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It will slash corporate taxes and tweak personal tax rates but excludes a tax on imports favored by some congressional Republicans.
President Trump's actions during his first 100 days have not won over environmentalists. Donald Trump's election victory, after a campaign characterized by railing against environmental regulations and dismissing the work of climate scientists, sent shivers through the environmental and scientific communities. During his first 100 days in office, the brash and unpredictable president has been following through on his campaign promises to bolster the oil, coal and natural gas industries and reverse the eco-friendly policies of his predecessor, former President Barack Obama.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.
Trump's former adviser reportedly did not ask permission or inform the U.S. government about payments he received for appearances before Russian organizations.
Not quite 100 tumultuous days into his term, President Trump's foreign policy remains a work in progress - a frequently shifting, unpredictable approach to world affairs that has unsettled rivals, but also sometimes unnerves even close allies who wonder if anyone can speak with authority for the Twitter-reliant commander in chief. "It's early, but you can understand why some people would be unnerved," Haass told Yahoo News by telephone.
French voters began casting ballots for the presidential election Sunday under heightened security in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world. Over 60,000 ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he'll mark his 100th day in office with a "BIG" rally in Pennsylvania.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A newspaper is reporting that a Florida state senator who resigned this week after using a racial slur hired a former Hooters "calendar girl" and a Playboy model with no political experience to be consultants for his political action committee last year.
President Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the White House. WASHINGTON - A day after the U.S. State Department certified that Iran is complying with an agreement designed to rein in its nuclear program, President Trump accused Tehran on Thursday of not living up to the "spirit" of the deal. "They are not living up to the spirit of the agreement, I can tell you that," Trump told reporters at a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown to be the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The "America First" president who vowed to extricate America from onerous overseas commitments appears to be warming up to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal's a deal.
Mike Huckabee's 140-character comedy show frequently pops up in Twitter feeds of journalists and political operatives, inspiring professional critiques and even a Jimmy Kimmel skit, along with countless pleas to give his thumbs a rest.
As the special election for a Georgia congressional seat that attracted so much national attention this week heads into a runoff, President Trump further inserted himself into the race, a move welcomed by the Republican candidate. Trump called former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel on Wednesday morning, congratulating her on making it to the runoff with Democrat Jon Ossoff. The field was crowded with nearly a dozen Republican candidates, but Handel was the highest finisher among that group with 20 percent of the vote.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says North Korea's latest failed missile launch was a reckless act of provocation. Mattis commented on the weekend missile launch in an interview with reporters traveling with ...
Polls suggest that Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff is within range of getting 50 percent of the vote against a large field of Republicans, winning the seat outright and avoiding a runoff.
Marijuana enthusiast Michael Eymer founded Colorado Cannabis Tours in January 2014, the year it became legal to sell recreational weed in the state. Eymer, the 35-year-old single dad, raked in $1.8 million in sales last year. He's up 66 percent this year so far.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Trump administration dropped a lawsuit Friday accusing North Carolina of discriminating against LGBT residents in response to the state's decision to undo its "bathroom bill."
President Trump tore into Syrian President Bashar Assad, calling him an "animal," and scolded Russia for continuing to support the embattled Middle Eastern leader. In a Fox Business interview published Wednesday, Trump was asked what message he'd like to see Secretary of State Rex Tillerson convey to Russian leaders on his current trip to Moscow. "Number one, you should have peace in Syria," Trump told host Maria Bartiromo.
The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing law enforcement and other U.S. officials
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions toured the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday and unveiled what he described as a new get-tough approach to immigration prosecutions under President Donald Trump.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Democratic civil rights attorney running in the nation's first congressional election since President Donald Trump's November victory has made the race surprisingly competitive for a Kansas House seat held by a Republican for more than two decades.
By Lesley Wroughton and Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to Moscow this week will be an early test of whether the Trump administration can use any momentum generated by a missile attack on a Syrian air base to craft and execute a strategy to end
Edward Snowden is in a peculiar situation as a 33-year-old former U.S. intelligence contractor being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars from speaking contracts - some from public American colleges - while living under guard at an undisclosed location in Russia.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday rather than face impeachment and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor campaign violations that arose during an investigation of his alleged affair with a top aide.
LUCCA, Italy (AP) - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are gathering Monday for a meeting given urgency by the chemical attack in Syria and the U.S. military response, with participants aiming to pressure Russia to end its support for President Bashar Assad.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chemical weapons attack in Syria that triggered retaliatory American airstrikes hasn't shifted U.S. priorities toward ousting Syrian President Bashar Assad, top Trump administration officials said.
