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Politics May 22Pruitt says dealing with water contaminants a ‘national priority’
The Environmental Protection Agency chief drew questions from Republican and Democratic lawmakers last week after emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act revealed an unidentified White House official calling a pending federal toxicological report on the chemical a "potential…
Politics May 16Emails contradict Pruitt’s accounts of events under ethics investigations
Lawmakers at a Senate hearing Wednesday hammered Scott Pruitt with his toughest questioning to date amid federal investigations on his spending, bodyguards and ties with lobbyists.
Nation May 15EPA inspector general opens investigation of Pruitt’s use of multiple email accounts
The agency's inspector general is now conducting about a half-dozen investigative audits of EPA chief Scott Pruitt's travel, security and other matters.
Politics May 08Former aide to EPA chief Pruitt testifies on costly trip to Morocco
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a trip to Morocco last year, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and his staff missed a connecting flight and spent more than 24 hours in Paris because his security detail’s weapons and other gear couldn’t…
Politics May 03Pruitt’s top spokesperson latest to leave embattled EPA
WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt's top spokesperson said Thursday she was leaving the Environmental Protection Agency, the latest high-profile departure as the embattled EPA administrator fights ethics allegations.
Politics May 02Memo: Pruitt landlord’s husband sought EPA work for client
The lobbyist whose wife rented a condo to EPA head Scott Pruitt at $50 a night sought EPA committee posts for a lobbying client.
Politics May 012 top EPA aides leave agency amid ethics investigations
Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt is announcing the departure of two top aides amid ethics investigations at the agency.
Politics Feb 16EPA chief Pruitt racked up nearly $200,000 in travel expenses over 6 months, environmental group says
The EPA has said all the charter flights were necessary and previously approved by ethics lawyers.
Politics Mar 28WATCH: Hillary Clinton jabs Trump in first major post-election speech
Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration in one of her first public speeches since she lost the presidential election, criticizing the country's Republican leaders on everything from health care to the shortage of women appointees in top positions.