Tag: Government News

US negotiating possible ‘resolution’ in Russian agent case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gun-rights activist accused of being a Russian agent is negotiating a “potential resolution” to her criminal case, federal prosecutors and her lawyers said Friday. Lawyers for Maria Butina and prosecutors in Washington made the disclosure in a joint court filing , the first acknowledgement that the 30-year-old is potentially working on […]

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‘We could subpoena Mueller’ if the administration restricts Russia investigation: Incoming House Judiciary chairman

(WASHINGTON) — The incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said that if the Trump administration restricts special counsel Robert Mueller or refuses to release a final report from the investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 election, then the committee could wield its subpoena power. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., told ABC News Chief Anchor […]

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Incoming House Dem committee chairs say they will investigate Trump, within limits

(NEW YORK) — Two incoming Democratic congressional committee chairs say they plan on investigating President Trump, but that there will be limits on how they use the power of their newfound majority. Incoming House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Elijah Cummings and incoming House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Jerrold Nadler told ABC News Chief Anchor George […]

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Justice Ginsburg in hospital after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eighty-five-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital, the court said Thursday. The court’s oldest justice fell Wednesday evening, the court said. She called Supreme Court police to take her to George Washington University Hospital in […]

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Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eighty-five-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the Supreme Court and is in the hospital, the court said Thursday. The court’s oldest justice fell Wednesday evening, the court said. She went to George Washington University Hospital in Washington early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight. […]

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White House bans CNN reporter after confrontation with Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference. They began sparring Wednesday after Acosta asked Trump about the caravan of migrants heading from Latin America to the southern U.S. border. When Acosta […]

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Newly empowered Dems take aim at Trump business conflicts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond trying to get their hands on the Holy Grail of President Donald Trump’s business dealings — his tax returns — House Democrats are prepared to use their newfound majority and subpoena power to go after all manner of financial records that could back up their claims that he’s using his presidency […]

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WATCH: President Trump holds news conference after midterm elections

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is holding a news conference Wednesday morning following the 2018 midterm elections. The event is set to start at 11:30 a.m. A livestream will appear below when it is available. Listen to Trump’s news conference at WTOP’s audio events page. Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to […]

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Election Day storms down power lines across Deep South

WASHINGTON (AP) — As polls opened across the country, residents of several states were contending with severe weather conditions that could affect voter turnout. A line of storms moved through the Deep South overnight and early Tuesday morning, knocking down trees and power lines from Louisiana to South Carolina. There were no serious injuries, but […]

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DC voters might weigh in on Initiative 77 at ballot box — again

WASHINGTON — D.C. voters could be weighing in on Initiative 77 again at the ballot box if some supporters of the measure are successful in garnering signatures of support for the referendum. This comes after the D.C. Council earlier this month voted 8 to 5 to repeal the referendum after voters approved it in June. Rev. Graylan […]

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American diplomat death being investigated as homicide

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime U.S. diplomat found dead last month in his apartment near the American embassy in Madagascar was identified and now, federal authorities are investigating his death as a homicide. Newly unsealed court records show the FBI and U.S. State Department opened an investigation into the Sept. 22 death of Kevin […]

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Senate committee votes to advance Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to full Senate

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to advance the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the full Senate. Here’s the latest. 2:25 p.m. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says it’s going to fall to him to lay out to President Donald Trump why Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation vote has been delayed. He […]

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Amid Kavanaugh controversy, echoes of Anita Hill on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — With Washington in turmoil over a Supreme Court nominee who suddenly finds his Senate confirmation in trouble after allegations of sexual misconduct, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton sees a version of history repeating itself. In 1991, Clarence Thomas was heading toward what appeared to be a fairly straightforward confirmation vote to replace Thurgood […]

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The Latest: Grassley says no reason to further delay hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says there’s “no reason for any further delay” in a hearing about a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Lawyers for accuser Christine Blasey Ford say she […]

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Obama implores Californians to vote and ‘restore some sanity in our politics

By Dan Merica, CNN (CNN) — Former President Barack Obama, a day after delivering a stinging critique of President Donald Trump’s time in office, had a stark warning for fired-up Democrats in California: This is not rock bottom. Obama urged the Democrats at his first rally of 2018 to get out and vote in November, […]

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Pair indicted for passing off cheap body armor to government

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The owner of a Florida-based supplier of tactical gear has been indicted on charges he passed off inferior body armor to a government agency. Dan Thomas Lounsbury Jr., the owner of Tactical Products Group in Boynton Beach, Florida, made an initial appearance Friday in federal court in Alexandria on charges […]

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Capitol Police arrest 73 on day 2 of Kavanaugh hearings

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN (CNN) — US Capitol Police said they had arrested 73 people in the Senate office buildings by the end of the second day of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. Sixty-six people were removed from the room where the hearing was held and were charged with disorderly conduct, police said […]

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McCain tributes echo with criticism of Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain’s daughter and two former presidents led a public rebuke of President Donald Trump’s divisive politics at the late senator’s memorial service Saturday in a call for a return to civility among the nation’s leaders. The nearly three-hour service at the Washington National Cathedral was a remarkable show of defiance against […]

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Trump visits golf course while Washington mourns McCain

STERLING, Va. (AP) — For President Donald Trump, it was just like any other Saturday. As political dignitaries gathered in Washington to memorialize Sen. John McCain, the president tweeted familiar grievances and headed to the golf course. McCain’s family had made clear the president was not welcome at the funeral for the six-term senator and […]

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‘Made me better’: Family, friends honor McCain at Washington National Cathedral service

WASHINGTON — Events honoring the late Sen. John McCain began with a procession Saturday morning starting at the U.S. Capitol and ending at the Washington National Cathedral, with a stop at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Around 8:40 a.m., McCain’s body was carried down the steps of the Capitol to a motorcade, which took him to […]

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McCain, Franklin tributes show 2 Americas and cultures

Two farewells, both reflecting distinct but uniquely American cultures. In Detroit, celebrities sat alongside anonymous mourners Friday in joyous remembrance of Aretha Franklin, a funeral that brought together the black church, gospel music, civil rights activism and Detroit civic pride. Hundreds of miles away in Washington, D.C., honor guards stood ramrod straight through silent pomp […]

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The Latest: Thousands line up to pay tribute to McCain

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on memorial services for the late Sen. John McCain (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Thousands of people lined up for blocks outside the U.S. Capitol to say goodbye to Senator John McCain as officials, relatives and friends paid tribute to the Vietnam hero and longtime senator lying in state under […]

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