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Top Democrat says Flynn misled federal investigators about source of payments

0SHARESShare The top two members of the Senate intelligence committee say they will “vigorously pursue” the testimony of President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, even though Michael Flynn has invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Sens. Richard Burr of North Carolina and Mark Warner of Virginia say they are disappointed that Flynn has decided to ignore the committee’s ...

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President Trump: Israelis and Arabs share ‘common cause’ against Iran

0SHARESShare JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump opened his first visit to Israel Monday, saying he sees growing recognition among Muslim nations that they share a “common cause” with Israel in their determination to counter the threats posed by Iran. Arriving directly from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Trump expressed his hope for cooperation among U.S. allies in the Middle East. His second ...

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Senate Republicans quietly work on their version of a health overhaul bill

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — Remember the Republican health care bill? Washington is fixated on President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI chief James Comey and burgeoning investigations into possible connections between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia. RELATED LINKS Why the U.S. pays more for health care than the rest of the world Across the country, activists ramp up fight against GOP health ...

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President Trump’s budget proposal includes huge cuts to food stamps

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill. Trump’s blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday. It includes a wave of cuts to benefit programs such as Medicaid, ...

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WATCH LIVE: Trump and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu to deliver joint statement

President Donald Trump will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday in Jerusalem, part of his first overseas trip since taking the Oval Office. President Donald Trump and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver a joint statement at 12:25 p.m. EST. Watch live in the video above. The U.S. president arrived in Israel from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he ...

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AP source: Michael Flynn to decline Senate subpoena, invoke 5th Amendment

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination as he notifies a Senate panel that he won’t hand over documents in the probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The notification will come in a letter to the Senate Intelligence ...

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Supreme Court strikes down 2 redrawn districts in N.C. over racial bias

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states. The justices ruled that Republicans who controlled the state legislature and governor’s office in 2011 placed too many African-Americans in the two districts. ...

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Texas revives transgender ‘bathroom bill’ for public schools

0SHARESShare AUSTIN, Texas — A transgender “bathroom bill” reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas — though it may only apply to public schools. A broader proposal mandating that virtually all transgender people in the country’s second-largest state use public restrooms according to the ...

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Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of ‘ultimate deal’

JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the “ultimate deal.” But he will step foot in Israel having offered few indications of how he plans to achieve what so many of his predecessors could not. Trump has handed son-in-law Jared Kushner and longtime business lawyer Jason Greenblatt the assignment of ...

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In Saudi visit, Trump offers contradictions from campaign

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words “radical Islamic terrorism.” He accused the foundation run by Bill and Hillary Clinton of corruption for accepting charitable contributions from Saudi Arabia and chastised first lady Michelle Obama for not covering her head during a visit to the Kingdom. Now ...

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