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Trump accuses Democrat of undermining trust on immigration
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:38:50 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed to make a deal....
Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump _ but his company won't go
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:14:56 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An attempt to oust President Donald Trump's hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct....
AP News Guide: Big decisions await Congress on immigration
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:40:45 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Before a potential government shutdown at midnight Friday night, a host of leftover Washington business is bottled up in Congress, waiting on a deal to prevent the deportation of young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and an agreement on other immigration-related issues, including President Donald Trump's long-sought U.S.-Mexico border wall....
US allies from Korean War meet on North Korean nuke threat
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:46:48 GMT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America's side in the Korean War, looking to tighten the economic noose around North Korea over its nuclear weapons even as hopes rise for diplomacy....
House panel interviewing Bannon after his fall from power
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:02:15 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Steve Bannon, the onetime confidant to President Donald Trump, following his spectacular fall from power after accusing the president's son and others of "treasonous" behavior for taking a meeting with Russians during the 2016 campaign....
Melania Trump's fashion style true to her Europe roots
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:33:33 GMT
PARIS (AP) -- Slovenian-born Melania Trump has been unafraid to go against her husband's "America First" agenda and stay true to her roots, if there's a message to be taken from her bold, foreign-flavored wardrobe in 2017....
MLK III calls out Trump on alleged immigration comments
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:22:42 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Martin Luther King Jr.'s eldest son is calling out President Donald Trump following accusations the president used a vulgarity to describe African countries during a meeting last week and expressed a preference for immigrants from countries like Norway....
Pregnant teen who sued over abortion leaves federal custody
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:23:38 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A pregnant immigrant teenager who told a judge that she was being prevented from having an abortion while in federal custody has been released, giving her the ability to obtain the procedure....
Dems aim for, and GOP worries about, midterm election wave
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:12:50 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Buoyed by a string of Republican retirements and President Donald Trump's persistently low approval rating, Democrats are increasingly hopeful about their chances for a midterm election wave that would give them control of the House and deliver a blow to the president....
Senators who didn't recall Trump using vulgarity backtrack
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:27:24 GMT
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Two Republican senators who had said they did not recall President Donald Trump using a vulgarity to describe African countries backtracked Sunday and challenged other senators' descriptions of the remark....
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The Bubble: 'President Trump is a white racist,' liberals say
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:29:56 -0500
Trump used the wrong words, but had the right idea, conservatives said. #TheBubble.
Ralph Northam pledges less toxic politics as Virginia's governor
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:06:45 -0500
Democratic governor in swing state doesn't want to come out swinging at opposition.
Meghan McCain tweets photo of 'amazing hike with dad' after senator's brain-cancer diagnosis
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:49:13 -0400
Senator John McCain revealed he has a primary brain tumor, with doctors describing the tumor as a glioblastoma.
Taxes, Trump, transit among headaches New Jersey's new governor will face
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:53:49 -0500
Money for budget, pensions, infrastructure won't be plentiful
Gallup/Knight survey: Americans believe media matters, but don't think it's doing its job
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:33:06 -0500
Most Americans believe the media plays an important role in democracy, according to a new survey.
Oprah would trounce Trump in California, new poll shows
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:17:26 -0500
In a hypothetical presidential race, polls show Oprah Winfrey would handily defeat Donald Trump in the state of California. According to The Hill, A KPIX-SurveyUSA poll asked 909 California voters about theoretical presidential contests.
Quiz: How well do you know your inauguration history?
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:19:03 -0500
Test your knowledge of past inaugurations.
Meet the new U.S. senators
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:28:26 -0500
The 2017 freshman class includes the first Latina senator along with the first African American and Indian American to represent California in the Senate.
USA TODAY's blog on all things political
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 12:15:47 -0500
USA TODAY follows the latest updates from Washington, D.C., and across the nation.
Capital Download: Latest interviews
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:27:52 -0500
USA TODAY's weekly video newsmaker series with Susan Page.
USA TODAY and Gannett coverage of the 2016 elections
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:10:17 -0400
National coverage of the road to Election Day.
Congress and guns: Key moments in 26 years of death and debate
Fri, 1 Jul 2016 18:04:19 -0400
Congress is gridlocked over guns, but that has not always been the case.
