Politics

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

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — 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 said recusal is a “personal decision.” The calls for Nunes to recuse himself began after it was revealed that …

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White House staff will skip Correspondents' Dinner in 'solidarity' with President Trump

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s staff is following the commander in chief’s lead and will skip next month’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the organization announced Tuesday. “The White House informed the White House Correspondents’ Association this evening that White House staff will not be attending this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner out of ‘solidarity’ with President Trump, who has previously …

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Trump pledges 'easy' health care deal after defeat

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — After he spent weeks supporting and lobbying for a Republican-backed health care plan that ultimately collapsed last Friday, President Donald Trump told a gathering of U.S. senators Tuesday night that they were “going to make a deal on health care.” Trump repeatedly promised an immediate “repeal and replace” of the Affordable Care Act throughout his presidential campaign. …

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

Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — 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 President Donald Trump. Nunes’ visit to the White House last Tuesday, his move to personally …

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Hillary Clinton hits Trump on gender diversity, lauds health care resistance efforts

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Hillary Clinton condemned former rival Donald Trump Tuesday during a speech in California for the dearth of diversity in his administration and for his staff and supporters’ treatment of women. Giving the keynote address at the Professional Business Women of California Conference in San Francisco, Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, addressed gender inequality, including …

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House and Senate Republicans seem split on health care future

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — House GOP leaders expressed confidence Tuesday morning that the party would be able to repeal and replace Obamacare after a conference meeting with members — a total reversal just four days after pulling the plug on their first effort — while their Senate counterparts seemed eager to abandon the issue entirely. “After this morning, the resolve of our …

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Government watchdog to review Mar-a-Lago cost and security

John Roca/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A top government watchdog plans to review security procedures at President Trump’s exclusive Mar-a-Lago club and whether the U.S. Treasury has received payments from profits at Trump’s hotels, according to a letter released by congressional Democrats. In a letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, the Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan agency …

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Everything you need to know about House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Over the last week, California Rep. Devin Nunes has been in the national spotlight for his actions as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. It was revealed Monday that Nunes was on White House grounds March 21 reviewing information pertaining to what he said was the legal, “incidental” collection of surveillance on President Donald Trump’s associates, …

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

Pete Marovich/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — 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’s former national security adviser, Mike Flynn, and his communications with a Russian diplomat, ABC News has learned. Any claim …

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President Trump signs executive order rescinding Obama’s clean energy plans

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Trump made a trip to the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday to sign an executive order that initiates a review of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan and unravels a handful of other energy orders and memorandums instituted by his predecessor. Flanked by coal miners, Vice President Mike Pence and EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, Trump signed the …

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