Government Oversight

Inferno in California: Massive wildfires claim 15 souls so far, 200 more missing
www.theblaze.com

Climate conditions have erupted into massive wildfires in California this season that are straining emergency services. Here’s what we know about the damage from the wildfires in California so far. Many dead, many more missing Chief Ken Pimlott, director of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said that the fires have claimed 15 lives […]

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Does Steve Scalise support gun control after nearly being killed by one? His answer may surprise you
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Does House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) support gun control now that he almost lost his life to a firearm? He answered that question on Sunday. What did he say? Despite nearly losing his life to a terrorist who hated Republicans, Scalise, who is still recovering from injuries sustained during the June 14 ambush, told […]

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WATCH:  The Note: Trump administration poised to 'decertify' Iran deal
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Pence will travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and a new report says Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s flights on government jets cost taxpayers over $800,000 but did not violate any laws.

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Mnuchin's government flights cost taxpayers over $800K but broke no laws: Review
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Mnuchin’s flights include $314,442.04 for a May 11-14 trip to Bari, Italy.

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Trump Administration Formally Lifts Sanctions on Sudan
www.nytimes.com

State Department officials emphasized that while the Sudanese government was still far from perfect, there were enough signs of progress to move forward.

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Jeff Sessions consulted Christian right legal group on religious freedom memo
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions consulted Alliance Defending Freedom ahead of issuing controversial guidance to government agencies and departments on Friday.

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Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama Birth-Control Rule
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The Trump administration said it is paring back an Obama-era requirement that employer-provided health benefits cover contraception, re-energizing a volatile debate on the role of government and religion in health care.

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