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An array of federal agencies funnel grants to local law enforcement. But some say that federal involvement undermines community accountability and focuses more on enforcement than minimizing harm.
“These are places that hold our society together,” Trump said. “In America, we need more prayer, not less.”
The procedural move gives attorneys for House Democrats until May 18 to respond. They say they’re owed access to confidential evidence and other materials. No, argues the Trump administration.
Some 53,000 of the Social Security Administration’s employees are working from home. And the agency’s backlog of pending cases has fallen by 11% since March 23.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff announced his panel will take public testimony starting Nov. 13 with acting Ukraine Ambassador William Taylor.
Lawyers for President Trump say they plan to appeal to the Supreme Court, potentially setting up an election-year decision about disclosing the president’s finances.
In a Tuesday morning tweet, the president lashed out at the process underway in the House that may lead to an impeachment vote.
President Trump’s attorney wrote in a lengthy letter that the House impeachment inquiry is “invalid,” charging that it violates the Constitution. Speaker Pelosi and constitutional scholars disagree.
Whistleblowing dates back to the nation’s earliest days. It’s been a risky and controversial exercise ever since.
O’Brien has been working in the State Department as the administration’s hostage negotiator. He’ll replace former Ambassador John Bolton, who parted company with Trump.
The campaign finance agency will be temporarily shuttered over lack of a quorum. A former FEC chair says there’s a “real possibility” the agency is effectively closed through the 2020 election.
The assertion came as the House Judiciary Committee debated whether to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress.
Democratic congressional leaders called the White House meeting “very constructive,” but the big question remains unanswered. The parties will reconvene in a few weeks to discuss funding options.
A number of government agencies work closely with the industries they are charged with regulating. The issue surfaced after Boeing’s 737 Max planes had to be grounded by the FAA.
In an online video, the former vice president and potential 2020 presidential candidate addresses criticism by women who say his physical contact with them made them uncomfortable.
The president still promises “a great health care package” — but not until after the next election. His comments come after a phone call with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Over two dozen people, including two current senior officials received security clearances after their initial denials were overturned by other top officials.
The president told reporters, “Let people see” special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, as Trump again denied any collusion with Russia prior to his election in 2016.
Shine, a former Fox News executive, will become a senior adviser to the president’s 2020 re-election campaign.
“The federal government already has a recruitment problem, right?” said one expert. If “you watch this play out for the last 35 days, are you saying to yourself, ‘Sign me up for that?’ Probably not.”
In a letter to President Trump, Pelosi cites security concerns and suggests working together to find another suitable date. Pelosi also gave the president the option to deliver the address in writing.
The president is traveling to a Border Patrol station in Texas, as the partial shutdown enters its 20th day. The trip comes a day after the president walked out on a meeting with Democrats.
The tax collecting agency is one of those affected by the partial government shutdown, but the White House says it will issue refunds, reversing previous government policy.
The meeting in the Situation Room comes as impacts from the partial government shutdown continue to grow across the country, including the closure of the National Zoo and the Smithsonian museums.
Even a partial government shutdown would leave some 800,000 government workers without pay over the holidays, although many would remain on the job.