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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...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Washington, White House, Ukraine, New York Times, Manhattan, Doj, Justice Department, Craig, Obama White House, Southern District of New York, Skadden, Demers, Gregory Craig


Trump says media trying to blame him for NZ massacre

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is unfairly being blamed for the New Zealand mosque massacre. Trump tweeted Monday that the media “is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand.” He adds: “They will have to work very hard to prove that one.” The gunman in last week’s […]
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Trump claims media is blaming him for New Zealand shooting – live

President tweets: ‘They will have to work very hard to prove that one. So Ridiculous!’ 1.48pm GMT Still tweeting, Donald Trump is under the impression that the US media is blaming him for a deadly shooting attack on two New Zealand mosques.The Fake News Media is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand. They will have to work very hard to prove that one. So Ridiculous! 1.42pm GMT George Conway, a Washington lawyer and husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Washington, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Cabinet, Trump, Conway, Kellyanne Conway, George Conway, Beto O'Rourke


Beto O’Rourke says he raised $6.1M online in 1st 24 hours

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O’Rourke’s Democratic presidential campaign says he raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid last week. O’Rourke spokesman Chris Evans tweeted Monday the “record-breaking” $6.1 million came “without a dime” from political action committees, corporations or special interests. The $6.1 million […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Chris Evans, Rourke, Beto O'Rourke


Melania Trump to convene interagency group on youth programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is hosting a White House meeting this week to review youth programs at various government departments and agencies. The first lady’s office says she will lead Monday’s discussion at a meeting of the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs. The goal is to build upon and improve youth programs that […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Melania Trump, Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs


White House aide says unfair to tie mosque shooter to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official says it’s unfair to cast the alleged New Zealand mosque shooter as a supporter of President Donald Trump based on one reference to Trump in a manifesto the suspect released before the attack. Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney tells “Fox News Sunday” that the shooter was […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, New Zealand, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Mick Mulvaney


Joe Biden Accidentally Announces He’s ‘Running’

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Did Joe Biden accidentally reveal his plans to run for the White House? Or was it just another slip of the tongue by the former vice president with a reputation for veering off script? In a keynote speech at a dinner for the Delaware Democratic Party, Biden boasted Saturday that he has “the most progressive record of anybody running.” The only problem is that Biden hasn’t announced whether he will launch a third run for the White House, despite repeatedly teasing the possib...
Tags: Texas, News, Washington, White House, America, Joe Biden, Ap, Carney, Biden, Donald Trump, Delaware, Trump, John Carney, DOVER Del, Matt Shuham, Beto O Rourke


Happy St Patrick's Day 2019! Facts, history and how to celebrate the Irish date

Erin go bragh! St Patrick's Day is here, with events in honour of the patron saint of Ireland taking place across the globe this weekend. Recognised annually since the 1700s, the people of Ireland celebrate their heritage and culture on St Patrick's Day, with the day growing as a commercial occasion rather than a religious event in recent years. While Ireland embraces its patron saint day by holding vibrant, green parades, wearing shamrocks and flying Irish flags more than usual, celebra...
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Is Jane Sanders the most powerful woman not running in 2020?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before Bernie Sanders took the stage to formally launch his 2020 presidential campaign this month, the candidate’s most influential adviser took the mic. To cheers, Jane Sanders introduced herself to the Brooklyn crowd as “Bernie’s wife,” then conceded that wasn’t the most politically correct label. To be sure, identifying Jane Sanders as […]
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Gillibrand in 2020 Democratic race as full-fledged candidate

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand formally joined the 2020 White House race on Sunday and previewed the hard line she will take against President Donald Trump by announcing a rally outside one of his signature Manhattan properties. She had spent more than a month traveling around the country to gauge support for […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Gillibrand, New York Sen Kirsten Gillibrand


St Patrick's Day 2019: Shamrocks, snakes and how a British slave became Ireland's patron saint

