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Chaffetz 'resting comfortably' after foot surgery

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 8:25pm

The congressman said Wednesday the procedure would pull him away from Washington for up to a month.

Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:15pm

Investigations intensified into President Donald Trump's ousted national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Thursday as the Pentagon watchdog joined lawmakers in probing payments he accepted from foreign sources including a Russian state-sponsored TV network.

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Moore running for US Senate

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:44am

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's entry into the U.S. Senate race adds another layer of drama to what's already expected to be a rollicking special election to fill the seat previously held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Chaffetz to miss key votes on budget because of need for foot surgery

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:44pm

The congressman said he shattered his foot 12 years ago and now needs immediate surgery that will take him away from Washington for as long as a month.

Trump rolls out executive order reviewing federal education rules

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:14pm

Gov. Gary Herbert spent a busy day in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, attending two executive order signing ceremonies by President Donald Trump. Aside from a monuments review, Herbert attended the signing of an executive order on education.

Here's what could be next for Trump's sanctuary cities order

Sudhin Thanawala and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:02pm

President Donald Trump is lashing out at a judge's ruling blocking his attempt to strip funds from "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities, calling it "ridiculous" and vowing to go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Trump puts bull's-eye on Bears Ears National Monument

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:57pm

President Donald Trump signed an executive order to review national monument designations over the past 21 years, mentioning Bears Ears National Monument when he vowed to return power to the states and end the "abuse" of the Antiquities Act.

Freedom Caucus backs health care proposal but obstacles remain

Lauren Fox, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:38pm

The conservative House Freedom Caucus said Wednesday it is supporting a plan aimed at bridging the internal Republican Party divide between moderates and conservatives on health care reform.

Chaffetz defends White House for not providing information about Flynn payments

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:46am

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, defended the White House Tuesday for not providing any documents about whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn failed to disclose payments from Russian and other foreign sources.

Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:33pm

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight committee said Tuesday.

Hardball health care option may cost Trump and taxpayers

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:12pm

Counting down to a budget deadline, the White House has toyed with a hardball health care tactic to force Democrats to yield on President Donald Trump's priorities.

Is attacking Trump the ticket? Democrats are trying it out

Michael Catalini and Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:49am

In New Jersey, a candidate running for governor compared the Trump camp to Nazis. In Virginia, a doctor running for governor fired up a gathering of Democrats by calling Trump a "narcissistic maniac," while his primary opponent called Trump's victory a "political and constitutional Sept. 11."

In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over NKorea

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:32pm

As the world braces for a possible North Korean nuclear test, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged restraint in a call to President Donald Trump. America's U.N. envoy warned of a strike if Pyongyang attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Trump to order review of monuments

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:04pm

President Trump is expected to roll out an executive order Wednesday directing an Interior Department review of presidential monument designations over the past 20 years, including the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.

Republicans want to muzzle database of consumer complaints

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:42pm

U.S. consumers filed nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. Most of those complaints were compiled and made available for anyone to see as part of a database administered by the federal government.

Obama dishes on leadership at 1st event since leaving office

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:25pm

Former President Barack Obama used his first public appearance since leaving office to dole out advice to young people on leadership, managing social media and even marriage. What he didn't do was mention his successor.

Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:16pm

The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants.

The Latest: Obama discusses civic engagement, not politics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:55am

The Latest on former President Barack Obama's first public event since leaving office (all times local):

Wisconsin AG: Undercover campaign videos reveal no crime

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:14pm

The Wisconsin Department of Justice has concluded that secretly recorded videos of a Democratic activist bragging about deploying troublemakers at Donald Trump presidential campaign rallies show no evidence that laws were broken.