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Another Trump Aide Plays Fast and Loose With Ethics Rules

Kellyanne Conway, the President’s polling and communications guru, showed up on “Fox & Friends” this morning to deliver a plug for first daughter Ivanka Trump’s fashion line.

House Committee Moves to Shut Election Assistance Agency, End Public Financing of Presidential Campaigns

A House committee has voted to shut down the Election Assistance Commission and end public financing of presidential campaigns

Two Weeks In and the Swamp is Getting Deeper

After promising to "drain the swamp" in Washington, President Trump is doing the opposite

White House Delays Announcement of Voter Fraud Probe

As reports surfaced of multiple registrations by members of the President's inner circle, the administration put off an announcement concerning plans to investigate voter fraud

Trump Hotels Looking to Expand

While President Trump says he's removed himself from his businesses, the people left to run them are capitalizing on his famous name.

Groups Intensify Push to Defeat Sessions Nomination

Common Cause and allied organizations are delivering petitions to senators today urging the defeat of Sen. Jeff Sessions nomination for attorney general

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