President Trump is preparing to beat back charges that his tax reform plan will explode the deficit, White House officials said Monday, as the president and Republican leaders give up their longtime fury over skyrocketing national debt in favor of massive tax cuts.
A top House Democrat started an investigation Monday into White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s use of a private email account for official business, asking the president’s son-in-law to preserve all his communications and turn over his list of contacts and other records.
President Trump has suggested that National Football League players should be fired if they refuse to stand for the national anthem before major games. Republicans agree with Mr. Trump according to a Cato Institute poll released on Monday. It found that 65 percent of Republicans and 62 percent of conservatives say the players should be let go for “taking a knee” — an act, the players say, meant to draw attention to police brutality and racism.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey called on Sen. Joe Manchin to take a stand on the NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
The House Intelligence Committee has set a Thursday hearing on “document production” following the chairman’s threat to drag the attorney general and FBI director before the committee if they failed to turn over subpoenaed documents related to the Russia investigation.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday that nearly one-third of employees at his department are not loyal to him and President Donald Trump, adding that he is working to change the department’s regulatory culture to be more business friendly.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said Monday that while a general framework for the GOP’s tax reform plans is coming this week, his committee won’t be filling in the details of the plan until Congress finishes its work on the 2018 budget blueprint.
President Trump may be the focus of Tuesday’s Senate GOP primary runoff in Alabama, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also has a lot on the line in the race.
President Trump inherited more than 130 vacancies on the federal courts when he took office and the White House has steadily rolled out judicial nominations. But the Senate has confirmed only six judges this year, including Justice Neil Gorsuch.
Relations between the U.S. and North Korea are so bad the two countries can’t even agree on whether they’re at war. With rhetorical tensions ratcheting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the White House on Monday rejected an accusation by Pyongyang’s top diplomat that Mr. Trump had effectively “declared war on our country.”
Alejandro Villanueva just wanted to get a glimpse of the American flag, the symbol he wore on his military uniform during three tours in Afghanistan before beginning an unlikely journey from Army Ranger to the NFL.
Rep. Brian Mast, a veteran, says NFL players kneeling during the national anthem should be penalized
Rep. Brian Mast, a veteran who lost both legs in Afghanistan, said Monday that the National Football League should penalize players protesting the national anthem.
Sen. Susan M. Collins said Monday that she will vote against the latest Obamacare repeal effort, dealing what appears to be a fatal blow to Republican leaders’ last-ditch attempt to rewrite the bill and sway holdouts.
Protesters upended the GOP’s sole hearing on a last-gasp Obamacare repeal right as the gavel fell Monday, forcing its Republican chairman to recess the session until he could get order.
The Supreme Court has canceled Oct. 10 arguments in two cases challenging the legality of President Trump’s travel ban after the administration issued a new “extreme vetting” policy Sunday.