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UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Judge allows Democrats’ lawsuit against Trump to proceed

A federal judge is allowing a lawsuit that accuses President Trump of profiting off the presidency in violation of the Constitution to move forward.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Lock HIM up? Dems weigh what to do about Trump’s deeds

Democrats in 2020 race are grappling with fraught questions about how to hold Trump accountable


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 4:53 p.m.

Against backdrop of controversy, Red Sox honored by Trump

President Donald Trump honored the World Series champion Boston Red Sox – well, some of them – at the White House on Thursday, but made no mention of the controversy …


Coeur d’Alene-based company continues to take travelers to Cuba despite Trump’s newest ‘crackdown’

The 2020 U.S. presidential elections seem impossibly remote as nine Americans weave their kayaks through a thick red mangrove forest on Cuba’s southern coast.


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

Trump’s executive privilege strategy could mean messy fight

President Donald Trump is threatening to broadly assert executive privilege to block a series of current and former aides from testifying before Congress


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 10:08 a.m.

Mueller report finds no evidence that Trump coordinated with Russia in 2016

The Justice Department said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

‘Racist,’ ‘con man’: Cohen assails Trump before Congress

Shaking off criticism from House Republicans, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer declared under oath Wednesday that Trump knew ahead of time and embraced the news when told that WikiLeaks …


Trump pans Venezuelan leader’s refusal of humanitarian aid during meeting with Colombian president

President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s refusal to accept humanitarian aid a “terrible mistake” and the decision an example of what can happen when the wrong …


Trump’s burger-fest brings roasting from late-night TV hosts

Junk food for athletes? President Donald Trump’s offer of greasy burgers and fries to the college football champion Clemson Tigers brought a roasting from late-night TV hosts. Trump, a fast-food …


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 9 p.m.

Trump’s financial aid offer to farmers criticized as tax-funded ‘welfare’

A crisis of falling prices caused by retaliatory tariffs on American agricultural products prompted the Trump Administration Tuesday to make $12 billion aid package available for farmers hardest hit by …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 10:07 a.m.

Local government officials may be barred from blocking Twitter critics

A federal court ruling in a case involving President Donald Trump and his Twitter account could affect state and local officials throughout the country, said legal experts who study cases …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

‘It’s about time’: Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction. Jack Johnson …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” but …


Barr, President Trump revel together in “Roseanne’ success

Roseanne Barr is reveling in Donald Trump’s support for her returning sitcom’s impressive debut, which the president says was a cultural and political breakthrough.


Editorial: Foot-dragging on DACA is cruel

DACA itself was born of congressional inaction. President Obama adopted it after Congress failed to pass the Dream Act, which would’ve resolved the issue


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

Trump administration moves ahead with Obama menu-label law

The Trump administration is moving ahead with Obama-era requirements to post calorie counts in restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and pizza delivery chains nationwide next year.


Sue Lani Madsen: Home-based care largely responsible for opioids crisis

Headlines on the dangers of high-powered opioids are all over the news this week, with scary stories of people who started with a legal prescription and ended seeking illegal heroin. …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

Report: First charges approved in Mueller’s Russia probe with plans to take people into custody

The first round of charges in special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election were approved Friday – but it’s still not known what …


Trump frustrated by intelligence community’s JFK secrecy

WASHINGTON – It was a showdown 25 years in the making: With the world itching to finally get a look at classified Kennedy assassination files, and the deadline for their …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

JFK files: Thousands released but Trump holds back others

Scholars and sleuths are waiting – and waiting – to leap on the release of John F. Kennedy assassination files.


Trump opposes massive California water project

The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will not support a massive water project proposed by California, the latest and most serious blow for Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to re-engineer …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

Trump says Clinton camp funding for Russia info ‘a disgrace’

President Donald Trump and other Republicans latched onto revelations tying Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia, saying Wednesday that it was a …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 7:32 a.m.

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch decries ‘bickering,’ says Flake-Trump dispute should have stayed private

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch on Tuesday called it “very painful” to see two big-name GOP senators in bitter disputes with President Trump, but said his biggest concern is that the …


Trump readies opioid plan amid worries it won’t be enough

President Donald Trump’s long-awaited declaration that the opioid epidemic is a national emergency finally arrives this week, but some advocates are worried that it won’t be backed with the money …


Alaska senators tell Trump they want mountain’s name to stay

One Obama administration action may be safe under President Donald Trump – the long-sought renaming of North America’s tallest peak to Denali.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 7:19 p.m.

Senate passes $36.5B disaster aid bill; Trump signature next

The Senate has passed a $36.5 billion emergency aid measure to refill disaster accounts, provide a much-needed cash infusion to Puerto Rico, and bail out the federal flood insurance program …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

Gold Star father Khizr Khan, who clashed with Trump during the election, goes after him in California

Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim Army captain killed in Iraq who feuded with Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, on Saturday criticized the Trump White House for …


Mayor Garcetti taking his Los Angeles gig national

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking his argument on the road, but he doesn’t want you to assume he’s steering himself toward the White House.


Wyoming teachers to return after ‘shooting at Trump’ answer

Two Wyoming high school English teachers are set to return to class after giving a computerized quiz that included the possible answer: “He was shooting at Trump.”


Democratic chairman: Trump ‘most dangerous’ president ever

Trying to quell accusations that he is ousting activists from the party’s left flank, Democratic Chairman Tom Perez told fellow Democrats on Saturday that unity is crucial in the fight …