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Joe Balash appointed to Interior post by Trump administration

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Is Caitlyn Jenner considering a U.S. Senate bid?

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Is Kid Rock's "campaign website" the real deal?

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Border wall funding folded into House GOP bill

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White House gender pay gap has tripled under Trump

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    Joe Balash appointed to Interior post by Trump administration

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 19, 18:50

    President Trump has nominated a key Alaskan to serve as assistant secretary of the Interior for land and minerals management. On Wednesday the Trump administration named Joe Balash, chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), to the assistant-secretary position. State Sen. Pete Kelly (R-Fairbanks) praised the administration, saying they couldn’t have picked a […]

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    Is Caitlyn Jenner considering a U.S. Senate bid?

    by CBS News on Jul 17, 19:37

    Well @realDonaldTrump, from one Republican to another, this is a disaster. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me. pic.twitter.com/XwYe0LNUOq — Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) February 24, 2017 Reality TV personality and former Olympic Athlete Caitlyn Jenner says she is considering a run for Senate in California and that she wants to help […]

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    Is Kid Rock’s “campaign website” the real deal?

    by CBS News on Jul 12, 17:35

    Musician, record producer, and Michigan native Robert James Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock, tweeted Wednesday that the website “kidrockforsenate.com” was “real” in an apparent effort to gin up interest in a run for public office. “I have a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real…kidrockforsenate.com,” Rock said on Twitter. […]

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    Border wall funding folded into House GOP bill

    by CBS News on Jul 11, 16:28

    House Republicans are proposing to allocate $1.6 billion for the next fiscal year to fund “physical barrier construction” on the U.S.-Mexico border. The provision, Republicans say, will provide the necessary resources for the Trump administration to begin building President Trump’s promised border wall. The allocation is part of a $44.3 billion funding bill released Tuesday […]

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    White House gender pay gap has tripled under Trump

    by CBS News on Jul 06, 16:19

    The median salary for a female White House staffer is $72,650 while the median salary for a male staffer is $115,000, according to the 2017 Report to Congress on White House Office Personnel, which lists the title and salary of every Executive Office employee and has been mandatory since 1995. That means there’s a 37 […]

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    Immigration law experts react to SCOTUS decision on travel ban

    by Steffi Lee on Jun 26, 20:40

    The Supreme Court of the United States will hear full arguments on President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries while letting parts of it go into effect. The decision came down Monday. It impacts foreign nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. In the 9-0 ruling, justices will not allow the ban […]

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    Bernie and Jane Sanders under FBI investigation

    by CBS News on Jun 24, 13:07

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms. Politico Magazine first reported the Sanders had hired lawyers to defend them in the probe. Sanders’ top adviser Jeff […]

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    Sen. Bernie Sanders sounds alarm on GOP health care bill

    by CBS News on Jun 18, 14:34

    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that as the House GOP-passed health care bill is debated behind closed doors in the Senate, Democrats should do “everything they can” to oppose the legislation in “any way” they can. “Throwing 23 million people off of health insurance is beyond belief. Now, […]

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    Don Young supports Puerto Rico statehood

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 18, 13:41

    Alaska Congressman Don Young is supporting the addition of a new State of the Union. Alaska’s representative observed a statehood vote on Puerto Rico last week. Approximately 97 percent of voters cast ballots in favor of Puerto Rico becoming a state. It’s currently a U.S. territory whose congressional representative can’t vote on issues. Young says […]

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    Trump financial disclosure details income and finances

    by CBS News on Jun 16, 17:11

    The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) released President Trump’s financial disclosure form Friday, revealing assets of his trust and details of post-election finances. The 98-page release, which covers the period from January 2016 through this spring, came shortly after 5 p.m. In the release, Mr. Trump outlines the financial health of the business assets he […]

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    Trump announces rollback of some Cuba policies

    by CBS News on Jun 16, 13:52

    President Trump took a hard line against the Castro regime, criticized his predecessor’s approach to Cuba, and praised the courage of Cuban dissidents in a Friday speech in Miami’s Little Havana that marked the beginning of sweeping changes to U.S.-Cuba relations. Mr. Trump — fulfilling a campaign promise to roll back Obama-era policies that had […]

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    DOJ argues Trump can accept foreign money

    by CBS News on Jun 10, 13:35

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) claims President Trump can accept goods and services from foreign governments without congressional approval, despite the constitutional prohibition against U.S. officials’ acceptance of foreign payments or gifts without congressional approval. In response to a lawsuit filed by watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW), attorneys for the group claim […]

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    Trump breaks silence on Comey testimony

    by CBS News on Jun 09, 8:06

    President Donald Trump is asserting that fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to Congress represents “total and complete vindication” in the Russia case. Mr. Trump, who did not post on his Twitter account as Comey appeared before the Senate intelligence committee Thursday, sent a tweet at daybreak Friday. In the post, the president said: “Despite […]

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    Comey on Trump: ‘I was honestly concerned that he might lie’

    by CBS News on Jun 08, 9:28

    Former FBI Director James Comey told a Senate panel Thursday that he created contemporaneous records of his conversations with President Trump because he “was honestly concerned that he might lie.” Comey was asked during highly anticipated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee to explain his thinking behind writing detailed memos about his private conversations with […]

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    Comey: Trump said ‘I need loyalty, I expect loyalty’

    by CBS News on Jun 07, 12:39

    Former FBI Director James Comey will say in public testimony Thursday that President Trump asked him to “lift the cloud” over him and the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Comey’s seven-page opening statement, released Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee at Comey’s request on the eve of his hearing, reveals […]

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    Kathy Griffin breaks down into tears: Trump ‘broke me’

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 02, 17:00

    The blowback was swift on Twitter after embattled celebrity Kathy Griffin, who apologized for a video that depicted her holding a likeness of President Trump’s severed, bloody head, broke down in tears on Friday and said of Mr. Trump: “He broke me.” TV personality Meghan McCain tweeted, “Nobody feels bad for you Kathy Griffin. And […]

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    Emmanuel Macron invites Americans to France after Trump’s decision on Paris accord

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 02, 16:46

    French President Emmanuel Macron blasted President Trump Thursday for pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement and offered a “second homeland” to those who are disappointed by the decision. “Tonight, I wish to tell the United States: France believes in you. The world believes in you. I know that you are a great […]

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    Alaskans react to reports Trump may back out of Paris deal

    by Daniella Rivera on May 31, 18:25

    President Trump is reportedly ready to make good on a campaign promise to back out of the Paris Accord. The landmark climate change agreement President Obama negotiated in 2015 is an agreement between almost 200 nations to voluntarily cut greenhouse gas emissions. “This was a little sprinkle of hope for the future,” said Esau Sinnok, who […]

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    Elon Musk says he’ll leave Trump advisory councils if U.S. withdraws from Paris climate deal

    by CBS News on May 31, 15:26

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he’ll leave the White House advisory councils he serves on if President Trump withdraws from the Paris climate agreement, an announcement Mr. Trump is expected to make soon. Don’t know which way Paris will go, but I’ve done all I can to advise directly to POTUS, through others in WH […]

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    On first day back, Trump lashes out at ‘fake news media’

    by CBS News on May 28, 14:44

    WASHINGTON — Hours after returning from his first trip abroad as president, President Trump tweeted Sunday morning about “fake news media” and White House leaks. “It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media,” Mr. Trump said in a series […]