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Rick Scott says he’ll recuse himself from certifying his own election

Rick Scott says he’ll recuse himself from certifying his own election

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday that he will recuse himself from the process of certifying the election in which he is the Republican candidate for US Senate. Scott wrote in a tweet that he recused himself “from certifying results on the Elections Canvassing Commission in 2014,” and “will do so again this year.” “This…MORE

In first public speech as acting AG, Whitaker praises Trump on economy

In first public speech as acting AG, Whitaker praises Trump on economy

During his first public speech as acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker on Wednesday praised President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy, telling an audience in Iowa that under this administration, seniors’ retirement plans “are doing pretty good right now.” Trump last week fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and installed Whitaker, Sessions’ chief of staff, in…MORE

Donald Trump is losing Cabinet officials at a record rate

Donald Trump is losing Cabinet officials at a record rate

The word out of the White House is that anyone not directly related to Donald Trump could be on the chopping block as this most mercurial of presidents seethes and stews over the midterm setback for his party last week and his broader grievances that he is not being well-served by his staff. Which, uh,…MORE

House Democrats target Whitaker’s involvement in ‘scam’ company

House Democrats target Whitaker’s involvement in ‘scam’ company

House Democrats are kicking off their investigations into the Trump administration by probing acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s connections to a Florida company that was shut down by the Federal Trade Commission over what court documents called “a scam that has bilked thousands of consumers out of millions of dollars.” The top Democrats on the…MORE

Here’s a rundown of the court cases at play in Florida’s recount

Here’s a rundown of the court cases at play in Florida’s recount

The lawsuits are flying in Florida, as Democrats and Republicans fight over which votes should be counted in the state’s hotly contested statewide recount and how long counties should be allowed to count those votes. To date, there are several lawsuits pending about the recount, with the most litigious group being Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson’s…MORE

DOJ says Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general is constitutional

DOJ says Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general is constitutional

The Justice Department issued a defense of President Donald Trump’s controversial appointment of Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general Wednesday, offering several reasons why the appointment is consistent with the Constitution, federal statutes and past precedent. The memo provides a robust legal justification for Whitaker’s right to lead the Justice Department, which includes ultimate oversight…MORE

Michelle Obama opens up about her friendship with George W. Bush

Michelle Obama opens up about her friendship with George W. Bush

Former first lady Michelle Obama said that her oft-admired friendship with former President George W. Bush serves as a reminder of how relationships should be during a time when America only sees all the “nasty parts” of political discourse. In an interview released Wednesday on NBC, Obama told Bush’s daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, who is…MORE