WASHINGTON -- Ronald Carter, president of Johnson C. Smith University, said he's seen just what he expected to see so far from President Donald Trump's initiative on historically black colleges and universities -- nothing.
"There's a statement attributed to a French philosopher who said that 'The eyes cannot see what the mind doesn't comprehend...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The federal agency tasked with managing billions in long-term hurricane relief money is on the Trump administration's chopping block.
In May, President Donald Trump announced that he wanted to cut the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Block Grant Program, which administers about $3 billion a year to local ...Read more
FULTON, Mo. -- Drawing a direct link between the United States' foreign policy and his own long-standing message of economic equality, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday that "the planet will not be secure or peaceful when so few have so much and so many have so little."
"Foreign policy must take into account the outrageous income and ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz's tough stance on immigration has put him at odds with fellow Republicans in his own state as he prepares for a re-election run next year.
Cruz, R-Texas, has wholeheartedly praised President Donald Trump's decision to end the Obama-era DACA program in six months. Trump also asked Congress to consider a replacement ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Another connection has emerged between Donald Trump and Felix Sater, the Russian emigre and ex-con who has become a key figure in widening investigations into ties between Trump associates and Russian figures.
Trump plays down his relationship with Sater, despite growing evidence of links between the two, including recently ...Read more
NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump extended his condolences to Mexico's president and offered assistance on Wednesday, a day after an earthquake devastated central Mexico, including the capital of Mexico City, and killed more than 200 people.
Trump and President Enrique Pena Nieto had a "lengthy" telephone call in the morning, according to the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- As mainstream media outlets raised questions Tuesday about the wisdom of President Donald Trump labeling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man" from the lectern at the United Nations, the president's message-making sped into gear.
"Trump supporters around the country should take pride in President Trump's strong and ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Flush with cash and a newfound demand for activism, the American Civil Liberties Union next month will launch a new effort to expand voting rights in all 50 states that top officials hope will finally let liberals play offense on an issue that has long bedeviled them.
Rollout will start on Oct. 1 in Lawrence, Kan. -- and that ...Read more
The Windsor Diaries Book One: Victorian ScoundrelStephanie Burkhart
It's 2011 and compressed natural gas has taken over from the coal producing steam machines of the Victorian Age. Alice Windsor, Princess of York, follows her cousin, Prince Edmund of Wales back to the past and 1851 for Britain's Great Exhibition. Alice soon discovers ...
NEW YORK -- In his first speech to the world's leaders, President Donald Trump delivered the message of the voters who elected him.
"The United States will forever be a great friend to the world, and especially to its allies," Trump said Tuesday. "But we can no longer be taken advantage of or enter into a one-sided deal where the United States ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans are moving quickly to assure houses of worship can routinely receive federal disaster aid as hurricane-battered Texas and Florida struggle to recover.
Four Senate Republicans, including Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, Tuesday proposed legislation to permit religious institutions to get federal relief....Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump will use money donated to his campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his personal legal bills related to investigations into his campaign's ties to Russia, two people familiar with the matter said.
The first payments from the campaign and RNC have already been made to Trump lawyers John ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Fox News has filed a motion to dismiss a defamation and discrimination lawsuit filed by a former contributor who said he was used by the network in a plot to downplay reporting on President Donald Trump's ties to Russia.
Rob Wheeler, a private investigator and former Washington, D.C., police detective, alleged in a suit filed Aug. 1...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's victory last year was widely understood to challenge predictions of a coming surge in Democratic-leaning Latino voters that would forever alter the American electorate.
But with National Hispanic Heritage Month underway, some Latino political leaders are pointing to Congress to argue that Trump's win was ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's use of private email for a presidential commission could bring him into conflict with a 1-year-old state law meant to increase government transparency.
Kobach, a candidate for Kansas governor, told ProPublica last week that he was serving on President Donald Trump's voting fraud ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is betting he can turbocharge the U.S. economy with tax cuts and trade deals, but his greatest leverage to influence growth may rest with an unparalleled opportunity to reshape the world's most powerful central bank.
Because of a wave of vacancies, Trump will have the ability in the coming months to appoint ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon might have vetoed Donald Trump's interest in parading U.S. military vehicles across the streets of Washington during his inauguration festivities. But now he's the commander in chief and talking about holding such a show of military might on the Fourth of July.
Trump floated the idea to reporters during a meeting with...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Johnathan Holifield, a consulting firm co-founder and former National Football League player, was named Monday to lead the Trump administration's initiative on historically black colleges and universities.
Holifield will be executive director of an effort that's been stalled since President Donald Trump signed an executive order ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration's plan for shrinking and diminishing protections at America's national monuments appears far more expansive than previously reported, targeting 10 of the nation's most ecologically sensitive landscapes and marine preserves for diminished protection.
The plan, which the White House has been keeping secret ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Bipartisanship is the song of September.
But as President Donald Trump amps up his outreach to Democrats, members on both sides of the aisle remain skeptical of his intentions. And the likelihood that his efforts change the hyper-partisan environment on Capitol Hill appears slim.
Faced with a busy month, Congress has moved faster...Read more
NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump, who derided the United Nations as a "club for people to get together, talk and have a good time" after his election, is surprising veterans of the global body by leaning on it to help carry out his foreign policy agenda.
From pushing the Security Council to tighten sanctions on North Korea to forging a ...Read more
- Trump wants to eliminate federal program that oversees long-term hurricane relief
- ACLU moves from defense to offense, starting in Kris Kobach's home state
- Cruz praises end of DACA but has no solution for 'Dreamers'
- Johnson C. Smith president not happy with Trump's initiative on black schools
- Bernie Sanders, in speech, takes aim at 'outrageous' inequalities