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U.S. lacks leverage as assault on Syrian enclave looms

Despite dire U.S. warnings and fears of a humanitarian disaster, the Trump administration has little leverage to stop Russia, Iran and Syria pressing ahead with a massive military assault against …


Under Betsy DeVos, full loan relief rare for for-profit students

The Trump administration is granting only partial loan forgiveness to the vast majority of students approved for help because of fraud by for-profit colleges, according to preliminary Education Department data …


Immigrant families struggling with trauma of separation

Families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump administration and then reunited with their children say they are suffering deep emotional wounds and want the U.S. government …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

U.S. hiring picked up in August as pay surged most in 9 years

The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years – evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 11:43 a.m.

Palestinians condemn U.S. ending funding for U.N. refugee agency

The U.S. decision to end its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees and their descendants is “an attack on the rights of the Palestinian people,” …


Washington likely to sue EPA over new coal rules

Washington plans to sue Trump administration over proposed loosening of coal regulations.


In the city that claims him, Ben Carson falls from grace

Ben Carson’s story of climbing out of poverty to become a world-renowned surgeon was once ubiquitous in Baltimore, where Carson made his name. But his role in the Trump administration …


U.S. says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

U.S. ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash

The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 11:59 a.m.

U.S. budget deficit totals $76.9 billion in July

The federal government recorded a $76.9 billion deficit in July, with increased government spending and tax cuts keeping the country on track to record its biggest annual deficit in six …


More states sue to stop online plans for 3D-printed guns

More states are suing the Trump administration to dissolve a settlement it reached with a company that wants to post instructions online for making 3D-printed firearms that are hard to …


Judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border

A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

Judge rejects blanket delay to reunite children at border

A judge on Friday refused to grant the Trump administration a blanket extension of the deadline to reunite children separated from their parents at the border, instead acknowledging that more …


Chaos on the border inflames GOP’s split with Latinos

When more than 1,000 Latino officials –– a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic –– gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the Trump administration was there …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Lawsuits, one filed in Spokane, challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program …


20 AGs back lawsuits by family planning groups against Trump administration

Twenty attorneys general voiced their support Tuesday for lawsuits challenging Trump administration rule changes they said will reduce access to family planning services.


Administration proposes cutting $15 billion in unused funds

President Donald Trump sent lawmakers a plan Tuesday to wipe more than $15 billion in unused spending off the government’s books.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Trump administration struggles to win Arab support for helping rebuild Syria, leaving U.S. pullout uncertain

The Trump administration is struggling to assemble a coalition of Arab military forces to replace U.S. troops battling Islamic State militants in eastern Syria, a roadblock that could indefinitely delay …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 3 p.m.

Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of trade fights

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook.


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Trump administration spares China ‘currency manipulator’ tag

The Trump administration is again declining to name China as a currency manipulator, but it did target that country and five others for special monitoring of practices that the administration …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 1:10 p.m.

ACLU sues Trump administration to stop family separation

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit Friday accusing the U.S. government of broadly separating immigrant families seeking asylum.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

Trump administration tells Idaho ‘no’ on non-ACA compliant health insurance plans

The Trump administration sent a letter to Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday turning thumbs-down on his proposal to allow the sale of health insurance plans in Idaho that aren’t …


U.S. steps up lethal aide to Ukraine: 210 anti-tank missiles

The Trump administration told Congress on Thursday that it plans to sell Ukraine 210 anti-tank missiles to help it defend its territory from Russia, in a major escalation of U.S. …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

Under fire, Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

Under pressure over his handling of abuse allegations against a top aide, White House chief of staff John Kelly on Friday ordered sweeping changes in how the White House clears …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 6:12 p.m.

Planned Parenthood files suit in Spokane to stop Trump cuts to teen pregnancy prevention

The local office of Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Thursday in Spokane that is seeking to have a federal judge stop the Trump Administration from cutting the grants that fund …


No Olympic truce for U.S., North Korea in Pyeongchang

Forget an Olympic truce. The rhetoric war between North Korea and the Trump administration hasn’t skipped a beat in Pyeongchang.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 12:50 p.m.

Why prospect of higher budget gaps is spooking stock market

The stock market may be firing off warning shots to the Trump administration and Congress about their plans to blow up the size of the federal deficit.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 3:49 p.m.

Trump administration’s oil drilling plan prompts protests

The Trump administration’s plan to drill for oil and gas off the coast of the United States drew protests Tuesday in Congress and on the streets.


Washington will fight offshore drilling, Inslee says

State officials, tribal leaders vow to fight Trump administration plans to open the Washington coast areas to offshore oil and gas drilling.