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Journalists are defenders of democracy

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More than 300 newspapers published editorials Thursday on the dangers of President Trump and his administration’s verbal assault on the press. Trump has repeatedly called the media “fake news,” and the “enemy of the people.” He is...

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Justice Dept sues Ivanka’s former business partner in fraud case

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) sued a friend and former business partner of White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump for allegedly trying to defraud the government out of millions of dollars in taxes. The DOJ’s tax division filed the…

Tuesday, Aug 14

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Poll: Less than half of female millennials identify as feminists

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Less than half of millennial women said they think of themselves as feminists, according to a new poll released Tuesday.CBS News released the poll that found 46 percent of American women aged 18-35 identified as feminists with only 34...

Monday, Aug 13

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Republicans have spent $3.5 million at Trump properties since he took office: report

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Republicans have spent more than $3.5 million at President Trump’s properties since he was sworn into office in January 2017, according to a new analysis released by McClatchy on Monday.The news outlet found that at least 125 Republican…

Sunday, Aug 12

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Giuliani: Mueller told us he'd wrap up Trump obstruction probe by Sept. 1

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President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller gave him the deadline of Sept. 1 to end his probe into possible obstruction of justice on the part of the president."September 1 was the date that...

Saturday, Aug 11

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The Memo: Charlottesville anniversary puts Trump and race under microscope

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President Trump’s attitude to race is under the microscope at the one-year anniversary of fatal racist violence in Charlottesville, Va.Trump’s reference to “some very fine people on both sides” after white supremacists converged on the…

Wednesday, Aug 8

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Icahn warns against Cigna-Express Scripts merger

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Billionaire Trump ally Carl Icahn is urging Cigna investors to vote against the insurer’s multibillion dollar purchase of Express Scripts.In an open letter posted Tuesday, Icahn said Cigna is “dramatically overpaying” for a “highly…

Tuesday, Aug 7

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Former Trump campaign aides set up foreign lobbying firm

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Former Trump campaign aides Jason Osborne and Michael Rubino are setting up a new foreign lobbying firm.The firm will represent a Russian-backed Serbian nationalist party, according to Foreign Agent Registration Act records filed two weeks…

Sunday, Aug 5

Kasich: Ohio special election 'doesn't bode well' for GOP

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said Sunday that the state's nail-biter special election does not "bode well" for Republicans ahead of November's midterms."It’s really kind of shocking because this should be just a slam dunk and it’s not,"...

Friday, Aug 3

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Judge dismisses lawsuit brought by Seth Rich's parents against Fox News

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A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit against Fox News brought by the family of slain Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich, according to multiple news reports.Judge George Daniels ruled there was not...

Wednesday, Aug 1

Trump supporters shout 'you're a liar' at CNN's Jim Acosta at Florida rally

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President Trump's supporters heckled CNN's chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta as he prepared to do a live shot from the president's rally in Tampa Bay, Fla., on Tuesday. Multiple reporters posted video of the interaction,...

Friday, Jul 27

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New Yorker exposé will detail sexual misconduct allegations involving CBS CEO: report

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Leslie Moonves, the longtime CEO of CBS, will be accused of sexual misconduct in an upcoming Ronan Farrow exposé in The New Yorker, according to a story in The Hollywood Reporter.The news of the exposé on Moonves, 68, sent shockwaves…

Wednesday, Jul 25

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Trump officials eye new attack on car rules

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The Trump administration is preparing to roll back Obama-era automobile efficiency and emissions standards by making the controversial argument that the rules make cars less safe.The proposal, which is expected to be unveiled by the…

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Lobbying world

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The Washington office of United Airlines has doubled in recent months, the company announced, hiring Tom Michels away from BlueWater Strategies to serve as its managing director of government relations. Michels previously worked as…

Tuesday, Jul 24

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Trump donors paid Rick Gates for advice on new administration: report

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Two major donors to President Trump paid former campaign aide Richard Gates hundreds of thousands of dollars combined for insights on how to work with the Trump administration, The New York Times reported Tuesday, citing documents and...

