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House Majority Whip, several others shot at congressional baseball practice

House Majority Whip, several others shot at congressional baseball practice

By David Lauter, Michael A. Memoli and Lisa Mascaro
June 14, 2017
Filed under National

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot at a Republican congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning by a gunman who appeared to have targeted members of Congress. Police in Alexandria, Va., located just outside of Washington, D.C., said they were investigating a "multiple shooting"...

Comey agrees to testify in public as Trump-Russia probe heats up

Comey agrees to testify in public as Trump-Russia probe heats up

By Matthew Schofield and Lesley Clark
May 20, 2017
Filed under National

Investigators into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential elections are now authorized to probe whether White House officials have engaged in a cover-up, according to members of Congress who were briefed Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. A Justice Department official, who asked...

Sex crimes increase on college campuses as all other offenses decline

Sex crimes increase on college campuses as all other offenses decline

By Max Filby | Dayton Daily News, Ohio
May 17, 2017
Filed under National

Crime on U.S. college campuses has declined in recent years, but the number of forcible sex offenses reported has actually increased, a new national study found. Around 27,000 "criminal incidents" were reported on campuses in 2014, representing a 2 percent decrease from 2013, according to a report...

Trump admits sharing information with Russia about terror threat

Trump admits sharing information with Russia about terror threat

By David Lauter | Tribune Washington Bureau
May 16, 2017
Filed under National

In tweets Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump said he had shared "facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety" with Russian diplomats in an Oval Office meeting last week, confirming a key part of a news report his aides had denied the night before. Trump said he had shared the information...

With Comey ouster, Trump joins select group of presidents

With Comey ouster, Trump joins select group of presidents

By John T. Bennett | CQ-Roll Call
May 11, 2017
Filed under National

President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James B. Comey is far from the first time a chief executive has removed a potential threat. But the move puts the 45th president in a class that includes several presidents who ran into choppy waters with lawmakers. Presidential historians say it is...

Does GOP’s stumble open a new path to universal health care?

Does GOP’s stumble open a new path to universal health care?

By Andrew Breiner | CQ-Roll Call
April 6, 2017
Filed under National

The failure of the recent Republican attempt to repeal and replace the Obama administration's 2010 health care law might have opened a path to the only thing the right fears more: universal health care. Rep. John Conyers Jr. has introduced a "Medicare for All" bill in every Congress since 2003. But...

Trump must decide whether to try to arrest WikiLeaks’ Assange

Trump must decide whether to try to arrest WikiLeaks’ Assange

By Tim Johnson | McClatchy Washington Bureau
March 11, 2017
Filed under National

WASHINGTON โ€” For a few years, Julian Assange seemed to have faded from relevance. He took refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in 2012, fleeing a Swedish investigation into alleged sexual assault. At the embassy, he's been deprived of sunlight and occasionally his internet access has been cut. But...

Trump’s travel ban contains tool that could change how US conducts foreign policy

Trump’s travel ban contains tool that could change how US conducts foreign policy

By Brian Bennett | Tribune Washington Bureau
March 7, 2017
Filed under National

  WASHINGTON โ€” A little-noticed provision in President Donald Trump's revised restrictions on entry into the country could remake how the U.S. conducts foreign policy, creating leverage for a president who promised to bring his hard-nosed deal-making mind-set to American diplomacy. In his...

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