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White House departures: Who's been fired and who resigned White House departures: Who's been fired and who resigned
Here are the notable firings and resignations of the Trump administration, starting with the most recent departure: Feb. 13: Brock Long FEMA Administrator Brock Long, who drew praise and criticism for his agency's response to major disasters, including Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, announced he was leaving the agency. Dec. 20, 2018: Jim Mattis President Donald Trump announced over Twitt...
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Roger Stone denies using Instagram post to threaten federal judge presiding over his case Roger Stone denies using Instagram post to threaten federal judge presiding over his case
Roger Stone, the political consultant and longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, said he didn't mean an Instagram post to be a threat against the federal judge presiding over his criminal trial. Instead, Stone said the now-deleted post was a "random photo" taken off the internet. He also apologized in court documents filed Monday. The original post showed a photo of U.S. District Judg...
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Heather Nauert, President Trump's choice for UN ambassador job, withdraws in surprise move Heather Nauert, President Trump's choice for UN ambassador job, withdraws in surprise move
WASHINGTON – Heather Nauert, President Donald Trump's pick to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, withdrew her name from consideration on Saturday amid concerns about her qualifications for the high-profile post. Nauert, a former Fox News host who now serves as the State Department's spokesperson, cited the strain on her family in announcing her decision. “I am grateful to Presid...
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Bill Clinton at John Dingell funeral: He was a 'world-class doer' Bill Clinton at John Dingell funeral: He was a 'world-class doer'
WASHINGTON — A week after his death in Dearborn, former U.S. Rep. John Dingell was remembered Thursday in the nation's capital by several legislative colleagues and one old hunting buddy — former President Bill Clinton. "The thing that I loved most about him was that he was a world-class doer," said Clinton of Dingell, who during more than 59 years in Congress helped write and pass some of the ...
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U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger and his national guard unit are deployed to U.S.-Mexico border U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger and his national guard unit are deployed to U.S.-Mexico border
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who is also a pilot with the Air National Guard, has been deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border along with his unit, the Illinois congressman’s office said Tuesday. The Republican congressman from Illinois was deployed to the southern border earlier this week, according to his spokeswoman Maura Gillespie. Kinzinger, 40, who holds the rank of lieutenant colonel, served...
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Ocasio-Cortez hits back after Trump says her Green New Deal looks like high school paper Ocasio-Cortez hits back after Trump says her Green New Deal looks like high school paper
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took exception to President Donald Trump's condescending criticism of Democratic lawmakers' proposed "Green New Deal" at his rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday. "Sounds like a high school term paper that got a low mark," Trump said of the ambitious environmental initiative. "Ah yes, a man who can’t even read briefings written in full sentences is providing lit...
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Supreme Court to determine if taxpayer payments to businesses are confidential Supreme Court to determine if taxpayer payments to businesses are confidential
The U.S. Supreme Court has set a date to hear a case that could determine whether taxpayer payments to businesses can be considered confidential information. The outcome of Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media could have broad implications for what the federal government can keep secret under the Freedom of Information Act. The high court will hear the case on Monday, April 22. At ...
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Amy Klobuchar heats up 2020 presidential race on freezing Minneapolis afternoon Amy Klobuchar heats up 2020 presidential race on freezing Minneapolis afternoon
The wide Democratic field of 2020 presidential candidates expanded further Sunday when U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota threw her hat in the ring at an outdoor event on a freezing afternoon in Minneapolis. Klobuchar, 58, hopes her working-class, Midwestern background will help her seize the middle ground in a Democratic primary in which many of the candidates who have announced generally a...
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Democratic 2020 hopefuls weigh in on Virginia scandal as others steer clear: 'I'm not getting into that' Democratic 2020 hopefuls weigh in on Virginia scandal as others steer clear: 'I'm not getting into that'
WASHINGTON – Democrats’ push for zero tolerance of sexual or racial transgressions forced out popular Minnesota Sen. Al Franken last year. Now it could topple the top three state officials in Virginia, potentially putting a state that Democrats won in a 2017 anti-Trump landslide into Republican hands. "It’s a tough situation, especially for a Democratic Party that prides itself in being one ...
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Florida lawmaker wants to give state power to punish deadly cosmetic surgery clinics Florida lawmaker wants to give state power to punish deadly cosmetic surgery clinics
With deaths mounting in Florida's cosmetic surgery centers, a top state lawmaker has proposed legislation that would allow the state to punish clinics for the first time and ban troubled doctors from working in the facilities. State regulators could impose fines and shut down clinics that have operated for decades with virtually no regulatory oversight while patients were left with critical inj...
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