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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

Discord dominates as Trump and other leaders plan G-7 summit

French President Emmanuel Macron, the host of this weekend’s Group of Seven summit, has publicly expressed hope that the G-7 leaders will reaffirm a shared commitment to democratic ideals and …

Key Mueller cooperator Gates testifies in trial of DC lawyer

Rick Gates, a key cooperator in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, testified Thursday against a prominent Washington attorney accused of concealing information from the Justice Department about work done …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

Trump no longer looking at payroll tax cut, he says

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he is no longer looking to cut payroll taxes, pivoting away from an option he’d confirmed was under consideration a day earlier.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Energized liberals fear Warren, Sanders can’t beat Trump

They want fundamental change: single-payer health care, debt-free college, environmental protections and the end of big money in politics. But as liberal voters size up the two leading candidates running …

Court: US can reject asylum along parts of Mexico border

A federal appeals court has cleared the way for the U.S. government to forbid Central American immigrants from seeking asylum at the two busiest stretches of the southern border in …

Recession signs worry Trump ahead of 2020

President Donald Trump has been warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, but recession may be coming before that.

Greenland to Trump: Thanks, but we’re not for sale

The government of Greenland says that it’s happy President Donald Trump has taken an interest in the nation, talking to aides and allies about buying the island for the U.S., …

Trump ties U.S. success to 2nd term: ‘You have to vote for me’

President Donald Trump sought to reassure his supporters about the state of the U.S. economy despite the stock market volatility and told rallygoers in New Hampshire, a state that he …

Stephen Colbert wouldn’t interview Trump out of respect for the presidency

Stephen Colbert says he wouldn’t have Donald Trump back on “The Late Show” because he has respect for the oval office and the president does not.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 11:52 a.m.

Trump overhauling enforcement of Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration on Monday rolled out some of the broadest changes in decades to enforcement of the landmark Endangered Species Act, allowing the government to put an economic cost …

Trump administration moves to enforce abortion restrictions

Trump administration moves to enforce rule barring family planning clinics from referring women for abortions

Trump-McConnell 2020? Senate leader glues self to president

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who’s running for reelection, is tying himself as tightly as he can to President Donald Trump

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

EPA won’t approve warning labels for Roundup chemical

The Trump administration has instructed companies not to warn customers about products that contain glyphosate, a move aimed at California as it fights one of the world’s largest agriculture companies …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 2:03 p.m.

Trump says he wants background checks, also reassures NRA

President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to …

Trump accuses China of manipulating currency as yuan weakens

President Donald Trump accused China of manipulating its currency after Beijing let the yuan fall to a politically sensitive level against the U.S. dollar for the first time in 11 …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

How Trump’s latest China tariffs could squeeze U.S. consumers

The latest tariffs President Donald Trump plans to impose on Chinese goods would cost U.S. households an average of $200 a year, some economists estimate, and would start to bite …

Doubts emerge about Trump pick for U.S. intelligence chief

President Donald Trump’s pick for national intelligence director has been mayor of a small Texas city, a federal prosecutor and a member of Congress. But questions were already emerging Monday …

UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 12:33 p.m.

Trump administration tightens opioid prescriptions for feds

The Trump administration says the government’s employee health plan will tighten its rules for covering prescription opioid painkillers starting this fall.

UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 5:44 p.m.

Trump refuses to shield Apple’s Mac Pros from China tariffs

The pledge made in a Friday tweet rebuffs Apple’s attempt to shield its products from taxes being imposed on goods made in China as part of Trump administration’s trade war …

UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Robert Mueller takes the TV stage; Democrats hope America tunes in

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appearance before two House committees promises to be the TV event of the year in the U.S. House.

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 7:29 p.m.

U.S. to send asylum seekers back to dangerous part of Mexico

HOUSTON – The U.S. government on Friday expanded its requirement that asylum seekers wait outside the country to a part of the Texas Rio Grande Valley across from one of …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

Appeals court upholds Trump move to drop mine pollution rule

A U.S. appeals court panel has sided with the Trump administration, ruling that state and federal programs already in place ensure that mining companies take financial responsibility for future pollution …

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

President Donald Trump says a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the drone came within threatening distance of the ship

UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 1:18 p.m.

‘Give me a call’: How Spokane-area politicians deal with uncivil comments on their social media accounts

In the wake of a federal court ruling that President Donald Trump was in violation of the First Amendment when he blocked a critic on Twitter, local politicians said they …

UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census

Trump abandons controversial bid to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, directs agencies dig through existing databases.

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: Fri., July 5, 2019, 11:34 p.m.

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: Fri., July 5, 2019, 8:59 a.m.

Trump: America’s story is ‘the greatest political journey’

President Donald Trump celebrated the story of America as “the greatest political journey in human history” in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy but cheering crowd of spectators, …

UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 12:16 a.m.

Judge bars Trump from using $2.5B to build border wall

A federal judge has prohibited President Donald Trump from using $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority sections of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico.

Trump offers to meet North Korea’s Kim at DMZ

President Donald Trump is inviting North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to shake hands during a possible visit to the demilitarized zone with South Korea