EAST LANSING, Mich. | The Latest: Michigan State trustees plan vote to oust Engler

EAST LANSING, Mich.—Jan 16, 2019—The Latest on the criticism of Michigan State’s president from the Larry Nassar fallout (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A Michigan State University trustee says the board will seek to oust interim school President John Engler if he doesn’t resign amid criticism of his handling of the fallout around disgraced ex-sports … Continue reading EAST LANSING, Mich. | The Latest: Michigan State trustees plan vote to oust Engler

WASHINGTON | Speaker Nancy Pelosi asks Trump to reschedule State of the Union address until after the government reopens

WASHINGTON —Jan 16, 2019—Speaker Nancy Pelosi asks Trump to reschedule State of the Union address until after the government reopens. By Associated Press

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of Union speech

WASHINGTON — Jan 16, 2019—The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Seven Democratic lawmakers, including newly elected freshmen, have arrived at the White House ready to ask President Donald Trump to reopen the government while talks continue over border security. It’s the first group of rank-and-file Democrats to meet with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of Union speech

WASHINGTON | White House denounces Rep. King’s white supremacy remarks

WASHINGTON— Jan 16, 2019—The White House is describing comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy as “abhorrent.” Presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is praising the move by House Republicans to strip the nine-term Iowa lawmaker of his committee assignments. King was quoted last week by The New York Times as saying: “White … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House denounces Rep. King’s white supremacy remarks

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Dem says EPA’s Wheeler ‘as extreme’ as Pruitt

WASHINGTON—Jan 16, 2019—The Latest on acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler (all times local): 10:32 a.m. A top Senate Democrat is describing President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency as “just as extreme” as his predecessor. Acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler is appearing Wednesday before a Senate committee considering his nomination … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Dem says EPA’s Wheeler ‘as extreme’ as Pruitt

MANCHESTER, N.H. | 2020 hopeful Castro tells NH voters that ‘everyone counts’

MANCHESTER, N.H. —Jan 16, 2019— Democrat Julian Castro, in the early primary state of New Hampshire for the first time as a presidential candidate, told voters on Wednesday that he believes “everyone counts” and accused the Trump administration of “picking and choosing” who has chances to succeed. The 44-year-old former Obama administration housing chief spoke … Continue reading MANCHESTER, N.H. | 2020 hopeful Castro tells NH voters that ‘everyone counts’

WASHINGTON | Trump feels shutdown pressure from economists, Nancy Pelosi

WASHINGTON—Jan 16, 2019—Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought. In a letter to Trump, Pelosi cited security concerns, noting that both … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump feels shutdown pressure from economists, Nancy Pelosi

NEW YORK | Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

NEW YORK—Jan 16, 2019—On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push aggressively in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists: either seeking to impose near-total bans on abortion or guaranteeing women’s access to the procedure. For abortion opponents, many of whom … Continue reading NEW YORK | Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills