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Intelligence Heads Say No Pressure From Trump on Russia Probe

But they wouldn't confirm or deny if the president asked them to intervene

(Newser) - Two top intelligence officials say they never felt pressured by President Trump to intervene in investigations on possible Russian collusion with the Trump campaign—though they refused to say whether Trump had at least asked them to do so. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director... More »

Comey 'Didn't Want to Be Left Alone With Trump'

Trump 'ready for a fight' as hearing approaches

(Newser) - With James Comey's much-anticipated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee approaching, insiders say President Trump is getting ready for a fight. The former FBI chief's testimony begins Thursday morning, and Trump associates say the president is likely to be watching closely and tweeting furiously, reports the Washington Post... More »

New Report May Mean More Trouble for Trump on Russia

Washington Post says he asked intel chiefs to deny collusion

(Newser) - A new report from the Washington Post could deepen President Trump's trouble with a special investigator. The newspaper says Trump asked the director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, and the director of the National Security Agency, Mike Rogers, to publicly reject the idea of any collusion between his 2016... More »

Congress Votes to Kick Killer Out of Cemetery

Bill passes House 398-1

(Newser) - The House voted overwhelmingly today on a bill that will evict a killer from a national cemetery, and give the Pentagon the power to disinter any future murderers it buries by mistake. Michael LeShawn Anderson shot three people and then himself at an Indianapolis apartment complex last year, killing complex... More »

Obama: Nothing Off-Limits in Budget Debate

Except tax hikes, retorts GOP

(Newser) - Everything is on the chopping block as Democrats and Republicans wage their battle over the budget, according to President Obama: "Nothing can be off-limits," he said in his weekly address. Which might be news to Republicans, reports the AP, who are dug in on their stance that tax... More »

Democrats Maul Indiana Senate Hopeful Dan Coats

Former senator gets painted as lobbyist, carpetbagger

(Newser) - Dan Coats would like to take his seat again as senator from Indiana, but first the Republican needs to get by an avalanche of Democratic opposition research. In the week following his announcement of plans to challenge Evan Bayh, Dems, resolved not to repeat the unexpected loss in Massachusetts, hit... More »

Senate Majority in Reach for Republicans

It's a long shot, but many races competitive, Lieberman could switch

(Newser) - It still isn’t likely—OK?—but suddenly it's "within the realm of speculation” that the Republicans could recapture the Senate in November. With Mark Kirk’s primary win in Illinois and competitive races in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and California, a 10-seat pickup is now a distant possibility, Jim Vandehei... More »

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