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National Politics

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.

Several members of Congress on a ‘civil rights pilgrimage’

Several members of Congress are opening a three-day tour of sites connected to the civil rights era, starting with a visit to the National...

Trump: Trade wars are good, and easy to win

President Donald Trump on Friday insisted “trade wars are good, and easy to win,” a bold claim that prompted pushback from a Nebraska Republican who quipped “kooky 18th century protectionism will jack up prices on American families.”

New analysis sees return of trillion-dollar budget deficits

Trillion-dollar budget deficits are returning next year, and $2 trillion-plus deficits are not far off in the wake of President Donald Trump’s tax cuts...

Nor’easter slamming East Coast with heavy rain, strong winds

A major nor’easter pounded the East Coast on Friday, packing heavy rain, intermittent snow and strong winds as residents from the mid-Atlantic to Maine braced for coastal flooding.

Trump’s gun stance a struggle for Congress, NRA

Action on gun legislation has skidded to a halt in Congress — not for a lack of bipartisan proposals, but because President Donald Trump’s stunning shift on gun policy left some in his party confused, irritated and scrambling to figure out what to do next.

Trump orders big tariffs on steel, aluminum; markets roiled

Ordering combative action on foreign trade, President Donald Trump has declared that the U.S. will impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, escalating...

Putin boasts of new Russian nuclear weapons

Russia has tested an array of new strategic nuclear weapons that can’t be intercepted, President Vladimir Putin declared Thursday, claiming a technological breakthrough that...

Echo of Obamacare: Dems divided over vow to repeal tax law

Some leading Democrats conceded that they’d repeal only certain portions of the tax law despite the implication that they’d go further.

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...