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House Panel Sends Democrats’ Russia Memo to Trump for Review

The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday to release a Democratic memo countering Republicans’ claim of misconduct by the FBI and Justice Department in the Russia investigation, putting the final decision in President Donald Trump’s hands.The vote Monday was unanimous after Republicans got "hammered" over the weekend for releasing their own

Trump Connects Presidency With Prosperity in American Moment

Donald Trump sought to connect his presidency to the nation’s prosperity in his first State of the Union address, arguing that the U.S. has arrived at a “new American moment” of wealth and opportunity.The president largely dispensed with his trademark antagonism in a bid for bipartisanship, portraying his administration --

U.S. House Panel Votes to Release Memo Alleging FBI Abuses

A U.S. House committee voted Monday to seek White House clearance to publicly release a classified Republican memo that alleges bias and counterintelligence abuses in government surveillance of people surrounding President Donald Trump, members of the panel said.Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said the

Brendan Byrne, Governor Who Gave New Jersey Casinos, Dies at 93

Brendan Byrne, the former governor who brought casino gambling to New Jersey and presided over the construction of Giants Stadium in the 1970s, has died. He was 93.He died Thursday, according to a statement from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. No details were given.The two-term Democrat’s support for legal gambling

Congress Sends Trump Tax-Cut Bill in First GOP Legislative Win

House Republicans passed the most extensive rewrite of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years -- hours after the Senate passed the legislation -- handing President hiccup -- sent a bill to the president that provides a deep, permanent tax cut for corporations and shorter-term relief for individuals. Not

McCarthy Says House Will Have to Vote Again: Tax Debate Update

Congressional Republicans kicked off the final leg of their six-week legislative sprint to overhaul the U.S. tax code and deliver a major policy victory for President click here.Here are the latest developments, updated throughout the day:McCarthy Says House Will Have to Vote Again (4:48 p.m.) House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy

FCC Got 444,938 Net-Neutrality Comments From Russian Email Addresses

Someone was trying to game the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s electronic public comment system on net-neutrality rules.But who? Was it supporters or foes of the open internet rules -- or was it the Russians?A study has found more than 7.75 million comments were submitted from email domains attributed to,

The GOP Tax Plan Is Entering Its Make-or-Break Week

The $1.4 trillion item on President Donald Trump’s wish list -- a package of tax cuts for businesses and individuals that he has said he wants to sign before year’s end -- is headed into the legislative equivalent of a Black Friday scrum next week.Senate Republican leaders plan a make-or-break

Merkel Moves to Salvage Fourth Term as President Weighs In

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is determined to extend her rule over Europe’s largest economy with or without a governing majority.Stung by the sudden collapse of coalition talks, Merkel turned to President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and her Christian Democratic Union officials to find a way forward that may result in minority rule.

McConnell Calls on Moore to Step Aside If Allegations Are True

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a growing list of other Republican lawmakers called for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to withdraw from the race if allegations are substantiated that he initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl almost four decades ago.“If these allegations are true, Roy Moore should