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Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including ...

Trump defends vulgar remarks while partly denying them

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries. Trump said ...

Racial firestorm surrounds Trump at MLK holiday

ATLANTA (AP) – The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump’s presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump’s own making. ...

Bipartisan deal would create 12-year citizenship pathway

WASHINGTON (AP) – A bipartisan agreement among a handful of senators to prevent deportation of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants includes a pathway to ...

Democrats in California governor's race say Trump is racist

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Candidates seeking to become California’s next governor dueled Saturday over deep partisan differences, with Democrats and Republicans breaking sharply on issues ...

Trump appears to deny using 'shithole' language

President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to deny he used the phrase “shithole countries” to describe foreign nations during a bipartisan meeting on immigration with ...

Demoralized Trump aides grapple with 'shithole'-gate

White House aides were demoralized on Thursday night, watching the word “shithole” slink across the cable news chyrons. In the wake of the administration’s tax ...

Trump extends Iran nuclear deal again

President Donald Trump is once again extending the Iran nuclear deal, but Trump will “terminate” the agreement unless Congress and European allies agree to strengthen ...

Trump throws lifeline to Iran nuclear pact, jumpstarting dicey Senate negotiations

President Donald Trump took a crucial step to preserve the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal on Friday — and now, for Congress, comes the hard part. Trump ...

‘John Kelly is the man Fred Trump always wanted Donald Trump to be’

President Donald Trump stirs up so many problems on a daily basis that his chief of staff, John Kelly, has come to define his success ...

Lindsey Graham called Mexico, other countries 'hellholes' in 2013 immigration debate

Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of those in the meeting Thursday where President Trump reportedly called some developing nations “sh—hole” countries, used similar language himself during ...

Trump comments highlight racial impact of migration platform

DENVER (AP) – For years, a movement to limit the number of migrants into the U.S. and end a system that favors family members of ...

Brother of US man killed fighting for ISIS sentenced

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The brother of a San Diego man believed to be the first American citizen killed while fighting alongside the Islamic State ...

Democrats to try to censure Trump over harsh immigration comment

Democrats said Friday they will attempt to censure President Trump next week for disparaging comments he reportedly made about developing countries in a closed-door meeting ...

Trump in 'excellent health' after physical exam, doctor says

President Trump’s doctor said Friday night after a full medical exam that the president is in “excellent” health. “The president’s physical exam today at Walter ...

Trump races to head off another special election debacle

The White House is scrambling to avoid another special election disaster, this time in a Pennsylvania congressional district in the heart of Trump country. After ...

Trump rebuffs Dreamers deal reached by senators

A bipartisan group of six senators has reached a deal that would shield Dreamers from deportation and make other changes to immigration laws and border ...

Where was Oprah in 2016? Another what-if for Hillary alumni

Oprah Winfrey’s viral Golden Globes speech sounded, to many viewers, like a soaring convention speech — if not her own, then certainly the spotlight-stealing speech ...

GOP leaders feel squeeze as shutdown threat nears

Concerns are mounting over whether GOP leaders can wrangle the votes to avoid a government shutdown next week — with Republicans feeling pinched on the ...

Tax payouts deliver a wave of hope and hype

Republicans are basking in a wave of good publicity for their giant tax cut. WalMart, the nation’s largest private employer, just bumped up its minimum ...

Sex misconduct allegations change tone of Capitol event

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – An annual party to kick-off California’s new legislative year took a new tone Thursday night in the wake of sexual misconduct ...

Robert Mueller money laundering push could spark constitutional crisis

Any move by special counsel Robert Mueller to go beyond collusion and obstruction of justice to probe possible money laundering by President Trump and his ...

Treasury issues new tax withholding guide for cuts

The Treasury Department on Thursday released new guidelines on how much money companies should withhold from paychecks, saying the vast majority of workers will see ...

Members of Haitian community react to Trump's comments

President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from “shithole countries” after senators discussed revamping rules affecting those from Africa ...

Trump to deregulate sale of American weapon overseas

The Trump administration is taking aim at another U.S. industry it says it being held back by overregulation and government red tape, moving to reduce ...

GOP may skip budget, kneecapping 2018 ambitions

Republican leaders are considering skipping passage of a GOP budget this year — a blow to the party’s weakened fiscal hawks that would squash all ...

California Republican Darrell Issa to retire

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) will not seek reelection, he announced Wednesday — the latest sign of a growing Democratic wave in this year’s midterm elections. ...

Rash of retirements dim GOP hopes of keeping the House

A flurry of Republican retirements in recent weeks has further weakened the party’s hold on the House heading into the midterms — and the exodus ...

Trump’s secret plan to scrap Obamacare

Early last year as an Obamacare repeal bill was flailing in the House, top Trump administration officials showed select House conservatives a secret road map ...

Trump’s endorsement of earmarks intoxicates Congress

When Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart found out that President Donald Trump had endorsed earmarks on national television, the 15-year House veteran fist-pumped into the air. “Am ...

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