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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to leave Trump administration at end of the year

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to leave Trump administration at end of the year

President Donald Trump announced Saturday morning that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will depart from his administration at the end of the year. “Secretary of the Interior @RyanZinke will be leaving the Administration at the end of the year after having served for a period of almost two years. Ryan has accomplished much during his tenure…MORE

Mueller continues to be interested in interviewing Trump

Mueller continues to be interested in interviewing Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team continues to be interested in interviewing the President Donald Trump, two sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. Mueller’s stance on interviewing the President has been constant for a year and a half, one of the sources said. “Nothing has changed in that sense from the first day,” the source…MORE

North Carolina candidate says he has no knowledge of operative doing anything illegal

North Carolina candidate says he has no knowledge of operative doing anything illegal

North Carolina Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris told WBTV on Friday that while he had hired Leslie McCrae Dowless, a political operative in the middle of an investigation into suspected absentee-ballot tampering, he was “absolutely not” aware of Dowless doing anything illegal. Harris initially won the state’s 9th Congressional District election last month, beating Democrat…MORE

Rashida Tlaib will wear a Palestinian gown as she’s sworn into Congress

Rashida Tlaib will wear a Palestinian gown as she’s sworn into Congress

US Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib will be sworn into office next month while wearing a traditional Palestinian gown. The Michigan Democrat announced on social media Friday that she intends to wear a thobe to the ceremony. “Sneak peek: This is what I am wearing when I am sworn into Congress,” she wrote on Instagram, including the…MORE

Pelosi and the 5-week battle with Democratic rebels over the speaker’s gavel

Pelosi and the 5-week battle with Democratic rebels over the speaker’s gavel

As Rep. Nancy Pelosi took the stage in a noisy hotel ballroom in Washington on election night she was greeted with chants of “Speaker! Speaker! Speaker!” Her party had just won back the House of Representatives, and the longtime Democratic leader and first woman in history to hold the speaker’s gavel was poised to do…MORE

Trump lawyers seek to pause evidence collection in foreign gifts lawsuit

Trump lawyers seek to pause evidence collection in foreign gifts lawsuit

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyers are trying to pause evidence collection in a fight over the constitutionality of the revenue of his Washington hotel, according to a new request to a federal court to stay the case. Previously, the DC and Maryland lawsuit alleging the President had received illegal gifts through the Trump International Hotel…MORE

Michigan gov signs controversial minimum wage, paid sick leave laws

Michigan gov signs controversial minimum wage, paid sick leave laws

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed two controversial measures into law Friday that critics say go against the will of voters by watering down changes to the state’s minimum wage and medical leave rules after Republicans removed more aggressive proposals from the November ballot. Snyder’s decision comes as another outgoing Republican governor, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, approved…MORE

Washington’s mad holiday dash begins

Washington’s mad holiday dash begins

This week was a blur as political Washington works frantically to clear its plate before hopping on planes, trains and automobiles to head home for the holidays. (Oh, and there’s also a partial government shutdown that may or may not happen next Friday.) The week started out with a White House chief-of-staff search that went…MORE

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