The Latest: Judge doesn’t extend order on new travel ban 

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — The Latest on federal court challenges to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A federal judge in Seattle has ruled that his order blocking President Donald Trump’s original travel ban does not apply to the revised executive order. Judge James Robart entered his ruling Thursday, one […]

Tillerson: Use of pre-emptive force an option with NKorea 

MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press LEE JIN-MAN, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday it may be necessary to take pre-emptive military action against North Korea if the threat from their weapons program reaches a level “that we believe requires action.” Tillerson outlined a tougher strategy to confront North […]

Republicans set low expectations for health bill cost study 

HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushing a plan to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law are bracing for a Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that fewer Americans will have health coverage under the proposal, despite President Donald Trump’s promise of “insurance for everybody.” House Speaker Paul Ryan said he […]

House committee wants evidence for Trump’s wiretap claim 

DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the campaign as its namesake has charged. President Donald Trump asserted in a tweet last week: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump […]

Intruder jumps White House fence Friday night

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says a person is under arrest after climbing a fence and getting onto the south grounds of the White House. The breach happened at about 11:38 p.m. Friday. President Donald Trump was at the White House. The agency says the individual — whom it did not identify — […]

New administration seeks resignations of 46 US attorneys 

ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 U.S. attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration. Many of the federal prosecutors who were nominated by President Barack Obama have already left their positions, but the nearly four dozen who stayed on […]

Follow Senator Cruz’s formula for healthcare repeal (with one twist)

Three weeks ago, United States Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called for the repeal of Obamacare first and then a deliberative and rational discussion about an appropriate healthcare finance system to replace the failed program. “What I think is critical at the outset is that we honor the promise we’ve made to voters for six years running […]

As president, Trump seeks answers on his own wiretap mystery 

ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — If Donald Trump wants to know whether he was the subject of surveillance by the U.S. government, he may be uniquely positioned to get an answer. In a series of weekend tweets, the president accused his predecessor, Barack Obama, of ordering wiretaps on his […]

Trump signs new travel bad targeting those seeking new visas

ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday signed a new version of his controversial travel ban, aiming to withstand court challenges while still barring new visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries and shutting down the U.S. refugee program. The revised travel order leaves Iraq […]

Trump expected to sign new travel ban order 

JULIE PACE, Associated Press JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A revised executive order temporarily barring the entry of people from certain Muslim-majority countries and halting the nation’s refugee program is set to go to President Donald Trump soon. A White House official says plans to roll out the order are on track for […]