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Poll: Plurality of Americans view ICE unfavorably

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More Americans view Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unfavorably than favorably, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center. The survey revealed that 47 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of the immigration...

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Trump Organization plans $200 million investment in Scottish golf course

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The Trump Organization intends to invest close to $200 million to develop one of its properties in Scotland, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.The Trumps own two golf courses in Scotland: Turnberry and one near Aberdeen. The family...

Monday, Jul 23

Facebook, Amazon hit record spending in last lobbying quarter

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Facebook and Amazon both set records for quarterly lobbying spending as they deal with new scrutiny from Congress and the administration over their business practices.Facebook spent $3.67 million and Amazon $3.47 million in the second…

Saturday, Jul 21

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Busy Trump, Congress keep K Street booming

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K Street’s earnings spree is rolling on well into President Trump’s second year in office, with lobbyists busy keeping clients up to speed on the administration's dizzying array of policy changes and congressional action.Many of the top…

Thursday, Jul 19

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Starbucks to open first US store staffed by employees who know sign language

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Starbucks is opening its first U.S. cafe staffed by employees who are partially or fully deaf, allowing customers to order in American Sign Language (ASL).An existing Starbucks near Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., will be…

Wednesday, Jul 18

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Australian father lashes out at Trump: ‘The man whose arse you're kissing’ killed my kids

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The father of three children killed in 2014 when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down tore into President Trump on Tuesday for his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for the country's involvement in the...

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Lobbying world

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Steptoe & Johnson has snagged George Callas, the former senior tax counsel to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), for its public policy and tax groups. He will also serve as a managing director in the firm’s Washington office. Callas had been with…

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House passes bipartisan bill to boost business investment

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The House on Tuesday passed a bipartisan package of 32 bills intended make it cheaper and easier for small businesses and startups to access capital markets and woo investors.Lawmakers voted almost unanimously to pass the JOBS and Investor…

Friday, Jul 13

Jordan, Strzok engage in fiery exchange over Trump-Russia dossier

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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) got into a heated exchange Thursday with Peter Strzok, an FBI counterintelligence agent Republicans have accused of exhibiting bias against President Trump during the 2016 presidential race.Strzok refused to answer…

Thursday, Jul 12

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Top economic aide to become Trump legislative director

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Shahira Knight, a top White House economic adviser who was instrumental in advancing President Trump's tax-cut law, will become the president’s next emissary to Capitol Hill, according to three sources familiar with the move. Knight will...

Wednesday, Jul 11

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Ex-lawmakers see tough job market with trade groups

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Retiring lawmakers could find it harder than ever to find a job at trade groups next year.Headhunters who specialize in finding candidates for high-level K Street jobs told The Hill industry groups are no longer clamoring...

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Lobbying world

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Senate and State Department alum Scott Mulhauser is hanging a shingle. His new firm, Aperture Strategies, launched late last month and will focus on strategic advisory and public affairs. He worked on Capitol Hill on the Senate...

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Lawyers: Flynn mistakenly billed as joining consulting firm

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Lawyers for Michael Flynn say that President Trump's embattled former national security adviser has not joined a new consulting firm, despite a release from the firm on Tuesday making such an announcement.Stonington Global founder Nick…

Friday, Jul 6

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Tech lobbying groups rail against tariffs

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The technology industry on Friday voiced its frustration as President Trump’s tariffs on roughly $34 billion worth of Chinese goods took effect. Lobbying groups representing major technology companies voiced their displeasure with the...

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Matt Drudge shares mock ‘Survivor’ cover suggesting more White House officials will leave this summer

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Matt Drudge, the founder of the conservative news aggregator site Drudge Report, on Thursday shared the New York Post's Friday print edition that features Trump Cabinet officials as if they are competing in a season of "Survivor." The New.…