Trump aide urges Congress to pare back bipartisan spending deal

Trump aide urges Congress to pare back bipartisan spending dealBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress needs to consider rolling back the spending deal that U.S. Republicans brokered with Democrats last month, because lawmakers voted to enact the $1.3 trillion legislation without reading it, an aide to President Donald Trump said on Sunday. White House legislative director Marc Short said the spending bill, which ran to more than 2,000 pages, was rushed into place to avoid a government shutdown.


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Record numbers of women are running for Congress, but there is a contrast between GOPers and Dems

Dressed in a blue flight suit adorned with a US flag and her name, Martha McSally, the US Congresswoman representing this Tucson, Arizona crowd, scanned the airline hangar filled with supporters. Saluting, as the retired Colonel is well accustomed to doing from her 26 years in the US Air Force, McSally pledged to crack a political ceiling with a rallying cry that echoes her entire career.


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Speaker Ryan: 'Completely unnecessary' for Congress to shield special counsel

Speaker Ryan: 'Completely unnecessary' for Congress to shield special counselUS House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday rejected as “completely unnecessary” a bipartisan effort to protect the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling, saying he believes President Donald Trump will not fire him. Last week two Republicans and two Democrats in the Senate introduced a bill to protect Robert Mueller and any subsequent special counsels from attempts by a president to fire them without “good cause,” and to provide for a judicial review in the event of a dismissal. The measure already faced long odds, given that Trump, who repeatedly has denounced Mueller’s probe as a “witch hunt,” would have the option to veto the legislation if it reached his desk.


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Facebook is complicated, but Congress should figure out regulations

  1. Facebook is complicated, but Congress should figure out regulations  SFGate
  2. Bumble will allow users to log in without Facebook  The Verge
  3. Dating App Bumble Ditches Facebook Login Requirement  Fortune
  4. Opinion: This one number proves Facebook’s data scandal is already history  MarketWatch
  5. Facebook’s real fake-news problem: It’s the memes, stupid  CNET
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Congress gets DOJ inspector general's critical report on FBI's McCabe

  1. Congress gets DOJ inspector general’s critical report on FBI’s McCabe  Politico
  2. Justice Watchdog Says McCabe Misled Investigators  Wall Street Journal
  3. DOJ inspector general releases scathing report on fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe  Business Insider
  4. Former FBI Deputy Director Is Faulted in Scathing Inspector General Report  New York Times
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