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Pennsylvania voters choose Republican state lawmaker to fill open House seat

State Rep. Fred Keller easily beat Penn State professor Marc Friedenberg (D) in the heavily Republican district, which President Trump visited Monday night.

Posted: 22 May 2019 | 4:01 am

Trump administration will hire Cuccinelli for senior DHS border role

The job appears to come in response to Trump’s desire for an immigration “czar,” although the former Virginia attorney general’s role is expected to be more limited.

Posted: 22 May 2019 | 3:41 am

Ben Carson misheard a housing term as ‘Oreo,’ and other tense moments at a congressional hearing

The HUD secretary was grilled for three hours before the House Financial Services Committee.

Posted: 22 May 2019 | 2:20 am

Tillerson meets for seven hours with House Foreign Affairs Committee

The former Trump secretary of state has kept a low public profile since being fired by tweet more than a year ago.

Posted: 22 May 2019 | 2:08 am

Rep. Don Beyer is first member of Congress from Virginia to call for impeachment

The Northern Virginia Democrat said Trump has shown “utter contempt for the Constitution from the moment he took office.”

Posted: 22 May 2019 | 1:39 am

Trump wants to kill this federal agency. Democrats blasted the idea.

House Democrats called an administration plan to dismantle the Office of Personnel Management — the first elimination of a major federal agency in decades — an act of hostility against the apolitical civil service.

Posted: 22 May 2019 | 1:38 am

The Trailer: Why the 2016 Sanders voter is still up for grabs

In this edition: Democrats try to convert the Berniecrats, Fox News becames a primary issue, Marianne Williamson campaigns in Washington, and Kentucky Democrats pick their nominee for governor.

Posted: 22 May 2019 | 12:21 am

Trump aides DeStefano, Knight to depart White House

DeStefano is expected to advise a number of companies, including Juul, while helping on the president’s reelection campaign. Knight is expected to move on to an unspecified job in the private sector.

Posted: 21 May 2019 | 11:52 pm

RNC paid $2 million to law firm employing former White House counsel Donald McGahn

The RNC said the payment encompassed two years of work by the law firm Jones Day on a variety of matters.

Posted: 21 May 2019 | 11:45 pm

Flynn opposes further release of documents related to his plea for lying to FBI

The former national security adviser’s attorneys said case documents should remain partially sealed to protect privacy interests.

Posted: 21 May 2019 | 11:21 pm