WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump complains regularly about what he calls "fake news." What's got some statisticians worried, though, is the risk of doctored economic data coming from the administration itself.
While there are government directives in place to prevent that from happening, the number crunchers worry that the president's ...Read more
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- At least 12 aircraft violated temporary flight restrictions through Monday afternoon for President Donald Trump's Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago stay, with at least five of those having the unique experience of being buzzed by military aircraft, federal officials confirmed to The Palm Beach Post.
Eight of those crossed the line ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- On Navajo Nation territory near Page, Ariz., news about plans to shutter a hulking coal plant that has been the workhorse of the struggling local economy for decades came like a punch to the gut.
Now tribes and plant workers are demanding relief from the person who vowed to end these kinds of devastating announcements -- Donald ...Read more
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- President Donald Trump's next national security advisor will serve as his eyes and ears to crises that pop up all over the globe -- and be thrust into the center of the White House's biggest firestorms too.
Amid the fallout over the firing of the first person to hold the post, Michael Flynn, the president has escalated ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A Democratic member of the U.S. Federal Election Commission said she will resign and called on President Donald Trump to fix a system that has allowed unaccountable money to flow into politics "from a tiny, highly unrepresentative segment of the population."
Ann Ravel said she'll step down March 1 from a term that would otherwise ...Read more
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In November 1951, the Dartmouth and Princeton football teams played a season-ending game that resulted in a seminal work on the nature of human cognition.
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MELBOURNE, Fla. -- President Donald Trump returned to campaign mode Saturday with a clear opponent in mind: the media, declaring before thousands of cheering supporters that "fake news" was undermining his nascent administration's accomplishments.
The White House was running "so smoothly," Trump said in an airport hangar here. He said the rally...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The chaos of President Donald Trump's White House has Republican leaders scrambling to defend what they hope will soon be a functional administration. But cracks in that resolve are starting to show amid a seemingly endless series of self-inflicted setbacks.
Just under a month in office, Trump has already fired his national ...Read more
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WASHINGTON -- Twenty-four hours before taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump strutted into the presidential ballroom of the Trump International Hotel to toast congressional leaders, top donors and the people he had picked to fill out his Cabinet.
Trump joked that "a total genius must have built this place," underscoring the message:...Read more
WASHINGTON -- As President Donald Trump and lawmakers in both parties roll out infrastructure plans, no one seems to be willing to consider the hottest, most vexing piece of that legislative puzzle: raising the federal gasoline tax.
Suddenly, the effort has an important new ally: the nation's railroads.
Motorists and truckers pay the same 18.4...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- President Donald Trump has spoken frequently about his undergraduate success at Wharton, the University of Pennsylvania's top-notch business school.
But while claims of Trump's academic prowess at the Ivy League school have been around for decades, questions about how strong his record actually was continue to swirl.
The 1968 ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- On two successive days this week, President Donald Trump had the opportunity to denounce the reported increase in anti-Semitism in the United States that has been linked to his political rise.
Not only did Trump not condemn the attacks, he also largely ignored the issue and at least once responded as if the accusations...Read more
As his month-old administration struggles to make good on its promises, President Donald Trump is seeking momentum by using some of the tactics that propelled his candidacy from its beginnings.
On Thursday, he held a free-for-all news conference in which he sparred with reporters and defended his short tenure for almost 80 minutes. On Friday, ...Read more
President Donald Trump returned Friday to the themes that secured his electoral victory, praising the contributions of American workers and pledging to lead a resurgence of manufacturing across the country.
Speaking at a Boeing plant in North Charleston, S.C., with a 787 Dreamliner parked behind him, Trump said he had come to celebrate "jobs, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Congress was caught somewhat flat-footed by reports that the Trump administration is considering calling on the National Guard to round up and deport undocumented immigrants.
"I hadn't heard about it," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said when asked about an Associated Press report that a memo drafted by Homeland Security ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- With increasing reports of liberal demonstrators filling the theaters and high schools where members give their constituents a chance to question them in town halls, next week's Presidents Day recess is a chance for Republicans to either face the opposition or try to avoid explosive headlines that have come from these meetings.
WASHINGTON -- Late nights are part of working on Capitol Hill, especially in the 115th Congress.
Just more than a month into this Congress, 66 percent of self-identified staffers say they're going to bed later than they were last session and 57 percent said they're waking up earlier.
Of the 100 respondents to Heard on the Hill's Survey Monkey ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The relationship between President Donald Trump and GOP leaders in Congress started as a marriage of convenience, thrown together by necessity and sustained on the promise of pushing a Republican agenda into law.
Until recently, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tolerated Trump's turbulent debut...Read more
Not long after House Speaker Paul Ryan offered a full-throated affirmation of his tax-overhaul plan, an influential conservative group announced a grassroots campaign against it and a Senate leader said a key part of the proposal is "on life support."
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn was diagnosing Ryan's plan to replace the U.S. corporate ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Recurring border tensions between the United States and Mexico will soon captivate the Supreme Court, as justices consider the case of a Texas-based U.S. Border Patrol agent who shot and killed an unarmed teenager standing on Mexican soil.
In a fight that pits the Mexican government against the Trump administration, justices on ...Read more
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