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Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 06:35 PM CDT

EPA Watchdog Opens Latest Investigation Into Pruitt Security

EPA Watchdog Opens Latest Investigation Into Pruitt Security

The internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency has launched yet another investigation of travel and security spending involving embattled administrator Scott Pruitt. EPA Inspector General...

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 08:19 AM CDT

Pompeo Nomination Picks Up Support of Key Democratic Senator

Pompeo Nomination Picks Up Support of Key Democratic Senator

Mike Pompeo's nomination for secretary of state received a boost Thursday with support from Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota as Republicans warned lawmakers not to reject President Donald...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 06:07 PM CDT

Trump Will Skip Barbara Bush Funeral, Sending First Lady

Trump Will Skip Barbara Bush Funeral, Sending First Lady

President Donald Trump won't be joining his wife in attending the memorial service of former first lady Barbara Bush, matriarch of a political dynasty that Trump often clashed with during his 2016 campaign. The...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 05:25 PM CDT

Pentagon: Sarin Likely at Syria Sites, But Questions Remain

Pentagon: Sarin Likely at Syria Sites, But Questions Remain

The Pentagon said Thursday a "preponderance of the evidence" indicates there were chemical weapons, including "elements" of sarin nerve gas, at the three Syrian sites bombed by the U.S. and its allies last week....

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 05:51 PM CDT

Court Sides With Sanctuary Cities in Fight Over Grants

Court Sides With Sanctuary Cities in Fight Over Grants

The federal government cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump's immigration enforcement policies, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 07:17 PM CDT

Pruitt, Holcomb Hold Secretive Meeting in Indiana

Pruitt, Holcomb Hold Secretive Meeting in Indiana

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb toured a clean-up site in Whiting, Indiana Thursday, but the meeting was largely kept under wraps.

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 03:27 AM CDT

Rudy Giuliani Joining Trump's Russia Probe Legal Team

Rudy Giuliani Joining Trump's Russia Probe Legal Team

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia...

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 09:05 AM CDT

In Comey Memos, Trump Talks of Jailed Journalists, 'Hookers'

In Comey Memos, Trump Talks of Jailed Journalists, 'Hookers'

In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 03:11 PM CDT

Newborn of Sen. Duckworth Becomes First Baby on Senate Floor

Newborn of Sen. Duckworth Becomes First Baby on Senate Floor

Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth brought her newborn baby girl, Maile, to a vote on the Senate floor. Previously all children had been banned from the floor until a rule change was made.

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 04:15 PM CDT

Trump's Divisive Pick to Run NASA Wins Narrow Confirmation

Trump's Divisive Pick to Run NASA Wins Narrow Confirmation

NASA's latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run the space agency in an unprecedented party-line vote. In...

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