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At Easter, Trump has yet to find a church home in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington churches have long welcomed presidents to their pews. Bill Clinton frequented a Methodist church, Jimmy Carter taught Baptist Sunday school and Barack Obama visited an Episcopal church near the White House. As Easter Sunday arrives, President Donald Trump has not attended a church service in the capital since the worship events […]
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Key US senator pushes back against Trump’s proposed aid cuts

BIDI BIDI CAMP, Uganda (AP) — Face-to-face with victims of South Sudan’s famine and civil war, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee strongly defended U.S. foreign aid on Friday despite President Donald Trump’s proposed deep cuts in humanitarian assistance. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee visited the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis in northern […]
3 weeks ago
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McMaster calls decision to send strike group to Western Pacific “prudent”

WASHINGTON (CBS) – President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, called the decision to send a Navy carrier strike group to the Western Pacific “prudent.” McMaster, making the comments on “Fox News Sunday,” said Mr. Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping had agreed North Korea’s pattern of “provocative behavior” was unacceptable, and that the […]
3 weeks ago
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US threatens more pressure on Syria after missile strikes

By JULIE PACE PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The United States is vowing to keep up the pressure on Syria in the aftermath of Thursday night’s wave of missile strikes from U.S. ships. Much of the international community has rallied behind President Donald Trump’s decision to fire dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian air […]
4 weeks ago
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Trump says US is ready to act alone on North Korea

POTOMAC FALLS, Va. (AP) – President Donald Trump says that the United States is prepared to act alone if China does not take a tougher stand against North Korea’s nuclear program. Trump’s comments in an interview with the Financial Times come just days before he is set to host Chinese President Xi Jinping at his […]
4 weeks ago
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AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans want independent Russia probe

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and EMILY SWANSON NEW YORK (AP) — A slim majority of Americans favor an independent investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties with the Russian government, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that showed public views about the controversy driving congressional investigations are sharply divided […]
1 month ago
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Trump’s border-wall proposal faces many obstacles

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the “big, beautiful wall” that he’s promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico border. But his effort to build a huge hurdle to those entering the U.S. illegally faces impediments of its own. It’s still not clear how Trump will pay […]
1 month ago
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GOP struggles to govern despite a monopoly in Washington

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and BILL BARROW The Republican Party of “no” for Democrat Barack Obama’s eight years is having a hard time getting to “yes” in the early Donald Trump era. The unmitigated failure of the GOP bill to replace Obamacare underscored that Republicans are a party of upstart firebrands, old-guard conservatives and moderates in […]
1 month ago
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Failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans’ failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump’s agenda: tax reform. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., say they will soon turn their attention to the first major re-write of the tax code in […]
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Nancy Pelosi: Donald Trump owes Obama an apology

(CBS) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said Friday that President Trump should apologize to former President Obama – and the American people – for his unsubstantiated charge that Mr. Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped during the 2016 campaign. The Democratic leader spoke with Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson in an interview that […]