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California may sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

California is likely to sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the state attorney general said Friday.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 2:32 p.m.

Trump’s company officially halts hotel expansion

President Donald Trump’s company officially shelved plans Friday to create two hotel chains aimed at reaching customers mostly in places where the president has become politically popular.

Trump says he might extend deadline in US-China talks

President Donald Trump said that “there’s a possibility” he would extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China if the two countries are closing in on a deal.

Aaron Blake: Trump’s national emergency, and its massive unintended consequences

President Trump’s announced intention to declare a national emergency to build a wall on our southern border allows everyone an escape hatch in the near term, but the long-term unintended …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 1:24 p.m.

TVA defies Trump, votes to shut down two aging coal-fired power plants

The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors voted to shut down two aging coal-fired power plants, defying a tweet from President Donald Trump on Monday urging the agency to keep …

Trump former inaugural committee chair defends Saudi Arabia

The man who led President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee said America is in no moral position to criticize Saudi Arabia over the killing of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

Cartoonist hides vulgar anti-Trump message in his comic strip; S-R joins papers to drop the comic

At first glance, Sunday’s Non Sequitur comic strip just showed bears dressed up like Leonardo da Vinci. But much like da Vinci himself, Wiley Miller – whose work often tackles …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

Lawmakers have deal to avert shutdown, they say

Key lawmakers announced a tentative deal late Monday that would avert another government shutdown at the end of the week while denying President Donald Trump much of the money he’s …

More immigrants sue U.S. over end to protected status

Immigrants from Honduras and Nepal have filed a lawsuit alleging the Trump administration unfairly ended a program that lets them live and work in the United States.

Trump tries to turn border debate his way with El Paso rally

President Donald Trump is trying to turn the debate over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border back to his political advantage as his signature pledge to American voters threatens to …

El Paso bristles at claim that wall made city safe

In his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump said a “powerful barrier” had cut crime rates in El Paso. But many in this city of dusty desert winds …

Trump’s Year 3 aims for dramatic sequels to rival originals

As President Donald Trump prepares to meet North Korea’s leader for a second time, he’s out to replicate the suspenseful buildup, make-or-break stakes and far-flung rendezvous of their first encounter.

Whitaker: I have ‘not interfered’ with Mueller investigation

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker insisted on Friday that he had “not interfered” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he faced a contentious and partisan congressional hearing in his …

Judge to release some info on FBI raid of Trump lawyer Cohen

A judge confirmed in a court filing Thursday that federal prosecutors in New York have an ongoing investigation related to “campaign finance crimes” committed when President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, …

Marc A. Thiessen: Our political center is up for grabs. Trump just made a play for it.

With Democrats embracing neo-socialist policies to eliminate private health insurance and fossil fuels, America’s political center is up for grabs. In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President …

New Trump-Russia probe will focus on reports of money laundering, financial compromise, Schiff says

The House Intelligence Committee’s new Democratic leadership will scrutinize “credible reports of money laundering and financial compromise” involving the businesses of President Donald Trump and those closest to him, the …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 11:53 a.m.

Trump launching campaign to end HIV epidemic in US by 2030

President Donald Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to …

Pelosi says she would accept a bipartisan deal on border security

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Wednesday that she would be willing to support any compromise border-security legislation that emerges from a bipartisan committee and that she has urged the …

Stephen Stromberg: More Trump fantasyland as the world fries

Hearing President Donald Trump during Tuesday’s State of the Union address – or, really, at any time – one would imagine that the greatest threat the country faces is a …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 11:45 p.m.

Trump State of the Union reviews from McMorris Rodgers, Fulcher, Murray, Inslee, Crapo and Risch

Republicans heard a strong, pro-America speech in the State of the Union. Democrats a hollow ringing call for division.

Text of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address

Text of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Trump to meet North Korean leader Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will hold a two-day summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam to continue his efforts to persuade Kim …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 8:19 p.m.

FACT CHECK: Trump’s claims in his State of Union address

The Associated Press is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. Here’s a look at some of the claims they’ve examined.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 9:10 p.m.

Trump urges America to ‘choose greatness’ in State of the Union address

Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject “the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.” He warned emboldened Democrats that …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

How Trump’s State of the Union is connected to Spokane and Inland Northwest

President Donald Trump will address a very different Congress than he did a year ago, but many of the issues are the same. Lawmakers remain at odds on funding for …

What to watch during Trump’s State of the Union address

President Donald Trump, a uniter? That’s the approach advisers say Trump will take in his first State of the Union address delivered under divided government. A president who’s mocked everyone …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 4:24 p.m.

Trump immigrant crime hotline struggles to achieve mission

President Donald Trump picked the grandest stage to unveil one of his first immigration initiatives: Appearing before a joint session of Congress a month after taking office, Trump announced the …

Trump to tap David Malpass, critic of World Bank, to lead it

The World Bank may be poised for a shake-up with President Donald Trump planning to nominate David Malpass, who has been a critic of the bank, to lead the institution …

Trump to call for unity, face skepticism in State of Union

The White House says President Donald Trump will call for optimism and unity in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, using the moment to attempt a reset after two years …

Robert J. Samuelson: Job creation is job one

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome (“Jay”) Powell didn’t waste much time getting to the point at last week’s press conference. “My colleagues and I have one overarching goal: to sustain the …