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Justice Department officials gather to honor Jeff Sessions

Justice Department officials gather to honor Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions returned to the Justice Department Thursday as top current and former officials across the agency gathered to honor former attorney general and present him with a ceremonial Cabinet chair gifted from employees. Sessions walked out on stage to a standing ovation in a packed room, joined by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and…MORE

Elijah Cummings: White House officials using personal accounts to do official work

Elijah Cummings: White House officials using personal accounts to do official work

House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings said Thursday his committee has obtained new information that several senior White House officials have used personal email and messaging accounts to conduct government business, asserting that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law communicated with foreign leaders through a private messaging application that appears to lack adequate safeguards. In a Thursday letter…MORE

Judge puts hold on Wisconsin GOP effort to strip new governor’s power

Judge puts hold on Wisconsin GOP effort to strip new governor’s power

A Wisconsin judge issued an order Thursday putting on hold a set of laws that Republicans passed late last year to limit the power of the incoming Democratic governor. The ruling is the latest step in a legal saga that has unfolded since Democratic Gov. Tony Evers defeated then-Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, in last…MORE

Trump signs executive order on campus free speech

Trump signs executive order on campus free speech

Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday afternoon aimed at improving transparency and promoting free speech on college campuses, part of a largely symbolic gesture to the President’s conservative base announced at a conference for conservative activists earlier this month. The order, a senior administration official told reporters on a call previewing the signing, is…MORE

Pentagon IG investigation renews scrutiny of Shanahan’s ties to Boeing

Pentagon IG investigation renews scrutiny of Shanahan’s ties to Boeing

In the months since Patrick Shanahan became acting defense secretary following the departure of James Mattis, President Donald Trump has repeatedly praised the former Boeing executive. Yet Shanahan’s relationship with his former employer has emerged as a point of controversy that could pose challenges if he’s nominated to permanently lead the Pentagon. That controversy got…MORE

Beto O’Rourke pops up in Texas crop circle

Beto O’Rourke pops up in Texas crop circle

Beto O’Rourke has made an unexpected appearance … in a hayfield in Texas. The former Texas congressman, who announced his 2020 presidential campaign last week, was enshrined in a crop circle artwork by US artist Stan Herd. The artwork, located near Austin, Texas, stretches across 2 acres of rural farmland near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, offering…MORE

All-female Marine platoon will train alongside men for first time in history

All-female Marine platoon will train alongside men for first time in history

A platoon of female Marine recruits will make history Saturday when they report for training with a historically all-male battalion for the first time in the Marine Corps. The approximately 50 female Marines will train alongside five platoons of male Marines of the 3rd Recruit Training Battalion on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, according…MORE

Elizabeth Warren nabs Obama’s chief digital strategist, beefs up national staff

Elizabeth Warren nabs Obama’s chief digital strategist, beefs up national staff

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has hired Barack Obama’s former chief digital strategist to help lead her emerging 2020 presidential campaign and has also recruited a Democratic operative with deep experience in Southern politics ahead of a long primary. Joe Rospars, who led former President Obama’s digital strategy in both 2008 and 2012, has joined Warren’s…MORE

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