Stories tagged: politics
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 8:59 P.M.
Officials: New Trump order drops Iraq from travel ban list
U.S. officials say President Donald Trump’s new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 7:24 P.M.
The latest: Trump’s speech to Congress
The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress Tuesday night.
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 4:35 P.M.
Trump says he is open to immigration compromise that provides pathway to legal status
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he is open to an immigration reform bill that could provide a pathway to legal status – but not citizenship – for potentially millions …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 5:07 P.M.
Dan Coats, nominee to be top intelligence official, says Russia tried to meddle in election
Dan Coats expressed concerns Tuesday about Russia’s “assertiveness in global affairs” at his confirmation hearing to be the nation’s top intelligence official, saying that the U.S. must address Moscow’s aggressiveness …
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 10:34 A.M.
Trump speech: What to watch for when president makes 1st address to Congress
A presidential address to Congress is always part policy speech, part political theater. With President Donald Trump, a former reality TV star, there’s extra potential for drama as he makes …
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 7:33 A.M.
Trump blames Obama for protests: ‘I think he’s behind it’
President Donald Trump said he believes that predecessor Barack Obama is riling up protesters against his administration and that Obama’s “people” may be the source of unflattering national-security leaks to …
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 11:01 P.M.
Pressure on GOP to revamp health law grows, along with rifts
President Donald Trump declared Monday that “Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” Yet the opposite has long been painfully obvious for top congressional Republicans, who face mounting …
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 7:05 P.M.
Sessions says he’ll recuse himself on Russia Probe if needed
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said for the first time that he’ll recuse himself if necessary from investigations into contacts that associates of President Donald Trump may have had with …
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 6:10 P.M.
Vancouver, B.C., police prepare for protests at new Trump tower
Police are preparing for protests when President Donald Trump’s two oldest sons officially open a new Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver on Tuesday, and the U.S. consulate is …
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 5:04 P.M.
House Republicans block bid to force Trump to release tax returns
House Republicans have blocked an attempt by Democrats to force President Donald Trump to release his tax returns to Congress.
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 6:57 P.M.
Senate confirms billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary
The Senate has confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team.
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 1:53 P.M.
Trump: ‘Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated’
President Donald Trump promised the nation’s governors Monday that his yet-to-be-revealed replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act would give states greater flexibility and thanked some Republicans in the room …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 5:57 P.M.
Appeals court won’t put Trump’s travel ban case on hold
A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request from the U.S. Justice Department to put President Donald Trump’s travel ban case on hold until he issues a new executive …
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 12:41 P.M.
Trump: ‘I haven’t called Russia in 10 years’
President Donald Trump rejected calls for an independent investigation of his ties to Russia, telling a group of business leaders Monday that he hasn’t called Russia in a decade. At …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 5:06 P.M.
U.S. teens disillusioned, divided by politics, poll shows
In the days after President Donald Trump’s election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense. It was an unusual show …
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 11:17 A.M.
Lawyer: Justice to no longer contest Texas’ voter ID law
An attorney for a voting rights group said Monday that President Donald Trump’s administration said that the federal government no longer plans to challenge Texas’ strict voter ID law.
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 10:24 A.M.
Trump urges insurers to work together to ‘save Americans from Obamacare’
President Donald Trump met with major health insurers Monday morning, in the midst of intensifying public pressure to preserve the law and political divisions over how to best dismantle and …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 3:56 P.M.
Big surge for military in Trump budget, big cuts elsewhere
President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from …
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 8:24 A.M.
Hearing for recall effort of state senator this week
A hearing for the effort to recall Sen. Doug Ericksen is set for this week before Whatcom Superior Court Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis.
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 7:34 A.M.
George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: ‘We all need answers’
Former President George W. Bush said Monday “we all need answers” on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump’s team and the Russian government, and didn’t rule out the …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 5:45 P.M.
Congress returns, with health care, Supreme Court on agenda
Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump’s presidency.
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 12:42 P.M.
New Democratic Party chairman Perez pledges to repair, unite party
Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez pledged on Sunday to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from “school board to the Senate” and reach out to chunks …
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 11:45 A.M.
Naming airport after Clintons doesn’t fly with GOP lawmaker
With his party now holding all of the levers of power in Arkansas politics, a Republican state lawmaker is pushing to remove the names of the state’s most famous Democrats …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 6:52 P.M.
Democrats, GOP spar over Medicaid reform at govs’ meeting
Tensions emerged Saturday between Democratic and Republican U.S. governors over a GOP-led proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid, with Democrats saying the changes would take away people’s health coverage …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 7:02 P.M.
Warren Buffett sticks to business, avoids politics in letter
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett reiterated his rosy long-term outlook for the U.S. economy and his distaste for high Wall Street fees in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 3:24 P.M.
Democrats elect Perez party chairman on second ballot
Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman on Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman after a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party’s …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 3:04 P.M.
Draft GOP lawmakers’ health care bill revamps Obama’s health care law
A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 3:01 P.M.
GOP governors outline health care plan, Medicaid changes
Republican governors from seven states are calling for dramatic changes to Medicaid, which provides insurance to more than 70 million low-income Americans, as they nervously watch President Donald Trump and …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 12:49 P.M.
Democrats cast wide for response to Trump address
Former Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday and immigration activist Astrid Silva will deliver the Spanish language response, …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 12:16 P.M.
White House blocks CNN, New York Times from press briefing
Anyone wondering when – or if – CNN would stop breaking into regular programming to show the daily media briefing by White House press secretary Sean Spicer now has an …