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Top White House aides, GOP leaders meet on Hill over Trump’s tax plan

The White House is staying mum ahead of President Trump’s announcement of his much-anticipated tax plan Wednesday, but top congressional Republicans sounded open Tuesday to big cuts even if they add trillions to the deficit. "I'm not convinced...

Fox News, today, 18:21
 

Senate confirms Rod Rosenstein as deputy AG; will lead Russia probe

WASHINGTON –  The Senate has confirmed Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general, putting the longtime federal prosecutor in place to oversee a federal investigation into Russian influence in the U.S. elections. The vote was 94-6 on Tuesday. As the Justi

Fox News, today, 18:09
 

Trump orders Agriculture Dept. to end unnecessary regulations, help farmers

President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday telling the Agriculture Department to identify and eliminate potentially unnecessary regulations that “hurt farmers and rural communities.” The order is similar to those Trump has previously signed for to

Fox News, today, 17:45
 

No Parking: Reagan National Airport perk for lawmakers ending June 30

One of the most popular perks for Washington D.C.'s power players is coming to an end, Fox News has learned. After June 30, members of Congress, Supreme Court justices and certain diplomats will no longer be able to park in the special lot set aside for

Fox News, today, 17:24
 

Wisconsin AG: Undercover campaign videos reveal no crime

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice has concluded that secretly recorded videos of a Democratic activist bragging about deploying troublemakers at Donald Trump presidential campaign rallies show no evidence that laws were broken. Con

Chron, today, 17:22
 

Religious groups want Trump's DOJ to end case on ObamaCare contraceptive mandate

Several religious groups that challenged ObamaCare's birth control mandate want Justice Department lawyers to end the legal battle, arguing the arrival of the Trump administration makes their case impossible to argue. Lawyers for the East Texas Baptist U

Fox News, today, 16:55
 

California judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city money

A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit o

Fox News, today, 16:28
 

Trump appoints Randolph Alles as new Secret Service director

President Trump announced Tuesday the acting deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Randolph Alles, would be the new director of the U.S. Secret Service. Alles previously led the CBP's Air and Marine operations, and spent 35 years in the U

Fox News, today, 16:13
 

Mayors grapple with 'sanctuary' label after Sessions meeting

The mayors of several cities say they are still grappling with what it means to be defined as a so-called sanctuary community. The mayors say the legal definition of that term became clearer after meeting Tuesday with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. But

Fox News, today, 16:13
 

UC Berkeley riots: Violence looms as mayor questioned over ties to extremist group

The University of California, Berkeley is likely to once again be the site of brutal protests on Thursday as questions arise about whether the city’s mayor has ties to an extremist group sparking violence. Ann Coulter has vowed to move ahead with a plann

Fox News, today, 16:13
 
Senator files bill to let lawmakers officiate at weddings

Senator files bill to let lawmakers officiate at weddings

AUSTIN — State Sen. Kel Seliger said he thinks love-struck Texans should have one more way to get hitched. And lawmakers should be able to tie the knot. Under Senate Bill 322 he filed Tuesday, with unanimous approval of the upper chamber weeks after the

Chron, today, 15:52
 
The Latest: Trump aims to ease farming regulations

The Latest: Trump aims to ease farming regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 3:35 p.m. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will direct his new agriculture secretary to identify and eliminate what Trump says are unnecessary regulations th

Chron, today, 15:52
 

Pennsylvania lawmakers to vote on future of 'ghost teachers'

Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are set to vote on a bill that would eliminate public schools’ “ghost teachers,” that is, teachers who work full-time for their union while drawing both an instructor’s salary and a salary from their union. The legisl

Fox News, today, 15:41
 

DC plans 'full-scale' terror attack drill, amid NK tensions

Local governments in the Washington, D.C., region are planning a “full-scale” terror attack drill for Wednesday – an exercise that comes amid mounting tensions with North Korea and other threats. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments confirm

Fox News, today, 15:32
 

Trump, Australia prime minister to meet next month in NYC

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to mark the 75th anniversary of a World War II naval battle by visiting the USS Intrepid. White House spokesman Sean Spicer says Trump will also meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull aboard th

Chron, today, 15:29
 

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