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House Republicans conclude no Russia collusion

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/13/18, 09:17 am

WASHINGTON—Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee concluded their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and found no collusion with the Trump campaign. “We found no evidence of collusion, and so we found perhaps some bad judgment, inappropriate meetings,” Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, who led the probe, told reporters Monday.

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Senators introduce federal ‘red flag’ bill

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/08/18, 02:48 pm

WASHINGTON—A bipartisan pair of senators introduced legislation Thursday to temporarily keep firearms out of the hands of anyone showing warning signs of violence. They filed the bill in response to last month’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., which killed 17 people. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., call their bill a common-sense proposal to save lives.

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Senate advances bipartisan Dodd-Frank reforms

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/06/18, 12:26 pm

WASHINGTON—The Senate voted Tuesday to proceed on a bill that would loosen some of the banking regulations imposed after the 2008 financial crisis. Senators voted 67-32 on the motion, sending the bill to the floor for further deliberation and a final vote. If passed through Congress, the measure would rewrite parts of the financial regulations imposed under the landmark Dodd-Frank bill of 2010. This year’s bill, sponsored by Senate Banking Committee chairman Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, would raise the threshold at which banks must adhere to strict financial regulations.

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