Poll: Over 60% of Republicans satisfied with the nation's direction
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:57:04 -0500
A new Gallup polls finds that 61% of Republicans are satisfied with the direction the country is going. Veuer's Chandra Lanier has the story.
Russian Foreign Minister: U.S. behavior is destabilizing the world
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:36:07 -0500
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on Monday, that the united states and it’s allies are destabilizing the world.
Durbin calls on White House to release tapes of Trump's remarks about African countries
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:12:08 -0500
The Illinois senator stands by his statement that President Trump used a racially charged term when referring to African countries.
Trump MLK Day address: Don't judge people by 'how they look or where they come from'
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:55:04 -0500
Trumps comments about King come in the wake of claims he referred to Haiti and African nations as "shithole countries"
Gallup: Nearly two-thirds of Republicans are satisfied with the direction of the country
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:57:52 -0500
Gallup survey finds satisfaction level among the GOP rank and file is the highest since 2007.
Dozens of transgender volunteers seek to join military since Jan. 1
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:55:00 -0500
Since recruiting opened to them Jan. 1, dozens of transgender volunteers have approached recruiters about joining the armed services.
The four big fights Trump and Congress must resolve to avert a government shutdown
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:17:05 -0500
Congress has five days to reach an agreement on a thicket of thorny issues, and the clock is ticking down to a Jan. 19 deadline.
Ivana Trump says Donald is not a racist
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:12:13 -0500
Ivana Trump is weighing into the debate over whether her ex-husband, President Trump, is a racist for supposedly calling some nations 's---hole countries.'
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Congressional agenda this week: Avoiding a shutdown, searching for DACA fix
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:00:55 GMT
Back after a long holiday weekend, lawmakers must reach an agreement on a budget plan before the Friday deadline when government funding runs out, but demands from each side of the aisle are impeding progress on negotiations.
The exhausting first year of Trump's presidency
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:20:36 GMT
It will be impossible to adequately explain in decades to come just what it was like to be alive in the exhausting first year of Donald Trump's presidency.
The first family's first year
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:20:22 GMT
It's been a jam-packed year of news since President Donald Trump moved into the White House, but it's also been a transformative -- if tumultuous -- year for each member of the first family.
Did Trump say African countries were 'shitholes'?
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:44:03 GMT
During a White House meeting Thursday on immigration reform, President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African nations as "shithole countries." Here's what five of the lawmakers who attended the meeting said afterward about the controversy. Two who attended -- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, and Rep. Robert Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia -- have not made public comments.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day across America
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:44:03 GMT
US and Canada will host North Korea nuclear meeting
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:27:13 GMT
The United States and Canada will co-host an international summit on the North Korean nuclear threat in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday, as tensions on the Korean Peninsula settle into a steady simmer while direct talks between the north and the south continue.
WSJ: Kushner was warned about Wendi Deng Murdoch
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:05:13 GMT
Counterintelligence officials warned Jared Kushner in early 2017 that Wendi Deng Murdoch might use her friendship with him and his wife, Ivanka Trump, to help China, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.
A timeline of Trump's actions during the Hawaii false alarm
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:30:10 GMT
As Hawaiians catch their breath following the jarring missile alert mishap over the weekend, scrutiny has reached the White House and how it grappled with the mistaken alarm.
Trump slams Durbin, who he says 'misrepresented' his immigration comments
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:38:00 GMT
President Donald Trump on Monday claimed Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin "totally misrepresented" comments during an Oval Office meeting last week, where sources said Trump used vulgar and demeaning language to describe immigrants from Africa.
Can Republicans in tough races survive Trump's racial provocations?
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:25:08 GMT
Republicans were bracing for a massive surge in minority turnout in this fall's midterm elections. They were worried that voters didn't understand their tax reform law or give the GOP credit for a strong economy.
McCarthy gave Trump a jar of his favorite red and pink Starbursts, Washington Post reports
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:32:04 GMT
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy once sweetened his relationship with President Donald Trump with a gift of red and pink Starbursts.
Hope Hicks expected to talk to Hill committee
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:41:28 GMT
White House Communications Director Hope Hicks is expected to meet with the House Intelligence Committee as soon as this week, making her one of President Donald Trump's closest confidantes to be privately interviewed in the panel's Russia investigation, multiple sources with knowledge of the matter told CNN.
