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House intelligence chairman under pressure in Trump-Russia inquiry 10:06am EDT

WASHINGTON Two leading Republican senators joined Democrats on Tuesday in questioning the objectivity of the chairman of House of Representatives intelligence committee in its investigation of possible Russia ties to President Donald Trump's campaign.

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More Democrats oppose Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee grew on Monday while the White House demanded a "fair, up-or-down vote" in the Senate on confirming Neil Gorsuch to the lifetime post.

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Senator seeks ethics probe of Mnuchin's 'Lego Batman' comment

WASHINGTON The top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee asked the government ethics watchdog on Monday to review comments by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plugging "The Lego Batman Movie," a film one of his companies produced, for a possible ethics violation.


Trump's son-in-law to oversee government revamp

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, already a White House senior adviser, will take on the additional task of overseeing an effort to overhaul the federal government, the White House said on Monday. | Video

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U.S. attorney general escalates pressure on 'sanctuary' cities

WASHINGTON Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened on Monday to cut off U.S. Justice Department grants to cities that fail to assist federal immigration authorities, moving the Trump administration closer to a potential clash with leaders of America's largest urban centers.

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