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Esty to leave Congress over office abuse scandal

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/03/18, 10:30 am

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., announced Monday she would not seek reelection because of a harassment scandal in her office that has led to calls for her resignation. Reports emerged last week that Esty waited to fire her male chief of staff until several months after he left a female staffer a belligerent voicemail threatening to kill her if she did not answer his calls. An internal investigation revealed more widespread accusations of abuse against the man, Tony Baker.

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UAE adviser suspected of secretly lobbying Congress

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/26/18, 11:42 am

WASHINGTON—A political adviser to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reportedly funneled millions of dollars to a Republican fundraiser to help further the Middle Eastern nation’s agenda in Congress, according to an Associated Press investigation.

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Trump signs spending bill despite veto threat

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/23/18, 01:54 pm

UPDATE: President Donald Trump called off his veto threat Friday and signed a $1.3 trillion budget to fund the government through the end of September. Congress approved the budget Thursday, increasing military spending to the highest amount in U.S. history. On Friday morning, Trump threatened to veto the bill because it didn’t align with his immigration and border security priorities.

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