Government Oversight

African nations slam Trump's vulgar remarks as 'racist'
www.nbcnews.com

The condemnation from Ghana’s leader Saturday follows Botswana’s government saying Trump had been “reprehensible and racist.”

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Most workers will see pay hike in February under new tax law
www.theblaze.com

About 90 percent of all workers will see an increase in their take-home pay under new guidelines and withholding tables by the U.S. Treasury and the IRS, according to CNN. The updated tables were prompted by the new tax law. Workers could notice the increase in their paychecks as early as February. Employers were given a Feb. 15 […]

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Feds announce indictment in massive bribery scheme connected to Hillary Clinton’s Uranium One deal
www.theblaze.com

A federal indictment connected to the infamous “Uranium One” deal facilitated by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration was announced Friday. What happened? The Department of Justice announced an 11-count indictment against Mark Lambert in connection to a Russian bribery scheme involving the Uranium One sale. Lambert is the “former co-president […]

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Trump Dims Prospects for 'Dreamers' Deal With Crude Remark
www.wsj.com

The fate of young undocumented immigrants was in doubt and the odds of a government shutdown appeared to be growing in the wake of Donald Trump’s dismissal of “shithole countries” in Africa and his rejection of a bipartisan proposal to aid the “Dreamers.”

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A Senior Republican Senator Admonishes Trump: ‘America Is an Idea, Not a Race’
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The president’s racially charged comments threaten an emerging agreement to project some undocumented immigrants, which risks bringing a government shutdown.

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Trump Stops Short of Reimposing Iran Sanctions but Sets Deadline to Overhaul Deal
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President Trump approved sanctions against the head of Iran’s judiciary, a powerful figure the administration holds culpable for the violent crackdown on anti-government protests.

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Trump slams FISA reauthorization on Twitter, then reverses himself
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Congress must reauthorize the the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which contains Section 702 — a key intelligence tool that has helped the government unravel terrorist plots and cyber attacks

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