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Quick Takes: Trump Is Figuring Out That Being President Is Hard

* It’s hard to imagine a person who was less prepared to be president than Donald Trump. That’s why this didn’t come as much of a surprise. President Donald Trump on Thursday reflected on his first 100 days in office with a wistful look at his life ...
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Democrats, stop pretending you’ll ‘nationalize’ a race if you fight for it

Democrats, stop pretending you’ll ‘nationalize’ a race if you fight for it This week, as the unbeloved American Health Care Act did its best impression of Jason Vorhees, Democrats were ...

New York’s Free-Tuition Law Redefines the Idea of Universal College Access

This story produced by the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Earlier this month, New York became the first state to enact legislati...

What Passes for Good News Under These Circumstances

Unless Trump starts a war with North Korea before the day is over, he’s running out of time to put any points on the board in his first 100 days. The two major issues that were hanging have now been settled. First of all, there won’t be a vote in the House on ...

Trump to NRA: ‘Eight-Year Assault’ on Gun Rights Is Over

President Donald Trump promised the NRA gathering in Atlanta that he’d come through for them as they did for him during the 2016 campaign. ...

Trump ‘proud’ to be 1st president to address the NRA in 34 years

President Donald Trump is following in the footsteps of former President Ronald Reagan by speaking at a National Rifle Association event. ...

Trump is first president to address NRA in 34 years

President Donald Trump is following in the footsteps of former President Ronald Reagan by speaking at a National Rifle Association event. ...

Why Trump desperately needs to keep conservative media outlets on his side

Why Trump desperately needs to keep conservative media outlets on his side Alex Jones is doing his best to keep the faith, but it isn’t easy. The Infowars founder and Donald Trump booster has been heartened b...

Congress passes bill to temporarily avert government shutdown

The bill now heads to the president to sign. ...

Wife of slain Delaware trooper says he was proud of his work

The widow of the Delaware state trooper killed this week in the line of duty says her husband was proud of his job and had dreams of becoming the state’s governor ...

Trump names anti-abortion leader to high post at HHS

Charmaine Yoest, former president of a leading anti-abortion organization, was appointed Friday by President Donald Trump to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services ...

Trump signs order to expand ocean oil drilling

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will roll back restrictions on oil drilling in the Arctic ...

Judge: Cosby jury can hear about quaaludes, not Spanish fly

Jurors at Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial in Pennsylvania will hear his explosive deposition testimony about quaaludes but not his references to the supposed aphrodisiac Spanish fly ...

US talk about Koreas draws China silence, dispute from Seoul

South Korea is contradicting President Donald Trump on missile defense and trade, while Beijing is silent on U.S. claims it’s raising the heat on North Korea ...

Pope Francis visits Egypt after attacks on Coptic churches

Pope Francis arrived in Cairo Friday on his first papal trip to Egypt aimed at addressing tensions between the country’s Muslims and Christians after recent violence. ...

Student injured in machete attack at university coffee shop

Officials say a student has been injured, another person is in custody and a university has canceled classes following a machete attack at a university coffee shop in central Kentucky ...

No Zika detected in Florida mosquitoes so far this year, officials say

With summer approaching, officials are hoping to avoid another outbreak. ...

Chicago O’Hare security chief fired weeks after United flub

The head of security at Chicago’s airports has been fired, just weeks after a passenger was dragged from a United Airlines plane by security officers at O’Hare International Airport ...

Congress Votes to Keep Government Open One More Week

The House and Senate passed a short-term extension to keep the government operating for one more week, one step in averting a government shutdown. ...

Sec. Tillerson to UN Security Council: ‘Act Before North Korea Does’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for sanctions on countries trading with North Korea to pressure a dismantling of its nuclear program. ...