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  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2019

    Trump Knew of Whistleblower Before Releasing Ukraine Aid

    President Donald Trump was briefed on the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine before the White House released nearly $400 million in military aid to Kyiv, officials say, shedding new light on events that triggered the impeachment inquiry. Trump was told about the complaint in late August in a briefing by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and John Eisenberg,...

  • Donald Trump Nov 12, 2019

    Impeachment Witness: Ukrainians Asked State Dept. About Holdup of Aid

    The view among the national security officials was unanimous: Military aid to Ukraine should not be stopped. But President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff thought otherwise. As the aid was being blocked this summer, Ukraine officials began quietly asking the State Department about the holdup. The concern was clear for the young democracy battling an aggressive Russia. “If this...

  • Donald Trump Nov 4, 2019

    White House Lawyer Defies Impeachment Subpoena

    The lead lawyer for the National Security Council defied a subpoena Monday to appear before House impeachment investigators, as did other White House witnesses, following President Donald Trump’s orders not to cooperate with the probe. John Eisenberg and White House aide Robert Blair did not show up for scheduled 9 a.m. interviews in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, and two other...

  • Donald Trump Jun 30, 2019

    Student Loan Borrowers With Cancer Are Supposed to Get a Break From Their Bills. That's Not Happening

    Last September, President Donald Trump signed into law a bill allowing people with cancer to press pause on their federal student loan payments. More than nine months after the law took effect, borrowers still can’t access the cancer deferment. At issue seems to be this: The Department of Education has yet to provide the companies that administer its federal student...

  • Donald Trump Jun 16, 2019

    Trump Aims to Slash Number of Federal Advisory Committees

    President Donald Trump is trying to take an ax to federal advisory committees, ordering that their numbers be slashed. Trump signed an executive order Friday that directs every federal agency to evaluate the need for all of its advisory committees created under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. And it gives agency heads until September to terminate at least one-third of...

  • Donald Trump May 14, 2019

    Trump Targets Pell Grant Money for NASA's Budget Boost

    The Trump administration is hoping to shift money for Pell Grants for college education to fund new spending, including a $1.6 billion bump for NASA. Under a budget amendment sent Monday evening to Congress, the administration would use an additional $1.9 billion in surplus Pell Grant money to fund other budget priorities, including an infusion of new cash for NASA...

  • Donald Trump Mar 8, 2019

    Bill Shine Resigns as White House Communications Director

    Former Fox News executive Bill Shine, President Donald Trump’s fifth communications director, has resigned, the White House said Friday. Shine was communications director for just over eight months. He will work on Trump’s re-election campaign after tendering his resignation Thursday night, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

  • Congress Mar 2, 2019

    1 Month After Government Shutdown, Workers Still in Recovery Mode

    It’s been just over a month since the federal government reopened, yet Dallas airport transportation security administration officer Becky Mancha is still waiting to receive part of a paycheck she missed during the partial government shutdown. “Unfortunately, the checks are not coming up correctly, so now I’m trying to figure out exactly what they paid me for and what am...

  • Donald Trump Dec 30, 2018

    John Kelly Opens Up About Tumultuous White House Tenure in Exit Interview

    White House chief of staff John Kelly, who will depart President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday, told The Los Angeles Times in an extensive interview published Sunday that the president never ordered him to do anything illegal and added that the proposed border wall at the center of the government shutdown fight is not as it has been portrayed. Kelly,...

  • PRESIDENT Jun 20, 2018

    Read the Full Text of Trump's Executive Order on Family Separations

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order ending family separation at the U.S. border. Read the full text of the executive order here.

  • Donald Trump Jun 17, 2018

    Trump to Nominate OMB Official to Lead Consumer Watchdog

    President Donald Trump intends to nominate an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget to lead the government’s consumer watchdog agency, the White House announced Saturday. In a statement announcing the decision, spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Kathy Kraninger “will bring a fresh perspective and much-needed management experience” to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which the administration has been...

  • Donald Trump Jun 15, 2018

    Trump's Move to Redefine Water Rule Threatens Wetlands Banks

    On the western edge of the Florida Everglades sits 4 square miles (10 square kilometers) of gator-infested swampland, and a private firm is making big money selling it off. The Panther Island Mitigation Bank isn’t another Florida land boondoggle, but rather is part of a federal system designed to restore wetlands across the United States. Panther Island’s owners preserved one...

  • Donald Trump Jun 15, 2018

    Trump's Move to Redefine Water Rule Threatens Wetlands Banks

    On the western edge of the Florida Everglades sits 4 square miles (10 square kilometers) of gator-infested swampland, and a private firm is making big money selling it off. The Panther Island Mitigation Bank isn’t another Florida land boondoggle, but rather is part of a federal system designed to restore wetlands across the United States. Panther Island’s owners preserved one...

  • Massachusetts Mar 19, 2018

    Food Box Idea Draws Ire From Democrats, Advocates

    The Trump administration is pushing what it calls a “bold new approach to nutrition assistance”: replacing the traditional cash-on-a-card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods dubbed “America’s Harvest Box.” Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney likened the box to a meal kit delivery service, and said the...

  • Donald Trump Mar 15, 2018

    Today's Gun-Control Debate Echoes Response to Mob Killings

    It was 1934. Mobsters armed with fully automatic “Tommy guns” had left a trail of bloodstained sidewalks and pockmarked walls across the country, and the new president had narrowly escaped assassination the year before. It was time for action on gun control. And the National Rifle Association seemingly agreed. “I do not believe in the general promiscuous toting of guns,”...

  • Donald Trump Mar 10, 2018

    Justice Department Proposes Banning Rapid-Fire Bump Stocks

    The Trump administration said Saturday it has taken the first step in the regulatory process to ban bump stocks, likely setting the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers while the trigger devices remain on the market. The move was expected after President Donald Trump ordered the Justice Department to work toward a ban following the shooting deaths of...

  • Congress Nov 17, 2017

    State Department Battles Criticism of Tillerson's Management

    The State Department is hitting back at the growing bipartisan criticism of Rex Tillerson’s leadership and accusations he is presiding over a debilitating brain drain of the nation’s diplomatic corps. In a letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Republican chairman, the department said Tillerson’s reorganization plans aren’t crippling the agency as reports have claimed. Top ranks aren’t being intentionally...

  • Donald Trump Jul 26, 2017

    2 New England Senators Caught on Hot Mic Complaining About Trump Administration

    Two New England senators were reportedly caught on a live microphone complaining about the Trump administration and making fun of a Republican House lawmaker.

  • Donald Trump Jun 1, 2017

    White House Grants Ethics Waivers to 4 Ex-Lobbyists

    Michael Catanzaro, a former oil and gas lobbyist, can help shape the Trump administration’s energy policies. Shahira Knight can weigh in on retirement matters even though she previously worked for Fidelity, a financial company specializing in retirement services. The White House late Wednesday posted on its website ethics waivers granted to four ex-lobbyists and numerous others who have joined government....

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2017

    Progress Report: How Far Along Is Trump's Border Wall?

    President Donald Trump is four months into his term, so NBC News took a look at the progress he’s made on his signature promise: building a wall on the 1,900-mile-long United States’ southern border. Construction doesn’t seem to have begun, despite Trump issuing an order on his fifth day in office for Customs and Border Patrol to do so with...

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