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EPA watchdog says White House budget office blocked part of its investigation into controversial trucks rule

EPA watchdog says White House budget office blocked part of its investigation into controversial trucks rule

The White House budget office “impeded” part of the investigation into a controversial pro-industry decision that former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt pushed through on his way out the door, according to an inspector general’s report released Thursday. The EPA inspector general report concluded that EPA, and possibly the budget office, bypassed key steps…MORE

US household spending on health care tops $1 trillion in 2018 for first time

US household spending on health care tops $1 trillion in 2018 for first time

American households spent more than $1 trillion on health care in 2018, reaching a pricey milestone, according to federal data released Thursday. That includes out-of-pocket expenses for medical services and premiums for employer coverage, individual policies and Medicare, as well as Medicare payroll taxes. The figure grew by 4.4% from a year earlier. The data…MORE

New satellite image shows activity at previously dismantled North Korean test site

New satellite image shows activity at previously dismantled North Korean test site

A new satellite image obtained by CNN indicates North Korea may be preparing to resume testing engines used to power satellite launchers and intercontinental ballistic missiles at a site President Donald Trump previously claimed was dismantled after his Singapore summit with dictator Kim Jong Un this summer, according to experts who analyzed the photo. The…MORE

Ohio finds 77 illegal ballots among nearly 4.5M cast in 2018

Ohio finds 77 illegal ballots among nearly 4.5M cast in 2018

Seventy-seven apparent non-citizens voted in Ohio’s general election in November 2018, the state’s top election official said Wednesday, and another 277 were able to successfully register in violation of state law. The announcement from Republican Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose — coming after years of GOP warnings of massive voter fraud — means that…MORE

Ranking who is left in the 2020 race

Ranking who is left in the 2020 race

In less than 48 hours earlier this week, three Democratic presidential candidates ended their bids. The big news was the departure of California Sen. Kamala Harris, who at one point was seen as having a real chance at the nomination. But Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak also got out of…MORE

Democrats’ latest steps suggest Mueller evidence likely part of articles of impeachment

Democrats’ latest steps suggest Mueller evidence likely part of articles of impeachment

House Democrats are signaling they plan to include evidence gleaned from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as part of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. The articles have not been finalized, as talks continue to take shape behind the scenes. Whether to include Mueller’s findings of obstruction of justice has been debated…MORE