WH reviewing classified GOP memo alleging surveillance abuse

WASHINGTON /January 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The White House said Tuesday it will conduct a legal and national security review before President Donald Trump decides whether to release a classified memo on the Russia investigation that has sparked a political fight pitting Republicans against the FBI and the Department of Justice. Trump has five days … Continue reading WH reviewing classified GOP memo alleging surveillance abuse

Trump calls for unity on immigration in State of the Union

WASHINGTON/January 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump called upon lawmakers Tuesday night to “summon the unity” to make good on long-standing promises to fix the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and fractured immigration systems, infusing his presidency with a sense of optimism, for at least one high-profile night. “To every citizen … Continue reading Trump calls for unity on immigration in State of the Union

The Latest: Trump asks for $1.5 trillion for infrastructure

WASHINGTON/January 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Latest on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech (all times local): 9:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is calling on Congress to pass legislation to generate at least $1.5 trillion to upgrade the nation’s roads, bridges and other infrastructure. Trump is using his State of the Union address … Continue reading The Latest: Trump asks for $1.5 trillion for infrastructure

The Latest: Democrats somber, still during Trump speech

WASHINGTON/January 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Latest on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Half the House chamber is boisterous and bouncing up and down for standing ovations during President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. The other half is somber and still, amid a sea of … Continue reading The Latest: Democrats somber, still during Trump speech

Trump calls for ‘new American moment’ in national address

WASHINGTON/January 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump called upon lawmakers Tuesday night to set aside differences and “summon the unity” needed to make good on promises to fix the nation’s infrastructure and immigration systems, using his State of the Union address to infuse his presidency with a sense of … Continue reading Trump calls for ‘new American moment’ in national address

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s great fear: Courts viewed as partisan

BRISTOL, R.I./January 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —One of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s great fears is that the federal judiciary will start to be seen as just another political branch of government divided along partisan lines like Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court justice said Tuesday. Ginsburg skipped President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, instead speaking … Continue reading Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s great fear: Courts viewed as partisan

Budget talks bogged down by immigration, deficit concerns

WASHINGTON/January 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  A week after a standoff forced a three-day government shutdown, congressional budget talks remain bogged down by Democrats’ demands to protect “Dreamer” immigrants and GOP conservatives‘ concerns about a booming federal deficit. The deadlock is deflating hopes that lawmakers will reach a breakthrough before another shutdown deadline next week. At … Continue reading Budget talks bogged down by immigration, deficit concerns