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Foreign Leaders Seek Fresh Ties With US Governors, Mayors

When Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives in Washington this week for consultations with President Donald Trump, he won’t be traveling solo.. via NYT Politics… 50 more words

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Book Trump? Interest Groups Press Case at His Properties

Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. 72 more words

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Procession Planned for 'America's Pastor,' Rev. Billy Graham

The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. 63 more words

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For Decades Graham Offered Counsel and Comfort to Presidents

He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in — and deeply hurt by — Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance for George H.W. Bush on the eve of war. 78 more words

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Palestinians' Envoy to US Faces Silence From White House

A few miles down the road from Israel’s gated embassy, the Palestinian envoy to Washington sits in his office wrestling with a unique diplomatic dilemma: how to advance his people’s cause when relations with the United States are so distant that h…. 74 more words

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AP FACT CHECK: Answers to Trump's Tweets on Russia Probe

By its nature, the special counsel investigation of Russian activities in the U.S. election is casting a wide net in its search for malfeasance. At the same time, it’s not a leaky enterprise — little is coming to light except what the prosec…. 76 more words

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Trump Pledges Action on School Safety, Gun Violence

Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America’s school children from the scourge of gun violence. 75 more words

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