Monthly Archives: May, 2016

Rubio Hires Washington Superlawyer For Post-Senate Career Talks

Rubio is leaving office in January, but job offers are already pouring in from a variety of sectors interested in putting the one-time GOP presidential candidate to work, says Washington super lawyer Robert Barnett, who the Florida Republican has hired to handle the inquiries.

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Donald Trump’s businesses see campaign gains

Since he entered the presidential race, last June, Donald Trump’s business empire has seen revenue jump by $190m (£135m), according to newly released financial documents. His controversial calls for a Muslim travel ban and deporting millions of undocumented immigrants appear not to have harmed his business interests.

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House oversight chairman moves to censure IRS chief, strip pension

The chairman of the top House investigative panel introduced a measure Wednesday to censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen — and remove him from office without a pension — in the latest bid by Republicans to pressure him into being more cooperative in their probe of the 2013 IRS targeting scandal.

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Trump, RNC Reach Joint Fundraising Deal

The Donald Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee have reached a joint fundraising deal for the general election. Trump and the RNC have signed two separate agreements.

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LGBT groups barred from attending UN aids conference

A group of 51 Muslim countries has blocked LGBT rights organisations from attending a United Nations conference on Aids next month. Egypt, representing the Organization for Islamic Co-operation, wrote to the General Assembly president to object to the participation of 11 groups.

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GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft

The Republican-led House Rules Committee pulled a legislative sleight of hand and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required women between the ages of 18 and 25 to sign up for a military draft.

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WH threatens veto over Gitmo restrictions, environmental concerns

Monday the Obama Administration threatened to veto several major bills, including the House GOP’s annual must-pass Defense authorization bill, as well as spending bills for military construction and the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development.

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Benghazi Committee Democrats say Gowdy ignoring statements by ex-GOP counsel

The House Benghazi committee’s Republican chairman is ignoring statements by his own former lawyer indicating that the U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in Libya, the panel’s Democrats said. According to Reps. Elijah Cummings and Adam Smith, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., omitted the lawyer’s comments when he fired back at the Defense Department for criticizing the GOP-led investigation into the attacks that killed four Americans.

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Nevada Democratic Convention becomes ‘unruly and unpredictable’ amid rules disputes over delegates

The Nevada State Democratic Convention on Saturday night devolved into an “unruly and unpredictable” environment following several disputes over rules governing delegates for Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, leading to law enforcement officials being called to keep the peace.

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Anti-Trump Republicans contacted Mark Cuban about third-party bid

They still don’t get it, we won’t vote for any of their candidates. A group of anti-Donald Trump Republicans is trying to lure Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire businessman Mark Cuban into the presidential race as a third-party candidate, according to a published report.

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