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Speaker Pelosi: President Trump threatened Democrats over administration oversight during State of the Union

Speaker Pelosi: President Trump threatened Democrats over administration oversight during State of the Union“That was a threat. President’s should not bring threats to the floor of the House," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a group of reporters at the Capitol Wednesday.



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House Oversight to Investigate Trump Admin’s Security-Clearance Process

House Oversight to Investigate Trump Admin’s Security-Clearance ProcessThe House Oversight Committee is planning an “in-depth investigation” into the processes governing the Trump administration’s granting of security clearances, the panel’s chairman announced Wednesday. In a letter to White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, Representative Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) claimed that the White House and Trump’s transition team “appear to have disregarded established procedures for safeguarding classified information” in granting unauthorized officials access to such information. Critics of the administration began to scrutinize its security-clearance process last year, after former White House staff secretary Rob Porter remained employed and retained his interim security clearance after being accused of domestic abuse by two of his former wives.



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Ryan Zinke To Step Down One Day Before Dems Get Oversight Powers

Ryan Zinke To Step Down One Day Before Dems Get Oversight PowersInterior Secretary Ryan Zinke has often said that he's not afraid of a fight.



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Read James Comey's Testimony To The House Oversight Committee

Read James Comey's Testimony To The House Oversight CommitteeJames Comey, the FBI director fired by President Donald Trump last year,



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Top House Oversight Dem: Trump should not 'stand in our way of doing our job'

Top House Oversight Dem: Trump should not 'stand in our way of doing our job'Rep. Elijah Cummings talks exclusively on "This Week" about the role a Democratic House will look to play as a check on President Trump and his administration.



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Democratic Control In House Means Oversight Of Trump's Immigration Crackdown — Finally

Democratic Control In House Means Oversight Of Trump's Immigration Crackdown — FinallyThe new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives can't force



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California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversight

California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversightThe number of U.S. children educated at home has doubled to about 1.7 million, or 3 percent of the nation’s school-age population, from 1999, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. “We would not say abuse is more common among home-schoolers, but when it does occur, there are fewer safeguards, less to stop it from spinning out of control,” said Executive Director Rachel Coleman. The organization has called for requiring annual contacts by outside officials and background checks for parents who run home schools.



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Democrats Urge Oversight Hearing On Trump's Response To Puerto Rico Disaster

Democrats Urge Oversight Hearing On Trump's Response To Puerto Rico DisasterWASHINGTON ― All Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee are asking the chairman to hold an oversight hearing on the Trump administration’s response to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria.



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Democrats: Will new GOP oversight chairman pursue Trump?

Democrats: Will new GOP oversight chairman pursue Trump?WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Trey Gowdy is known as a dogged investigator of Hillary Clinton. Now Democrats wonder whether the South Carolina Republican will pursue President Donald Trump with the same vigor he used in going after the Democratic presidential candidate.



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Rep. Jason Chaffetz says Oversight committee is 'certainly pursuing' Comey documents

Rep. Jason Chaffetz says Oversight committee is 'certainly pursuing' Comey documentsHouse Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, discuss the latest in the Russia investigation following the announcement of a new special counsel.



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