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Mueller report live: Trump claims 'total exoneration' as Democrats regroup

Follow live updates after attorney general says Mueller found no evidence of Russia collusion but did not clear Trump of obstruction of justiceSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism 3.24pm GMT “I think the public sort of knows what they’re getting with Donald Trump,” Sen. Lindsey Graham said.He compared Trump to former President Bill Clinton, whose impeachment for lying about a sexual relationship he was involved with. The public knew also knew what they were getting with Clinton, kno...
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One of Capitol Hill’s best happy hours just got better. Also, here are five others to hit

Poppy, one of Seattle's best vegetarian happy hours, now runs bar discounts all night. The list of happy-hour places to try also includes Queen Anne Beerhall, Feed Co. Burgers and Moon Tree Sushi and Tapas.
Tags: News, Life, Food & Drink, Capitol Hill, Seattle, Queen Anne Beerhall Feed Co Burgers


Space Force’s Projected Size Drifts Upward, Drawing Concern on Capitol Hill

Despite “lean” pledges, aides are skeptical about the size of the proposed branch and the number of generals who will lead it.
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Seattle police investigating officer-involved shooting in Capitol Hill

The shooting occurred in the 1600 block of Melrose Avenue.
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Rod Rosenstein postpones resignation from justice department – live

No 2 official at DoJ to stay in his post ‘a little longer’Trump attacks Kellyanne Conway’s husband as ‘loser’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 3.12pm GMT The Trump administration is preparing to stonewall congressional Democrats in their efforts to exercise oversight over the administration. Politico reports:In their early response to an onslaught of Democratic requests, Trump officials are breaking from norms set by previous administrations of both parties, according to...
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Capitol Hill homeowners say Eastlake upzone would ruin views of Lake Union

With the Seattle City Council almost certain to approve taller buildings and denser construction in the hearts of 27 neighborhoods, debates in recent weeks have zoomed in on details, including changes along Boylston Avenue East.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Capitol Hill, Local News, Seattle City Council, Eastlake, Lake Union


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.
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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...
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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 […]
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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...
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Trump suffers revolt as Senate votes to terminate emergency declaration over US-Mexico border

Donald Trump has suffered an embarrassing defeat on Capitol Hill – his second in two days – after Republicans joined Democrats in the Senate to overturn his declaration of a national emergency.
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O'Rourke enters race with natural skills, eager support and some big challenges

Former congressman from El Paso enters a crowded Democratic field – can he solidify his platform and take it to a national level? * Follow the latest US politics newsBeto O’Rourke in El Paso, Texas, on 11 February 2019. Photograph: Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty ImagesLosing a federal election in your home state is not normally seen as a ticket to the White House. But then not everybody is capable of being defeated in the style of Beto O’Rourke.The former congressman from El Paso, the city on the US-Mexi...
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Nadler: Whitaker & Trump may have discussed Cohen

House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler said that during a private meeting on Capitol Hill, former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker "did not deny" speaking with President Donald Trump about Michael Cohen's legal troubles. (March 14)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, Whitaker, Michael Cohen, House Judiciary Committee, Matthew Whitaker, Jerrold Nadler, Nadler


U.S. lawmakers emerge from Whitaker meeting with conflicting accounts

Whitaker was called to Capitol Hill to clarify his testimony at a combative Feb. 8 committee hearing, during which he denied speaking with President Donald Trump about a federal case involving Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, who met for two hours with Whitaker and the panel's top Republican, Representative Doug Collins, said Whitaker no longer denied speaking to Trump about Cohen or about the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern Distri...
Tags: News, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, Whitaker, Michael Cohen, House Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler, Doug Collins, Southern District the New York Democrat


US grounding of Boeing jet shows limits of company’s clout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aerospace giant Boeing is a juggernaut in Washington. The company employs a team of in-house lobbyists and blue chip firms as part of a multimillion dollar influence operation built to shape policy on Capitol Hill and inside the Trump administration. But Boeing’s clout goes only so far. Bowing to international pressure, President […]
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Whitaker returning to Capitol Hill to clarify testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is returning to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to clarify his testimony on his communications with President Donald Trump and other matters. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said after Whitaker’s public testimony in February that his answers were “unsatisfactory, incomplete or contradicted by other evidence.” In […]
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Boeing a major lobbying player on Capitol Hill

Boeing, one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturers, also is one of the biggest players in the Washington influence game -- spending millions to lobby Congress and the executive branch each year.
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March 18: Folger Library pop-up exhibit of caricature and cartoons

