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Hawaii judge blocks latest version of Trump’s travel ban

Updated on  October 17, 2017 at 9:43 am
A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect. Read More

Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

The announcement follows reports by The Washington Post and CBS News, which detailed the Pennsylvania lawmaker’s involvement in crafting a 2016 law, signed by President Barack Obama, that weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration’s authority to curb opioid distribution. Read More

Ryan says Senate biggest obstacle to passing tax cut

House Speaker Paul Ryan said today that the biggest obstacle to passing a Republican-authored federal tax overhaul plan is the GOP-controlled Senate because of its narrow majority, but he believes it will prevail this year with bipartisan support. Read More

Trump raises possibility of withdrawing drug czar nominee

Updated on  October 17, 2017 at 9:08 am
President Donald Trump today raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation’s drug czar following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. Read More

Federal judge to rule later on latest Trump travel ban

A federal judge in Maryland will rule later on three lawsuits requesting preliminary injunctions to block the most recent Trump administration travel restrictions. Read More

Trump, McConnell insist they’re together for GOP agenda

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged Monday to work together on the GOP goal of overhauling federal taxes, proclaiming that despite reports to the contrary their relationship is just fine. Read More

‘I’m intact,’ Tillerson says, brushing off drama with Trump

Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 12:28 pm
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on today ducked, danced and sidestepped the question of whether he truly called President Donald Trump a “moron,” dismissing the brouhaha as the “petty stuff” of Washington Read More

Chill in the air as McConnell sets to sit down with Trump

Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm
President Donald Trump blames the Senate’s GOP leader for the health overhaul failure, tantalizes deals with Democrats and watches his former strategist work to bulldoze the Republican establishment on Capitol Hill. Read More

Collins urges Trump to back effort to restore health subsidy

Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 12:40 pm
A key moderate Republican urged President Donald Trump today to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his abrupt decision to halt federal payments to insurers. Sen. Susan Collins called the move “disruptive” and an immediate threat to access to health care. Read More

Trump’s speech sparks a new war of words between U.S., Iran

President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal has sparked a new war of words between the Islamic Republic and America, fueling growing mistrust and a sense of nationalism among Iranians. Read More

Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision

Updated on  October 14, 2017 at 3:59 pm
President Donald Trump’s decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was benefiting roughly 6 million Americans helps fulfill a campaign promise, but it also risks harming some of the very people who helped him win the presidency. Read More

Schatz among critics of Trump’s pick to lead NOAA

President Donald Trump tapped a former Texas regulator who has argued the moral case for fossil fuels to be the top White House environment official and the chief executive of AccuWeather Inc. to lead the federal government’s weather and climate science office, picks that drew immediate criticism. Read More

Trump won’t pull out of ‘worst’ Iran nuclear deal — for now

Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 2:26 pm
President Donald Trump today angrily accused Iran of violating the landmark 2015 international nuclear accord, blaming the Iranians for a litany of sinister behavior and hitting their main military wing with anti-terror penalties. Read More

Trump to issue stop-payment order on health care subsidies

Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 8:26 am
In a move likely to roil America’s insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to persuade Congress to unravel for months. Read More

U.S., Israel to exit UNESCO over its alleged anti-Israel bias

The United States announced today it is pulling out of the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for “fundamental reform” in the agency. Read More

Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers

In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months. Read More