• Donald Trump Nov 25, 2019

    An Emerging Priority for Powell Fed: The Plight of the Poor

    Testifying to Congress this month, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell sent a message seldom heard from his predecessors: That the Fed should consider the struggles of the lowest-income Americans in setting its interest-rate policies. “We want to remind ourselves,” Powell said, “that prosperity isn’t experienced in all communities. Low- and moderate-income communities in many cases are just starting to feel...

  • Donald Trump Nov 11, 2019

    Watergate Redux? Trump Impeachment Inquiry Heads for Live TV

    Back in 1973, tens of millions of Americans tuned in to what Variety called “the hottest daytime soap opera” — the Senate Watergate hearings that eventually led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. It was a communal experience, and by some estimates, more than 80% of Americans tuned in to at least part of the Watergate telecasts. They were offered by...

  • Donald Trump Oct 31, 2019

    Threat to US Elections in 2020 Is Not Limited to Russia

    Russia interfered in the 2016 election and may try to sway next year’s vote as well. But it’s not the only nation with an eye on U.S. politics. American officials sounding the alarm about foreign efforts to disrupt the 2020 election include multiple countries in that warning. Concerns abound not only about possible hacking of campaigns but also about the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 30, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump's False Claim About Syrian ‘Safe Zone'

    In explaining his decision to pull U.S. forces from northern Syria and allow Turkey to set up a “safe zone” in Syria, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that Turkey has lost “thousands and thousands of people from that safe zone.” “This is entirely fictional,” Asli Aydıntaşbaş, a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, told us in...

  • Donald Trump Sep 24, 2019

    At UN, Trump Focuses on Religious Freedom, Not Climate

    President Donald Trump made his political priorities clear Monday within an hour of arriving at the United Nations for a three-day visit: He breezed by a major climate change summit to focus instead on religious persecution, an issue that resonates with his evangelical supporters. The climate summit, a centerpiece of this year’s U.N. schedule, was not on Trump’s agenda at...

  • Donald Trump Sep 8, 2019

    Analysis: US-UK Trade Deal Won't Be So Easy Post-Brexit

    Britain hasn’t even divorced the European Union yet, and already a new suitor has come calling: the United States. During a visit this week to the United Kingdom, Vice President Mike Pence brought word from his boss, President Donald Trump: The United States is eager to reach a new trade pact — one that won’t be possible until Britain completes...

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2019

    Senate Fails to Limit Trump War Powers Amid Iran Tensions

    Political unease over the White House’s tough talk against Iran is reviving questions about President Donald Trump’s ability to order military strikes without approval from Congress. The Senate fell short Friday, in a 50-40 vote, on an amendment to a sweeping Defense bill that would require congressional support before Trump acts. It didn’t reach the 60-vote threshold needed for passage....

  • Associated Press Jun 22, 2019

    Ministro de Turismo dominicano hablar sobre muerte de turistas

    Asked at the White House if Russia is still targeting the United States, President Donald Trump appeared to say “no.” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said later that Trump was saying “no” to answering questions.

  • georgia Jun 10, 2019

    Seniors More Likely to Work Longer in Big Metropolitan Areas

    Seniors in major metropolitan areas, especially in the Northeast and around Washington, D.C., are more likely to continue working past age 65 than those in other areas around the country, according to an analysis of Census data by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. “Those are the areas where all of the jobs are, really,” says Anqi Chen,...

  • georgia Jun 10, 2019

    Seniors More Likely to Work Longer in Big Metropolitan Areas

    Seniors in major metropolitan areas, especially in the Northeast and around Washington, D.C., are more likely to continue working past age 65 than those in other areas around the country, according to an analysis of Census data by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. “Those are the areas where all of the jobs are, really,” says Anqi Chen,...

  • Donald Trump May 19, 2019

    In Clash With Congress, Weak Legal Case May Still Help Trump

    For all of President Donald Trump’s talk of winning, his lawyers are using a legal argument that many scholars say is a pretty sure loser as his team tries to defy congressional attempts to investigate him. Yet they may end up delaying the investigations with their argument, and that could be a win in itself. In courts in New York...

  • Congress May 14, 2019

    The Latest Victims of the Student Debt Crisis — Parents

    There’s no doubt that college is expensive. Tuition and fees for a four-year private college averaged $35,830 in 2018-19; at four-year in-state public colleges, it was $10,230, according to the College Board. And that doesn’t count room and board or other expenses.

  • Donald Trump Mar 24, 2019

    Democrats Debate Mueller Strategy as Findings Loom

    Congressional Democrats plotted strategy Saturday as they awaited the conclusions of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, with senior lawmakers demanding full transparency and preparing for next steps if the results were favorable to President Donald Trump. House Democrats conferenced by phone to share what they knew about the probe and to discuss how to move forward. It was unclear when they...

  • Donald Trump Jan 29, 2019

    US Charges Against Huawei Could Inflame China Trade Talks

    The Trump administration’s unveiling of criminal charges against the Chinese tech giant Huawei has complicated high-level talks set to begin Wednesday in Washington that are intended to defuse the trade war between the administration and Beijing. The Justice Department charged Monday that Huawei had violated U.S. sanctions against sales to Iran and stolen trade secrets from T-Mobile, a U.S. partner....

  • Los Angeles Dec 29, 2018

    Baltimore Trying to Stem Decades-Long Disappearing Act

    At a time when rival cities are gaining population, Baltimore’s decades-long disappearing act is only continuing.

  • Donald Trump Dec 12, 2018

    Trump Campaign Russia Contacts Alarm Intelligence Experts

    From suggestions of “political synergy” and offers of business deals to contact with more than a dozen people in then-candidate Donald Trump’s orbit, Russian outreach to the Trump campaign has a familiar and alarming pattern to experts in the intelligence field. The attempts by Russians to establish contact, which were laid out in the latest court filings by special counsel...

  • Donald Trump Nov 1, 2018

    Trump Says Border Troops Could Hit 15K, Surprising Pentagon

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the number of military troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border could reach 15,000 — roughly double the number the Pentagon said it currently plans for a mission whose dimensions are shifting daily. The Pentagon said “more than 7,000” troops were being sent to the Southwest border to support the Customs and Border Protection agents....

  • Donald Trump Oct 12, 2018

    Understanding the US-Saudi Weapons Deal at Issue in Missing Writer Case

    The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi diplomatic mission in Turkey has fueled calls for the United States to reconsider arms sales to the kingdom that have been championed by President Donald Trump. The administration says the proposed $110 billion deal would bolster the U.S. economy by creating tens of thousands of jobs. But with Khashoggi feared...

  • Canada Oct 11, 2018

    Trump Doesn't Want to Sanction Saudis Over Missing Writer

    Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor, is missing and feared dead after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week. President Donald Trump says he wants to learn more about the incident but does not want to place sanctions on Saudi Arabia.

  • Donald Trump Sep 25, 2018

    Kavanaugh: ‘The Truth Is I've Never Sexually Assaulted Anyone'

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh declared in a televised interview Monday that he never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or at any other time in his life. Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley, sat down for an interview with Fox News Channel’s “The Story with Martha MacCallum” after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct. Christine Blasey Ford has...

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