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Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 08:13 AM CST

Trump's Approval Stands at 44 Percent as Partisanship Reigns

Trump's Approval Stands at 44 Percent as Partisanship Reigns

President Donald Trump's job approval rating stands at just 44 percent — a record low for a newly inaugurated commander-in-chief — and half of Americans say that his early challenges suggest unique and systemic...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 07:30 AM CST

New DNC Chief Faces a Divided Party, Plus Trump

New DNC Chief Faces a Divided Party, Plus Trump

When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 04:16 AM CST

Trump Administration Blocks Changes on Coal Mining Royalties

Trump Administration Blocks Changes on Coal Mining Royalties

The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining companies challenged...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 05:39 AM CST

Special Prosecutor Needed for Russia Probe: GOP Congressman

Special Prosecutor Needed for Russia Probe: GOP Congressman

A Republican congressman has called for a special prosecutor to investigate whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and was in touch with President Donald Trump's team during the campaign....

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 08:17 AM CST

Dems Win Special Election, Hold on to Delaware State Senate

Dems Win Special Election, Hold on to Delaware State Senate

Democrat Stephanie Hansen defeated Republican John Marino and Libertarian John Lanzendorfer in a special election Saturday that determined who will hold the Senate seat vacated by Democrat Bethany Hall-Long, who...

Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 at 07:52 PM CST

Democrats, GOP Spar Over Medicaid Reform at Govs' Meeting

Democrats, GOP Spar Over Medicaid Reform at Govs' Meeting

Tensions emerged Saturday between Democratic and Republican U.S. governors over a GOP-led proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid, with Democrats saying the changes would take away people's health coverage to...

Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 at 07:00 PM CST

Supreme Court Weighs Law Banning Sex Offenders From Facebook

Supreme Court Weighs Law Banning Sex Offenders From Facebook

Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook that his pending ticket was dismissed without him saying a word. "No fine. No...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 02:07 AM CST

Trump Says He'll Skip White House Correspondents' Dinner

Trump Says He'll Skip White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Donald Trump announced that he would not be attending the 2017 White House correspondents' dinner in a tweet Saturday evening. "I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association...

Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 at 11:36 AM CST

Comey in Middle of Political Fray Over Trump and Russians

Comey in Middle of Political Fray Over Trump and Russians

FBI Director James Comey is again in a familiar spot these days — the middle of political tumult. As a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration, he clashed with the White...

Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 at 05:40 AM CST

Terrorism and Trump's Travel Ban: Fact Check

Terrorism and Trump's Travel Ban: Fact Check

Stephen Miller, a senior White House policy adviser, claimed that 72 people from the seven countries covered by President Donald Trump’s 90-day travel ban “have been implicated in terroristic activity in the...

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