Executive branch

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019, file photo, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker answers questions during a news conference in the governor's office at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Pritzker says he has "no concerns at all" about a media report that federal authorities are investigating a property tax break he got by taking toilets out of a Chicago mansion he owns. The billionaire told reporters Wednesday, April 24, 2019 he's certain that any review would show "all the rules were followed" in the tax appeal. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP, File)
May 04, 2019 - 3:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Saturday he's reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year. The legislation would allow adults 21 and older to legally buy cannabis for recreational use from licensed dispensaries...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2019 file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are to meet with Trump at the White House on Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 02, 2019 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a House Judiciary Committee hearing about the attorney general's handling of the special counsel's Russia report (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is signaling he will not allow aides, including former White House counsel Don McGahn, to testify...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017 file photo, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calf., answers questions during an interview at the Associated Press bureau in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais )
April 30, 2019 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are steeling for an extraordinary fight with President Donald Trump as the White House stonewalls congressional oversight demands in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. In the latest case, Trump, his family and the Trump Organization have...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., second from right, arrives for a news conference on veteran suicide prevention with House Veterans' Committee members, Monday April 29, 2019, at the House Triangle on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 29, 2019 - 8:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Whatever happens next, don't call it impeachment. House Democrats have been careful not to rush to impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump in the aftermath of Robert Mueller's report, despite calls to do so by high-profile lawmakers and 2020 presidential contenders...
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In this April 18, 2018, photo, the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump is threatening to broadly assert executive privilege to block a series of current and former aides from testifying before Congress, including some who already cooperated with the special counsel’s Russia probe. It’s a strategy that could yield a messy, drawn-out legal fight.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 27, 2019 - 4:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Since George Washington's time, presidents have used executive privilege to resist congressional inquiries in the name of protecting the confidentiality of their decision-making. President Donald Trump threatened this past week to broadly assert executive privilege to block a...
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April 24, 2019 - 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just say no. As House Democrats ramp up their post-Mueller investigations into President Donald Trump, his strategy for responding is simple: Resist on every legal front. The administration is straining to hold off congressional investigators, including their efforts to obtain the...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller's report, with redactions, as released on Thursday, April 18, 2019, is photographed in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
April 18, 2019 - 7:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller's report suggests that the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee may have shared information with the White House after a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, W. Samuel Patten leaves the federal court in Washington, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Washington political consultant initially entangled in the Russia investigation was sentenced to three years of probation for illegal lobbying and skirting the ban on foreign donations to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 12, 2019 - 11:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington political consultant initially entangled in the Russia investigation was sentenced Friday to three years of probation for illegal lobbying and skirting the ban on foreign donations to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee. W. Samuel Patten and prosecutors had...
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President Donald Trump holds up his fist as he finishes his speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual leadership meeting, Saturday April 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 08, 2019 - 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump looks to reshape the executive branch, he's avoiding the words "you're hired." Trump's choice of Kevin McAleenan as acting replacement for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spotlights the president's increasing reliance on a once-obscure...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff leaves Trump Tower, in New York. The House Intelligence Committee wants to interview Wolkoff, a key planner of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a person familiar with the request tells The Associated Press. Federal prosecutors are investigating, among other things, whether foreigners illegally contributed to the inaugural events. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 03, 2019 - 9:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee wants to interview — and has requested records from — a key planner of President Donald Trump's inauguration, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday, adding to a growing list of inquiries into the funding of the celebratory events. The...
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