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Kellyanne Conway distances herself from husband's remarks

Top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is distancing herself from her husband George's comments about President Trump being mentally ill. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
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White House Aide Says ‘Absurd’ to Link Mosque Shooter, Trump

A top White House official said that President Donald Trump “is not a white supremacist” and attempts to tie him to the alleged New Zealand mosque shooter are “absurd.”
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House panel expects thousands of documents in Trump probe

Two weeks ago, the committee requested documents from 81 individuals, government agencies and other entities including Trump family members, current and former business employees, Republican campaign staffers and former White House aides, the FBI, White House and WikiLeaks. Trump maintains that his campaign did not collude with Russia and has dismissed the probe as a "political hoax." In a statement issued as Monday's deadline for document submissions expired, the House of Representatives comm...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, House, House Of Representatives, Trump, Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump Jr, Allen Weisselberg, Eric Trump, Jared Kushner, WikiLeaks Trump, FBI White House


White House expects to see Mueller's findings before they go to Congress

White House lawyers expect to have an opportunity to review whatever version of Robert Mueller's report Attorney General Bill Barr submits to Congress before it reaches lawmakers and the public, multiple sources familiar with the matter said, setting up a potential political battle over the hotly anticipated document.
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A first look could allow Trump to claim executive privilege, keeping parts of the special counsel's report from public view

White House lawyers expect to have an opportunity to review whatever version of Robert Mueller's report Attorney General Bill Barr submits to Congress before it reaches lawmakers and the public, multiple sources familiar with the matter said, setting up a potential political battle over the hotly anticipated document.
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Pentagon Releases Possible Project Cuts to Pay for President Trump’s Wall

Trump proposed steering $3.6 billion in military construction projects to wall constructions
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Conway's husband says Trump is mentally ill. She doesn't agree

Her husband believes President Donald Trump's mental condition is deteriorating. Kellyanne Conway, Trump's top White House counselor, disagrees.
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White House proposes caps on federal student loan borrowing

As college tuition and student debt continue to rise, the White House is proposing reforms to student loan policy.
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White House expects to see Mueller findings before they go to Congress

White House lawyers expect to have an opportunity to review whatever version of Robert Mueller's report Attorney General Bill Barr submits to Congress before it reaches lawmakers and the public, multiple sources familiar with the matter said, setting up a potential political battle over the hotly anticipated document.
Tags: Congress, White House, Cnn, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Bill Barr


Melania Trump recycles pink Emilio Pucci suit for a meeting at the White House

Melania Trump isn't known for her love of recycling her outfits, but it would appear...
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Bercow suggests he will not allow another Brexit deal vote unless EU agrees further changes – as it happened

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenJohn Bercow rules out third meaningful vote without ‘substantial’ changeBercow’s ruling - Summary and snap analysisDowning Street lobby briefing - Summary 10.26pm GMT We’re going to close down this live blog now. Thanks for reading and for all of your comments. Here’s a summary of the day’s events: Related: Constitutional chaos after third vote on Brexit deal blocked 9.41pm GMT A government source has told the Press As...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, John Bercow, Bercow, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Parliament, Article 50, Brexit, Press Association


'We need a million -- and quick!' Dem candidates' playbook

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, little known outside his home state, boasts he raised over $1 million in the days after launching his White House bid. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and others say they did, too.
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Alan B. Krueger, economic adviser to Clinton and Obama, dies at 58

Princeton University economist Alan Krueger, who served as chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and was one of the profession’s top experts on the labor market, died over the weekend. He was 58. The New Jersey school announced his death in a statement on its website Monday, without giving a cause. The university didn’t immediately respond to a request for additional information. Krueger, who had been a professor at Princeton since 1987, served in Obama’s White House ...
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White House Pushes Performance-Based Pay Without Any Money to Implement It

The Trump administration dropped its proposal for a $1 billion interagency workforce fund, instead suggesting agencies offset a requested 2020 pay freeze with existing appropriations.
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Constitutional chaos after third vote on Brexit deal blocked

PM likely to have to request long article 50 extension after Bercow intervenesTheresa May’s government has been plunged into constitutional chaos after the Speaker blocked the prime minister from asking MPs to vote on her Brexit deal for a third time unless it had fundamentally changed.With 11 days to go until Britain is due to leave the EU, May was forced to pull her plans for another meaningful vote because John Bercow said she could not ask MPs to pass the same deal, after they rejected it t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Bercow, Article 50, Brexit, Commons Speaker


NYT: DOJ Moves FARA Probe Into Obama White House Counsel To DC

Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C. have taken over a criminal investigation into whether former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig failed to register as a foreign agent after the case was moved from New York in January, the New York Times reported Monday. The decision to move the case from the Southern District of New York to D.C. comes as the Justice Department suggested it would step up prosecution of illegal foreign lobbying cases. Craig faces allegations that he failed to regist...
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Staffer Leaves Kansas Agency After Anti-Trump Tweet On Official Twitter Account

