Beware of new, secret Domex

Here’s something that could put a scare into Wall Street: Citing three unidentified sources, Fox News said late last week that House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes told Republican colleagues behind closed doors that he has seen evidence of clear “abuse” of government surveillance programs by the FBI and

Lewandowski: Trump could face impeachment effort if Dems take Congress

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager said the president will have a “real problem” – including facing an impeachment effort – if Democrats take control of Congress during the 2018 midterm elections. “If you look at the numbers, I think we’ve got 32 or 33 Republican members of Congress who

House reauthorizes controversial surveillance program

The House on Thursday reauthorized a surveillance program used by the country’s intelligence agencies to spy on foreigners but voted against limiting it. An amendment that would have put privacy restrictions on how authorities can use information gathered during the monitoring failed by a 233-183 vote. Moments later, the House

House reauthorizes controversial surveillance program

The House on Thursday reauthorized a surveillance program used by the country’s intelligence agencies to spy on foreigners but voted against limiting it. An amendment that would have put privacy restrictions on how authorities can use information gathered during the monitoring failed by a 233-183 vote. Moments later, the House reauthorized the

House reauthorizes controversial surveillance program

The House on Thursday reauthorized a surveillance program used by the country’s intelligence agencies to spy on foreigners but voted against limiting it. An amendment that would have put privacy restrictions on how authorities can use information gathered during the monitoring failed by a 233-183 vote. Moments later, the House

Russia calls Dems’ election report ‘damaging’ for relations

MOSCOW — The Kremlin on Thursday described a report published by Democratic U.S. lawmakers accusing Russia of election meddling as damaging for bilateral relations, as well as for the United States itself. Democratic U.S. lawmakers accused Russia on Wednesday of a “relentless assault” on democratic institutions worldwide, and called

GOP senators recommend charges against Trump dossier author

A pair of GOP senators want the feds to press criminal charges against the former British spy who helped assemble the dossier on alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, a new report said Friday. Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Lindsey Graham

Doug Jones and Tina Smith sworn in as senators

Doug Jones, the first Alabama Democrat to be elected to the Senate in 25 years, was sworn in on Wednesday by Vice President Mike Pence. Jones, 63, was voted in during a special election last month in the deep-red state, defeating former state justice Roy Moore, whose campaign was

Doug Jones and Tina Smith sworn in as senators

Doug Jones, the first Alabama Democrat to be elected to the Senate in 25 years, was sworn in on Wednesday by Vice President Mike Pence. Jones, 63, was voted in during a special election last month in the deep-red state, defeating former state justice Roy Moore, whose campaign was dogged by

Doug Jones and Tina Smith sworn in as senators

Doug Jones, the first Alabama Democrat to be elected to the Senate in 25 years, was sworn in on Wednesday by Vice President Mike Pence. Jones, 63, was voted in during a special election last month in the deep-red state, defeating former state justice Roy Moore, whose campaign was

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch will retire at the end of his term

Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the year, according to multiple media reports. Hatch announced his decision on a video on social media Tuesday afternoon. Hatch, 83, was under heavy pressure from Trump to

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch will retire at the end of his term

Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the year, according to multiple media reports. Hatch announced his decision on a video on social media Tuesday afternoon. Hatch, 83, was under heavy pressure from Trump to

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch will retire at the end of his term

Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the year, according to multiple media reports. Hatch announced his decision on a video on social media Tuesday afternoon. Hatch, 83, was under heavy pressure from Trump to seek re-election and

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch will retire at the end of his term

Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the year, according to multiple media reports. Hatch announced his decision on a video on social media Tuesday afternoon. Hatch, 83, was under heavy pressure from Trump to

This is why readers aren’t happy about the tax cut

In Tuesday’s column I wondered why so few Americans looked favorably on President Trump’s tax cuts. They are, after all, cuts in tax rates. One study even says that 143 million taxpayers will get lower taxes next year compared to only 8.5 million who’ll pay more. And still the

Trump still hopes for ‘great new’ bipartisan health care plan

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell ​has ​sounded like he’s ready to “move on” from repealing ObamaCare, but President Trump has other plans. ​ “​Based on the fact that the very unfair and unpopular Individual Mandate has been terminated as part of our Tax Cut Bill, which essentially Repeals (over time)

Trump predicts bipartisan effort to rebuild infrastructure

Flush off his victory on tax policy, President Trump predicted Friday that Republicans and Democrats will come together to rebuild the US. “At some point, and for the good of the country, I predict we will start working with the Democrats in a Bipartisan fashion. Infrastructure would be a

Senate says its paid out $1.5M to settle ‘harassment’ claims

WASHINGTON — The Senate quietly released a bare-bones report late Thursday on what a statement called “harassment settlement” data, showing that nearly $1.5 million in taxpayers’ money has been spent over the past two decades to cover claims against lawmakers and other Senate offices. The two-page release contained no

Senate passes GOP tax bill, sets stage for House revote

Senate Republicans have passed the most sweeping rewrite of the nation’s tax laws in more than three decades, setting the stage for a final House vote Wednesday. The House passed the bill earlier Tuesday. But the Senate had to make minor changes so the bill would comply with Senate

House passes largest tax overhaul in three decades

WASHINGTON — Gleeful Republicans on Tuesday muscled the most sweeping rewrite of the nation’s tax laws in more than three decades through the House. House Speaker Paul Ryan dismissed criticism of the widely unpopular package and insisted “results are what’s going to make this popular.” The vote, largely along

House passes largest tax overhaul in three decades

WASHINGTON — Gleeful Republicans on Tuesday muscled the most sweeping rewrite of the nation’s tax laws in more than three decades through the House. House Speaker Paul Ryan dismissed criticism of the widely unpopular package and insisted “results are what’s going to make this popular.” The vote, largely along

House passes largest tax overhaul in three decades

WASHINGTON — Gleeful Republicans on Tuesday muscled the most sweeping rewrite of the nation’s tax laws in more than three decades through the House. House Speaker Paul Ryan dismissed criticism of the widely unpopular package and insisted “results are what’s going to make this popular.” The vote, largely along party lines,