Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent announcement of a new Justice Department directive concerning civil asset forfeiture was panned by critics on the left and right, and a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey shows most Americans aren't receptive to it either -- regardless of their political persuasion.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent announcement of a new Justice Department directive concerning civil asset forfeiture was panned by critics on the left and right, and a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey shows most Americans aren't receptive to it either -- regardless of their political persuasion.
House conservative members of the Republican Study Committee emerged from a Wednesday meeting with Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady saying GOP tax writers need to offer members of Congress more details on their plan to overhaul the tax code.
House conservative members of the Republican Study Committee emerged from a Wednesday meeting with Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady saying GOP tax writers need to offer members of Congress more details on their plan to overhaul the tax code.
Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, a challenger to appointed Sen. Luther Strange for the Republican Senate nomination in a special election in less than three weeks, said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should not be the party's Senate leader anymore.
Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, a challenger to appointed Sen. Luther Strange for the Republican Senate nomination in a special election in less than three weeks, said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should not be the party's Senate leader anymore.
Self-driving car legislation gaining momentum in a key House committee has won early praise from industry groups, but some insiders say concerns with successfully regulating autonomous vehicles still remain unaddressed.
Self-driving car legislation gaining momentum in a key House committee has won early praise from industry groups, but some insiders say concerns with successfully regulating autonomous vehicles still remain unaddressed.
House Republican leaders want you to know that they are doing their job. "Through all the noise and all the distractions, we are addressing the problems people face in their everyday lives," said Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) during a Tuesday news conference at the Capitol as House leaders pointed to more than 270 bills passed by the chamber in 2017.
House Republican leaders want you to know that they are doing their job. "Through all the noise and all the distractions, we are addressing the problems people face in their everyday lives," said Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) during a Tuesday news conference at the Capitol as House leaders pointed to more than 270 bills passed by the chamber in 2017.
The House on Tuesday approved, in a mostly party-line vote, a measure that would block the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's rule prohibiting financial institutions from requiring consumers to sign contracts that make out-of-court arbitration mandatory in the event of a legal dispute.
The House on Tuesday approved, in a mostly party-line vote, a measure that would block the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's rule prohibiting financial institutions from requiring consumers to sign contracts that make out-of-court arbitration mandatory in the event of a legal dispute.
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Washington Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

Sean Spicer announced his resignation as White House press secretary, citing disagreements with President Donald Trump’s hiring of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. Spicer told Trump that hiring him was a major mistake. Scaramucci said deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will take over when Spicer leaves in August.

Washington Brief: Most Voters Say Trump Jr.’s Meeting With Russian Attorney Was Inappropriate

Fifty-two percent of registered voters said in a new poll that a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Kremlin-linked attorney was inappropriate. When voters were told the meeting was set up so that the lawyer “could allegedly provide official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary Clinton,” support for the meeting increased to 28 percent, from 23 percent.

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