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GOP rebuffs White House on Democrat oversight requests

The White House hasn’t found support for its effort to freeze out Democrats’ oversight requests among Republicans — who remember all too well the difficulties they faced as the minority party trying to pry information from the Obama administration. Several prominent Republican leaders have lashed out in recent days after ...

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Ronna Romney McDaniel, RNC chair: RNC will defend President Trump amid probes

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace she isn’t worried about tying the GOP too closely to President Trump while his campaign is under investigation. “The RNC is always going to defend the president,” said Ms. McDaniel. “We are the political arm of ...

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Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader, invites President Trump to testify befo…

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer on Sunday invited President Trump to testify before the Senate following former FBI director James Comey’s testimony last week about the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. “I think we could work out a way that it could be dignified, ...

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Sen. Mike Lee, Utah Republican, on Russia-Trump probe: 'Wrap this thing up …

Sen. Mike Lee said Sunday that he hasn’t seen any evidence from former FBI director James Comey of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, or obstruction of justice, so “it’s time to wrap this thing up and it’s time to move on.” “I don’t see any evidence of anything ...

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican: 'I want to hear from Lorett…

Sen. Lindsey Graham told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that he wants to hear from former Attorney General Loretta Lynch following ousted FBI director James Comey’s testimony last week that she requested he call the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email a “matter.” “I want to hear from Loretta Lynch,” ...

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Sen. James Lankford, Oklahoma Republican: Comey's memo leak 'not damag…

A key Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday that former FBI director James Comey’s leak of his memos detailing his private meeting with the president was “inappropriate,” but “releasing his memos [is] not damaging to national security.” “I’m still wondering why he prospectively wanted to get out his ...

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A challenging time for LGBT activists in US and abroad

In a two-day span, supporters of LGBT rights are joining in protest marches Sunday in dozens of cities in the U.S. and abroad, and then observing Monday’s one-year anniversary of the mass shooting that killed 49 people at Pulse, a gay night club in Orlando, Florida. The events come amid ...

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat: 'Don't know' if Jeff …

A high-ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee couldn’t confirm Sunday whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the committee on Tuesday. “Don’t know whether it will happen. Don’t know whether it is going to be public,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said during an interview on CNN’s “State ...

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House panel passes legislation prohibiting sanctuary cities

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Legislation passed in a Michigan House committee aims to prohibit cities from becoming “sanctuary cities” that don’t cooperate with immigration authorities and punish those that do. The House Local Government Committee sent bills to the full House that would prohibit cities and counties from becoming sanctuary ...

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'Little Giant' gets the spotlight thanks to Watergate

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A neighbor complained to U.S. House Speaker Carl Albert that a van full of people had set up in the alley near their Washington, D.C., apartment building. The neighbor had been abroad and was unaware that Albert had become next in line of succession to be ...

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