The Senate Used 46 Staffers To Investigate Benghazi, But Is Using Just 7 For Trump/Russia

The Senate's main investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is equipped with a much smaller staff than previous high-profile intelligence and scandal probes in Congress, which could potentially affect its progress, according to sources and a Reuters review of public records

The Senate Used 46 Staffers To Investigate Benghazi, But Is Using Just 7 For Trump/Russia

The Senate’s main investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is equipped with a much smaller staff than previous high-profile intelligence and scandal probes in Congress, which could potentially affect its progress, according to sources and a Reuters review of public records

Thousands turn out for March for Science in U.S. cities

Thousands of scientists and people from other walks of life turned out in Washington and New York on Saturday for Earth Day events that organizers have framed a "celebration" of science to counter a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge.

Thousands turn out for March for Science in U.S. cities

Thousands of scientists and people from other walks of life turned out in Washington and New York on Saturday for Earth Day events that organizers have framed a “celebration” of science to counter a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge.

Trump’s ‘big announcement’ on taxes won’t actually be a tax plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's promised "big announcement" next week on overhauling the U.S. tax code, a top campaign pledge, will consist of "broad principles and priorities," an administration official said on Saturday.

Trump’s ‘big announcement’ on taxes won’t actually be a tax plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s promised “big announcement” next week on overhauling the U.S. tax code, a top campaign pledge, will consist of “broad principles and priorities,” an administration official said on Saturday.

Power outage cripples San Francisco for seven hours

A massive power outage threw San Francisco into chaos for most of the work day on Friday, knocking out traffic signals, paralyzing businesses and halting the city's famed cable cars.

Power outage cripples San Francisco for seven hours

A massive power outage threw San Francisco into chaos for most of the work day on Friday, knocking out traffic signals, paralyzing businesses and halting the city’s famed cable cars.

Washington threatens funding cut to California, other ‘sanctuary’ areas

The U.S. Department of Justice threatened to cut some funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Washington threatens funding cut to California, other ‘sanctuary’ areas

The U.S. Department of Justice threatened to cut some funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Exclusive: Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 U.S. election

A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters.

Exclusive: Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 U.S. election

A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters.

Protesters to take to streets to demand Trump release tax returns

Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets across the United States and beyond on Saturday to press President Donald Trump to release his tax returns and to dispute his claim that the public does not care about the issue.

Protesters to take to streets to demand Trump release tax returns

Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets across the United States and beyond on Saturday to press President Donald Trump to release his tax returns and to dispute his claim that the public does not care about the issue.

Auburn University cancels speech by avowed white nationalist

Alabama's Auburn University canceled a campus speech by Richard Spencer, a white U.S. nationalist best known for drawing Nazi-like salutes at a party to celebrate President Donald Trump's election last year, citing safety concerns.

Auburn University cancels speech by avowed white nationalist

Alabama’s Auburn University canceled a campus speech by Richard Spencer, a white U.S. nationalist best known for drawing Nazi-like salutes at a party to celebrate President Donald Trump’s election last year, citing safety concerns.

California judge questions Trump’s sanctuary city order

A California federal judge on Friday strongly questioned the U.S. Justice Department over whether to suspend an order by President Donald Trump to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities for immigrants.

California judge questions Trump’s sanctuary city order

A California federal judge on Friday strongly questioned the U.S. Justice Department over whether to suspend an order by President Donald Trump to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities for immigrants.

Trump administration drops North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ lawsuit

The Trump administration on Friday dropped a lawsuit accusing North Carolina of discriminating against LGBT residents after the state replaced its "bathroom bill", although a key civil liberties group vowed to keep fighting the new law in court.

Trump administration drops North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ lawsuit

The Trump administration on Friday dropped a lawsuit accusing North Carolina of discriminating against LGBT residents after the state replaced its “bathroom bill”, although a key civil liberties group vowed to keep fighting the new law in court.

United Air passenger says scorpion bit him on flight from Texas

United Airlines found itself on the defensive again on Friday after a passenger complained that a scorpion stung him during a flight from Texas, capping off a bruising week for the public image of the one of the world's largest carriers.

