• PhillyTillerson to abolish most special envoys, including climate

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Most of the United States’ special envoys will be abolished and their responsibilities reassigned as part of the State Department overhaul, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Congress… Read the story on Philly.

  • ReutersTough choice for Trump if Congress refuses border wall financing

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is unlikely to win congressional support for funds he wants for a proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall before an Oct. 1 deadline, meaning he may have to choose between backing down on a key campaign promise or shutting down the government. Read the story on Reuters.

  • Rolling StoneHillary Clinton Plans 'What Happened' Book Tour

    Hillary Clinton will embark on a book tour this fall in support of her upcoming memoir What Happened, which details her experience during the 2016 presidential election. “What you’ll see will be her story – Live. Her story of resilience, how to get back up after a loss, and how we can all look ahead,” Simon & Shuster said in Read more...

  • CNNTrump administration adding extra hurdle for green cards

    Washington (CNN)Far more green card applicants will now be required to go through an interview, the Trump administration announced Monday. It’s a step that could add a substantial slow-down to getting permanent residency in the US for immigrants.While requiring all green card applicants to be interviewed is already provided for in the law, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in Read more...

  • BostonFirst lady appears to borrow from Michelle Obama's playbook

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bare arms and a belted waist, a White House vegetable garden and parents in the residence: Melania Trump is borrowing pages from Michelle Obama’s playbook. From public policy to high fashion to family ties, Mrs. Trump is keeping alive parts of the former first lady’s legacy even as President Donald Trump’s administration alters other aspects. Mrs. Obama Read more...

  • PhillyTrump eagerly confronts tricky politics of natural disasters

    WASHINGTON (AP) – George W. Bush never recovered from his… Read the story on Philly.

  • The Baltimore SunThree shot in Baltimore on Monday night

    Three people were shot in separate incidents on Monday night in Baltimore, police said.Homicide detectives are investigating a man shot in the Baltimore Highlands neighborhood of East Baltimore around 9:48 p.m. due to the severity of his injuries. He was shot in the 3400 block of Mount Pleasant Avenue.Another victim was shot around 7:45 p.m. in the 3100 block of Read more...

  • The Washington Post‘They always underestimate me – young, female and black’, D.C.’s mayor says on the verge of her re-election campaign.

    On a hot summer morning, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser stood on a sidewalk in Northwest Washington to promote her administration’s war on rats, an effort she said exemplified “the basics of our government operations” and her team’s “incredible contributions.” “One . . . two . . . three . . . rat-free!” the mayor said, smiling for a photo. Over the years, D.C. mayors have defined Read more...

  • CNNComing to town: Trump to tour Texas on Tuesday

    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump struck a unifying tone Monday as he addressed the devastation in Texas wrought by Hurricane Harvey at the top of a joint news conference with Finland’s president.”We see neighbor helping neighbor, friend helping friend and stranger helping stranger,” Trump said. “We are one American family. We hurt together, we struggle together and believe me, we endure Read more...

  • CNNOusted Trump officials: Where are they now?

    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump became a household name for his catchphrase “you’re fired.” And in one way or another since taking office, he’s seen a number of his top employees resign or removed. Here are a few of the biggest names to go and where they are now.National security adviser Michael Flynn Start date: January 20, 2017End date: February 13, Read more...