Stories tagged: politics
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 7:57 P.M.
Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance
The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that required schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, stepping into an …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 4:05 P.M.
Mexican migrant dies after deportation in possible border suicide
A Mexican man who had just been deported from the United States fell to his death Tuesday from a bridge near the Tijuana-San Diego border crossing. A Mexican official with …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 3:36 P.M.
Trump’s federal hiring freeze forces two Army bases to suspend child care services
Major U.S. Army bases at Fort Knox, Ky., and Wiesbaden, Germany, are shutting down child care and education services for military families due to President Donald Trump’s hiring freeze on …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 2:23 P.M.
North Carolina Republican files bill to establish life at conception
A North Carolina lawmaker filed a bill in the North Carolina House that would establish life at the moment of conception.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 1:58 P.M.
White House may go it alone on health care replacement
The White House declined Wednesday to rule out that President Donald Trump will push his own plan to replace the Affordable Care Act rather than pursue one course with congressional …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 8:56 A.M.
GOP members of Congress, including McMorris Rodgers, face Trump foes back in district
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers did not attend a “town hall” event held in Spokane on Wednesday night that saw disaffected citizens criticizing her for her ties to President Donald Trump …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 11:41 A.M.
Thousands of emails detail EPA head’s close ties to fossil fuel industry
In his previous role as Oklahoma’s attorney general, the Environmental Protection Agency’s new administrator regularly huddled with fossil fuel firms and electric utilities about how to combat federal environmental regulations …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 10:58 A.M.
Governor’s Mansion to offer women’s history tours
Visitors to the state Governor’s Mansion during Women’s History Month in March will have the option of choosing a special “Women in the Mansion” tour. The hourlong tours will be …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 7:32 A.M.
Ryan will tour US-Mexico border for first time as immigration debate heats up
House Speaker Paul Ryan is leading a delegation of lawmakers to the U.S.-Mexico border this week as Congress debates how to pay for President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 6:10 A.M.
Trump intends to release 2018 budget in mid-March
President Donald Trump’s administration is aiming to release a fiscal 2018 budget outline on March 14, a White House official confirmed Sunday to CQ. The official, who spoke on condition …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 10:47 P.M.
County Democrats tap prominent Sanders supporter to give address
The Ohio politician and political operative will speak alongside Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Tina Podlodowski, who’s taken over as chairwoman of the state Democratic Party following an unsuccessful …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 3:43 P.M.
Texas cannot oust Planned Parenthood from Medicaid, federal judge rules
A federal judge Tuesday indefinitely blocked Texas officials from ousting Planned Parenthood as a Medicaid health care provider, dealing another blow to Republican-led efforts to enforce stricter abortion-related regulations and …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 8:36 P.M.
Trump administration working on transgender bathroom guidelines
The Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students, the White House said Tuesday. The announcement alarmed LGBT groups …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 1:49 P.M.
Conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart News
Milo Yiannopoulos, the conservative provocateur whose comments on race have been assailed by Democrats and Republicans alike, resigned Tuesday from his senior editor position at Breitbart News. In recent days, …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 1:12 P.M.
As Mexico awaits U.S. visit, some question point of talks
Mexican officials are hoping for a bit more calm, less vitriol and more constructive talk with the U.S. this week when the secretaries of state and homeland security arrive after …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 9:26 P.M.
U.S. to expand pool of people targeted for deportation
The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 8:11 A.M.
Trump visits the National Museum of African American History and Culture
President Donald Trump paid a visit Tuesday to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, in a nod to a constituency that voted overwhelmingly for his Democratic …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 11:12 P.M.
North Korea says Malaysia can’t be trusted to investigate the killing of leader’s half brother
Tensions between North Korea and Malaysia became even more heated Monday, when Pyongyang’s envoy said Malaysia could not be trusted to carry out the investigation into last week’s killing of …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 10:18 P.M.
McMorris Rodgers discusses refugees, meets privately with constituents on health care in district visit
Amid calls for her to appear publicly at a town hall event, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers discussed refugee issues with service groups and held a closed-door meeting with a handful …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 6:01 P.M.
Trump to roll back Obama’s climate, water rules through executive action
President Donald Trump is preparing executive orders aimed at reversing Obama-era policies on climate and water pollution, according to individuals briefed on the measures.
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 3:11 P.M.
U.S. advisers are now fighting alongside Iraqi forces in the battle for Mosul
U.S. military advisers are now fighting alongside Iraqi forces near the front lines against the Islamic State, a sign of President Donald Trump’s willingness to grant more latitude to American …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 2:45 P.M.
Trump tries to move past controversies, toward legislating
As President Donald Trump begins his second month in office, his team is trying to move past the crush of controversies that overtook his first month and make progress on …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 6:09 P.M.
Thousands of demonstrators across US say ‘Not My President’
Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President’s Day. The events on the federal holiday didn’t …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 8:35 P.M.
Trump taps Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser
President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser.
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 8:56 A.M.
In trip to Brussels, Pence tries soothing anxious leaders with pro-EU message
Vice President Mike Pence assured nervous European leaders Monday that the Trump administration is committed to “cooperation and partnership” with the European Union, in a bid to quiet fears that …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 8:11 A.M.
Trump tweeting again about puzzling Sweden remarks
President Donald Trump is tweeting further criticism of Sweden’s immigration policies. The president tweeted Monday that: “The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration in Sweden …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 8:03 A.M.
Pence was disappointed Flynn gave him inaccurate information
Vice President Mike Pence says he was “disappointed” to learn that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had withheld information from him but supports President Donald Trump’s decision to dismiss …
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 7:35 P.M.
Trump’s revised travel ban targets same countries, source says
A draft of President Donald Trump’s revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel …
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017
Gary Crooks: Political stress spreads to letters
Calm, substantive argumentation has been overwhelmed by full-on personal attacks from writers of all political persuasions.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 11:39 P.M.
McCain says a free press is essential to a healthy democracy
Sen. John McCain says a free press is vital “to preserve democracy as we know it.” And he cautions about efforts to muzzle a free press, saying “that’s how dictators …