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Government Accountability Office to Examine Cost, Security of Trump Florida Trips

Government Accountability Office to Examine Cost, Security of Trump Florida Trips

WASHINGTON — A government watchdog will examine the taxpayer-funded travel costs when President Donald Trump travels to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and the security procedures surrounding those trips, several congressional Democrats announced Tuesday.

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Bridgegate Scandal: Christie Ally Bill Baroni Gets Two Years in Prison

Bridgegate Scandal: Christie Ally Bill Baroni Gets Two Years in Prison

A former ally of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday for engineering lane closures at the George Washington Bridge as alleged retaliation against a Democratic mayor who didn’t endorse the governor. Bill Baroni, who …

Watch Live: Melania Trump Presents State Department’s International Women of Courage Award

Watch Live: Melania Trump Presents State Department’s International Women of Courage Award

The First Lady will honor the winners of the State Department’s International Women of Courage Award Wednesday in Washington, DC. The award recognizes those who have “demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership” in areas including human rights and …

Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination is on track to irreparably change the Senate — and further divide the country

Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination is on track to irreparably change the Senate — and further divide the country

Sens. Roger E. Wicker (R-Miss.) and Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.) are not usually partisan firebrands, particularly on presidential appointments. Back in 2013, Wicker helped temporarily defuse a showdown over Republican filibusters of then-President Obama’s …

Former Obama official discloses rush to get intelligence on Trump team

Former Obama official discloses rush to get intelligence on Trump team

A former top Obama administration official has acknowledged efforts by her colleagues to gather intelligence on Trump team ties to Russia before Donald Trump took office and to conceal the sources of that intelligence from the incoming administration.

GOP health care bill battle continues behind the scenes

GOP health care bill battle continues behind the scenes

Republicans say they’re not giving up on their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare despite their failure in the House last week to secure enough votes for legislation that would have done just that. On Tuesday, the House GOP conference met for the first …

Driver rams into Capitol Police cruisers as car chase ends in Hill scare

Driver rams into Capitol Police cruisers as car chase ends in Hill scare

A police car-chase has ended with the suspect driving into Capitol Police cruisers and other vehicles near Capitol Hill, in the latest security scare in the nation’s capital. The female suspect is now in custody. The incident began at about 9:30 a.m. when …

Trump claims that health care deal is ‘easy’ despite earlier implosion

Trump claims that health care deal is ‘easy’ despite earlier implosion

Four days after blaming Democrats for the failure of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare — and vowing to let his predecessor’s signature health care law “explode” — President Trump told a roomful of senators that he expects …

The next big election is less than three weeks away

The next big election is less than three weeks away

The special congressional election in Georgia to fill the seat vacated by HHS Secretary Tom Price takes place on April 18 (early voting has already started) — and it’s a canary in the coal mine for next year’s midterms, as well as a referendum of sorts …

Chris Christie on Nunes' White House grounds visit: 'Wouldn’t have been the way I would’ve done things'

Chris Christie on Nunes’ White House grounds visit: ‘Wouldn’t have been the way I would’ve done things’

As House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes faces growing calls to step aside from the investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie admitted he didn’t agree with Nunes’ actions but …

California Prop. 47 grants for criminal rehabilitation seen as a long-awaited step forward

California Prop. 47 grants for criminal rehabilitation seen as a long-awaited step forward

Vonya Quarles grew up in South Los Angeles and describes herself as a third-generation convicted felon. But by the time she took the microphone at a Highland town hall meeting in January 2016, she was a lawyer and executive director of a Riverside County …

Opinion: Where Are You, Senator Rubio?

Opinion: Where Are You, Senator Rubio?

Marco Rubio seems to have gone missing. Not missing from his Senate votes, like he was infamous for during his first term. Missing from the larger political conversation, especially when it comes to immigration and being a sober counterbalance to President …

What we don't know about Nunes' White House grounds visit

What we don’t know about Nunes’ White House grounds visit

On Monday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes confirmed that he traveled to the White House last week in order to meet a source and view information related to surveillance that “incidentally collected” information about associates of …

Republicans blame bill, not Trump, for health care defeat

Republicans blame bill, not Trump, for health care defeat

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. March 20, 2017. By Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Kabir Khanna and Anthony Salvanto President Donald Trump’s overall job approval is at 40 percent …

Stalled investigation: How Devin Nunes became a piñata in the House intel probe

Stalled investigation: How Devin Nunes became a piñata in the House intel probe

Six months ago, I doubt that most of the country had heard of Devin Nunes. Now the California congressman is in the eye of a Washington hurricane that could soak President Trump or just harmlessly head out to sea. The Beltway obsession of the moment is …

Republicans Take Aim at California’s Retirement Dream

Republicans Take Aim at California’s Retirement Dream

Nancy Harvey has a goal. “I’d like to retire before dying,” she said. Harvey, 55, has almost nothing saved for retirement. She’s a child-care provider in Oakland, Calif., and there isn’t much left over at the end of the month. “It’s not a …

How Can Congress Set up an Independent Commission to Investigate Russia?

