill

First lady Melania Trump said Wednesday she's "feeling great" and expects to return to the White House soon after undergoing kidney surgery earlier this week. "A sincere thank you to Walter Reed Medical Unit @WRBethesda &[...]

FBI director Christopher Wray defends agency amid scrutiny from House Republicans

Wednesday  23:26,   16 may 2018
cnn

FBI Director Christopher Wray underscored the importance of protecting the identity of human sources in testimony Wednesday amid an ongoing battle with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and other House Republicans over the disclosure [...]

A Secret Mission, a Code Name and Anxiety: Inside the Early Days of the F.B.I.’s Trump Investigation

Wednesday  22:30,   16 may 2018
nytimes

Mr. Trump has described the investigation as a politically motivated effort to undermine his presidency. But time and again, agents took steps that ultimately benefited him.WASHINGTON — Within hours of opening an investigation into the Trump[...]

Rex Tillerson warns of "growing crisis of integrity and ethics"

Wednesday  22:15,   16 may 2018
cbsnews

Former secretary of state warns that the U.S. is becoming "accepting of alternate realities"Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson argued Wednesday that the U.S. is experiencing a "growing crisis of integrity and ethics" in his first[...]

FACT CHECK: Has Iran’s Military Budget Grown 40% Since The Nuclear Deal?

Wednesday  21:11,   16 may 2018
dailycaller

'Not necessarily big spenders'Verdict:[...]

Trump Falsely Claimed That Transfers of Military Gear to Police Departments Are ‘At a Record Clip’

Wednesday  21:11,   16 may 2018
nytimes

Transfers of surplus equipment have declined — not increased — under President Trump.That is why, as I promised all along — that we are allowing local police to access the surplus military equipment they need to protect our officers and law[...]

John Kerry Not ‘Facing Prison’

Wednesday  20:36,   16 may 2018
factcheck.org

Q: Is John Kerry “facing prison after interfering with Iran”? A: No. Kerry reportedly met with an Iranian official to discuss saving the Iran nuclear agreement, but no charges have been brought and he is not “facing prison.” A: No. Kerry[...]

Thousands of pages of Congressional testimony shed light on 2016 Trump Tower meeting

Wednesday  16:20,   16 may 2018
msn

The documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee help explain how the president’s son came to meet a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Clinton.Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington[...]

Brad Little wins Idaho's GOP gubernatorial primary

Wednesday  12:11,   16 may 2018
msn

Idaho Republican voters came out in full force for Lt. Gov. Brad Little in Tuesday's gubernatorial primary, showing support of a candidate who has vowed to continue outgoing Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's legacy of leading the[...]

Novartis ditches lawyer as head rolls over Trump lawyer deal

Wednesday  10:21,   16 may 2018
reuters

Novartis (NOVN.S) General Counsel Felix Ehrat will leave the Swiss drugmaker over his role in a $1.2 million contract it struck with the lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, saying on Wednesday the pact was legal but an error. The[...]

Former congressman sues rival for $10M, claiming defamation over military record

Wednesday  09:07,   16 may 2018
usatoday

Former U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio says rival Rocky Raczkowski is defaming him by questioning his military record. Both are candidates in Michigan's 11th Congressional District.Through his lawyer, former U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Milford,[...]

Women Score Major Victories in House Primary Races in Pennsylvania

Wednesday  08:46,   16 may 2018
nytimes

Buoyed by a new congressional map and grass-roots anger at President Trump, Democrats are poised to flip several Republican-held districts in a state Mr. Trump narrowly won in 2016.A state representative, an Air Force veteran and two high-powered[...]

Why Trump and Congress are talking about scrapping August recess

Wednesday  01:50,   16 may 2018
cnn

Senate Republican leaders are facing mounting pressure from President Donald Trump and a vocal group of rank-and-file senators to pass a series of spending bills ahead of their summer break and avoid a year-end messy fight to keep the government[...]

‘That’s not what we do’: Republicans balk at confronting Trump over McCain smear

Wednesday  01:20,   16 may 2018
msn

The episode illustrates how most Republicans are reluctant to directly challenge Trump ahead of the November midterms.For six days straight, Republican senators had publicly rallied to the defense of their longtime colleague battling cancer, Sen.[...]

Haspel says CIA should not have conducted interrogation program

Tuesday  18:05,   15 may 2018
cnn

Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's pick to be the next CIA director, says in a new letter that the CIA should not have conducted then-President George W. Bush's interrogation and detention program where waterboarding and other brutal[...]