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Congress blocks rule barring mentally impaired from guns

Posted 2/16/2017 in National

Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people.

 

 

Trump White House wrestles with a crush of crises

Posted 2/16/2017 in National

Less than a month into his tenure, Donald Trump's White House is beset by a crush of crises.

 

 

Trump's pick for Israel ambassador faces rocky confirmation

Posted 2/16/2017 in National

David Friedman, the firebrand attorney President Donald Trump picked to be his ambassador to Israel, faces a rocky confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee after Trump signaled a dramatic shift in strategy for pursuing peace in the Middle East.

 

 

Puzder withdraws nomination to be Trump's labor secretary

Posted 2/16/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's nominee for labor secretary abruptly withdrew his nomination Wednesday after Senate Republicans balked at supporting him, in part over taxes he belatedly paid on a former housekeeper not authorized to work in the United States.

 

 

House GOP batting around options for revamping health law

Posted 2/16/2017 in National

With the Republican drive to craft a new health care plan sputtering, House GOP leaders are offering options to rank-and-file lawmakers for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law with a conservative approach dominated by tax breaks and a transition away from today's Medicaid program.

 

 

'Day Without Immigrants' protests being held across US

Posted 2/16/2017 in National

Immigrants across the country are expected to stay home from school and work today to show how critical they are to the U.S. economy and way of life.

 

 

Flynn, fired once by a president, now removed by another

Posted 2/15/2017 in National

Fired by one American commander in chief for insubordination, Michael Flynn has now been removed by another.

 

 

Officials: Trump knew Flynn misled White House weeks before ouster

Posted 2/15/2017 in National

Just six days into his presidency, Donald Trump was informed his national security adviser had misled his vice president about contacts with Russia.

 

 

Republicans block Dem effort to get Trump's tax returns

Posted 2/15/2017 in National

House Republicans on Tuesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to use an obscure law to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns from the IRS.

 

 

Gun industry seeks to ease gov't restrictions on silencers

Posted 2/14/2017 in National

They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond.

 

 

Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns

Posted 2/14/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned following reports he misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia.

 

 

Senate confirms former banker Mnuchin as Treasury secretary

Posted 2/14/2017 in National

A bitterly divided Senate on Monday confirmed Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary despite strong objections by Democrats that the former banker ran a "foreclosure machine" when he headed OneWest Bank.

 

 

Canada's Trudeau talks trade with Trump at White House

Posted 2/14/2017 in National

A political odd couple, President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resolutely played up their similarities at their first meeting Monday, even as obvious differences lurked behind their public smiles.

 

 

Israel leader's White House trip clouded in uncertainty

Posted 2/14/2017 in National

Israel's prime minister heads to Washington this week for a high-profile meeting with President Donald Trump that suddenly is clouded in uncertainty.

 

 

Trump, Abe express close bonds after North Korea's missile launch

Posted 2/13/2017 in National

For most of the day President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used golf under the Florida sun to show the world the U.S.-Japan alliance remained strong.

 

 

Trump says he might give travel ban a tweak or a makeover

Posted 2/12/2017 in National

President Donald Trump says he might give his refugee and immigration travel ban a second try, either as a revision or as a new order, as he contends with an appeals court ruling that prevents the ban from being enforced.

 

 

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.

 

 

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