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Democrats request inspector general investigate Price's use of charter planes

House and Senate Democrats on Wednesday formally requested that the HHS inspector general investigate HHS Secretary Tom Price’s use of private planes for government business. ...

Price’s private-jet travel breaks precedent

In a sharp departure from his predecessors, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price last week took private jets on five separate flights for official ...

Did Trump Just Do 'Rocket Man' a Favor?

When President George H. W. Bush was staring down Saddam Hussein after the Iraq dictator’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990, the former diplomat spoke in ...

Left on ‘full war footing’ to stop Obamacare repeal

The liberal activists roused into the streets by President Donald Trump are revving up for one last campaign to save Obamacare. The sudden resurgence of ...

Senate girds for final Obamacare repeal vote

The Senate will vote next week on the latest bill to repeal Obamacare — but the outcome is anything but certain. Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...

DACA denial rate doubles under Donald Trump administration

The Homeland Security Department has doubled the rate of denials of Dreamers’ amnesty applications, according to numbers released Wednesday that suggest the administration had been ...

More charges, new defendant in Texas human smuggling case

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – The driver of a semitrailer found outside a San Antonio Walmart in July packed with immigrants, including 10 who died, faces ...

5 arrested after meth, 2 Mexican men found hidden in cars

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Five people have been arrested at a southern Arizona immigration checkpoint after 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of methamphetamine was found in ...

Rouhani says Iranians are waiting for an apology from Trump

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his ...

Robert Mueller investigation would be shielded by Senate bills

Just as President Trump has begun easing off his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Senate ...

Twitter Trump and Teleprompter Trump merge on global stage

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump often functions in one of two modes. One is the unshackled, quick-to-feel-slighted contrarian who believes in two eyes for ...

Anxious world lobbies Trump on Iran nuclear deal

NEW YORK — In public, in private, and with few exceptions, world leaders gathered at the United Nations this week are urging President Donald Trump ...

Republicans consider paring tax breaks for rich, corporations

Senior White House and congressional officials are thinking about ways to make tax reform less generous to the wealthy and are considering a smaller corporate ...

Graham-Cassidy health care bill: What you need to know

Block grants would radically change how health care is funded in the U.S.

Backlash throws last-ditch Obamacare repeal effort into doubt

Republicans hoping to jam a last-minute Obamacare repeal plan through the Senate are confronting a rising tide of opposition as health care groups, patient advocates ...

Immigrant hurricane victims turn to churches amid fear

HOUSTON (AP) – Immigrants came from across Houston to a Baptist church gymnasium and stacked dollies with boxes of cereal, orange juice and household necessities ...

New Mexico elections agency defends campaign restrictions

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico campaign finance regulators are sticking to conclusions that drastically limit Republican Congressman Steve Pearce’s access to federal campaign ...

Protesting Venezuelan violinist may seek asylum in US

NEW YORK (AP) – A violinist who became the young face of anti-government protests in Venezuela may soon seek political asylum in the United States. ...

UN chief to open signing for 1st nuclear ban treaty

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will open the signing ceremony for the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons and the Security Council ...

Anti-nuclear weapons protesters scale Australian building

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Two anti-nuclear weapons campaigners scaled the entrance awning of Australia’s foreign ministry and unfurled a banner on Wednesday to protest the ...

Momentum builds for Obamacare repeal

Senate Republicans’ last-gasp Obamacare repeal effort is gaining steam, with key senators who tanked the last push in July signaling new openness to the latest ...

Dems rush back to Obamacare battle

Democrats hustled Monday to beat back the GOP’s latest Obama-care repeal push, leaning on moderate Republicans and mobilizing advocacy groups off the Hill to sound ...

Obamacare repeal plan won’t get full CBO analysis by key deadline

If Senate Republicans vote to repeal Obamacare before the end of the month, they’ll be flying blind — not knowing the impact their plan will ...

Palestinian activist to be deported to Jordan from Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) – A Chicago Palestinian activist with a decades-old record of bombings in Jerusalem will be deported to Jordan on Tuesday, her spokesman said. ...

When Obama and I Upset the Whole Country of Kenya

As President Obama’s second term began, many top advisers, their personal legacies cemented and a second term secure, were finally ready to leave. David Plouffe, ...

How the FEC Turned a Blind Eye to Foreign Meddling

When Facebook revealed to investigators that a Kremlin-linked troll farm paid the company $100,000 for divisive political ads during the 2016 election, many saw the ...

Hillary Clinton slams Donald Trump, Russian influence during appearance at Warner Theatre

Hours after saying she may still formally challenge the results of the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton returned to Washington on Monday night and said a ...

Saudi Arabian government denounces 'extremist ideology'

The Saudi Arabian government-supported Muslim World League, once seen as a promoter of the radical Wahhabism ideology, has issued a communique alongside the United Nations ...

Donald Trump's U.N. speech tough on North Korea

President Trump will turn up the heat on North Korea and call out countries that coddle the rogue regime Tuesday in his first address to ...

The Latest: Pelosi says she understands, respects protesters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The Latest on appearances in California by U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (all times local): 5:30 p.m. House Democratic Leader ...

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