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Trump and Democrats Near Another Deal, This Time on ‘Dreamers’

Democratic leaders said they reached a tentative agreement with President Donald Trump on legislation to protect from deportation about 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children -- but Trump said there’s no deal without “massive border security” funding.

Mnuchin Threatens More Sanctions on China Over North Korea

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned the U.S. may impose additional sanctions on China -- potentially cutting off access to the U.S. financial system -- if it doesn’t follow through on a fresh round of United Nations restrictions against North Korea.

Trump Tweeted on Immigration After Request From Pelosi

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said President Donald Trump tweeted that undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children “have nothing to worry about” after she asked him to make clear they wouldn’t immediately be subject to deportation.

Trump Orders Military to Reject New Transgender Recruits

President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. military on Friday to reject openly transgender people as new recruits but authorized Defense Secretary James Mattis to decide how to handle transgender personnel already serving in the armed forces.

Trump Denounces White Supremacists After Backlash

President Donald Trump called out white supremacists for their role in the deadly violence over the weekend in Virginia as the administration sought to counter a backlash against his initial failure to directly hold hate groups accountable.

Georgia House Race May Guide How Candidates Deal With Trump

As voters in the northern suburbs of Atlanta go to the polls Tuesday in a special U.S. House election, Democrats and Republicans will closely watch for clues about how to deal with President Donald Trump in next year’s congressional races.

House Elections to Test Whether Trump Is Hurting Republicans

Elections over the next month in three Republican-held congressional districts will test voters’ frustration with GOP efforts to repeal Obamacare and whether Democrats can capitalize on President Donald Trump’s sagging approval ratings.

Trump Denies Trying to Quash Flynn Probe, Any Links to Russia

President Donald Trump intensified his criticism of the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, a day after his Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to manage a probe that has enveloped the White House in a political storm.

House GOP Plans Friday Vote on Health Bill After Trump Pressure

House Republican leaders expect to vote Friday on their embattled health-care bill, moving on the legislation under pressure by Trump administration officials who voiced urgency during a closed-door meeting on the Capitol with conservative holdouts.

Kelly Tells Lawmakers He Regrets Not Waiting on Entry Ban

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said his agency should have delayed the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown to help smooth its rollout, as a key Republican lawmaker criticized the implementation of border control measures the president says will help prevent terrorism.

Obama Gun Rule Among First Rules Targeted by GOP Congress

Republicans in Congress began a process Thursday of rescinding a federal rule aimed at preventing people with serious mental-health problems from buying guns, one of the earliest targets in a long list of Obama administration regulations lawmakers plan to reverse.

Democrats Stall a Sessions Vote After Trump Fires Yates

Senate Democrats renewed an assault on Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, questioning his independence after the president fired the acting attorney general for refusing to enforce his executive order on immigration.

Trump Says His Potential Hires Are ‘Really Talented People’

President-elect Donald Trump emerged from hours of meetings at his New Jersey golf resort, declaring that the day’s talks were “really good” and that his candidates are “really talented people” who would make good on his campaign pledge to make America great again.

Obama on GOP Distancing From Trump: ‘Why’d It Take So Long?’

President Obama says elected Republicans "can’t repeatedly denounce" Donald Trump but then endorse him "to be the most powerful person on the planet." Obama, speaking at rally for Hillary Clinton in Greensboro, N.C., says there are lawmakers who are embarrassed by Trump’s comments on women but "can’t bring themselves to say I can’t endorse this guy" Asks what took GOP lawmakers to denounce Trump; "I mean we saw this coming, he’s been saying really bad stuff for a while now" Trump "says stuff tha