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State Department Employee Is Charged With Lying to FBI

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 21:57
A longtime U.S. State Department employee was accused of failing to report contacts with two Chinese spies who allegedly gave her thousands of dollars in gifts, according to a criminal complaint.

Trump Administration Signals It Would Seek Mostly Modest Changes to Nafta

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:56
The Trump administration is signaling to Congress it will seek mostly modest changes to Nafta in upcoming negotiations with Mexico and Canada despite President Trump having called the trade deal a “disaster” during the campaign.

Ivanka Trump to Serve as Official, Unpaid White House Employee

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:49
Ivanka Trump has taken a role as an official, though unpaid, employee of her father’s administration, after her plan to serve as an informal adviser drew criticism from ethics experts and Democratic lawmakers.

Republicans Fuel Uncertainty Over Health Law's Fate

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:44
Republicans, struggling to figure out their next steps after their health-care bill’s collapse, delivered mixed signals about how they will contend with the Affordable Care Act, with a Trump administration official promising to uphold the law and others saying they will continue working on its repeal.

Scores of Builders Raise Their Hands for Trump Border Wall

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 19:44
More than 200 companies have expressed interest in submitting plans to help design and build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, as the Trump administration seeks to fulfill a key campaign promise despite significant obstacles.

Trump's Rapid Rapprochement Plans With Russia Fade

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 19:03
Expectations that President Donald Trump’s presidency would lead to a rapid U.S. rapprochement with Russia are fading, as the White House pushes off the Kremlin’s proposals for a meeting of leaders and takes an increasingly skeptical view of reaching a grand bargain with Moscow.

In Prairie-Dog Case, Appeals Court Backs Federal Power on Endangered Species

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:22
Utah prairie dogs and environmentalists scored a win Wednesday with an appeals-court ruling that affirmed the federal government has broad power to protect threatened species.

FCC Tees Up Rule Change That Could Spur TV Industry Mergers

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:17
The proposal, if approved by the Federal Communications Commission, would effectively loosen a national cap on audience share for station owners and could touch off a wave of deals among media companies.

Conn. Governor Advises Parents in U.S. Illegally to Pick Guardians for Kids

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:17
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy urged parents in the U.S. illegally to pick guardians for their children as a precaution to ensure they don’t wind up in state care.

Student Sues Los Angeles Community College Over Free Speech

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:06
A Los Angeles community college student who leads his campus chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, a libertarian group, is suing school and district administrators for allegedly violating his free speech rights.

New Form of Drug Fentanyl Makes its Way to New York City

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 17:23
Authorities say a new form of the deadly drug fentanyl has made its way to New York City by way of China, exploiting a gap in drug laws.

Kushner Cos. Ends Talks for Skyscraper Deal

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:48
Real-estate developer Kushner Cos. ceased talks with a Chinese insurer for a planned Manhattan skyscraper deal amid conflicts-of-interest concerns given Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner’s White House position.

Whatever Happened to Free Trade?

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:19
Companies and countries are scrambling to adjust to a strange new world created by a decade of economic retrenchment and an upswing in populism.

Former Christie Ally Sentenced to Two Years in Prison For 'Bridgegate' Role

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:13
Bill Baroni, a former ally of Chris Christie, was sentenced to two years in prison for his role in the George Washington Bridge lane closures that caused days of gridlocked traffic in 2013 and derailed the New Jersey governor’s national ambitions.

H-1B Visa Allocation Bears Little of Trump's Imprint

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:43
President Donald Trump promised changes to the H-1B visa program for high-skilled foreign workers, but the government opens another round of applications next week using rules that have long been in place.

Paul Manafort Received Loans From Another Former Trump Adviser's Bank

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:46
Paul Manafort, the onetime campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, faced foreclosure on several real-estate investments but received a $16 million lifeline through another former Trump adviser.

FDA Nominee Plans Recusals From Decisions on Many Drug Firms

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 21:01
President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration plans to recuse himself for a year from agency decisions on more than 20 companies—including several drug giants.

Trump Signs Order Rolling Back Obama's Climate Rules

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:08
President Donald Trump took steps to begin unraveling the centerpiece of the Obama environmental agenda, signing an order to reverse rules aimed at pushing U.S. utilities to shift from coal plants to cleaner-burning fuels.

Russia Investigation Stalls in House

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 19:50
A congressional investigation into alleged Russian government meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election ground to a halt over the contested actions of a committee chairman and an attempt by the Justice Department to limit the testimony of a key witness.

More Than Half of Senate Democrats Say They Will Vote Against Neil Gorsuch

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 19:43
More than half the Democrats in the Senate say they will vote against President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, setting up an acrimonious showdown over Judge Neil Gorsuch’s bid to fill the seat.

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