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News WaPo: FBI Was Alarmed By Presence Of Key Russian Elites At Trump Inauguration

WaPo: FBI Was Alarmed By Presence Of Key Russian Elites At Trump Inauguration

By Allegra Kirkland | January 20, 2018 3:47 pm FBI counterintelligence officials were alarmed last year when a handful of Russian business leaders and activists with close ties to President Vladimir Putin showed up at Donald Trump’s inaugural festivities, the Washington Post reported Saturday. Though the report does not specify which attendees drew of the …

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News Paul Ryan gets a $500,000 thank you from the Koch brothers shortly after passing tax bill (Details)

Paul Ryan gets a $500,000 thank you from the Koch brothers shortly after passing tax bill (Details)

January 21, 2018 Elizabeth Hines US Politics Just 13 days after the House passed the massive tax reform law, House Speaker Paul Ryan received almost $500,000 in campaign contribution from billionaire Charles Koch and his wife, Elizabeth. This was revealed in a recent campaign finance report that was filed on Thursday. It showed that Koch …

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News Trump to propose major cut to anti-drug office: report

Trump to propose major cut to anti-drug office: report

By Rachel Roubein – 01/19/18 01:37 PM EST 92 The Trump administration is proposing a major cut to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), seeking to slash the budget of the agency by 95 percent, according to Politico. ONDCP is responsible for coordinating the government’s drug control activities in the midst of an …

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Federal Trump misfires with claim that military would ‘shut down’ during government shutdown

Trump misfires with claim that military would ‘shut down’ during government shutdown

By Salvador Rizzo January 19 at 3:00 AM No, the military won’t shut down if the government does The president says the military could be shut down if the government isn’t funded, but all active-duty personnel would stay on the job. (Meg Kelly/The Washington Post) “A government shutdown will be devastating to our military . …

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Federal One Year In, Trump’s Middle East Policy Is Imploding

One Year In, Trump’s Middle East Policy Is Imploding

By Robin Wright January 19, 2018 Three of President Trump’s four major initiatives in the world’s most volatile region are failing. Last May, over a working lunch with the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, at the White House, President Trump vowed to broker the final, elusive phase of the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. …

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Federal The government has officially shut down

The government has officially shut down

So what now? By Tara Golshan and Dylan Scott Jan 20, 2018, 12:15am EST Mark Wilson/Getty Images At 12:01 am on Saturday, January 20, the federal government shut down. Republicans and Democrats are still stuck in a standoff after failing to reach an immigration deal this week. House Republicans passed a bill on Thursday to …

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News Looming shutdown raises fundamental question: Can GOP govern?

Looming shutdown raises fundamental question: Can GOP govern?

Ryan calls spending disagreements ‘Washington melodrama’ House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said that rebuilding the military is his “highest priority,” and characterized the spending disagreements as “melodrama.” (Reuters) By Damian Paletta and Erica Werner January 18 at 10:39 PM The federal government late Thursday faced increasing odds of a partial shutdown, the culmination of a …

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News House Blocks Trump’s Order To Deport Palestinian Man Living In U.S. For 39 Years

House Blocks Trump’s Order To Deport Palestinian Man Living In U.S. For 39 Years

ICE agents had jailed Amer Othman Adi without explanation after calling off his deportation. By Willa Frej Haneen Adi Amer Adi Othman, third from left, and his wife, Fidaa Musleh, third from right, are seen with their daughters, Lina, Lana, Rania and Haneen Adi, in an undated photo. Last month, with a deportation order hanging …

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News 9 Million Kids Could Lose Their Health Care Because The GOP Wants To Shame Democrats

9 Million Kids Could Lose Their Health Care Because The GOP Wants To Shame Democrats

The Children’s Health Insurance Program could start running out of money Friday. By Jeffrey Young Here we go again: Health care for 9 million kids could disappear as soon as Friday because the majority-Republican Congress can’t get out of its own way. Friday also is the day the entire federal government might shut down because …

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