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2 US Service Members, 2 US Civilians Killed In ISIS-Claimed Syria Explosion

BEIRUT (AP) — Two U.S. service members and two American civilians were among those killed in an explosion while conducting a patrol in Syria on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, an attack that came less than a month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the war-torn country. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the morning attack, which local groups said killed 16 people in the U.S.-patrolled town of Manbij. The claim calls into questi...
Tags: Isis, News, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, US, America, Turkey, Syria, Ap, Britain, Nato, State Department, Donald Trump, Beirut


WH Economist Admits Economic Strain After Saying Fed Workers ‘Better Off’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought. In a letter to Trump, Pelosi cited security concerns, noting that both the Secret Service and the Homeland Security Department are affected by the partial government shutdown, now it its fourth week. She added that ...
Tags: Travel, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Ap, House, Secret Service, Capitol Hill, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Delaware, South Carolina


Judge Blocks Trump Effort To Roll Back O’Care Birth Control Rules In 13 States

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C. Judge Haywood Gilliam granted a request for a preliminary injunction by California, 12 other states and Washington, D.C. The plaintiffs sought to prevent the rules from taking effect as scheduled on Monday while a lawsuit against them moved forward. But Gill...
Tags: News, Obama, California, Washington, Barack Obama, District Of Columbia, Trump, U S Department of Justice, Oakland Calif, Gilliam, Xavier Becerra, Trump Administration, Summer Concepcion, Rhode Island Vermont Virginia Washington, Haywood Gilliam


Trump Repeatedly Undermines Loyal Soldier Pence In The Shutdown Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Progress made, said one. Not so, said the other. We’ll meet again, said one. Waste of time, said the other. Such has been the life lately of Mike Pence, the loyal soldier dispatched by President Donald Trump to lead negotiations over the partial government shutdown. The vice president has been one of the administration’s most visible emissaries during the shutdown fight, meeting with lawmakers, sitting for interviews and leading staff-level talks. But he’s been repeatedly — a...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Indiana, Ap, Idaho, Maine, House, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence


Julian Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Run

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, made immigration a centerpiece of his announcement in his home...
Tags: Texas, News, Maryland, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii, Nevada, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Castro


Trump: No ‘Chaos’ At WH Because I ‘Have A Plan On The Shutdown’

President Donald Trump denied any White House “chaos” over the longest government shutdown ever in a Saturday morning tweet. Trump, referring to a reporter from the “Amazon Washington Post,” hit back at the notion that he has no plan for the ongoing shutdown. I just watched a Fake reporter from the Amazon Washington Post say the White House is “chaotic, there does not seem to be a strategy for this Shutdown. There is no plan.” The Fakes always like talking Chaos, there is NONE. In fact, there...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, Amazon Washington Post, Summer Concepcion


Trump Says He’s In The WH ‘Waiting’ For Dems On 22nd Day Of Longest Shutdown

President Donald Trump pivoted back to expressing his shutdown woes Saturday morning after going on a Twitter tirade over a reported FBI investigation on him in the days following former FBI Director James Comey’s firing. Trump tweeted that he’s in the White House “waiting” for Democrats to come back to Washington D.C. to end the shutdown — which he claims they could “solve” in “15 minutes.” Democrats should come back to Washington and work to end the Shutdown, while at the same time ending the...
Tags: Texas, News, Washington, White House, Fbi, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, Donald J Trump, Livewire, Summer Concepcion


Trump Says He’s In The WH ‘Waiting’ For Dems On 21st Day Of Longest Shutdown

President Donald Trump pivoted back to expressing his shutdown woes Saturday morning after going on a Twitter tirade over a reported FBI investigation on him in the days following former FBI Director James Comey’s firing. Trump tweeted that he’s in the White House “waiting” for Democrats to come back to Washington D.C. to end the shutdown — which he claims they could “solve” in “15 minutes.” Democrats should come back to Washington and work to end the Shutdown, while at the same time ending the...
Tags: Texas, News, Washington, White House, Fbi, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, Donald J Trump, Livewire, Summer Concepcion


