President Trump on Friday thanked U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., for blocking a bill that she called a “blatant political stunt.” The bill, known as the Foreign Influence Reporting in Elections Act, was proposed by U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.

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Nov. 16 (UPI) --Mark Sandy, a senior Office of Management and Budget official, arrived Saturday on Capitol Hill to testify in the House's impeachment inquiry in defiance of White House orders. Speaking during a closed-door meeting, he's the first official from the office to give testimony to lawmake

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Trump defends tweeting about Yovanovitch during her testimony: 'I have the right to speak'
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Yovanovitch grilled on alleged Ukraine election meddling as DNC figure defends role
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Much like marriage equality, legalizing cannabis is a learning process, leading lobbyist says
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