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Trump administration begins shutdown preparations

0SHARESShare The Trump administration is preparing for the possibility of a government shutdown, even though the president and his staff believe one is unlikely to occur.  “I think we’re in good shape,” President Trump said when asked about the possibility of a shutdown. “We remain confident we’re not going to have a shutdown,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told ...

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Obama making first public appearance of post-presidency in Chicago

Barack Obama Barack Obama Ellison comments on Obama criticized as ‘a stupid thing to say’ Trump fires surgeon general Pence underscores ‘historic alliance’ with Australian leader MORE will make the first public appearance of his post-presidency on Monday when he speaks at an event in his hometown of Chicago, his office said Friday.  It ends a three-month period of relative ...

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House intel panel invites former acting AG Sally Yates to testify

0SHARESShare The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday asked several senior Obama administration officials, including former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, to testify publicly in the panel’s probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election. The committee has also invited FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers to return before the committee to testify in a closed ...

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Sarah Palin visits White House with Kid Rock, Ted Nugent

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) visited President Trump at the White House late Wednesday, bringing along musicians Ted Nugent and Kid Rock. The 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate has been an outspoken supporter of Trump since his campaign and was invited to be one of his guests during an October debate  last year. ADVERTISEMENT On Wednesday night, Palin, Kid ...

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GOP under pressure as tax reform deadline slips

With the deadline for tax reform slipping, some prominent conservatives are pressing President Trump and congressional Republicans to change course. Trump and the GOP have been pushing forward with efforts to make tax changes to both the individual and corporate tax systems in a single bill, with a goal of enacting them by August. But the late summer target looks ...

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Chaffetz considering early departure from Congress

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz Jason Chaffetz Jason Chaffetz exploring private sector jobs: report America’s biggest enemy isn’t North Korea or Iran — it’s Steve Bannon The Hill’s 12:30 Report MORE (R-Utah), who stunned Washington with an announcement that he is not running for reelection, might not even finish his remaining term. Chaffetz told KSL News Radio’s Doug Wright ...

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Poll: Trump gets historically low approval ratings

President Trump’s average approval rating is the lowest since Gallup began presidential approval surveys in 1953, the polling firm said Thursday .  Trump’s approval rating has been as low as 39 percent since January, but averaged out at 41 percent. According to Gallup, the historical average approval of presidents is 61 percent. The previous president to hold Gallup’s lowest approval ...

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Trump: NY Times caught in 'big lie' over photo of Patriots at White House

President Trump on Thursday accused The New York Times of a “big lie” for posting contrasting photos of the New England Patriots’ White House Super Bowl celebrations under his presidency and former President Obama. “Failing @nytimes, which has been calling me wrong for two years, just got caught in a big lie concerning New England Patriots visit to W.H.,” Trump ...

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Sessions 'amazed' judge 'on an island in the Pacific' halted Trump travel order

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Jeff Sessions Sessions defends comments on Hawaii judge who blocked travel ban If Trump wants to win in the Beltway, he needs some ringers Dem rep: Jim Crow’s ‘nieces and nephews’ are in the White House MORE says he was “amazed” a judge in Hawaii could halt President Trump’s order blocking people from six predominately Muslim ...

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Study: Trump has eliminated $86B in regs

President Trump has saved taxpayers more than $86 billion in regulatory costs during his first three months in the White House, according to a new study from a conservative group. The American Action Forum (AAF) points to several Obama-era regulations that Trump has either rolled back on his own or with the help of Republican lawmakers using the Congressional Review ...

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