Executive branch

FILE - In this May 10, 2017 file photo, Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, speaks during an interview outside the White House, in Washington. The White House on May 31 posted on its website ethics waivers granted to four ex-lobbyists and numerous others who have joined government. In all, the White House has granted 14 ethics waivers. Conway is permitted under an ethics waiver issued to her to contact and interact with clients of her political polling company.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 01, 2017 - 3:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has granted 14 ethics waivers to ex-lobbyists and others who have joined government. The move comes after a tussle between the Office of Government Ethics and White House lawyers. Other executive branch agencies and departments, such as Treasury, State and Defense...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2017 file photo, Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, speaks during an interview outside the White House, in Washington. The White House on May 31 posted on its website ethics waivers granted to four ex-lobbyists and numerous others who have joined government. In all, the White House has granted 14 ethics waivers. Conway is permitted under an ethics waiver issued to her to contact and interact with clients of her political polling company.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 31, 2017 - 9:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Catanzaro, a former oil and gas lobbyist, can help shape the Trump administration's energy policies. Shahira Knight can weigh in on retirement matters even though she previously worked for Fidelity, a financial company specializing in retirement services. The White House...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2017 file photo, Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, speaks during an interview outside the White House, in Washington. The White House on May 31 posted on its website ethics waivers granted to four ex-lobbyists and numerous others who have joined government. In all, the White House has granted 14 ethics waivers. Conway is permitted under an ethics waiver issued to her to contact and interact with clients of her political polling company.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 31, 2017 - 9:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Catanzaro, a former oil and gas lobbyist, can help shape the Trump administration's energy policies. Shahira Knight can weigh in on retirement matters even though she previously worked for Fidelity, a financial company specializing in retirement services. The White House...
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May 22, 2017 - 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation. The justices ruled that Republicans who controlled the state legislature and governor's office in 2011 placed too many African-Americans in...
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May 18, 2017 - 5:19 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish officials say 16 Ukrainian tourists have been injured in a traffic accident in western Turkey. The Mugla governor's office said in a statement that the bus was traveling Thursday from popular tourist destination of Bodrum to Denizli province when it skidded on a rainy road...
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May 10, 2017 - 1:13 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has written the Trump administration and congressional leaders to express disappointment over the failure to meet the state's request for $900 million in Hurricane Matthew recovery funds. A statement from the Democratic governor's office Wednesday...
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Former President Barack Obama speaks after being presented with the 2017 Profile in Courage award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
May 07, 2017 - 10:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Barack Obama receiving the Profile in Courage Award at the John F. Kennedy presidential library (all times local): 10 p.m. Former President Barack Obama is calling on members of Congress to show courage in the debate over the future of health care in...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he concludes his remarks during a dinner aboard the USS Intrepid, a decommissioned aircraft carrier docked in the Hudson River in New York, Thursday, May 4, 2017. The dinner was to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Coral Sea, a World War II naval battle fought by US and Australian force against the Japanese. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 05, 2017 - 4:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump had already planned a celebration as he returned to his hometown for the first time since his inauguration. House Republicans gave him another reason to enjoy the moment. Trump flew to New York to join Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull aboard the USS...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse filed an ethics complaint on April 25 against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt over a planned May 5 appearance as the keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Republican Party's annual gala dinner. The Rhode Island Democrat says that would violate the Hatch Act, which limits the political activities of executive branch employees. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
April 27, 2017 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency chief on Thursday pulled out of a Republican fundraiser after a Democratic senator raised ethics concerns. A spokesman for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced he would not be attending next week's Oklahoma Republican Party gala. Pruitt, who...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse filed an ethics complaint on April 25 against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt over a planned May 5 appearance as the keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Republican Party's annual gala dinner. The Rhode Island Democrat says that would violate the Hatch Act, which limits the political activities of executive branch employees. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
April 26, 2017 - 6:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate Democrat is accusing the head of the Environmental Protection Agency of violating federal law by agreeing to headline a state GOP fundraiser. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse filed an ethics complaint Tuesday against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt over a planned May 5 appearance...
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