Lawmakers seek details from Trump Organization

Leaders of a House investigations panel on Friday asked the Trump Organization for specifics on how it will donate its profits from foreign government payments to the U.S. Treasury. Before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate profits from foreign governments paying for services at his hotels, including one near the White House. A lawyer representing Trump said the […]

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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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Lawmakers Want Wiretapping Evidence by Monday

The clock is ticking. The top lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee have asked the Justice Department to turn over by Monday any evidence showing Trump Tower was wiretapped during the 2016 presidential race — an explosive accusation President Trump leveled at former President Obama without providing any proof. The request came in a letter sent last week to the […]

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Lawmakers say Trump’s words matter and hurt the country’s standing abroad

A growing roster of Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill say they believe President Trump’s pugnacious rhetoric and unpredictable behavior threaten to diminish the United States’ standing around the world, do real damage to fragile diplomatic relationships and even weaken global stability. Lawmakers are speaking in increasingly urgent tones about Trump’s unusual foreign policy statements and his tendency to pick […]

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Concerns over dumping Obamacare growing among GOP lawmakers

Republicans are increasingly jittery over rushing to demolish much of President Barack Obama’s health care law without having a GOP alternative that’s ready to go. While nothing about revamping the nation’s $3 trillion-a-year health care system will be easy, Republican leaders want congressional committees to have legislation dismantling much of Obama’s overhaul ready by late January. They’re hoping Congress can […]

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Obama lines up a meeting with lawmakers, a speech in Chicago

Eager to stop Republicans from destroying his signature health care law, President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers will meet next week to try to forge a common strategy. Obama also plans a major valedictory speech in Chicago, his hometown, shortly before his presidency ends. Obama will travel to the Capitol on Wednesday morning for the meeting with House and Senate […]

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GOP lawmakers criticize Comey’s decision

The FBI’s announcement that it would review new information that may pertain to the closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server has created some strange alliances. On Monday, the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus criticized the timing of FBI Director James Comey’s decision to inform lawmakers of the review. “I think this was probably not the right thing […]

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China warns new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence

Beijing has warned new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence for the semi-autonomous city after young anti-China activists won seats for the first time in key weekend elections. Sunday’s vote saw young activists pushing for more autonomy from Beijing secure a crucial foothold in the city’s Legislative Council (LegCo), as fears grow that China is tightening its grip. It […]

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Ryan: Republicans should follow ‘conscience’ on Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republican lawmakers should follow their conscience in deciding whether or not to support Donald Trump, the GOP’s presumptive nominee for president. The Wisconsin Republican told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that “the last thing I would do is tell anybody to do something that’s contrary to their conscience. Of course I wouldn’t do that.” Ryan, who […]

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