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Trump, McConnell sync up; GOP wants tax overhaul by end of ’17

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., sought to project unity Monday amid heightening tensions between the president and Senate Republicans that threaten to complicate the GOP's fall legislative agenda and midterm election strategy. Continue reading...

Firm behind Trump file takes issue with subpoena

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- A political research firm behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia is balking at subpoenas from the House Intelligence Committee, with a lawyer for the firm questioning the legitimacy of the panel's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Continue reading...

Drug czar pick's role in opioid law gets second look

Trump cites news reports, says he’ll reconsider choice

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation's drug czar after reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. Continue reading...

Trump warns of Iran deal termination

President accuses other nations of using accords to take advantage of U.S.

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Monday renewed his threat to fully withdraw the United States from the landmark Iran nuclear deal, while holding out the possibility that fixes to the accord may prevent an American pullout. Continue reading...

Aides say U.S.' word still good after Iran move

Subscriber onlyThe United States will remain a trustworthy international partner, national security aides said Sunday, offering reassurances after allies and members of Congress criticized President Donald Trump for deciding to alter terms for participation in the international nuclear deal with Iran. Continue reading...

Not undercut by Trump, Tillerson says

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended his standing within the administration on Sunday, saying President Donald Trump's social media pronouncements on major global issues did not undercut the nation's top diplomat. Continue reading...

Senator urges Trump to back subsidies

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- A key moderate Republican urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his decision to halt federal payments to insurers. Continue reading...

Trump's speech draws condemnation from Iran

Subscriber onlyTEHRAN, Iran -- President Donald Trump's refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal has sparked a new war of words between the Islamic Republic and America, fueling growing mistrust and a sense of nationalism among Iranians. Continue reading...

Health subsidies' end hits Trump-won states most

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump's decision to end a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was benefiting roughly 6 million Americans helps fulfill a campaign promise, but it also risks harming some of the very people who helped him win the presidency. Continue reading...

Washington news in brief

Subscriber onlyDumas man leads D.C. prayer service Continue reading...

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton seeks Iran-deal fix, praises Trump's decision

Subscriber onlyU.S. Sen. Tom Cotton has been a leading critic of the nuclear agreement with Iran, working from almost the moment he took office to derail a deal he viewed as heavily flawed. Continue reading...

Trump deems Iran noncompliant

Nuke deal dies if it’s not improved, he says

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump declared a hardened stance toward Iran on Friday as he refused to certify that the Islamic Republic is in compliance with the multinational accord to curb its nuclear program, though he stopped short of repudiating the pact. Continue reading...

President touts health system redo

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump said Friday that he is moving "step by step" on his own to remake the U.S. health care system because Congress won't act on his demand to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Continue reading...

Trump tells evangelicals that he will defend them

President says traditional values returning

Subscriber only President Donald Trump assured a high-profile gathering of Christian conservatives on Friday that his administration will defend religious organizations, promising a return to traditional American values. Continue reading...

Collins rules out Maine governor’s bid, will stay in Senate

Subscriber only Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced Friday that she won’t run for governor because she believes she can do more good by remaining in Washington, where she serves as an important swing vote. Continue reading...

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