How Can Congress Set up an Independent Commission to Investigate Russia?

Whether it was the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks or the financial downturn of the last decade, Congress has in the past launched independent investigations to nail down answers. Some members of Congress are convinced now is the time for another full-scale …

Government Accountability Office to Examine Cost, Security of Trump Florida Trips

Government Accountability Office to Examine Cost, Security of Trump Florida Trips

WASHINGTON — A government watchdog will examine the taxpayer-funded travel costs when President Donald Trump travels to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and the security procedures surrounding those trips, several congressional Democrats announced Tuesday.

Aaron Schock: Informant in ex-congressman's corruption case broke law, attorneys claim

Aaron Schock: Informant in ex-congressman’s corruption case broke law, attorneys claim

WASHINGTON – A staffer working for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock secretly provided the government with a trove of emails, credit card receipts and other documents that violated the now-indicted congressman’s constitutional right against unreasonable …

A Russian billionaire with business ties to Paul Manafort says he's willing to testify to Congress

A Russian billionaire with business ties to Paul Manafort says he’s willing to testify to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian billionaire close to President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he is willing to take part in U.S. congressional hearings to discuss his past business relationship with President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

Undocumented immigrant's FB post on paying taxes draws social media ire

Undocumented immigrant’s FB post on paying taxes draws social media ire

A young immigration advocate decided to illustrate the point that millions of undocumented immigrants pay taxes to the U.S. government by posting a picture of herself with her completed IRS 1040 form on Facebook. Here’s what Arizona State University …

O'Reilly Debates TX Dem Who Raised Funds for Sanctuary County to Offset Gov't Cuts

O’Reilly Debates TX Dem Who Raised Funds for Sanctuary County to Offset Gov’t Cuts

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced that the Justice Department plans to withhold federal funds from “sanctuary cities” that protect illegal immigrants from federal authorities. One of the most aggressive sanctuary municipalities in the …

Like Trump, White House Staff Will Skip Correspondents Dinner

Like Trump, White House Staff Will Skip Correspondents Dinner

WASHINGTON — This city’s biggest party is turning into the must-miss event of the year. The Trump administration said on Tuesday that the entire White House staff would skip next month’s White House Correspondents Dinner as a gesture of solidarity …

Trump Proposes Slashing Medical Research This Year, Too

Trump Proposes Slashing Medical Research This Year, Too

President Donald Trump, who had just proposed slashing the National Institutes of Health’s budget for next year by 20 percent, suggested an immediate $1.2 billion cut to the agency Tuesday. There’s still not a proper budget to run the country this year.

Spicer slams 'false' report claiming ex-official blocked from testifying to Nunes panel

Spicer slams ‘false’ report claiming ex-official blocked from testifying to Nunes panel

The White House fired back Tuesday at a report claiming former acting Attorney General Sally Yates was blocked by Trump administration officials from testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.

Former congressman Trey Radel, busted for cocaine, releases memoir

Former congressman Trey Radel, busted for cocaine, releases memoir

Former U.S. Rep. Trey Radel (Photo: Drew Angerer, Getty Images) If you’re caught buying drugs, you might not be able to serve in Congress — but you can always write a book about it. That’s what we’ve learned from Trey Radel, the former Florida …

After Health Care Loss, Republicans Regroup for Round Two

After Health Care Loss, Republicans Regroup for Round Two

House Republicans emerged from a Tuesday morning meeting re-energized and determined to return to the business of reforming health care despite last week’s self-inflicted bruising defeat. GOP members of all ideological stripes said they remained intent on …

Devin Nunes Vows To 'Never' Reveal Source Of Surveillance Claims

Devin Nunes Vows To ‘Never’ Reveal Source Of Surveillance Claims

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said Tuesday that he’ll never reveal the source behind his claim that members of Donald Trump’s team had indirectly come under surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies. “We will never reveal sources and methods …

Trump's poll numbers are low. But the people who put him in office say it's not time to judge him — yet

Trump’s poll numbers are low. But the people who put him in office say it’s not time to judge him — yet

