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Published: Mon, 01 May 2017 04:36:09 GMT2017-05-01T04:36:09Z

 



Lawmakers seal deal on $1T plan government-wide funding bill

Mon, 01 May 2017 04:36:09 GMT2017-05-01T04:36:09Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans and Democrats forged a hard-won agreement Sunday night on a huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the day-to-day operations of virtually every federal agency through September, denying President Donald Trump funding for a border wall and rejecting his cuts to popular domestic programs.



Beyond 100 days, Trump faces more legislative challenges

Mon, 01 May 2017 03:27:04 GMT2017-05-01T03:27:04Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump would get additional military funds, but no border wall dollars under a massive spending bill that Congress agreed to Sunday night.



A skeptical climate-change column whips up a storm among N.Y. Times readers

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 21:52:24 GMT2017-04-30T21:52:24Z

Readers weren't impressed by Bret Stephens's debut column, to say the least.



Trump warns North Korea's missiles will get better

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:09:09 GMT2017-04-30T17:09:09Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - President Donald Trump said after North Korea's latest failed rocket launch that communist leader Kim Jong-Un will eventually develop better missiles, and "we can't allow it to happen."



AP Explains: What is May Day?

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:00:29 GMT2017-04-30T17:00:29Z

CHICAGO (AP) - Tens of thousands of immigrants and their supporters in U.S. cities are set to protest Monday against immigration policies to mark May Day. It is an event that will also generate heated protests around the world as unions push for better rights for workers.



FactCheck: Trump’s 100 Days of Whoppers

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:23:12 GMT2017-04-30T16:23:12Z

Donald Trump, the candidate we dubbed the ‘King of Whoppers’ in 2015, has held true to form as president.



School vouchers, rising in many GOP states, founder in Texas

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:35:49 GMT2017-04-30T15:35:49Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gary VanDeaver describes himself as a conservative less than a minute into many conversations. The Texas state representative blames "unelected federal judges" for imposing gay marriage on America and has been endorsed by anti-abortion groups and the National Rifle Association.



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

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:09:04 GMT2017-04-30T15:09:04Z

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.



Candidates invoke Trump's name, God in Alabama Senate race

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:50:33 GMT2017-04-30T13:50:33Z

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Seated beneath the Ten Commandments plaque that first made him a conservative icon in the culture wars, U.S. Senate candidate and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore invokes President Donald Trump's campaign slogan - but with his own twist.



In Harrisburg, Trump touts his first 100 days, boasts the fight is 'just beginning'

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:05:05 GMT2017-04-30T13:05:05Z

Despite criticism for failing to show progress on some of his biggest campaign pledges, the president said the media has refused to give him credit and “deserves a very, very big fat failing grade.”



Journalists honor press freedom at a dinner without Trump

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:37:28 GMT2017-04-30T11:37:28Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House Correspondents' Dinner hasn't been derailed by the absence of President Donald Trump and the Hollywood stars who often show up.



Menendez figure is convicted of Medicare fraud

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:06:44 GMT2017-04-30T10:06:44Z

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.).



Christie's successor will face transportation tests

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:47:12 GMT2017-04-30T09:47:12Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's next governor stands to inherit a still-stalled plan to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, a transit system racked by recent maintenance and safety issues, and a driving public unhappy about gas tax increases.



Activists rally in Philly against Trump climate policies

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:40:07 GMT2017-04-30T01:40:07Z

The event began with several speeches on the north side of City Hall by the organizers, who sought to tie the administration's support for fossil fuels to environmental degradation that was particularly harmful for the poor and disadvantaged.



Trump has galvanized activists on the left. Can they stay energized?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:51:32 GMT2017-04-29T22:51:32Z

Resistance efforts that grabbed headlines in the form of massive women-led marches across the United States the day after the inauguration have settled into something less visible but perhaps much broader.



Analysis: Winners and losers from President Trump's first 100 days

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:50:50 GMT2017-04-29T22:50:50Z

Yes, 100 days is an arbitrary line, but it's also as good a time as any to step back and reflect on what we and President Trump have been through so far.



Analysis: At 100 days, Trump governs as he campaigned

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:49:18 GMT2017-04-29T22:49:18Z

The president's first 100 days in office have been a mix of signature setbacks and some successes, plus more turmoil than calm emanating from the West Wing of the White House and more division than a coming together in the country.