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Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 03:06 PM PST

Trump Sends Top Aides to Mexico Amid Deep Strains With US

Trump Sends Top Aides to Mexico Amid Deep Strains With US

President Donald Trump is sending his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on a fence-mending mission made all the more challenging by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border. Ti...

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 04:23 PM PST

Trump Admin Lift Fed Guidelines on Transgender Bathroom Use

Trump Admin Lift Fed Guidelines on Transgender Bathroom Use

The Trump administration lifted federal guidelines for bathroom use that allowed transgendered students to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity enacted during President Barack Obama's era on Wednesday, in a stark reversal of President Donald Trump's stance on the issue as a presidential candidate. Trump had supported use of facilities based on chosen gender identity as a candidate. 

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 02:37 PM PST

Republicans Who Won After Rowdy Town Halls Now Avoiding Them

Republicans Who Won After Rowdy Town Halls Now Avoiding Them

Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is...

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 05:17 PM PST

Richmond is 1st City to Approve Trump Impeachment Resolution

Richmond is 1st City to Approve Trump Impeachment Resolution

The Richmond City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution calling on the Congress to investigate whether President Donald Trump’s business dealings warrant impeachment. The East Bay city is the...

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 07:04 PM PST

Trump Administration Lifts Transgender Bathroom Guidance

Trump Administration Lifts Transgender Bathroom Guidance

Transgender students on Wednesday lost federal protections that allowed them to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, as the Trump administration stepped into a long-simmering...

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 05:43 AM PST

State Lawmakers Channel Grief Into Fight Against Opioids

State Lawmakers Channel Grief Into Fight Against Opioids

In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the...

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 05:57 PM PST

Last of Pipeline Opponents Leave North Dakota Protest Camp

Last of Pipeline Opponents Leave North Dakota Protest Camp

Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved to arrest some who defied the order in a...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 09:22 PM PST

Lawmakers Pressed on Trump Policies at Town Halls

Lawmakers Pressed on Trump Policies at Town Halls

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley was greeted at a town hall Tuesday in Iowa with a shouted question about "impeachment" as voters there and at other events across the country pressed lawmakers about the moves and...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 03:45 PM PST

US Senate Leader: Winners Make Policy, Losers Go Home

US Senate Leader: Winners Make Policy, Losers Go Home

Nearly 1,000 people jeered Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he drove to a speech Tuesday where he told local business leaders that "winners make policy and the losers go home." Protesters crowded...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 04:22 PM PST

Trump Condemns Racism, Anti-Semitism

Trump Condemns Racism, Anti-Semitism

President Donald Trump spoke out against racism and anti-Semitism Tuesday following a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Trump’s comments followed 10 bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers across the country and the vandalization of more than 170 Jewish graves in a Missouri cemetery on Monday.    The president’s concessions, however, were called inadequate by some Jewish advocacy groups. Critics have previously focused on the new administration’s failure to mention Jews on Holocaust Remembrance Day and its silence on anti-Semitic attacks across the country, which increased from 13 to 28 in New York when compared to the same period in 2016. Pressure for the White House to condemn anti-Semitism rose further on Thursday, when the president interrupted a reporter from an Orthodox Jewish magazine asking about bomb threats made against Jewish centers recently.

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