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  • Trump's defense budget boost raises questions on strategy

    WASHINGTON – An essential element is missing from President Donald Trump's plan for boosting the budgets of the U.S. military services by $54 billion ...
    March 17, 2017 - 8:24 am
  • Fed raises rate and sees more hikes as U.S. economy improves

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaled that further hikes this year ...
    March 15, 2017 - 1:56 pm
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions encourages cities to revive 1990s crime strategies

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Justice Department will encourage cities to revive violent crime-fighting strategies of the 1990s that focused on sending certain ...
    March 15, 2017 - 12:16 pm
  • Obama's final year: U.S. spent $36 million in lawsuits refusing to turn over records under FOIA

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over feder ...
    March 14, 2017 - 9:19 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: What about Trump's vow on health coverage?

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump told Americans he'd do it all on health care: "insurance for everybody," better coverage and lower consumer costs. ...
    March 14, 2017 - 8:38 am
  • CBO says 24 million fewer people would have health insurance by 2026 under Republican bill

    WASHINGTON – Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and ...
    March 13, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • GOP lawmaker Steve King: America doesn't need 'somebody else's babies'

    WASHINGTON – A veteran Iowa Republican congressman says America can't restore "our civilization with somebody else's babies" and warns of a liberal ef ...
    March 13, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • Some McHenry County law enforcement officials unsure about Trump's order on immigration

    President Donald Trump’s administration has urged local law enforcement agencies to help the federal government strongly enforce immigration laws, but ...
    March 14, 2017 - 12:12 am
  • VP Mike Pence appeals for complete GOP support for health overhaul

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Vice President Mike Pence appealed for total GOP congressional support for a White House-backed health overhaul during a brief visit ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Trump praises arrest of 'troubled person' who climbed White House fence

    POTOMAC FALLS, Va. – President Donald Trump on Saturday praised the U.S. Secret Service for doing a "fantastic job" apprehending a "troubled person" w ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Now-fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara boasts of 'absolute independence'

    NEW YORK – A Manhattan federal prosecutor who said "absolute independence" was his touchstone for over seven years as he battled public corruption ann ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has ruled for police, and suspects, in crime cases

    WASHINGTON – Judge Neil Gorsuch wasn't convinced that a teenager who made burping sounds in a classroom should be arrested, handcuffed and taken to ju ...
    March 11, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin talks Trump's immigration policy in Elgin

    ELGIN – Since the Mayflower landed, immigrants have been a subject of debate in the U.S., and now – under President Donald Trump’s immigration policy ...
    March 11, 2017 - 12:01 am
  • Trump transition knew Michael Flynn might register as foreign agent

    WASHINGTON – Lawyers for retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn told President Donald Trump's transition team that Flynn might need to register with the Justi ...
    March 10, 2017 - 12:48 pm
  • Hawaii files lawsuit over Trump's revised travel ban

    HONOLULU – Hawaii has become the first state to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying the order will harm its Mus ...
    March 9, 2017 - 8:58 am
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