Bogged down on Trump's border goals

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WASHINGTON -- Five days after President Donald Trump took office, he signed an executive order that promised a swift, sharp crackdown on illegal immigration -- immediate construction of a massive border wall, quick hiring of 5,000 new Border Patrol agents and stepped-up deportation of undocumented migrants.

"Beginning today, the United States ...Read more

Trump tweets about 'anti-police agitators' as counter-protesters confront far-right rally in Boston

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J.--President Donald Trump weighed in on the far-right rally held Saturday in Boston, describing "anti-police agitators" and complimenting the police.

Boston police said they had a tight security plan in place to ensure the violence that roiled Charlottesville, Va., last weekend did not take place in their city.

The large ...Read more

Trump-linked oligarch's companies in bankruptcy court

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WASHINGTON -- Two companies owned by the Russian oligarch who bought Donald Trump's Palm Beach mansion filed for bankruptcy protection in North Carolina Friday, adding to the mystery about the firms and the rich Russian behind them.

Dmitry Rybolovlev has drawn attention not only for his 2008 purchase of Trump's home for nearly $100 million, but...Read more

All 17 members of White House arts panel resign to protest Trump's response to Charlottesville

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WASHINGTON -- All 17 members of a White House advisory panel on the arts and humanities resigned en masse Friday in response to President Donald Trump's divisive comments on the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va.

The move follows the mass exodus of major business CEOs who quit two White House panels this week to protest the president's ...Read more

Missouri Democrat defies calls to resign over Trump assassination Facebook post

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal was adamant Friday that she isn't resigning over a Facebook post calling for President Donald Trump's assassination.

Chappelle-Nadal, a University City Democrat, has faced calls by Missouri's top Democrats and Republicans demanding she resign from the legislature over a comment she posted on her...Read more

Trump says 'Obstructionist Democrats' undermining national security

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WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump began the last workday of yet another chaotic week of his presidency by accusing Democrats of hindering the country's security -- while also sending some mixed signals.

About 90 minutes before his scheduled departure for a Camp David summit with his national security team on North Korea and related issues, the ...Read more

Budget and Appropriations members rack up travel time

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WASHINGTON -- Members of the Budget and Appropriations committees have spent about $2 million on foreign travel since the start of 2016, including trips to Argentina, Tanzania, Italy and the United Kingdom, according to an analysis of congressional records.

Appropriations Committee members far outpace their colleagues on the Budget Committee in...Read more

Fox CEO James Murdoch criticizes Trump over response to Charlottesville

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James Murdoch, chief executive of Fox News' parent company, became the latest corporate leader to blast President Donald Trump over his response to the recent racially charged attack in Charlottesville, Va.

"(W)hat we watched this last week in Charlottesville and the reaction to it by the president of the United States concern all of us as ...Read more

Analysis: GOP rift clouds hopes for its agenda

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WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress have tried to stick with President Donald Trump in hopes that despite politically damaging outbursts from the White House, his pen would ultimately be able to sign their legislative agenda into law.

But in the aftermath of Trump's controversial response to the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Va., that ...Read more

Trump lacks 'stability' and 'competence' for job, Corker says

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WASHINGTON -- Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker on Thursday lambasted Donald Trump, saying the president is driving the United States toward "great peril" because he lacks the "stability" and "competence" for the country's highest office.

The Tennessee Republican once appeared on stage at a Trump campaign rally, but it any goodwill ...Read more

Trump is said to abandon plan for council on infrastructure

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- President Donald Trump will not move forward with a planned Advisory Council on Infrastructure, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.

The council, which was still being formed, would have advised Trump on his plan to spend as much as $1 trillion upgrading roads, bridges and other public works.

The action follows ...Read more

Democrats aim to force Pentagon to strip Confederate leaders from Army base names

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WASHINGTON -- A New York Democrat is drafting legislation to require the Pentagon rename any military installations named for Confederate generals, part of an urgent effort by black lawmakers to force public institutions to stop celebrating historical figures who defended slavery.

"Naming military property after armed insurrectionists with ...Read more

Democrat is drafting articles of impeachment against Trump

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WASHINGTON -- It's not enough that Donald Trump be officially censured for saying neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan do not deserve full blame for a deadly white supremacist rally. Now Democrats want the president removed from office for the remarks.

Heightening the controversy that has swirled over Trump's insistence that "both sides" share the ...Read more

Rabbi who oversaw Ivanka Trump's conversion joins chorus criticizing president's Charlottesville response

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President Donald Trump has faced all manner of criticism for his comments blaming "both sides" for the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., that killed a counterprotester.

Business executives, military officers, Democrats and even some fellow Republicans have weighed in with their condemnation.

Now it's getting ...Read more

'I hope Trump is assassinated,' Missouri lawmaker writes, and quickly regrets

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KANSAS CITY, Mo.--A Democratic Missouri state senator from the St. Louis area posted, then quickly deleted, a comment on Facebook saying she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.

Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal told The Kansas City Star she posted the comment out of frustration with the "trauma and despair" the president is causing ...Read more

Franklin Graham appears to distance himself from Trump remarks on Charlottesville

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Just days after coming to President Donald Trump's defense in the wake of Charlottesville, Franklin Graham sent out a new Facebook post Thursday in which he appeared to distance himself from the embattled president's continued attempts to say blame for the violence in Charlottesville should be shared by white supremacists and ...Read more

Poll: Majority of Americans say Trump's Charlottesville response 'not strong enough'

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WASHINGTON -- A majority of Americans in a new poll say President Donald Trump's response to the violence that broke out a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., was "not strong enough."

Fifty-two percent of respondents in the NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll said Trump's response should have been stronger, while 27 percent said it was ...Read more

GOP congressman not afraid to tag @POTUS over Charlottesville comments

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WASHINGTON -- While many Republican lawmakers have privately grumbled over President Donald Trump's response to the violence that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, most stopped short of calling out the president by name.

Not Rep. Paul Mitchell, who tagged Trump's @POTUS account on Twitter Tuesday to tell the ...Read more

Will GOP divergence from Trump over white supremacist comments last?

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WASHINGTON -- Each time President Donald Trump makes an inflammatory comment, on the campaign trail or in the White House, it feels like what could be a breaking point for Republicans. But it never is.

With Trump doubling down on his comments effectively defending some white supremacists on Tuesday, could this be it?

"It could be," said Doug ...Read more

Trump appears to endorse Sen. Flake's primary foe

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump appeared Thursday to endorse Sen. Jeff Flake's primary opponent, lashing out at the Arizona Republican senator who has become one of his most vocal critics.

Trump's attack on Flake was his second Twitter strike of the morning on a GOP senator and followed a social media strike on South Carolina's Lindsey ...Read more


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