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Barr bemoans Trump tweets

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/14/20, 12:23 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s prolific social media presence may cause problems for the Justice Department. “I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” Attorney General William Barr said about the president during an interview with ABC News on Thursday.

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The wealth of the land

Politics | Federal agencies and local governments wrestle with how to best steward Utah’s rich natural resources
by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/13/20, 06:48 pm

WASHINGTON—When President Donald Trump moved to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah, locals breathed a sigh of relief. The Obama administration’s designation of the area as a national monument in 2016 brought an influx of visitors the region didn’t have the infrastructure to handle.

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Senate passes Iran war powers resolution

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/13/20, 04:42 pm

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate voted 55-45 to admonish President Donald Trump for the airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. The resolution rebukes the president for taking military action without first seeking the approval of Congress and says lawmakers must authorize any further offensives.

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