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Interior Department Spent $138,670 On A Door For Zinke's Office

Interior Department Spent $  138,670 On A Door For Zinke's OfficeThe department awarded the contract in September to Conquest Solutions LLC, a Greenbelt, Maryland-based company that specializes in automation systems. On its website, Conquest Solutions notes that it is working to install a new digital control system at the Interior Department that will reduce energy consumption. Conquest Solutions could not be reached for comment late Thursday.



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State Department Has Spent None Of The $120 Million Allocated To Fight Russian Interference

State Department Has Spent None Of The $  120 Million Allocated To Fight Russian InterferenceThe State Department has spent $ 0 of $ 120 million allocated by Congress to combat foreign efforts to influence U.S. elections, The New York Times reported on Sunday. Despite the massive budget, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has done little to thwart a sweeping influence campaign by the Russian government, and an office tasked with countering such efforts has no employees that even speak Russian due to an ongoing hiring freeze. The report comes as American intelligence officials and lawmakers warn that the Kremlin is, once again, working to influence upcoming elections, using a coordinated campaign of social media trolls and disinformation in an attempt to sway voters.



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After Saying He'd 'Monitor Every Penny,' Ben Carson's Office Spent $31,000 On Dining Set

After Saying He'd 'Monitor Every Penny,' Ben Carson's Office Spent $  31,000 On Dining SetThe Department of Housing and Urban Development spent more than $ 31,000 on a new dining set for Secretary Ben Carson’s office last year, according to procurement documents obtained by The New York Times. It was purchased by a staffer in Carson’s office shortly after another HUD employee expressed concerns over a costly redecoration request that would’ve exceeded federal limits. Tuesday’s report also comes as HUD is facing a $ 6.8 billion cut to its fiscal budget that would affect elderly and poor Americans.



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Trump has spent a third of his presidency so far at Trump-branded properties

Trump has spent a third of his presidency so far at Trump-branded propertiesSince the president opts to spend working vacations at Trump properties and has not fully separated from his business, government money spent there could ultimately end up in his pocket.



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Mystery Dem-backed super PAC Highway 31 spent millions in Alabama race

Mystery Dem-backed super PAC Highway 31 spent millions in Alabama raceA mysterious super PAC poured millions into the special Alabama Senate race between Doug Jones and Roy Moore, and that group was reportedly funded heavily by the Democratic Senate Majority PAC.



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I Spent 5 Hours With Jeff Sessions So You Didn’t Have To

I Spent 5 Hours With Jeff Sessions So You Didn’t Have ToHillary Clinton doesn’t have to worry about a special prosecutor, and three other takeaways from the Attorney General’s latest Congressional testimony.



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Paul Manafort, man of many suits, spent over $18 million on houses, cars and clothes, indictment charges

Paul Manafort, man of many suits, spent over $  18 million on houses, cars and clothes, indictment chargesThe indictment unsealed yesterday against Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Donald Trump’s campaign, describes in detail a complex international scheme by which Manafort and an associate allegedly laundered millions of dollars they earned as lobbyists for the government of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.



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Inventor of 'bump stock' spent years fighting for device, and lost

Inventor of 'bump stock' spent years fighting for device, and lostFor years, Bill Akins fought to capitalize on his idea – with the U.S. government, his former business partner and a rival competitor – but found himself stymied at every turn. The 63-year-old Marine veteran and Elvis impersonator voiced his sorrow at the tragedy in Las Vegas, where authorities said Stephen Paddock had bump stocks installed on 12 of his rifles. “I would like to express my dismay and sincere condolences to the victims, families and anyone affected by the recent Las Vegas mass shooting,” Akins said during a telephone interview from his home about 45 minutes north of Tampa, Florida.



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NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Has Spent A Record-Breaking 665 Days In Space

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Has Spent A Record-Breaking 665 Days In SpacePeggy Whitson returned to Earth on Saturday with an out-of-this-world record under her belt.



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Gigi Hadid And Zayn Malik Adorably Spent Eid Al-Adha With Their Moms

Gigi Hadid And Zayn Malik Adorably Spent Eid Al-Adha With Their MomsFashion model Gigi Hadid and pop star Zayn Malik didn’t shy away from spending an important holiday with family.



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