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Flake attempts to block Trump tariffs

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/13/18, 10:24 am

WASHINGTON—Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., on Monday introduced legislation to nullify President Donald Trump’s new import tariffs on steel and aluminum. “If we enter a trade war, we risk reversing those gains we have made,” said the senator, who is retiring at the end of his term. “We in Congress simply can’t be complicit as this administration courts economic disaster in this fashion.” Flake, a frequent critic of Trump, pleaded with his colleagues on the Senate floor to support his bill that would strip the president of his ability to impose the taxes without congressional approval.

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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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