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Marc Short is returning to the White House

Marc Short is returning to the White House

Marc Short is returning to the Trump administration with a new title: chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence. Short, who previously served as the President Donald Trump’s White House legislative affairs director before stepping down last summer, will replace Nick Ayers. Ayers left at the end of last year after he declined an…MORE

Judge calls new hearing on gag order after Roger Stone’s inflammatory post

Judge calls new hearing on gag order after Roger Stone’s inflammatory post

A post on Roger Stone’s Instagram account featuring a picture of the judge overseeing his case with crosshairs in the background could jeopardize the lenient gag order he received from her last Friday, as well as his bail. Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered Stone to come to court on Thursday for a hearing to address…MORE

Justice Clarence Thomas calls for reconsideration of landmark libel case

Justice Clarence Thomas calls for reconsideration of landmark libel case

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday called for reconsideration of a landmark First Amendment precedent, criticizing the 1964 decision that the Constitution creates a higher barrier for public figures to claim libel. Thomas wrote alongside a court decision not to take up the case of a woman who accused Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct…MORE

SCOTUS will hear clean water case next term

SCOTUS will hear clean water case next term

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case next term that relates to the Clean Water Act and the Environmental Protection Authority’s authority to regulate pollutants that find their way into navigable water. The EPA and courts have not issued clear guidance on this. Depending upon how the court rules, it could…MORE

Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court for oral arguments

Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court for oral arguments

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took the bench at the Supreme Court Tuesday morning to hear oral arguments for the first time since she announced she’d undergone surgery in December for cancer. She smiled slightly to the audience and was wearing one of her decorative neck collars — a pearl jabot. Ginsburg’s return comes in time…MORE

Bernie Sanders lost in 2016. Here’s what he needs to do to win in 2020.

Bernie Sanders lost in 2016. Here’s what he needs to do to win in 2020.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is hoping the second time is the charm in seeking the Democratic nomination for the White House. Sanders, who announced Tuesday he’s running for president in 2020, starts off in a very different position than he did four years ago, when he was considered a long shot. He has near universal…MORE

Dems to investigate Flynn-backed efforts to bring nuclear power to Saudis

Dems to investigate Flynn-backed efforts to bring nuclear power to Saudis

Despite a half-dozen warnings from National Security Council officials about the ethics and legality of a proposal to export nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, White House officials continued to push for it in the early months of the administration, promoting a lucrative project backed by former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, according to a new…MORE

How Maine’s former governor became a Trump emoluments poster boy

How Maine’s former governor became a Trump emoluments poster boy

Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage was an early and enthusiastic supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential bid in 2016. “I was Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular,” LePage, who spent much of his eight years in office mired in self-created controversies, told a conservative radio host about his backing of Trump. “So I think I…MORE

Sen. King warns against dismissing intelligence director for disputing Trump

Sen. King warns against dismissing intelligence director for disputing Trump

Independent Sen. Angus King on Tuesday warned against the possible dismissal of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats for contradicting President Donald Trump during a congressional hearing. “If in fact Dan Coats is pushed out, which I deeply hope isn’t the case because he’s a great public servant, but if he is, the message is…MORE

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