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Ethics committee members investigating Rep. Kihuen announced

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:30
The House Ethics Committee announced Tuesday that it had formed a four-member panel to investigate Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev.

10 of the most questionable things Trump's claimed credit for

CNN POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:26
President Donald Trump isn't much for self-deprecation or passing off praise. Instead, he seeks it out constantly, betraying a perishing thirst for adulation -- even when his relationship to a given event, good or bad, is indirect, tangential or plainly nonexistent.

2 new faces and old partisan standoffs as Congress returns

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:18

WASHINGTON (AP) - There will be two fresh Senate faces and some familiar but stubborn clashes facing lawmakers Wednesday as Congress begins its 2018 session staring at the year's first potential calamity - an election-year government shutdown unless there's a bipartisan spending pact by Jan. 19.

Looking to prevent a ...

Utah's Hatch to retire, opening door to possible Romney run

AP POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said Tuesday he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the Senate, opening the door for former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for his seat. 2018-01-02T16:17:01-05:00 2018-01-02T15:56:28-05:00

2 new faces and old partisan standoffs as Congress returns

AP POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — There will be two fresh Senate faces and plenty of familiar but stubborn clashes facing lawmakers as Congress begins its 2018 session Wednesday. 2018-01-02T16:17:01-05:00 2018-01-02T16:06:23-05:00

GOP Rep. Shuster, transportation panel chairman, to retire

AP POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania Rep. Bill Shuster, the powerful Republican chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced Tuesday that he won't run for re-election. 2018-01-02T16:17:01-05:00 2018-01-02T16:02:27-05:00

Roy Moore's Jewish lawyer voted for Doug Jones, raised money for his campaign

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:10
The Jewish attorney that Roy Moore's wife touted employing in an attempt to fight off claims of anti-semitism is actually a longtime friend and supporter of Senator-elect Doug Jones, who defeated Moore last month.

Michele Bachmann says she's considering running for Al Franken's Senate seat

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:10
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is considering running for the recently-vacated U.S. Senate seat held by Al Franken.

Republican Senator Hatch to retire, opening door for bid by Romney

REUTERS POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said on Tuesday he will not seek re-election in November, opening the door to a potential Senate bid by Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate and one of the party's harshest critics of President Donald Trump.

State Department to launch social media strategy to back Iranian protesters

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:00
The Trump administration ramped up its support of Iranian protesters on Tuesday by posting messages in Farsi on Facebook and Twitter, after the regime blocked other social media platforms from the public.

Dean: Nixon might have survived Watergate if there had been Fox News

CNN POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 21:52
Although he does not foresee a quick end to the special counsel probe into Russian election meddling and aides to President Donald Trump, former White House counsel John Dean noted that the modern media landscape may prevent it from lasting as long as the Watergate investigation, which he said stretched on for 928 days.

GOP's Bachmann mulling bid for Franken's Senate seat

AP POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 21:50
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One-time Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann says she's considering running for Al Franken's former Senate seat. 2018-01-02T15:49:10-05:00 2018-01-02T15:39:35-05:00

Trump 'very sad' over retirement of Sen. Orrin Hatch, says White House

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 21:49

President Trump was "very sad" to learn that Sen. Orrin Hatch would retire at the end of the year, said the White House.

"The president certainly has the greatest and deepest amount of respect for Senator Hatch and his over four decades of experience in the Senate," said White House ...

Trump begged Orrin Hatch to run again. The senator retired anyway.

CNN POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 21:47
President Donald Trump made one thing very clear over the last few months: He badly wanted Utah Republican Orrin Hatch to run for another Senate term.

Trump confident FBI Director Christopher Wray can fight 'deep state' at agency, says White House

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 21:35

President Trump is confident that FBI Director Christopher Wray is the right man for the job of rooting out "deep state" corruption in the Justice Department, the White House said Tuesday.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the president does not believe the entire Justice Department is ...

U.S. House transportation panel chair says he will not seek re-election

REUTERS POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 21:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Representative Bill Shuster, the chairman of the Transportation Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, will not run for re-election in November, he said in a statement on Tuesday.

Rep. Bill Shuster, powerful transportation chairman, will retire from House

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 21:30
The retirement will end a 46-year run for the Shuster family representing Pennsylvania's 9th district. Bud Shuster held the seat from 1973 until he resigned in 2001, setting up a special election won by his son.

The Latest: White House says Trump is sad Hatch is retiring

AP POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 21:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Orrin Hatch's announcement that he won't seek re-election (all times local): 2018-01-02T15:20:53-05:00 2018-01-02T15:14:23-05:00

GOP Rep. Shuster, transportation panel chairman, to retire

AP POLITICS - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 21:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania Rep. Bill Shuster, the powerful Republican chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, says he won't run for re-election. 2018-01-02T15:14:11-05:00 2018-01-02T15:01:25-05:00

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