Erin go bragh! St Patrick's Day is nearly here, with events in honour of the patron saint of Ireland set to take place across the globe this weekend. Recognised annually since the 1700s, the people of Ireland celebrate their heritage and culture on St Patrick's Day, with the day growing as a commercial occasion rather than a religious event in recent years. While Ireland embraces its patron saint day by holding vibrant, green parades, wearing shamrocks and flying Irish flags more than us...
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Where's Mick? Trump acting chief of staff has low-key style

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump struggled with mounting Republican defections over his emergency declaration to pay for a border wall, his acting White House chief of staff wasn't on Capitol Hill cajoling former colleagues or in the West Wing making calls.
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Trump, Mick, West Wing


Where’s Mick? The Hands-Off COS Was In Las Vegas During Nat’l Emergency Debacle

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump struggled with mounting Republican defections over his emergency declaration to pay for a border wall, his acting White House chief of staff wasn’t on Capitol Hill cajoling former colleagues or in the West Wing making calls. Instead, Mick Mulvaney was in Las Vegas for an annual getaway with friends and family. It was a telling example of Mulvaney’s laissez-faire approach as he settles into a role that has bedeviled those who came before him. His pre...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, North Korea, White House, Barack Obama, Ap, Gop, House, Bill Clinton, New Zealand, Capitol Hill, Las Vegas, Cia, Vietnam, Donald Trump


Here's a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

Earth is now the warmest it's been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide -- a potent greenhouse gas -- are likely the highest they've been in 15 million years. The consequences of such a globally-disrupted climate are many, and it's understandably difficult to keep track. To help, here's a list of climate-relevant news that has transpired in 2019, from historically unprecedented disappearances of...
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Where’s Mick? Trump acting chief of staff has low-key style

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump struggled with mounting Republican defections over his emergency declaration to pay for a border wall, his acting White House chief of staff wasn’t on Capitol Hill cajoling former colleagues or in the West Wing making calls. Instead, Mick Mulvaney was in Las Vegas for an annual getaway with […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Capitol Hill, Las Vegas, Donald Trump, Trump, Mick, West Wing, Mick Mulvaney


Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border emergency order

By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. Flanked by law enforcement officials as well as the parents of children killed by people in the country illegally, Trump maintained that he is not through fighting for his signature campaign promise, which stands largely unfulfilled 18 months before voters decide whether to grant him another term. T...
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Friday Opinion: The bills I wish we were working on this session

Bicycle riders should be included in Oregon’s “Move Over Law.” (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) There are plenty of important bills down in Salem this session, but as you might have noticed in the list of bills we’re tracking — and despite a supermajority for Democrats — bicycling doesn’t seem like much a priority. (Not that bicycling is a partisan issue, but in general Democrats tend to be more receptive to it than Republicans.) When arguably the biggest bike bill in the mix is one that mer...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Oregon, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Idaho, Portland, Salem, Editorial, ODOT, Jonathan Maus, Safety Corridor, BP Headlines, 2019 Legislative Session


U.S. to revoke visas for International Criminal Court staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who attempt to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday. Pompeo, making good on a threat delivered last September by national security adviser John Bolton, said […]
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Grilled Over Interest in Wife’s Production Company

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was asked in a Senate hearing about a continued potential interest in Stormchaser Films, the production company founded by his wife, Louise Linton. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, said at a hearing on Thursday that the concern is that “there has been […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Senate, Treasury, Ron Wyden, Production Company, Senate Finance Committee, Steven Mnuchin, Louise Linton, Stormchaser Films, Louise Linton Sen Ron Wyden


New Tom Clancy video game gives realistic look at a battered Washington D.C.

