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UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:10 p.m.

Government ‘needs a good shutdown,’ frustrated Trump tweets

President Donald Trump declared Tuesday the U.S. government “needs a good shutdown” this fall to fix a “mess” in the Senate, signaling on Twitter his displeasure with a bill to …


Alarm grows in Washington as Saudi coalition attack on Yemen port appears imminent

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers urged Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday to reconsider his support for a seemingly imminent assault by a Saudi-led coalition on the crucial Yemeni …


UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 4:38 p.m.

Thousands of people in U.S. rally for workers, against Trump

Immigrant groups and their allies have joined forces to carry out marches, rallies and protests in cities nationwide next week to mark May Day, saying there’s renewed momentum to fight …


Trump says he’d be ‘honored’ to meet with North Korea’s Kim ‘under the right circumstances’

President Donald Trump said he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid heightened tensions over his country’s nuclear weapons program if the circumstances were right.


UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 3:53 p.m.

Hey kids, salt stays and grains go in school meals

Schools won’t have to cut more salt from meals just yet and some will be able to serve kids fewer whole grains, under changes to federal nutrition standards announced Monday.


Immigrant workers at Churchill Downs fear deportation

Though they do their work a world away from the grandstand and Millionaire’s Row, immigrants have become indispensable at Churchill Downs and other tracks, people in the industry say. Now, …


UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Beyond 100 days, Trump faces more legislative challenges

After more than three months in office without passing any major legislation, President Donald Trump faces a week with a deadline to avert a government shutdown and the possibility of …


UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Trump’s U.N. envoy often off-message, seems in his good graces

Nikki Haley didn’t wait to take office as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to break with the Trump administration’s foreign policy stances. At her Senate confirmation hearing, Haley bluntly …


UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 8:49 p.m.

Candidates invoke Trump’s name, God in Alabama Senate race

Seated beneath the Ten Commandments plaque that first made him a conservative icon in the culture wars, U.S. Senate candidate and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore invokes President Donald …


UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance

U.S. President Donald Trump has called Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte and expressed Washington’s commitment to their treaty alliance and his interest in developing “a warm, working relationship,” a Filipino official …


UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

New York lawmakers hatch plan to release Trump’s state taxes

New York Democrats have hatched a plan to get a look at Donald Trump’s tax records by crafting a piece of legislation designed to get at his state returns that …


Climate March draws massive crowd to Washington in sweltering heat

On a sweltering hot day, tens of thousands of demonstrators assembled in Washington on Saturday for the latest installment of the regular protests that punctuate the Trump era. This large-scale …


UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

Samantha Bee’s show briefly upstages correspondents’ dinner

Washington’s once-glitzy “nerd prom” is about to get overshadowed.


UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

At 100 days in, Trump rallies backers in PA, claims ‘change’

President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by saying he had brought “profound change” to Washington and reaffirming that “my only allegiance” is to those he …


UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

Critics question U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ style after blunt words

With two dust-ups in a week, first with a judge in Hawaii and another with leaders of the nation’s largest and most powerful police department, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sounds …


UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

Sue Lani Madsen: There’s reason for optimism in Trump’s first 100 days

It was in the early seasons of what is now “Saturday Night Live.” Chevy Chase would look seriously into the camera from the Weekend Update news desk and announce, “General …


Trump says he’s avoided NYC because it’s expensive for U.S.

President Donald Trump says he hasn’t returned to his New York City home because “going back is very expensive for the country.”


Trump blames Flynn’s vetting on Obama administration

Even though he named Michael Flynn to be his top national security aide, President Donald Trump on Friday laid the blame for any flaws in Flynn’s vetting at the feet …


Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition

Immigrant groups and their allies have joined forces to carry out marches, rallies and protests in cities nationwide next week to mark May Day, saying there’s renewed momentum to fight …


S. Korea disputes Trump comments on missile system, trade

Contradicting U.S. President Donald Trump, South Korea said Friday it has no plan to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S., or to pay for the U.S. missile defense …


House Democrats want to force Republicans’ hands on Trump’s tax returns

House Democrats want to force Republicans’ hands on President Donald Trump’s tax returns – but it remains to be seen how effective posturing can be for the minority.


GOP shuts out doctors, experts, Democrats as they work on Obamacare repeal

President Donald Trump and House Republicans, in their rush to resuscitate a bill rolling back the Affordable Care Act, are increasingly isolating themselves from outside input and rejecting entreaties to …


Mexico foreign minister calls Trump’s border wall a ‘hostile act’

Mexico’s top diplomat called President Donald Trump’s proposal to build a border wall “an unfriendly, hostile act” that will further aggravate increasingly tense relations between the longtime allies.


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

Freedom Caucus leaders near deal on health care plan

White House officials and several Republican lawmakers claimed Tuesday they were nearing a deal on health care legislation with the House Freedom Caucus, with at least three leading figures in …


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 7:32 p.m.

Trump’s ‘sanctuary-city’ order blocked by federal judge in San Francisco

A federal judge in San Francisco dealt the Trump administration another legal blow Tuesday, temporarily halting President Donald Trump’s threat to withhold federal funding from cities and towns that refuse …


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 4:14 p.m.

U.S. Air Force to launch test missile off Central California coast

An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile will be launched Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to test the weapon’s effectiveness, accuracy and readiness, according to the Air Force Global …


Analysis: Millennials don’t like Trump, but he has successfully warped their view of ‘fake news’

President Donald Trump’s approval rating among 18- to 29-year-olds stands at 32 percent, according to a poll published Tuesday by the Harvard Institute of Politics – 10 points lower than …


Xi urges restraint on North Korea in phone call with Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for restraint in dealing with North Korea during a telephone call with U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese state media reported Monday, amid speculation that the …


Senate set to confirm Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

After months of delay, the Senate is expected to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary with bipartisan support.


Trump says he hopes humans set foot on Mars ‘during my second term’

To the long list of ambitious goals he has set, no matter how far-fetched they might seem, President Donald Trump on Monday added this: placing humans on Mars.