CNN’s announcement that it is hiring former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ spokesperson, Sarah Isgur Flores, has left reporters “up in arms” according to Brian Stelter — host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

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President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the Department of Agriculture’s chief scientist has withdrawn his name from consideration after his name appeared in court documents from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe

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Tax Reform Legislation Set To Be Unveiled Today

Congressional Republicans are expected to unveil their plan to overhaul the nation’s tax code today. On Tuesday night, Republicans announced that they would delay the release of the legislation as they admitted they were still struggling to reach a consensus on the bill.

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President Donald Trump suggested on Thursday that the Democratic Party, the FBI, or the Kremlin may have financed a dossier that contained salacious and unverified information that alleged Trump and several of his associates had ties to the Russian government.