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Politics Nov 07Trump a graver threat to American democracy than Russian meddling, Schiff says
Rep. Adam Schiff cited a litany of actions by Trump, from appointing Cabinet officers with "direct conflicts of interest" and goals of dismantling their agencies to limiting Muslim immigration and discrediting federal judges.
Politics Oct 12WATCH: John Kelly, Trump’s chief of staff, says he won’t quit or be fired ‘unless things change’
Amid a swirl of reports that he's frustrated in the job, the retired Marine Corps general told reporters Thursday at the daily White House briefing, "Unless things change, I'm not quitting, I'm not getting fired and I don't think I'll…
Politics Sep 26Trump turns focus on Puerto Rico, promising aid and a visit
WASHINGTON — Suddenly, just about all President Donald Trump can talk about is Puerto Rico. After not mentioning hurricane-devastated island for days, Trump on Tuesday pushed back aggressively and repeatedly against criticism that he had failed to quickly grasp the…
Politics Sep 07WATCH: DeVos says she’ll end Obama policies on campus sexual assault
DeVos is expected to speak around 12:15 p.m. Watch live here.
Politics Sep 01Trump’s hiring, budget raises questions about U.S. Harvey help
Much of FEMA's widely-praised response is the product of laws and procedures that grew under Trump's predecessors after the government's botched response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Politics Aug 07At 200 days in office, Trump looks to loyal voters as agenda stalls
White House officials have been urging the president to refocus on immigration and other issues that resonate with the conservatives, evangelicals and working-class whites who propelled him to the Oval Office.
Nation Aug 04Employer-based health coverage likely to stay awhile
Employer-provided health insurance is so ingrained in the American workplace that people expect it to continue even as politicians thrash out the role of government in health care.
Politics Jul 29Kelly is Trump’s ‘star’ secretary, now WH chief of staff
Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly's new mission is to steady the roiling Trump administration — and quiet the friendly fire — as White House chief of staff.
Health Jul 2062 percent of U.S. want federal government to ensure health care for all, poll says
The survey findings from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research indicate a change in public attitudes over the past few months, as concerns mounted about GOP legislation estimated to leave tens of millions without coverage.
Politics Jun 15WATCH: Trump signs executive order on apprenticeships
As part of the president's weeklong push on workplace development, the action would shift the certification process from the Labor Department to the companies relying on these programs.