Four states — Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey and New York — already have sued the federal government over the deduction cap, asserting it's aimed at hurting a group of Democratic states and tramples on their constitutional budget-making authority.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs.
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press
Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman said Sunday she secretly recorded conversations she had in the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. It was a highly unusual admission.
The Trump administration on Wednesday announced new sanctions on Russia in response to Moscow’s use of a nerve agent on a former Russian double-agent and his daughter earlier this year in Britain. Russia has denied any involvement. William Brangham gets…
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
Twenty-two Thomas clerks, roughly 20 percent of the people who have snagged coveted jobs in his Supreme Court office since 1991, either hold political appointments in the Trump administration or have been nominated to judgeships by Trump.
By PBS NewsHour
In 1980, the Congress approved the Superfund program, generating money to clean up the country’s most hazardous toxic sites by imposing a tax on industries that polluted the most. Since 2000, the program’s purchasing power has declined by 40 percent…
In our news wrap Friday, the White House says it's "exploring" whether to revoke security clearances for six former top ranking officials. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders claimed they have used their clearances for political and financial gain. Also, Toronto police…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The agency that supervises the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile would essentially lose direct Cabinet oversight under legislation that Congress is negotiating.
By Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
President Donald Trump signed an executive order last month pushing certain work requirements for access to social security programs like Medicaid. But lawmakers in Maine, which requires individuals work at least 20 hours a week to qualify for more than…
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Saturday, May 5, U.S. and NATO allies prepare for cyber attacks by investing in war games, and several key positions in the State Department remain unfilled. Also, the Trump administration is ending the temporary protected status…
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