Congress blocks rule barring mentally impaired from guns

Published Feb. 16 2017

WASHINGTON — Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of...

Andrew Puzder is withdrawing as Trump's nominee for labor secretary

Published Feb. 15 2017

Andrew Puzder says he is withdrawing as President Donald Trump's nominee for labor secretary.

Senate votes to block rule on guns and mentally impaired

Published Feb. 15 2017

The Republican-led Senate has voted to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders...


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Russia denies intelligence contacts with Trump campaign team

Published Feb. 15 2017

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday denied reports of intercepted phone calls between Russian intelligence officials and members of Donald...

Russia cloud over Trump not likely to fade with Flynn exit

Published Feb. 15 2017

Questions about the Trump administration's ties to Russia are hardly going to disappear with the firing of national security adviser...

Trump knew Flynn misled White House weeks before ouster, officials say

Published Feb. 14 2017

Just six days into his presidency, Donald Trump was informed his national security adviser had misled his vice president about...

Flynn quit because he'd become 'lightning rod,' Conway says

Published Feb. 14 2017

National security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned following reports he misled Vice President Mike Pence about contacts with a Russian...

Four GOP senators on the fence over Puzder for labor secretary

Published Feb. 14 2017

Four Republicans on the Senate committee considering President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of labor aren't saying publicly if they...

U.N. Security Council strongly condemns North Korea missile test

Published Feb. 13 2017

The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea late Monday over its latest ballistic missile launches and warned of "further...

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigns amid Russia controversy

Published Feb. 13 2017

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has resigned after reports he misled Trump administration officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador...

Canada's Trudeau talks trade with Trump at White House

Published Feb. 13 2017

A political odd couple, President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resolutely played up their similarities at their...

Trump 'evaluating the situation' involving Flynn, Russia

Published Feb. 13 2017

President Donald Trump is 'evaluating the situation' regarding his embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn's conversations with Russia's ambassador to...

Senate confirms former banker Mnuchin as Treasury secretary

Published Feb. 13 2017

A bitterly divided Senate on Monday confirmed Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary despite strong objections by Democrats that the former...

White House seeks to regroup after legal defeat on travel ban

Published Feb. 10 2017

Seeking to regroup after a stinging legal defeat, President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering signing a "brand new...

Senate confirms Trump's health secretary

Published Feb. 10 2017

Republicans won Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump's choice for health secretary early Friday in the testy chamber's fourth consecutive...

Tribe files legal challenge to stall Dakota Access pipeline

Published Feb. 9 2017

An American Indian tribe filed a legal challenge to block the work and protect its water supply.

Senate confirms Jeff Sessions to be attorney general

Published Feb. 8 2017

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration despite fierce Democratic opposition...

Judges hammer attorneys on both sides of travel ban case

Published Feb. 7 2017

A panel of appeals court judges reviewing President Donald Trump's travel ban hammered away Tuesday at the federal government's arguments...

Betsy DeVos ekes out confirmation win as Vice President Mike Pence casts historic vote

Published Feb. 7 2017

Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos won confirmation as U.S. Education secretary Tuesday by the slimmest of margins, pushed to approval...

Trump says media 'doesn't want to report' extremist attacks

Published Feb. 7 2017

President Donald Trump on Monday accused the media of deliberately minimizing coverage of the threat posed by the Islamic State...

Appeals court weighs President Trump's travel ban

Published Feb. 6 2017

The fierce battle over President Donald Trump's travel and refugee ban edged up the judicial escalator Monday, headed for a...

U.S. judge temporarily blocks Trump's travel ban nationwide

Published Feb. 4 2017

A U.S. judge on Friday imposed a nationwide hold on President Donald Trump's ban on travelers and immigrants from seven...

DeVos moves closer to confirmation as education secretary

Published Feb. 3 2017

Betsy DeVos moved closer toward confirmation as education secretary Friday after clearing a major hurdle in the Senate, even as...