Senators alarmed by Russian influence on U.S. politics

“People should know if foreign governments, political parties or other foreign interests are trying to influence U.S. policy or public opinion,” Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley said. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP High-profile Trump campaign witnesses were absent from the hearing after agreeing to behind-the-scenes interviews. By JOSH GERSTEIN and KYLE CHENEY …

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Trump Says Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed in the Military

The announcement came amid a debate on Capitol Hill over the Obama-era practice of requiring the Pentagon to pay for medical treatment related to gender transition. The dispute has unfolded as Congress considers a nearly $700 billion spending bill to fund the Pentagon. Representative Vicky Hartzler, Republican of Missouri, has …

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21 Savage on Honesty, Politics and ‘Mumble Rap’

“People believe me, and they don’t really believe a lot of people,” says Atlanta rapper 21 Savage, who has recently made the leap from beloved mixtape emotion-spiller to radio hitmaker. “They feel like I’m telling the truth – ’cause I’m telling the truth. That’s why a lot of people gravitate …

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Steve King: Trump’s Sessions attacks due to unfamiliarity with ‘nuance’ of politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) argued Wednesday that President Trump’s recent attacks on Attorney General Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsGOP senator warns Trump: Panel won’t take up attorney general nominee this year Trump discussing attorney general recess appointment with advisers: report Scaramucci promises more ‘dramatic steps’ on ousting White House leakers MORE are a …

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