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Oregon port vote is latest local action on fossil fuels

Residents of a coastal community in Oregon are considering whether to try to derail a fossil fuel export project in their rural county, a decision that could put them at …

In swing districts, voters vent over health care, fear Trump

Republicans in some districts faced a backlash at raucous town halls over their votes for the House health care bill. There were plenty of complaints about a provision that would …

UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017, 6:39 p.m.

Tillerson: Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace

President Donald Trump is assessing whether moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would help or hurt prospects for clinching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson …

UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017, 8:13 p.m.

Ossoff backers draw strength from health care, Comey actions

Concerns about Donald Trump’s presidency and the Republican agenda on Capitol Hill are drawing people to the side of 30-year-old Jon Ossoff, an upset-minded Democrat running for Congress in the …

Word of Trump pick for FBI director could come within days

Less than a week after President Donald Trump fired James Comey, the administration has interviewed at least eight candidates to be FBI director and Trump has said a decision could …

UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 12:14 p.m.

Trump considering numerous candidates for FBI director

The 12 candidates under consideration as a permanent replacement for James Comey as FBI director.

Official: North Korea open to U.S. talks under ‘conditions’

A top North Korean diplomat said Saturday that Pyongyang would be willing to meet with the Trump administration for negotiations “if the conditions are set.”

UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 7:12 p.m.

Trump to Liberty U grads: Relish being an ‘outsider’

Delivering his first commencement address, President Donald Trump on Saturday urged graduates of a Christian university to follow their convictions but to also be willing to stand up to criticism …

UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 2:39 p.m.

Trump says ‘fast decision’ possible on new FBI director

President Donald Trump said Saturday that “we can make a fast decision” on a new FBI director, possibly by late next week, before he leaves on his first foreign trip …

Rosenstein role in Comey firing raises more questions than answers

WASHINGTON – The deputy attorney general at the center of former FBI Director James Comey’s firing made a surprise appearance on Capitol Hill Thursday, arriving as Senate Democrats were demanding …

CMS gives states until 2022 to meet Medicaid standards on home and community-based care

The Trump administration has given states three extra years to carry out plans for helping elderly and disabled people receive Medicaid services without being forced to go into nursing homes.

UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 6:40 p.m.

Comey won’t appear before Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday

Former FBI Director James B. Comey has declined an offer to testify on Tuesday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

With tough sentencing policy, Attorney General Sessions pledges redoubled war on drugs

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is promising to renew the federal government’s war on drugs, saying tough new sentencing policies are necessary to combat what he described as a surge of …

UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 6:20 p.m.

With ‘tapes’ tweet, Trump evokes Nixon’s White House

For the first time since an Oval Office taping system was removed by President Richard Nixon’s chief of staff nearly 44 years ago, a president has hinted that White House …

Sean Spicer won’t deny that Trump is secretly recording White House conversations

Press Secretary Sean Spicer was given several opportunities Friday to deny that President Trump is secretly recording conversations that occur in the White House. He never did.

Lawmakers reach deal on legislation to make it easier to fire VA employees

Top lawmakers on Capitol Hill have reached a bipartisan deal on legislation to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to take swift action to fire employees, an overhaul of long-guaranteed …

UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

GOP officials: Trump finalizing budget with domestic cuts

The White House is finalizing a budget blueprint that promises a balanced federal budget within 10 years, doubling down on cuts to domestic agencies and adding a new round of …

Oval Office meeting with Russian officials raises eyebrows

The White House is facing criticism for a possible security breach after it allowed a Russian news service photographer into the Oval Office to snap photos of President Donald Trump …

Trump takes aim at western monuments with oil riches

Bears Ears National Monument in Utah boasts stretches of red-and-yellow sandstone so brilliant they appear to be ablaze and rock structures so precarious they appear to defy gravity.

Trump thrusts US presidency into perilous area

With his stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey, Donald Trump is propelling the presidency into rarely traversed territory.

UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House

President Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat at the White House on Wednesday, the White House said, marking the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russia of …

Comey learned of firing from TV while talking to FBI agents in LA, source says

James B. Comey, who was ousted Tuesday as FBI director by President Donald Trump, learned about his firing from a TV news report while speaking with FBI agents in Los …

UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

Trump fires FBI director James Comey

President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday, stunning Washington with a decision that he said was needed to allow a “new beginning” at the bureau.

Ed Rogers: Democrats being dishonest about AHCA

The Democrats and their allies in the media want you to believe two conflicting “certainties” about the House Republicans’ recently passed American Health Care Act. First, they want you to …

McConnell gambit on federal judges begins to pay off

President Donald Trump on Monday began the final stages of a Republican strategy to give federal courts a facelift that the party has been methodically carrying out for some time.

10 people nominated by Trump to federal bench

A look at the 10 people picked by President Donald Trump for positions on federal courts:

Educators value after-school program Trump wants to nix

As one group of squealing, chanting students smack a ball into the pavement in a heated game of four square, another finishes an after-school writing lesson inside Circleville Elementary School.

Judges raise thorny questions about revised Trump travel ban

A challenge to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban appears to hinge on whether a federal appeals court agrees that the Republican’s past anti-Muslim statements can be used against him.

Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot

It took plenty of blood, sweat and tears for Republican leaders to finally push their health care bill through the House last week. Don’t expect the process to be less …

Domestic violence hotline: Immigration-linked calls increase

The nation’s most prominent domestic violence hotline reports a sharp increase in calls from abuse victims struggling with issues related to their immigration status.