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Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 11:20 AM PST

Pentagon Presenting Counter-ISIS Plan to White House

Pentagon Presenting Counter-ISIS Plan to White House

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is presenting the White House with a plan to "rapidly defeat" the Islamic State group, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday. The strategy includes significant elements of the approach...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 08:13 AM PST

Gorsuch Rulings in Some Notable Workers' Rights Cases

Gorsuch Rulings in Some Notable Workers' Rights Cases

President Donald Trump's pick to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has heard dozens of workers' rights cases on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Many conservatives hail Neil Gorsuch for sticking to the letter...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 10:22 AM PST

Report Warns of State Money Fallout From Health Law Repeal

Report Warns of State Money Fallout From Health Law Repeal

A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 01:54 PM PST

Father of Navy SEAL Killed in Raid Refused to Meet Trump

Father of Navy SEAL Killed in Raid Refused to Meet Trump

The father of a Navy SEAL killed during an anti-terrorism raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into its planning and criticized the Trump administration for its timing. Bill Owens told The Miami...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 06:13 AM PST

Trump's Approval Stands at 44 Percent as Partisanship Reigns

Trump's Approval Stands at 44 Percent as Partisanship Reigns

President Donald Trump's job approval rating stands at just 44 percent — a record low for a newly inaugurated commander-in-chief — and half of Americans say that his early challenges suggest unique and systemic...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 05:30 AM PST

New DNC Chief Faces a Divided Party, Plus Trump

New DNC Chief Faces a Divided Party, Plus Trump

When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 02:16 AM PST

Trump Administration Blocks Changes on Coal Mining Royalties

Trump Administration Blocks Changes on Coal Mining Royalties

The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining companies challenged...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 03:39 AM PST

Special Prosecutor Needed for Russia Probe: GOP Congressman

Special Prosecutor Needed for Russia Probe: GOP Congressman

A Republican congressman has called for a special prosecutor to investigate whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and was in touch with President Donald Trump's team during the campaign....

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 06:17 AM PST

Dems Win Special Election, Hold on to Delaware State Senate

Dems Win Special Election, Hold on to Delaware State Senate

Democrat Stephanie Hansen defeated Republican John Marino and Libertarian John Lanzendorfer in a special election Saturday that determined who will hold the Senate seat vacated by Democrat Bethany Hall-Long, who...

Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 at 05:52 PM PST

Democrats, GOP Spar Over Medicaid Reform at Govs' Meeting

Democrats, GOP Spar Over Medicaid Reform at Govs' Meeting

Tensions emerged Saturday between Democratic and Republican U.S. governors over a GOP-led proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid, with Democrats saying the changes would take away people's health coverage to...

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