Bill Allowing Post-Shutdown Federal Employee Back Pay Heads To Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to pay for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as pressure mounts to end the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government and deprived hundreds of thousands of workers of their salaries. Some 800,000 federal employees, more than half still on the job, were due to miss their first paycheck Friday under a stoppage that neared a record for the longest government shutdown. With the closu...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, House, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Puerto Rico, Trump, Calif


Texas Border Landowners Vow To Reject Buyouts For Trump’s Wall

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — As President Donald Trump travels to the border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall, landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White House gets its way. The federal government has started surveying land along the border in Texas and announced plans to start construction next month. Rather than surrender their land, some property owners are digging in, vowing to reject buyout offers and preparing to fight the adm...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Dhs, Democrats, Homeland Security, Catholic, CBP, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Gulf of Mexico, Trump, Border Protection, Fred


WA Governor, NYC Mayor Move To Fight Trump’s Obamacare Rollback Agenda

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington’s governor and New York City’s mayor unveiled major initiatives to expand health insurance coverage Tuesday, the latest moves by key Democratic leaders to address Trump administration health policies they say are keeping people from getting the care they need. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a likely presidential candidate, proposed a publicly run health insurance option for state residents who are not covered by private employers and buying insurance off the marketplace ...
Tags: News, California, Washington, New York City, Barack Obama, Ap, Bill De Blasio, Medicare, Seattle, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Mark, Inslee, Mike Kreidler, WA


USDA: Food Stamps Funded Through February Even If Shutdown Continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, will be funded through February should the government shutdown continue. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is asking states to issue the February benefits on or before Jan. 20 so that they can be paid to the nearly 40 million Americans in the program. SNAP is already fully funded for January. The administration announced its plans as the White House worked t...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, White House, Usda, Ap, Gop, House, Agriculture, Donald Trump, Perdue, WIC, Trump, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, GOP House, Sonny Perdue


Trump’s AG Pick Has Repeatedly Argued That Presidents Have Broad Authority

WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr once advised that a president didn’t need Congress’ permission to attack Iraq, that his administration could arrest a foreign dictator and that the FBI could capture suspects abroad without that country’s consent. It’s an expansive view of presidential power and an unsettling one for Democrats as the Senate holds a confirmation hearing next week for Barr, a onetime attorney general and President Donald Trump’s pick to again serve as America’s top law enforcement ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, Russia, Defense, America, Reagan, Ap, Fbi, Bill, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Dick Cheney


Harris’ Prosecutorial Past Defense In Memoir Ramps Up 2020 Speculation

WASHINGTON (AP) — As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her past as a prosecutor. In her memoir published Tuesday, the California Democrat describes herself as a “progressive prosecutor” and says it’s a “false choice” to decide between supporting the police and advocating for greater scrutiny of law enforcement. The argument is aimed at liberal critics of her record who argue she was sometimes ...
Tags: News, Justice, Maryland, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Missouri, Iowa, New Jersey, Ferguson


Expert: Census Citizenship Query Would Worsen Latino, Non-Citizen Undercount

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Asking people whether they are U.S. citizens on the 2020 census would worsen the undercount of Latinos and non-citizens compared with other groups, an expert in surveys said Monday at the start of a trial over the Trump administration’s decision to include the question for the first time in 70 years. Colm O’Muircheartaigh, a professor at the University of Chicago, said the question would reduce the percentage of Latinos and non-citizens who respond to the census questionna...
Tags: New York, News, California, White House, San Francisco, Ap, Commerce, University Of Chicago, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Ross, Trump, Jeff, U S Justice Department, Commerce Department, Census Bureau


CA Governor Slams WH’s ‘Corruption And Incompetence’ In Inaugural Speech

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom was sworn in Monday and immediately drew sharp battle lines with President Donald Trump, pledging to enact “progressive, principled” policies as the antidote to the White House’s “corruption and incompetence.” “People’s lives, freedom, security, the water we drink, the air we breathe — they all hang in the balance,” Newsom, 51, declared to a crowd of hundreds packed into a tent outside the Capitol. Newsom took the helm as California’s 40th...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, White House, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Richmond California, Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Brown, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Compton, Brown, Sacramento Calif