The Folger on Capitol Hill has a pop-up exhibition next Monday, March 18, 2019, from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Board Room. "A scribbled form drawn with a pen upon a parchment" will present a selection of Shakespeare-themed caricatures and political cartoons from the Folger collection, poking fun at everyone from King George III to Henry Irving.   [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Boeing a major lobbying player on Capitol Hill

Boeing, one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturers, also is one of the biggest players in the Washington influence game -- spending millions to lobby Congress and the executive branch each year.
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Vaccine Skeptics Under Siege

Opinion Vaccine Skeptics Under Siege USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Watch out. Capitol Hill and Silicon Valley have locked their sights on the next targets of a frightening free speech-squelching purge: independent citizens who dare to raise questions online about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. I'm vaccinated. My children are up to date. There's no dispute that vaccines have saved untold lives. But over the years, I've voiced my concerns about vaccine claims and government coercion in my new...
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Trump’s Budget Shows Few Policy Ambitions, Many Campaign Talking Points

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by a divided Congress and rifts within his own party, President Donald Trump is giving little indication in his latest budget proposal of any new policy ambitions for the coming two, or six, years. Trump’s budget plan increases spending on his border wall and the military but is light on fresh ideas heading into his re-election campaign. His budget for the next fiscal year, which has little chance of advancing in Congress, largely focuses on deep spending cuts and...
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These 2 once-a-week Seattle ramen spots spread the craft of ramen-making in very different ways

Adana, on Capitol Hill, and Tsukushinbo, in the Chinatown International District, represent two disparate ends of the ramen spectrum: tradition vs. experimentation. But the result is pretty darn delectable in both cases.
Tags: News, Life, Food & Drink, Capitol Hill, Seattle, Adana, Chinatown International District, Tsukushinbo


House Democrats want records on Trump's reported involvement in AT&T-Time Warner deal

President Trump reportedly tried to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger. Now Democrats on Capitol Hill want answers.
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Trump's FY 2020 budget proposes more IRS money

The White House's fiscal year 2020 budget proposal was delivered to Capitol Hill today. (Screenshot from AP video via USA Today) The Trump White House today released its fiscal 2020 budget request. The annual fiscal request for money is a month later than usual this year because of the 35-day government shutdown. In his latest budget proposal, Donald J. Trump asks for $8.6 billion for the border wall. He's also calling for spending cuts of $2.7 trillion, the largest proposed reduction eve...
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Congress receives Trump's new 2020 budget

President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight. His new budget, delivered to Capitol Hill Monday, will seek $8.6 billion for his border project, impose spending cuts to domestic programs and set the stage for another fiscal battle. (March 11)            [Author: AP]
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Trump Stages Another Fiscal Battle With New Budget Seeking Billions For Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek $8.6 billion for his signature project, impose steep spending cuts to other domestic programs and set the stage for another fiscal battle. Budget documents like the one Trump is releasing Monday are often seen as just a starting point of negotiation. Fresh off the longest government shutdown in history, Trump’s 2020 proposal shows he is eager to confront Congress again to boost def...
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On Washington: How Congress Is Weaponizing a Series of Hot-Button Votes

Much of the activity on Capitol Hill these days is more akin to trolling on Twitter than tackling national priorities.
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, House Of Representatives, Capitol Hill, Republican Party, Trump, Democratic Party, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Green New Deal


In 2020 Budget, Trump’s Priorities Are Signature Pet Projects: Space Force, Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up Space Force as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official said. For the first time, Trump plans to stick with the strict spending caps imposed years ago, even though lawmakers have largely avoided them with new budget deals. That will likely trigger a showdown with Congress. The official said Friday t...
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Powerful House Judiciary committee sends document requests to Facebook

Facebook could soon have another headache on Capitol Hill: Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have requested documents from the company spanning multiple issues, two sources familiar with the committee's efforts tell CNN.
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ICE is detaining 50,000 people under Trump, an all-time high

For the first time in our nation's history, the United States government is detaining over 50,000 people it claims to be undocumented immigrants in jails, prisons, and makeshift detention camps across America. SCOOP: ICE is now holding 50,000 people in immigration detention. Notice that’s 4000+ more than the shutdown bill funded (and that ICE was already holding thousands more than the shutdown bill figure when the deal was struck). https://t.co/YMvLM6vgIf — Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) ...
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