WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump said Friday he would seek sweeping changes to U.S. immigration policy through an executive order, suggesting he might create a "road to citizenship" for certain migrants brought to the country illegally as children and shift the criteria for new arrivals to a "merit-based" system.
The new effort will be ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge in New York City ordered a hearing for Thursday on a New York prosecutor's attempt to obtain President Donald Trump's financial records, including tax returns.
The hearing will allow Trump's defense to lay out its initial arguments opposing a subpoena from the Manhattan district attorney, after the Supreme Court ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Proposals for how Congress could overhaul the lobbying disclosure system, provide lawmakers with continuing education opportunities and make legislative action more transparent are just a few of the big ideas in eight reports made public by the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress on Friday.
In early March, the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump ordered the Treasury Department on Friday to review the tax-exempt status of colleges and universities, following his threats to cut federal funding to schools that do not reopen due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The president's attack on institutions of higher education comes as they're struggling with how ...Read more
DORAL, Fla. -- On a visit to Miami on Friday, President Donald Trump portrayed himself as tough on drugs and a champion of Venezuelans, at a time when U.S. policy toward the troubled South American nation has not yielded the expected results and polls show him falling behind his Democratic rival in Florida.
"We are going to be fighting for ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- For weeks, President Donald Trump's campaign aides have fretted about whether he could draw a major crowd to an outdoor venue Saturday night in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, or if not, whether they could stage the event to make it look full.
The danger, all agreed, was a repeat of Trump's disastrous last rally, three weeks ago in ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court opened its term in October facing major cases on gay rights, guns, abortion and religious schools, as well as on President Donald Trump's effort to repeal the Obama-era policy that has protected young immigrants known as "Dreamers."
The stage seemed set for a sharp move to the right. Conservatives had celebrated ...Read more
MIAMI -- President Donald Trump stepped off Air Force One Friday in Miami, into one of the worst coronavirus hot spots in the country.
He wasn't wearing a mask, though Miami-Dade County has a mask-wearing mandate in public. A spokesman for Miami International Airport had said earlier in the week that he wouldn't need to, since he would be going...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Images of Wisconsin voters standing at the polls in early April as the coronavirus spread across the country stuck with Jerri Yoss. She wondered how voting could be safe in her home state of Texas, where voting by mail is limited.
So in May she helped launch a new group, "Dems Care Vote Safe," to prepare voters with supplies to ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee is working alongside President Donald Trump's campaign to recruit Black, Latino and Asian-Pacific American voters to support his reelection even as the president has faced criticism for stoking racial tensions and culture wars.
The groups are reaching out directly to potential voters and the RNC ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Loyalty to President Donald Trump has defined Republican primaries since 2016. So when he chooses sides in intraparty contests, it can make a difference.
It's not a perfect record. In the last month, Trump-backed GOP Reps. Scott Tipton of Colorado and Denver Riggleman of Virginia failed to get their party's nod for reelection. And...Read more
WASHINGTON -- House appropriators approved a $115.5 billion Military Construction-VA spending bill Thursday on a 30-20 vote, with Texas Republican Will Hurd joining Democrats to advance the legislation to the floor.
The rest of the panel's Republicans opposed Democrats' decision to add $12.5 billion in emergency spending to the annual funding ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance could soon get his hands on President Donald Trump's tax returns, but that doesn't mean the public will see them.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the president's claim of absolute immunity shielding his corporate and personal tax records from a subpoena Vance issued to Trump's ...Read more
Joe Biden laid out a populist economic vision on Thursday, starting with a $700 billion proposal to reinvigorate the nation's manufacturing sector, and laced into President Donald Trump for being out of touch with the challenges facing the American public.
Speaking at a metal works plant in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, the presumptive Democratic ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A criminal investigation into whether FBI officials acted improperly while probing Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and his associates may produce some results by the end of summer, Attorney General William Barr said.
"The investigation is going to take the time that is necessary to do a thorough and good investigation ...Read more
NEW YORK -- A U.S. appeals court extended a temporary hold on subpoenas issued to the Trump Organization and other entities in a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting from his Washington hotel.
The extension by the federal appeals court in Washington on Thursday all but assures that a pair of Democratic attorneys ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Speaking to a group of ironworkers just outside his hometown of Scranton on Thursday, Joe Biden promised to be a true champion of the working class as he laid out a plan to reverse the country's devastating economic decline.
"This is our moment to imagine and to build a new American economy for our families and for our ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau has promised to reveal more about the roles of its two new political appointees amid concerns the pair may interfere in how the agency conducts day-to-day operations of its 2020 count, following growing calls for more details from trade groups, its network of partners and even its internal watchdog.
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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump scored a tactical victory from the Supreme Court that will likely keep his personal financial records out of public view through the November election, but he framed Thursday's two rulings as a loss imposed by his enemies.
The president was rebuffed in his broader effort to establish that a president can't ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court dealt President Donald Trump a major defeat Thursday by rejecting his claims of presidential immunity and upholding subpoenas from New York prosecutors seeking his tax returns and financial records.
In one of the most anticipated rulings on presidential privilege in years, the justices by a 7-2 vote ruled the ...Read more
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