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UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

White House releases Trump tax info ahead of TV report

The White House says President Donald Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year.


UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Border patrol apprehensions plummet as Trump turns up heat

U.S. Border Patrol apprehensions have dropped 40 percent since Donald Trump was sworn into office and issued a series of executive orders that have fueled the perceptions that migrants are …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:23 p.m.

House GOP releases health care bill replacing Obamacare

House Republicans have released their long-awaited bill dismantling much of former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The measure would roll back the government’s health care role and is expected …


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

U.S. airport pat-downs are about to get more invasive

While few have noticed, U.S. airport security workers long had the option of using five different types of physical pat-downs at the screening line. Now, those have been eliminated, replaced …


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

Pence fought against releasing records as Indiana governor

Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly stonewalled media requests to view public records when he was Indiana’s governor, including emails about state business distributed from a private AOL account that was …


Pressure mounts as Sessions backs off from Russia probe

Attorney General Jeff Sessions may not have been clear about his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 election, but this much is evident: The controversy over any Kremlin involvement …


UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Pence used a private email account to conduct state business as governor

Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct public business as Indiana’s governor, according to public records obtained by the Indianapolis Star.


Analysis: Trump ignored first rule of crisis management – come clean – and he’s paying the price

Donald Trump has allowed his young presidency to become mired in a seemingly intractable Russia scandal by singling out journalists for attack instead of squarely facing allegations that his advisers …


Rift continues among lawmakers probing Russia’s election meddling

The top Republican and Democrat on the House intelligence committee had conflicting messages Thursday when they emerged from a 31/2-hour closed-door briefing with FBI Director James Comey on Russian activities …


UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

Virginia Republican introduces bill to end federal marijuana prohibition

A freshman Republican representative from Virginia introduced legislation this week that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana use and allow states to fully set their own course on marijuana …


GOP calls for Sessions to recuse himself from Russia probe; Dems want him to resign

The Russian influence scandal that’s been swirling around the recent election and the campaign of President Donald Trump moved to a new dimension Thursday after revelations that the attorney general …


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Sessions spoke twice with Russian envoy during campaign, officials say

Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between …


Airports, legal volunteers prepare for new Trump travel ban

Airport officials and civil rights lawyers around the country are getting ready for President Donald Trump’s new travel ban – mindful of the chaos that accompanied his initial executive order …


White House staff told to preserve Russia-related materials

The White House counsel’s office has instructed the president’s aides to preserve materials that could be connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues, three administration officials …


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 6:29 p.m.

White House proposes cutting EPA staff by one-fifth, eliminating key programs

The Office of Management and Budget has suggested deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget that would reduce its staff by one-fifth in the first year and eliminate several …


Pope Francis gets Ash Wednesday ashes in Rome to start Lent

Pope Francis bowed his forehead to receive a dab of ashes, then smudged ashes in turn on the heads of other faithful during an Ash Wednesday service in an ancient …


Trump fact check: President takes credit he hasn’t earned

President Donald Trump boasted Tuesday night about corporate job expansion and military cost-savings that actually took root under his predecessor and gave a one-sided account of the costs and benefits …


UPDATED: Tue., 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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

Sessions says marijuana should not be sold ‘at every corner grocery store’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that he is “dubious about marijuana,” hinting that the Trump administration could be ready to block states from selling it for recreational use.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

‘Black snake prophecy’ at center of Dakota oil pipeline battle

Citing religious rites and the dark prophecy of a “terrible black snake” that will bring harm to its people, a Sioux Indian tribe returned to court Tuesday in an 11th-hour …


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 …


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 …


Home prices rise in December at fastest pace in a year

U.S. home prices rose in December from a year earlier at the fastest pace in 11 months, as prospective buyers bid against each other for a limited supply of available …


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:07 p.m.

SpaceX says it will fly 2 people to moon next year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA’s Apollo heyday close to half a century …


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: Mon., 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 …


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 …


Would Dakota pipeline slow oil transport through Spokane, threaten terminal at Port of Vancouver?

Almost as soon as the Trump administration took office, the future of the Dakota Access pipeline looked certain. Any hopes held by protesters that the 470,000-barrels-per-day project could be stopped …


UPDATED: Mon., 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 …