Rep. Dave Brat on Trump’s Anti-House Freedom Caucus Tweets: ‘I Don’t Know Who Has His Ear’

House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., arrives at the White House, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Virginia Republican Rep. Dave Brat told reporters in a hallway just off the House floor that he is confused by President Donald Trump’s tweets attacking the House Freedom Caucus for hindering the president’s agenda—specifically the American Health Care Act, or Ryancare. “I don’t know who has his ear,” said Brat, …

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Shake-Up: Reince Priebus Ally Katie Walsh Out at White House


Deputy White House chief of staff Katie Walsh is no longer going to be working in President Donald Trump’s White House, Politico reports. President Donald Trump is undergoing his first staff shake-up less than three months into his term, sending deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh to bolster the flagging …

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Gorsuch battle brings Senate to brink of a new low

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The Senate is careening toward a historic change to its filibuster rules that takes it one step closer to a version of the majority-rule House of Representatives. But no one seems to care enough to save the Senate from itself. Unlike past institutional crises, there’s no bipartisan “gang” stepping up …

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Energy Department climate office bans use of phrase ‘climate change’

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The Office of International Climate and Clean Energy is the only office at DOE with the words ‘climate’ in its name, and it may be endangered as Trump looks to reorganize government agencies. A supervisor at the Energy Department’s international climate office told staff this week not to use the …

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How States Could Force Trump to Release His Tax Returns

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For the past two years, the search for Donald Trump’s unseen tax returns has been something of a quest for the Holy Grail, an elusive trophy that could unlock the mysteries of our political universe. Lacking real proof as to what the president’s tax documents might show, the imagination swells …

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GOP scrambles to head off special election disaster


In Georgia, Democratic energy is surging in one of the first congressional elections of the Trump era. Republicans are increasingly anxious that a splintered GOP field could lead to an upset Democratic victory in one of the first congressional elections of the Trump era. Once an unthinkable prospect in the …

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2 White House officials helped Nunes get intel: report


Two White House officials helped House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) acquire information that he says shows President Trump’s transition team was incidentally surveilled, according to The New York Times. The Times identified Ezra Cohen-Watnick of the National Security Council and Michael Ellis, a national security lawyer with the White …

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Meet President Trump’s Ms. Fix-It


Dina Powell is the Trump administration’s Ms. Fix-It. The deputy national security adviser for strategy, one of the few White House aides with extensive experience in a past Republican administration, has taken on a large list of responsibilities touching on foreign and domestic policy. Besides serving as a deputy to …

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Trump threatens to ‘change libel laws’ to go after NY Times


President Trump lashed out at The New York Times again on Thursday morning, threatening to change libel laws in order to prosecute the newspaper for “getting him wrong.” In the tweet, Trump linked to a New York Post opinion piece alleging that the Times was biased against Trump and “ethically challenged.” …

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REPORT: McConnell Says Gorsuch Will Be Confirmed


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a message for his Democrat colleagues in the upper house: Filibuster if you want, but Neil Gorsuch is going to be a Supreme Court justice. According to The Daily Caller, the Kentucky Republican told reporters on Tuesday that Gorsuch would be confirmed on April …

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