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McCaskill attended reception at Russian ambassador's residence in 2015


Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) in 2015 attended a reception at the residence of Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak despite a March claim that she never met with the diplomat.

Four GOP senators will vote against taking up healthcare bill without changes

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Four GOP senators are warning they will vote against taking up the current version of a bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, imperiling leadership's push to pass the legislation before the July Fourth recess."On t...

Industry 'surprised' by DOJ appeal in data warrant case

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Businesses leaders expressed surprise that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is appealing a case about when law enforcement should have access to data stored in other countries. The case pits the DOJ against Microsoft over an issue both…

Sanders dodges question on FBI investigation into his wife

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday dodged a question about the FBI investigation into his wife, opting instead to talk about healthcare.

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CBO: 4 million would lose employer health coverage under GOP plan

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The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) score of the Senate plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare found that 4 million people would lose employer-provided coverage in 2018.


Trump gets green light for partial travel ban

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The Supreme Court delivered a win to President Trump on Monday, allowing his travel ban to take effect, albeit on a limited basis, before it hears a lawsuit against the policy this fall.While lower courts had blocked the ban since February…


Trump believes Russia 'probably' behind election hacking

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Trump also thinks other nations may have been involved.

CNN's Acosta: Fox 'always' got questions under Obama

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CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Monday ramped up his criticism of the Trump administration's press shop.


Congressional Black Caucus calls on Uber to hire executives of color


A group of black lawmakers in Congress is pushing Uber to hire more people of color for executive roles at the ride-hailing company.In a letter addressed to the San Francisco-based ride-hailing and autonomous car company, the Congressional…

Reports: Google said to be facing record $1.2B fine from EU


The European Union is planning to hand Google what could be a record $1.2 billion fine this week after a years-long battle with the internet giant over its search practices, according to multiple reports.European regulators have accused…


Trump admin unveils cyber pact with Israel


The Trump administration announced a new bilateral working group between the United States and Israel on cybersecurity. Tom Bossert, White House homeland security and counterterrorism adviser, disclosed the new partnership to combat...

Snapchat hires new director of US public policy


The parent company of Snapchat is tapping a new director of U.S. public policy as it ramps up its lobbying operation.Snap announced Monday that Gina Woodworth will head up the company's D.C. public policy team. Woodworth comes from the…

Trump lauds Supreme Court order on travel ban as 'clear victory'

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President Trump on Monday hailed a Supreme Court order allowing a limited version of his travel ban to take effect as a “clear victory for our national security.”Trump said in a statement that his “number one responsibility” is “to keep…


Schumer calls for FCC crackdown on ringless robocalls

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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to block telemarketers from leaving ringless voicemails, a new technology for sales calls."With billions of robocalls made to cellphones…

Supreme Court allows limited travel ban to take effect; will hear Trump appeal

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The Supreme Court on Monday granted the Trump administration's request to reinstate part of the travel ban meant to temporarily block people from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. The court also agreed to.…


Conway: People not doing their ‘homework’ on Medicaid

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Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway shot back at healthcare critics Monday, saying she will not withstand being called "a liar because they don't want to do the homework" on Medicaid....


Trump: Obama didn't 'choke,' he 'colluded or obstructed'

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President Trump on Monday said President Obama took no action against Russia for its actions in the 2016 election because he expected Hillary Clinton to win.Trump concluded that Obama had not "choked" in taking no...


Ivanka Trump: Total agreement with father would be a ‘strange scenario’

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Ivanka Trump said she thinks it's normal she and her father don't have the same opinions on every issue.During an interview that aired Monday on "Fox & Friends," Trump said she advises her father on a "plethora...


McConnell allies confident in healthcare win

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Republicans close to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are confident he can save the Senate's teetering healthcare reform bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, over the next five days -- though its shapin...


Sanders tries to sway GOP colleague on Obamacare repeal

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was in Charleston, W.Va., Sunday for a Protect Our Health Care Rally where he urged GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito to vote against what he called a "barbaric and immoral" bill, ...

Sunday, Jun 25

Election hacking fears turn heat on Homeland Security

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Growing concerns about threats to U.S. election systems have put the heat on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its efforts to boost national cybersecurity.Homeland Security officials testified this week before the Senate…

Six contenders to be Uber's new CEO

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The search is on for a new CEO at Uber. After Uber and its CEO Travis Kalanick’s reputations were damaged by revelations of misconduct and other missteps in the past several months, Kalanick finally stepped down earlier this week.Now the…

TSA considers forcing airline passengers to remove books from carry-ons

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The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) is reportedly testing new safety procedures that require airline passengers to remove books from their carry-on bags when going through security lines, raising privacy concer...

The Memo: GOP pushes Trump to curb Mueller attacks

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President Trump risks squandering the momentum he has gained from some good news in the last week, according to both Republican strategists and independent observers.In a Friday interview on Fox News Channel, Trump...

Saturday, Jun 24

Tech heads sound optimistic note after Trump meetings

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President Trump and his administration earned some goodwill from the technology industry after his “tech week” initiative this week.Tech leaders and representatives spoke favorably of their interactions with Trump and his administration…

Palestinians disappointed after 'tense' meeting with Kushner: report

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President Trump will reportedly receive a report about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process following a "tense" meeting between White House senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and leaders about the issue.The London-based Arabic…

Zuckerberg visits Iowa as part of US tour

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited Iowa this week as part of his New Year’s resolution to tour the United States.Zuckerburg visited several of the state’s small towns. The technology executive said while he has come across…

DOJ applies to take Microsoft data warrant case to Supreme Court

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The Justice Department on Friday filed a motion to take a landmark case about the limits of U.S. warrants in the information age to the Supreme Court.The case, U.S. v. Microsoft, concerns whether data stored in a foreign server is under…

Friday, Jun 23

Google will no longer use data from personal Gmail accounts for advertising

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Google announced on Friday that it will no longer be scanning the messages of personal Gmail accounts for personalized advertisements.The move will bring regular Gmail accounts more in line with how the internet giant runs its commercial…

Rand Paul: Insurance should be available for $1 a day

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) slammed Senate Republicans' healthcare overhaul bill on Friday, saying that it's grounded in "propping up" insurance companies.He also called for the creation of a healthcare law that would r...

Overnight Tech: Trump huddles with telecom execs | Record fine for robocaller | Uber employees petition for ex-CEO's return | Twitter to join net neutrality 'day of action'


TELECOMS HUDDLE WITH TRUMP: President Trump on Thursday vowed to cut back on "job-killing" regulations on the tech industry in a meeting with business executives.Trump met with leaders from the drone and broadband industries at the White…

Rocky rollout for Senate healthcare bill

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As of now, GOP leaders at least two votes short of a majority - and maybe more.

Thursday, Jun 22

Four Senate conservatives say they oppose ObamaCare repeal bill

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Paul and conservative Sens. Mike Lee (Utah), Ted Cruz (Texas) and Ron Johnson (Wis.) all oppose the measure.

White House looks to bridge gap between Silicon Valley and the rest of America


The White House is gathering technology leaders on Thursday to discuss how the industry aims to drive economic growth in emerging technology areas like wireless broadband and drones.Administration officials from the Office of Science and…

Trump suggests creating law enacted in 1996

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President Trump in a rally on Wednesday evening said immigrants who enter the United States should not be eligible for welfare benefits for five years, though such a law has already existed for 20 years.

Trump on return to Iowa: 'I promised to come back, and here I am'

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President Trump returned to Iowa Wednesday to thank the supporters who helped sweep him to a victory in the presidential election.In remarks at Kirkland Community College in Cedar Rapids, Trump told the crowd he had promised to come back…