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The East Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 25, 2018. (Evan Golub/Zuma Press/TNS)

GOP-controlled Senate rebukes Trump with vote to rescind border emergency declaration

WASHINGTON — Several Senate Republicans on Thursday joined Democrats to vote against…

 

Students at a 2017 rally in Los Angeles in support of SB 54, the so-called sanctuary state measure, in October 2017. The Trump administration sued California in March 2018 to invalidate three sanctuary laws. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

9th Circuit judges appear skeptical of challenge to California’s sanctuary laws

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court appeared skeptical Wednesday of efforts…

 

Lori Loughlin attends the Premiere Of Disney's Mary Poppins Returns; at El Capitan Theatre on November 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, Calif. Loughlin is among dozens of people charged Tuesday in a nationwide college admissions cheating scandal, accused of paying up to $6 million to get their kids into elite schools. (Rich Fury/Getty Images/TNS)

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin among those indicted in college admissions fraud scheme

LOS ANGELES _ Federal prosecutors on Tuesday indicted dozens of people _…

 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi listens to President Donald Trump during the State of the Union address to a joint session of the Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi listens to President Donald Trump during the State of the Union address to a joint session of the Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought speaks about President Donald Trump's budget request for fiscal year 2020 in the press briefing room of the White House on Monday, March 11, 2019. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

For a president who doesn’t sweat details, a new budget gets short shrift

WASHINGTON — By his new annual budget, President Trump confirmed on Monday…

Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought speaks about President Donald Trump's budget request for fiscal year 2020 in the press briefing room of the White House on Monday, March 11, 2019. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
A southern resident killer whale breaches in Haro Strait just off San Juan Island's west side with Mt. Baker in the backround. (Steve Ringman/Seattle Times/TNS)

Feds could restrict Pacific Ocean fishing over endangered orcas, NOAA letter says

SEATTLE — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is taking a…

A southern resident killer whale breaches in Haro Strait just off San Juan Island's west side with Mt. Baker in the backround. (Steve Ringman/Seattle Times/TNS)
Paul Manafort speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 18, 2016. (Patrick T. Fallon/Zuma Press/TNS)

Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign manager, faces likely prison term at sentencing

WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort, who guided President Donald Trump's campaign through the…

Paul Manafort speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 18, 2016. (Patrick T. Fallon/Zuma Press/TNS)
U.S. President Donald Trump talks to the press before departing the White House to visit the Texas border as the federal government shutdown continues on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C.  (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

House launches broad document request as part of investigation into Trump

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee on Monday unveiled a sweeping request…

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to the press before departing the White House to visit the Texas border as the federal government shutdown continues on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C.  (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
U.S. President Donald Trump, left, talks to the press as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) looks on after the Republican luncheon at the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

McConnell confirms Senate has votes to disapprove of Trump’s emergency declaration

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said senators were still looking…

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, talks to the press as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) looks on after the Republican luncheon at the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, and fixer, arrives at federal court for his sentencing hearing, Dec. 12, 2018 in New York City. Cohen is set to be sentenced by a federal judge after pleading guilty in August to several charges, including multiple counts of tax evasion, a campaign finance violation and lying to Congress. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images/TNS)

In echoes of Watergate, Trump’s ex-lawyer is expected to tell all to House committee

WASHINGTON – After more than a decade as the keeper of Donald…

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, and fixer, arrives at federal court for his sentencing hearing, Dec. 12, 2018 in New York City. Cohen is set to be sentenced by a federal judge after pleading guilty in August to several charges, including multiple counts of tax evasion, a campaign finance violation and lying to Congress. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images/TNS)
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump meets supporters organizing voter registration and support for his campaign just before a rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 24, 2016.  (Loren Elliott/Tampa Bay Times/TNS)

Trump accused of kissing ex-campaign staffer without consent in 2016, suit claims

PALM BEACH, Fla. — A staffer on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign…

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump meets supporters organizing voter registration and support for his campaign just before a rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 24, 2016.  (Loren Elliott/Tampa Bay Times/TNS)
Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un, left, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Trump and Kim might declare a formal end to the Korean War during their summit this week, South Korea said. (The Straits Times/Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)

At the Hanoi summit, Trump and Kim Jong Un may declare the Korean War over. Does it still matter?

SEOUL, South Korea – The signing took all of 10 minutes. Neither…

Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un, left, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Trump and Kim might declare a formal end to the Korean War during their summit this week, South Korea said. (The Straits Times/Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)
Construction of California's high-speed rail project in Fresno, Calif., on Aug. 15, 2018. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Can Trump take back California’s high-speed rail money? A look at the political and legal battle ahead

LOS ANGELES — The Trump administration’s decision to cancel a $927 million…

Construction of California's high-speed rail project in Fresno, Calif., on Aug. 15, 2018. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Hundreds of immigrants lined-up outside US Immigration Court, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 after receiving Notices to Appear that have Jan. 31 written as an arbitrary filler date even though these people haven’t actually been scheduled with the court. ICE has used arbitrary dates in the past. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Trump plan fails to cut immigration court backlog; caseload soars 26 percent

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s controversial plan to shrink the ballooning backlog…

Hundreds of immigrants lined-up outside US Immigration Court, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 after receiving Notices to Appear that have Jan. 31 written as an arbitrary filler date even though these people haven’t actually been scheduled with the court. ICE has used arbitrary dates in the past. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Michael Cohen (Courtesy photo)

IRS analyst charged with leaking Michael Cohen bank records

A U.S. Internal Revenue Service analyst in San Francisco has been charged…

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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)  (R) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) share a moment during a news conference on prescription drugs January 10, 2019 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Sanders announced Tuesday he would be running again for president. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

Can Bernie Sanders re-create the magic? Vermont senator launches presidential bid

WASHINGTON — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the progressive iconoclast who emerged from…

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)  (R) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) share a moment during a news conference on prescription drugs January 10, 2019 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Sanders announced Tuesday he would be running again for president. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)
Avery McGinn of San Francisco holds a sign at a rally outside the San Francisco Federal Building to protest against President Trump's national emergency to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Sierra Club, ACLU challenge Trump national emergency declaration as unconstitutional

The Sierra Club and a coalition of border community organizations sued President…

Avery McGinn of San Francisco holds a sign at a rally outside the San Francisco Federal Building to protest against President Trump's national emergency to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Trump administration vows to cancel $929 million in California rail funding

(LOS ANGELES) The U.S. Transportation Department announced Tuesday it would attempt to…

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President Donald Trump holds a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Japanese prime minister won’t say whether he nominated Trump for Nobel Prize

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declined to confirm President Donald Trump's claim…

President Donald Trump holds a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert addresses a press briefing on Oct. 2, 2018 in Washington D.C. (Liu Jie/Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)

Trump has 4 candidates in mind for United Nations job, sources say

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is considering four people to be his…

U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert addresses a press briefing on Oct. 2, 2018 in Washington D.C. (Liu Jie/Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)