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Trump takes a step back from threat to close southern border

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump eased up on his threats to close the southern border as officials across his administration explored half-measures that might satisfy the president's urge for ...

Health care repeal off the to-do list for GOP lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers aren't pursuing a replacement for the health care law known as "Obamacare" until after the 2020 elections. Who gets credit for that political m...

Pivoting on pledges, Trump explores art of the climb-down

WASHINGTON (AP) — His border shutdown went from imminent to uncertain. A major health-care push was declared and then delayed. Funding cuts were inserted in his proposed budget and just as quickly tak...

Trump defers push for health plan after GOP resistance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned President Donald Trump to hold off action in Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act, telling him to instead take it on the road as ...

Trump defers push for health plan after GOP resists idea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is deferring his push for a Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, taking it on the road as 2020 campaign issue rather than trying to ...

Trump's sudden shift to health care scrambles GOP plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to revive the fight over the Affordable Care Act has stirred a political and policy debate among Republicans on how best to approach the divisive is...

Trump threatens to shut Mexico border

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Threatening drastic action against Mexico, President Donald Trump declared he is likely to shut down America's southern border next week unless Mexican authorities immediately ...

Head of Small Business Administration expected to exit role

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon, is expected to announce that she is stepping down from the role. That's according to a senior administ...

Facing protests, Trump backs off Special Olympics cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is backing off his budget request to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics. He's reversing course on a proposal that was unlikely to be approved b...

Trump revels in retelling early results of Mueller probe

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Presenting himself as both vindicated and vindictive, a fired-up President Donald Trump turned the findings of the Russia investigation into a political weapon at a Michigan...

Trump lashes out at Central America, Mexico on border

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday accused Mexican and Central American leaders of doing "nothing" to prevent illegal immigrants from coming to the United States — one day after his ...

Top Democrat disappointed report isn't being released sooner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle over releasing the special counsel's report intensified as Democrats in Congress insisted Attorney General William Barr must quickly release its full findings. Barr said h...

Trump turns to health care with an eye on 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by word that the special counsel didn't find collusion with Russia, President Donald Trump is voicing new interest in policymaking, including a fresh effort to repeal and repl...

Trump says report 'a clean bill of health' as Dems seek more

WASHINGTON (AP) — An exuberant President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Capitol Hill, emboldened by the end of the special counsel's Russia probe, even as Democrats pressed insistently for Robert ...

Fist pumps and accolades: Trump has, perhaps, best day ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — He took a fist-pumping victory lap over the end of the Mueller probe. Basked in gushy accolades from a foreign leader. Saw a former nemesis humiliated by the feds. ...