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North Carolina candidate says he has no knowledge of operative doing anything illegal

North Carolina candidate says he has no knowledge of operative doing anything illegal

North Carolina Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris told WBTV on Friday that while he had hired Leslie McCrae Dowless, a political operative in the middle of an investigation into suspected absentee-ballot tampering, he was “absolutely not” aware of Dowless doing anything illegal. Harris initially won the state’s 9th Congressional District election last month, beating Democrat…MORE

Rashida Tlaib will wear a Palestinian gown as she’s sworn into Congress

Rashida Tlaib will wear a Palestinian gown as she’s sworn into Congress

US Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib will be sworn into office next month while wearing a traditional Palestinian gown. The Michigan Democrat announced on social media Friday that she intends to wear a thobe to the ceremony. “Sneak peek: This is what I am wearing when I am sworn into Congress,” she wrote on Instagram, including the…MORE

Trump lawyers seek to pause evidence collection in foreign gifts lawsuit

Trump lawyers seek to pause evidence collection in foreign gifts lawsuit

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyers are trying to pause evidence collection in a fight over the constitutionality of the revenue of his Washington hotel, according to a new request to a federal court to stay the case. Previously, the DC and Maryland lawsuit alleging the President had received illegal gifts through the Trump International Hotel…MORE

Michigan gov signs controversial minimum wage, paid sick leave laws

Michigan gov signs controversial minimum wage, paid sick leave laws

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed two controversial measures into law Friday that critics say go against the will of voters by watering down changes to the state’s minimum wage and medical leave rules after Republicans removed more aggressive proposals from the November ballot. Snyder’s decision comes as another outgoing Republican governor, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, approved…MORE

Washington’s mad holiday dash begins

Washington’s mad holiday dash begins

This week was a blur as political Washington works frantically to clear its plate before hopping on planes, trains and automobiles to head home for the holidays. (Oh, and there’s also a partial government shutdown that may or may not happen next Friday.) The week started out with a White House chief-of-staff search that went…MORE

Trump names Mulvaney ‘acting’ chief of staff

Trump names Mulvaney ‘acting’ chief of staff

Mick Mulvaney will become the acting White House chief of staff at the end of the year, President Donald Trump announced in a tweet on Friday. Mulvaney will not resign as director of the Office of Management and Budget while he is acting White House chief of staff, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said…MORE

Details of Maria Butina’s cooperation quickly removed from court website

Details of Maria Butina’s cooperation quickly removed from court website

Russian political conspirator Maria Butina is set to meet with federal prosecutors in Washington and Virginia over the next several weeks, according to a court filing that was posted and quickly removed from a federal docket Friday afternoon. Butina pleaded guilty Thursday to one criminal count of acting as an illegal foreign agent in the…MORE

Mattis writes letter of recommendation for Reince Priebus to join the Navy

Mattis writes letter of recommendation for Reince Priebus to join the Navy

Defense Secretary James Mattis has written a letter of recommendation for former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus to join the Navy as a reserve officer, the Pentagon confirmed Friday. The program is fairly common practice for the Navy, and has become known as a way for politicians to gain military experience. “Secretary Mattis…MORE

VA secretary gave inaccurate answers on pro-Confederate ties during confirmation process

VA secretary gave inaccurate answers on pro-Confederate ties during confirmation process

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie gave inaccurate answers to senators during his confirmation process about pro-Confederate speeches he delivered in 2009. In response to questions about remarks he made at Confederate memorial events, Wilkie downplayed his participation in a June 2009 event at the Confederate memorial in Arlington National Cemetery as simply introducing a keynote…MORE

Potential largest offshore wind farm in the world auctioned off for record price

Potential largest offshore wind farm in the world auctioned off for record price

The rights to establish wind farms off the Massachusetts coast sold for a record-setting $405 million total on Friday, according to federal officials. Potential construction is still at least nearly a decade away, but if the project were completed today, it would be by far the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The three leases offered…MORE

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