Trial Begins In CA Over Trump Admin’s Census Citizenship Question

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trial will begin Monday in federal court in San Francisco over the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. Judge Richard Seeborg is scheduled to hear a week of testimony from experts and other witnesses. The judge will decide whether to allow the question. Seeborg is presiding over lawsuits by California and numerous cities in the state that argue the citizenship question was politically motivated and would discourage immigr...
Tags: New York, News, California, White House, San Francisco, Ap, Commerce, Doj, Justice Department, Ross, Trump, U S Department of Justice, Jeff, Congressional, Commerce Department, Richard Seeborg


House Dems Move To Save Obamacare Against Ruling Striking It Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Democratic-controlled House has moved toward defending former President Barack Obama’s health care law against a federal court ruling that the statute is unconstitutional, part of the party’s effort to use the issue to embarrass Republicans. The House has filed papers seeking to intervene in the case, Democrats announced Friday, which by itself is unlikely to have a substantial impact on the litigation. The House action’s greatest impact is likely to be political. The...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, Barack Obama, Ap, House, House Of Representatives, New Orleans, Nancy Pelosi, Justice Department, Trump, Calif, 5th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, June Trump, American House


Federal Reserve Chair Says He Would Refuse A Resignation Request By Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday that he will not resign if asked to do so by President Donald Trump, a message that heartened investors who had been concerned by Trump’s repeated attacks on his hand-picked choice to lead the nation’s central bank. Appearing on a panel in Atlanta with his two predecessors — Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke — Powell said the central bank intends to be flexible going forward in determining when to hike its key policy rate. He als...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, China, Atlanta, Ap, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Trump, Fed, Ben Bernanke, Powell, Jerome Powell, Summer Concepcion, Trump Powell


Appeals Court Sides With Trump Admin On Its Transgender Troops Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court is siding with the Trump administration in a case about the Pentagon’s policy of restricting military service by transgender people. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday that a lower-court judge was wrong to block the Pentagon from implementing its preferred policy. The unsigned ruling will not allow the Pentagon to put in place its desired policy, however, because three other judges have entered orders blo...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, Barack Obama, Ap, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Appeals Court, Trump, D C Circuit, U S Court of Appeals, Summer Concepcion


Zinke Likens His Environmental Rollbacks To Teddy Roosevelt’s Legacy

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — As former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exits Washington amid a cloud of unresolved investigations and criticism of his actions favoring industry, he told The Associated Press that he has lived up to the conservation ideals of Teddy Roosevelt and insisted that the myriad allegations against him will be proven untrue. The former Montana congressman also said he quit President Donald Trump’s cabinet on his own terms, despite indications he was pressured by the White H...
Tags: News, Greece, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Montana, Washington, Senate, White House, Turkey, Ap, House, Connecticut, Arizona, Associated Press, Halliburton


Poll: Nearly Half Of Americans See Immigration As Top Issue Of 2019

As much of the U.S. government remains shut down over President Donald Trump’s insistence on funding for his border wall, nearly half of Americans identify immigration as a top issue for the government to work on this year. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll conducted shortly before the shutdown began finds that both Republicans and Democrats are far more likely to include immigration in their list of top issues facing the country this year compared with a year ag...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Senate, White House, America, Cnn, Democrats, Gop, Iowa, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, Central America, Parks, Trump, Youngstown


House Dems’ New Majority Faces Cold Opening With Lingering Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are sweeping into power this week on a campaign promise of improving government for ordinary Americans. But first, they’ll have to get government reopened from the partial shutdown. As the Congress gavels in for the 116th session the early votes will be the usual ones — establishing the House rules and electing the House speaker, presumably California Democrat Nancy Pelosi. But the new majority will quickly pivot Thursday to a pair of bills to fund the parts o...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Congress, Colorado, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, House, Paul ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Republican


