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Trump commits to $750 billion defense budget

Trump commits to $750 billion defense budget

President Donald Trump has agreed to a request from Defense Secretary James Mattis to propose a defense budget of $750 billion for the coming year, marking a reversal from plans to shrink defense spending, an administration official confirmed to CNN. Last week, Trump appeared to call the Defense Department budget of $716 billion “crazy” in…MORE

Ayers not taking job as White House chief of staff

Ayers not taking job as White House chief of staff

Nick Ayers, the leading candidate to replace John Kelly as President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, will not be taking the job, a White House official told CNN Sunday. Ayers, who has served as Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff for more than a year, is not taking the position because the President and…MORE

Senators push to establish new human rights commission honoring McCain

Senators push to establish new human rights commission honoring McCain

On the 70th anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, two senators will honor their late colleague, Sen. John McCain, by establishing in his name a commission devoted to the promotion of the rights enshrined in that document. The John S. McCain III Human Rights Commission will conduct briefings and hearings to…MORE

Adam Schiff: Trump could ‘face the real prospect of jail time’

Adam Schiff: Trump could ‘face the real prospect of jail time’

California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday that President Donald Trump could “face the real prospect of jail time” after federal prosecutors said last week that the President directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to make illegal hush-money payments during the presidential campaign. “My takeaway is there’s a very real prospect that on the day…MORE

Wisconsin gov.-elect won’t rule out suing over bills that would limit power

Wisconsin gov.-elect won’t rule out suing over bills that would limit power

Democratic Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers said he’s looking at “all options at the table” if outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker doesn’t veto a set of GOP bills aimed at limiting the incoming administration’s powers. When asked if he planned to sue over the matter if Walker didn’t veto the legislation, Evers said Sunday on NBC’s…MORE

Rubio: Pardoning Paul Manafort ‘would be a mistake’

Rubio: Pardoning Paul Manafort ‘would be a mistake’

Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday that he doesn’t think President Donald Trump should grant a pardon to his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, calling such a move “a mistake.” “It would be a mistake,” Rubio, R-Florida, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” when asked about the possibility. “And I would strongly counsel…MORE

Trump, without evidence, accuses James Comey of lying to House Judiciary Committee

Trump, without evidence, accuses James Comey of lying to House Judiciary Committee

President Donald Trump lashed out at former FBI Director James Comey over testimony he gave to the House Judiciary and Oversight committees on Friday, accusing the former FBI chief, without evidence, of lying to lawmakers and questioning his inability to recall events related to certain questions. “On 245 occasions, former FBI Director James Comey told…MORE

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