Stories tagged: politics
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 1:38 P.M.
Trump campaign chair offers to talk to House panel on Russia
President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, has volunteered to be interviewed by lawmakers as part of an increasingly …
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 1:11 P.M.
Inspector general to review pullback of HealthCare.gov ads
A federal inspector general has launched an inquiry into the Trump administration’s decision to pull advertising for HealthCare.gov in the closing stretch of this year’s sign-up season, according to a …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 9:53 P.M.
Democrats oppose Gorsuch, say he rules against workers
Five more Democrats said Friday that they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will support a filibuster against him.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 12:03 P.M.
White House said to plan to blame Ryan if health bill fails
In public, President Donald Trump is standing by House Speaker Paul Ryan over the Obamacare replacement bill.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 11:51 A.M.
Trump touts jobs commitment, but deal was made in 2015
President Donald Trump on Friday praised a plan by cable company Charter Communications to hire 20,000 American call center workers, but the hiring initiative dates back to 2015 as part …
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 9:56 A.M.
Portland council meetings too unsafe to attend, commissioner says
Portland Commissioner Nick Fish has directed members of his staff to no longer attend City Council meetings because they are unsafe.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 8:16 A.M.
Are you a winner or loser under GOP health plan? Here’s a guide
The rich and the almost rich would make out well under the House Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The old and the poor, not so much.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 11:06 P.M.
U.S.-Israeli talks conclude with no agreement on settlements
The White House expressed its “concerns” with settlement construction after talks with senior Israeli officials in Washington ended Thursday night with a joint statement showing the two governments unable to …
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 8:51 P.M.
Trump’s travel ban could remain blocked for weeks
A federal appeals court said Thursday that it would hear arguments in early May over the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling against its travel ban, potentially leaving …
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 7:33 P.M.
Analysis: Trump wants to kill an agency that is accomplishing one of his biggest goals – boosting exports
Candidate Trump promised to boost American exports. But President Donald Trump’s budget proposes to eliminate a small agency that does just that.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 6:16 P.M.
Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate after rape allegation
A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who …
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 3:39 P.M.
Did Nunes’ disclosure of secret intelligence data violate the law?
The chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence apologized Thursday for going public with information that a day earlier he’d described as coming from classified “intercepts.”
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 10:55 P.M.
Obama defends Affordable Care Act as Republicans look to take first step in repeal
Former President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act with a robust defense of the law Republicans sought to begin repealing Thursday.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 10:47 A.M.
Analysis: Rise of Trump puts greater scrutiny on right-leaning media
These should be high times for conservative news outlets, what with like-minded officials and operatives in control of virtually every important office in Washington, D.C. And yet the news about …
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 9:27 A.M.
Top Senate Dem Chuck Schumer opposes Supreme Court pick, vows filibuster
The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 5:45 P.M.
U.S. probe of ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort extends to Cyprus
U.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his …
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 8:35 A.M.
University of Idaho law professor tackles the problem of political gerrymandering
Cases of political gerrymandering, or the manipulation of electoral district boundaries for political gain, have been occurring domestically almost since the United States declared its independence from England, according to …
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 7:37 A.M.
Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe
The chairman of the House intelligence committee says private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 9:50 P.M.
Washington justice to feds: Keep immigration agents away
The chief justice of the Washington state Supreme Court on Wednesday urged the Department of Homeland Security to keep immigration agents away from courthouses, saying it’s “deeply troubling” that lawyers …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 8:24 P.M.
U.S. to allies: Do more to fight Islamic State
Declaring the Islamic State group’s destruction its top Middle East priority, the Trump administration on Wednesday urged coalition partners to contribute more to forces who are retaking Iraq’s second largest …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 9:18 P.M.
Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe
Communications of Donald Trump’s transition officials – possibly including the incoming president himself – may have been scooped up in legal surveillance but then improperly distributed throughout the intelligence community, …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 11:47 A.M.
Lawmakers want details on Flynn’s foreign contacts, payments
Republicans joined Democrats on Wednesday in pressuring the Trump administration to surrender records of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s payments and contacts with foreign officials during the past three …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 11:18 A.M.
Montana lawmaker revives bill to ban doctor-assisted suicide
A Montana lawmaker has revived an attempt to outlaw physician-assisted suicides. This time, there’s a twist: No mention of physicians or suicides.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 10:58 A.M.
Tillerson plan to skip NATO meeting baffles former officials
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is reportedly considering skipping a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels next month, in a nearly unprecedented move that baffled many in the foreign-policy …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 10:23 A.M.
Biden rallies Democrats against GOP health bill: ‘This is not gonna pass’
Joe Biden was running a little late. The former vice president, a private citizen for the first time since the 1960s, was the special guest at a Democratic rally celebrating …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 9:23 A.M.
High school rape gets drawn into immigration debate
As officials reported that one of two students charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland high school bathroom entered the United States illegally, the crime became part of …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 9:18 A.M.
Trump’s ousted adviser Michael Flynn didn’t sign ethics pledge
President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn did not sign a mandatory ethics pledge ahead of his forced resignation in February, raising questions about the White House’s commitment …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 7:55 A.M.
Labor nominee says he won’t let politics influence hiring
President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Labor Department says he won’t allow potential political pressure from the administration to influence his hiring decisions.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 11:08 A.M.
White House issues gag order to officials on budget details
The Trump White House is instructing Cabinet heads and agency officials what to tell and not tell Congress about the last week’s proposed budget.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 3:11 P.M.
Ukraine lawmaker: Manafort tried to hide $750,000 payment
A Ukrainian lawmaker on Tuesday released a document that he said links Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to attempts to hide a $750,000 payment from a pro-Russia political …