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More Trump tweets, more confusion

True to form, President Donald Trump sowed policy confusion with a tweet. Declaring Wednesday that “talking is not the answer” on North Korea, Trump’s message...

Trump’s actions hurt storm-ravaged areas

Two weeks before Harvey’s flood waters engulfed much of Houston, President Donald Trump quietly rolled back an order by his predecessor that would have made it easier for storm-ravaged communities to use federal emergency aid to rebuild bridges, roads and other structures so they can better withstand future disasters.

Cut taxes but don’t touch my deductions

President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have pledged to overhaul the nation’s complex tax code. To slash taxes, they say they’ll curb a web...

Trump uses disaster to shamelessly promote himself

Self-promoting President Donald Trump visited Hurricane-ravaged East Texas Tuesday sporting a USA hat that he sells on his campaign website for $40 each and...

Trump offers assistance but not compassion

President Donald Trump answered Harvey’s wrath by offering in-person assurances to those in the storm zone that his administration will work tirelessly to help...

What to do with Confederate names on schools?

With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public...

Trump in Texas to view hurricane damage

Eager to show he’s attentive and on the job, President Donald Trump touched down in storm-ravaged Texas on Tuesday, taking pains not to interfere...

Overflowing dams, levee add to Houston woes

A pair of 70-year-old reservoir dams that protect downtown Houston and a levee in a suburban subdivision began overflowing Tuesday, adding to the rising...

Trump’s turn to face a natural disaster

George W. Bush never recovered from his flyover of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. Barack Obama got a bipartisan boost late in his re-election campaign for...

Trump faces showdown on wall

President Donald Trump is unlikely to win congressional support for funds he wants for a proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall before an Oct. 1 deadline,...