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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

Attorney: Iranian infant needs visa waiver for heart surgery

The family of a 4-month-old Iranian girl is hoping to get a waiver to President Donald Trump’s immigration ban so their daughter can have critical heart surgery in Portland.


Trump wants religion and politics to mix, but Congress is reluctant

President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to “totally destroy” a measure that bars houses of worship from endorsing political candidates, and eager Capitol Hill conservatives are ready to fight for him. …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 5:43 p.m.

White House stands by Trump’s first military raid, despite civilian, US casualties

The White House on Thursday insisted that the risky ground raid personally approved by President Donald Trump against al-Qaida targets in


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 6:57 p.m.

Trump raps Schwarzenegger at National Prayer Breakfast

President Donald Trump sought prayers Thursday for Arnold Schwarzenegger over ratings for “Celebrity Apprentice” – the show Trump once hosted and which he said has become a “total disaster” since …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

In call with Australian leader, Trump badgers and brags

It should have been one of the most congenial calls for the new commander in chief – a conversation with the leader of Australia, one of America’s staunchest allies, at …


Trump makes unannounced trip to honor fallen Navy SEAL

Assuming the somber duties of commander in chief, President Donald Trump made an unannounced trip Wednesday to honor the returning remains of a U.S. Navy SEAL killed in a weekend …


White House clarifies, again, travel order rules for legal residents

Legal permanent U.S. residents from seven countries whose citizens are covered by a three-month American travel ban won’t need special permission to come back to the United States after all, …


Analysis: What President Trump’s new FCC chairman thinks about net neutrality

You may have heard that President Donald Trump’s new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is a critic of the government’s net neutrality rules – the regulations barring Internet providers from blocking …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 7:05 p.m.

Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer’s flair, to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, a selection expected to spark a fierce fight with Democrats …


White House considers pulling back on LGBT protections

The White House is embroiled in a debate over whether to reverse some key protections the Obama administration extended to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers, according to several people …


Trump’s justice pick to trigger intense pressure on Senate

When President Donald Trump nominates a Supreme Court justice, Senate Democrats and Republicans will immediately face intense political pressure, with liberals demanding that Democrats block the choice and the new …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

Trump fires Justice Department head over immigration order defiance

Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a Democratic appointee, says she’s directed Justice Department attorneys not to defend President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees.


Criticism from world leaders builds against Trump’s immigration order

Opposition from abroad to U.S. President Donald Trump intensified Sunday as world leaders condemned his order to temporarily limit immigration from what are predominantly Muslim countries, while Germany pledged to …


Many religious groups come out against Trump refugee order

From pulpits to sidewalk vigils, clergy have been part of a religious outpouring against Trump’s plan to suspend refugee entry from seven majority-Muslim countries.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

Anti-Trump protesters gather again in Seattle

Gov. Jay Inslee and Mayor Ed Murray were among the speakers at a large rally in downtown Seattle Sunday evening that drew more than a thousand people protesting President Donald …


Doyle McManus: Trump fans think he’s doing great

By most mainstream accounts, President Donald Trump’s first week in office was chaotic, dominated by needless arguments over inauguration crowds, mythical millions of illegal voters and a Twitter fight with …


Trump on immigration order: ‘This is not a Muslim ban’

President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his executive order banning refugees, migrants and foreign nationals from seven mostly Muslim countries from entering the United States but offered little clarity amid …


Trump orders ISIS plan, talks with Putin and gives Bannon national security role

President Donald Trump on Saturday ordered the Pentagon to devise a strategy to defeat the Islamic State group, restructured the National Security Council to include his controversial top political adviser …


Hunting, fishing organizations fume over pending lead restrictions for ammo, tackle

Some hunting, shooting and fishing organizations are fuming over


Trump, Putin discuss ‘mutually beneficial’ trade, security

President Donald Trump had an hourlong discussion Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin – the first since Trump assumed office last week – raising questions over the fate of U.S. …


Trudeau says Canada welcomes refugees

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message for refugees rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump: Canada will welcome you.


Despite earlier remarks, Pence applauds Trump’s ban on refugees

Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis stood directly behind their boss Friday, one man on each side, as President Donald Trump announced an order that will ban …


Mexicans begin to unite in fight against Trump’s plans

Mexicans are beginning to debate how to fight back against U.S. President Donald Trump’s aggressive stance on trade and immigration.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 7:25 p.m.

Trump shuts nation’s door to most refugees

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that would temporarily halt the nation’s refugee program and usher in the most sweeping changes in more than 40 years to how …


Amy Goodman: Pipeline politics ruinous for tribe, environment

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman David Archambault II said in a press release after Trump’s actions, “Creating a second Flint does not make America great again.”


Washington governor: Trump ‘foolishness’ won’t affect plans

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday the state will move forward with efforts to promote clean energy and tackle climate change despite “foolishness” from President Donald Trump.


Trump lays groundwork to change U.S. role in the world

President Trump began this week to reshape the U.S. role in the world, laying the groundwork, in a series of planned and signed executive actions and statements, for the “America …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 8:26 p.m.

EPA science under scrutiny by Trump political staff

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is scrutinizing studies and data published by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency, while new work is under a “temporary hold” before it can be …


GOP retreat veers off message amid questions about Trump’s plan on voter fraud, torture

Congressional Republicans opened their retreat in Philadelphia with lofty plans to address tax and health policy issues, but swiftly slipped off message, thanks to President Donald Trump’s latest announcements Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 2:46 p.m.

EPA science under scrutiny by Trump political staff

The Trump administration is mandating that any studies or data from scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency undergo review by political appointees before they can be released to the public.