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Trump Signs 2-week Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

1/1President Donald Trump Show Caption Hide Caption WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22. The president signed the two-week spending measure in private at the White House after the House and Senate acted to prevent a government shutdown this weekend. The…

Franken announces resignation from Senate amid allegations

1/1Senator Al Franken Show Caption Hide Caption WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken announced Thursday he will resign from Congress in the coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and the collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues, a swift political fall for a once-rising Democratic star. “I may be resigning my seat, but I am not…

Trump Declares Jerusalem Israeli Capital, Smashing US Policy

1/2Donald Trump Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Donald Trump Show Caption Hide Caption WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shattered decades of unwavering U.S. neutrality on Jerusalem Wednesday, declaring the sorely divided holy city as Israel’s capital and sparking frustrated Palestinians to cry out that he had destroyed already-fragile Mideast hopes for peace. Defying dire, worldwide warnings, Trump insisted that after…

GOP leaders now backing Moore, despite allegations

1/1Pres. Donald Trump Show Caption Hide Caption WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders in Washington are coming to grips with the possibility — perhaps even probability — that Alabama’s Roy Moore will win his special election next Tuesday and join them in the capital. Looking past allegations of sexual misconduct with Alabama teenagers, President Donald Trump formally endorsed Moore, and the…

Conyers resigns from Congress amid harassment allegations

1/1Rep. John Conyers Show Caption Hide Caption DETROIT (AP) — Democratic Rep. John Conyers resigned from Congress on Tuesday after a nearly 53-year career, becoming the first Capitol Hill politician to lose his job in the torrent of sexual misconduct allegations sweeping through the nation’s workplaces. The 88-year-old civil rights leader and longest-serving member of the House announced what he…

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1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption President Trump signed two proclamations today that significantly reduce the size of Utah s “Bears Ears” and “Grand Staircase-Escalante” National Monuments, marking the largest ever withdrawal of federally protected lands in the U.S. Bears Ears will be reduced down to around 200,000 acres from 1.35…

Trump offers full support for embattled Republican Roy Moore

1/1Donald Trump and Roy Moore Show Caption Hide Caption WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump formally endorsed embattled Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race on Monday, looking past sexual misconduct allegations against the GOP candidate to argue that Moore’s vote is needed in Congress. Trump tweeted early Monday that “Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive…

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

1/1Supreme Court Show Caption Hide Caption WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. This is not a final ruling on the travel ban: Challenges to the policy are winding through the federal courts, and the justices themselves…

Flynn pleads guilty, is cooperating in Trump-Russia probe

1/1Michael Flynn Show Caption Hide Caption WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Flynn, the retired general who campaigned at Donald Trump’s side and then served as his first national security adviser, pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about reaching out to the Russians on Trump’s behalf and said members of the president’s inner circle were intimately involved with — and…