National policy debate ensues, 2017 style

Washington, D.C., October 8 – The Tweets between Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, and Bob Corker, United States Senator from Tennessee and the Chairman of the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee, signify the style of political discourse and policy discussion Americans have come to enjoy in 2017. Sadly, Trump and […]

Trump’s one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump’s administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that could override many anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people and others. At a time when Trump finds himself embattled on many fronts, the […]

Trump says it’s a ‘sad day’ as he heads to Vegas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says it’s a “sad day” as he departs the White House to meet with first responders and the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Trump says authorities are “learning a lot more” about the gunman in the shooting, which killed 59 people and injured more than 500 […]

Trump seeks new health chief after Price resignation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is seeking a new health secretary to take the place of Tom Price, ousted after an outcry over flying on costly private charters for official travel. The Health and Human Services chief oversees a $1 trillion department, with 80,000 employees and jurisdiction over major insurance programs, advanced medical research, […]

Senate confirms Huntsman as US ambassador to Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who once called for Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race, won easy confirmation Thursday as U.S. ambassador to Russia, taking over a high-profile diplomatic post amid investigations into Moscow’s election meddling. The Senate approved Huntsman’s nomination by voice vote. He breezed through his […]

Top health official’s travel angers Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s “not happy” with his top health official, putting Tom Price’s job in jeopardy after his costly charter flights triggered a congressional investigation of administration travel. Asked whether he’s planning on firing Price, Trump responded Wednesday: “We’ll see.” A former GOP congressman from Georgia, Price played a supporting […]

Trump says he’s spoken with Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has spoken to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones amid his extended attacks on NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem. On Twitter Wednesday, Trump says the two spoke Tuesday. He says: “Jerry is a winner who knows how to get things done. Players will stand for […]

Trump begins the morning by slamming the NFL

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is up and tweeting, and his target is the NFL. Trump says “ratings for NFL football are way down except before game starts when people tune in to see whether or not our country will be disrespected.” He also says that booing at the Dallas game Monday night when […]

Trump promises Alabama Sen. Strange will ‘drain the swamp’

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump implored his supporters Friday to get behind an establishment-backed incumbent in a Republican runoff race in Alabama, arguing that Sen. Luther Strange will “drain the swamp” and doesn’t know the Senate Majority Leader “at all.” Acknowledging he was putting his own political capital on the line, the president […]

Trump says protesting players in NFL should be fired

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he’s encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. In an extended riff during a freewheeling rally speech in Alabama Friday night, Trump also bemoaned that football games have become less violent. “They’re ruining […]