Ubisoft released "Tom Clancy's The Division 2" for Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation and Windows PCs. As an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, you respond to an emergency at the unit's headquarters in the White House.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Washington, White House, Ubisoft, Usa Today, Tom Clancy, Microsoft Xbox Sony, Strategic Homeland Division


Senate votes against Trump border emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strained to exert their power in […]
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump


Trump aide: Xi ‘afraid’ Trump may walk away from trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser says China’s president is “afraid” to sit down with Trump until their countries finalize a trade deal. Larry Kudlow, director of the White House’s National Economic Council, says Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) wants everything agreed to before meeting with Trump because “he’s afraid Trump might not […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, White House, China, Ap, Nation, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Trump, National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow


Abrams And Biden Meet Privately As Both Weigh 2020 Election Possibilities

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams met privately Thursday in Washington, bringing together two starkly different faces of their party as they both weigh their political futures. Biden, 76, who served as President Barack Obama’s closest adviser, is on the cusp of deciding whether he’ll make his third run for the presidency. Abrams, 45, narrowly lost the Georgia governor’s race last November. She is being heavily recruited to run for the Senate in 2...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, House, New Jersey, Associated Press, Biden


Trump Says Theresa May ‘Didn’t Listen’ To His Brexit Negotiation Ideas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday sharply criticized Britain’s handling of negotiations over leaving the European Union, saying the talks have been bungled and that the wrenching debate was dividing the country. “I’m surprised at how badly it’s all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation,” he said. Trump, who holds himself up as a master deal-maker, said he gave Prime Minister Theresa May his ideas on how she could negotiate a successful deal for leaving the 28-member grou...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Mexico, White House, Eu, European Union, Ap, Britain, Gop, Theresa May, Ronald Reagan, House, Northern Ireland, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi


Capitol Police arrest man projecting 'Discrimination is Wrong' on Rayburn House Office Building

WUSA9's Mike Valerio reports that Capitol Police in Washington, D.C. have arrested a man who was projecting the words 'Discrimination is Wrong' on the exterior wall of the Rayburn House Office building. The man who was arrested is said to have been working with or for multimedia artist Robin Bell of Bell Visuals. • Man was working for artist @bellvisuals • His team is famous for projecting images on Trump Hotel • Police confiscated their equipment last night UPDATE — Artist known for anti-...
Tags: Art, Post, Politics, News, Protest, Washington, Dc, Capitol Police, Trump, Trump hotel, Rayburn House Office Building, US Capitol Police, Rayburn House, Robin Bell, Mike Valerio, Rayburn House Office


Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

By ALAN FRAM, LISA MASCARO and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON — The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-profile goal. The Senate voted 59-41 to cancel Trump’s February proclamation of a border emergency, which he invoked to spend $3.6 billion more for border barriers than Co...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Immigration, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Maine, Tennessee, House, Mitt Romney, Associated Press


N.Y. Appeals Court Rules Trump Can’t Avoid Summer Zervos’ Defamation Suit

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is not immune from a defamation lawsuit brought by former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, even as his lawyers argued that the case should at least be deferred until the end of his term, a New York appeals court ruled on Thursday. Trump’s attorneys had argued that the Supremacy Clause of […]
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington, The Apprentice, Donald Trump, Trump, Summer Zervos, Zervos


Trump to tour tank plant, hold fundraiser in Ohio

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to travel to Ohio next week to highlight his investments in defense spending and to raise money for his re-election bid. The White House says Trump will tour and deliver remarks at the Lima Army Tank Plant, the nation’s last remaining tank manufacturing facility. Earlier this year […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Ohio, Donald Trump, Trump, Lima Army Tank Plant


Former Dem Senator Who Authored Landmark Title IX Law Dies At 91

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died at his home Thursday at age 91. Bayh was surrounded by family at his home in Easton, Maryland, when he died shortly after midnight from pneumonia, his family said in a statement. His son, Evan, followed him into politics and became Indiana’s governor and a senator. The liberal Democrat had a back-slapping, humorous campaigning style that he...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Indiana, Indianapolis, Ap, Chicago, Ronald Reagan, Ford, Iowa, Jimmy Carter, Army, John F Kennedy


‘Party’s Over’: GOPers Seem Ready To Deal Trump Defeat On Nat’l Emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him. Republicans are predicting that Thursday’s showdown vote will result in Congress sending Trump a resolution blocking the border emergency he proclaimed last month to steer an extra $3.6 billion to building border barriers. Since the Democratic-contr...
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