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‘For FBI Agents, financial security is national security’: FBI Agents Association president

Raghu_Ramaswamy/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The FBI needs to be funded, an exasperated FBI Agents Association President Tom O’Connor lamented, there’s nothing political about it.”For FBI Agents, financial security is national security,” O’Connor said Tuesday morning.At a press conference, highlighting the release of a report titled, “Voices from the Field,” O’Connor asked those in the room how they…read more »

Some DACA protections revamped, for others, safeguards stripped: Details from Trump’s border wall ‘compromise’

Sherry Smith/iStock(WASHINGTON) — When President Donald Trump announced a deal to “compromise” with Democrats in an effort to secure border funding Saturday, he avoided mentioning several major proposed changes including the way the nation handles the temporary protected status of people from countries ravaged by war or disaster and for young immigrants known as “Dreamers.”In…read more »

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set to introduce bill that would end shutdown

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The nation returned on Tuesday from a holiday weekend to a government still partially shut down, 32 days after the costly political impasse began.But there may be movement in the Senate in the coming days following an announcement by President Donald Trump over the weekend that would trade protections for DACA…read more »

As 2020 candidates staff up with diverse hires, Gillibrand campaign announces new, diverse staff hires

Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — In a new round of staff hires, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s presidential exploratory committee is making diversity a key priority, as she and other Democratic hopefuls try to position themselves for a long primary battle.Gillibrand’s newest round of campaign staff hires, announced Tuesday morning, includes several veterans of her Senate office…read more »

White House sets record for longest span with no press briefings

Bet_Noire/iStock(WASHINGTON) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders spent most of Thursday afternoon stepping in and out of her private office to field questions from reporters huddled in the hallway, seeking more answers on the president’s surprise letter denying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi use of military aircraft for her congressional delegation overseas.The crowding of the…read more »

Mitch McConnell set to introduce bill that would end shutdown

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The nation returned on Tuesday from a holiday weekend to a government still shut down, 32 days after the costly political impasse began.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was expected to introduce a bill on the Senate floor as early as Tuesday, aides for the senator told ABC News, following a plan…read more »

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to testify on census controversy before House Oversight in March

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is scheduled to testify before the House Oversight Committee on Thursday, March 14, the committee announced Monday, setting up another high-profile hearing for the chief oversight panel following former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s appearance in February.Democrats, are expected to question Ross on efforts to add a citizenship…read more »