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Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 06:59 PM CDT

Rep. Jason Chaffetz Resigning From Congress as of June 30

Rep. Jason Chaffetz Resigning From Congress as of June 30

Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced Thursday he will resign from Congress next month, saying a "mid-life crisis" compelled him to step away from his chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee as it is poised to...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 02:50 PM CDT

FCC Vote Kicks Off a Battle Over Regulation of the Internet

FCC Vote Kicks Off a Battle Over Regulation of the Internet

A federal agency voted to kick off the repeal of "net neutrality" rules designed to keep broadband providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from interfering with the internet. It's the latest change that the...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 09:41 AM CDT

Pence Creates PAC ahead of 2018, 2020 Elections

Pence Creates PAC ahead of 2018, 2020 Elections

Vice President Mike Pence is launching a fundraising PAC of his own, the "Great America Committee," to advance his political interests, like helping Republican candidates ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, NBC...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 02:23 PM CDT

Trump Administration Announces Plans to Renegotiate NAFTA

Trump Administration Announces Plans to Renegotiate NAFTA

Making good on a campaign promise, the Trump administration formally told Congress Thursday that it intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. U.S. Trade Rep....

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 05:14 PM CDT

Senate Chairman: Flynn Has Not Responded to Subpoena

Senate Chairman: Flynn Has Not Responded to Subpoena

The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee said Thursday that ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn hasn't responded to a subpoena from the panel in its probe of Russia's meddling in the 2016...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:02 AM CDT

Controversy Aside, GOP Sticking With Trump: Analysis

Controversy Aside, GOP Sticking With Trump: Analysis

It's striking how many congressional Republicans are concerned about President Donald Trump's behavior of late. It's even more striking how many are not. Republican leaders in the House and Senate are pledging...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 07:06 AM CDT

Robert Mueller to Lead Russia Probe

Robert Mueller to Lead Russia Probe

The Department of Justice has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to head the investigation into Russian involvement in U.S. policy.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 06:47 AM CDT

Fact Check: Does US Believe Western Wall Is in Israel?

Fact Check: Does US Believe Western Wall Is in Israel?

Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador, waded into a diplomatic minefield by asserting that the Western Wall is part of Israel, a deviation from U.S. policy. The longstanding U.S. stance is that...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 07:10 AM CDT

Report: Flynn Blocked Military Move Turkey Opposed

Report: Flynn Blocked Military Move Turkey Opposed

Days before President Donald Trump took office, incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn blocked a military plan against the Islamic State group that was opposed by Turkey, a country he had been paid...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 06:24 AM CDT

Saudi Arabia Working to Dazzle Trump in Busy Overseas Visit

Saudi Arabia Working to Dazzle Trump in Busy Overseas Visit

Saudi Arabia is making every effort to dazzle and impress President Donald Trump on his first overseas trip, seizing on the visit to cement itself as a major player on the world stage and shove aside rival...

 
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