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Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee Tuesday

Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee Tuesday

By Michael Doyle | McClatchy Washington Bureau
January 30, 2017
Filed under National

The fight over filling the Supreme Court escalates this week when President Donald Trump announces his nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. With Trump's choices reputedly narrowed to two or three conservative appellate judges, the president said Monday that he would publicly unveil...

Global criticism builds against Trump’s refugee ban

Global criticism builds against Trump’s refugee ban

By Shannon Pettypiece and Steve Geimann | Bloomberg News
January 29, 2017
Filed under National

Opposition from abroad to U.S. President Donald Trump intensified Sunday as world leaders condemned his order to temporarily limit immigration from what are predominantly Muslim countries, while Germany pledged to play a bigger role on the international stage. World leaders including British Prime...

Trump signals that deporting young immigrants in the US illegally is not an immediate priority

Trump signals that deporting young immigrants in the US illegally is not an immediate priority

By Brian Bennett | Tribune Washington Bureau
January 23, 2017
Filed under National

President Donald Trump, who promised during the campaign to "immediately terminate" a controversial program that shields from deportation more than 742,000 people brought to the country illegally as children, has put off canceling it. The Trump administration is continuing to accept applications for...

Trump is sworn in as president, a divisive, singular figure promising to lift up ‘the forgotten’

Trump is sworn in as president, a divisive, singular figure promising to lift up ‘the forgotten’

By Noah Bierman | Tribune Washington Bureau
January 20, 2017
Filed under National

Donald John Trump swore the oath of office Friday as the 45th president of the United States, one of the most polarizing figures to assume the office shouldering a promise to reclaim prosperity for millions who have felt abandoned by their government. Trump, who won the presidency by smashing nearly...

Race is an integral part of Obama’s story, and he embraced its complexity

Race is an integral part of Obama’s story, and he embraced its complexity

By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli | Tribune Washington Bureau
January 19, 2017
Filed under National

President Barack Obama had occupied the Oval Office for nearly a full term when government engineers came to him with a request: that he move out for a few months while they completed an overdue renovation of the West Wing. Valerie Jarrett, Obama's oldest family friend and a senior adviser, objected. "Nobody...

Trump’s call for leak investigations suggests continued fight with media

Trump’s call for leak investigations suggests continued fight with media

By By Christopher Palmeri and Gerry Smith | Bloomberg
January 9, 2017
Filed under National

President-elect Donald Trump's call for a congressional investigation into leaks of a national security briefing suggests he's ready to carry his war with the media into the White House. The Washington Post and NBC News, citing a briefing on the hacking of Democratic Party officials, reported Thursday...

Future campus sex assault investigations uncertain under Trump

Future campus sex assault investigations uncertain under Trump

By Stacy St. Clair and Jodi S. Cohen | Chicago Tribune
December 30, 2016
Filed under National

After a month of struggling on her own, Veronica Portillo Heap went to her academic adviser at the University of Chicago in May 2014 and told her that she had been sexually assaulted on a date. She wasn't looking for the university to punish her date, who wasn't a U. of C. student. She wanted advice...

Obama makes a push for transparency before handing executive power to Trump

Obama makes a push for transparency before handing executive power to Trump

By W.J. Hennigan and Michael A. Memoli | Tribune Washington Bureau
December 7, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama secretively built a massive counterterrorism apparatus, and now he's confronting the consequences of expanding his war-making powers: handing them over to a man he said was unfit to serve as commander in chief. With President-elect Donald Trump weeks away from...

Son of incoming national security adviser is fired from Trump transition team after promoting fake news

Son of incoming national security adviser is fired from Trump transition team after promoting fake news

By Colleen Shalby | Los Angeles Times
December 7, 2016
Filed under National

Michael Flynn Jr. has been let go from President-elect Donald Trump's transition team after spreading online conspiracy theories on Twitter. He is the son of Trump's pick for national security adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn. "The younger Michael Flynn was helping his father with some administration...

More than $300K donated to help Oakland warehouse survivors, families of those killed

More than $300K donated to help Oakland warehouse survivors, families of those killed

By Veronica Rocha | Los Angeles Times
December 7, 2016
Filed under National

As searchers continued to sift through the scorched ruins of an Oakland, Calif., warehouse where at least 36 people died Friday night, the city has experienced an outpouring of support for the victims' families and survivors. "We have a lot of goodwill," said Johnna Watson, a spokeswoman for the Oakland...

Trump said to pick Iowa Gov. Branstad as China ambassador

Trump said to pick Iowa Gov. Branstad as China ambassador

By Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg News
December 7, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump has offered the post of U.S. ambassador to China to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a longtime friend of Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to three people close to the matter. Branstad, a Republican, has accepted the offer, said the three people, who asked...

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