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Trump approves controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline

Trump pledged the pipeline's construction would bring new jobs, lower energy costs for Americans and reduce the country's reliance on foreign oil.

Trump attacks conservatives over failure of health care bill

'Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood& Ocare!' Trump tweeted.

Health Care Showdown: Republicans look to go big or go home

After a difficult day for Republicans hoping to pass their health care bill, the House is back at it Friday — with a directive that it's now or never.

No deal on health care bill after conservatives meet with Trump

After House Republican leaders abruptly canceled a planned vote on the GOP health care bill Thursday afternoon, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney made clear Thursday evening that President Trump is done negotiating on the hotly-debated health care bill and wants a vote on Friday. If the president doesn't get a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare, he will move on to other priorities, Mulvaney said, according to a source in the room during tense talks with GOP members. Tune in to MSNBC for continuing coverage.

Give it to me straight, doc: Is Obamacare dying?

For a patient who just turned 7 and has already survived numerous near-death experiences, the Affordable Care Act's prognosis is not so bad.

Stocks close lower as Trump keeps Wall Street nervous; dollar drops sharply

U.S. equities fell as investors assessed the geopolitical landscape. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 70 points in midday trade.

Stocks close lower; Dow and S&P post biggest 1-day reversal in 14 months after Fed minutes

U.S. stocks erased earlier gains to close lower Wednesday after the Federal Reserve released the minutes from its March meeting.

Spicer offends with gassing remark comparing Hitler and Syria's Assad

The outrage on social media was swift, with reporters and public figures alike pointing out how wrong Spicer's comments were, NBC News reports.

Trump administration lifts hiring freeze

The federal hiring freeze imposed by President Trump in January is slated to be lifted Wednesday, but agencies won't be allowed to hire willy-nilly, the president's chief budget officer said.

Bombs Alone Won't Build A Stable Syria

We need to remember only Syrians can rebuild their country — no military action can do that.

Trump And Sessions Could Ruin Conservatives' Plans To Fix The War On Drugs

The attorney general's past suggests he'll push for long prison sentences for even non-violent drug offenses.

Vandals Spray-Paint Nazi Symbols On Jewish Community Center During Passover

A church located a mile down the road was also defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti.

Here's How You Can Help Fight Street Harassment With Public Art

Spread Tatyana Fazlalizadeh's message on International Wheatpasting Night.

Trump’s EPA Cuts to Lead Paint Programs Are Going To Hit Black People The Hardest

Cuts to programs focused on reducing lead paint exposure could exacerbate environmental racism.

Baltimore Wants Police Reform. Trump's DOJ May Not Let That Happen.

Jeff Sessions has "grave concerns" about the proposed agreement addressing the troubled police department.

The Public Should Pay Only For Public Schools, Not Religious Schools

But the issue might soon end up in front of the Supreme Court.

For Public Schools, It's Been '1984' For Quite A While

Education was barely a blip on the screen in the presidential race—which is ironic, since the education divide determined the election.

Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch To Supreme Court After Historic Blockade Of Obama's Nominee

Republicans blew up the rules to force Donald Trump's nominee through.

Jeff Sessions Prepares DOJ For Crackdown On Unauthorized Border-Crossers

"This is the Trump era. The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigration laws, and the catch-and-release practices of old are over."

Family Immigrant Detention Centers Struggle To Get Child Care Licenses

Texas Republicans want to bend state rules to indefinitely detain immigrant mothers and their children, but they've hit a road bump.

Trump Administration Won't Routinely Separate Families At The Border After All

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he “can’t imagine” splitting up children and their mothers except under certain circumstances.

New Sheriff Closes Joe Arpaio’s Infamous ‘Tent City’ Jail

Democrat Paul Penzone said the controversial facility wasted taxpayer money.

Hispanic Caucus Fears DHS Head Will Turn A Blind Eye To Agents' Bad Conduct

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he would look into their concerns.

Immigration Agents Won't Stop Making Arrests In Courts, Trump Officials Tell Judge

They urged California's chief justice in a letter to ask her state to drop its policies instead.

Texas Republicans Hope To Give Child Care Licenses To Family Detention Centers

Mothers and children may be separated without the licenses, a private prison executive said.

Trump Team Still Hasn't Defined Those 'Sanctuary Cities' That It Plans To Quash

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says they're thinking hard.

What We Get Wrong When We Talk About Food Stamps And Immigrants

For starters, undocumented immigrants cannot take part in the food stamp program.

How A Teen Girl's School Rape Case Became A Racist Witch Hunt

Instead of talking about preventing sexual violence, anti-immigration proponents are bombarding school officials with "hate-filled, racist and xenophobic...

New York Defiant As Trump Threatens Funds Over 'Sanctuary' Immigration Policies

Sanctuary cities say they're on the right side of the law, but that doesn't mean Trump won't try to punish them.

Ana's Fate Rested With An Asylum Officer Who Had Just Been Told To Doubt Her Word

She showed up at the border bearing a scar from a gunshot wound to the head. The Trump administration plans to deport her.

Trump Is Relocating Immigration Judges To Speed Deportations. It May Not Work.

The White House says immigrants are abusing the court system, but judges may not agree.

Immigration Officers Test Boundaries Of Rules Discouraging Arrests At Schools, Churches

Government officials say they're following a "sensitive locations" policy. Advocates fear they're blurring the lines.

Rape Victims Aren't Seeking Help For Fear Of Deportation, Police Say

The LAPD says it's seen a dramatic 25 percent drop in rapes reported by the city's Latino population.

Trump Administration A No-Show At Hearings On Human Rights

The government said the absence was because of litigation, but observers say it was highly unusual.

Texas Police Ask The State Not To Crack Down On Sanctuary Cities

For the second time in six weeks, hundreds of people registered their opposition to a Republican-backed immigration crackdown.

Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Would Burn Billions Of Dollars DHS Doesn’t Have

A giant wall and massive staff increases sound like expensive wishful thinking.

Oroville Dam Crisis Shows Why We Must Invest In Infrastructure

The nation's dams now earn an unnerving D grade.

The United Passenger's Past Doesn't Justify What Happened On That Plane

David Dao's history is irrelevant to how police and the airline treated him.

Schumer Trolls GOP Over Trump's Comparison Of America To Putin

“Where are you? You know if a Democrat said it, you’d be just howling at the moon," he said.

Democrats Vow Dual Probes Of Trump's Russia Ties

“Nothing less than our system of checks and balances, democratic institutions, the rule of law and our national security is at stake,” Minority Leader Ch...

Donald Trump’s Response In Syria Was Anything But 'Measured'

We have a chief executive who orders a lethal missile strike as impulsively as he fires off an early morning tweet.

Carried Interest Is A Tax Scam Even Trump Can See Through

There is virtually no one who will defend the loophole on any rational terms.

A Missouri Town Exiled A Woman For Calling The Police On Her Abusive Ex

Under a local "nuisance" ordinance, a person who calls the cops for domestic violence more than twice in 180 days can face eviction.

7 Secret Keys To Sean Spicer's Very Republican Holocaust Gaffe

Spicer reflects his entire party, not just himself or the man for whom he works.

Woman Says Man Groped Her On United Flight And Attendants Kept Bringing Him Whiskeys

The airline responded to her sexual assault complaint with four travel vouchers.

More Power For Ivanka And Jared Is A Dangerous Thing

President Trump relies on personal relationships, rather than the institutions of democracy.

My Plan For Rebuilding America's Foreign Policy And National Security

America must have the capacity to truly respond to security crises before they necessitate the deployment of troops and missiles.

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