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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.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 9:19 a.m.

U.S. slaps arms embargo on South Sudan, urges UN to do same

The Trump administration is imposing a U.S. arms embargo on civil war-torn South Sudan while urging the United Nations and other countries to do the same.


Sanctioned Russian spy official met with counterparts in U.S.

The Trump administration let a top Russian spy official visit the United States last week for meetings with U.S. intelligence officials even though there are sanctions against him that typically …


Trump asks for Supreme Court review of immigration policy

The Trump administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a judge’s ruling blocking the administration’s decision to end protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants.


Trump administration creating civil rights division to shield health workers with moral or religious objections

The Trump administration will create a new conscience and religious freedom division within the Health and Human Services Department to ease the way for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Governor office: Zinke reconsiders drilling off Oregon Coast

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke agreed to consider exempting Oregon from the Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan after speaking with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, her office said Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Republican Sen. Doug Ericksen appointed to EPA adviser job

Washington Sen. Doug Ericksen has been appointed as the senior adviser to the Region 10 administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency.


U.S. agrees to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia

The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America’s involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with …


CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity

Trump administration officials are forbidding officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases – including “fetus” and “transgender” – in any …


Supreme Court blocks for now DACA case document disclosure

The Supreme Court on Friday blocked for now a judge’s order requiring the Trump administration to disclose all emails, letters and other documents it considered in its decision to end …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 5:23 p.m.

U.S. backtracks on decision to close Palestinian office in D.C.

The Trump administration backtracked Friday on its decision to order the Palestinians’ office in Washington to close, instead saying it would merely impose limitations on the office that it expected …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 1:54 p.m.

U.S. slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese firms

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies Tuesday in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its …


Democratic lawmakers sue over Trump administration secrecy

Democratic members of the House oversight committee filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday over the Trump administration’s refusal to turn over information about the Trump family’s lease of the …


U.S. workers’ productivity jumps 3 percent in third quarter

U.S. workers’ productivity jumped 3 percent in the third quarter, the strongest gain in three years, while labor costs remained moderate.