GOP scraps plan to protect Ryan from coup

A proposal that would have made it harder for rank-and-file lawmakers to depose the House speaker will not be among the new rules governing the 115th Congress, according to a key lawmaker. “It did not get included as part of the rules package,” Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., told the Washington …

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Gingrich suggests Trump pardon advisers who break the law

Newt Gingrich said Monday that President-elect Donald Trump could simply pardon members of his administration who may break anti-nepotism laws, adding that Trump’s business ties require “a whole new approach” to addressing potential conflicts of interest in the presidency. “In the case of the president, he has a broad ability …

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Putin Lashes Out At Obama: “Show Some Proof Or Shut Up”

Putin has had enough of the relentless barrage of US accusations that he, personally, “hacked the US presidential election.” The Russian president’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said on Friday that the US must either stop accusing Russia of meddling in its elections or prove it. Peskov said it was “indecent” of …

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