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Gun proposals percolate, but Congress isn’t eager

House Speaker Paul Ryan showed little interest Tuesday in some of the stricter gun proposals being floated by President Donald Trump or bipartisan coalitions...

Docs link Trump Org lawyer to effort to silence porn star

New documents show a second lawyer with ties to President Donald Trump was involved in legal efforts to keep adult film star Stormy Daniels from talking about her alleged affair with Trump.

Talks on trillion-dollar US budget bill reach crucial stage

Top-level congressional talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration, abortion-related issues and a battle over a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary.

DOJ to support lawsuits against companies selling opioids

The Justice Department says it will support local officials in hundreds of lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers. Attorney General Jeff Sessions...

Immigration chief: 800 avoided arrest due to mayor’s warning

A top immigration official said Wednesday that about 800 people living illegally in Northern California were able to avoid arrest because of a weekend warning that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf put on Twitter.

Wave of exits from West Wing sparks talk of brain drain

President Donald Trump once presided over a reality show in which a key cast member exited each week. The same thing seems to be happening in his White House.

Trump wants top court to restrain judges who block policies

The Trump administration is looking for ways to deal with its recurring frustration: individual federal judges who have put the brakes on one major administration policy after another.

California bound: Trump heading to state he loves to hate

Donald Trump is coming — at last — to the state he loves to hate, setting foot in California for his first time as president. This is turf he lost to Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than 4 million votes in 2016. He has mocked its judges for blocking his agenda, sued over its lax enforcement of immigration laws and threatened to pull out federal agents.

President Trump plans to meet Kim Jong Un for nuke talks

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump plan to meet in May for nuclear disarmament talks.

Bye-bye box seats? Tax law may curb corporate cash at games

Could the crackdown on tax loopholes clamp down on corporate schmoozing?