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In Oversight Chair, Gowdy Would Inherit Politically Fraught Probes of White House

Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina has emerged as the favorite to take over the chairmanship of the most powerful investigative committee in Congress, Republicans on Capitol Hill say.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Will Russia Probe Cast Shadow on Trump’s Overseas Trip?

Trump Seeks to Affirm Global Role on First Trip Abroad as President Trump Pushes Back as Russia Probe Expands Ex-Sen. Lieberman is the top contender to replace Comey at the FBI Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take on Washington. Reach him at President Donald Trump is heading overseas for the first time since taking the oath of […]

Linda McMahon: Federal Government Should Consolidate Small Business Programs

Federal programs aimed at supporting small businesses should be consolidated within the Small Business Administration, the new head of the agency said Thursday.

Talking Impeachment Is Easy. History Shows Why Impeachment Is Hard

Even with a handful of lawmakers now using the "I" word, impeachment of Donald Trump is still a long-shot. In the past, even when there is strong evidence of improprieties and bipartisan support to remove a president, impeachment was no easy feat.

Capital Journal Daybreak: The Russia Probe, More

HIGHLIGHTS Ex-FBI Chief Robert Mueller III to Lead Russia Probe Republicans Back More Active Role in Trump Probes Israeli Source Seen Key to Countering ISIS Trump Meets With Candidates to Lead FBI Russian State-Run Bank Financed Deal Involving Trump Hotel Partner RUSSIA PROBE GETS SPECIAL COUNSEL: Former FBI Director Robert Mueller III was appointed Wednesday […]

Nafta Reactions: Business, Farm Groups Anxious but Labor Unions Want More

Most business and farm groups say they’re hoping the Trump administration doesn’t make too many changes that could erode the benefits they enjoy under Nafta. But U.S. labor unions and environmental groups are demanding the administration do more to raise standards and prevent trading partners from cutting corners.

Poll Shows Swing Counties Souring on Trump

Americans in swing counties are increasingly displeased with President Donald Trump’s job performance, according to a new poll released Thursday by Monmouth University.

Five Times Trump’s Foreign Policy Milestones Have Been Overshadowed By Other Events

President Donald Trump eyes his first overseas trip beginning Friday, with crises threatening to distract from the eight-day swing. This is emerging as something of a pattern. Here’s a rundown of Trump administration foreign policy milestones that have been upstaged by other events:

Capital Journal Daybreak: Turmoil Puts GOP Agenda at Risk, More

HIGHLIGHTS Trump Asked Comey to End Flynn Probe: Memo Turmoil Puts GOP Agenda at Risk Israel Provided Intelligence Trump Shared With Russia States Wage Battles Over High Drug Prices Video: How the Russia Controversy Affects the GOP Agenda in Congress Good morning. Here are our top stories of the day: TURMOIL PUTS GOP AGENDA AT […]

Day by Day: How the Crisis at the White House Deepened

The White House has been working for about a week to contain the fallout that started last Tuesday with President Trump's abrupt firing of James Comey. Headaches for the White House spilled into this week after reports the president shared highly classified information with Russian officials. Here’s a timeline.

Capital Journal Daybreak: GOP Lawmakers Express Frustration With White House

HIGHLIGHTS Trump Shared Intelligence Secrets With Russians Gulf States Offer Better Relations If Israel Makes New Bid for Peace U.S. Accuses Syria of Mass Executions, Running Crematorium Montana Race Will Test President’s Allure Video: What WSJ/NBC Poll Tells Us About Independents Good morning. Show More Summary

Sean Spicer to Appear at Virginia GOP Fundraiser

White House press secretary Sean Spicer is scheduled to take a brief break from a White House in tumult later this week to his boss’s Virginia golf course, where he will headline a fundraiser for the Republican Party of Virginia at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va.

Spicer Again Peppered on ‘Tapes’ Questions, Says Trump Has Nothing to Add

President Donald Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, again declined to say whether or not conversations in the Oval Office are being recorded.

Virginia Governor Hopefuls Trade 140-Character Blows

As Twitter users debated #NationalChocolateChipDay and shared their #MondayMotivation, two Virginia gubernatorial candidates sparred on the service over taxes, their state's union organizing law, economic policy and more, in one of the most pointed exchanges on social media of the political year.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump Heads to the Middle East

HIGHLIGHTS White House Races to Fill FBI Job Experts Warn New Threats May Fuel More Cyberattacks Senate Conservatives Look to Cut Medicaid Inside North Korea’s Accelerated Plan to Build a Viable Missile Seib Video: Trump Heads to the Middle East Good morning. WHITE HOUSE RACES TO FILL FBI JOB:  The Trump administration is pressing to quickly […]

DNC Names Jess O’Connell of EMILY’S List New CEO

The Democratic National Committee on Friday named as its new CEO Jess O’Connell, the first significant position filled by DNC Chairman Tom Perez since his election in February.

Capital Journal Daybreak: How the Comey Uproar Threatens Trump’s Agenda

HIGHLIGHTS Trump Planned Comey’s Firing Before Letter Video: How the Comey Uproar Threatens Trump’s Agenda U.S.-China Deal to Beef Up Exports Senate Confirms Lighthizer as Trump’s U.S. Trade Representative Attorney General Revives Policy of Tougher Sentences for Drug Offenders Good morning. WHEN DID TRUMP DECIDE TO FIRE COMEY?: President Donald Trump said he had already […]

When and Why: How the White House Shifted Its Explanations for Comey’s Firing

President Donald Trump said he had already made up his mind to fire FBI Director James Comey before receiving guidance from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein earlier this week, in contrast to statements from White House officials on when and how the decision was made. Here's a timeline of events and White House comments related to the firing.

Republican Senator Floats Tantalizing Idea: Make Merrick Garland FBI Chief

Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah wants to bring federal judge Merrick Garland back to the Capitol, but this time for hearings as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Trump’s ‘Priming the Pump’: An Old Economics Expression Has a New Fan

President Donald Trump has a favorite catch phrase when it comes to describing his economic growth plans. "We have to prime the pump," he told the Economist in an interview last week that was published on Thursday.

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