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In interviews with more than 24 people — including some of Dr. Jackson's former subordinates and a dozen White House political aides in the Trump and Obama administrations — officials said members of the medical and political staffs hardly came into contact with one another outside of routine medical ...
Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson and 13 Florida lawmakers asked Congress to pay for 500 new customs officers to help with staffing shortages at state airports. In a letter to House and Senate leaders of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, U.S. Sen. Rubio and U.S. Sen. Nelson joined with U.S. ...

The texts are also likely to raise new questions for Republicans and allies of Trump who've pointed to their previous anti-Trump texts as exhibit A for political bias at the nation's top law enforcement agency. "Having a tough time processing tonight, Lis. Feeling a profound sense of loss," Strzok writes to Page ...
Schiff cited several "secret meetings and communication" between people linked to Russia and Trump campaign officials including former National ... will continue meddling in U.S. elections and suggested some fixes that would help the government and politicians better defend against that interference.
As fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal continues, Facebook has rolled out a new authorization process designed to deter political ads and official Facebook accounts that intend to disrupt elections. In order to be verified, anyone wanting to run political ads now has to fork over the last four digits of ...
Trump tapped into the public's resentment that politicians not only didn't listen to them but actively didn't care what they thought. He cast himself as the voice of the "forgotten" man and woman. But capitalizing on that sense of alienation from your elected officials for political purposes is very different than ...

Americans express little confidence in elected officials to act in the best interests of the public. Just a quarter say they have a great deal (3%) or fair amount (22%) of confidence in elected officials. That is by far the lowest level of confidence in the six groups included ...
Political signs are being removed from residential yards in Washington Twp. - and local officials are the ones taking them, says NewsCenter 7's Sean Cudahy. One of the biggest violations local officials see are signs being placed on the grassy spots between the road and the sidewalk, which is public ...
White House officials said the plan about the sanctions changed after she was briefed and she wasn't told before she went on television. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin further muddled the narrative Thursday when he told Fox Business Network that the administration "refined the strategy after Nikki ...
Scheduled speakers included President of Fort Wayne College Democrats Brandon Blumenherst, President of Fort Wayne College Republicans Louis Ostermeyer, high school students and other local political officials and candidates. Farler said she hopes to see the conversation continue beyond the ...
Former Williamson County Republican Party Chairman Julie Hannah has raised an unprecedented amount of money in her campaign against Sherry Anderson for the register of deeds, a position that has not seen a contested race since 1986. Anderson's money comes from political officials and land ...
The effort to discredit Strzok and Page has been part of a broader effort by Trump and his allies to discredit and even fire FBI officials who they believe will be ... Strzok helped oversee two of the FBI's most politically contentious investigations: the probe of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and a ...
If that office signs off, the EPA could announce an official directive. Nancy Beck, the top political appointee at the EPA's chemical office, expressed worries about the proposed transparency policy, according to emails obtained by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) from a Freedom of Information Act ...
(Washington, DC) – Ecuadorean authorities should conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into credible allegations of political interference in the judiciary, Human Rights Watch said today. Evidence indicates that high-level officials of former President Rafael Correa's administration and the Council ...
His election is part of a trend of growing political power for the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, especially in the state of California, where AAPIs account for nearly 15 percent of the population, according to Census estimates. In 1980, there were at least 160 AAPI elected officials in ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both ... Politicians in states from Ohio to Oklahoma are pushing similar measures or promising to criminalize abortion as they seek office.
This time, however, the divergence has spilled into public in a remarkable display of discord that stems not just from competing views of Russia but from larger questions of political ambition, jealousy, resentment and loyalty. The rift erupted into open conflict on Tuesday when a White House official blamed ...

