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  • White House bars major news outlets from gaggle

    News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on the record White Ho ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 2:30 pm
  • 'No anonymous sources,' President Trump scolds – after White House uses them

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the news media Friday, taking direct aim this time at the use of anonymous sources. Rep ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:55 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump considers 20 million people 'very few'

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday that his predecessor's health care law covers "very few people" as he minimized the impact of replacin ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:35 am
  • Officials in legal pot state vow to fight federal crackdown

    WASHINGTON – Officials in Washington state, where recreational marijuana is legal, vow to fight any federal crackdown on the nascent industry after Wh ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 8:12 am
  • Official: Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

    WASHINGTON – White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advise ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 8:10 am
  • Former House speaker John Boehner predicts 'Obamacare' won't be repealed

    WASHINGTON – Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of "Obamacare" is "not going to happen."
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 1:03 pm
  • End of transgender bathroom rule gets conservative praise

    WASHINGTON – Conservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying th ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 8:28 am
  • Trump administration to lift transgender bathroom guidance

    WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is revoking U.S. transgender guidelines, stepping into an emotional national issue and stripping students of fed ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 4:29 pm
  • Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them

    DENVER – Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 2:57 pm
  • What happens if Trump pulls transgender bathroom guidance?

    WASHINGTON – The Trump administration could revise or withdraw an Obama-era directive requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathroo ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 8:06 am
  • 'It saved my life': Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts

    CATLETTSBURG, Ky. – While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even lifesavin ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 8:05 am
  • President Trump taps military strategist H.R. McMaster as national security adviser

    PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Fl ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 3:02 pm
  • Vice President Mike Pence tries to reassure anxious Europeans on U.S. support

    BRUSSELS – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington's support for the union and it ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Trump's revised travel ban targets same Muslim-majority countries

    WASHINGTON – A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and e ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:50 am
  • President Trump weighs mobilizing 100,000 National Guard troops for immigration roundups

    The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 11:08 am
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