National Politics

Trump's post-Orlando counterterrorism proposals not yet reality

The day after the Pulse nightclub in Orlando became the site of the deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11, then-candidate Donald Trump reiterated his plans to cut off Syrian refugees from the US, produced the latest iteration of his Muslim ban and previewed his calls for extreme vetting of visitors from Muslim-majority countries.

Obamacare enrollment slides to 10.3 million

Some 10.3 million people actually enrolled in Obamacare, as of mid-March, Trump administration officials said Monday. That's down from the 12.2 million who signed up for coverage when open enrollment ended on January 31.

Melania Trump settles in and looks forward

President Donald Trump stepped off Marine One Sunday, followed by son, Barron, and wife, Melania. The couple held hands as they walked across the White House's South Lawn on the warm June evening, the President waving to cameras assembled before guiding his wife into the private residence.

Everything you need to know about Puerto Rico's possible statehood

Could Puerto Rico become the 51st US state? That's the question of the day after Puerto Ricans voted overwhelmingly for statehood during a nonbinding weekend referendum. There are a few catches, though: Only 23% of eligible citizens voted, and, well, there's plenty of red tape on the way to becoming a state. Here are the basics:

Cuba to Trump: We are ready to deal

The Cuban government is signaling it is willing to enter into detailed negotiations with the Trump administration as the White House prepares to announce an expected rollback of former President Barack Obama's normalization of relations with the island.

How Rep. Herrera Beutler saved her baby

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