Being mayor may be an impressive job title, but the pay won't make you rich. For many cities in metro Phoenix, the top elected spot is a second job. Loading… Post to Facebook. Gilbert cuts politicians' pay, but what is the going rate for city officials in Arizona? Being mayor may be an impressive job title, but ...
Knowingly filing a false or incomplete ethics disclosure is illegal, but penalties are seldom sought by regulators, who typically give officials the option of revising forms if they are questioned. Responding to AP's findings, Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board director Megan Tooker said she planned ...
It's political season, with just six weeks to go until vote-by-mail ballots go out for the June 5primary. That means it's also the season for volleying complaints back and forth between political factions, and Monterey County Sheriff's Cmdr. Joe Moses delivered a doozy on Tuesday afternoon. Moses spoke to ...
"School officials should be praising, not punishing, students for engaging in the democratic process and seeking reform following the massacre of their peers in Florida," said Steinberg. "It's hard to imagine a more unconstitutional rule than one that punishes students for simply displaying political signs ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wasted no time before seizing on last week's report by the Justice Department's internal watchdog on misconduct allegations against the FBI's former No. 2 official, Andrew McCabe. Trump tweeted it was proof that his archrival James Comey, the former FBI ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, two U.S. officials said Tuesday. The highly unusual, secret visit comes as the enemy nations prepare for a meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim, in what would the first ever ...
... feel that they need to jump in with legislation on hot local topics. But in Louisiana's State Capitol, there is not enough deference to local authorities. Our structure of government allows the political impulses of legislators full rein. That makes it difficult for local officials, probably more so than in most states.
Her suggested steps include annual training for city hall employees and elected officials, making department heads responsible for the upkeep of their agencies' records, and a public-facing site on which a "citizen could submit a record request, receive information about that request and track the progress ...
A former Swampscott selectman, Baker said local government officials know how to “work with all kinds of folks.” Earlier in the day, at an annual Democratic Unity Breakfast, about 150 in attendance heard speaker after speaker urge voters to back Hawkins, a former school teacher. They pointed out that ...
After the November 4, missile strike, the kingdom's foreign minister accused Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite militant and political group that is aligned with Iran, of smuggling missile parts into Yemen. "Operatives from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah" helped put it back together again and ...
Candidates and elected officials: your Facebook/Twitter pages should be open to everyone - no private accounts ... the right to an employee's social media passwords, which I don't agree with, I do believe that all social media accounts of political candidates and elected officials should be open to the public.
Now, the activists and advocacy groups will share influence in the process with city and state officials. Some of those activist groups take positions unlikely to appeal to the local political elite; Black Lives Matter Chicago, for example, advocates for de-funding the police and criminally prosecuting Emanuel, ...
Steckman believes that patients and those prescribing the drugs did not know how addictive they were when the epidemic was starting, about the early 2000s. Those who are accountable for the issue are “up and down the line,” meaning politicians, pharmacists, doctors and anyone involved with the issue, ...
Both Arizona and national political officials shared messages of support on social media Saturday for the hundreds of thousands of protesters participating in the March for Our Lives events. U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., on Saturday tweeted that he would be marching alongside students and supporters ...
"We have serious concerns that Trump administration officials are misrepresenting the facts and statistics surrounding this enforcement action for political purposes," the letter said. "Public policies and law enforcement operations must be informed by facts, not the fabricated overstatements or distortions of ...
The videos deepened a bitter political crisis playing out just three weeks before U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Peru for a regional summit. The videos presented by the main opposition party purportedly show attempts by Kuczynski's lawyer, a government official, and the son of former ...
The threats “were so severe in nature,” local officials discovered, “that up to 100 students were removed from the school fearing some kind of attack.” One of the messages threatened: “By Allah, we will kill every single Infidel student at this school.” Corey told FBI agents he “was supportive of known terrorist ...
Recently, Chilton perplexed local political officials by filing as a Democrat, withdrawing and then filing as a Republican to challenge Rep. Steve Helms. Neither the executive director of the Greene County Democrats nor the chairwoman of the Greene County Republican Central Committee are familiar with ...
And they say the Trump team never bought into the so-called "psychographic method" Cambridge chief executive Alexander Nix was peddling to US political campaigns. Trump campaign officials including Parscale were more complimentary about the firm's role immediately following the 2016 victory.
Up to that point in a two-week investigation, officials had never laid eyes on the man they believed was responsible for terrorizing the Texas capital since ... Interviews with political leaders briefed on the inquiry, along with briefings from investigators and a federal law enforcement source, shed light on an ...
On Saturday, the New York Times and the Observer of London published the results of a joint investigation that found that Cambridge Analytica, a political research firm that worked with the Trump campaign, had taken the information a psychologist had obtained from Facebook and morphed it into a ...
Aides had included guidance in Trump's talking points for the call to Putin stating: "DO NOT CONGRATULATE," a senior administration official said Wednesday, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the official had not been authorized to discuss internal matters.
That decision prompted alarm among state election officials, who expressed concern the federal government was trying to take over elections that have long been the jurisdiction of state and local governments. Johnson said he had considered the move earlier, but had backed off because of resistance to ...
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Iowans hold their elected officials to a high standard, and as elected officials, we have an obligation to lead." Senate Minority Leader Janet Petersen, a Des Moines Democrat, released a statement calling the video a "serious matter." "Because this involves Senator Dix and a lobbyist, there will be questions ...
These include market administrators, mayors, security officials, provincial ministers, high ranking bureaucrats, family members of the President, Presidential advisors, family members of high ranking civil ... First, higher level political networks play an important role in revenue extraction in the markets.
Wolf stopped the practice of accepting gifts among people under his authority when he took office three years ago, but that does not apply to state legislators and other elected state officials. The governor wants limits on political campaign contributions and disclosure of donations made by people seeking ...
Although it is not uncommon for political mud-slinging to die down after the results for an election are in, does an elected official's fight for relevance ever end? In today's political climate on the national, state and city level, many officials find themselves in constant fear of scrutiny, many times for something ...
They also point to the increase in the use of Twitter and other platforms that make it more difficult to maintain a bright line between the official and the political. “There are unprecedented efforts by outside political groups to use Hatch Act complaints as a vehicle to obstruct this administration, and exponential ...
Top Missouri officials say they have been disinvited from a roundtable with President Donald Trump this week in St. Louis. ... but the confusion over the list of attendees at the forum also highlights the political perils the president faces campaigning in Missouri at time when the Republican governor faces a ...
Dept. of Education, Arts officials urge Justice staff to plan transition ... Va., offered to resign if that will help Justice to veto the bill, as a means to lessen the political pressure on him. She said the legislation was "reckless" and "politically motivated," and would not free up any significant money for the state.
White House officials said Trump's official gun plan was drafted within the confines of what Congress will allow - a notable contrast to Trump's "I alone can fix ... His defenders on Capitol Hill said much the same Monday, arguing that Trump's plan was crafted in political reality, considering the composition of ...
President Donald Trump's campaign to discredit the news media has spread to state and local officials, who are echoing his use of the term “fake news” as a ... In the last year, at least three political figures have been implicated in physical assaults on reporters asking questions, while journalists have been ...


 

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