Jared Kushner

WASHINGTON | Investors seeking tax breaks skip poverty-stricken areas

WASHINGTON — A real estate investment firm co-founded by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is betting big on the administration’s Opportunity Zone tax breaks but isn’t that interested in steering its investors to the poorest, most-downtrodden areas that the program seeks to revitalize. New York-based Cadre, in which Kushner still holds at … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Investors seeking tax breaks skip poverty-stricken areas

WASHINGTON | Kelly may depart in expected White House shakeup

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is inching closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up, gearing up for the twin challenges of battling for re-election and dealing with the Democrats’ investigations once they take control of the House. The biggest piece of the shifting picture: Chief of Staff John Kelly’s departure now appears certain. Trump announced … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kelly may depart in expected White House shakeup

WASHINGTON | GOP weighs decision on criminal justice bill amid Trump push

WASHINGTON  — Republican senators debated the path forward for an overhaul of the nation’s criminal sentencing laws Tuesday after a visit from Vice President Mike Pence, suggesting parts of the bill may need to be rewritten before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will hold a vote. Pence and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, visited … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP weighs decision on criminal justice bill amid Trump push

PITTSBURGH | Trumps pay tribute at synagogue where 11 were fatally shot

PITTSBURGH  — One stone and one white rosebud for each victim. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid homage Tuesday to each of the 11 people slain in the worst instance of anti-Semitic violence in American history. As the Trumps placed their tributes outside the Tree of Life synagogue, protesters nearby shouted that … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Trumps pay tribute at synagogue where 11 were fatally shot

PITTSBURGH | The Latest: Trump says he may cancel Illinois rally

PITTSBURGH — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue (all times local): 14:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says he may cancel a political rally in Illinois on Saturday after a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. He tells reporters aboard Air Force One: “You can say we’re considering it.” Trump has arrived … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | The Latest: Trump says he may cancel Illinois rally

NEW YORK | CBS says Secret Service blocked reporter from Kushner

NEW YORK — CBS News says a Secret Service agent blocked one of its correspondents from asking Jared Kushner a question when he was walking out of an airplane, saying there was a “time and a place” for such interactions. A network spokeswoman said Wednesday that reporter Errol Barnett happened to be on the same … Continue reading NEW YORK | CBS says Secret Service blocked reporter from Kushner

WASHINGTON | Kim Kardashian visits Trump to talk prison reform

WASHINGTON — Reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who successfully pushed President Donald Trump to grant a pardon for a drug offender earlier this year, returned to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting with senior aides as part of the administration’s efforts on criminal justice reform. Kardashian West, who may have felt right … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kim Kardashian visits Trump to talk prison reform