Friday, July 28, 2017

Politics

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, joined at left by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, leads a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, on attempts to influence American elections, with a focus on Russian meddling in the last presidential race.

BY ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminal prosecutions are rare for people who fail to register as foreign agents, according to a top Justice Department official who testified Wednesday about ...
White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media outside the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

BY CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s new communications director says he’s prepared to clean house in order to stop information leaks which have plagued the administration. Anthony ...
In this March 19, 2013 file photo, Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine Republican Susan Collins has been captured on a live microphone making fun of GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold. That’s the Texas congressman who a day earlier blamed ...
In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. The office of Sen. John McCain says the ailing Arizona Republican will return to the Senate on July 25, the day of the health care vote.

BY ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — At the twilight of a storied career and battling a brain tumor, Sen. John McCain stands poised to deliver for his party and his ...
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, accompanied by his attorney Abbe Lowell, right, talks to House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, left, and the committee's ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, after a meeting behind closed doors with the committee

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK and CHAD DAY WASHINGTON (AP) — Two key members of President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign met Tuesday with congressional investigators probing Russia’s interference in the 2016 ...
President Donald Trump waves to the crowd of scouts at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit in Glen Jean ,W.Va., Monday, July 24, 2017.

BY JULIE BYKOWICZ WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s fiery speech at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia has infuriated parents and former scouts. Standing before thousands of school-aged ...
In this July 21, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in Philadelphia.

BY JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump turned up the heat on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, launching a fresh Twitter tirade against him ...
President Donald Trump gestures to the crowd after speaking at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in Glen Jean, W.Va., Monday, July 24, 2017.

BY JULIE BYKOWICZ GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday jokingly threatened during a speech to thousands of Boy Scouts to fire his health secretary if a ...
In this June 30, 2017, file photo, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington.

BY RICHARD LARDNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Strong congressional support from Republicans and Democrats for a new package of Russia sanctions effectively scuttles the potential for President Donald Trump to derail ...
From left, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 24, 2017, before boarding Marine One to join President Donald Trump for the short flight to nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders are steering the Senate toward a crucial vote on their bill eviscerating much of President Barack Obama’s health care law, buoyed by ...
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