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September 23, 2017 3:53 PM President Trump says Stephen Curry’s White House invitation has been ‘withdrawn’

On Thursday, Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that his players would sit down as a team to talk about whether they would visit the White House to celebrate their NBA title, even though his two most prominent players — Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant — had already said they would not be going. On Friday, however, Curry 17

September 23, 2017 1:04 PM Democrats fire back at Republicans calling for obscure 'blue slip' process to be changed for Trump's benefit

Senators are squabbling over the "blue slip process" that goes along with President Donald Trump's nomination of federal judges. Democrats are taking issue with Republicans' call for changes in the Senate Judiciary Committee's "blue slip" practice to both help clear the way for President Donald Trump to nominate more circuit court judges freely — and so his existing 16

September 23, 2017 4:36 AM Next version of Trump travel ban could be more tailored

WASHINGTON – Trump administration officials aren't saying which countries might be affected by the new version of his controversial travel ban under consideration. The Department of Homeland Security is recommending that President Donald Trump impose new, targeted restrictions on foreign nationals from countries it says refuse to share sufficient information 27

September 23, 2017 1:48 AM Want to Be a Fed Governor? Better Pretend to Be From Somewhere Else

Congressman ‘Alfalfa Bill’ in 1913 tried to make sure Wall Street wouldn’t dominate the Federal Reserve Board, which is why nominee Randal Quarles of Utah insists he’s from Colorado Winning nomination to the Federal Reserve Board takes financial acumen, political savvy and a very expansive notion of geography and biography. Randal Quarles, nominated 16

September 22, 2017 11:38 PM Trump’s Nominee for Antitrust Chief Clears Hurdle

Sen. Warren lifts hold on Makan Delrahim’s nomination but unclear when Senate floor vote will be called WASHINGTON—The Justice Department may soon have a Senate-confirmed official to lead its antitrust enforcement efforts, as a key senator removed a procedural hurdle Friday. President Donald Trump’s nominee for the position, White House deputy counsel 12

September 22, 2017 4:19 PM Protesters Jeer, Disrupt James Comey Speech at Howard University

WASHINGTON — Former FBI Director James Comey faced a gathering of chanting and jeering students at historically black Howard University on Friday, as some activists decried what they see as his efforts to "criminalize" Black Lives Matter. Protesters, who'd planned the demonstration all week on social media, jumped to their feet in the back of the auditorium 42

September 22, 2017 4:02 PM Inspector general to investigate Price’s travel on private charter planes

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price will face an inspector general’s investigation into his reported use of chartered jets for at least two dozen flights in recent months at taxpayer expense. A spokeswoman for HHS Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson told The Washington Post on Friday that the agency will request records of Price’s travel and review 20

September 22, 2017 3:47 PM Wait, why does Rand Paul oppose an Obamacare repeal?

Of all the contradictory and confusing positions Republicans have taken this year as they try to repeal Obamacare, the one Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has staked out is the most head-scratching to Washington. He's the Senate's only firm “no” right now on a version of Obamacare repeal the Senate could vote on next week. And that's one “no” vote too many, since 20

September 22, 2017 3:24 PM Betsy DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations

Reversing a key part of government policy on campus sexual assault, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday issued new temporary rules that could give accused students greater protection against campus rape and sexual misconduct claims. Ms. DeVos said that colleges may now use a higher standard of evidence before finding students responsible for sexual 37

September 22, 2017 12:33 PM Trump Administration Finalizes New Restrictions to Replace Travel Ban

Targeted rules would affect about eight or nine countries, vary based on factors including cooperation with U.S. mandates The Trump administration is preparing to replace its controversial travel ban—which sought to bar almost all travel to the U.S. from six countries—with more targeted restrictions affecting a slightly larger number of countries, people 24