Watchdog Group Files Complaint Over Donation to Trump Super PAC by Canadian Billionaire’s Company

A campaign finance watchdog group filed a complaint on Tuesday against a Canadian billionaire alleging that he violated a federal ban on contributions by foreigners when his United States-based company donated $1.75 million last year to a political committee supporting President Trump’s agenda. The complaint was filed by the watchdog group, the Campaign Legal Center, with the Federal Election Commission […]

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‘So Help Me God’ No More: Democrats Give House Traditions a Makeover

WASHINGTON — The witness rose from her seat, raised her right hand and swore to tell the truth before Congress. But four words were missing: “So help me God.” In the House of Representatives, to the winner go the spoils, and Democrats, the new decision makers, control everything, including what legislation gets a vote and the minutia of procedural choices, […]

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On Politics: Pelosi Accuses Barr of Breaking the Law

Good Friday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today. _____________________ • Attorney General William P. Barr failed to appear at a House hearing on the special counsel’s findings and missed the Wednesday deadline to provide an unredacted version of the Mueller report. The Judiciary Committee threatened to hold him in contempt, and Speaker […]

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On Politics: Barr Faces Senate Scrutiny

Good Thursday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today. _____________________ • At a contentious hearing marked by a deep partisan divide, Attorney General William P. Barr faced blistering criticism from Democrats about his characterizations of the Mueller report but told the Senate Judiciary Committee he had been truthful. Here’s more on the hearing, […]

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Seth Moulton Joins 2020 Race for President

Representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, a third-term congressman who has pushed for a “new generation of leadership” in Washington, declared his candidacy for president on Monday, becoming the 19th candidate to enter the Democratic primary field. “I’m running because I’m a patriot, because I believe in this country and because I’ve never wanted to sit on the sidelines when it […]

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Gina Haspel Relies on Spy Skills to Connect With Trump. He Doesn’t Always Listen.

WASHINGTON — Gina Haspel was trying to brief President Trump early in her tenure as the C.I.A. director, but he appeared distracted. Houseflies buzzing around the Oval Office were drawing his attention, and ire. On returning to her office, Ms. Haspel found a solution, according to two officials familiar with the episode, and sent it to Mr. Trump: flypaper. Ms. […]

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The Rematch: Bernie Sanders vs. a Clinton Loyalist

WASHINGTON — The bad blood started early. In 2008, Neera Tanden, then a top aide on Hillary Clinton’s first presidential campaign, accompanied Mrs. Clinton to what was expected to be an easy interview at the Center for American Progress, the influential group founded by top Clinton aides. But Faiz Shakir, the chief editor of the think tank’s ThinkProgress website, asked […]

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