According to letters reviewed by The Post, former acting attorney general Sally Yates was told earlier this month by the Justice Department that the Trump administration considers much of her possible testimony to be barred from a congressional hearing because the topics are covered by the presidential communication privilege. The administration's position is likely to anger Democrats who say the House investigation is being damaged.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has vowed to keep pushing for an overhaul to the health-care system, but for the 19 states that never expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the calculus has quickly changed.
As ground forces and a U.S.-led coalition close in on the Islamic State’s two main urban bastions, families describe cowering in basements for weeks as bombs rained down around them while others desperately try to flee before an offensive begins.
President Trump signed an executive order that instructs federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions and lift multiple other environmental rules. The order sends an unmistakable signal that just as President Barack Obama sought to weave climate considerations into every aspect of the federal government, Trump is hoping to rip that approach out by its roots.
The vote would empower Internet providers to enter the $83 billion market for online advertising, where the ability to collect, store, share and sell consumers' behavioral information is directly linked to companies' bottom line.