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Their dogged reporting reveals that the FBI gathered a multitude of documents, secret recordings, intercepted emails, financial records, and eyewitnesses accounts showing that Russian nuclear officials directed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation and hundreds of thousands of dollars to Bill Clinton during the very time that Hillary Clinton presided over a governing body which unanimously approved the sale of one-fifth of America’s uranium supply to Russia.
A bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers ran into trouble on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and a senior Senate Republican saying it has stalled.
Alexander said on Wednesday Trump had “completely engineered” the bipartisan proposal but the president backed away from support he had expressed a day earlier. WATCH: Trump ‘pleased’ Democrats working with Republicans on ObamaCare deal (Wednesday) . On Tuesday, Trump said the White House was involved in the negotiations and that the agreement was “a very good solution” short-term approach but later on Tuesday and then on Wednesday said he would not support a plan that enriched insurance companies.
Conservatives on Capitol Hill are suddenly face-to-face with a vexing question: Will they vote to boost President Obama’s health-care law after spending the past seven years trying to eradicate it?
Has restarted the painful, months-long GOP drama over how to handle Obamacare, making it likely the issue will get tangled up in year-end battles over funding the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program — or even the government.
Greg Pence, one of Mike Pence's older brothers, has filed a tax document indicating he will seek the eastern Indiana congressional seat that the vice president and former governor represented for 12 years.
That wiped out more than $673,000 of Mike Pence's net worth, according to Pence's 2006 tax filings, which he has publicly released.
Party officials from the FDP and CSU were similarly upbeat about the talks, which aim to build Germany's first national three-party government.
Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Exploratory talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), its Bavaria-based Christian Social Union (CSU) allies and the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) kicked off on Wednesday.
Last week, all nine Democrats on the committee sent Mr. Sessions a letter saying they either wanted him to answer questions that he refused to answer in June, or that they expected Mr. Trump to formally invoke the privilege to keep those matters secret.
Mr. Sessions refused to answer questions about details central tothe inquiry in June during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. When he testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in June, Mr. Sessions refused to answer several questions about his conversations with Mr. Trump regarding the Russia investigation and the president’s firing of James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director.
“Xi Jinping is emphasizing the importance of party direction and party control above all else,” said Willy Lam, an expert on elite politics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. “And the corollary is for the party to be successful in these goals, you need a strongman at the helm.”
His speech signaled a push towards greater ideological cohesion by a president who has fashioned a stronger, more aggressive China and emerged as the most authoritarian leader since Mao Tse-tung.
What would otherwise appear as a traditional foreign policy approach becomes muddled through Donald Trump's repeated bellicose tweets against North Korea, often directed personally at its leader, Kim Jong Un.
While Trump's tweets may have succeeded in aggravating North Korea's leader, they also left the regime's officials scrambling how to interpret them. "One thing we have seen is that North Korean officials, in discussions with Western academics, seem confused," said Rand's Mazarr."They
A new poll by Monmouth University shows that Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam are deadlocked in the race for Virginia governor.
The Monmouth poll found that the race has become more regionally divided, with Gillespie widening the gap in western Virginia and Northam picking up steam in northern Virginia. "As the northern and western parts of Virginia revert to their partisan norms, the battle for swing voters will occur right down the I-95 corridor," added Murray.
President Trump suggested Wednesday that former FBI director James B. Comey had intended to spare Democrat Hillary Clinton from prosecution “long before investigation was complete” into her government email practices.
In a pair of early-morning Twitter messages, Trump referred to a recently released Justice Department document that indicates a draft of a Comey statement about the investigation was circulating among aides in May last year, two months before Comey announced the end of the investigation and his decision not to seek charges.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning where he's expected to touch on immigration and the opioid epidemic, among other issues.
He said that it hasn't been "fully understood" the "error" that Comey made on the matter involving Hillary Clinton and the investigation into her use of private email servers as secretary of state.
Under intense questioning by the Senate judiciary committee, Sessions departed from his previous blanket denials about contacts with Russian officials, saying he did “not recall” elements of the conversations in three meetings in 2016 with the ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, and conceded for the first time that substantive issues may have been discussed.
The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has given a new account of his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 election, conceding it was possible that they had discussed Donald Trump’s policy positions.
Opening a critical Communist Party congress, Xi pledged to build a “modern socialist country” for a “new era” that will be proudly Chinese and steadfastly ruled by the party but open to the world. Although his wide-ranging address made clear there were no plans for political reform, Xi said China’s development had entered a “new era”, using the phrase 36 times in a speech that ran nearly 3-1/2 hours.
President Trump on Wednesday qualified his endorsement of a bipartisan Senate proposal to stabilize health insurance markets, even as the chief architect of the deal predicted that it would become law before the end of the year.
Mr. Trump on Tuesday appeared to give his blessing to a deal to restore health insurance subsidies that he had just canceled when the accord was announced. Senators Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee, and Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington, agreed on legislation that would continue federal payments to insurance companies through 2019 to reimburse them for discounts they are required to provide to millions of low-income people who have coverage under the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.
The White House inflated the potential benefits to workers from a proposed corporate tax cut, according to a Harvard University economist whose work informed the estimate, highlighting a challenge Republicans face as they push a tax rewrite that President Trump has promised will benefit the middle class.
“I’m a believer in corporate tax reform, and I’m a believer in corporate tax cuts, and I believe they would go to workers,” he said. “But I don’t believe those numbers add up.”