Government News

  • House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown
    by The Associated Press on January 17, 2018 at 1:01 am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel's Republican chairman. […]

  • GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa
    by The Associated Press on January 17, 2018 at 12:34 am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans struggled to get their stories straight Tuesday as President Donald Trump's Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official to offer an inconclusive version of a meeting in which Trump is said to have used vulgar remarks that have been criticized as racist. […]

  • Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test
    by The Associated Press on January 17, 2018 at 12:21 am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump performed "exceedingly well" on a surprise cognitive screening test administered last week, his doctor said Tuesday, as the White House continued to bat back questions about the president's mental fitness for office. […]

  • Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown
    by The Associated Press on January 16, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Disgruntled conservatives threatened late Tuesday to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal through the House. The setback came as a deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation also remained distant. […]

  • Ex-CIA officer arrested, charged with keeping documents
    by The Associated Press on January 16, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer has been arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets. […]

  • Former Trump aide Bannon refuses to comply with House subpoena
    on January 17, 2018 at 6:47 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon declined on Tuesday to comply with a subpoena ordering him to answer questions from a U.S. House intelligence panel about his time at the White House as part of its investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. election. […]

  • House Republicans mull funding extension; 'Dreamer' deal not set
    on January 17, 2018 at 2:39 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Republicans considered on Tuesday a stopgap bill to fund the U.S. government through Feb. 16 to avert a shutdown, but the measure would not include Democrats' demands for protections for young people brought to the United States illegally as children. […]

  • Trump is fit for duty, but should hit the gym: White House doctor
    on January 17, 2018 at 2:34 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump passed a test for signs of dementia and is in overall excellent health, but needs to shed weight by cutting calories, fats and carbohydrates and starting a daily exercise routine, the White House physician said on Tuesday. […]

  • U.S. Homeland Security chief: did not hear Trump use vulgarity during meeting
    on January 17, 2018 at 2:13 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, under intense questioning from Democratic senators, said on Tuesday she did not hear President Donald Trump use a vulgarity to describe African countries during an impassioned White House meeting last week. […]

  • U.S. House panel to hold hearing on emergency alerts after Hawaii error
    on January 17, 2018 at 12:45 am

    (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives panel said on Tuesday it planned a hearing to review a false missile alert sent in Hawaii over the weekend that stirred panic and anger in the Pacific island state. […]

  • Trump on Twitter (Jan 16): Border Security, fake news, Kazakhstan
    on January 17, 2018 at 12:20 am

    The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. […]