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Devin Nunes rejects Democrats' calls to quit Trump-Russia investigation

The embattled House intelligence committee chairman, Devin Nunes, refused to step down on Tuesday despite calls from committee Democrats for his recusal from its investigation into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. “Why would I?” asked Nunes, who has lost the confidence of th...

Schiff: Yates would have testified on Flynn ‘cover-up’

Adam Schiff said Yates planned to testify on phone conversations between the Russian ambassador and Flynn. | AP Photo Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, says a hearing set for Tuesday with former acting Attorney Genera...

Trump DOJ aimed to block Sally Yates' testimony on Russia: Lawyer

The Trump administration aimed to bar former acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on its Russia investigation, according to a letter obtained by NBC News. The Justice Department raised concerns that Yates' possible testimo...

Stop talking about Douglas Carswell's personal vote. He won his seat because of Ukip

You cannot talk about Douglas Carswell for long in Westminster without hearing about his “personal vote”, the supposed popularity with which he is uniquely blessed and without which, whichever party he was currently a member of would certainly have lost. That issue is front ...

Devin Nunes canceled Russia hearings to keep Sally Yates from testifying: ex-CIA and Defense official

The mysterious “midnight run” by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) on the White House grounds last week was ploy to keep former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying about the Trump campa...

President Trump taps Jared Kushner for “innovation” role, as more meetings with Russians disclosed

Jared Kushner, senior adviser to his father-in law, President Donald Trump, has had a rollercoaster of a morning. First, he was named the head of a new “innovation” office, which would, theor...

Robert Reich scorches Paul Ryan’s health care debacle and Republicans’ chronic incapacity to govern

House Speaker Paul Ryan, in his press conference following the demise of his bill to replace Obamacare, blamed Republicans who had failed to grasp that the GOP was now a “governing party.” ...

Robert Reich Snorts at Paul Ryan's Pathetic Excuse for the Failure of His Health Care Bill

Robert Reich Snorts at Paul Ryan's Pathetic Excuse for the Failure of His Health Care Bill "Growing pains of government," the House speaker says. What a load of crap. House Speaker Paul Ryan, i...

Welcome to a Brexit no-one voted for

This week Theresa May will trigger Article 50 and start the formal process of leaving the European Union. Or, to put it another way, an unelected banker will demand a divorce from the biggest si...

It wasn’t “growing pains”: Paul Ryan points fingers at all but GOP for health care failure

“We were a 10-year opposition party, where being against things was easy to do,” said Ryan. “You just had to be against it. Now, in three months’ time, we tried to go to a governing party...

Why the GOP’s bizarre and failed efforts to repeal Obamacare is a major defeat for Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump looks up during a meeting about healthcare at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Pres...

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