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Trump's Agenda Is Beset by Opposition on Many Fronts

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 20:59
President Donald Trump faces resistance that has helped block his immigration policy, slow his health-care agenda and cabinet nominees, force out a top adviser and bring raucous protests to his public appearances.

U.S. Proposal Considers Prosecuting Parents Helping Children Entering Country Illegally

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 20:40
A draft memo from the Department of Homeland Security also indicates those trying to cross the border illegally could be returned to Mexico to await legal proceedings, with others held in detention centers while awaiting hearings.

Omar Abdel-Rahman, 'Blind Sheik' in 1993 Trade Center Attack, Dies

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 19:56
Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in the U.S. in the 1990s, has died. He was 78 years old. Mr. Abdel-Rahman was a key spiritual leader for a generation of Islamic militants and became a symbol for radicals during a decade in American prisons.

Trump Ramps Up Media Attacks at Raucous Florida Rally

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 19:08
With a made-for-TV entrance descending Air Force One, followed by attacks on the news media and Washington establishment that were trademarks of his campaign, President Donald Trump launched a broadside against his critics in front of thousands of the supporters who sent him to the White House.

Revised Travel Ban Would Cover Same Seven Countries

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 18:25
A current draft of President Donald Trump’s replacement executive order on immigration and refugees shows that the administration would try to keep temporary travel restrictions on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, but would reverse the inclusion of green-card holders, according to an internal State Department memo.

Norma McCorvey, Plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, Dies at 69

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 18:01
Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision, has died at 69.

Pence Backs NATO; Russia Official Touts a New World Order

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 17:14
Vice President Mike Pence made one of the Trump administration’s most full-throated efforts yet to reassure nervous European partners. Later, a Russian minister spoke of a “post-West world order.”

Trump to Interview Four Security Adviser Candidates on Sunday

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 16:00
The president will speak with Army strategist Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, acting National Security Adviser Keith Kellogg and U.S. Military Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen.

Lawmaker Answers to Hometown Critics at Town Halls

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 13:44
Rep. Tom Reed, an early Trump supporter, is among the lawmakers facing constituents and activists to defend the president’s agenda.

SpaceX Scrubs Capsule Launch

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 08:47
Space Exploration Technologies scrubbed the launch of an unmanned capsule destined for the international space station on Saturday, roughly 10 seconds before scheduled liftoff in Florida.

California Dams to Face New Stress Tests

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 04:00
With more rains headed in over the next several days, California’s overburdened dam system faces a new stress test after a near disaster at Lake Oroville last weekend raised questions about the health of the state’s extensive network of reservoirs.

Feinstein Pushes for Reform in Sexual-Abuse Reporting in Sports

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 17:20
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she would push for federal requirements for USA Gymnastics and other amateur sports organizations to immediately turn over reports of sexual abuse to law enforcement or face criminal penalties.

Insurers Voice Concern Over House GOP's Outline for Health Law Repeal

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 17:06
House Republicans’ outline of an Affordable Care Act repeal plan left health insurers increasingly worried about the future of the health law’s exchanges, despite a Trump administration proposal earlier this week aimed at providing stability.

Trump Team's Growth Forecasts Far Rosier Than Those of CBO, Private Economists

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:07
The Trump administration has drafted preliminary economic growth forecasts in its federal budget planning that rely on assumptions that are far rosier than projections made by independent agencies and most private forecasters, according to several people familiar with the discussions.

Immigrant 'Dreamer' Case May Be Heard Next Week

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:55
A Mexican immigrant who is a beneficiary of the Obama administration program known as DACA will remain in detention until an immigration judge hears his case as early as next week, his attorneys said Friday.

Trump Praises Boeing, Suggests More Plane Purchases Coming

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:33
President Donald Trump heaped praise on Boeing and suggested the U.S. government could increase its business with the aerospace company as he delivered an economic-themed speech that had many campaign trail overtones.

Communities Built on Faith

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:10
Longing to lead more religious lives—and wary of the wider culture—a growing number of traditional Christians are creating their own small communities.

Is Your Attention Span Shorter Than a Goldfish's?

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:45
Popular accounts claiming the average person’s attention span has dwindled to 8 seconds—shorter, supposedly, than a goldfish—aren’t corroborated by science. Test your attention span.

Mike Dubke Set to Be Named White House Communications Director

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 09:07
Republican consultant Mike Dubke is expected to be named White House communications director, filling a post facing immediate demands.

Senate Set to Confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA Chief

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:21
The Senate is set to confirm Scott Pruitt on Friday to be President Trump’s administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, a move that will set in motion a rollback of Obama-era climate and environmental regulations.

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