When it comes to public perceptions of trust in America’s major institutions, a few weeks can make a big difference. That’s a main takeaway from a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey on who voters trust more — the national political media or the White House.
When it comes to public perceptions of trust in America’s major institutions, a few weeks can make a big difference. That’s a main takeaway from a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey on who voters trust more — the national political media or the White House.
Political observers have said it's been a very bad week for President Donald Trump, and that notion is underscored by a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey that shows his support continues to decline as many voters expressed concern about his fitness for office.
Political observers have said it's been a very bad week for President Donald Trump, and that notion is underscored by a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey that shows his support continues to decline as many voters expressed concern about his fitness for office.
In a critical effort to restore recently destroyed protections for workers, a group of lawmakers has introduced the Accurate Workplace Injury and Illness Records Restoration Act to deal with the problem of preventable injuries.
In a critical effort to restore recently destroyed protections for workers, a group of lawmakers has introduced the Accurate Workplace Injury and Illness Records Restoration Act to deal with the problem of preventable injuries.
The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday unanimously advanced legislation aimed at improving care for people with chronic illnesses, part of a bipartisan effort that has advanced even as Republicans and Democrats fight over the future of the Affordable Care Act.
The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday unanimously advanced legislation aimed at improving care for people with chronic illnesses, part of a bipartisan effort that has advanced even as Republicans and Democrats fight over the future of the Affordable Care Act.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday told lawmakers that the Trump administration does not support reinstating the firewall between investment and commercial banking required under the Depression-era Glass-Steagall Act, clarifying previous remarks from White House officials that indicated a preference for reinstating the law that was repealed in 1999.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday told lawmakers that the Trump administration does not support reinstating the firewall between investment and commercial banking required under the Depression-era Glass-Steagall Act, clarifying previous remarks from White House officials that indicated a preference for reinstating the law that was repealed in 1999.
The House Ways and Means Committee's first major tax reform hearing illustrated the work still ahead for Republican lawmakers as they attempt to overhaul the tax code and reconcile their blueprint with the White House agenda. The Thursday hearing also called into focus the high-pressure timeline they face to meet business expectations on enacting changes.
The House Ways and Means Committee's first major tax reform hearing illustrated the work still ahead for Republican lawmakers as they attempt to overhaul the tax code and reconcile their blueprint with the White House agenda. The Thursday hearing also called into focus the high-pressure timeline they face to meet business expectations on enacting changes.
With the Trump administration's proposed ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights to the U.S. from Europe reportedly in limbo, a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey finds almost half of Americans support the policy.
With the Trump administration's proposed ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights to the U.S. from Europe reportedly in limbo, a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey finds almost half of Americans support the policy.
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Washington Brief: Trump Calls Naming of Special Counsel the ‘Greatest Witch Hunt of a Politician’ in U.S. History

Robert Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, was named special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to oversee the FBI’s investigation into Russian connections to President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Trump responded on Twitter by saying the naming of a special counsel is “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”

Washington Brief: Chaffetz Demands FBI Turn Over All Records of Comey’s Meetings With Trump

A memo written in February by now-former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey says President Donald Trump urged him to abandon an FBI investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) demanded that the FBI turn over all documents related to meetings between Trump and Comey.

Washington Brief: Trump Defends Sharing Intelligence on ISIS With Russian Officials

President Donald Trump revealed classified information to Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador during a White House meeting last week, jeopardizing a source of intelligence on the Islamic State and drawing criticism from Republicans such as Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker. Trump later said on Twitter that he has an “absolute right” to share “facts” with Russia.

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