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FBI: White supremacist talked of Dylann Roof-type attack

Posted 2/17/2017 in National

A white supremacist with felony convictions in South Carolina bought a gun from an undercover FBI agent, telling the agent he planned an attack in "the spirit of Dylann Roof," authorities said Thursday.

 

 

Watchdog: US has no way to measure border wall effectiveness

Posted 2/17/2017 in National

The United States does not have a way to measure how well fencing works to deter illegal crossings from Mexico, according to a report released Thursday by Congress' main watchdog as President Donald Trump renewed his pledge to build "a great wall" on the border.

 

 

A broader Israel-Arab deal -- rare opportunity or diversion?

Posted 2/17/2017 in National

President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have pledged to seize what they believe is an opportunity for an ambitious Israeli-Arab peace deal.

 

 

Trump's pick for Israel envoy goes on damage control

Posted 2/17/2017 in National

The combative attorney President Donald Trump picked as his ambassador to Israel sought to repair the damage from past attacks on political opponents, telling Congress he deeply regretted using inflammatory language and promised to be "respectful and measured" should he be confirmed.

 

 

Man pleads guilty to buying rifles in San Bernardino attack

Posted 2/17/2017 in National

A California man who bought high-powered rifles used in the San Bernardino terror attack pleaded guilty on Thursday as the father of one of the victims angrily denounced the plea deal as a "slap on the wrist."

 

 

Washington court rules against florist in gay wedding case

Posted 2/17/2017 in National

The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state's antidiscrimination law, even though she claimed doing so would violate her religious beliefs.

 

 

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.

 

 

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