Thursday, March 30, 2017

Politics

President Donald Trump speaks at a reception for Senators and their spouses in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

BY CALVIN WOODWARD WASHINGTON (AP) — To believe or not to believe? That is the question, when it comes to President Donald Trump’s comments about what comes next on health ...
In this photo taken Nov. 27, 2016, Mar-A Lago is seen from the media van window, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

BY RICHARD LARDNER WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog will examine the taxpayer-funded travel costs when President Donald Trump travels to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and the security procedures ...
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks at the Interior Department in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, after signing an order lifting a moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands and a related order on coal royalties. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

BY MATTHEW DALY and ALICIA A. CALDWELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Geographic and physical challenges — including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife — will make it difficult to build the ...
First lady Melania Trump presents the 2017 Secretary's of State's International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award to Malebogo Molefhe, from Botswana, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump helped present State Department awards Wednesday to 13 women from around the globe who were recognized for demonstrating courage and leadership in ...
President Donald Trump listens in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

BY ALAN FRAM and EMILY SWANSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don’t like your approach to overhauling America’s health care. If you’re ...
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, a doctor and former congressman, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, to testify before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing to outline the Trump Administration's proposals to trim the HHS budget. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is getting strong pushback from lawmakers of both parties over the White House’s proposed cuts in medical ...
In this July 1, 2013, file photo, smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in Colstrip, Montana. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

BY MICHAEL BIESECKER and SAM HANANEL WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after President Donald Trump signed an executive order seeking to undo his predecessor’s efforts to curb climate change, his administration ...
In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, then President-elect Donald Trump, left, waves to the media as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, in Bedminster, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

BY JILL COLVIN and VIVIAN SALAMA WASHINGTON (AP) — After being unceremoniously dropped from President Donald Trump’s transition team, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is dipping his toes into the ...
Capitol Hill police stand guard at the Botanical Gardens on Capitol Hill on Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, after a woman struck a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser with a vehicle near the Capitol on Wednesday morning and was taken into custody, police said. (AP Photo/Michael Biesecker)

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman described as “erratic and aggressive” drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the Capitol on Wednesday morning and was ...
In this March 17, 2017, file photo, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, attend a news conference with the president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

BY JONATHAN LEMIRE and JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Jared Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the ...
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