Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown

Published Jan. 19 2018

A bitterly-divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a...

Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

Published Jan. 19 2018

He once called himself "pro-choice." But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his...

House votes to avert federal shutdown; measure's chances in Senate dim

Published Jan. 18 2018

A divided House voted Thursday to prevent a government shutdown after an eleventh-hour deal brought conservatives aboard. But the GOP-written...


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New Trump office would protect conscience rights of doctors

Published Jan. 18 2018

Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers...

Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisis

Published Jan. 18 2018

Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation's governors...

White House claiming sweeping 'executive privilege' in Russia probes

Published Jan. 18 2018

President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress...

Schumer: There's 'very strong' Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill

Published Jan. 18 2018

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Wednesday there's "very, very strong" sentiment among Democrats in the chamber to oppose GOP-drafted...

Arizona's GOP senators denounce Trump attacks on news media

Published Jan. 18 2018

President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" is "shameful" and reminiscent of words...

Lawmakers ask if states or feds should alert about missiles

Published Jan. 18 2018

Nearly 40 terrifying minutes passed between the time Hawaii officials fired off a bogus alert about an incoming missile over...

Questions and answers about executive privilege

Published Jan. 17 2018

Presidents since George Washington have resisted congressional requests for documents and the testimony of administration officials by asserting a power...

GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa

Published Jan. 17 2018

Republicans struggled to get their stories straight Tuesday as President Donald Trump's Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official...

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

Published Jan. 17 2018

Disgruntled conservatives threatened late Tuesday to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now...


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House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

Published Jan. 16 2018

The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday in a showdown over whether he...

Doctor: Trump healthy, did 'exceedingly well' on cognitive test

Published Jan. 16 2018

President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening, the Navy doctor who performed...

U.S. withholds $65 million from Palestinian aid programs

Published Jan. 16 2018

The Trump administration on Tuesday cut tens of millions of dollars in money for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N....

German linguists: 'Alternative facts' the non-word of 2017

Published Jan. 16 2018

German linguists have declared the phrase "alternative facts," popularized by White House aide Kellyanne Conway, the non-word of 2017.

House panel interviewing Steve Bannon after his fall from power

Published Jan. 16 2018

The House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Steve Bannon, the onetime confidant to President Donald Trump, following his spectacular...

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader

Published Jan. 15 2018

They had gathered to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., but many of those who delivered speeches on the national holiday...

Trump goes after the Democrat who surfaced his immigration remark

Published Jan. 15 2018

President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment Monday on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took...

King children criticize Trump, decry racism on MLK holiday

Published Jan. 15 2018

Martin Luther King Jr.'s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached decried disparaging remarks President Donald...

U.S. wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees

Published Jan. 15 2018

The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting...

Trump says program to protect 'Dreamers' is 'probably dead'

Published Jan. 15 2018

President Donald Trump said Sunday a program protecting immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children is "probably...

Trump defends himself after comments, says: 'I am not a racist'

Published Jan. 14 2018

President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about...