MIAMI--Before U.S. Army Sgt. La David Terrence Johnson became a central figure in the war of words between a South Florida congresswoman and the president of the United States, he was a child raised -- and deeply loved -- in Miami Gardens.
The 25-year-old decorated soldier, one of four killed Oct. 4 by ambush in Niger in West Africa, was known ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump met at the White House on Thursday with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as he neared a decision on who will lead the central bank after her first four-year term ends in February.
Yellen, 71, a Democrat nominated to the job by former President Barack Obama, is one of five candidates and was the last to ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Do Senate Republican leaders and the White House have the 50 GOP votes to pass a fiscal 2018 budget resolution that is linked to possible tax cuts? "Who knows?" says President Donald Trump, the leader of the party.
The Senate is poised to begin a marathon series of votes Thursday that will culminate with a final vote on a GOP-...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray went to bed Tuesday evening thinking they had hit a home run. The duo at the helm of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee did the seemingly impossible and reached bipartisan consensus on a bill to help stabilize the insurance markets that had the support of President ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- It's long been considered the House bomb-throwing committee, a panel known for investigating everything, no matter how outrageous or far-fetched things seem.
That's changed. Rep. Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican known for his judicious temperament and tough-minded but fair approach to investigations -- and his loyalty to ...Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. -- As Wake Forest minister John Pavlovitz watched his Facebook and Twitter feeds fill up in recent days with the proclamations of friends, family and acquaintances that they had been victims of sexual assault or harassment, he thought the wrong people were baring their souls.
The victims, most of whom are female, shouldn't have to...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- In the final weeks of the 2016 election campaign, voters in swing states including Nevada and North Carolina saw ads appear in their Facebook feeds and on Google websites touting a pair of controversial faux-tourism videos, showing France and Germany overrun by Shariah law. French schoolchildren were being trained to fight for ...Read more
ATLANTA -- A Cherokee County high school math teacher embroiled in a controversy has tendered her resignation to the school board.
Lyn Orletsky's resignation is on the agenda set for Thursday.
She was put on administrative leave last month after a video of her request that two students wearing "Make America Great Again" T-shirts turn them ...Read more
The Empty PulpitSandra Arrants
Fourteen year old Sherman Thompson has stumbled upon the body of his pastor. Laid out, dead, on the front lawn of the parsonage, Reverend Archibald Temple had a voice of thunder that has been rendered silent forever. Sherman and his sister Grace are determined to find out who killed him and ...
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump kept silent on the deaths of four American soldiers for nearly two weeks, while finding time to tweet about "fake news" and Republicans' fundraising, attack Puerto Ricans and a Republican senator, among others, and keep up his complaints against protesting professional football players.
When he finally spoke...Read more
WASHINGTON -- In kicking his top priorities to Congress, President Donald Trump is setting the stage -- intentionally or not -- for weeks of messy horse-trading that may culminate in a year-end standoff to avoid another government shutdown.
Trump is betting he can pressure Congress into breaking its gridlock and squeeze some concessions from ...Read more
CHICAGO -- There are two versions of French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "Two Sisters (On The Terrace)."
One has hung in the Art Institute of Chicago since 1933.
The other is in President Donald Trump's New York apartment.
But one of them is a fake -- and the Art Institute says it isn't the one in Chicago.
Trump, apparently, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump told a bipartisan group of senators Wednesday that they may see his tax returns one day, according to a Democratic aide who was briefed on the meeting.
The aide said the remark appeared to be flippant, and it's not clear the attendees believed the president. Democrats have pushed for Trump to release his tax...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Greg Pence, the oldest brother of Vice President Mike Pence, has filed paperwork to run for Congress, The Associated Press reports.
Pence has long been considering running for Indiana's 6th District, which Rep. Luke Messer is vacating to run for Senate. Pence is currently the finance chair of Messer's Senate campaign.
Pence has ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A Democratic Florida congresswoman became the latest target of a morning presidential twitter attack, with Donald Trump alleging Rep. Frederica Wilson "totally fabricated" his call to the widow of a U.S. soldier killed in Niger.
Trump called the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson on Tuesday afternoon, shortly before his body was ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump started Wednesday by twisting the findings of two senior Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, tweeting that Hillary Clinton was among "people not interviewed" by the FBI in an investigation into her use of a private email server as secretary of State.
The FBI released documents Monday that show then-FBI ...Read more
MIAMI -- President Donald Trump accused a Miami-Dade Democratic congresswoman Wednesday morning of lying about his response to a fallen soldier's widow -- that "he knew what he signed up for" -- and said he had proof of the conversation.
U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, who represents Miami Gardens, "totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a ...Read more
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security must produce documents that detail the decision-making process for ending the "Dreamers" policy for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.
A federal judge in San Francisco who is overseeing five lawsuits challenging the September announcement to end Deferred Action for Childhood ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump plans to choose his nominee to chair the Federal Reserve before he leaves Nov. 3 for an 11-day trip to Asia and Hawaii, a person familiar with the process said.
Trump is working with a shortlist of five names to lead the central bank: former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh, Stanford University economist John Taylor...Read more
WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump took credit for making changes to the military that allowed U.S.-backed forces to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa -- the last major urban stronghold of the Islamic State.
"It had to do with the people I put in and it had to do with rules of engagement," Trump said in an interview Tuesday on Washington-...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump, facing blowback for his failure to call the families of four soldiers who died in combat, on Tuesday invoked the fallen son of his chief of staff, retired Gen. John Kelly.
"As far as other presidents, I don't know, you could ask Gen. Kelly, did he get a call from Obama? I don't know what Obama's policy was,...Read more
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