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William Barr Supported Pardons In An Earlier D.C. 'Witch Hunt': Iran-Contra

1 day ago   |   By NPR

The former attorney general, nominated to return to run the Justice Department, backed President George H.W. Bush's decision to pardon ex-Reagan officials caught up in an earlier imbroglio. (Image credit: Marcy Nighswander/Associated Press)
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D.C. Judge Tells Furloughed Workers They Must Stay On The Job

D.C. Judge Tells Furloughed Workers They Must Stay On The Job

About 400,000 federal workers are called "excepted" and are required to work without pay. They sued for an injunction that would end that requirement, but the judge said no... Read more ...

Trump's AG Nominee: Mueller Probe Not a Witch Hunt

Trump's AG Nominee: Mueller Probe Not a Witch Hunt

Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had... Read more ...

NASA, TSA Workers In Houston Protest Shutdown: 'Make America Work Again'

NASA, TSA Workers In Houston Protest Shutdown: 'Make America Work Again'

Furloughed federal employees rallied outside the Johnson Space Center to demand the government be re-opened. Read more ...

Feds List What They Call Manafort Lies But Few Details Visible In Blacked...

Feds List What They Call Manafort Lies But Few Details Visible In Blacked Out Filing

The special counsel's office wants a judge to consider Manafort's plea agreement void after what the government calls false statements; Manafort argues he didn't breach his... Read more ...

Cotton Seed Sprouts In China's Lunar Lander

Cotton Seed Sprouts In China's Lunar Lander

A mini biosphere was sent up in China's Chang'e-4, which landed on the far side of the moon in early January. Photos show the small, green shoot of a cotton plant in a... Read more ...

Christie: Kushner Got Rid of Me in Political 'Hit Job'

Christie: Kushner Got Rid of Me in Political 'Hit Job'

Another book is coming out on Team Trump, this one from none other than Chris Christie. The Guardian has an early copy of Let Me Finish , and it highlights a part in which the... Read more ...

Trump Treats Football Champs to White House Fast Food Buffet

Trump Treats Football Champs to White House Fast Food Buffet

The scent of burgers, fries, and victory wafted through the stately White House on Monday as President Trump saluted college football's Clemson Tigers for winning the national... Read more ...

Trump's AG Nominee: It's Vital Mueller Finishes His Report

Trump's AG Nominee: It's Vital Mueller Finishes His Report

His prospective boss may not be a fan of the Robert Mueller investigation, but Attorney General nominee William Barr promises that he won't interfere with it. In remarks... Read more ...

Democrats See William Barr Hearing As Their Shot At Protecting The Mueller...

Democrats See William Barr Hearing As Their Shot At Protecting The Mueller Investigation

A letter Sheldon Whitehouse gave to Trump's attorney general nominee last week lays out several lines of questioning ahead of Barr's confirmation hearing Tuesday. Read more ...

Trump Vows He'll 'Never Ever Back Down' On Border Security

Trump Vows He'll 'Never Ever Back Down' On Border Security

Trump said he had dismissed a proposal from Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to reopen the government for several weeks and continue dealing with Democrats over money for the wall. Read more ...