Politics - CBSNews.com 6 April 2018

Mick Mulvaney allowed big pay bumps at consumer agency

Mick Mulvaney, when he was a congressman, railed against government spending and co-sponsored a bill to eliminate the CFPB

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Trump administration targets Putin's inner circle in new sanctions

One of the individuals on the list has ties to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort

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Lobbyist tied to condo rented by EPA chief speaks out

In a statement to Playbook, Steven Hart said he is "confident of the facts" and his firm has the "highest ethical standards"

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Trump says trade war is "already lost"

The president's interview with WABC's "Bernie and Sid in the Morning" aired Friday morning

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Rep. Joe Kennedy says arming teachers is "absurd"

Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy III is criticizing the idea of arming teachers to protect schools. Gayle King spoke with the Massachusetts lawmaker who says the government isn't taking enough action to prevent school shootings. Watch the full report April 8, 2018 on "CBS Sunday Morning."

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Ethical cloud over EPA chief Scott Pruitt gets darker

President Trump seems to be standing by EPA administrator Scott Pruitt who is fending off repeated questions over his housing arrangements, staffing decisions and spending as head of the agency. Julianna Goldman reports.

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U.S.-China trade dispute escalates with $100B threat

President Trump is proposing even bigger tariffs – $100 billion – against China in the newest sign of a potential trade war. It would be in response to China's retaliation of tariffs on U.S. products. Chip Reid reports.

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Trump faceoff with China exposes GOP weakness in rural US

Seven months before 2018 midterms, Trump's faceoff with China over trade exposes an unexpected political vulnerability in GOP's strongest region: rural America

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Trump freezes out chief of staff John Kelly, says he's "tired of being told 'no'"

Emboldened in his job, Trump has rebelled against Kelly's restrictions and mused about doing away with the chief of staff post entirely

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Danny Glover says racism is the "foundation of this country"

On "The Takeout " this week, actor and activist Danny Glover reflects on racism in America and on the lessons of Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated 50 years ago this week

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China vows to fight U.S. "at any cost' as trade tensions worsen

Warning comes after Trump threatened $100 billion more in tariffs on Chinese goods

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