Government

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

Military Transgender

The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite...

Business

Rubio threat on child tax credit puts bump in GOP tax path

Congress Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Marco Rubio’s potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents put a speed bump into GOP leaders’ drive to push their big tax package through the Senate, but it’s a complication that’s likely to be resolved. The Florida senator declared Thursday that he’ll...


Business

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's iffy numbers on regulation

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his administration are ignoring one side of the ledger when they claim big savings from the federal regulations they’ve been able to roll back over most of this year. Here’s a look at some of Trump’s statements about regulations and the economy Thursday...


Government

Poll: Most believe Trump trying to obstruct Russia probe

Trump Russia Probe Poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans think Donald Trump did something illegal or at least unethical regarding ties between his presidential campaign and Russia — and they think he’s trying to obstruct the investigation looking into those possible connections. The deeply divided country is more...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's iffy numbers on regulation

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming big savings from regulations he’s been able to roll back already. His administration says it has completed 67 deregulatory actions and three regulatory actions through the end of September that will result in a cost savings of $570 million a year....


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's iffy numbers on regulation

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming big savings from regulations he’s been able to roll back already. His administration says it has completed 67 deregulatory actions and three regulatory actions through the end of September that will result in a cost savings of $570 million a year....


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's iffy numbers on regulation

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming big savings from regulations he’s been able to roll back already. His administration says it has completed 67 deregulatory actions and three regulatory actions through the end of September that will result in a cost savings of $570 million a year....


Government

White House aims to sway opinion on immigration overhaul

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation’s largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure. The administration was laying the groundwork for such a drive even...


Business

The Latest: Church-politics provision removed from tax bill

Congress Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican tax overhaul (all times local): 10:30 p.m. A Democratic senator taking part in talks on the GOP tax package says a provision allowing churches to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status won’t be in the final bill. Oregon Sen....


Business

Rubio defection threatens GOP's slim majority on tax bill

Trump Russia Probe

The Republicans’ razor-thin margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate was thrown into jeopardy Thursday when GOP Sen. Marco Rubio declared he will vote against it unless negotiators expand the tax credit that low-income Americans can claim for their children.


Government

US says missile parts prove Iran is illicitly arming Houthis

US Exposing Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Flanked by singed missile remnants, President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations declared Thursday that “undeniable” evidence proves Iran is arming Houthi rebels in Yemen, the latest bid by the Trump administration to rally the world against the Persian Gulf nation. U.N....


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