Interior Secretary leaving Trump Administration

President Donald Trump says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who’s facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year’s end.

Trump administration quietly releases Lebanon military aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of unexplained delay that led some lawmakers to compare it to the aid for Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry. The $105 million in Foreign Military Financing funds for the Lebanese Armed Forces […]

Trump administration pays NGOs who helped migrants

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Federal officials began Friday to reimburse organizations that fed, sheltered and transported migrants released this year in American towns near the U.S.-Mexico border, according to Democratic lawmakers and some organizations receiving the funds. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized $7.8 million in an initial wave of funding, part of […]

Trump administration loses bid to dismiss monument lawsuits

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has rejected the Trump administration’s bid to dismiss lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a 2017 decision to downsize two sprawling national monuments in Utah. U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan’s written decisions issued Monday night means the legal challenges seeking to return the Bears Ears and Grand […]

Trump administration accuses California of water pollution

Escalating its fight with California, the Trump administration accused the state Thursday of failing to stop water pollution from such sources as human waste left on the pavement by the homeless in big cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles. San Francisco’s mayor disputed any connection between homeless people and water quality, and she […]

Trump administration to triple democracy aid to Venezuela

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration is more than tripling U.S. support for pro-democracy work in Venezuela and for the first time directly funding opposition leader Juan Guaidó as he attempts to set up a government to rival the socialist administration of Nicolás Maduro. The $52 million in new aid was announced Tuesday by […]

The Latest: Trump administration blocks whistleblower report

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a reported whistleblower allegation that President Donald Trump made an unspecified “promise” to a foreign leader (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The Trump administration has plunged into a showdown with Congress over access to a whistleblower’s reported complaint about incidents including a private conversation between President Donald Trump and […]

Trump administration announcing nearly $2B in opioid grants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is awarding nearly $2 billion in grants to states and local governments to help fight the opioid crisis. Health and Human Services Secretary Alexander Azar says the grants come from money that President Donald Trump secured from Congress last year. Trump says “nothing is more important than defeating the […]

Trump administration moves to end limits on child detention

The Trump administration is moving to end a long-standing federal court agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention, a decision that will almost certainly lead to a new court fight over the government’s ability to hold migrant families until their cases are decided.

The Latest: Trump administration defends green card rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s new rules for immigrants receiving public assistance (all times local): 11 a.m. The Trump administration claims its effort to refocus the U.S. immigration system on merit is not a rejection of long-held American values. The administration on Monday issued new rules that could deny green cards […]

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