House Republicans to interview James Comey in closed session

House Republicans are preparing to interview James Comey behind closed doors Friday, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final time before they cede power to Democrats in January. Comey will appear for the interview after fighting a subpoena in court. Under a deal struck with the House Judiciary Committee, he will be free to speak about the […]

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North Carolina Republican Owes $34,310 for Disputed Absentee Ballot and Turnout Work, Records Show

LUMBERTON, N.C. — The congressional campaign of Mark Harris disclosed late Thursday night that it owed more than $34,000 in connection with an absentee ballot and voter turnout operation that has prompted fears of election fraud and called the North Carolina Republican’s narrow victory into question. In a filing with the Federal Election Commission, Mr. Harris’s campaign listed an obligation […]

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Trump targets pair of Obama-era green rules to boost oil, coal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration took aim at two Obama-era environmental policies on Thursday to boost the oil and coal industries, proposing to open up a bird’s wildlife habitat to drilling and mining and remove hurdles to new coal-fired power plant construction. The moves, part of a broader agenda by U.S. President Donald Trump to revive the ailing coal […]

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N.B. premier still hopes to convince Quebec of Energy East benefits

The premier of New Brunswick says he believes he can convince Quebec’s skeptical premier of the benefits of reviving the Energy East pipeline project. Higgs, along with a number of other premiers and federal politicians, are pressing for a restart of the $16 billion Energy East pipeline to get oil from Alberta to refineries in eastern Canada and to an […]

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Michigan Republicans following Wisconsin's lead in curbing Democrats' power

(Reuters) – A day after Wisconsin Republicans approved a package of bills intended to restrict the powers of incoming Democratic leaders, Republican lawmakers in Michigan were advancing a similar effort despite an outcry from Democrats. The Michigan state Senate was expected on Thursday to vote on legislation to strip the power to oversee campaign finance from the newly elected Democratic […]

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Ohio lawmakers press GM CEO to shift work to plant targeted for closure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ohio’s U.S. senators on Wednesday pressed General Motors Co (GM.N) Chief Executive Mary Barra to shift production from Mexico or build electric vehicles in a U.S. plant in their state that the automaker has said it intends to close. Barra, speaking to reporters after the meeting on Capital Hill with Ohio’s two senators, said GM was working […]

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Turnout for PR referendum in B.C. continues to rise

Two days before the deadline to return proportional representation referendum ballots to Elections BC, voter turnout has hit 40 per cent. That figure has the BC NDP, who support proportional representation, demanding Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson respect the results of the referendum. Wilkinson has said a low turnout would call into question the validity of the result. So far, the […]

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Republicans Keep Control of Georgia Elections With Runoff Victory

Widespread anger in Georgia over a voting system that Democrats believed to be rigged against them was not enough to prevent a Republican candidate from winning a runoff on Tuesday for secretary of state, the chief overseer of the state’s elections. Brad Raffensperger, an engineer from the Atlanta suburbs and a member of the State House, defeated John Barrow, a […]

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Flynn Was Key Cooperator and Deserves Little Prison Time, Mueller Team Says

WASHINGTON — Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser, helped substantially with the special counsel’s investigation and should receive little to no prison time for lying to federal investigators, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Mr. Flynn was a key cooperator who helped the Justice Department with several investigations, prosecutors for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, said. He […]

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