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Trump said he was thinking of Russia controversy when he decided to fire Comey
In an interview, Trump made clear it was his idea to fire the ‘showboat’ FBI director.
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Their struggle to sell the bill at home reflects the new unpopularity — and perhaps impossibility — of their long-standing promise to fully repeal Obamacare.
 
Lawmakers reach deal on legislation to make it easier to fire VA employees
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All of the White House’s conflicting explanations for Comey’s firing: A timeline
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How much power does a president have to affect an investigation?
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Former Florida lawmaker found guilty of fraud
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FBI searches Republican political consulting firm in Annapolis
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The bodyguard chosen by Trump to deliver the ‘terminated’ letter to the FBI director
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Rosenstein role in Comey firing raises more questions than answers
The deputy attorney general met privately with key senators on Capitol Hill as criticism swirled around him.
 
Congressional Hispanic Caucus slams DHS pick for immigration ombudsman
Lawmakers say former director of group that seeks to reduce immigration should not be ombudsman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
 
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Trump effect on full display in the Senate Thursday with a majority embracing a trade-deal opponent
There is now a bipartisan majority in Congress opposing the global economic strategy that has driven U.S. trade policy for the past 35 years.
 
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Full transcript: Acting FBI director McCabe and others testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee
The committee is investigating Russia’s alleged meddling in the U.S. presidential election.
 
Trump creates voter-fraud panel that critics label a ‘sham’
Numerous studies have shown that instances of in-person voter fraud are rare.
 
NYC hotel owner joins lawsuit against Trump alleging violation of emoluments clause
The lawsuit was originally filed just days after Trump’s inauguration by a watchdog group.
 
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