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Category: Congressional Oversight :: administration
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Republicans push hard on GOP tax plan, but voters just aren't that into it 23.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

Republicans are investing enormous amounts of political capital and dollars to pump up support for the GOP tax overhaul in a risky, last-ditch legislative undertaking ahead of next year’s midterm election.

President Trump is promoting the bill as a Christmas present for the American people, and...

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Outcome Health's problems with sales pitches go back years 20.11.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Long before investors poured nearly $500 million into Outcome Health, executives at the Chicago startup time and again reprimanded salesmen for making misleading or inaccurate claims, records show. Outcome, which pitches doctor's offices free health-related programming and ads on TVs and ...
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Competing demands of Republican senators could doom tax overhaul 20.11.2017 Washington Post
The chamber’s push to pass a tax bill is hanging on by a thread and just a handful of GOP lawmakers will determine its fate. The challenge for the party is that those swing votes have conflicting priorities.
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Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 trip to Paris for lunch with Moscow-linked couple remains a puzzle 18.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

Shortly before last year’s presidential election, Donald Trump Jr. flew to France for lunch at the Hotel Ritz Paris with a Syrian peace activist, who says she meets regularly with Russian officials, and her French husband, who nominated Russian President Vladimir Putin for a Nobel Peace Prize last...

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California Democrats could soon make it harder for incumbents to win their endorsement 18.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

California Democratic leaders will consider making it harder for incumbents to win the state party’s endorsement, a move that could throw a kink in the intraparty race between Sen. Dianne Feinstein and state Senate Leader Kevin de León.

Under a proposal written by members of the party’s liberal...

Chief of Puerto Rico's power authority resigns under fire 18.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A continuing controversy over a $300 million contract with a small Montana electrical firm to restore power in Puerto Rico was one of many "distractions," says the island's governor.
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Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 trip to Paris for lunch with Moscow-linked couple remains a puzzle 18.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

Shortly before last year’s presidential election, Donald Trump Jr. flew to France for lunch at the Hotel Ritz Paris with a Syrian peace activist, who says she meets regularly with Russian officials, and her French husband, who nominated Russian President Vladimir Putin for a Nobel Peace Prize last...

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Football — the American kind — is all the rage in Mexico 18.11.2017 L.A. Times - World News

The quarterback spied an open player in the end zone and hurled the ball downfield. Touchdown.

Or, as they shout here in Mexico: Gooooooool!

At this stadium on the northern edge of Mexico City and others like it across the country, the National Football League is waging a war on soccer.

Every weekend,...

Congress and Trump will try jamming a year of work into a month 17.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

The House, the Senate and President Trump are all about to leave Washington for a Thanksgiving break — members of Congress to their districts, the president to his Mar-a-Lago resort.

When they return, a year’s worth of work awaits them: a tax bill, immigration issues, children’s healthcare, and...

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The Energy 202: This EPA nominee may be the first Trump appointee to be defeated by Congress 17.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Two GOP senators oppose Michael Dourson.
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The Daily 202: How EPA chief Scott Pruitt wants to redefine ‘environmentalism’ 17.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
In an interview, Pruitt explains why he wants to partner with the businesses he regulates.
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Key witness to return to witness stand in FIFA trial 17.11.2017 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- An ex-marketing executive from Argentina is due back on the witness stand for a fourth day in the U.S. corruption case against three former South American soccer officials....
NPR changes leadership as harassment issues linger 17.11.2017 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- National Public Radio elected new leadership on its board of directors on Thursday as the organizations deals with sex harassment issues that led to its top news executive recently being ousted....
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Watchdog says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke failed to properly document travel 17.11.2017 Washington Post
Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall is also scrutinizing the travel of Zinke’s wife, Lola, and how it was paid for.
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Former Argentine official throws himself under train hours after being accused in FIFA soccer scandal 16.11.2017 Washington Post
Former Argentine official throws himself under train hours after being accused in FIFA soccer scandal
UC President Janet Napolitano's aides interfered in audit of her office, investigation finds 16.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Top aides to University of California President Janet Napolitano interfered with a state audit of her office, suppressing campus criticism of its services and operations, according to findings of an investigation ordered by the UC Board of Regents.

Napolitano approved a plan to instruct administrators...

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The Finance 202: Senate GOP is gambling bigly by rolling back individual mandate in tax package 15.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
An offset could function as a booby trap.
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The Daily 202: Inside Scott Walker’s comeback strategy 15.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
In an interview, Wisconsin’s governor reflects on the lessons he learned from running for president.
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Puerto Rico’s bankrupt electric utility repeatedly agreed to pay higher prices as contractor struggled 14.11.2017 Washington Post
Documents show how a tiny firm that won — and then lost — the largest contract to restore power in Puerto Rico struggled from Day One to live up to its promises. The utility appears likely to continue paying the firm millions of dollars a week into December, documents and interviews show.
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22 executives departed or placed on leave by Outcome Health this year, court filings say 13.11.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Attorneys representing Chicago-based Outcome Health and its investors are set to meet in New York state court Monday afternoon, a day after court filings revealed that at least 22 senior vice presidents, directors and other executives have left or been placed on leave by the troubled startup ...
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