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Bridging The Gap
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Once in political shadows, now in White House spotlight. Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Once in political shadows, now in White House spotlight.
WASHINGTON — The new White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was nine years old when she worked her first political campaign: her father’s bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Arkansas. Republican Mike Huckabee would lose that race to Democratic incumbent Dale Bumpers in 1992. But he’d eventually ascend to the governor’s mansion in Little Rock and run for president twice – all with his daug...
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Trump shakes up legal team in face of widening Russia probe. Trump shakes up legal team in face of widening Russia probe.
In a dramatic shakeup of President Trump's personal legal team, chief counsel Marc Kasowitz stepped aside after the president expressed deep concern for the expanded scope of the special Justice Department inquiry into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Prominent Washington criminal lawyer John Dowd said Friday that Kasowitz, Trump's longtime and mercurial personal attor...
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Supreme Court allows more exemptions to Trump travel ban Supreme Court allows more exemptions to Trump travel ban
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a federal court judge's order expanding the number of immigrants from six Muslim-majority nations who can enter the country under President Trump's temporary travel ban. The justices refused the administration's request that they clarify their June 26 decision allowing the travel ban to take effect, except for close relatives of U.S. citizens ...
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The developer of a 'China City' in rural New York emerges as a major Trump donor The developer of a 'China City' in rural New York emerges as a major Trump donor
WASHINGTON — Sherry Li, a Long Island businesswoman who once proposed a sprawling Chinese Disneyland in the Catskill Mountains, is far from a prominent figure in national politics. But she and a business associate have just emerged as some of the year’s biggest financial backers of President Trump’s political operation. Late last month, Li and Lianbo Wang, described in federal election filings ...
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U.S. to allow 15,000 extra temporary worker visas this year U.S. to allow 15,000 extra temporary worker visas this year
Despite President Trump's vow to put American workers first, the administration on Monday announced that it will allow an additional 15,000 low-wage, seasonal workers into the United States during the remainder of the fiscal year. The H-2B visas are designed for non-agricultural workers for jobs in a variety of business, including fisheries, construction, hotels, restaurants and resorts. The Tr...
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Town reduces pedestrian-vehicle accidents at dangerous crosswalk to zero using this one simple move Town reduces pedestrian-vehicle accidents at dangerous crosswalk to zero using this one simple move
LEONIA, N.J. — A once-dangerous intersection hasn't had a single pedestrian-motor vehicle accident in the past year after beginning use of an all-red phase traffic signal — stopping traffic in all directions for 26 seconds every few minutes. During the two years before the all-red phase was introduced, seven pedestrians were hit by cars at Fort Lee Road and Broad Avenue in this New York City ...
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Members of Congress can use campaign funds for home security, regulators say Members of Congress can use campaign funds for home security, regulators say
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress can use campaign funds to buy security systems for their homes, federal regulators ruled Thursday — nearly a month after a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice. The Federal Election Commission voted 5-0 to allow lawmakers to use donors' money to install the security systems. Federal rules generally bar the use of a lawmaker's main campaign acc...
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Marine Corps plane crash kills 16, highlights training hazards Marine Corps plane crash kills 16, highlights training hazards
WASHINGTON — The deaths of 16 Marines in a cargo plane crash in Mississippi on Monday underscores the hazards of military training. The dead included 15 Marines and one Navy corpsman, the Marine Corps announced Tuesday. They were flying cross country to California, delivering troops and equipment, when the crash occurred. Each of the services conduct training missions that simulate combat co...
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Penn Station chaos sends New Yorkers, tourists scrambling for travel options Penn Station chaos sends New Yorkers, tourists scrambling for travel options
New York transportation officials finally came up with a novel plan to avoid the inconvenience of Penn Station: Don’t go to Penn Station. The railroad station on the west side of Manhattan is the busiest in the country, with 650,000 commuter and long-distance passengers daily. But Amtrak began a $40 million project on Monday to replace the spaghetti of tracks – called the interlock – that allow...
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Endangered Texas Rep. Will Hurd charts an independent course Endangered Texas Rep. Will Hurd charts an independent course
WASHINGTON — After taking a Snapchat video with a group of high school girls who want to become politicians, Rep. Will Hurd gave the teens a tip: You're never going to please everyone, so do what you think is right and "don't listen to the haters." The 39-year-old Texas Republican, who represents one of the most politically divided congressional districts in the nation and is the only African-A...
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