GoFundMe campaign raises nearly $80K for leftist protesters injured in Charlottesville

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A "GoFundMe" online fundraising campaign for "comrades" injured in the violent counter-protests in Charlottesville, Virginia has raised over $79,000 so far, according to the fund campaign website.The trending...

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Carson praises Moore hours before Trump rallies for his primary opponent

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Aug 16

Trump to hold rally next week in Arizona

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President Trump is scheduled to hold a rally next week in Arizona.Trump has held a number of campaign rallies since his inauguration earlier this year. Earlier this month, he held an event in West Virginia as he sought to fire up...

May 12

Congo adds heavy hitters like Bob Dole to US lobbying campaign

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo is adding some heavy hitters to its growing influence campaign in the United States amid concerns from human rights groups that its president is trying to hold on to power. Joseph Kabila, the president…

May 11

Goldman Sachs hires Trump campaign official as lobbyist: report

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Global investment banking firm Goldman Sachs has hired a top official from President Trump's winning 2016 campaign as a lobbyist for the Trump administration, according to a Politico report.David Urban, a longtime Republican operative,…

Apr 1

White House releases Steve Bannon's financials

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Steve Bannon entered the White House with a minimum net worth of about $10.7 million, according to newly released disclosure forms.The president's chief strategist's assets include the value of his own consulting firms and film companies,…

Feb 3

White House claims credit for January jobs report

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The White House is taking credit for January’s robust jobs report, saying that companies ramped up hiring amid optimism that President Trump would be more friendly to businesses than President Obama.The economy added 227,000 new jobs in…

Jan 31

Trump campaign veterans start outside group

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President Trump's political allies on Monday launched a nonprofit that looks to capitalize on the grassroots support that led him to the Oval Office and to support his agenda from outside the White House.America First Policies includes a…

Jan 27

Trump rounds out team of White House lawyers

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As President Trump fills his administration, all eyes will be on the lawyers helping his White House stay within legal bounds.Leading the team is Trump’s chief lawyer during the presidential campaign, Don McGahn, who came from law firm…

Jan 6

K Street firm hires Trump campaign aide, former Dem lawmaker

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James Murphy, the national political director for Donald Trump’s presidential bid, and former Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) are joining K Street firm BakerHostetler, the law and lobby firm announced on Thursday. “As changes in government...

Dec 10

Staff shakeup begins at Dem campaign committee

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The House Democrats' campaign arm is shaking up its staff in the wake of a dismal election cycle that led to vocal — and highly unusual — complaints from some lawmakers that the office needed a change in personnel.Rep. Ben Ray Luján (N.M.)…

Nov 22

Researchers: Twitter bots at 'all-time high' during presidential campaign

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Political "bot" activity reached an "all-time high" on Twitter during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a new study. The Project on Computational Propaganda found nearly 18 percent of a sample of 18.9 million tweets with…

Aug 19

Report: Manafort worked on influence campaign for Ukrainian leaders

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The campaign chairman for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump carried out a “covert influence campaign” for Ukraine’s ruling political party, according to a new report from The Associated Press. The outlet cites emails it obtained…

May 16

White House spokesman asked if aliens exist

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The White House press briefing took an otherworldly turn on Monday.Press secretary Josh Earnest sidestepped when American Urban Radio Network's White House correspondent April Ryan asked him if there is life beyond Earth. "There are some...

Apr 27

Ryan: House will rally around nominee

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Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday couldn't guarantee that House Republicans would keep the majority this fall if GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump wins the party’s nomination, calling the 2016 cycle “unpredictable.”“I don’t…

Apr 6

White House locks in new rules for financial advisers

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The Obama administration on Wednesday unveiled new rules for retirement investment advisers, turning aside pressure from industry groups to abandon the proposal.The regulations, which were issued by the Labor Department, establish…

Mar 29

Virginia governor vetoes bill defunding Planned Parenthood

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday said he was “very proud” to veto a GOP-led bill that would have stripped Planned Parenthood of state funding."We're here today to smack down the latest attack on women's healthcare rights,"…

Feb 23

Jeb donors shattered by failed campaign

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Jeb Bush’s K Street supporters are reeling from the sudden end of his presidential campaign.After pouring donations into the coffers of the former Florida governor’s campaign and super-PAC, many of the lobbyists who worked to put Bush in…

Sep 20

Dems take Ex-Im fight to the campaign trail

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Democrats are looking to turn Republican opposition of the Export-Import Bank into a Congressional campaign issue.They argue that conservatives' efforts to kill the federally backed bank — whose charter lapsed June 30...

Aug 25

Republicans worry Donald Trump will hurt their Senate chances

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Republicans are increasingly worried that Donald Trump’s candidacy will hurt the party’s quest to maintain the Senate majority in 2016. The real estate mogul’s controversial comments on immigration could cause a trickle-down effect and…

Jun 11

Ex-Rep. Gerlach ditches K St. in return to campaign world

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Former Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) will take the helm of an organization aimed at getting more businesses and their employees involved in elections later this year.He’s leaving his K Street gig at Venable after only six months to become the…