Pelosi could lose as many as 15 Democratic votes when she stands for election as speaker on Jan. 3. One of the 16 signers, Utah’s Ben McAdams, is now trailing Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) and might never cast a speaker vote.
The White House’s move appeared to be a concession to the network in its lawsuit against the administration. Officials had suspended the correspondent’s press pass after a contentious news conference on Nov. 7.
Having worked for years as a lobbyist representing many of the very businesses he now regulates, David Bernhardt walked into the Interior Department with so many potential conflicts of interest he has to carry a small card listing them all.
The designation of Matthew G. Whitaker as acting attorney general does not affect the special counsel's eligibility to lead the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Mueller’s team said in a court filing.