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Trump to announce new action at census news conference

President Donald Trump is expected to announce new executive action Thursday during a news conference on the 2020 census and his push to include a citizenship question.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

Trump directs government to revamp care for kidney disease

President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the government to revamp the nation’s care for kidney disease so that more people whose kidneys fail have a chance at early …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

Justice pursuing route to citizenship question on census

The Justice Department says it will look for legal grounds to force the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019

Trump signs order that aims to reveal real health care costs

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to help keep costs down.


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019

Trump signs order imposing sanctions on Iran supreme leader

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran’s supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

U.S. interior secretary order aims to protect access to U.S. public land

Acting U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is ordering federal land managers to give more consideration to public access concerns when buying, selling or trading public land


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

Trump orders colleges to back free speech or lose funding

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding.


California’s new governor putting moratorium on executions

The 737 inmates on California’s largest-in-the-nation death row are getting a reprieve from Gov. Gavin Newsom, who plans to sign an executive order Wednesday placing a moratorium on executions.


Trump to sign executive order on retirement security Friday

President Donald Trump is signing an executive order Friday to make it easier for small businesses to group together to provide their workers with retirement plans.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018

U.S. appeals court: Trump ‘sanctuary cities’ order is illegal

A divided U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down a key part of President Donald Trump’s contentious effort to crack down on cities and states that limit cooperation with immigration …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018

In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation

Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018

Trump administration tells Idaho ‘no’ on non-ACA compliant health insurance plans

The Trump administration sent a letter to Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday turning thumbs-down on his proposal to allow the sale of health insurance plans in Idaho that aren’t …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018

Trump signs order disbanding voter fraud commission

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday disbanding his controversial voter fraud commission amid infighting, lawsuits and state officials’ refusal to cooperate.


Judge keeps Washington travel ban case on hold

A Seattle judge will let legal battles over the latest travel restrictions work their way through other courts, and puts the Washington case on hold.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

Reaction to Trump health care order divided across region

Reaction to President Donald Trump’s executive order on federal health care reform Thursday was swift and divided across the region.


White House to order health care alternatives

The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral …


Jay Ambrose: Help young illegal immigrants the right way

As kind as it was that the 800,000 got some relief, it was also politically advantageous, and Obama was weakening representative democracy.


Group: Order could lead to threats against health workers

An executive order signed last month by South Carolina’s governor creating a public list of doctors and medical practices affiliated with abortion providers is “an invitation for intimidation, threats, and …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017

Trump to request possible probe of China trade practices

Even as he seeks Beijing’s help on North Korea, President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order asking his trade office to consider investigating China for the alleged theft …


Trump needs to finish vetting visitors, refugees

The bottom line is that Americans were told by their president five months ago that their lives were in danger because terrorists might slip through a flawed vetting system.


Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted

President Donald Trump will mark the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders, looking to fulfill campaign promises and rack up victories quickly …


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: Wed., March 29, 2017

Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump’s travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii is extending his order that blocks President Donald Trump’s travel ban until the state’s lawsuit works its way through the courts.


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017

Inslee, Ferguson say new Trump rules on immigration, refugees proves president’s first order was indefensible

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson says President Trump “capitulated” on travel ban with new order.


Trump signs executive order on black colleges

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at signaling his commitment to historically black colleges and universities, saying that those schools will be “an absolute priority for this …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Putin is trying to undermine the U.S.

Spokane’s congresswoman believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is using his propaganda machine to influence U.S. values and may have affected the 2016 election.


The lesson of internment is relevant today

We exaggerated the severity of the threat while failing to acknowledge the significance of revoking the most fundamental rights of American citizens based solely on their ancestry.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017

Oregon AG girding to protect abortion rights

On the heels of Washington state’s successful pushback of President Donald Trump’s immigration order, Oregon is readying for a court battle if the federal government tries to curtail abortion rights, …


Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75

Roughly 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans were sent to desolate camps that dotted the West because the government claimed they might plot against the U.S. Thousands were elderly, disabled, children …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017

Trump seeks pause in legal fight with revised travel ban

The Trump administration said in court documents on Thursday it wants a pause in the legal fight over its ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, so it can …