*Updated* Day 53 – March 14th, 2017

Fact-checking the White House’s rhetoric on the CBO report

The White House said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump does not agree with a controversial tweet on immigration and birth rates by Republican Representative Steve King.

Pelosi calls on GOP leaders to take away Rep. King’s committee gavel

President Donald Trump could issue a sweeping executive order aimed at reversing his predecessor’s climate policies any day this week, a measure that energy industry officials and environmentalists have been anticipating for weeks.

Want to Keep the President at Bay? Two Consultants Have an Inside Track

Facing a Monday deadline, the Justice Department asked lawmakers for more time to provide evidence backing up President Donald Trump’s unproven assertion that his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper during the election. The request came as the White House appeared to soften Trump’s explosive allegation.

The New York attorney general has accused Secretary of State Rex – Tillerson of using the pseudonym “Wayne Tracker” to send emails related to climate change while serving as CEO of Exxon Mobil.

Trump Broadens CIA Powers, Allows Deadly Drone Strikes – New authority departs from Obama-era policy under which only the Pentagon conducted the operations

Affordable Care Act revision would reduce insured numbers by 24 million, CBO projects

Steve King, Hurling Insults at Immigrants, Is Rebuked by His Own Party

The far-right news website Breitbart posted Monday night audio from an October conference call in which House Speaker Paul Ryan told fellow Republicans he’d never defend Donald Trump again.

An oil tanker has been hijacked by suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia, reports say, the first such hijacking in the region in five years.