Trump to call for US 'dominance' in global energy production

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WASHINGTON –– President Donald Trump will promote surging U.S. exports of oil and natural gas during a week of events to highlight the country's growing energy dominance.

Trump also plans to emphasize that after decades of relying on foreign energy supplies, the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas, coal and other ...Read more

Trump vaguely accuses Clinton of 'collusion' in 2016 campaign

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WASHINGTON--President Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton Sunday of engaging in "collusion" in order to win last year's Democratic presidential nomination.

Trump's Twitter post did not refer directly to a special counsel's investigation into whether the president's campaign had colluded in the Russian election meddling documented by U.S. ...Read more

Trump's infrastructure agenda: Approving private projects, including those of his allies

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WASHINGTON -- Just four days after he was inaugurated, President Donald Trump delivered a clear message that he would use his office to help industry friends and political allies. He signed a Jan. 24 executive order that assured completion of the Dakota Access pipeline, which will transport oil fracked by various companies, including one owned ...Read more

White House puts Trump's 'no tapes' tweet on letterhead for intel panel

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump didn't record his conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey, the White House confirmed in a notice sent to the House Intelligence Committee on Friday.

The two-paragraph letter to the committee, signed not by White House Counsel Don McGahn but by Marc Short, assistant to the president for legislative...Read more

Ivanka Trump must answer questions in 'Wild Thing' shoe lawsuit

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NEW YORK -- Ivanka Trump must answer questions in a lawsuit over whether her company ripped off a rival's shoe design, as a judge rejected her claim that she's too busy a "high-ranking government official" in the White House to sit for a deposition.

U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan on Friday said Trump must spend two hours ...Read more

Draft drug price order focuses on regulations, trade

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WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration might seek to roll back regulations in pursuit of faster drug approvals, promoting drug competition and new payment models for federal health insurance programs, according to a draft executive order obtained by CQ Roll Call.

Some of the items listed would benefit pharmaceutical companies, despite President...Read more

Trump boasts tapes bluff forced Comey's truthful testimony

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WASHINGTON -- Attempting to cast doubt over the Justice Department investigation of Russia's election meddling and whether he obstructed justice, Donald Trump is calling the probe "ridiculous" and the close friendship of two men at its core "troublesome."

What's more, the president boasted that his May 12 tweet that raised the possibility he ...Read more

After building suspense, Trump says he doesn't have tapes of Comey conversations

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump chose the day that secretive Senate Republicans released their much-anticipated health care bill to finally end some suspense of his own making: No, he hasn't been surreptitiously recording conversations in the White House.

In Twitter messages posted just before a scheduled White House news briefing Thursday...Read more

Trump has 'no idea' if there are Comey tapes

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WASHINGTON -- On the day Senate Republicans released their until now secret health care bill, President Donald Trump used Twitter to answer a question hanging over his embattled presidency: He does not have recordings of his conversations with former FBI Director James B. Comey.

The president and his top aides had promised to provide ...Read more

Trump says he hopes Dems don't force Pelosi out

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that he hopes House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stays as leader of the Democrats.

But Trump's tweet was not well-wishing. Rather, Trump said "it would be very bad for the Republican Party" if Pelosi were forced out.

Trump's tweet came amid criticism from some Democrats that the House ...Read more

Record crowd attends as press beats Congress members in women's softball game

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WASHINGTON -- Between the large crowds, record-breaking fundraising, a heroic first pitch, bipartisanship throughout the stadium and the game itself, it was hard to pinpoint just one takeaway at Wednesday's Congressional Women's Softball Game.

The press team, known as the Bad News Babes, won the ninth annual game, 2-1, against the members of ...Read more

Trump on lack of Democratic support: 'Who cares?!'

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Back on the road in Iowa on Wednesday night, President Donald Trump at a campaign-style rally signaled he is unconcerned with garnering Democratic support on legislation and warned foes they are "lucky" his supporters are not the protesting kind.

The president returned to the combative and provocative style he used during the 2016 GOP primary ...Read more

Trump reports growing income from South Florida businesses

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- President Donald Trump's income from his South Florida clubs has soared since the real estate mogul became commander in chief, according to his financial disclosures.

Trump's combined income reported from his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach and his golf clubs in Jupiter, West Palm Beach and Doral has doubled to $191 ...Read more

Trump takes personal interest in Americans held overseas, not human rights more broadly

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WASHINGTON -- Intelligence officials have found it hard to keep President Donald Trump's attention when they are describing complex geopolitical conflicts during his daily briefings. Yet Trump has regularly zeroed in on the status of individual Americans imprisoned overseas.

Such was the case with Otto Warmbier.

"What are we doing for that kid...Read more

GOP struggles with a budget mess, maybe even a shutdown, in the months ahead

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WASHINGTON -- The ingredients are all coming into place for a tense, unpredictable 2017 budget showdown and maybe even a shutdown, thanks to a Republican Party energized by Tuesday's two House victories.

The wins by GOP candidates in special elections in Georgia and South Carolina sent a message that cooperating with Democrats was not ...Read more

Canova to make second run at Wasserman Schultz; this time Sanders isn't on board

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WASHINGTON -- In the summer of 2016, Tim Canova was the South Florida proxy for the dying embers of Bernie Sanders' presidential bid.

After Sanders endorsed -- on national television -- Canova's bid to oust Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her congressional seat, the Nova Southeastern University law professor raked in millions from disaffected ...Read more

Survey: Optimism grows among Democratic staffers

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WASHINGTON -- Republican congressional staffers remain hopeful that they'll enact significant legislation in 2017, but their Democratic counterparts are gaining confidence that they can block the GOP agenda, according to the June Capitol Insiders Survey of Hill aides.

Two-thirds of the Republican respondents expected it's at least somewhat ...Read more

Congressional shooter had list of 6 members of Congress in his pocket, FBI says

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The shooter that injured five people, including a member of Congress, had a list in his pocket with the names of six members of Congress on it when he started firing at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., last week, FBI officials said at a news conference Wednesday.

Andrew W. Vale, assistant director in charge of the FBI ...Read more

Trump has advice for Democrats after GOP's special election victories

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WASHINGTON -- Tuesday night, President Donald Trump celebrated two Republican victories in special House elections in conservative districts as a validation of his "Make America Great Again" agenda. On Wednesday, he was offering free advice to his Democratic rivals.

"Democrats would do much better as a party if they got together with ...Read more

Trump calls Warmbier's treatment a 'total disgrace,' suggesting Obama is to blame

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday implicitly blamed his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, for the death of American college student Otto Warmbier, calling it "a total disgrace" that the young man did not get to return home from captivity in North Korea until last week.

"Frankly, if he were brought home sooner, I think ...Read more


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