There would be no long, anxious walks in the Rose Garden this time, no throwing the decision to Congress or fudging a red line that had been clearly drawn. Just hours after accusing Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad of going " beyond a red line" with a poison gas attack that killed scores of civilians, President Donald Trump ordered a cruise missile strike against the Syrian airbase from which the attack was launched.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States and Russia will maintain a hotline aimed at preventing midair collisions of their warplanes in Syria, senior U.S. military officials said Friday, contradicting Moscow's claims that it has suspended the "deconfliction" talks in protest of America's
The Syrian presidency said a U.S. missile attack on a Syrian army air base in Homs had increased Syria's resolve to defeat insurgent groups, vowing to step up the pace of operations against them. "This aggression has increased Syria's resolve to hit those terrorist agents, to continue to
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump's sudden decision to order airstrikes against the Syrian government was an overnight evolution for a president who long warned against deeper American involvement in one of the world's most stubbornly violent conflicts.
When it came time Thursday morning for Democratic senators to force the hand of their Republican colleagues, compelling them to employ the so-called "nuclear option" to blow up the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees, Sen. Chris Coons looked physically ill. As the Senator from Delaware's name was called during a vote to end debate on Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the high court, Coons grimaced before voting "no" along with all of his Democratic colleagues. On the other side of the aisle, 52 Republicans proceeded to vote in favor of doing away with the judicial filibuster, clearing the way for Gorsuch to be confirmed with a simple majority vote.
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have decided they'd very much like to run the country for a spell, but they're not willing to sacrifice a damn thing for the privilege.
President Trump faces the most serious test to date of his "America First" foreign policy this week as he hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping for a summit that will be largely defined by escalating tensions with North Korea. The two men will have dinner on Thursday and then hold what officials on both sides have described as informal, get-to-know-you meetings on Friday at Trump's luxury Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where the U.S. president hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in February. "They want to build up the type of personal rapport and working relationship that we'll be able to count on in times of opportunity, but also in times of crisis," Acting Assistant Secretary of...
President Donald Trump reorganized his National Security Council on Wednesday, removing his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, and downgrading the role of his Homeland Security Adviser, Tom Bossert, according ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday afternoon that he was confident he had the votes to change the body's rules if Democrats go through with their threat to filibuster President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. McConnell downplayed the significance of that change, even as other members of his caucus have said it would damage the Senate and lead to a more ideological, partisan Supreme Court. "The practical effect of all of this would be to take us back to where we were before Sen. Schumer convinced Democrats to routinely filibuster judges," McConnell said, referring to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Bill O'Reilly attends the Hollywood Reporter's 2016 35 Most Powerful People in Media event in New York City, April 6, 2016. The National Organization for Women and organizers of the Women's March have joined in the boycott against Bill O'Reilly as at least seven companies have pulled ads from "The O
The governors of the first four states to legalize recreational marijuana have sent an open letter urging the Trump administration to work with them before making any changes to the enforcement of federal drug laws in their states. The April 3 letter was addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and signed by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans were entertaining a White House offer Tuesday to revise the party's failed health care bill, as the GOP tried to resuscitate a measure that crashed spectacularly less than two weeks ago. The proposal was getting mixed reviews from conservative and moderate lawmakers
Senate Democrats appear to have enough votes to block Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court under current rules, a move that may lead to a unilateral rule change by Republicans known as ...
Should U.S. high school students know at least as much about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Federalist papers as immigrants passing an American citizenship test? In a growing ...
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel on Monday is expected to advance President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, to a full Senate vote later in the week, setting up a political showdown as Democrats seek to block his confirmation. Republicans hold an
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly threw his support on Sunday behind Judge Neil Gorsuch, becoming only the third Democrat to back President Donald Trump's nominee to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court. "After meeting with Judge Gorsuch, conducting a thorough review
By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee accused President Donald Trump on Sunday of trying to divert Congress from its investigations of Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election and any links between Moscow and the Trump campaign. Representative
NEW YORK (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is urging President Donald Trump to veto a resolution that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could allow internet providers to sell information about their customers' browsing habits.
The White House abruptly canceled a scheduled meeting in February between President Trump and a high-level Russian central banker after a national security aide discovered the official had been named by Spanish police as a suspected "godfather" of an organized crime and money-laundering ring, according to an administration official and four other sources familiar with the event. The event had been planned as a meet and greet with President Trump and Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of the Bank of Russia and a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, in a waiting room at the Washington Hilton before the National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 2. Torshin, a top official in his country's...
Shelbi Lewark was a paid field organizer in Colorado for the Republican National Committee until Donald Trump became the party's nominee for president. Lewark, 26, was so turned off by Trump that she quit her RNC job last summer and is now working to elect independent candidates in the Centennial State. Owen Casas is a 32-year-old stonemason from Maine who fought in Falluja, Iraq, with the Marines.
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and daughter are holding onto scores of real estate investments - part of a portfolio of at least $240 million in assets - while they serve in White House jobs, according ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump had an apparent glitch Friday afternoon at an Oval Office signing for pair of executive orders: After touting the measures, he neglected to sign them.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A judge on Friday approved an agreement for President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University, ending nearly seven years of legal battles with customers who claimed they were misled by failed promises to teach success in real estate.
The decision ends Trump's nearly seven years of legal battles with customers who claimed they were misled by failed promises.