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Top D.C. news: New DOJ stance, Trump hotels exempted from ban on foreign payments

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By Hoodline - Published on April 11, 2019.

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NEW: Trump hotels exempted from ban on foreign payments under new DOJ stance

A narrow justice department interpretation of the emoluments clause gives countries leeway to curry favor with the president via commercial deals Two attorneys general from the District of Columbia and Maryland have filed lawsuits arguing the Trump International Hotel in Washington.

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WATCH: Trump signs orders making it harder for states to block pipelines

At the urging of business groups, Trump signed two executive orders designed to speed up oil and gas pipeline projects. The action came after officials in Washington state and New York used the permitting process to stop new energy projects in recent years.

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Mnuchin says he needs more time to decide on releasing Trump's taxes

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said his department needs more time to decide whether to release President Donald Trump's tax returns, missing a Wednesday deadline set by a House of Representatives committee.

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