President Donald Trump

U.S. Senate Approves Stopgap Spending Bill To Avoid Gov’t Shutdown

The Senate has approved legislation to temporarily fund the government and avoid a federal shutdown over President Donald Trump’s border wall. Senators passed the measure on voice vote Wednesday without a roll call. It goes next to the House. Congress faces a Friday deadline when funding for part of the federal government expires. Trump has not yet said he will…

Sen. Doug Jones Says Farmers Scared by Trump’s Tariffs

Democratic Sen. Doug Jones says President Donald Trump’s talk of tariffs is sparking questions and anxiety back home in Alabama, including from soybean farmers who are “scared to death.” Jones said Wednesday in an Associated Press interview that even in deep-red Alabama people are starting to question whether Trump’s “nationalistic approach” on tariffs is a threat to their financial well-being….

Prosecutors Want Substantial Sentence for Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen

Prosecutors say Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, should serve a substantial prison term with a modest amount of credit for his cooperation. Cohen is scheduled to be sentenced next Wednesday in New York federal court. He pleaded guilty to federal charges and cooperated in multiple state and federal probes over several months, including having seven meetings with…

Automakers, Manufacturers Oppose Trump Call for Auto Tariffs

Foreign automakers, American manufacturers and classic-car enthusiasts are coming out against President Donald Trump’s plan to consider taxing imported cars, trucks and auto parts. The National Association of Manufacturers says in a filing with the U.S. Commerce Department that the tariff plan would “put the U.S. manufacturing sector at a global disadvantage, undermining growth and job creation throughout the United…

Trump Signals Support for Legislation Easing U.S. Ban on Pot

President Donald Trump says he’s inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana. Asked Friday about a proposal that would reshape the nation’s approach to pot, Trump said he would “probably end up supporting that.” The federal ban has created a conflict with more than two dozen states that have legalized marijuana in…

Trudeau: Trump tariffs “Totally Unacceptable”

President Donald Trump says the days of the U.S. being taken advantage of in trade deals “are over” in a harshly worded statement responding to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s criticism of new steel and aluminum tariffs. Trump is levying tariffs on the metals, starting Friday, on imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. His administration is also renegotiating…

President Trump Announces Military Action in Syria

President Donald Trump says the United States has “launched precision strikes” on targets associated with Syrian chemical weapons program. Trump spoke from the White House Friday night. He says a “combined operation” with France and the United Kingdom is underway. Trump says that last Saturday, Syrian President Bashar Assad deployed chemical weapons in what was a “significant escalation in a…

U.S. Budget Deficit Rose 18.4 Percent in March

The federal government recorded a budget deficit of $208.7 billion in March, an increase of more than $32 billion from a year ago as revenues slipped and expenditures climbed. The Treasury Department reports that the February deficit was 18.4 percent higher than a year ago, largely due to increased expenditures on benefits for the military, veterans and recipients of supplemental…

White House Locked Down After Vehicle Strikes Barrier

The White House is seen, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. An intruder managed to jump the north fence of the White House and escape capture until he was inside the North Portico entrance of the White House. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. The U.S. Secret Service tweets that…

Demo. Ala. Rep. Co-Sponsors Censure of President

Only Democrat in delegation.

First Photograph of  The White House   U.S. House Democrats have introduced a measure to censure President Donald Trump over language he is said to have used referring to African Countries and Hati. The resolution has little chance of final approval because Republicans control the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, and, of course, The White House.   The Congresswoman says…