DOJ tells Robert Mueller: 'any testimony must remain in the boundaries of your public report'
Robert Mueller will have a prepared opening statement for his much-anticipated congressional hearing on Wednesday that has not been seen by the Justice Department, according to a spokesman for the former special counsel.
Trump, congressional leaders clinch sweeping deal on budget and debt ceiling
The key outstanding elements of a sweeping two-year, $1.37 trillion budget agreement -- which would include a two-year suspension of the debt ceiling -- moved toward a resolution late Sunday evening, according to two sources familiar with the talks. But this isn't a done deal, and all the key players still need to sign off. That, given some of the elements inside the final deal, is not going to be easy.
READ: Justice Department letter to Mueller about his testimony
The Justice Department wrote to Robert Mueller on Monday about his upcoming testimony, saying it "must remain within the boundaries of your public report because matters within the scope of your investigation were covered by executive privilege."
The Point: Stephen Miller's laugh-out-loud excuse for Trump's 'send her back' reaction
Of all the outlandish explanations of President Donald Trump's 13-second silence as a rowdy North Carolina crowd chanted "send her back" in reference to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, Stephen Miller's takes the cake.
Donald Trump Jr. to become an author this November
Donald Trump Jr. will become the third member of his family to write a book during his father's presidency, the eldest Trump son announced Monday.
Jury deliberations to begin Tuesday for Flynn's ex-lobbying partner
Michael Flynn's ex-lobbying partner, Bijan Kian, will soon learn his fate from a jury in a case related to pro-Turkish government lobbying work their firm did in 2016 just before the presidential election.
The Point: The danger for Democrats in 'Medicare for All'
Of the four candidates who currently compose the top tier of the 2020 Democratic field, three have expressed support for "Medicare for All" -- a proposal that would eliminate the private health insurance industry in its entirety and replace it with a government-run system.
Former Florida candidate Elizabeth McCarthy admits to lying about treating Pulse shooting victims, docs show
A former Florida Democratic House candidate recently admitted to lying about removing 77 bullets from dozens of victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, a claim that led to her being cited with violating state law, according to documents released last week.
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are building very different progressive coalitions
When Sen. Bernie Sanders launched his first presidential campaign, he was going it alone -- the only candidate in a small 2016 contest offering a loud and clear contrast with Hillary Clinton, who had effectively cleared the field before the primary began.
ICE ramps up DNA testing for migrant families along the southern border
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun using DNA testing at seven locations along the southern border to identify individuals who pose as families, the agency said Monday.
Trump accuses Iran of lying as possible US-UK cracks appear on Gulf security
President Donald Trump said Monday he is less inclined to make a deal with Iran as Tehran claimed to have arrested CIA operatives and US allies announced their own effort to secure shipping in the Persian Gulf, in a possible sign of division with Washington.
Pence NH cancellation: Employee of drug recovery center trafficked fentanyl
An employee of the drug recovery center that Vice President Mike Pence abruptly withdrew from visiting agreed to plead guilty last week to federal drug trafficking charges.
A new Oregon law will let students take 'mental health days'
When Oregon students go back to school this year, they'll be able to take mental health days without risking an unexcused absence because of a new law that was proposed by a group of high schoolers.
Rashida Tlaib: 'I'm not going nowhere, not until I impeach this President'
Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan vowed to hold her ground during a speech in Detroit Monday, clearly responding to President Donald Trump's attacks on the four Democratic congresswomen of color known as "the squad."
Trump administration moves to speed up deportations
The Trump administration is planning to expand a procedure to speed up deportations to include undocumented immigrants anywhere in the US who cannot prove they've lived in the US continuously for two years or more.
Trump admin is revising the citizenship test for the first time in 10 years
The Trump administration is making revisions to the naturalization test for the first time in a decade, US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Friday.
Trump campaign and RNC spend more than $600,000 on law firm representing Hope Hicks
President Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee have paid more than $600,000 in legal fees to the law firm that represents Hope Hicks, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Trump, Pakistani PM to talk Taliban, Afghan peace talks at White House
President Donald Trump will welcome Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to the White House for the first time on Monday, with Afghanistan peace talks and Pakistani support for a range of militant groups topping the agenda.
Trump's second State Dinner is scheduled for September
It has been more than a year since President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hosted their first -- and only -- official State Dinner at the White House, but on Monday morning, the White House announced a second dinner is currently in the works.
Analysis: How Trump's 2020 reelection strategy could work -- but probably won't
First things first: The theme song of the week is the theme from The Larry Sanders Show.
Tensions soar over tanker seizures as Trump again signals interest in talks with Iran
President Donald Trump said Friday he had authorized Sen. Rand Paul to speak with Iranian officials -- a day after denying he had done so -- but downplayed the significance of the outreach to Iran as tensions skyrocketed in the Persian Gulf.
Trump Oval Office exchange with Nobel Peace Prize Winner highlights tension over immigration
Nadia Murad came to the Oval Office on a mission.
Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Ocasio-Cortez of calling Americans 'garbage'
During an exchange with reporters as he left the White House on Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump made false accusations against both Rep. Alexandria-Cortez and Rep. Ilhan Omar, two of the four Democratic members of Congress against whom he launched a racist "go back" attack earlier in the week.
Trump credits Melania with putting A$AP Rocky's plight on his radar
President Donald Trump said Friday that first lady Melania Trump alerted him to the Swedish arrest of rapper A$AP Rocky when he was asked about reports that his administration is helping to resolve the matter and Kim Kardashian West's involvement.
The Point: Eric Trump says 95% of Americans support his dad's message. Uh...
Eric Trump appears to have inherited his father's penchant for, um, exaggeration.
Melania Trump silent as her husband attacks congresswomen by implying they aren't US citizens
Melania Trump is only the second first lady of the United States not born in America; the first, Louisa Adams was born in England. Yet she's remained silent as her husband, President Donald Trump, tweets racist and xenophobic attacks at four Democratic freshman lawmakers who are all women of color.
AOC calls for '9/11-style' commission on Trump administration's child separation policy
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday slammed President Donald Trump's policies on immigration in her latest argument against the President's handling of the situation at the southern border, saying that his signature agenda is really about "ethnicity and racism."
Oversight Chairman Cummings asks if DOJ guidelines kept Trump from being prosecuted
The House Oversight Committee is asking federal prosecutors in New York whether the Justice Department's policy against indicting a sitting President played any role in the decision not to indict President Donald Trump for his role in directing Michael Cohen to arrange hush-money payments to women alleging affairs during the 2016 campaign.
Thousands of prisoners released as new reform effort takes effect
Nearly 3,100 federal inmates will walk out of prison on Friday as a provision of the sweeping criminal justice reform act passed by Congress takes effect.
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