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AP FACT CHECK: Trump and missions unaccomplished

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a way of presenting missions as accomplished even when they're not. So it was when he told Iowans he's put farmers back at their plows, secured a historic increase in military spending and empowered...

 

AP Explains: Sorting out the cannabis conundrum

BOSTON (AP) — After a week of sharp divisions and heated rhetoric over the future of the state's recreational marijuana law, it's now up to a conference committee of six legislators to try and sort everything out. On one hand, there's a House bill...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on solar, taxes, welfare

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as too...

 

Uncertainty as Nevada aims to launch recreational pot soon

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, and officials are trying to put rules in place to start selling it on July 1. It would be the shortest turnaround from legalization to the launch of sales in any of the...

 

Trump wages battle against regulations, not climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — While President Donald Trump's beliefs about global warming remain something of a mystery, his actions make one thing clear: He doesn't consider it a problem for the federal government to solve. Trump's recent decision to pull...

 

Ivanka Trump signals flexibility on paid parental leave

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A proposal for paid parental leave championed by Ivanka Trump could go back to the drawing board. Two weeks after the plan was outlined in President Donald Trump's budget proposal, his daughter and adviser signaled she is...

 

Trump plan to overhaul labor watchdogs faces opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses and advocates for workers are forming a rare alliance against President Donald Trump's proposal to overhaul the way the government investigates workplace discrimination, part of what his critics say is a broader swipe a...

 

Trump infrastructure push faces cold shoulder from Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Repairing the nation's crumbling roads and bridges was supposed to be an area ripe for bipartisan compromise between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump. Instead, Democrats are panning Trump's proposed $1 trillion...

 

Trump to push for overhauling roads, bridges, air traffic

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is launching a major push for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation's roads and bridges, a key item on his agenda that's been stymied in Congress and overshadowed by White House controversies. Trump plans a...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump contradicts homeland security secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can't be counted on to give accurate information to Americans when violent acts are unfolding abroad. The latest deadly London attacks, like one in the Philippines last week, prompted visceral reactions...

 

Does Trump believe in climate change or not? Aides won't say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Does he or doesn't he? Believe in climate change, that is. You'd think that would be an easy enough question the day after President Donald Trump announced he was pulling the U.S. out of the landmark global accord aimed at...

 

White House says it has granted 14 ethics waivers to staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Catanzaro, a former oil and gas lobbyist, can help shape the Trump administration's energy policies. Shahira Knight can weigh in on retirement matters even though she previously worked for Fidelity, a financial company...

 

Tweet That: #covfefe signals @realDonaldTrump is back

WASHINGTON (AP) — Covfefe (cuv-fey-fey) noun: A sure sign that President Donald Trump has regained control of his Twitter account. For more than a week, the tweets from @realDonaldTrump were, well, boring. Throughout his first big foreign trip...

 

AP FACT CHECK: President Trump and his mistold NATO tales

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been a muted week for the "real" Donald Trump, the Twitter account where the president normally says a lot of things that are unreal. That respite may have come to a close, though, as he wrapped up his foreign trip with yet...

 

Bill would honor veterans of nuclear weapons testing era

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey are pushing a bill meant to honor veterans who took part in nuclear weapons testing. The bill would authorize the award of a military service medal to members of the...

 

Minority advocates say Trump's budget will hurt their causes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for minority communities say President Donald Trump's proposed budget answers the question he famously posed to black Americans during his campaign: "What the hell do you have to lose?" His $4.1 trillion spending plan...

 

As Trump announces famine aid, relief funds face big cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump met Pope Francis this week, the U.S. leader renewed a commitment to fighting global famine and proudly announced a new multimillion-dollar American aid contribution to four African nations in crisis....

 

States rejecting bills intended to keep guns away from kids

In state after state, proposals that would create or toughen laws intended to keep kids from getting ahold of unsecured guns have stalled — caught up in a debate over whether they are effective prevention measures or just government overreach....

 

Purdue defends budget's food stamp cuts to angry Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is defending the Trump administration's proposal to cut $191 billion from food stamps over the next 10 years. At a Hous...

 

Mulvaney defends Trump budget's social safety net cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's plans to slash social programs are designed to increase economic growth to 3 percent and put "taxpayers first." Mulvaney told the Hou...

 

Agency-by-agency look at Trump's budget

How President Donald Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion federal spending plan would affect individual government agencies. ___ AGRICULTURE Up or down? Down 5 percent Highlight: The proposed budget would limit subsidies to farmers, including a cut in gove...

 

Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program's $70 billion annual cost. Democrats will oppose any changes to...

 

Icy reception to Trump budget from fellow Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first budget proposal got an icy reception on Capitol Hill Tuesday, and that was just from the Republicans. Longtime GOP Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky declared proposed cuts to safety net and environmental p...

 

30,000 people answer Trump's call on monument designations

HONOLULU (AP) — More than 30,000 people have offered their thoughts about the country's protected areas, including ones near Hawaii, in the first five days of President Donald Trump's call for monument designation public comment. Public comment...

 

Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump's budget proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill. Trump's blueprint for...

 

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