Trump's disruption of government could aid top federal employees, survey says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. With President Donald Trump’s first presidential anniversary days away, hundreds of political positions in the federal government still lack nominees. Perhaps some folks don’t want to work for a white supremacist, but that’s another column. While the lack of political...


US withholds $65 million from Palestinian aid programs

United States Palestinians

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday cut tens of millions of dollars in money for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency responsible for the programs undertake a “fundamental re-examination,” the State Department said. In a letter, the State Department notified the U....


Watchdog says democratic freedoms waning in US under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Basic rights and political freedoms in the United States are deteriorating at a faster pace under President Donald Trump, exacerbated by attacks on key institutions like the press and the courts, according to a new report released Tuesday by Freedom House. In its annual global...


The Latest: Trump asked doctor for cognitive test

Trump Physical

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s health (all times local): 4:20 p.m. President Donald Trump asked that a cognitive test be included as part of his first physical exam. Trump’s physician — Navy doctor Ronny Jackson — says the president achieved a perfect score on the test,...


The Latest: Graham blames Trump's staff for scuttling deal


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Sen. Lindsey Graham is blaming President Donald Trump’s staff for the president’s about-face on immigration that appeared to scuttle a compromise deal to protect from deportation young people brought to the U.S. as...


Official: US withholds $65M from Palestinian refugee programs, saying UN agency requires

WASHINGTON (AP) — Official: US withholds $65M from Palestinian refugee programs, saying UN agency requires ‘fundamental re-examination‘


Trump ends 1st year with lowest average approval rating

WASHINGTON (AP) — This is a record not to be coveted: Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first year. That’s according to polling by Gallup, which shows that Trump has averaged just a 39 percent approval rating since...


AP News Guide: Big decisions await Congress on immigration

Congress Budget Battle News Guide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before a potential government shutdown at midnight Friday night, a host of leftover Washington business is bottled up in Congress, waiting on a deal to prevent the deportation of young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and an agreement on other immigration...


Inside The Global Race To Deliver A Vital Radioactive Isotope Used To Detect Cancer

JANESVILLE, Wis. — In a cornfield here, past the shuttered General Motors plant and the Janesville Terrace trailer home park, a facility not seen in the United States in three decades could soon rise: a manufacturing plant that will make a vital radioactive isotope used to detect cancer and other...


Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump _ but his company won't go

Trump Panama Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attempt to oust President Donald Trump’s hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct. Trump Hotels is contesting its firing, and its staff ran off a team of Marriott executives invited last month to visit the...

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