Companies That Made Big Donations To Trump Inauguration Are Benefiting From Presidency

President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised $106.7 million, making the event the most expensive inauguration in U.S. history. Most of this money came from wealthy donors and corporations that chipped in at least  $250,000 ― many of which have benefited from policies enacted by the president during his first weeks in office. One example is Boeing Company, which donated $1 million. […]

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CIA, FBI launch manhunt for insider who leaked top-secret docs to WikiLeaks

CBS News has learned that a manhunt is underway for a traitor inside the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA and FBI are conducting a joint investigation into one of the worst security breaches in CIA history, which exposed thousands of top-secret documents that described CIA tools used to penetrate smart phones, smart televisions and computer systems. Sources familiar with the […]

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How Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Order May Affect Tech Worker Visas

President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday that directs federal agencies to review employment immigration laws to promote “Hire American” policies. The order makes no immediate changes to work visa programs but tells the Departments of Labor, Justice, Homeland Security and State to study existing laws and procedures and recommend changes. In the case of one program, H-1B temporary […]

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Justice Department does not have any U.S. attorneys in place

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is making aggressive law enforcement a top priority, directing his federal prosecutors across the country to crack down on illegal immigrants and “use every tool” they have to go after violent criminals and drug traffickers. But the attorney general does not have a single U.S. attorney in place to lead his tough-on-crime efforts across the country. […]

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Kelly says critical lawmakers should change laws or shut up

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Tuesday bluntly challenged members of Congress critical of the Trump administration’s aggressive approach to immigration enforcement to either change the laws or “shut up.” In a wide-ranging speech, Kelly also promised a border crackdown on marijuana, which is illegal under federal law but legal under state law in eight states and the District of […]

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Trump finds himself on the defensive on a pair of government transparency issues

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday defended President Trump’s decision to keep visitor logs to the White House complex under wraps, saying his predecessor’s policy amounted to “faux” government transparency. The Trump administration drew criticism from an array of watchdog groups when it announced Friday that it would end the Obama administration’s policy of making most visitor logs […]

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Trump officials turn to courts to block Obama-era legacy

In his drive to dismantle President Barack Obama’s regulatory legacy, President Trump has signed executive orders with great fanfare and breathed life into a once-obscure law to nullify numerous Obama-era regulations. But his administration is also quietly using a third tactic: Going to court to stop federal judges from ruling on a broad array of regulations that are being challenged […]

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Trump’s Appointees Raise Potential Ethics Conflicts

President Trump is populating the White House and federal agencies with former lobbyists, lawyers and consultants who in many cases are helping to craft new policies for the same industries in which they recently earned a paycheck. The potential conflicts are arising across the executive branch, according to an analysis of recently released financial disclosures, lobbying records and interviews with […]

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‘Nobody’s got to use the Internet’: A GOP lawmaker’s response to concerns about Web privacy

A Wisconsin congressman told a town hall attendee who was concerned about the elimination of online privacy protections that using the Internet is a choice — a statement that has since drawn criticism on social media. During the meeting in Waterloo, Wis., on Thursday, the attendee asked about the recent decision by Congress to wipe away an Obama-era policy that sought to limit what Internet service providers, such […]

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