Ben Carson accused of ‘witch-hunt’ by senior member of his department

Criticism comes after a week of controversy over Carsons department spending on expensive office furniture A second senior official in the Department of Housing and Urban Development has publicly criticised the secretary, Ben Carson, accusing him of leading a witch-hunt against some career bureaucrats in the department. Marcus Smallwood told

Gary Cohn quits as Trump’s top economic adviser

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Donald Trump stands by proposal to give teachers guns: ‘Attacks would end!’

President expands on idea to arm some teachers in schools and says gun-adept teachers/coaches would solve the problem instantly Donald Trump doubled down on his proposal to address school shootings by giving some teachers guns, tweeting on Thursday it would be a great deterrent to killers. At a meeting at

Ex-Trump chair Paul Manafort vows to fight ‘untrue’ charges as Gates cuts plea deal

Gates pleads guilty to conspiracy and making false statements in federal court but Manafort maintains his innoncence Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort protested his innocence and vowed on Friday to fight numerous federal felony charges against him, after his former colleague and confidante Rick Gates cut a plea

Florida students, thrust in new role after shooting, find a powerful voice: ‘we can’t waste this chance’

This right now is the biggest issue in our country, said a student who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting Florida students, thrust in new role after shooting, find a powerful voice: ‘we can’t waste this chance’ This right now is the biggest issue in our country, said

Koch-backed group fights paid sick leave laws as flu sweeps US

The lobbying group that led the assault on Obamacare has targeted movements across the US to ensure workers can get needed time off Koch-backed group fights paid sick leave laws as flu sweeps US The lobbying group that led the assault on Obamacare has targeted movements across the US to

Trump blocks Democrats’ rebuttal to Nunes memo, citing national security

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When it comes to the opioids crisis, Democrats aren’t innocent | Ross Barkan

This crisis was almost nonexistent before Purdue Pharma dropped OxyContin on the market in 1995. Big pharma got away with it thanks to a bipartisan effort Opioids When it comes to the opioids crisis, Democrats aren’t innocent Contact author @RossBarkan Last modified on Mon 5 Feb 2018 15.06EST Share via