Executive branch

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. is pursued by reporters as he arrives for a weekly meeting of the Republican Conference with House Speaker Paul Ryan and the GOP leadership, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nunes is facing growing calls to step away from the panel's Russia investigation as revelations about a secret source meeting on White House grounds raised questions about his and the panel's independence. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 28, 2017 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into purported ties between Trump associates and Russia (all times local): 11:17 a.m. The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee is asking whether an open congressional hearing on the Russia probe was canceled because the White House did...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2017 file photo, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif, speaks with reporters outside the White House in Washington following a meeting with President Donald Trump. Nunes’ spokesman says the congressman met on the White House grounds with the source of the claim that communications involving President Donald Trump’s associates were caught up in “incidental” surveillance. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
March 27, 2017 - 8:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving Trump associates were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the Republican congressman said Monday,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, the Trump International Hotel in Washington. The federal agency overseeing Donald Trump’s lease for a luxury hotel in Washington has ruled his election as president doesn’t violate the terms of his agreement barring government officials from profiting from the property. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 23, 2017 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency overseeing Donald Trump's lease for a luxury hotel in Washington ruled Thursday that his inauguration as president doesn't violate terms of the agreement barring government officials from profiting from the property. In a letter to the Trump Organization,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2017, file photo, the abandoned childhood home of singer Aretha Franklin sits behind a security fence in Memphis, Tenn. Recently, the Franklin birthplace and the surrounding neighborhoods have moved to the forefront of a large cleanup effort, as the city refuses to accept decay as a fact of life in the urban landscape. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 23, 2017 - 3:59 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis mayor's office is pitching in to help figure out the future of the dilapidated house where soul singer Aretha Franklin was born, a lawyer said Thursday. Alan Crone, special counsel to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, told a judge that a working group from the mayor's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2013, file photo, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, right, participates in a mock swearing-in ceremony in Washington. Former Texas Rep. Stockman, who invited rocker Ted Nugent to President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union address, is accused of spending money meant for charity on himself and contributions to his campaign. is charged with conspiracy to make conduit contributions and false statements. He was released from custody after a hearing Friday, March 17, 2017, in Houston federal court. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 17, 2017 - 9:50 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Steve Stockman, who invited rocker Ted Nugent to President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union address, is accused of spending money meant for charity on himself and contributions to his campaign. Stockman, a Republican who served two non-consecutive terms in the...
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March 17, 2017 - 5:53 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Steve Stockman, who invited rocker Ted Nugent to President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union address, is accused of spending money meant for charity on himself and contributions to his campaign. Stockman, a Republican who served two stints in the U.S. House, is...
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President Donald Trump, back center, meets, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, second from left, with his wife Merle Bari, left clockwise, Trump, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and his wife Hilary Geary, right, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his fiancee Scottish actress Louise Linton, together with other members of his cabinet and the White House staff, Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 11, 2017 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee has asked the executive branch for any evidence that would support President Donald Trump's claim that his phones were tapped at Trump Tower during last year's election. A senior congressional aide says that the committee has asked that the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2017 file photo, Mike Flynn arrives for a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, who was fired from the White House last month, has registered as a foreign agent with the Justice Department for work that may have aided the Turkish government in exchange for $530,000. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 11, 2017 - 2:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn told President Donald Trump's transition team before the inauguration that Flynn might register with the government as a foreign agent, White House officials acknowledged. According to a person with knowledge of the...
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Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at a news conference about the state's response to President Trump's revised travel ban Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Seattle. Legal challenges against Trump's revised travel ban mounted Thursday as Washington state said it would renew its request to block the executive order. It came a day after Hawaii launched its own lawsuit, and Ferguson said both Oregon and New York had asked to join his state's legal action. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 10, 2017 - 8:26 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — In stepping up legal challenges to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, Democratic attorneys general are trying to use the court system to thwart the executive branch in the same way their GOP counterparts did under President Barack Obama. Washington state Attorney General...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, during a meeting on healthcare, Friday, March 10, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 10, 2017 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:00 p.m. The Office of Government Ethics disagrees with a White House belief that government ethics rules don't apply to executive branch employees. In a letter to the Republican and Democratic House Oversight leaders, OGE...
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