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Trump drops plan to host G-7 at Doral

Trump drops plan to hold next Group of Seven meeting at his Doral golf resort after scathing criticism


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Analysis: Confronted by impeachment, Trump adds to the chaos

The impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump has thrust Washington into a political crisis, and Trump keeps adding to the chaos.


Trump outstripping Obama on pace of executive orders

A past critic of executive orders, Trump has exceeded Obama’s numbers each year of his presidency


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Twitter: World leaders’ accounts not entirely above policies

Amid calls from some Democrats to suspend President Donald Trump’s account, Twitter says world leaders’ accounts aren’t entirely above its policies and that it will enforce those policies on any …


China tempers hopes about U.S. tariff truce

A truce in a U.S.-Chinese tariff war and Beijing’s promises to open more of its state-dominated economy are raising investor hopes. But Beijing is trying to temper expectations, while companies …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 2:09 p.m.

‘Nothing-burger’: U.S.-China truce leaves big issues for later

Nothing is on paper and details are scarce. China’s state-run media hasn’t even mentioned the promise to buy all those soybeans and other agricultural products.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

Trump backs Giuliani, but some aides wish he would cut ties

President Donald Trump is standing by his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, amid reports that federal prosecutors are looking into Giuliani for possible lobbying violations, but some aides wish he would …


Administration wants to cut WH foreign policy staff in half

President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser says he wants to reduce the White House foreign policy staff by half


Trump sets White House meeting with Chinese trade negotiator

President Donald Trump said he would meet at the White House on Friday with the leader of the Chinese negotiating team now in Washington for the latest round of talks …


President’s windmill hatred is a worry for booming industry

Land-based turbines are rising by the thousands across America, from the remote Texas plains to farm towns of Iowa. And the U.S. wind boom now is expanding offshore, with big …


Trump’s plan for Syria withdrawal weakens GOP unity

After years of limiting public fights with President Donald Trump, congressional Republicans broke ranks over the president’s plans to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria


Constitutional collision: WH vows no cooperation in probe

If there was any doubt: White House tells Congress there will be no cooperation in impeachment probe


Trump’s ex-envoy says Ukrainians gave Giuliani misinformation on the Bidens

The former U.S. special envoy for Ukraine told House investigators on Thursday that he warned President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, that Giuliani was receiving untrustworthy information from Ukrainian …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

Diplomat at center of Trump inquiry says he warned Ukraine

Lawmakers question first witness in impeachment investigation, the former special U.S. envoy to Ukraine


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Local experts find president’s Civil War tweet ‘ridiculous’

With an impeachment inquiry underway, President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that removing him from the presidency would cause a Civil War-level of splintering of the United States, a reiteration of …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

Intelligence panel has deal to hear whistleblower’s testimony

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday that his panel has reached an agreement to secure testimony from the anonymous whistleblower whose detailed complaint launched an impeachment investigation into …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

Student journalist scores big scoop in Trump-Ukraine story

A 20-year-old student at Arizona State University broke the news that a key State Department official who was involved in talks between President Donald Trump and the Ukrainian government had …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Conservative group to pressure Republicans to call out Trump over Ukraine

A conservative group is launching a series of ads this weekend urging House and Senate Republicans to condemn President Donald Trump for prodding the president of Ukraine to investigate a …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

Trump told Russian officials in 2017 he wasn’t concerned about Moscow’s interference in U.S. election

President Donald Trump told two senior Russian officials in a 2017 Oval Office meeting that he was unconcerned about Moscow’s interference in the U.S. election because the United States did …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

World Relief Spokane troubled by lowered refugee cap

The Trump administration proposed Thursday capping the number of refugees allowed into the United States to 18,000, a 40% decline from 2019, the Washington Post reported. This is terrible news …


Trump administration proposes historically low refugee limit

The Trump administration wants to cap the number of refugees admitted into the United States to the lowest number since the resettlement program was created in 1980


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

With Trump trade war a threat, Fed is set to cut rates again

For a second straight time, the Federal Reserve is set to cut interest rates this week to try to protect the economy from the consequences of a global slowdown and …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes

President Donald Trump says his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes amid an outbreak of breathing problems tied to vaping.


Gun legislation stalls as congressional leaders trade barbs

Congress appears no closer to approving legislation to curb gun violence as President Donald Trump wavers.


Trump presents medal to Ohio mass shootings responders

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is presenting the nation’s highest award for public safety officers to first responders in last month’s deadly shootings in Dayton, Ohio. Trump is awarding the …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Trump calls off secret meeting with Taliban, Afghan leaders

Trump says he’s calling off a secret Camp David meeting with Taliban and Afghanistan leaders


House Judiciary preparing vote on impeachment hearing rules

The House Judiciary Committee is escalating its impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, preparing a vote as soon as next Wednesday to establish procedures


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Agency reverses course on Trump’s Alabama hurricane claim

A federal agency is reversing course on the question of whether President Donald Trump tweeted stale information Sunday about Hurricane Dorian potentially hitting Alabama


Gorsuch regrets loss of civility in America but mum on Trump

Justice Neil Gorsuch is following the path of Supreme Court colleagues-turned-authors in a new book in which he laments the loss of civility in public discourse


Fed survey says growth is steady despite Trump’s trade wars

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday the U.S. economy is still growing steadily and most businesses are optimistic, even in the face of President Trump’s trade wars.