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Trump blames Democrats for border policy separating immigrant children from parents

Chris Kleponis - Pool/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) --  President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for his administration's controversial new policy of taking children away from parents caught unlawfully crossing into ...

2018 primaries see Democratic turnout surge, but GOP shows signs of energy too

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- In the 13 states that have held primaries so far in 2018, Democrats have seen a surge in turnout that has them confident they're ...

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

Patrick Smith/Getty Images (BIDDEFORD, Maine) -- Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to the hospital Sunday afternoon for low blood pressure and fatigue, his spokesman Jim McGrath said."He ...

Top Democrat: Trump’s insisting his campaign was spied on is 'part of the propaganda machine'

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- A top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said the president’s repeated claims that the FBI spied on his presidential campaign are “a piece of ...

Rubio says 'no evidence' FBI was spying on Trump campaign, despite president's claims

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said he sees "no evidence" to support President Trump's claims that the FBI used an informant to gather information on his ...

Trump welcomes freed Venezuelan prisoner to White House

Chris Kleponis/Pool/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump welcomed American citizen Josh Holt, who was released Saturday morning from prison in Venezuela after two years, to the Oval Office ...

Border Patrol union slams National Guard deployment as 'wasteful'

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The Border Patrol union slammed the execution of the National Guard deployment to the southern border on Friday, saying that resources were being wasted and ...

'Grasping at straws': Farm advocates say more resources needed to combat high suicide rates

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Psychologist Michael Rosmann said that whenever he is home at his family's farm in western Iowa he is taking calls or answering emails from farmers ...

Candidate seeks to become first Native American governor

Sam Morris/Getty Images (BOISE) -- Paulette Jordan, an Idaho gubernatorial candidate from the Coeur d'Alene tribe, said she was "birthed into politics," and her upbringing helped pave the way ...

Commanding officer in deadly USS McCain collision pleads guilty to negligence

Malasian Navy (NEW YORK CITY) -- The former commanding officer of the destroyer USS John S. McCain pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of dereliction of duty for his ...

Trump makes it easier to fire federal workers, cuts union powers

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- President Trump signed executive orders Friday that take aim at what White House officials described as an overly bureaucratic and extensive process of firing ...

Trump administration lifts penalties on Chinese telecom suspected of espionage

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration has reached a deal with Chinese telecom ZTE to lift economic sanctions on the firm, a move likely to frustrate much of Congress, ...

EPA has spent more than $3.5 million on Pruitt's security in first year in office

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) --  The Environmental Protection Agency confirmed Friday that it has spent more than $3.5 million on Administrator Scott Pruitt's security team since taking office, significantly more than ...

It's OK to refuse to sell homes to LGBT people: California congressman

US House Office of Photography (WASHINGTON) -- Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher was already facing a tough re-election bid in California’s 48th Congressional District – with 15 candidates running against ...

Parades, space command: Trump's military wish list in DOD policy bill

iStock (WASHINGTON) -- The bill establishing Pentagon policy for the next fiscal year includes items on President Donald Trump's military wish list, including giving service members a pay raise, ...

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