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Trump orders ban on some transgender troops, yet final policy rests in courts

(WASHINGTON) -- In a presidential memorandum on a Friday, President Trump banned some transgender service members from serving in the U.S. military, saying transgender individuals “with a histor... Read More

Oversight committee asks Zinke for details on cost of $139,000 doors

(WASHINGTON) -- The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee has asked Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to brief the committee on the department's decision to spend $139,000 to replace three sets of doors in his office at Interior headquarte... Read More

What Trump's new national security adviser means for Iran and North Korea

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement Thursday to replace his national security adviser H.R. McMaster with John Bolton is not only part of a broader shakeup but represents a shift toward an increasingly hawkish foreign ... Read More

Incoming national security adviser among Cambridge Analytica’s wide portfolio of GOP clients

(WASHINGTON) --  In addition to its work for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Cambridge Analytica, the data firm alleged to have misused Facebook data from up to 50 million profiles, was paid by 17 other Republican political orga... Read More

Trump says he signed $1.3 trillion spending bill

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump says he signed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill Friday afternoon after earlier issuing a surprise veto threat of the legislation via tweet raising the prospect of a government shutdown.

 In hi... Read More

Environmentalists relieved spending bill not as extreme as feared

(NEW YORK) -- Environmental groups breathed a slight sigh of relief on Thursday.

The sweeping spending bill being voted on Capitol Hill at the end of the week did not include the deep and potentially devastating cuts to clean air, clean wa... Read More

Trump's proposed ban on transgender troops uncertain at Friday deadline

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's proposed ban on military service by transgender individuals is supposed to go into effect Friday but it’s unclear if the White House will announce any new policy.

Trump tweeted last July that... Read More

Rand Paul wants to read entire 2,000-page spending bill and that could shut down the government

(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate is working against a midnight Friday deadline to pass a $1.3. trillion spending bill to keep the government from running out of money – but as he's done before – Kentucky Republican Rand Paul is threatening dela... Read More

Parkland students join lawmakers and gun safety advocates to call for change ahead of Saturday march

(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- Students who survived the Parkland shooting last month joined with teachers, lawmakers and other stakeholders for a press conference on Capitol Hill today as part of their buildup to this weekend’s March for Our Lives on the... Read More

EPA chief Scott Pruitt defends Italy trip after increased scrutiny of travel costs

(WASHINGTON) -- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt pushed back against criticism of his Italy trip in a radio interview on Thursday.

Pruitt said he took official meetings during the entire four-day trip to It... Read More

General H.R. McMaster resigning as national security adviser

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump and National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster mutually agreed that the three-star general and Iraq war veteran will leave the Trump administration, the White House confirmed on Thursday.

He will be... Read More