GOP Punts Shutdown Mess Until Dems Take Over House In January

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown will almost certainly be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year — the first big confrontation between President Donald Trump and newly empowered Democrats — as agreement eludes Washington in the waning days of the Republican monopoly on power. Now nearly a week old, the impasse is idling hundreds of thousands of federal workers and beginning to pinch citizens who count on varied public services. Gates are closed at some nat...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, Nasa, House, Manhattan, Cbs, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Interior Department


Stocks Recover All Christmas Eve Plunge Losses

U.S. stocks surged Wednesday, recovering all their losses from a Christmas Eve plunge and placing the market on track for its best day in nine months. Gains in technology companies, retailers, health care and internet stocks drove the broad rally, which gave the benchmark S&P 500 index some breathing room after it slid Monday to just shy of what Wall Street calls a bear market — a 20 percent fall from an index’s peak. Energy stocks also rebounded as the price of U.S. crude oil notched its bigg...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, South Korea, Nordstrom, Japan, London, News, Adobe, Congress, Indonesia, Australia, Washington, White House, China, Thailand, Treasury


Trump: Gov’t Won’t Reopen Until Dems Agree To Wall Or ‘Whatever They Call It’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that parts of the federal government will stay closed until Democrats agree to put up more walls along the U.S.-Mexico border to deter criminal elements. He said he’s open to calling the wall something else as long as he ends up with an actual wall. In a Christmas Day appearance in the Oval Office, Trump issued a lengthy defense of his desire for a wall, saying it’s the only way to stop drugs and human traffickers from entering the country....
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, White House, Ap, Fbi, Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Wall, James Comey


CBP Orders Medical Checks After Second Child In Custody Dies

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection have ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency’s care this month. The death came during an ongoing dispute over border security and with a partial government shutdown underway over President Donald Trump’s request for border wall funding . The boy, identified by Guatemalan authorities as Felipe Gómez Alonzo, had been in CBP’s cus...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Ap, Dhs, CBP, Houston, Guatemala, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Trump, El Paso, Phoenix, U S Customs, Border Protection, Federal Emergency Management Agency


Trump Safety Panel Wants To End Obama Policy Meant To Curb Racial Disparities

President Donald Trump’s school safety commission on Tuesday proposed a rollback of an Obama-era policy that was meant to curb racial disparities in school discipline but that critics say left schools afraid to take action against potentially dangerous students. The panel, led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, made the recommendation in a report that lays out dozens of suggestions to improve safety in America’s schools. Trump created the commission in March following a Parkland, Florida, sch...
Tags: Florida, News, Obama, Senate, America, Barack Obama, Hawaii, Illinois, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Sen Marco Rubio, Sen Patty Murray, DeVos, Betsy DeVos, Parkland Florida


Trump’s Inauguration Paid Trump’s Company — With Ivanka In The Middle

As the inaugural committee planned the landmark celebration, internal concerns were raised about whether Trump’s Washington hotel was overcharging for event space. The spending could be a violation of the law. When it came out this year that President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised and spent unprecedented amounts, people wondered where all that money went. It turns out one beneficiary was Trump himself. The inauguration paid the Trump Organization for rooms, meals and event space ...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, California, Washington, White House, Virginia, Fbi, New York Times, Sheldon Adelson, Manhattan, Parliament, Lincoln Center, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Gates


Christie Says ‘Now Is Not The Right Time’ To Be Trump’s Chief Of Staff

Despite his meeting with the President Thursday in which he reportedly discussed his potential role as the new White House chief of staff, the former New Jersey governor said in a statement that he asked Trump to no longer consider him for the job opening. And again deleting clarifying earlier post, right statement this time – Christie was not offered the job, took himself out of running. pic.twitter.com/hIRUyIcHwh — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 14, 2018 [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, White House, New Jersey, Trump, Christie, Maggie Haberman, Livewire, Summer Concepcion



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