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Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 01:27 PM PDT

Pruitt's $43K Phone Booth Violates EPA Spending Law: GAO

Pruitt's $43K Phone Booth Violates EPA Spending Law: GAO

An internal government watchdog says the Environmental Protection Agency violated federal spending laws when purchasing a $43,000 soundproof privacy booth for Administrator Scott Pruitt to make private phone...

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 07:56 PM PDT

Trump Lawyer Forced to Reveal Another Client: Sean Hannity

Trump Lawyer Forced to Reveal Another Client: Sean Hannity

A legal fight over what should happen to records the FBI seized from President Donald Trump's personal attorney took a surprise twist Monday when the lawyer, Michael Cohen, was forced to reveal a secret —...

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 04:21 AM PDT

Things to Know About Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Things to Know About Former First Lady Barbara Bush<br /><br />

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health and after a series of hospitalizations, she has decided not to seek further medical treatment, a family spokesman says. Here are some things to know about...

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 02:42 AM PDT

Feds: Increase Medication-Based Treatment for Opioids

Feds: Increase Medication-Based Treatment for Opioids

Deep within President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid abuse, overshadowed by his call for the death penalty for some drug traffickers, is a push to expand the use of medication to treat addiction. It's...

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 05:00 PM PDT

White House Says Russia Sanctions Still Under Consideration

White House Says Russia Sanctions Still Under Consideration

The White House scrambled Monday to walk back U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's weekend announcement that new economic sanctions against Russia are imminent, but stressed the penalties are still being considered....

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 at 02:57 PM PDT

Why Data Privacy Could Unite Red and Blue America

Why Data Privacy Could Unite Red and Blue America

In a country divided on policy, politics and culture, concerns about privacy emerge as something of a great uniter, Simmons data suggest. Americans of all stripes share a feeling of helplessness when they...

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 05:42 AM PDT

Comey: It's Possible Russians Have Leverage Over Trump

Comey: It's Possible Russians Have Leverage Over Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it's possible the Russians have compromising information on President Donald Trump, that there is "some evidence of obstruction of justice" in the president's...

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 at 03:41 AM PDT

US Pastor on Trial for Alleged Terror Ties, Spying in Turkey

US Pastor on Trial for Alleged Terror Ties, Spying in Turkey

An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial for alleged terror ties and spying in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara. Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor from...

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 at 01:26 AM PDT

GOP Devotes $250M to Midterm Strategy: Keep House Majority

GOP Devotes $250M to Midterm Strategy: Keep House Majority

The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party's House majority for the rest of President Donald Trump's first...

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 at 01:00 AM PDT

In Run-Up to Missile Strike, an Orderly, Chaotic White House

In Run-Up to Missile Strike, an Orderly, Chaotic White House

For the second time in his presidency, President Donald Trump stared, horrified at pictures of children killed in a chemical attack in Syria. And for the second time in his presidency, those visceral images...

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