US Capitol Christmas tree lights up Washington

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and representatives from New Mexico lit the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree Wednesday, heralding the holiday season in a traditional evening ceremony that dates back more than 50 years. Asher Dean, a fourth grader from Arroyo Seco, New Mexico, who won an essay contest to participate in the ceremony, flipped the switch. He was joined by the […]

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AG Barr assails Trump ‘Resistance’ in fiery speech to conservative lawyers

Attorney General Bill Barr on Friday delivered one of his most effusive defenses to date of his expansive views on executive power, in a speech where he accused Democrats who’ve sought to thwart President Donald Trump’s agenda of “using every tool and maneuver to sabotage” the administration. Interested in Donald Trump? “In waging a scorched-earth, no-holds-barred war of Resistance against […]

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Proposed Trump administration policy pushes for transparency in health care costs

The Trump administration announced a plan Friday that would require hospitals to disclose negotiated rates with insurance companies in an effort to increase transparency for consumers. Interested in Health Care Overhaul? Under the final rule, hospitals would also be required to publicly show the cost and description of a specific item or service online in an “easily-accessible” way. The policy […]

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Boeing CEO says he’s ‘deeply, deeply sorry’ for 737 Max crashes

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Wednesday continued to face questions from lawmakers about whether the company failed to ensure the 737 Max aircraft was safe and pilots were properly trained before two devastating crashes that killed 346 people. “We are deeply, deeply sorry, we’ll never forget and I want you to know that and we’re committed to making the improvements […]

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