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FCC Chief Is ‘Complicit’ in Trump’s NBC Threat, Ex-Chairman Says

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is “complicit” in Donald Trump’s threat to revoke broadcast licenses of news stations by not speaking out against the president, the former chairman of the agency said.Tom Wheeler, who led the FCC during President Barack Obama’s second term, said Sunday that Pai’s silence

Trump Cuts to Obamacare Enrollment Groups Deeper Than Expected

The Trump administration is cutting tens of millions of dollars from organizations that help Americans enroll in Obamacare health plans, leaving some of the groups scrambling to shrink their operations weeks before enrollment for 2018 coverage opens on Nov. 1.The organizations, called navigators, say the funding cuts have been arbitrary,

Trumps Chief of Staff Says Hes Not Quitting or Being Fired

Rest easier, official Washington: President provocative words of Republican Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker, surprised reporters on Thursday by conducting the White House’s daily news briefing himself. His appearance followed recent reports that he’s unhappy in his job and has considered leaving.Vanity Fair, for example, reported on Wednesday that

Trump to Meet With Economist John Taylor This Week

President Donald Trump is meeting this week with Stanford University economist John Taylor, who is on the shortlist of people under consideration to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, three people familiar with the matter said.The people were unsure when the meeting was to take place.Taylor is a

Can Trump Really Shut Down NBC?

In a tweet on Wednesday, President Donald Trump raised the prospect of retaliating against NBC over a news report, asking “at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?”Can he do that?Probably not, in part because the NBC network he attacked has no licenses (which are issued to TV

Trump Demands Wall Funds for DACA, Draws Democrats Rebuke

President Donald Trump demanded that Congress deliver funding for his border wall and make dramatic changes to immigration policy in exchange for letting young people brought illegally to the U.S. as children stay in the country.The administration’s proposal, outlined in a briefing by U.S. officials and sent to lawmakers on

Republican Senators Seek Review of Rapid-Fire Gun Devices

Nine Republican senators on Friday asked the Trump administration to review a decision that allowed the sale of devices that turn a semiautomatic weapon into essentially a fully automatic firearm.The lawmakers, including the No. 2 Senate Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, wrote a

Russia-Financed Facebook Ads Had Diverse Targets

Russia-financed Facebook ads turned over to congressional panels show that Democratic strongholds like California, New York and Maryland were targeted along with the battleground states of Wisconsin and Michigan, according to a Republican official on the House Intelligence Committee.The broad range of issues addressed in the ads, including the Black Lives

Trump Team Pushes Back Against `Tax Cuts for Wealthy’ Critics

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other top White House officials pushed back against assessments that the Trump administration’s planned tax benefits will go mostly to the wealthy.“It is our objective that the entire middle class does get a tax cut,” Mnuchin said on ABC’s “This Week,” one of two interviews

Trump Blasts San Juan Mayor, Who Says Hes Politicizing Disaster

President Donald Trump, under rising criticism for the federal response to hurricane-wrecked Puerto Rico, twice lashed out at San Juan’s mayor Saturday for her “poor leadership ability” and said some residents of the U.S. commonwealth “want everything to be done for them.”Trump’s comments and his angry defense of the administration’s