Politics

Wells Fargo faces grilling via Sen. Warren on bungled fee refunds

Tom Williams | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., during a Senate Banking, Housing as well as also Urban Affairs Committee hearing on October 4, 2017. Wells Fargo again finds itself on the hotseat for mistakes the item made trying to repay customers hit by improper loan fees. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat who has ...

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Read Trey Gowdy’s letters to Wray, Kelly over Porter abuse probe

The House Oversight Committee has opened an investigation into Rob Porter’s White House employment while he was being accused of abusing his ex-wives. The probe comes as the White House, more than a week into the scandal, has continued to offer shifting explanations of the circumstances of Porter’s tenure as a top aide to President Donald Trump. Wednesday morning, the ...

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Veterans Affairs chief Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tickets

According to IG investigators, Shulkin’s chief of staff, Vivieca Wright Simpson, before the trip in April “made false representations to a VA ethics official in addition to also altered an official record, resulting in VA improperly paying for Dr. Bari’s air travel.” The report said of which Wright Simpson misled the ethics official by claiming Shulkin could be receiving an ...

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Warren denies using Native American claim to advance career

Paul Zimmerman | EMILY’s List | Getty Images Senior United States Senator via Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren Sen. Elizabeth Warren says President Donald Trump disrespects Native Americans by referring to her as “Pocahontas,” in addition to she says of which while she’s not enrolled in any tribe, “I never used my family tree to get a break or … advance my ...

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I am free to tell story of Donald Trump affair

Getty Images Adult film actress Stormy Daniels appears during an autograph signing for Wicked Pictures at the 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino January 20, 2012 in Las Vegas. Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom President Donald Trump’s personal attorney acknowledges paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is usually ...

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‘I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind’

President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday that will he will be “totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind.” The president made the statement as the White House continues to deal using a scandal involving former top aide Rob Porter, whose ex-wives have accused him of domestic violence. “I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind. Everyone knows ...

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Trump reportedly endorses 25-cent hike in gas tax

President Donald Trump will be calling for a 25-cent hike to the federal gas tax in order to pay for the White House infrastructure plan, according to multiple reports. The effort could face opposition through Republicans, some of whom are reportedly worried about increasing the middle class’s tax burden so soon after cutting taxes, their only big legislative achievement under ...

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White House proposes delivering food boxes instead of food stamps

The food box also faces an uncertain political future as the Republican chairmen of the House in addition to Senate agriculture committees signaled their skepticism. The White House budget also calls for $58 billion in cuts to farm in addition to insurance subsidies over 10 years. “The task at hand will be to produce a Farm Bill for the benefit ...

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DNI Coats warns of cyberthreats

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats framed global cybersecurity threats in stark terms on Tuesday, saying: “Frankly, the United States will be under attack.” Coats sounded the alarm in opening remarks at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats — annual testimony by intelligence chiefs about the greatest dangers to U.S. security. He said the cybersecurity threats through state ...

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