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Department of Transportation worker who posted a tweet from the agency’s official Twitter account criticizing President Donald Trump is no longer employed by the department, the agency said. The tweet on Sunday came in response to a tweet from Trump that criticized Fox News weekend anchors and asked whether they had been trained at CNN, a network that the president frequently derides, the Wichita Eagle reported. The tweet from the agency’s account called Trump a “...
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Top Clinton And Obama-Era WH Economist Alan Krueger Dies At 58

Princeton University says Professor Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking economist who served as a top adviser in two Democratic administrations, has died. Princeton did not disclose the cause of death. Krueger, 58, was an expert on the labor market and in particular on the impact of a minimum wage. His research concluded that a higher minimum wage did not generally slow hiring as many conservative critics have argued. After serving as a Labor Department economist under President Bill Clinton, Krueg...
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Lobbying Case Against Democrat With Ties to Manafort Reaches Key Stage

The investigation of Gregory B. Craig, who served as White House counsel in the Obama administration, comes amid a growing crackdown by the Justice Department on illegal foreign lobbying.
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40% of people with HIV transmit most new infections in the US, a new analysis says. Here's the plan to stop the spread

The CDC announces a new plan to eliminate HIV in the US based on a new report that shows that just 40% of those living with HIV are spreading the disease to others. The goal, stated by the White House in February, is to reduce new infection by 90% over 10 years,
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Hundreds of Scottish police on standby for Brexit fallout

Plans include 360 extra officers ready to step in if civil unrest or logistical issues arisePolice in Scotland will be ready to respond to any emergencies during an “unprecedented set of circumstances” after Brexit, a senior officer has said, with hundreds of officers ready to step in should protests or logistical issues arise.Assistant chief constable Steve Johnson, Police Scotland’s EU exit tactical commander, said the force would be prepared to handle a range of potential challenges presented...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Scotland, Police, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Scottish politics, Brexit, Steve Johnson


Federal Employees Would Get Less Leave Under Trump’s 2020 Budget

Combining sick leave and vacation time would provide "maximum flexibility," the White House says.
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'Systemic Islamophobia' fuels terror attacks, say Muslim leaders

Letter to Guardian calls for action on ‘bigotry’ as Lady Warsi demands more security funds for UK mosques• Letter: anti-Muslim bigotry must not go uncheckedMuslim leaders from around the world have accused the mainstream media, politicians and academics of contributing to the conditions fuelling terrorist violence against their community such as Friday’s attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, which claimed 50 lives.More than 350 leading Islamic figures from countries including the UK, US and Sout...
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Trump's Budget Proposes Staffing Increases at All But 2 Cabinet-Level Agencies

Agency-by-agency job gains (or losses) under the White House’s 2020 request.
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Priti Patel's brazen anti-aid agenda is ultimately all about Brexit | Peter Beaumont

Backing calls from the TaxPayers’ Alliance to face down ‘NGO cartels’ shows a profound misunderstanding of how the aid system worksPriti Patel is not known for her transparency or her subtlety.The former international development secretary was forced to resign over misleading prime minister Theresa May over an undeclared “family holiday” to Israel that – among other things – saw her fail to tell the British embassy that she would be meeting with Israeli politicians and visiting the occupied Gola...
Tags: Politics, Israel, UK News, Theresa May, Aid, Global development, Brexit, Patel, Golan Heights, Priti Patel, Peter Beaumont


New Pay Systems, More Temporary Employees Headline Civil Service Reforms in Trump’s Budget

Under a never-before-used provision of the 1990 Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act, the White House promises action on special pay systems this year.
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Alan Krueger, noted economist who served Obama, has died

Princeton University says Professor Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking economist who served as a top adviser in two Democratic administrations, has died. Princeton did not disclose the cause of death. Krueger, 58, was an expert on the labor market and in particular on the impact of a minimum wage. His research concluded that a higher minimum […]
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White House proposes caps on student loan borrowing

The Trump administration is proposing new limits on student borrowing as part of a broader plan to curb the cost of college. White House officials announced the plan Monday amid a list of education priorities as Congress sets out to overhaul the Higher Education Act. The plan says Congress should put a cap on federal […]
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Bercow suggests he will not allow another Brexit deal vote unless EU agrees further changes – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenJohn Bercow rules out third meaningful vote without ‘substantial’ changeDowning Street lobby briefing - Summary 5.02pm GMT This is from Robert Buckland, the solicitor general, on Bercow saying he might not allow a repeat vote on the Brexit deal. Buckland told BBC News:We are in a major constitutional crisis here.There are ways around this - a prorogation of parliament and a new session. We are talking about hours to March 29....
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Scotland, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, BBC News, Theresa May, John Bercow, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Bercow, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson


Conway: I Don’t Share My Husband’s ‘Concerns’ About Trump’s Mental State

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway said Monday that she didn’t agree with her husband’s assessment of President Donald Trump’s mental state. “I don’t share those concerns,” Conway told reporters outside the White House on Monday. She added: “I have four kids, and I was getting them out of the house this morning before I got here, so I didn’t talk to the President about substance, so I may not be up to speed on all of them.” Kellyanne Conway doesn't agree with her husband's a...
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