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Trump says agents will go “into communities plagued by violent crime.” He adds the administration has “no choice but to get involved.”
The president’s decision to grant clemency to his longtime confidant drew vehement criticism from Democratic lawmakers. Republicans largely kept silent, with one notable exception: Sen. Mitt Romney.
President Donald Trump’s legal team is expected to conclude their arguments Tuesday in the Senate impeachment trial. When the defense concludes, senators will be given 16 hours over two days to question both the House managers and Trump’s attorneys. Senators will then debate and vote on whether to call witnesses.
Behenna was convicted of unpremeditated murder in a combat zone. But his claim of self-defense and a request for clemency drew support from high-profile corners in Oklahoma.
Democratic congressional leaders called the White House meeting “very constructive,” but the big question remains unanswered. The parties will reconvene in a few weeks to discuss funding options.
Attorney General William Barr has released special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Democrats have pushed for Congress to get an unredacted version.
KINGWOOD, W.Va. (AP) – A Missouri man who police say had a gun and was speeding to the White House has appeared in court after being accused of threatening President Donald Trump during a traffic stop in West Virginia. Forty-two-year-old Eric Leonardo Charron of Kansas City, Missouri, was arraigned Thursday on charges of reckless driving… Read More
The president told reporters, “Let people see” special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, as Trump again denied any collusion with Russia prior to his election in 2016.
West Kentucky Farmer Barry Alexander doesn’t have an answer on when the Trump administration will reach a trade deal with China, now a year into tariffs that have hamstrung some Ohio Valley industries. Alexander is optimistic these continued negotiations will be worth it, but his plan in the meantime lies in massive, silver storage bins on Cundiff… Read More
Donald Trump Jr. did not call his father from his cellphone as he was arranging a Trump Tower meeting to get dirt on Hillary Clinton, according to new reports.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s resolution opposing a “precipitous withdrawal” from Syria was backed by many GOP Senators who disagree with the president’s foreign policy.
Some GOP activists are eager to stop primary challengers from taking on — and possibly weakening — President Trump. But it appears to be too late to change the rules for 2020.
The president visited U.S. forces who are part of the fight against ISIS, amid criticism of a sudden decision to pull troops from Syria. It’s his first such trip since taking office.
The measure would fund about a quarter of the government but includes no money for the border wall demanded by President Trump.
With a proposed government funding bill not putting money into President Trump’s border wall, he’s now talking about different ways to complete his long-promised project.
The Agriculture Department wants to limit states’ ability to apply for exemption waivers. It wants more able-bodied people to work in exchange for federal food benefits.
The U.S. Federal Reserve is raising the benchmark borrowing rate to a range of 2.25 percent and 2.50 percent, a move that would put it at the highest level in a decade
The Trump administration wants to substantially limit which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. Farmers and developers have long lobbied against the current rule as too expansive.
President Trump is hunting for his third chief of staff in less than two years. So far, he is not finding many takers. “You have to wonder who would want to take this job,” said one scholar.
Trump’s account reposted a tweet featuring a meme that asked: “Now that Russia collusion is a proven lie, when do the trials for treason begin?”
Angered by General Motors’ decision to idle plants and lay off thousands of workers, the Trump administration threatened to retaliate by withholding federal subsidies for the company’s cars.
President Trump, the GOP-controlled Senate and the Federalist Society are putting their stamp on the federal judiciary for a generation with a corps of conservative appointments.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he expects President Donald Trump to nominate a new attorney general “pretty quickly” after Trump fired Jeff Sessions earlier this week. Speaking in Kentucky on Friday, McConnell said he expects acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to be “a very interim” attorney general. Democrats have criticized… Read More
A year after President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, he signed a bipartisan bill Wednesday to bolster law enforcement efforts and expand addiction treatment and resources. Proponents hope the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act helps the Ohio Valley, which suffers some of the nation’s highest rates of addiction and overdose deaths…. Read More
Trump called Florence “one of the most powerful and devastating storms ever to hit our country” and promised federal support for disaster relief. “There will be nothing left undone,” he said.