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In 1st budget, Trump to push conservative view of government

President Donald Trump sends Congress a proposed budget this week that will sharply test Republicans’ ability to keep long-standing promises to bolster the military, making politically painful cuts to a …


McCain to Trump: Retract wiretapping claim or prove it

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., called Sunday for President Donald Trump to either prove his claim that President Barack Obama tapped the phones in Trump Tower during …


In a fact-challenged era, will public access to federal data be the next casualty?

Since taking office, the Trump administration has made a series of moves that have alarmed groups with a stake in public access to information: historians, librarians, journalists, climate scientists and …


Maryland to join Washington’s lawsuit against Trump travel ban

Maryland’s attorney general says he plans to use newfound power to sue the federal government by joining a Washington state lawsuit trying to upend President Donald Trump’s new travel ban.


UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Pence relies more on charm than oratory to push the GOP health-care plan in Kentucky

Vice President Mike Pence was in full charm mode Saturday when he touched down here for a visit to try to sell the Republican health-care plan in a state that …


During his political rise, Stephen Bannon was a man with no fixed address

In the three years before he became Donald Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen Bannon lived as a virtual nomad in a quest to build a populist political insurgency.


UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 8:17 p.m.

Trump praises arrest of ‘troubled person’ at White House

President Donald Trump said Saturday that the U.S. Secret Service did a “fantastic job” apprehending a “troubled person” who got onto the White House grounds after climbing a fence on …


Trump administration inviting more than 60 countries for strategy session on countering ISIS

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has invited more than 60 nations and international organizations to Washington later this month for a strategy session on how to counter the Islamic State …


Plan would cut HUD’s budget by $6 billion

The Trump administration has considered more than $6 billion in cuts at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to preliminary budget documents obtained by the Washington Post.


Hawaii plans to fight President Trump’s revised travel ban

A day after President Donald Trump signed a revised travel ban, attorneys for Hawaii said the state plans to challenge that order as well.


Trump seeks Congress’ help on wiretap claim; FBI disputes it

President Donald Trump turned to Congress on Sunday for help finding evidence to support his unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump’s telephones tapped during the election. Obama’s …


The Latest: Paper says Comey asks DOJ to reject Trump claim

The New York Times is reporting that the director of the FBI has asked the Justice Department to publicly reject President Donald Trump’s assertion that Barack Obama as president ordered …


GOP wants Trump to take reins on agenda

By now, Republicans in Congress thought they would be working closely with the White House on signature items of the GOP agenda – repealing and replacing Obamacare and overhauling the …


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Trump seeks Congress’ help on wiretap claim; FBI disputes it

President Donald Trump turned to Congress on Sunday for help finding evidence to support his unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump’s telephones tapped during the election. Obama’s …


Amid firestorm, Trump appears to waver on Russia deal

President Donald Trump is telling advisers and allies that he may shelve, at least temporarily, his plan to pursue a deal with Moscow on the Islamic State group and other …


UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 7:19 p.m.

New Trump entry ban expected to be unveiled on Monday

The White House is expected to unveil a new entry ban executive order on Monday, according to senior administration officials.


UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Mexico prepares to absorb a wave of deportees in the Trump era

The deportees stepped off their flight from El Paso looking bewildered – 135 men who had left families and jobs behind after being swept up in the Trump administration’s mounting …


Trump orders counterterrorism expansion in Yemen

More than two years after a multisided civil war erupted in Yemen that allowed al-Qaida’s local franchise to amass power and seize territory, President Donald Trump has told the Pentagon …


UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 9:26 p.m.

Supporters gather for ‘March 4 Trump’ rallies around US

From Colorado’s state Capitol to Trump Tower in New York and the Washington Monument, groups of hundreds of people rallied for President Trump on Saturday, waving “Deplorables for Trump” signs …


Import tax splits White House

A major split among senior White House officials over whether to effectively create a new tax on imported goods has stalled the broader tax overhaul effort on Capitol Hill, with …


Russian ambassador in eye of storm over Trump campaign ties

The Trump administration’s back-to-back controversies over its Russian ties now have at least one thing in common: Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.


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 …


Trump’s immigration mixed message draws skepticism

President Donald Trump surprised congressional leaders when he suddenly suggested he was open to broad immigration reform. But while there is appetite on Capitol Hill for legislation, there is also …


No penalties for Kellyanne Conway for plugging Ivanka Trump’s line from the White House

Kellyanne Conway, the adviser to President Donald Trump who made a commercial pitch for Ivanka Trump’s fashion line from the White House, won’t face punishment for the ethics breach.


Analysis: Trump pivot in speech pleases GOP, but will it last?

Donald Trump finally gave Republicans what they’ve spent months begging him to deliver: a pivot to presidential. The question now is how long it lasts. Days, weeks, months – or …


UPDATED: Tue., 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: Tue., 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.


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 …


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 …


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.