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Trump Puts Moderate GOP Governors in Awkward Spot

Trump Puts Moderate GOP Governors in Awkward Spot

By Ben Nuckols | Feb 25
These should be heady times for the GOP as the nation's governors prepare to gather for their winter meeting in Washington, D.C. But there is a sense of unease for Republican governors in Democratic-leaning states.

Landowners Say EPA Botched Cleanup, Now They Want a Shot

Landowners Say EPA Botched Cleanup, Now They Want a Shot

By Matt Volz | Feb 25
George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in his backyard. Rob Phillips puzzles over why his 22 acres have been marked as an unblemished island.

White House Expects Justice Crackdown on Legalized Marijuana

White House Expects Justice Crackdown on Legalized Marijuana

By Sadie Gurman | Feb 24
The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration's strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown.

High Court Ruling Limits International Reach of Patent Laws

High Court Ruling Limits International Reach of Patent Laws

Feb 23
The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California-based Life Technologies Corp. in a patent infringement case that limits the international reach of U.S. patent laws.

Trump's Plan for Spike in Defense Spending Faces Big Hurdles

Trump's Plan for Spike in Defense Spending Faces Big Hurdles

By Richard Lardner | Feb 21
Republicans control Congress so President Donald Trump's pledge to boost the Pentagon budget by tens of billions of dollars should be a sure bet. It's not.

Executive Order That Incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75

Executive Order That Incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75

By Janie Har | Feb 20
Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced from their home without due process and locked up for years following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.

Trump, Fond of Executive Orders, Awaits More Fancy Pens

Trump, Fond of Executive Orders, Awaits More Fancy Pens

By Matt O'Brien | Feb 19
It didn't take long for President Donald Trump to start running out of the custom-made Cross pens he uses to sign executive orders.

Critics: Trump Should Not Ignore Domestic Terrorist Threats

Critics: Trump Should Not Ignore Domestic Terrorist Threats

By Adam Kealoha Causey | Feb 17
Bud Welch knows something about the human cost of terrorism. His 23-year-old daughter was killed when a rental truck packed with explosives destroyed the Oklahoma City federal building.

Gun Industry Seeks to Ease Gov't Restrictions on Silencers

Gun Industry Seeks to Ease Gov't Restrictions on Silencers

By Lisa Marie Pane | Feb 16
They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been as difficult as buying a machine gun, requiring a background check that can take close to a year.

For GOP, A Dimmed Zeal for Investigations in Trump Era

For GOP, A Dimmed Zeal for Investigations in Trump Era

By Erica Werner | Feb 16
The Republicans' ardor for investigations and oversight, on display throughout the Obama administration, has cooled off considerably with Donald Trump in the White House.

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