March 2017 Archive

GOP scrambles to head off special election disaster

Republicans are increasingly anxious that a splintered GOP field could lead to a Democratic upset victory in one of the first congressional elections of the ...

White House shuffles West Wing staff after health bill collapse

Less than a week after suffering a stinging defeat on health care legislation, President Donald Trump shook up his West Wing staff on Thursday, dispatching ...

Spicer says no more staff shake-ups after departure of senior aide Walsh

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that no further changes are expected in the West Wing following the departure of deputy chief of ...

Trump goes after Freedom Caucus ringleaders

For years, the House Freedom Caucus has pushed around House Republican leaders, even driving a speaker out of office. But now they’ve messed with the ...

Trump’s team eager to woo Democrats on tax reform

When Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin launched his outreach earlier this month to lawmakers on an overhaul to the country’s tax system, one of his first ...

North Korea accuses US of using its nukes as excuse

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – North Korea accused the United States on Thursday of using the North’s nuclear program as an excuse to mask its own ...

New York drug case opens window on dark period for Honduras

NEW YORK (AP) – A case unfolding in a lower Manhattan courtroom has caused political tremors in Honduras, seeming to confirm long-held suspicions that corruption ...

Michael Flynn seeks immunity, wants to talk with Congress

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is in discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees on receiving immunity from “unfair prosecution” in exchange for ...

Trump tackles unfair trade with executive orders

President Trump will sign two executive orders Friday aimed at cracking down on foreign competitors’ unfair trade practices. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Mr. Trump ...

Senate intel chief: Americans 'deserve to hear the truth' on Russian meddling

America “deserves to hear the truth about possible Russian involvement in our elections,” the Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday, as the ...

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