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Trump holds Arizona rally, talks up wall

He digs at media in rehash of Charlottesville response

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump blamed the media Tuesday for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Va., protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counterprotester. Continue reading...

U.S. to add troops to Afghan war

General says reinforcements expected to arrive ‘quickly’

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump's plan to end America's longest war and eliminate Afghanistan's rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. troops, senior officials said Tuesday. The first deployments could take place within days, a U.S. general said. Continue reading...

Palestinians set to quiz Kushner

Need stances on Israeli homes, statehood, Abbas aide says

Subscriber onlyThe Palestinians are hoping U.S. envoy Jared Kushner will clarify the United States' position on key disputes with Israel when he returns to the region this week, a top Palestinian official said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Trump rejects plea by coal exec

Was promised help, CEO says

Subscriber only The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive said the president personally promised him. Continue reading...

Trump affirms U.S.' role in Afghan fight

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Declaring the U.S. will win "in the end," President Donald Trump vowed Monday night to keep American troops in Afghanistan despite his earlier inclination to withdraw. But he insisted the U.S. would not offer "a blank check" after 16 years of war, and he pointedly declined to say whether or when more troops might be sent. Continue reading...

Secret Service money running low

Cost to protect Trump, family rise; Congress urged to act

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The Secret Service said Monday that it has enough money to cover the cost of protecting President Donald Trump and his family through the end of September, but after that the agency will hit a federally mandated cap on salaries and overtime unless Congress intervenes. Continue reading...

Trump 'messed up,' Ryan says

But he rejects censure bid

Subscriber onlyMADISON, Wis. -- U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday that he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments after the white supremacist march in Virginia, even though he believes that Trump "messed up" by saying "both sides" were to blame for violence and that there were "very fine people" among those marching to protect Confederate statues. Continue reading...

Trump's Phoenix rally to see backers, protests

Subscriber onlyPHOENIX -- The nation's political split over President Donald Trump is expected to be on full display today as backers of the Republican president flood into the Phoenix Convention Center and police brace for protests from opponents outside. Continue reading...

Falwell draws ire of alumni

A Trump backer, Liberty University’s chief faces backlash

Subscriber onlySince the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. has been a staunch supporter of Donald Trump. For some students and alumni of the evangelical Christian school in Lynchburg, Va., Liberty's perceived alignment with the president has been a source of "shame and anger," a group of graduates wrote last week. Continue reading...

Democrats see good in Rebel statues' exits

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Leading Democrats on Sunday morning talk shows defended moves by local governments to remove monuments of Confederate leaders, saying that the unrest in Charlottesville, Va., last week showed that the statues had become rallying points for white supremacists instead of educational tools about the nation's history. Continue reading...

Border Patrol jobs stay unfilled

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Five days after President Donald Trump took office, he signed an executive order that promised a swift, sharp crackdown on illegal immigration -- immediate construction of a border wall, quick hiring of 5,000 new Border Patrol agents and stepped-up deportation of illegal aliens. Continue reading...

Womack warns of GOP divisions

Spending-cut disputes hamper long-term plans, he says

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The U.S. House has until the end of September to pass a budget, a debt ceiling increase and a bevy of bills important to Arkansas, said Rep. Steve Womack of Rogers. Continue reading...

Trump disbands climate study panel

Analysis due in ’18 already contentious

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning. Continue reading...

Washington news in brief

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Congressional plate full, Womack says

Budget chairman opportunity open, lawmaker says

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The U.S. House has until the end of September to pass a budget, a debt ceiling increase and a bevy of bills important to Arkansas, said Rep. Steve Womack of Rogers. Continue reading...

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