Jeff Sessions isn’t interested in returning to the Senate

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has no interest in returning to the Senate, sources close to him told CBS News on Wednesday. Sessions, 70, previously served in the Senate before joining President Trump’s Cabinet, representing Alabama. Now, Roy Moore is the GOP nominee in the special election Senate race for that seat. Moore faces myriad sexual misconduct allegations involving a woman […]

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Six Democrats Introduce Trump Impeachment Articles

A group of Democrats on Wednesday announced that they would be filing multiple articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, marking the most significant push to remove the president from office. The move was led by Representative Steve Cohen of Tennessee, who first declared his intention to initiate the impeachment process following Trump’s controversial “both sides” remarks in response to […]

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Taxpayers pay legal bill to protect Trump business profits

Taxpayers are footing the legal bill for at least 10 Justice Department lawyers and paralegals to work on lawsuits related to President Trump’s private businesses. Neither the White House nor the Justice Department will say how much it is costing taxpayers, but federal payroll records show the salaries of the government lawyers assigned to the cases range from about $133,000 to $185,000. The […]

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White House not holding event for U.S. Nobel Prize recipients

U.S. recipients of Nobel Prizes for science and economics will not meet with President Trump or be feted at the White House when they visit Washington this week, a break with past administrations. Eight American scientists and academics were announced as winners of the prestigious prizes last month. Six of them are expected to attend a Nobel symposium at the Swedish Embassy […]

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GOP tax plans have makings of suburban revolt against Trump

After a suburban firestorm in last week’s elections, House Speaker Paul Ryan is now asking his Republican members from suburbia to put out the fire with gasoline In the House of Representatives, Republicans representing white-collar districts were understandably unnerved by a roaring backlash against President Donald Trump in last week’s elections, which carried Democrats to sweeping victories from northern Virginia […]

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Tough decisions loom as congressional GOP moves closer to tax-cut plan

Congressional Republicans face critical decisions this week as they move within striking distance on a major legislative package to cut taxes, an achievement party leaders say is crucial to stabilizing the GOP’s recent political tailspin ahead of next year’s elections. The House plans to vote on a GOP tax bill by week’s end that would slash taxes for companies and […]

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Examining Trump’s Asia Deals That He Says Are Worth Billions

President Trump advertised his deal-making prowess during his Asia trip this week, claiming to have struck economic, energy and military trade agreements with Japan, South Korea and China worth billions of dollars. Whatever bill of goods Mr. Trump is selling, his claims require more context. In the latest claim, issued on Friday, the White House released twostatements saying the United States and […]

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Former U.S. intelligence officials: Trump being ‘played’ by Putin

Two top former U.S. intelligence officials said Sunday that President Trump is being “played” by President Vladi­mir Putin on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and accused him of being susceptible to foreign leaders who stroke his ego. “By not confronting the issue directly and not acknowledging to Putin that we know you’re responsible for this, I think he’s giving […]

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