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Watchdog office to probe Mar-a-Lago members' influence at VA
• November 26, 2018 12:00 PM
The Government Accountability Office will investigate whether members of Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, Florida, improperly influenced the Department of Veterans Affairs, including over a $10 billion contract to modernize veterans’ health records, according to a letter from the watchdog office released by Democratic lawmakers Monday.
Democrats Say Their First Bill Will Focus On Strengthening Democracy At Home
• November 12, 2018 12:00 PM
Democrats will take control of the U.S. House in January with big items topping their legislative to-do list: Remove obstacles to voting, close loopholes in government ethics law and reduce the influence of political money.
Wife of GOP megadonor to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
• November 10, 2018 12:00 PM
President Donald Trump is set to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor — to the wife of one of the Republican Party’s most prominent patrons, the White House announced Saturday.