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George W. Bush On Trump And Russia: “We All Need Answers”

(AP) — Former President George W. Bush says “we all need answers” on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump’s team and the Russian government, and he defended the media’s role in keeping world leaders in check. In an interview on NBC’s “Today” show, Bush says he would trust Senate Intelligence panel Chairman Richard […]

NEW: Trump Wants To Restore States’ Powers

(AP) — President Donald Trump says in a meeting with governors that his administration will do all that it can to restore the authority of the states. As he prepares his budget plans, Trump is telling governors in a White House meeting that the country will “do more with less and make the government lean […]

Trump To Sign New Travel Order On Wednesday

(AP) – President Donald Trump is expected to sign a new refugee and immigration executive order on Wednesday. Trump initially planned to sign the new order last week, but spokesman Sean Spicer said the president was holding off “to make sure that when we execute this, it’s done in a manner that’s flawless.” Trump’s initial […]

Trump Meets With Nation’s Governors

(AP) – President Donald Trump could discuss replacing the health care law when he meets with the nation’s governors today. But a new report warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage. The report by the consulting firms Avalere Health and […]

US Gas Price Rises 2 Cents Over 2 Weeks, To $2.33 A Gallon

AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline rose 2 cents nationally during the past two weeks, to $2.33.  Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the slight rise was due to small increases in crude oil and wholesale gas prices.  Lundberg says she expects modest increases in the near-term. The national […]

White House Dodging Questions Of Sessions’ Role In FBI Probe

(AP) — The White House is dodging questions about whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions should consider withdrawing from the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. A prominent Republican, California Rep. Darrell Issa, has called for a special prosecutor and said it would be improper for Sessions to lead the investigation as […]

Officials: Trump Isn’t Cutting Medicare, Social Security

(AP) — Administration officials say President Donald Trump has no plans to cut Social Security or Medicare.  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” that “we are not touching those now.” He says people should not “expect to see that as part” of the administration’s first budget. Mnuchin says Trump’s priority […]

New Dem Party Chairman Perez Pledges To Repair, Unite Party

(AP) — Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez pledged on Sunday to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from “school board to the Senate” and reach out to chunks of rural America left feeling forgotten in the 2016 election.  Speaking in television interviews, Perez indicated that an important first step was joining […]

Body Of Boy Missing In Storm Found On Island In LA River

(AP) — Authorities say the body of a 14-year-old boy who went missing during a storm more than a week ago has been found on an island in the Los Angeles River.  The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that Elias Rodriguez was found dead near the Los Feliz section of the city.  The boy was […]

Suspect ID’d In Parade Crash That Injured 28

(AP) — Authorities have identified the man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans while intoxicated.  The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement identifying the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. Online jail records showed Rizzuto was arrested on a number of charges and was being held at […]