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National Politics

Trump’s possible China tariffs send opponents scrambling

President Donald Trump is considering sweeping tariffs on imports from China, with an announcement possible as early as next week. And that has industry...

Congress demands Pentagon, DOJ investigate child sex assault

The House of Representatives Armed Services Committee said it had begun its own examination of the issue.

Trump lauds firing of ex-top FBI official as ‘great day’

In what President Donald Trump called “a great day for Democracy,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired Andrew McCabe, a former FBI deputy director long scorned by Trump, two days before McCabe’s scheduled retirement date, acting on the recommendation of bureau disciplinary officials.

Democrat clings to lead in Pa. House race; GOP eyes recount

Republicans eyed a recount and a lawsuit over perceived irregularities in a closely watched U.S. House race in Pennsylvania where Democrat Conor Lamb clung to a slender lead Wednesday in the longtime GOP stronghold friendly to President Donald Trump.

Talks on trillion-dollar US budget bill reach crucial stage

Top-level congressional talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration, abortion-related issues and a battle over a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary.

Docs link Trump Org lawyer to effort to silence porn star

New documents show a second lawyer with ties to President Donald Trump was involved in legal efforts to keep adult film star Stormy Daniels from talking about her alleged affair with Trump.

US gets tougher on Russia; new sanctions, accusations

The Trump administration accused Moscow of an elaborate plot to penetrate America’s electric grid, factories, water supply and even air travel through cyber hacking.

Trump picks camera-proven Kudlow as top economic aide

President Donald Trump has chosen Larry Kudlow to be his top economic aide.

Trump-linked data analysis firm taps 50M Facebook profiles

A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize on the private social media activity of a large portion of the U.S. electorate

US sets new record for censoring, withholding gov’t files

The federal government censored, withheld or said it couldn’t find records sought by citizens, journalists and others more often last year than at any...