United Air passenger says scorpion bit him on flight from Texas

United Airlines found itself on the defensive again on Friday after a passenger complained that a scorpion stung him during a flight from Texas, capping off a bruising week for the public image of the one of the world’s largest carriers.

Civil liberties groups sue U.S., seek details on travel ban

Civil liberties groups on Wednesday said they were filing a series of lawsuits against the U.S. government seeking details on how federal agencies enforced President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Civil liberties groups sue U.S., seek details on travel ban

Civil liberties groups on Wednesday said they were filing a series of lawsuits against the U.S. government seeking details on how federal agencies enforced President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Twitter case shows breadth of U.S. power to probe anti-Trump statements

An attempt by U.S. authorities to identify an anonymous critic of President Donald Trump on Twitter has set off alarm bells among Democratic and Republican lawmakers and civil liberties advocates fearful of a crackdown on dissent.

Twitter case shows breadth of U.S. power to probe anti-Trump statements

An attempt by U.S. authorities to identify an anonymous critic of President Donald Trump on Twitter has set off alarm bells among Democratic and Republican lawmakers and civil liberties advocates fearful of a crackdown on dissent.

Feuding Trump aides meet and agree to end ‘palace intrigue’: source

Top White House aides Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner met and agreed to "bury the hatchet" over their differences, a senior administration official said on Saturday, in a bid to stop infighting that has distracted from President Donald Trump's message.

Feuding Trump aides meet and agree to end ‘palace intrigue’: source

Top White House aides Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner met and agreed to “bury the hatchet” over their differences, a senior administration official said on Saturday, in a bid to stop infighting that has distracted from President Donald Trump’s message.

California governor declares end to drought emergency

One of the worst droughts in California history has officially ended, Governor Jerry Brown declared, but not before it strained the state's farm economy and threatened water supplies for millions of residents.

California governor declares end to drought emergency

One of the worst droughts in California history has officially ended, Governor Jerry Brown declared, but not before it strained the state’s farm economy and threatened water supplies for millions of residents.

State Department memo shows unconstitutionality of Trump travel ban: ACLU

Internal State Department instructions to implement President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations help demonstrate that the ban violates the constitution, the American Civil Liberties Union argued in court filings.

State Department memo shows unconstitutionality of Trump travel ban: ACLU

Internal State Department instructions to implement President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations help demonstrate that the ban violates the constitution, the American Civil Liberties Union argued in court filings.

Wealthy White House staffers’ finances detailed in new disclosures

President Donald Trump released details of the personal finances of his staffers late on Friday, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka, confirming that he has surrounded himself with some very affluent advisers.

Wealthy White House staffers’ finances detailed in new disclosures

President Donald Trump released details of the personal finances of his staffers late on Friday, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka, confirming that he has surrounded himself with some very affluent advisers.

Iran rejects U.S. terror claim by Mattis, blames Saudi

Iran rejected an allegation by U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis that it was "the primary exporter of terrorism" and said on Saturday that the main source was U.S. ally Saudi Arabia.

Iran rejects U.S. terror claim by Mattis, blames Saudi

Iran rejected an allegation by U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis that it was “the primary exporter of terrorism” and said on Saturday that the main source was U.S. ally Saudi Arabia.

College league ends North Carolina boycott after bathroom law revoked

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), a major collegiate athletic league, said it has restored North Carolina's eligibility to host championship sporting events after the state repealed restrictions on bathroom access for transgender people.

College league ends North Carolina boycott after bathroom law revoked

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), a major collegiate athletic league, said it has restored North Carolina’s eligibility to host championship sporting events after the state repealed restrictions on bathroom access for transgender people.

More Democratic senators oppose Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court pick

Senate Democrats stepped closer to having enough votes to block a confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee with three more Democratic senators coming out against Neil Gorsuch for the lifetime job as a justice.

More Democratic senators oppose Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court pick

Senate Democrats stepped closer to having enough votes to block a confirmation vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee with three more Democratic senators coming out against Neil Gorsuch for the lifetime job as a justice.

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