Amid positive talk, some in GOP offer blunt take on taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sounding a discordant note among the positive talk on the tax bill, a number of Republicans are delivering a blunt assessment, casting the bill as a boost to big corporations and the wealthy instead of the middle class.

  • Written by By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press

House conservatives show openness to bill averting shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-right House conservatives signaled an openness Wednesday to backing a short-term spending bill this week, raising the odds that Congress will pass the measure and prevent a partial government shutdown on Saturday.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's aggressive immigration enforcement


SAN DIEGO (AP) — On immigration enforcement, the Trump administration is eager to show that it is getting the "bad dudes" out, the "really bad ones," as the president vowed to do.

  • Written by By ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press

Amid warnings, Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests.

  • Written by By MATTHEW LEE and JOSEF FEDERMAN , Associated Press

Trump science job nominees missing advanced science degrees

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to filling jobs dealing with complex science, environment and health issues, the Trump administration is nominating people with fewer science academic credentials than their Obama predecessors. And it's moving slower as well.