It’s been five months since the euphoria of a Donald Trump rally at the local arena brought optimism to this former Democratic stronghold. The snow from a long winter has begun melting into the rocky soil, and the digital sign in a torn-up parking lot …

Trump scraps Clean Power Plan: What that means for Earth

Trump scraps Clean Power Plan: What that means for Earth

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to dismantle the Clean Power Plan. The plan, which President Barack Obama’s administration put into effect in 2015, was designed to cut power plant emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse …

Shutdown threat returns after ObamaCare repeal meltdown

Shutdown threat returns after ObamaCare repeal meltdown

The specter of another government shutdown is emerging on Capitol Hill, amid concerns that Republican leaders who failed to unite the party last week on an ObamaCare overhaul will likewise struggle to finalize a spending package before the April 28 deadline.

Today in Entertainment: Round 2 of Sean Hannity versus Ted Koppel; New 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer

Today in Entertainment: Round 2 of Sean Hannity versus Ted Koppel; New ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ trailer

Bill O’Reilly found a new enemy Tuesday morning in the form of California Rep. Maxine Waters’ hair. After spending extended time on Monday’s episode of “The O’Reilly Factor” defending colleague Sean Hannity from Ted Koppel, O’Reilly stopped by “Fox …

Trump Said to Meet With Cohn on Thursday to Discuss Tax Overhaul

Trump Said to Meet With Cohn on Thursday to Discuss Tax Overhaul

President Donald Trump will be briefed Thursday on various ways to implement comprehensive tax code changes, as the White House shifts focus after the failed attempt to replace Obamacare. Trump will be presented with possible options by a group of …

As Trump Bows Out, States Seek to Fill Void on Climate Change

As Trump Bows Out, States Seek to Fill Void on Climate Change

As President Donald Trump scales down federal efforts to combat climate change, states are ramping up. California’s Air Resources Board broke with Trump and voted to uphold auto fuel efficiency rules, while Illinois offered a bail out to carbon-free …

Undocumented Student Who Posted Viral Tax Form Selfie Asks Trump For His Receipts

Undocumented Student Who Posted Viral Tax Form Selfie Asks Trump For His Receipts

Belén Sisa recently did what many Americans are doing this time of the year: she paid her taxes. But when she posted a selfie with her tax form, it went viral. That’s because the Arizona State University junior is an undocumented Dreamer. Sisa and her …

White House Takes Aim at Obama Era Climate Policy in New Executive Order

White House Takes Aim at Obama Era Climate Policy in New Executive Order

The White House took a major swipe at President Barack Obama’s climate change legacy on Tuesday with the signing of an executive order on energy independence. The order asks the Environmental Protection Agency to review Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which …

Architect Wants To Turn Old Subway Cars Into Housing For Homeless

Architect Wants To Turn Old Subway Cars Into Housing For Homeless

“I thought it was just a terrible waste ― sending all these cars to the junkyard,” Moore, 81, told The Huffington Post. Moore’s computer rendering of the Metro car apartments. The city plans to ax three of its old fleets ― several hundred cars in …

Trump administration sought to block Sally Yates from testifying to Congress on Russia

Trump administration sought to block Sally Yates from testifying to Congress on Russia

The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, The Washington Post has learned, a …

‘Stop shaking your head’: Spicer scolds reporter who asked how Trump administration plans to revamp its image

‘Stop shaking your head’: Spicer scolds reporter who asked how Trump administration plans to revamp its image

Before asking her initial question to White House press secretary Sean Spicer at Tuesday’s briefing, April Ryan, Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, said, “Sean, you don’t seem so happy.” It turns out he wasn’t — at least …

Trump admin wanted to curtail former AG's Russia testimony, lawyer alleges

Trump admin wanted to curtail former AG’s Russia testimony, lawyer alleges

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee postponed a hearing featuring former acting Attorney General Sally Yates after her lawyer advised the Trump administration that she was planning to testify about internal discussions about Donald …

Trump signs executive order rolling back Obama-era energy regs

Trump signs executive order rolling back Obama-era energy regs

President Trump moved Tuesday to unravel a host of energy regulations imposed by his predecessor, targeting in particular the Obama administration’s signature program which was intended to curb carbon emissions – but blasted by Republicans for hurting …

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White House: Up To House Of Representatives To Decide If Devin Nunes Should Remain | MSNBC

White House: Up To House Of Representatives To Decide If Devin Nunes Should Remain | MSNBC

Sean Spicer Battles With Veteran Reporter April Ryan In Explosive Briefing | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Sean Spicer Battles With Veteran Reporter April Ryan In Explosive Briefing | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

