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Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 02:19 PM PDT

Trump Claims Success in Syria, But Chemical Weapons Remain

Trump Claims Success in Syria, But Chemical Weapons Remain

President Donald Trump on Saturday declared "Mission Accomplished" for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, but the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemical-related...

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 at 03:02 PM PDT

Explosive New Details Outlined in Comey's Tell-All Book

Explosive New Details Outlined in Comey's Tell-All Book

A new book by former FBI Director James Comey details several controversial moments of Donald Trump's fledgling presidency from Comey's perspective, including the Steele dossier, his opinions on Trump's...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 05:23 AM PDT

Trump Orders EPA to Issue Air Pollution Permits Faster

Trump Orders EPA to Issue Air Pollution Permits Faster

President Donald Trump prodded federal regulators Thursday to quicken processing of air quality permits for businesses, saying it would boost economic growth and job creation but drawing criticism from...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 03:54 AM PDT

Red Flag Laws May Prevent More Suicides Than Mass Shootings

Red Flag Laws May Prevent More Suicides Than Mass Shootings

Interest in red flag laws has surged since a February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 people dead. Documents show that months before the massacre, school officials and police were so concerned...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 12:55 AM PDT

Will Democrats Pluck the Next President From City Hall?

Will Democrats Pluck the Next President From City Hall?

Los Angeles' Eric Garcetti, like other Democratic mayors considering the presidential race in 2020, is hoping to show party activists that his experience running a city can preview success on the national...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 12:20 AM PDT

Trump Flips on Trade Pact, Weighs Rejoining Pacific-Rim Deal

Trump Flips on Trade Pact, Weighs Rejoining Pacific-Rim Deal

In a striking reversal, President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, a free trade deal he pulled out of...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 05:01 PM PDT

Trump Pardons Ex-Cheney Aide Scooter Libby in CIA Leak Case

Trump Pardons Ex-Cheney Aide Scooter Libby in CIA Leak Case

President Donald Trump issued a full pardon Friday to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, suggesting he had been "treated unfairly" by a special counsel. Libby, Cheney's...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 06:42 AM PDT

Trump Convenes Task Force to Study US Postal System

Trump Convenes Task Force to Study US Postal System

After weeks of railing against online shopping giant Amazon, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday creating a task force to study the United States Postal Service. In the surprise move,...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 01:41 PM PDT

Dems Meet With Ex-Aide on Leave After Questioning Pruitt

Dems Meet With Ex-Aide on Leave After Questioning Pruitt

A high-ranking political staffer at the Environmental Protection Agency has told lawmakers he faced retaliation after pushing back against outsized spending demands from Administrator Scott Pruitt for first-cla...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 06:59 AM PDT

Comey Blasts Trump's Leadership, Compares Him to Mob Boss

Comey Blasts Trump's Leadership, Compares Him to Mob Boss<br />

Former FBI Director James Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and "untethered to truth" in a sharply critical new book that describes Trump as fixated in the early days of his administration on...

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