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'We can use peace': Trump and Pope Francis meet

VATICAN CITY (AP) - President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican City on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe.

Trump denounces Manchester attack by
Trump denounces Manchester attack by 'evil losers'

U.S. President Donald Trump extended his condolences on Tuesday to the victims of the Manchester suicide bombing that killed 22 people and said those behind the attack were "evil losers". Trump, speaking after talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the town of Bethlehem in the occupied

Medicaid cuts coming in Trump budget: Washington Post
Medicaid cuts coming in Trump budget: Washington Post

U.S. President Donald Trump's budget proposal, set to be unveiled on Tuesday, will include cuts to Medicaid and propose changes to other assistance programs for low-income citizens, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A Republican

Biden: It
Biden: It's time for America to regain unity and purpose

Former Vice President Joe Biden gave assurances Sunday that the country's current divisiveness brought on by a presidential election that "churned up some of the ugliest realities" of society ...

Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing
Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of key congressional committees pledged Sunday to proceed with aggressive investigations into Russia's meddling into the U.S. election and any ties with the Trump campaign, saying the American people need a full airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted

California Democrats take aim at Trump, GOP Congress
California Democrats take aim at Trump, GOP Congress

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's elected Democrats had tough words for President Donald Trump and the GOP Congress on Saturday, urging their party's fired-up activists to work against the 14 Republicans in the state's congressional delegation.

Is John Kasich finishing the tour, or just getting started?
Is John Kasich finishing the tour, or just getting started?

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has pointedly refused to rule out a primary run against President Trump in 2020. "Do I have a base?" he asks.

Dear White House aides: Save yourselves. Save us.
Dear White House aides: Save yourselves. Save us.

Every day President Trump's aides spend at the White House now, trying to keep this thing on the tracks, is a disservice to themselves and the rest of us.

Trump hails
Trump hails 'great meeting' with Russian foreign minister

The brief remarks, made as he met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were Trump's first public statement on the latest controversy to swirl around his White House. "We had a very, very successful meeting with the foreign minister of Russia.

Report: Trump shared secret info about IS with Russians
Report: Trump shared secret info about IS with Russians

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday, prompting strong condemnation from both Democrats and Republicans.

Trump reportedly revealed highly classified information to the Russians last week that the US hasn
Trump reportedly revealed highly classified information to the Russians last week that the US hasn't even 'shared with our own allies'

President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in the Oval Office, the Washington Post reports.

Tillerson: Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace
Tillerson: Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is assessing whether moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would help or hurt prospects for clinching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, revealing Trump's criteria for a decision that could reverberate throughout

GOP wins in reversing Obama-era rules on guns, environment
GOP wins in reversing Obama-era rules on guns, environment

Final score: Republicans 14, Barack Obama's last-minute regulations, one. Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era ...

Ossoff backers draw strength from health care, Comey actions
Ossoff backers draw strength from health care, Comey actions

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) - The last time Harriet Zoller volunteered for a political campaign, she was too young to vote for the Massachusetts Democrat running for president.

Inauguration day: Macron to become France
Inauguration day: Macron to become France's new president

PARIS (AP) - France's Emmanuel Macron arrived Sunday for his inauguration ceremony at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, ready to fully embark on his mission to shake up the world of French politics.

Trump considering numerous candidates for FBI director
Trump considering numerous candidates for FBI director

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is considering more than a dozen candidates to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey, choosing from a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials.

US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments
US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is directing federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against the vast majority of suspects, a reversal of Obama-era policies that is sure to send more people to prison and for much longer terms.

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Trump's intel bosses reiterate: Russia meddled in election

Six top US intelligence officials told Congress Thursday they agree with the conclusion that Russia acted to influence last year's election, countering President Donald Trump's assertions that the hacking remains an open question.

Trump
Trump's real undoing may be the creeping fatigue

Americans want a reordering of the political system. But we appreciate normalcy, too. And if we sought less drama, Trump Tower wasn't the place to look.

White House was told Trump aide Flynn
White House was told Trump aide Flynn 'could be blackmailed'

The White House was warned in January that President Donald Trump's national security advisor Michael Flynn was vulnerable to Russian blackmail, a top former official told lawmakers Monday, as the issue of Moscow's meddling in the US election returned to the spotlight. Former acting attorney

Obama warned Trump against Flynn as national security adviser: ex-official
Obama warned Trump against Flynn as national security adviser: ex-official

By Patricia Zengerle and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama warned then-President-elect Donald Trump not to give the post of national security adviser in his administration to Michael Flynn who was eventually fired in a controversy about ties to Russia, a former

States brace for big decisions under GOP health care changes
States brace for big decisions under GOP health care changes

Even as the Republican health care overhaul remains a work in progress, states are planning for big changes that could swell the ranks of the uninsured and hit them with higher costs. A key tenet underlying ...

France
France's vote ripples across Europe, markets, diplomacy

PARIS (AP) - Whatever the result of France's presidential election, the choice will resonate far beyond France's borders, from extremist strongholds in Syria to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. Security Council.

