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Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, testifies before the House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 26, 2018. Pruitt began the first of two appearances before congressional panels on Thursday, in what is expected to be a daylong grilling over recent allegations of ethical infractions and lavish spending. (Pete Marovich/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
EPA's Pruitt admits role in aide's pay raise but calls attacks on him politically motivated
7 hours 23 min ago
Attorney General Jeff Sessions appears before a Senate appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Sessions evaded lawmakers’ questions about whether his recusal from campaign-related investigations extended to the inquiry into Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer. (Eric Thayer/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
'This thing needs to conclude': Sessions says he understands frustrations with Mueller probe
7 hours 31 min ago
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) leaves his trial at the federal courthouse in Newark, N.J., Oct. 26, 2017. Menendez is charged with 12 corruption-related counts, including six counts of bribery and three counts of honest services fraud. (Bryan Anselm/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez is 'severely admonished' by Ethics Committee
7 hours 42 min ago
Michael Cohen, personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, exits from Federal Court in New York on April 16, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Victor J. Blue
Federal judge appoints special master to review material seized from Trump lawyer
8 hours 17 min ago
Special Counsel Robert Mueller leaves a meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on June 21, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Eric Thayer.
Senate panel advances bill to protect Mueller from firing, but it's unlikely to become law
8 hours 33 min ago
Minnesota state Rep. Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake emerges from his office Thursday, April 26, after being accused of sexual misconduct. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct
9 hours 53 min ago
Mike Pompeo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency and U.S. secretary of state nominee for President Donald Trump, sits during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., on April 12, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer
Senate confirms Mike Pompeo as Trump's next secretary of state
11 hours 48 min ago
President John F. Kennedy is greeted by supporters as he arrives to inspect a new dam in Pierre, S.D., on Aug. 19, 1962.  (George Tames/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Trump delays release of some JFK files until 2021, bowing to national security concerns
12 hours 54 min ago
FILE -- President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on April 12, 2018. Trump distanced himself from his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, on Thursday, April 26, 2018, saying that a federal criminal investigation was focused on Cohen’s business dealings and had nothing to do with his legal representation of the president. (Doug Mills/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Trump says he might get more involved in managing the Justice Department
14 hours 1 min ago
President Donald Trump during a news conference at the White House in Washington, April 24, 2018. Two back-to-back court developments this week indicate a possible road map for President Trump through the minefield of legal resistance he has faced as judges across the country have blocked much of his hard-line immigration agenda. Photo by Tom Brenner/ copyright 2018 The New York Times
Trump says for first time that Cohen represented him in Stormy Daniels case
14 hours 22 min ago
FILE-- Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, discusses President Donald Trump’s health at the White House in Washington, Jan. 16, 2018. After weeks of uncertainty atop the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Trump on March 28, 2018, said he plans to replace its secretary, David Shulkin, with Jackson, the president’s personal physician who is a rear admiral in the Navy. (Doug Mills/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Ronny Jackson withdraws as Trump's nominee to lead Veterans Affairs
14 hours 25 min ago
April 25, 2018
FILE-- The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee is examining allegations that Dr. Ronny Jackson, now in 2018 Trump’s nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs Department, oversaw a hostile work environment as the White House physician and allowed the overprescribing of drugs, according to congressional officials briefed on the committee’s work. They have also received claims that Jackson drank too much on the job. (Tom Brenner/The new York Times/Copyright 2018)
VA nominee faces explosive new allegations of drinking, wrecking government vehicle
April 25, 2018 - 4:49pm
Minnesota state Rep. Erin Maye Quade talks to reporters after she ended a 24-hour sit-in at the front o f he House chambers Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Speaker cracks open door for Minnesota gun bill
April 25, 2018 - 4:47pm
Emmanuel Macron, France's president, gestures after speaking to a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer
French President Macron charms both parties in an impassioned speech to Congress
April 25, 2018 - 12:34pm
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn.     Submitted photo
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., ranks first in a study on bipartisan legislation
April 25, 2018 - 11:29am
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