GOP lawmaker calls on Trump to fire Stephen Miller

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Co.) called on President Trump to fire White House senior adviser Stephen Miller over the controversy surrounding migrant family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border."The President should fire...

Senate blocks bid to stop Obama water rule

The Senate voted Thursday to block a measure by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) that would have repealed former President Obama's landmark water pollution rule.The amendment would have prohibited funding in a major spending...

Pentagon agrees to provide space for 20,000 migrant children

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon will make space available on military bases for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, a spokesman said Thursday.

The request for temporary shelter - amid a growing political battle over detained migrants - was made by the ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims progress on NKorea nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is trumpeting results of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that get ahead of reality.

He is declaring that North Korea has already begun ridding itself fully of nuclear weapons following an agreement with Kim in Singapore earlier this month, even ...

Drug court defendant: I work with kids seized at border

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida drug court defendant says he's been working at a Miami-area facility housing migrant children separated from their families at the border.

Franky Santos faces felony drug possession charges from a 2017 traffic stop in which authorities say they found 20 grams of marijuana.

In a ...

House approves five-year farm bill

The House narrowly approved a five-year farm bill on Thursday that would impose new work requirements on people who receive food stamps. The legislation initially failed after conservatives demanded a vote on a con...

House passes 2018 farm bill on second try

The House on Thursday passed Republicans' $868-billion farm bill, taking a second stab at the legislation a month after a dispute over immigration had helped sink it — at least temporarily.

The bill passed on a 213-211 vote, with relieved Republicans letting out some cheers on the House floor after ...

Idaho Democrats ask governor to denounce family separation

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Democratic lawmakers in the Idaho Legislature are asking Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter to join other governors and call for the reunification of families who were separated from their children while crossing the U.S. border illegally.

According to a letter sent to Otter on Thursday, all ...

Melania Trump’s office defends ‘don’t care’ jacket

The spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump pushed back Thursday at media coverage of Mrs. Trump's jacket with the message "I really don't care. Do U?" on her trip to visit a shelter for illegal child migrants in Texas.

"It's a jacket. There was no hidden message," said spokeswoman Stephanie ...

Washington, other states plan to sue over family separations

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Washington and more than a half-dozen other states said Thursday that they plan to sue the Trump administration over a policy of separating immigrant families illegally entering the United States.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson made the announcement Thursday outside a federal prison in the city ...

Jeff Flake holds up Trump’s judicial nominees over tariffs, Cuba: Report

The Senate Judiciary Committee delayed voting on one of President Trump's circuit court nominees Thursday due to concerns from Republican Sen. Jeff Flake about unrelated matters, said committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley.

Mr. Grassley, Iowa Republican, announced the committee would delay voting on Britt Grant, Mr. Trump's nominee to the ...