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Appeals court rejection leaves Trump travel ban on hold

Posted 2/10/2017 in National

The legal fight over President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations is on hold after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to block a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban, allowing previously barred travelers to continue coming to the United States.

 

 

Trump shows interest in privatizing air traffic control

Posted 2/10/2017 in National

President Donald Trump told airline and airport executives Thursday that he is interested in privatizing America's air traffic control system and improving the nation's airports and roads, which he called obsolete.

 

 

White House adviser 'counseled' after brand promotion

Posted 2/10/2017 in National

The White House has "counseled" a top aide to President Donald Trump after she promoted Ivanka Trump's fashion line during a national cable television appearance from the White House.

 

 

Price nears Senate confirmation as Trump health secretary

Posted 2/9/2017 in National

Republicans are ready to overpower Democrats and push another of President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees through the Senate, the man who will help lead the GOP drive to erase and replace the health care law.

 

 

Rancorous Senate 'silencing' gives Warren a national boost

Posted 2/9/2017 in National

The turbulent national debate over race, gender and free speech consumed the normally staid Senate on Wednesday after the GOP majority voted to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren, abruptly elevating her celebrity status at a moment when liberals are hungry for a leader to take on Donald Trump.

 

 

Senate confirms Sessions for AG

Posted 2/9/2017 in National

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration despite fierce Democratic opposition to the Alabama Republican over his record on civil rights and immigration.

 

 

New Orleans Mayor: Half-mile wide tornado damaged 940 homes

Posted 2/9/2017 in National

Dwight Powell lost his Lexus to the massive tornado that injured 33 people and destroyed or seriously damaged 940 properties on a half-mile wide rampage through two miles of east New Orleans.

 

 

New book spurs call for fresh probe of Emmett Till lynching

Posted 2/9/2017 in National

The horrific 1955 Mississippi slaying of Emmett Till, which helped trigger the modern civil rights movement, should be re-investigated now that a key witness is quoted as saying she lied about what the black teen said and did before he was lynched, Till's relatives say.

 

 

Trump travel ban in hands of federal appeals court

Posted 2/8/2017 in National

A federal appeals court will decide whether to reinstate President Donald Trump's travel ban after a contentious hearing in which the judges hammered away at the administration's motivations for the ban, but also directed pointed questions to an attorney for two states trying to overturn it.

 

 

Twitter broadens its campaign against hate and abuse

Posted 2/8/2017 in National

Twitter announced Tuesday that it is expanding efforts to protect its users from abuse and harassment, the latest milestone in a broader, growing corporate campaign to crack down on online hate.

 

 

Anti-Trump protests complicate the start of presidency

Posted 2/7/2017 in National

Scrappy as ever, Donald Trump on Monday dismissed polls showing low approval ratings as "fake news."

 

 

Trump says media 'doesn't want to report' extremist attacks

Posted 2/7/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Monday accused the media of deliberately minimizing coverage of the threat posed by the Islamic State group, saying news outlets "have their reasons" for not reporting what he described as a "genocide" underway at the hands of the group.

 

 

Trump's church politics idea has wide reach, beyond GOP base

Posted 2/7/2017 in National

Republican President Donald Trump's pledge to scrap limits on church political activity could have sweeping effects that extend beyond his conservative supporters to more liberal congregations, including the black evangelical church that has long been a key component of the Democratic Party's electoral machinery.

 

 

Military services detail plans for $30 billion budget boost

Posted 2/7/2017 in National

Buoyed by President Donald Trump's pledge to rebuild the U.S. armed forces, senior Pentagon officials have delivered to Congress plans for increasing the defense budget by more than $30 billion to acquire new jet fighters, armored vehicles, improved training and more.

 

 

Palestinians ask world to punish Israel for settlement law

Posted 2/7/2017 in National

A Palestinian Cabinet minister on Tuesday called on the international community to punish Israel for a contentious new law, just hours after the Israeli parliament adopted the bill to retroactively legalize thousands of West Bank settlement homes built unlawfully on private Palestinian land.

 

 

Vice President: Gorsuch will join Supreme Court 'one way or the other'

Posted 2/4/2017 in National

Vice President Mike Pence pledged Saturday that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will join the nation's highest court "one way or the other."

 

 

Executive order on voter fraud quietly stalled

Posted 2/4/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's heated rush to launch what he said would be a "major investigation" into voter fraud has cooled, leaving White House staff uncertain when it will come to pass or what shape it will take.

 

 

US suspends enforcement of travel ban; Trump bashes judge

Posted 2/4/2017 in National

The government on Saturday suspended enforcement of President Donald Trump's refugee and immigration ban and scurried to appeal a judge's order, plunging the new administration into a crisis that has challenged Trump's authority -- and ability to fulfill campaign promises.

 

 

Super Bowl advertisers tread carefully in divisive climate

Posted 2/4/2017 in National

Super Bowl advertisers are treading carefully this year to avoid alienating customers as a divisive political climate takes some of the buzz away from what is usually the biggest spectacle on TV.

 

 

Hello? People swamp Congress with phone calls in era of Trump

Posted 2/4/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has promised to shake up Washington, but so far he's produced gridlock -- at least with the phone lines on Capitol Hill.

 

 

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