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3-5-2019 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s wide investigation, according to a Justice Department spokeswoman, who said he is following the advice of career ethics officials. Whether or not Barr should oversee Mueller had become a political flashpoint amid accusations from Democrats that President Donald Trump […]

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3-5-2019 The House ramps up investigations nuggets (Vox)

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, announced on Monday that the committee plans to request documents as part of an investigation into President Trump’s potential corruption, abuse of power, and obstruction of justice. [Washington Post / Mike DeBonis and Rachael Bade] The committee has requested documents from 81 people or […]

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3-4-2019 Political Nuggets….

by Eli Yokley Washington Brief California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) filed a lawsuit seeking to block the Trump administration’s changes to the Title X family planning program that would shift tens of millions of dollars from abortion providers to faith-based pregnancy clinics. The lawsuit is the first of what is expected to be several legal challenges […]

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3-4-2019 Highlights from Last Week…

Week in Review North Korea summit Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fell apart, with Trump blaming the breakdown on Kim’s insistence that sanctions on Pyongyang be lifted without his commitment to eliminate the country’s nuclear arsenal. Longstanding U.S. policy has insisted that sanctions remain in place unless the North commits […]

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