Spacecraft Survives Unprecedented Trip Between Saturn, Rings

(AP) – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has survived an unprecedented trip between Saturn and its rings, and has amazing pictures to show for it.  Flight controllers regained contact with Cassini on Thursday, a day after it became the first craft to cross this hazardous region. The rings are comprised of countless icy particles, any of which […]

Trump Tax Plan Leaves Most Of The Hard Work To Congress

(AP) – President Donald Trump’s plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code leaves much of the heavy lifting to Congress. It also ignores years of hard work by the guy who will have to do a lot of that lifting: House Speaker Paul Ryan. The proposal outlined by the Trump administration Wednesday has something for […]

Speaker Will Set Health Care Vote When Ready

(AP) – Speaker Paul Ryan says the House will vote on a revised health care plan “when we’re ready to go,” despite White House pressure for a quick vote as President Donald Trump approaches his 100th day in office. Ryan told reporters Thursday that leaders have not made any decision on when a vote will […]

Flynn Was Warned Not To Accept Foreign Payments In 2014

(AP) – Documents released by lawmakers show President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without “advance approval” by Pentagon authorities. Also, the Defense Department inspector general’s office confirms in a separate document that it is investigating whether Flynn […]

House Panel Seeks Charges For Company In Clinton Email Case

(AP) – A congressional committee is asking the Justice Department to consider criminally prosecuting a technology company involved in maintaining a private email server for Hillary Clinton. The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee made the request on Thursday regarding Platte River Networks and its chief executive, Treve Suazo. The committee chairman – Texas Republican […]

Trump Order Seeks To Limit Federal Role In K-12 Education

(AP) – President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to reduce the federal government’s role in K-12 education. Trump is giving Education Secretary Betsy DeVos 300 days to identify where Washington has overstepped its legal authority in education issues. The secretary will then be able to modify and repeal regulations and guidance […]

Attorney General Vows ‘Sanctuary City’ Fight

(AP) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions says President Donald Trump’s executive order to cut off funding to “sanctuary cities” that protect immigrants was well within his power. Sessions said late Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice cannot accept a judge’s ruling blocking the order and would continue to fight the cases in court. It […]

Trump Makes Brief Stop In North Korea Meeting

(AP) – The White House says President Donald Trump did not attend the entire meeting with senators who gathered to discuss the crisis in North Korea. An administration official says Trump attended only the first five minutes of the meeting. He delivered opening remarks before handing it over to his national security team. Defense Secretary […]

Coulter’s Berkeley Speech Canceled, Police Prep For Violence

(AP) – Conservative pundit Ann Coulter says that while her speech at the University of California, Berkeley was canceled, she may still show up to say hello to her supporters. Police and university officials say they’re bracing for trouble Thursday whether or not she decides to show. They say intelligence and online chatter by groups […]

White House Backs Off As Lawmakers Work To Avert Shutdown

(AP) – Lawmakers are nearing agreement on sweeping spending legislation to keep the lights on in government, after the White House backed off a threat to withhold payments that help lower-income Americans under the Affordable Care Act. It was the latest concession by the White House, which had earlier dropped a demand for money for […]