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Politics May 06GOP chairman warns agencies about requests for records
A House Republican chairman has told a dozen government agencies to exclude communications with his committee from requests made through the Freedom of Information Act.
Politics May 05GOP House panel takes first step to gut Dodd-Frank law
House Republicans took a major step toward their long-promised goal of unwinding the stricter financial rules created after the 2008 crisis, pushing forward sweeping legislation that would undo much of President Barack Obama's landmark banking law.
Nation Apr 12Report: Inappropriate actions toward women at Yellowstone
Federal investigators said Wednesday they have found credible evidence that male supervisors and staff in the maintenance division at Yellowstone National Park created a work environment that included unwelcome and inappropriate comments and actions toward women.
Politics Mar 28House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation
The House voted to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.
Health Mar 28McCaskill launches investigation of opioid drugmakers
Sen. Claire McCaskill said prescription opioid sales have quadrupled since 1999, taking a financial toll on the government and a deadly toll on consumers.
Politics Feb 24Democrats invite immigrants to Trump’s first address to Congress
Democrats have invited immigrants and foreigners to President Donald Trump's first address to Congress in an effort to put a face on those who could be hurt by the Republican's policies.
Nation Feb 14Senate wants to block rule on guns and mentally ill
The Republican-led Senate is trying to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a gun.
Politics Feb 08Groups sue to block Trump’s order on government regulations
Organizations opposing President Donald Trump's executive order to curb government regulations filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block it.
Politics Jan 18Commerce pick say NAFTA will be early target for team Trump
WASHINGTON — Breaking with Republican orthodoxy, a new Trump administration will work quickly to re-do the North American Free Trade Agreement, a massive trade pact with Canada and Mexico that has boosted trade but still stings laid off workers across…
Nation Jan 17Student’s controversial painting of Ferguson removed from Capitol display
Several Republicans had complained about the painting, which shows a pig in a police uniform aiming a gun at a protester, and even took down the artwork temporarily.