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Administration Won’t Immediately End Immigrant Protections

(AP) – The Trump administration appears to be backing off a campaign promise to immediately end former President Barack Obama’s program to protect young immigrants from deportation. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says that for now the administration will focus on criminal immigrants in the country illegally.  Spicer says in his first press briefing […]

Trump To Visit Pentagon To Discuss IS Effort

(AP) – President Donald Trump will visit the Department of Defense Friday to review the anti-Islamic State policy.  White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that the president will visit the Pentagon to attend a ceremony for his newly confirmed defense secretary, retired Gen. James Mattis.  He says that Trump will also hold discussions […]

Spokesman: We Don’t Set Out To Lie

(AP) – White House press secretary Sean Spicer is saying the Trump administration’s “intention is never to lie to you.” Spicer faced questions Monday during his first briefing after his angry statement in which he denounced the media’s correct reporting that the crowd at Trump’s inauguration was smaller than at his predecessor’s eight years ago. […]

Mexico Ex-Governor Denies Fake Medicine Claims

(AP) – Mexico has become accustomed to accusations of wrongdoing by former state governors, but the most recent scandal has been especially shocking. The current governor of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz has accused a predecessor of buying fake medicines for state-run hospitals, claiming an inert substance was administered to children instead of a […]

Lawyer: Panama To Allow Ex-Dictator Noriega House Arrest

(AP) – A lawyer for Panama’s jailed ex-dictator Manuel Noriega says a court has granted him house arrest so he can prepare for brain surgery.   Attorney Ezra Angel announced the ruling Monday.   The 82-year-old former strongman needs to have a benign brain tumor surgically removed. A court had ruled in October that Noriega be allowed […]

‘Alternative facts’ Quip From Trump Adviser Sparks Mockery

(AP) – Down is up. The sky is red. Dogs are birthing kittens. Facts? Nope. Try “alternative facts.”  The internet went wild after a top Trump adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said the administration was supplying the media with “alternative facts.” The comment came after she was asked why Trump press secretary Sean Spicer mischaracterized the inauguration […]

Bush Moved Out Of Intensive Care, Wife Discharged

(AP) – Doctors say former President George H.W. Bush is being moved today from the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital where he has been treated for pneumonia.  Bush was struggling to breathe when he was admitted to the hospital Jan. 14. Doctors diagnosed him with pneumonia and put him on a ventilator in […]

Georgia Governor Expands State Of Emergency

(AP) – Georgia’s governor is placing 16 counties under a state of emergency following weekend deadly storms.  Gov. Nathan Deal expanded his emergency declaration Monday to include nine additional counties in southern Georgia. The declaration frees up state resources to assist storm victims.  Covered areas include Dougherty, Cook, Brooks and Berrien counties, where apparent tornadoes […]

Pentagon Holds 1st News Briefing Under New Chief

(AP) – The Pentagon has held its first news briefing since Defense Secretary James Mattis was sworn in on Friday. A spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, on Monday described several of Mattis’ first activities as Pentagon chief but declined to discuss any policy issues. That includes potential changes in the U.S. approach to fighting the […]

UPDATE: US Denies Russian Claim Of Syria Coordination

(AP) – The U.S. says Russia’s claim that its warplanes flew a joint mission over Syria with the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group is “rubbish.” Russia’s Defense Ministry said Monday its forces in Syria had received coordinates of IS targets near al-Bab on Sunday “from the U.S. side via hotline with the international […]