Friday, 27 July 2018

Politics A.M.: Trump uses taxpayer-funded trip to campaign for GOP candidates

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Trump uses taxpayer-funded trip to campaign for GOP candidates
"You've got to vote Republican," the president said during a visit to a steel plant in Illinois.
Fact Checker • Analysis
Have U.S. taxpayers spent $72 million on Trump's golf outings?
VoteVets tweeted a very precise number for the cost of Trump's golf outings. But the numbers don't really add up.
A fist bump, then a rancorous call: How Trump's deal to free an American pastor in Turkey fell apart
Andrew Brunson, who the president said is innocent, has been held on terrorism-related charges.
House Republicans sidestep Rosenstein impeachment move, at least temporarily
Conservatives leading the effort to unseat the Justice Department's No. 2 agreed to hold off after a commitment from leadership to pursue investigative documents.
Claire McCaskill, a vulnerable Democrat running for reelection, targeted in hacking attempt by Russian spies
Attackers failed to compromise the Missouri senator's computer network. Two other candidates also were reportedly targeted.
GOP-led House committee rebuffs Trump administration on immigrant asylum claim policy
In an unusual move, the powerful House Appropriations Committee backed a bipartisan measure essentially reversing Attorney General Jeff Sessions's guidance on immigrants seeking asylum because of gang or domestic violence.
Children lead sit-in at Senate building in protest of Trump's family separation policy
The group gathered to show lawmakers the faces of children who are the same age as those affected by the administration's "zero tolerance" policy.
A test in Delaware: Can an old-school politician succeed in a campaign season defined by tumult?
After three terms, Sen. Tom Carper faces the unfamiliar: challenges from the left and the right.
In tentative deal with E.U., Trump touts parts of global trade deals he once rejected
The new agreement is similar to ones that were in place or being negotiated when he took office.
EPA tried to discredit retirees after The Post published their criticisms
Documents obtained through a lawsuit file by a group demonstrate how EPA sought to counter unfavorable stories by going after retirees with false information.
The Fix • Analysis
This may be the biggest shoe to drop from the Trump-Michael Cohen tape
Longtime Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg, who was mentioned on the tape twice, has been subpoenaed.
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