House Intel Russia Probe Paused As Criticism Of Devin Nunes Grows | MSNBC

House Intel Russia Probe Paused As Criticism Of Devin Nunes Grows | MSNBC

Fmr. Amb. Nicholas Burns Pushes Back Against Proposed State Department Cuts | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Fmr. Amb. Nicholas Burns Pushes Back Against Proposed State Department Cuts | Morning Joe | MSNBC

GOP To Reset Obamacare Repeal Negotiations With Help From Steve Bannon | Morning Joe | MSNBC

GOP To Reset Obamacare Repeal Negotiations With Help From Steve Bannon | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Bernie Sanders To President Trump: Climate Change Is Real | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Bernie Sanders To President Trump: Climate Change Is Real | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Mika On Sean Spicer Briefing: 'What Is Wrong With Him?' | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Mika On Sean Spicer Briefing: ‘What Is Wrong With Him?’ | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Maxine Waters: 'I Cannot Be Intimidated' | All In | MSNBC

Maxine Waters: ‘I Cannot Be Intimidated’ | All In | MSNBC

White House Denies Trying To Stop Key Testimony In Russia Probe | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

White House Denies Trying To Stop Key Testimony In Russia Probe | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Senator Angus King On Why He's Unsure How He'll Vote On Neil Gorsuch | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Senator Angus King On Why He’s Unsure How He’ll Vote On Neil Gorsuch | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Former CIA Acting Director On Devin Nunes: 'It Feels Like A Cover Up' | The Last Word | MSNBC

Former CIA Acting Director On Devin Nunes: ‘It Feels Like A Cover Up’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

Donald Trump White House A Poor Source For Facts | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Donald Trump White House A Poor Source For Facts | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Who is Rebekah Mercer?

Who is Rebekah Mercer?

Nunes says he won't step aside from Russia inquiry

Nunes says he won’t step aside from Russia inquiry

White House spokesman on Sally Yates: "I hope she testifies"

White House spokesman on Sally Yates: “I hope she testifies”

Trump properties touched alleged Russian mobsters

Trump properties touched alleged Russian mobsters

Fmr. CIA Acting Director: Russian Operation Most Effective In Decades | MSNBC

Fmr. CIA Acting Director: Russian Operation Most Effective In Decades | MSNBC

Senator Ed Markey: President Trump's EPA Executive Order A 'Declaration Of War' | MSNBC

Senator Ed Markey: President Trump’s EPA Executive Order A ‘Declaration Of War’ | MSNBC

White House Denies Trying to Block Sally Yates From Testifying On Russia | MSNBC

White House Denies Trying to Block Sally Yates From Testifying On Russia | MSNBC

White House spokesman hopes Sally Yates testifies on Russia

White House spokesman hopes Sally Yates testifies on Russia

Joe Walsh: President Trump Didn't Know Contents Of Health Care Bill | MSNBC

Joe Walsh: President Trump Didn’t Know Contents Of Health Care Bill | MSNBC

Senator Ben Cardin: Devin Nunes 'Lost All Credibility, He Needs To Step Down' | MSNBC

Senator Ben Cardin: Devin Nunes ‘Lost All Credibility, He Needs To Step Down’ | MSNBC

Not Tweeting Means Not Having To Say Sorry | Hardball | MSNBC

Not Tweeting Means Not Having To Say Sorry | Hardball | MSNBC

Chris Matthews: Complications Around Devin Nunes Is Cloak And Dagger Stuff | Hardball | MSNBC

Chris Matthews: Complications Around Devin Nunes Is Cloak And Dagger Stuff | Hardball | MSNBC

Alyssa Milano Will Drive You To The Polls | All In | MSNBC

Alyssa Milano Will Drive You To The Polls | All In | MSNBC

How President Trump Can Rebound From Low Approval Rating | Morning Joe | MSNBC

How President Trump Can Rebound From Low Approval Rating | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Rep. Raul Labrador On Why He Opposes Federal Paid Family Leave | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Rep. Raul Labrador On Why He Opposes Federal Paid Family Leave | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Joe Manchin: I Want To Protect The 60-Vote Rule | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Joe Manchin: I Want To Protect The 60-Vote Rule | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Intel Committee Member Jim Himes: I'm Waiting To See Evidence Of Surveillance | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Intel Committee Member Jim Himes: I’m Waiting To See Evidence Of Surveillance | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Calls Grow For Devin Nunes To Recuse Himself From Russia Probe | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Calls Grow For Devin Nunes To Recuse Himself From Russia Probe | Morning Joe | MSNBC

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