Government and politics

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a meeting with state and local officials in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration is rewriting Obama-era rules governing pollution from oil and gas operations and coal ash dumps, moves that opponents say will significantly weaken protections for human health and the environment. The EPA announced the changes Thursday, March 1, the latest in series of actions in the last year to roll back regulations opposed by the fossil-fuel industry. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 01, 2018 - 9:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it is rewriting Obama-era rules governing pollution from oil and gas operations and coal ash dumps, moves that opponents say will significantly weaken protections for human health and the environment. The changes proposed by the Environmental...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak to the White House Opioid Summit in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 01, 2018 - 8:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rattled by two weeks of muddled messages, departures and spitting matches between the president and his own top officials, Donald Trump is facing a shrinking circle of trusted advisers and a staff that's grim about any prospect of a reset. Even by the standards of Trump's often...
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March 01, 2018 - 8:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's inspector general is expected to criticize former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as part of its investigation into the bureau's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday night. McCabe, a frequent target...
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March 01, 2018 - 8:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's inspector general is expected to criticize former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as part of its investigation into the bureau's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe. That's according to a person familiar with the findings, who spoke on condition...
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March 01, 2018 - 8:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it is rewriting Obama-era rules governing pollution from oil and gas operations and coal ash dumps, moves that opponents say will significantly weaken protections for human health and the environment. The changes proposed by the Environmental...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Colorado State Rep. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, looks on as the Colorado House of Representatives convenes for the start of the 2018 session. Democratic House Majority Leader KC Becker said Tuesday, Feb. 27, that she will recommend that Lebsock be expelled after an independent investigator found sexual harassment complaints against him were credible. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 01, 2018 - 8:11 pm
DENVER (AP) — An effort by Colorado Democrats to make one of their own the nation's second state lawmaker expelled over sexual misconduct allegations since the rise of the #MeToo movement nearly derailed Thursday amid Republican objections to how the complaints have been handled. A few Democrats...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Don Lemon attends a special screening of "Black Panther" in New York. Lemon says he 'misspoke' when he claimed Fox News did not report on the resignation of White House Communication Director Hope Hicks. Lemon called Fox "Trump TV" or "state-run TV" on his show Wednesday, Feb. 28. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
March 01, 2018 - 8:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Don Lemon said Thursday that he "misspoke" the night before in an attempt to make a broader point when he claimed that Fox News Channel did not report on White House communications director Hope Hicks' resignation. Turned out that Fox had, several times — every hour from when...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Don Lemon attends a special screening of "Black Panther" in New York. Lemon says he 'misspoke' when he claimed Fox News did not report on the resignation of White House Communication Director Hope Hicks. Lemon called Fox "Trump TV" or "state-run TV" on his show Wednesday, Feb. 28. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
March 01, 2018 - 7:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Don Lemon said Thursday that he "misspoke" the night before in an attempt to make a broader point when he claimed that Fox News Channel did not report on White House communications director Hope Hicks' resignation. Turned out that Fox had, several times — every hour from when...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak to the White House Opioid Summit in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 01, 2018 - 7:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rattled by two weeks of muddled messages, departures and spitting matches between the president and his own top officials, Donald Trump is facing a shrinking circle of trusted advisers and a staff that's grim about any prospect of a reset. Even by the standards of Trump's often...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2017 file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Kushner has lost his access to the nation’s deepest secrets, which could be problematic in his role overseeing the Trump administration’s efforts to produce Mideast peace. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 01, 2018 - 7:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission late last year dropped its inquiry into a financial company that a month earlier had given White House adviser Jared Kushner's family real estate firm a $180 million loan. While there's no evidence that Kushner or any other Trump administration...
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