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DOJ Sues Omarosa, Who Blames White House

June 26, 2019 |

The Justice Department wants $ 50,000 from Omarosa Manigault Newman as penalty for failing to file a financial disclosure report following her White House tenure. The former assistant to the president and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, now a staunch Trump critic, didn’t file the report…

Robert Mueller Agrees to Testify Before House

June 26, 2019 |

Robert Mueller has been reluctant to testify before the House—but he has decided not to defy subpoenas. The former special counsel has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committees on July 17 after being subpoenaed by both committees, CNN reports. The public hearings…

White House Won’t Allow Kellyanne Conway to Testify

June 25, 2019 |

The White House said Monday it will not allow presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway to appear before a House committee looking into allegations that she repeatedly violated a federal law that limits political activity by government workers. The White House refusal, outlined in a letter from White House lawyer Pat Cipollone,…

Biden vows to repeal Trump tax cuts on ‘Day One’ if he captures White House

June 23, 2019 |

Former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden promised that on “day one” he would repeal President Trump’s 2017 tax cuts and close $ 500 billion on tax loopholes he said, speaking to a crowd at the South Carolina Democratic Party Convention on Saturday.
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Walmart and Amazon want to see inside your house. Should you let them?

June 21, 2019 |

The war for the e-commerce shopper is fought on the battlefield of convenience. One-click ordering, same-day delivery, automatic toilet paper refills: There’s no pain point so small someone won’t pay to do away with it.

Although shopping online may be hassle-free, getting those orders delivered…

L.A. Times – Business

Republicans’ Recruiter Stuns Party by Retiring from House

June 15, 2019 |

This won’t help her numbers: The congresswoman leading her party’s effort to put more Republican women in office has decided to leave the House. Rep. Susan Brooks is one of 13 GOP women on the House side; 89 House Democrats are women, per the Washington Post . Brooks, who represents a…

Trump Will Need a New White House Press Secretary

June 13, 2019 |

Yet more turnover at the White House: Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving her position as press secretary at the end of the month, President Trump announced in a tweet Thursday. CNN says Sanders “largely redefined the position” of press secretary during her “tumultuous” time in the role, which she took…

House Oversight Committee Backs Contempt Vote

June 12, 2019 |

A House committee voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas for documents related to a decision adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the AP reports. The Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee voted 24-15 to advance contempt measures…

House Panel Can Now Sue Barr, Other Officials If Needed

June 12, 2019 |

Brushing back calls for impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday “it’s not even close” to having enough support in the House, while Democrats pushed forward on other fronts to investigate President Trump, the AP reports. The House voted 229-191 Tuesday to approve a resolution that will allow Democrats to accelerate…

White House rejects carmakers’ plea for a deal with California on emissions

June 10, 2019 |

The White House is moving forward with plans to significantly weaken vehicle pollution standards, rejecting a last-minute appeal to President Trump by some of the world’s largest car manufacturers to restart negotiations with California.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said Friday…

L.A. Times – Business