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Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 04:27 PM PDT

Seniors Worry About Loss of Meals Under Trump Budget Plan

Seniors Worry About Loss of Meals Under Trump Budget Plan

Dale Lamphier, 97, never married and her closest living relatives―three nephews―live across the country. About two years ago, she moved to a senior housing complex in Westwood, New Jersey, a town she has...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 01:27 PM PDT

Manafort Has Served Top US Pols and a Sketchy Cast Abroad

Manafort Has Served Top US Pols and a Sketchy Cast Abroad

Pick any decade over the past half-century, and Paul Manafort has had a starring role in the rise (and maybe fall) of somebody big. This lobbyist/political operative/hired gun has been there for prominent...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 05:08 PM PDT

High Court Bolsters Rights of Learning-Disabled Students

High Court Bolsters Rights of Learning-Disabled Students

A unanimous Supreme Court on Wednesday bolstered the rights of millions of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards. The...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 04:21 PM PDT

Trump's SEC Pick, an Ex-Goldman Lawyer, to Face Skepticism

Trump's SEC Pick, an Ex-Goldman Lawyer, to Face Skepticism

Goldman Sachs may be about to get another friend in Washington. Jay Clayton, a well-connected Wall Street lawyer who is President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, is sure...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 06:49 PM PDT

Richmond Sues Trump Over Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities

Richmond Sues Trump Over Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities

The City of Richmond announced plans Wednesday to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and members of his administration over the Executive Order that promises to gut federal funding from sanctuary...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 04:05 PM PDT

Black Lawmakers Say They Had Candid Conversation With Trump

Black Lawmakers Say They Had Candid Conversation With Trump

Black lawmakers emerged from a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday saying the president was at least willing to listen to their concerns that his policies and positions could hurt...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 01:46 PM PDT

Nunes: Trump Communications May Have Been ‘Monitored’

Nunes: Trump Communications May Have Been ‘Monitored’

Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of House Intelligence Committee, says President Donald Trump’s communications may have been “monitored” by the U.S. government during the transition period. He noted...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 12:04 PM PDT

Spying Claim by Intel Chair Renews Fight Over Russia Probe

Spying Claim by Intel Chair Renews Fight Over Russia Probe

Private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 01:26 PM PDT

US Forces Ferry Syrian-Kurdish Fighters Behind ISIS Lines

US Forces Ferry Syrian-Kurdish Fighters Behind ISIS Lines

he U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said their fighters seized four villages south of the Euphrates and cut the main artery between Raqqa and northwestern Syria. The group said in a statement...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 08:44 AM PDT

Ryan's Legacy as Speaker on the Line With Health Care Vote

Ryan's Legacy as Speaker on the Line With Health Care Vote

The vote on the Republican health care bill is a defining moment for House Speaker Paul Ryan that could boost his aggressive agenda to overhaul the tax code and remake the federal government. Or send it off the...

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