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Judge halts plan to build parts of border wall

U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration's efforts to redirect military-designated funds to build sections of wall on the Mexican border. His order applies to two planned projects to add 51 miles of fence in two areas.

  Trump, Pelosi trade insults as their feud heats up

  GOP congressman temporarily blocks $19B disaster bill

ACLU, Planned Parenthood file lawsuit challenging Ala. near-total abortion ban

Officials: US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East

US charges WikiLeaks founder with publishing classified info

  Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets slump

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Congress on cusp of delivering long-overdue disaster aid

Judge refuses to block Trump bank subpoenas

  Beto O’Rourke adjusts campaign strategy

Judge sides with Congress over Trump in demands for records

Biden rejects Democrats’ anger in call for national unity

Trump administration rejects subpoena for tax returns

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation "closer to equal liberty and justice for all."

  Trump launches new immigration overhaul push

The latest immigration effort by the president focuses on beefing up border security and rethinking the green card system so that it would favor people with high-level skills, degrees and job offers instead of relatives of those already in the country.

Saudis blame Iran for drone attack amid calls for US strikes

Recent days have brought allegations of sabotage attacks targeting oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, a drone attack on a Saudi oil pipeline claimed by Yemen's Iran-allied Houthi rebels, and the dispatch of U.S. warships and bombers to the region.

Author of flattering Trump biography gets pardon from president

Conrad Black, who wrote a political biography of Trump, was convicted of fraud in 2007 and spent three and a half years in prison. An appeals court reversed two convictions, but left two others in place.

Trump issues order that appears to target Chinese tech giant Huawei

Looking for climate change info, teachers find propaganda

AP sources: Panel reaches deal with Trump Jr. for interview

  Montana Gov. Bullock joins 2020 Democratic presidential race

Former US President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

US moving Patriot missile battery to Mideast to counter Iran

US moving Patriot missile battery to Mideast to counter Iran

An official said the decision comes after intelligence showed that the Iranians have loaded military equipment and missiles onto small boats controlled by Iran's Revolutionary Guard.

Mueller won’t testify next week, chairman says

Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler said he expects Mueller to appear as they negotiate the terms, though the committee will subpoena him "if necessary."

School fundraiser ruined by Twitter conspiracy involving James Comey’s ‘secret code’

It's an event that was supposed to raise about $25,000 for Grass Valley Charter School in California, until conspiracy theorists made sure it wouldn't happen this year.

Sticker shock: Trump taking aim at ‘surprise medical bills’

Trump wants to make it clear that patients who receive emergency care should not be hit with charges that exceed the amount paid to in-network providers.

  Hero students disarm gunman, not thinking about their safety

Authorities said the actions of Castillo, Bialy and Joshua Jones minimized the bloodshed from Tuesday's attack at the school south of Denver that wounded eight students along with killing the 18-year-old Castillo.

Senate intelligence committee subpoenas Donald Trump Jr.

The subpoena is a sign that the panel is still conducting its investigation even after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

  FBI chief: No evidence of illegal spying on Trump campaign

Trump seized on his attorney general's 'spying' comments as part of his allegation that the investigation was tainted by law enforcement bias.

Treasury denies Democrats’ request for Trump tax returns

The administration won't be turning President Donald Trump's tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.

  EXCLUSIVE: 1-on-1 interview with former VP, 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden before SC campaign stop in Columbia

Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made one of his first stops since he announced he’s running for president of the United States in Columbia on Saturday.

Trump discusses ‘Russian Hoax’ in long call with Putin

During their conversation, which lasted more than an hour, they also discussed North Korea, Ukraine, U.S.-Russia trade and "very, very briefly" special counsel Robert Mueller's just completed report on Moscow's interference in the 2016 election.

  Democrats say Trump agrees to $2 trillion infrastructure tab

"We agreed on a number," said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about the infrastructure funding meeting with President Donald Trump.

Trump has made 10,000 false statements, fact-checker says

Many of Trump's misstatements are about immigration issues, the Mueller probe, foreign trade talks and his accomplishments, according to the fact-checker.

  Trump tells NRA he’s withdrawing from arms trade treaty

The NRA is “getting stronger & stronger and doing some really great and important work,” Trump tweeted before leaving the White House for the convention.

