The special counsel investigating Russian election meddling made a broad request for documents from the White House, which is working to turn over over internal documents that span 13 categories, according to two people briefed on the requests. Robert S. Mueller III's team is also eyeing whether the president sought to obstruct the earlier Russia probe.
The Fed will scale back its holdings by $10 billion in October and raise that amount gradually in the months to come. After the 2008 financial crisis and ensuing recession, the Fed took the unprecedented step of beefing up its holdings of government bonds and mortgage-related securities from $900 billion to $4.5 trillion in an effort to turn the economy around.
Another effort to replace the Affordable Care Act is underway, and in Washington this year, that means one thing: Sen. Lisa Murkowski is at the center of it all — under the glare of the national spotlight and squarely on the minds of White House officials and Senate Republican leaders who are strenuously seeking her support.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said President Trump gave an “ignorant, absurd and hateful” speech at the United Nations a day earlier and vowed Iran would not be the first to walk away from the historic 2015 nuclear deal.
While the deadly protest in Charlottesville highlighted lapses in law enforcement, officials in D.C. say last weekend’s events show how Washington is uniquely qualified to handle multiple simultaneous rallies.
The case of the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple based on his religious beliefs inspired the “Who Can Resist!” counterprotest at Tuesday’s sixth annual Chefs for Equality party at Dock 5 in Union Market.
The practice has rankled some employees and outside critics, who note that the EPA’s criminal enforcement efforts already are understaffed and that the Trump administration has proposed further cuts to the division.