Oversight in Government

Supreme Court Skeptical of Lawyer’s Conduct in Death Penalty Case
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Justices weighed the case of Robert McCoy, who told his lawyer he was innocent of a triple murder. His lawyer told the jury he was guilty in a bid to avoid the death penalty.

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Trump’s Physical Revealed Serious Heart Concerns, Outside Experts Say
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The White House physician had said President Trump was in “excellent” cardiac health despite having an LDL cholesterol level of 143, well above the desired number.

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Tillerson Says U.S. Troops to Stay in Syria Beyond Battle With ISIS
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In a speech, the secretary of state said American forces must stay engaged to prevent the extremists’ return and to keep President Bashar al-Assad in check.

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Cory Booker slammed for 'mansplaining,' insulting DHS Secretary Nielsen
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Republicans are slamming Democratic Sen. Cory Booker for “mansplaining” in his grilling of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirsten Nielsen Wednesday, when he blasted her “silence and amnesia,” leaving some questioning the existence of a ‘double standard.’

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WH directs Bannon to avoid answering Hill queries in Russia probe
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Florida Rep. Tom Rooney, a senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday that Steve Bannon’s testimony is running into problems over whether he can invoke executive privilege for events that occurred during the transition.

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Rep. Chris Collins: If I were Bannon, I'd answer lawmakers' questions
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Commenting on Steve Bannon’s Tuesday meeting with the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Chris Collins said he would be inclined to answer lawmakers’ questions if he were in the hotseat.

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Trump expands US military footprint despite candidate Trump's rhetoric
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At one rally after the next, candidate Donald Trump lamented the “trillions of dollars spent and thousands of lives lost” in the Middle East, criticized his opponent as a warmonger and signaled he would scale back US military commitments abroad.

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