Government News

  • Trump denounces attack in Egypt, calls again for travel ban
    by The Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday denounced the deadly mosque attack in Egypt and reached out to its president, asserting the world must crush terrorists by military means — and insisting the U.S. needs a southern border wall and the travel ban tied up in courts. […]

  • "Die Hard" for jihadists? IS recruits with heroic tales
    by The Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond the slick, Hollywood-style cinematics, the Islamic State is targeting Western recruits with videos suggesting they, too, can be heroes like Bruce Willis' character in "Die Hard." […]

  • Flynn may be moving to cooperate with Mueller's Russia probe
    by The Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that could signal cooperation with the government, lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump's lawyers that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference. […]

  • Franken apologizes for making some women 'feel badly'
    by The Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 4:07 am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Al Franken issued a Thanksgiving explanation and apology in the wake of four women alleging that he had touched them inappropriately, a message that ended with a promise to regain constituents' trust and suggested no resignation was being contemplated. […]

  • Bannon-sponsored candidates often picked for Trump loyalty
    by The Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 3:36 am

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson, a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, doesn't look much like the renegade outsiders whom political strategist Steve Bannon says he's recruiting for his war on the Republican establishment. But Nicholson has Bannon's backing anyway, thanks to his loyalty to President Donald Trump. […]

  • Flynn could prove to be key asset in Mueller's U.S. campaign probe, sources say
    on November 24, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have halted communications with U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team, a potentially critical step in the probe into contacts between Trump's election campaign and Russia, sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday. […]

  • Trump to discuss tax plan with Senate Republicans next week: senator
    on November 24, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Senate Republicans next week to discuss their party's efforts to pass tax reform legislation, the chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee said on Friday. […]

  • Flynn's lawyers cut talks with Trump team, signaling Mueller cooperation: NY Times
    on November 24, 2017 at 5:03 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, have told Trump's legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday. […]

  • In Thanksgiving message, Trump hails military gains and 'big, beautiful, fat tax cuts'
    on November 23, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump gave a bullish Thanksgiving address to troops overseas on Thursday, hailing progress in Afghanistan and against ISIS, and telling them they were fighting for "something real," including a stock market at record highs and his promised “big, beautiful fat tax cuts.&rdquo […]

  • Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system
    on November 23, 2017 at 12:53 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record. […]

  • JPMorgan's Dimon says Trump likely to be a one-term president
    on November 22, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co, on Wednesday said he expects to see a new U.S. president in 2021 and advised the Democratic party to come up with a "pro-free enterprise" agenda for jobs and economic growth instead. […]