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Scott Walker downplays effects of legislation that would curb power of his successor

Scott Walker downplays effects of legislation that would curb power of his successor

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday attempted to downplay the impact a series of controversial bills would have on his Democratic successor, telling reporters that the measures are not “a fundamental shift in powers” for incoming Gov. Tony Evers. Walker’s comments come as he is considering a series of bills, passed by the state’s…MORE

The reality TV president just got beat at his own game

The reality TV president just got beat at his own game

The best way to understand Donald Trump’s approach to the presidency is to think of him as what he was before politics: The star and producer of a reality TV show. Trump is forever programming the show — aka his White House and the country — in ways he thinks will entertain, provoke and amaze…MORE

Kellyanne Conway says Ocasio-Cortez ‘doesn’t seem to know much about anything’

Kellyanne Conway says Ocasio-Cortez ‘doesn’t seem to know much about anything’

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway took a shot Tuesday at Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying the incoming lawmaker “doesn’t seem to know much about anything.” The remark from Conway, made while defending chief of staff John Kelly from an accusation of “cowardice” by Ocasio-Cortez, is the latest swipe by a top conservative against the New York…MORE

Trump still searching for chief of staff

Trump still searching for chief of staff

Days after his White House chief of staff succession plans crumbled, President Donald Trump is still working to come up with a Plan B. “We have a lot of people who want the job of chief of staff and we’ll be seeing what happens very soon. We’re in no rush,” Trump said during an Oval…MORE

US condemns 10 countries for severe religious freedom violations

US condemns 10 countries for severe religious freedom violations

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday announced the US has deemed 10 countries guilty of severe religious freedom violations. The nations — China, Eritrea, Iran, Myanmar (also known as Burma), North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan — were categorized “Countries of Particular Concern” under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.…MORE

McConnell says Senate will take up criminal justice bill this month

McConnell says Senate will take up criminal justice bill this month

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that the Senate will take up a significant criminal justice reform bill this month to overhaul the nation’s prison and sentencing laws, paving the way for its passage before the end of the year. White House officials and outside advisers who have been championing the First Step Act…MORE

Squelched report shows Wells Fargo charged high account fees to students

Squelched report shows Wells Fargo charged high account fees to students

For months, the Trump administration hid a report showing that banks charged high fees to college students who opened accounts and held debit cards — and that Wells Fargo charged more on average than any other financial institution. The report, which was done by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, was only released publicly only last…MORE

In test for Trump, Senate prepares to formally rebuke Saudi crown prince

In test for Trump, Senate prepares to formally rebuke Saudi crown prince

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker plans to offer a measure this week to rebuke Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the first formal response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and an implicit rebuke of President Donald Trump’s handling of the killing. The move is one of three legislative efforts taking shape to…MORE

EPA announces new definition of waters protected under Clean Water Act

EPA announces new definition of waters protected under Clean Water Act

The EPA announced plans to change the definition of which waters in the United States are protected under the Clean Water Act on Tuesday — a change President Donald Trump has been working toward since the beginning of his administration. The new rule divides US waters into six categories: traditional navigable waters, tributaries to those…MORE