Macron, Le Pen face off as France elects president
Macron, Le Pen face off as France elects president

French voters will pick a new president on Sunday, choosing between young centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a watershed election for the country and Europe. Polling day follows an unprecedented campaign marked by scandal, repeated surprises and a last-minute hacking attack

Trump transition raised flags about Flynn Russia contacts
Trump transition raised flags about Flynn Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) - In late November, a member of Donald Trump's transition team approached national security officials in the Obama White House with a curious request: Could the incoming team get a copy of the classified CIA profile on Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States?

Old tech, passwords galore hurt US tracking of visa holders
Old tech, passwords galore hurt US tracking of visa holders

LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. immigration agents waste their time logging in and out of archaic computer systems while trying to track down foreigners suspected of overstaying their visas only to find out later that many visa holders have left the country, said a government watchdog report released Thursday

GOP health care bill clears initial House hurdle
GOP health care bill clears initial House hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican health care bill leapt over a procedural hurdle and headed toward a showdown vote on final House passage Thursday. Leaders predicted they'd deliver a victory for President Donald Trump just six weeks after nearly leaving the measure for dead and days after GOP support

Obama can cash in on speeches, but he should use them to make his case
Obama can cash in on speeches, but he should use them to make his case

Barack Obama should advance the out-of-fashion idea that wealth in itself isn't the enemy of progress. Nostalgia and demagoguery are.

House to vote on health care bill Thursday
House to vote on health care bill Thursday

The House will vote Thursday on GOP legislation to repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, as Republicans finally aim to deliver on seven years of campaign promises that helped them gain ...

House passes $1.1T government spending bill, sends to Senate
House passes $1.1T government spending bill, sends to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House easily passed a $1.1 trillion governmentwide spending bill on Wednesday, awarding wins to both Democrats and Republicans while putting off until later this year fights over President Donald Trump's promised border wall with Mexico and massive military buildup.

Government-wide spending bill headed for a House vote
Government-wide spending bill headed for a House vote

A government-wide spending bill that President Donald Trump seemed to criticize Tuesday morning but now calls "a clear win for the American people" is headed for a House vote. The House is scheduled ...

NSA collected Americans
NSA collected Americans' phone records despite law change: report

The U.S. National Security Agency collected more than 151 million records of Americans' phone calls last year, even after Congress limited its ability to collect bulk phone records, according to an annual report issued on Tuesday by the top U.S. intelligence officer. The report from the office of

Immigrants, unions march in US for rights, against Trump
Immigrants, unions march in US for rights, against Trump

NEW YORK (AP) - Immigrant and union groups will march in cities across the United States on Monday to mark May Day and protest against President Donald Trump's efforts to boost deportations.

Lawmakers find common ground on $1T plan to keep gov
Lawmakers find common ground on $1T plan to keep gov't open

Top Capitol Hill negotiators are reporting progress toward a long-sought agreement on a massive $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the day-to-day operations of virtually every federal agency ...

NYC mayor announces plan for free preschool for 3-year-olds
NYC mayor announces plan for free preschool for 3-year-olds

NEW YORK (AP) - Free preschool for 4-year-olds was a signature issue that helped New York City's mayor win office in 2013.

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Trump's UN envoy often off-message, seems in his good graces

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nikki Haley didn't wait to take office as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to break with the Trump administration's foreign policy stances.

Samantha Bee
Samantha Bee's show briefly upstages correspondents' dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington's once-glitzy "nerd prom" was briefly upstaged Saturday as comedians and Hollywood stars gathered for jokes and jests about President Donald Trump for a tongue-in-cheek event to counter the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Exclusive: Trump says
Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

By Stephen J. Adler, Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. "There is a chance

Trump
Trump's lone border visit foreshadowed his flawed vision for a wall

At right is Pete Saenz, mayor of Laredo. LAREDO, Texas - Donald Trump's Boeing 757 had landed a few minutes earlier on a remote runway of the local airport here in this dusty border town, and as his guests boarded the aircraft to meet him, they found the New York billionaire in the plane's gold-accented cabin watching coverage of his arrival on television, which was already steeped in drama. It was July 2015, a little over a month after Trump had officially launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

Are we willing to let Trump evolve?
Are we willing to let Trump evolve?

If President Trump turns out to be serious about growing into his job, do the media and his critics have the capacity to let him?

Details of Trump
Details of Trump's tax plan revealed

It will slash corporate taxes and tweak personal tax rates but excludes a tax on imports favored by some congressional Republicans.

What Trump has done for, and to, the environment in his first 100 days
What Trump has done for, and to, the environment in his first 100 days

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.

Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding
Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding

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.

House Oversight chairman: I
House Oversight chairman: I've seen 'no evidence' that Michael Flynn 'complied' with the law

Trump's former adviser reportedly did not ask permission or inform the U.S. government about payments he received for appearances before Russian organizations.

Trump foreign policy at 100 days: The downside of unpredictability
Trump foreign policy at 100 days: The downside of unpredictability

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.

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