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The White House Has Chosen a New (Temporary) Ethics Chief

David Apol will serve as interim head of the Office of Government Ethics

How a Presidential Pardon Could Backfire

President Trump is considering pardoning family members and staffers caught up in the Russia investigation, but legal experts warn that it could backfire by making it harder for them to avoid testifying. Under the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, Americans are protected against self-incrimination, but people who have been pardoned are no longer under any…

What to Know About New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci 

Sean Spicer, who disagreed with the hire, resigned as press secretary on Friday

Majority of Women Say Their Interest In Politics Has Increased Since Election

More women than men say that their interest in politics has increased since President Trump’s election, according to a new poll. A Pew Research Center poll released Thursday found that 58 percent of women say they are more interested in politics since November, compared to 46 percent of men. Overall, 52 percent of Americans say…

8 People Who Resigned Over Disagreements With President Trump

Sean Spicer is not the first member of the Trump Administration to leave after disagreeing with the president. The White House press secretary resigned Friday, just one day past the administration’s six-month mark, after Trump hired former New York hedge fund executive Anthony Scaramucci to be his new communications director. Here’s a look at eight…

Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

He resigned in protest after Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci as communications director

Republicans Bashed This Budget Scorekeeper. Now Every Former Director Is Speaking Up

Every former director of the Congressional Budget Office has signed a letter urging Congress to “respect” the agency, which has released estimates that millions of people would lose insurance under the Republican health care plan. “Relying on CBO’s estimates in the legislative process has served the Congress?—?and the American people?—?very well during the past four…

Can President Trump Pardon Himself?

As the special counsel investigation swirls around President Trump, the Washington Post reported that he’s trying to learn about his pardoning powers. But could he actually pardon himself? Probably not. The Constitution says that the president “shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.”…

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