TheHill - The Hill News 3 April 2018

Oversight Dems seek hearings on Trump officials’ travel controversies

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are asking the panel's GOP chairman to convene hearings on recent controversies over taxpayer-funded travel by Trump administration officials.Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), t...

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Trump backs Pruitt amid ethics controversies

President Trump is giving Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt a vote of confidence, despite the mounting ethics troubles that are causing headaches for the administration.A White House...

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NYT's Friedman: Pair GOP tax cuts with taxes on sugar and bullets

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman argued Tuesday that corporate tax cuts passed in December should also include "a tax on carbon, sugar, bullets, [and] a small financial transaction tax" to avoid increasing the def...

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Colorado state Senate votes against expelling GOP lawmaker accused of groping aide

The Colorado state Senate voted on Monday against expelling a Republican senator accused of sexually harassing a former legislative aide, ...

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Oklahoma teacher walkout moves into second day

Oklahoma public school teachers on Tuesday continued their strike into a second day, demanding pay raises and more funding for schools.Many schools in the state remained closed, including the...

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Ex-Bush ethics lawyer confronts Hugh Hewitt over Pruitt ethics: ‘This is corruption’

Richard Painter and Hugh Hewitt had a lively exchange Monday over EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's $50-per-night fee for a room in a Capitol Hill condo.Hewitt, the conservative pundit, argued Pruitt's deal to rent...

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GOP rep: ‘I still believe there is a deal to be had’ on DACA

Republican Rep. Scott Taylor (Va.) said Tuesday he still believes lawmakers could reach a deal with President Trump on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program despite Trump saying there will be no consen...

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Calif. GOP governor hopeful: Force homeless people into 'mental institutions'

California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Travis Allen said that he would build state-run institutions where homeless people would be forced to live, ...

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Disney makes move on Sky News to boost Fox bid

Walt Disney Co. has offered to buy U.K. media outlet Sky News in an effort to assist 21st Century Fox's bid to acquire the European broadcast giant, ...

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CNN fires back at Trump attack tweet with fact-check

CNN on Tuesday fired back at President Trump after he went on the attack against the network in an early morning tweet."Once again, false. The personal political beliefs of CNN's employees are of no interest to us,...

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