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Tillerson’s firing, Pompeo’s hiring causes anxiety in Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s firing is reverberating across a Middle East where Iran fears his replacement will fight to end the 2015 nuclear deal, a hope of Gulf Arab states as Palestinians worry about a further-emboldened nationalist Israeli government. Read More

Senate passes bill easing Dodd-Frank rules for banks

The Senate passed bipartisan legislation today designed to ease bank rules that were enacted to prevent a relapse of the 2008 financial crisis that caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs and homes. Read More

House backs school safety bill in Florida shooting response

Updated on  March 14, 2018 at 4:05 pm
The House overwhelmingly approved a bill to improve school safety today, the first gun-related action by Congress since the shooting that left 17 dead at a Florida high school. Read More

Lamb maintains slim lead in hotly contested House race

Updated on  March 14, 2018 at 3:55 pm
Democrat Conor Lamb clung to a slender lead today in a closely watched U.S. House race in Pennsylvania while Republican Rick Saccone eyed a recount in the GOP stronghold friendly to President Donald Trump. Read More

Trump picks camera-proven Kudlow as top economic aide

Updated on  March 14, 2018 at 3:44 pm
Two administration officials said today that Trump had offered the job to Kudlow, who had worked in the White House budget office more than three decades ago under Ronald Reagan. Read More

House Democrats cite ‘evidence’ of Trump-Russia collusion

Updated on  March 14, 2018 at 7:36 am
California Rep. Adam Schiff said he believes there is “significant evidence” of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia, though he couldn’t say if there was criminal wrongdoing. Read More

Too close to call, but Lamb claims win in Pennsylvania

Updated on  March 13, 2018 at 9:24 pm
Before the absentee ballots were completely counted, Democrat Conor Lamb claimed victory over Republican Rick Saccone in a tighter-than-tight Pennsylvania congressional election. Saccone said he wasn’t giving up. Read More

Trump considers ousting his VA secretary in Cabinet shuffle

President Donald Trump is considering ousting embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who has faced an insurgency within his department and fresh allegations that he used a member of his security detail to run personal errands. Read More

Trump’s personal aide escorted from White House

Updated on  March 13, 2018 at 12:10 pm
President Donald Trump’s personal assistant was removed from his job this week, leaving the president more isolated amid a growing exodus of many of his most trusted aides. Read More

Trump replaces Tillerson with Pompeo in dramatic shake-up

Updated on  March 13, 2018 at 4:07 pm
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was ousted barely four hours after he returned from an Africa mission and with no face-to-face conversation with the president. Read More

Protests to await Trump’s visit to California border

Numerous rallies both for-and-against Donald Trump’s “big beautiful border wall” are expected to mark his first visit to California as president, where he will examine prototypes for future towering barriers to separate the United States and Mexico. Read More

No Trump-Russia collusion, Republican-led House investigation concludes

Updated on  March 12, 2018 at 3:14 pm
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have completed a draft report concluding there was no collusion or coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, a finding that is sure to please the White House and enrage panel Democrats. Read More

U.S. sets new record for censoring, withholding government files

The federal government censored, withheld or said it couldn’t find records sought by citizens, journalists and others more often last year than at any point in the past decade, according to an Associated Press analysis of new data. Read More

Trump doesn’t set age for guns, defers on arming teachers

President Donald Trump said today that he is “watching court cases and rulings” before taking action on raising age limits for purchasing some firearms, arguing that there is “not much political support (to put it mildly).” Read More

Trump Jr., donor have longtime undisclosed ties

Updated on  March 12, 2018 at 8:16 am
Alan Garten, the Trump Organization’s general counsel, acknowledged that Trump Jr. had invested with hedge fund manager Gentry Beach in the past. Read More

No added conditions for North Korea talks, U.S. officials say

Updated on  March 11, 2018 at 1:58 pm
Trump administration officials said today there will be no more conditions imposed on North Korea before a first-ever meeting of the two nation’s leaders beyond the North’s promise not to resume nuclear testing and missile flights or publicly criticize U.S.-South Korean military exercises. Read More

Justice Department proposes banning rapid-fire bump stocks

Updated on  March 10, 2018 at 1:39 pm
The Trump administration said Saturday it has taken the first step in the regulatory process to ban bump stocks, likely setting the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers while the trigger devices remain on the market. Read More