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Mount Vernon lawyers, organizations ramp up immigration work

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) – Mount Vernon immigration lawyer Gabriel Harrison has been busy this year. Outside of working on cases, he has been volunteering ...

House GOP leaders won’t rush health care vote

House GOP leaders during a members-only conference call Saturday vowed to avoid a government shutdown and said they’re closer to a deal to repeal and ...

Shrinking parts of Louisiana coast threaten unique culture

BURAS, La. (AP) – What brought many Cambodian fishers to south Louisiana was the climate. Fleeing war, Phan Plork’s parents, for example, moved to Buras ...

On Earth Day, Donald Trump visits wounded warriors, vows to protect 'God-given' gifts, families

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump spent a good portion of Earth Day at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center just outside the nation’s ...

Kellan Baker, transgender man and LGBT activist, addresses March for Science

Among the speakers at the March for Science on Saturday was a transgender man. Kellan Baker, a senior fellow with the LGBT research and communications ...

Donald Trump rally to vie with White House Correspondents Association dinner

President Trump announced Saturday his plans for next weekend the he skips the annual White House Correspondents Dinner: He’ll be holding a rally in Pennsylvania. ...

Trump scoffs at 100-day mark as ‘ridiculous standard’

President Donald Trump on Friday claimed that he won’t get the credit he deserves for the first 100 days of his administration, seeking to manage ...

How Trump Blew Up the Conservative Media

Months before Donald Trump blew up American politics with his surprise win in November, he did the same thing to the conservative media. Through much ...

Schatz: Sessions quip 'an insult to the people of the state of Hawaii'

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz said Attorney General Jeff Sessions insulted the people of Hawaii when he dismissed a ruling against the Trump administration’s travel ban ...

Conservative groups open to new Obamacare repeal push

Deep-pocketed conservative groups that helped fuel the downfall of the House GOP’s Obamacare alternative are now quietly signaling they won’t oppose the White House’s renewed ...

State Dept. official reassigned amid conservative media attacks

The Trump administration has moved a second career government employee out of a top advisory role amid pressure from conservative media outlets that have publicly ...

Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant money

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, warning ...

New York's mayor blasts Sessions' 'soft on crime' statement

NEW YORK (AP) – Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions engaged in a war of words on Friday over a Department ...

Des Moines schools host immigration rights events

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Des Moines Public Schools is partnering with local immigration agencies to host events for families who are in the country ...

Agriculture producers struggle to find US workers

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – When Robert Kraft wakes up, usually before sunrise, the first thing he thinks about is his dairy. There’s always a lot ...

The Latest: Pennsylvania lieutenant gov won't oppose rebuke

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Latest on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf stripping the state’s lieutenant governor of state police protection following complaints about his treatment ...

Trump predicts victory on health care ‘next week or shortly thereafter’

President Donald Trump expressed confidence Thursday in Congress’ ability to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare as well as a spending bill to avoid ...

White House pressures GOP leaders on Obamacare showdown next week

A frantic and impatient White House is pressuring House GOP leaders for another showdown vote on repealing Obamacare next week so it can notch a ...

How Berkeley became a hotbed of violence in the Trump era

In canceling a planned speech by conservative author Ann Coulter at the University of California, Berkeley, school officials made a startling admission Wednesday: They could ...

Topeka magnet school grows its dual-language program

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Since 2009, children attending Scott Dual Language Magnet have been learning not only how to speak in English and Spanish, they’ve ...

Washington Goes Up in Smoke

Most handouts on Capitol Hill go to airlines, defense contractors and banks, but for a few sunny hours on Thursday afternoon, anyone with a congressional ...

Bill O’Reilly Sacked, Fox News Gets Off Free

No matter where you stand on Bill O’Reilly—he’s a serial abuser who deserved his canning or he’s the subject of “a brutal campaign of character ...

Pro-Trump group's ads' motives under question

A new slew of ads from a pro-Trump group thanking House Republicans for supporting the president has created some questions around the true motives of ...

CIA employee or contractor believed by authorities to have leaked documents to WikiLeaks

Federal law enforcement authorities believe it was a vetted member of the U.S. intelligence community — either an official CIA employee or a contractor — ...

Father of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan dies; served in Congress

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Lawrence Hogan Sr., a former Maryland congressman and father of Gov. Larry Hogan, died on Thursday at age 88, the governor’s ...

Deportation officers have too many cases, says report from Homeland Security

The Obama administration left the government’s deportation force in disarray, according to a new report Thursday from the Homeland Security inspector general. The report said ...

Can Fox stay on top without Ailes and O'Reilly?

Since its founding in 1996, Fox News’ brain has been Roger Ailes and its voice has been Bill O’Reilly. Fox News now seems entirely comfortable ...

White House eyes harder line on shutdown talks

The White House, under internal pressure to show legislative achievements ahead of the 100-day mark, is gearing up for a government shutdown fight to secure ...

Fox News breaks silence on O’Reilly ouster with on-air report

Fox News finally broke its on-air silence about Bill O’Reilly’s exit Wednesday. After the network remained mum for hours on the announcement that the network’s ...

GOP strategists: Georgia results are a wake-up call

The official Republican message on Wednesday, one day after Georgia’s special election, was that it meant nothing. There is no cause to be alarmed by ...

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