Paul Manafort, Rick Gates back in court to discuss trial date
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:56:51 GMT
Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates return to court Tuesday morning for a hearing that could give the clearest picture yet of how both sides are preparing for a trial related to the Russia probe.
GOP satisfaction with the country's direction at its highest since 2007
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:21:38 GMT
On the heels of a roaring stock market and Republicans' success in passing a tax plan, GOP satisfaction with the direction of the United States is now the highest it has been since 2007, according to a new Gallup poll released Monday.
On shutdown and DACA fix, more questions than answers
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:32:51 GMT
President Donald Trump -- with the quiet, but strong support of congressional Republican leaders -- has rejected the lone bipartisan proposal on the table to address the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Romney: Trump's comments 'antithetical to American values'
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:27:05 GMT
Mitt Romney took a swipe at President Donald Trump on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, condemning his "shithole countries" remark.
Russian foreign minister berates US for 'destabilizing' world
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:54:26 GMT
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has accused the United States of destabilizing the world, airing a list of grievances over the Trump administration's foreign policy.
Jeff Flake expected to deliver floor speech comparing Trump's attacks on media to Stalin's
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:45:52 GMT
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona is expected to deliver a floor speech on Wednesday in which he will compare President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media to the rhetoric of late Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
Trump spends MLK Jr. Day golfing
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:30:25 GMT
Trump's White House: How a bipartisan policy meeting devolved into vulgarity
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 22:28:47 GMT
Republican Sen. Tom Cotton was meeting with a foreign leader in his Capitol Hill office Thursday when he received an urgent message to come to the White House.
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Martin Luther King Jr.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:00:51 -0500
Martin Luther King Jr.King was a Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and civil rights leader who practiced peaceful, nonviolent civil disobedience to protest racial inequality. In 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Trump and Kim should talk after false alarm
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:47:57 -0500
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Trump and Kim should talk after false alarmRep. Tulsi Gabbard said President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should enter negotiations before another mistake leads to accidental nuclear war.
Georgia senator now says Trump 'did not use that word'
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:08:07 -0500
Georgia senator now says Trump 'did not use that word'Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., said that President Trump never used crass language referring to Haiti and African nations during a closed-door meeting earlier this week.
The Nordic track (channeling President Trump)
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:22:41 -0500
The Nordic track (channeling President Trump)What's so great about Norway, anyway?
Trump not racist 'in the traditional sense,' says MLK's nephew at White House
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:53:20 -0500
Trump not racist 'in the traditional sense,' says MLK's nephew at White HouseAfter appearing alongside President Trump at a White House event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday, Isaac Newton Farris Jr., nephew of the late civil rights leader, said he does not believe the commander in chief is “a racist in the traditional sense.”
Klansman Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in the 1964 slayings of 3 civil rights workers, is dead: A look back
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:39:52 -0500
Klansman Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in the 1964 slayings of 3 civil rights workers, is dead: A look backKlansman Edgar Ray Killen, convicted decades later in the 1964 slayings of civil rights workers James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, has died in prison at the age of 92. Here's a look back.
President Trump disputes reports of remarks on Haiti
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:29:29 -0500
President Trump disputes reports of remarks on HaitiPresident Trump is disputing multiple reports that he made disparaging remarks about countries during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers on U.S. immigration policy.
Activists protest against Trump's immigration policies
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:01:05 -0500
Activists protest against Trump's immigration policiesImmigration activists, clergy members and others participate in a protests against President Donald Trump's immigration policies.
Trump's 'Year One' ignites on the cover of Time
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:45:54 -0500
Trump's 'Year One' ignites on the cover of TimeTime magazine is set to publish a cover that it says depicts Donald Trump's first year in office and the White House response to Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury.”
Kellyanne Conway: We're forced to talk about Hillary, whom we never mention
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:28:15 -0500
Kellyanne Conway: We're forced to talk about Hillary, whom we never mentionKellyanne Conway, refuting the claim that the White House is "obsessed" with Hillary Clinton, said on “Fox & Friends”: “The fact is, we only have to talk about her because people won’t let go of an election that she lost miserably.”
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