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Trump's elder daughter makes her White House job official

Ivanka Trump will become an official — albeit unpaid — government employee subject to ethics rules as an assistant to her father in the White House, she said Wednesday.  Trump already has an office in the West Wing, and her husband, Jared Kushner, already serves President Donald Trump as an unpaid senior adviser. Mr. Trump’s […]
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Can Chris Christie put a dent in the opioid epidemic?

Gov. Chris Christie, who’s been tapped by President Trump to lead a task force on opioid and substance abuse, said Wednesday that he’s ready to get to work. “This issue causes enormous pain and destruction to everyday families in every state in this country,” Christie, a Republican, said during a listening session at the White […]
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Speaker Paul Ryan on Russian meddling

March 29, 2017, 5:51 PM| In an interview with Norah O’Donnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan discussed the investigation into Russian meddling in the election. Ryan said that the U.S. has a “special responsibility” to protect allies from similar behavior by Russia. The rest of the interview will air Thursday on “CBS This Morning.”
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Burr: 7 full-time staffers working for Senate Russia probe

The Senate Intelligence Committee has seven full-time professional staff members working to evaluate intelligence and documents related to the committee’s investigation on Russian election interference, Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said Wednesday. “This investigation’s scope will go wherever the intelligence leads it,” he said at a press conference at the Capitol Wednesday afternoon. “So it is […]
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Can Democrats work with Trump on health care?

March 29, 2017, 4:07 PM| President Trump is signaling he may be willing to work with Democrats after his Republican-led health care failure. CBSN political contributor and Democratic strategist Lynda Tran talks about the prospects for cooperation.
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With Christie at his side, Trump makes push to combat opioid addition

President Trump hosted a personal and emotional meeting with victims of substance abuse disorder to initiate his new commission to combat opioid abuse, addiction and overdose — the cause of over 50,000 U.S. deaths in 2015. The White House has tapped New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to chair the federal commission.  The President, who promised […]
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State Department employee accused of misleading FBI over China dealings

WASHINGTON — Candace Marie Claiborne, a 60-year-old employee of the U.S. Department of State, was charged Wednesday with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI — both felony offenses — for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with Chinese intelligence agents, the Justice Department said […]
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Gayle King sits down with former WH staffer on new book

March 29, 2017, 4:28 PM| “Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?” Author and Obama staffer Alyssa Mastromonaco is in our Toyota Green Room with Gayle King, reflecting on her experiences in the White House during President Barack Obama’s time in office.
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Trump administration stands by House Intel Chair Devin Nunes

March 29, 2017, 1:44 PM| The White House is standing by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) in his refusal to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris joins CBSN to explain.
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Chelsea Clinton quashes talk of running for office

Chelsea Clinton addressed rumors that she may run for Congress or another public office in an interview published Wednesday in Variety — it’s not happening. “I am not running for public office,” 37-year-old Clinton told the entertainment magazine. Clinton’s name was floated far and wide by political pundits as a potential candidate for public office […]