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Trump's words send Cabinet on perpetual clean-up mission

With each passing day, Donald Trump’s Cabinet looks more like a clean-up crew. The president’s undiplomatic comments are repeatedly forcing his foreign policy and national ...

Boehner: Republicans won't repeal and replace Obamacare

Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replace of Obamacare is “not what’s going to happen” and that Republicans ...

Takeaways from a week of raucous town halls

Republicans stepped away from the Capitol this week and into a P.R. mess. Aggrieved constituents — organized by a suddenly energetic liberal resistance movement — ...

Ivanka Trump, Kushner publicly silent as White House rolls back transgender protections

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, seemed to speak for their socially progressive generation last month when they helped to kill a proposed executive ...

Feds deny duping California police into immigration raid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Federal immigration officials pushed back hard against the assertion that they had duped the Santa Cruz, California, police department into helping ...

DHS chief softens Trump's talk on immigration

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly softened the administration’s rhetoric on immigration Thursday, contradicting President Donald Trump’s characterization of his deportation plan as he and Secretary ...

Older refugee students seek seats at mainstream high schools

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – The student handiwork posted outside a small classroom in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country hints at the ambition of the ...

US Rep. John Lewis chosen to speak at NY college graduation

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) – U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a longtime civil rights activist, has been chosen as the keynote speaker for the commencement ceremony at ...

The Latest: Feds deny deceiving police in California raid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Latest on a dispute between local police and federal immigration officials in a California city (all times local): 7:45 p.m. ...

Donald Trump advisors assure CPAC they will keep promises

President Trump’s top advisers assured conservatives Thursday that he will keep pressing on “all of those promises” that got him elected, rejected reports of chaos ...

Trump's Russia problem dogs Republicans at town halls

BLACKSTONE, Va. — There’s another topic besides Obamacare animating town halls across the country this week: Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia. Constituents and liberal activists ...

David Brock, donors wade into state fights

David Brock and some of the biggest donors from across the left are rallying behind an effort to stave off a Republican avalanche in state-level ...

Cabinet picks clash with White House over hiring

The White House’s deep involvement in hiring decisions across the government is frustrating some of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet secretaries, spurring early tussles between the ...

Trump’s 'Apprentice'-style hiring is upending Washington

After a meatloaf lunch at the White House last Tuesday, President Donald Trump made New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie an intriguing offer: Would he like ...

GOP lessons from the latest round of brutal town halls

BLACKSTONE, Va. — An overflow crowd here was eager to take on Rep. Dave Brat, the conservative Republican who just weeks earlier needled liberal protesters ...

Chicago schools take a stand on immigration enforcement

CHICAGO (AP) – As educators around the United States wonder whether a crackdown on immigrants will reach their schoolhouse doors, principals in Chicago have been ...

The Latest: AG says state needs protection from travel ban

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Latest on a lawsuit filed by Washington state against an immigration ban imposed by President Donald Trump (all times local): ...

Keith Ellison denies saying Democrats should down second amendment, guns

Rep. Keith Ellison denied Thursday that he previously said the Democratic Party should come out against the Second Amendment right of individuals to keep and ...

Keith Ellison supportive of impeachment against Trump

Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota said Thursday that he is open to the calls to initiate an impeachment process against President Trump. “I think that ...

Tom Perez: Trump's voter fraud claim is 'bunk'

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Thursday slapped down President Trump’s claim that there has been rampant voter fraud in elections, calling it “bunk.” In ...

Trump puts tougher immigration policy in motion

President Donald Trump pledged during his campaign to create a deportation force. Now, he’s equipped federal immigration agents with the tools to potentially remove millions ...

Mexican officials riled by Trump’s new deportation memos

President Donald Trump’s blunt diplomatic touch is creating new headaches for the deeply troubled U.S.-Mexico relationship. The Trump administration riled Mexican officials by choosing Tuesday ...

How Trump Can Learn to Love Leaking

Baby Donald and his supporters have gone all shirty on the topic of leaks. At his news conference last week, the president called the leaks ...

The Insurgent in the White House

When John Nagl ran into his old friend Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster at a conference recently, he needled the three-star general about his ill-fitting civilian ...

Ryan's border visit launches push for Trump's wall

Paul Ryan will take his first tour of the U.S. southern border Wednesday, kicking off in earnest House Republicans’ bid to fund Donald Trump’s wall ...

Philippines to deport convicted US pedophile

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – The Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration said Wednesday it had arrested a convicted American pedophile wanted by U.S. authorities for a string ...

Mexicans weigh the daunting prospect of deportee camps

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could be popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration’s plan to start ...

House Republicans beg court for more time to resolve Obamacare case

House Republicans and the Trump administration begged a federal court Tuesday for more time to figure out how to settle a thorny Obamacare case, now ...

Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court nominee, noted for religious rights cases

An American Indian who is serving life in prison without parole for killing his toddler believes it was “monumental” for 10th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

State Department vacancies highlight Trump administration's growing pains

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson heads to Mexico City for a delicate diplomatic mission Wednesday, but he is going at a moment of tremendous ...

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