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National Politics

Ahead of Trump wall tour, little change on US-Mexico border

The daily commute from Mexico to California farms is the same as it was before Donald Trump became president. Hundreds of Mexicans cross the...

Trump wants top court to restrain judges who block policies

The Trump administration is looking for ways to deal with its recurring frustration: individual federal judges who have put the brakes on one major administration policy after another.

Wave of exits from West Wing sparks talk of brain drain

President Donald Trump once presided over a reality show in which a key cast member exited each week. The same thing seems to be happening in his White House.

Porn actress offers to repay $130K so she can discuss Trump

An adult film actress who said she had sex with President Donald Trump offered Monday to return the $130,000 she was paid for agreeing...

DOJ to support lawsuits against companies selling opioids

The Justice Department says it will support local officials in hundreds of lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers. Attorney General Jeff Sessions...

Immigrants sue US over end to temporary protected status

The Trump administration’s decision to end a program that lets immigrants from four countries live and work legally in the U.S. was motivated by...

Talks on trillion-dollar US budget bill reach crucial stage

Top-level congressional talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration, abortion-related issues and a battle over a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary.

Graham praised by Trump, politicians as ‘America’s pastor’

The nation’s political leaders bowed their heads for a solemn salute Wednesday to the Rev. Billy Graham in the soaring Capitol Rotunda, paying tribute...

Republicans want Trump to back off his tariff proposal

In a remarkably public confrontation, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican allies of President Donald Trump pleaded with him Monday to back away from his threatened international tariffs, which they fear could spark a dangerous trade war. Trump retorted: “We’re not backing down.”

In public spat, Trump taunts Sessions, AG doesn’t keep quiet

resident Donald Trump renewed his verbal attacks on his attorney general Wednesday, describing as “disgraceful” his handling of Republican complaints that the FBI abused...