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Week 13 of ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests in France

PARIS — In the 13th straight weekend of “Yellow Vest” demonstrations in France, protesters showed no sign of letting up pressure on the government and did not appear appeased by concessions by President Emmanuel Macron. There [...]

Louisiana’s Mardi Gras parties move to Washington this week

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana’s Carnival celebrations are moving north this week, for the political party known as Washington Mardi Gras. Gov. John Bel Edwards, state lawmakers, other elected and appointed officials, lobbyists and [...]

White House won’t release Trump’s 2020 budget blueprint next week

The White House is going to miss the statutory deadline for the president to submit his annual budget proposal to Congress, as federal agencies grind back into gear following the longest-ever federal government shutdown. The White House will [...]

Week 87: Did BuzzFeed Drop a Bombshell or Just Bomb?

*/ ]]> Knocked out just last week by the informed speculation that Donald Trump might be a Russian spy or a dupe, Russia-scandal watchers received another cranial blow this week. In a story that caused everybody who quoted it to preface [...]

‘Theater of the absurd’: How the shutdown’s bleakest week unfolded for Trump

Some people close to President Trump worried that he appeared more concerned with scoring political points than reopening the government. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Government Shutdown A week that opened with a fast food buffet at [...]

Trump digs in on border wall as shutdown enters third week

President Donald Trump tweeted that his border wall proposal is “something which everyone, other than drug dealers, human traffickers and criminals, want very badly!” | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on [...]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s super-talkative, fact-busting week

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump held forth on all manner of things this past week as he emerged from a “lonely” spell over the holidays. He opined for more than 90 minutes to the press, at the top of a Cabinet meeting, on [...]

Paris Is Fortified as 5th Week of ‘Yellow Vests’ Protests Bring Scuffles and Tear Gas

PARIS — Boarded-up shops. Empty cafes. Closed museums. And, for the most part, two main colors: the bright yellow vests of protesters and the black gear of riot police. For the fifth straight weekend, France was confronted by a determined [...]

France’s ‘Yellow Vests’ Double Down in Third Week of Protests

PARIS — For a third weekend, French riot police clashed with “yellow vest” protesters in the heart of Paris, posing one of the largest and most sustained challenges Emmanuel Macron has faced in his 18-month-old presidency. The [...]

Pentagon sending 5,200 troops to border week before midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon said it’s sending 5,200 troops to the Southwest border in an extraordinary military operation ordered up just a week before midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has put a sharp focus on Central [...]