Massachusetts judge charged with helping man evade ICE by sneaking out back door of courthouse

Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said the charges were not meant to send a message about immigration policy. Everyone must be held to the rule of law, even the privileged and powerful, he said.

Dems clash with Trump officials on subpoenas, tax returns

The treasury secretary says he is consulting with the Justice Department "due to the serious constitutional questions raised by this request and the serious consequences that a resolution of those questions could have for taxpayer privacy."

Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures

Both programs will need to eventually be addressed to avert automatic cuts should their trust funds run dry. Neither President Donald Trump nor Capitol Hill's warring factions has put political perilous cost curbs on their to-do list.

Trump says Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed seat

Cain is a former CEO of Godfather's Pizza who dropped out of the 2012 presidential race amid allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity. The issues resurfaced after Trump said he intended to nominate Cain to the central bank's board of governors.

Rep. Moulton is latest to enter 2020 presidential race

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-MA, is running for the Democratic nomination, according to media reports, including WBUR.

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

The announcement is expected as early as Wednesday and would cap months of deliberation over his political future.

Although the Mueller report is out, ‘it isn’t over’ Van Susteren says

Gray Television's Greta Van Susteren says that Congress could call for their own investigations, but hopes that it's not for political gain.

  Trump tried to choke Russia probe, oust Mueller, report says; president claims it shows no collusion or obstruction

Those efforts "were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests," Mueller wrote.

  Giving a pet for Easter? Don’t do it

They’re adorable, fluffy and cuddly on Easter morning, but then there’s the reality of the days and weeks to come.

  Giving a pet for Easter? Don’t do it

They’re adorable, fluffy and cuddly on Easter morning, but then there’s the reality of the days and weeks to come.

Trump attacks Russia probe ‘con job’ as fuller report looms

He unleashed a series of tweets Monday focusing on the previously released summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's conclusions — including a crucial one on obstruction of justice that Trump again misrepresented — produced by Attorney General William Barr.

Trump campaign to report $30 million haul

The Trump campaign said nearly 99% of its donations were of $200 or less, with an average donation of $34.26.

Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US

The idea to ship immigrants to Democratic strongholds was considered twice in recent months, but the White House and Department of Homeland Security said the plan had been rejected. But Trump said Friday he was still considering the idea.

House Democrats cheer wins of 1st 100 days, ponder stumbles

As the Democratic freshmen lawmakers round the first 100 days of their new majority in the House, they're taking stock of their accomplishments, noting the stumbles and marking their place as a front line of resistance to President Donald Trump.

  Sanders relaunches ‘Medicare for All’ with Dems divided

The bill's reintroduction promises to shine a light on Democratic presidential candidates' disparate visions for the long term future of American health care.

Twitter removes Trump’s ‘Dark Knight Rises’ tweet

In a statement, Warner Bros. says the president's video used music from the 2012 film "The Dark Knight Rises" without the studio's permission.

Outgoing DHS secretary says she still supports Trump’s border goals

Trump announced on Sunday in a tweet that U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan would be taking over as acting head of the Department of Homeland Security, replacing Kirstjen Nielsen.

3 American soldiers, 1 US contractor killed in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack that killed three U.S. service members and a contractor in Afghanistan.

Secret Service head Alles leaving, career official tapped

U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles is leaving the Trump administration, the White House said, amid a shake-up in the upper echelon of the Department of Homeland Security.

  Actor Alan Alda recognized for philanthropic work, support of broadcasters

Known for his roles on M.A.S.H. and West Wing, Alan Alda hosts a podcast called "Clear+Vivid."

Bernie Sanders quiets critics, becomes a 2020 front-runner

Less than two months into his second White House bid , no other declared candidate in the crowded Democratic field currently has amassed so many advantages: a $28 million war chest, a loyal and enthusiastic voter base and a set of clearly defined policy objectives.

  US wants 2 years to ID migrant kids separated from families

The Justice Department said in a court filing it will take at least a year to review about 47,000 cases of unaccompanied children taken into government custody between July 1, 2017 and June 25, 2018.

Hiring rebounds as US employers add a solid 196,000 jobs

The unemployment rate remained at 3.8%, near the lowest level in almost 50 years, the Labor Department reported Friday.

Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner ordered to register as sex offender

A New York City judge designated Weiner a Level 1 offender under the state's version of what's known as Megan's Law, meaning that he is thought to have a low risk of reoffending.

House votes to end support for Yemen war, rebuffing Trump

The bill now heads to President Donald Trump, who is expected to veto it. The White House says the bill raises "serious constitutional concerns," and Congress lacks the votes to override him.

  It’s just what it sounds like: Kranch is the latest condiment from Heinz

The new combo is part of the company’s Saucy Sauce line.

  Lori Lightfoot will be Chicago’s 1st black, female mayor

Lightfoot defeated Toni Preckwinkle, who served in the City Council for 19 years before becoming Cook County Board president.

2nd woman recounts unwanted touching by Joe Biden

The allegations by multiple women could leave Biden appearing out of touch with his party as the Democratic presidential primary begins.

  Migrants fleeing Central America wait for unknown next stop in US

If their U.S. relatives can buy them a bus ticket, they are then taken to the central bus station. Their long journey is followed by confusion - a release with notices to appear in court, which many of them don't understand.

Democrats to prepare subpoenas for full Mueller report

The House Judiciary Committee will prepare subpoenas this week seeking special counsel Robert Mueller’s full Russia report as the Justice Department appears likely to miss an April 2 deadline set by Democrats for the report’s release.

  US struggling with growing number of asylum seekers

Efforts are being made to ease the strained immigration system while President Donald Trump is doubling down on threats to shutter the U.S.-Mexico border entirely.

  Barr: Redacted Mueller report could be released by mid-April

The information will not be shared with the White House beforehand, says Attorney General William Barr.

Linda McMahon is leaving Small Business Administration

She is reportedly joining the private sector so that she can help raise money for President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campai

  Trump: Smollett case ‘outrageous,’ FBI and DOJ to review; Chicago seeing $130K

Trump tweeted early Thursday that prosecutors' handling of the Smollett case was "an embarrassment" to the country and called on the federal agencies to review what he called an "outrageous" case.

Barbara Bush blamed Trump for ‘angst,’ new book reveals

The late former first lady's thoughts about Trump were revealed in excerpts published Wednesday from an upcoming biography, "The Matriarch."

With Obamacare under attack, Centene to buy WellCare for $15B creating ACA powerhouse

The insurer said Wednesday that its cash-and-stock deal to buy WellCare will create an insurer that manages Medicaid coverage for more than 12 million people and covers several million more in the federal government's Medicare program for people age 65 and older.

  Trump border emergency survives as House veto override fails

The Democratic-controlled chamber fell 38 votes short of the 286 needed for Democrats and their handful of Republican allies to prevail, because a two-thirds majority was needed.

  After his release, Michael Avenatti says he expects to be exonerated

Spokesman Ciaran McEvoy says the lawyer best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump faces federal charges in New York and California.

Though Mueller’s report has been completed, debate continues

Mueller's findings absolve Trump on the question of colluding with Russia but don't entirely remove the legal threats the president and his associates are facing.

  Trump declares victory now, but legal perils not over

Federal and state investigators in New York are deep into investigations of their own into Trump and those in his orbit, probes that some observers have long viewed as every bit as menacing as Mueller's two-year look into possible collusion with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.

  Mueller report: Barr says Mueller finds no evidence of Trump-Russia conspiracy

Attorney General William Barr has given Congress the eagerly anticipated summary of the “principal conclusions” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year Russia investigation.

  Trump intensifies effort to discredit Mueller report

Trump's comments came as special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to soon deliver a report to the Justice Department on his investigation into Russian election meddling.

Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Democrats, CNN

A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending a wave of pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump.

  Will Trump let up on McCain attacks? GOP senators hope so

A few GOP senators spoke out this week against a new round of Trump's complaints about the Arizona senator, who died in August of brain cancer . One Republican called the president's ongoing commentary "deplorable." Others, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, pointedly used the word "her

Rep. Nunes sues Twitter, parody accounts for defamation and negligence

The lawsuit accuses Twitter of “knowingly hosting and monetizing content that is clearly abusive, hateful and defamatory.”