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Trump attends Easter service in Palm Beach

President Donald Trump attended Easter service at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea near his estate in Palm Beach, Florida on Sunday – an annual ritual that provided a break from a …


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:26 p.m.

Tax Day demonstrators in US take on Trump, his supporters

Thousands of sign-waving, chanting protesters have marched through streets across America demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns so the public can examine his business ties and determine …


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 6:32 p.m.

Native American tribes fear end of federal heating help

Native American tribes fear what will happen if President Donald Trump succeeds in eliminating an energy assistance program that they say is crucial to their members.


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Anti-Trump sentiment, ad blitz motivate Georgia voters

Republicans in Georgia’s conservative 6th district don’t agree which of their party’s 11 candidates should represent the area in Congress. They’re united on one thing: it won’t be the Democrat …


U.S. senators say food aid constraints delay help amid famine

As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of “America First,” two U.S. senators are proposing making American food assistance more efficient after meeting with victims …


North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in birthday parade

North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a massive military display in central Pyongyang on Saturday, with ruler Kim Jong Un looking on with delight as his nation flaunted …


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sees no threat from U.S.

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday he does not view recent U.S. missile strikes on ally Syria as a message for Iran, which he called a “powerful country” that …


UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

‘Prediction professor’ lays out eight reasons Trump could be impeached

American University Professor Allan Lichtman was one of the few professional prognosticators to call President Donald Trump’s win in November. And he made a second prediction, too (though, this time, …


UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 2:37 p.m.

Cutting Trump slack: Voters forgive reversals – to a point

The president’s recent shifts in position on big foreign policy issues have got his supporters pondering: Are the reversals worth a mere shrug of the shoulders, or are they a …


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 11 p.m.

Democrats pressure Trump to keep national monuments

Western Democrats are pressuring President Donald Trump not to rescind land protections put in place by President Barack Obama, including Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument.


Trump administration halts Obama-era rule aimed at curbing toxic wastewater from coal plants

The Trump administration has hit the pause button on an Obama-era regulation aimed at limiting the dumping of toxic metals such as arsenic and mercury by the nation’s power plants …


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:48 p.m.

North Korean official blames Trump for region’s ‘vicious cycle’

North Korea’s vice foreign minister told the Associated Press on Friday that the situation on the Korean Peninsula is now in a “vicious cycle,” and that Pyongyang won’t “keep its …


Trump has been quietly easing Obama-era gun restrictions

With little attention, President Donald Trump’s administration has been quietly loosening firearms restrictions in the United States after successfully seeking the support of gun owners on the campaign trail.


Trump administration to lift federal hiring freeze

The federal government hiring freeze implemented by President Donald Trump as one of his first acts in office will be lifted Wednesday.


Hawaii asks full 9th Circuit Court to hear Trump travel ban appeal

Attorneys representing Hawaii in the state’s challenge to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban are asking that the full panel of a federal appeals court hear the case.


Officials defend Trump’s travel ban on Syrians as unrelated to chemical weapons

The Trump administration continues to defend itself against accusations that it was hypocritical to conduct an airstrike on behalf of Syrian children while standing behind its proposed temporary travel ban …


UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

Lawsuit seeks White House visitor logs

A coalition of government watchdog groups plans to sue the Trump administration on Monday with the aim of compelling the White House to continue President Barack Obama’s practice of releasing …


Tillerson says missile strikes carry a message for others

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapon attack carries a message for any nation operating outside …


UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

New York derailment highlights US infrastructure concerns

The U.S. transportation system is aging, congested and so vital that when things go wrong, big and costly disruptions can result for which there is no quick fix.


Syrian refugees see glimmer of hope in Trump’s policy shift

For the millions of Syrian refugees scattered across camps and illegal settlements, the chemical attack on a town in northern Syria and subsequent U.S. strike was a rare moment when …


UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 7:15 p.m.

A Trump national security adviser tapped as Singapore envoy

A top national security adviser to President Donald Trump is the latest official heading out in an ongoing shuffle within the National Security Council.


Russia and Iran affirm commitment to Syrian government

Russia and Iran renewed their support for the Syrian government in a flurry of calls on Sunday, saying last week’s U.S. missile strike violated Syrian sovereignty but failed to boost …


Trump advisers: US seeks to fight IS and oust Syria’s Assad

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser on Sunday left open the possibility of additional U.S. military action against Syria following last week’s missile strike but indicated that the United States …


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 8:59 p.m.

Kushner, Bannon met to clear the air after reports of infighting

Two of the top officials closest to President Donald Trump – Stephen Bannon and Jared Kushner – met Friday in an attempt to reconcile their differences and put an end …


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:59 p.m.

After Syria strike, Trump’s emerging doctrine is flexibility

In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s surprise strikes on Syria, his allies and adversaries have searched for some broader meaning in his decision.


Trump: ‘Only time will tell’ on improving US-China trade

President Donald Trump says his meetings with China’s President Xi Jinping went well but as for any progress on trade “only time will tell.”


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:39 p.m.

Analysis: The biggest question about attacking Assad is: What comes next?

For President Donald Trump, choosing targets and launching cruise missiles to punish the Syrian regime for using chemical weapons this week may have been a relatively clear-cut decision. The big …


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

U.S. missiles blast Syria base where planes took off with chemical weapons

The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles Thursday night in fiery retaliation for this week’s gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. President Donald …


Web page for BLM showcases coal mine

In a clear message about its policy priorities, the Trump administration has updated the home page for the federal agency that oversees public lands to showcase a large photo of …


Trump tells newspaper Obama aide might have broken the law

Citing no evidence, President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused his predecessor’s national security adviser of breaking the law, one month after he accused former President Barack Obama of illegally wiretapping …