Matthew Daly

WASHINGTON | Trump blasts GOP spending plan that lacks money for wall

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says a spending plan pushed by congressional Republicans is “ridiculous” because funding for a border wall with Mexico that Trump has promised is not included. Trump tweeted Thursday that he wants to know “where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous Spending Bill, and where … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump blasts GOP spending plan that lacks money for wall

WASHINGTON | Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON — Moving to head off a government shutdown that neither party wants, Congress has overwhelmingly approved a compromise spending bill and pledged agreement on a short-term bill to fund the government through early December. The House on Thursday approved a $147 billion package to fund the Energy Department, veterans’ programs and the legislative branch. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON | Senate approves 1st spending bill to avert partial shutdown

WASHINGTON  — As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections. Senators approved a $147 billion package Wednesday night to fund the Energy Department, veterans’ programs and the legislative branch. The bill is … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate approves 1st spending bill to avert partial shutdown

WASHINGTON | Official defends Trump plan to revamp Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON — A top Trump administration official on Monday defended a plan to revamp the Endangered Species Act, saying the proposed changes would result in more effective, quicker decisions on species protection. Deputy Interior Secretary David Bernhardt dismissed criticism by environmental groups that the plan would “gut” crucial protections for threatened animals and plants. “That’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Official defends Trump plan to revamp Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON | Republicans resist plan to rename Senate building for McCain

WASHINGTON — A proposal to rename the Senate’s oldest office building for John McCain ran into resistance Tuesday from Republican senators reluctant to take away an honor already bestowed on an earlier Senate titan — and a leader of Southern senators during a tumultuous era in the nation’s history. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, looking … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Republicans resist plan to rename Senate building for McCain

WASHINGTON | McCain’s family says he’s stopping medical treatment

WASHINGTON  — Sen. John McCain’s family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. In a statement, McCain’s family says McCain has surpassed expectations for his survival, but “the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict.” The family adds: “With his usual strength of will, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | McCain’s family says he’s stopping medical treatment

WASHINGTON | US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says officials are targeting wide swaths of land — including cutting down small trees and underbrush and setting controlled fires — to reduce … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires

WASHINGTON | Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

WASHINGTON  — “Bizarre.” ”Shameful.” ”Disgraceful.” That’s the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki — and that’s just from the Republicans. Lawmakers in both major parties and former intelligence officials appeared shocked, dismayed and uneasy with Trump’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin