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Trump admin backs off pledge of immediate immigration change

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  • Trump admin backs off pledge of immediate immigration change
    Trump admin backs off pledge of immediate immigration change

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will focus immigration enforcement efforts first on criminal immigrants in the country illegally, his administration said on Monday, offering hope to more than three-quarters of a million young immigrants protected from deportation under the Obama administraion.

  • Trump moves to pull US out of Pacific-Rim trade deal
    Trump moves to pull US out of Pacific-Rim trade deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama's legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week in office.

  • 2 GOP senators would let states keep Obama health law
    2 GOP senators would let states keep Obama health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators said Monday that they'll propose legislation that lets states keep former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul or opt for a new program providing trimmed-down coverage.

  • Senate to vote on CIA director
    Senate to vote on CIA director

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is on track to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to run the CIA and is expected to vote on his nomination Monday evening.

  • Why Trump will find it hard to make American economy greater
    Why Trump will find it hard to make American economy greater

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's economic plans are nothing if not ambitious: Annual growth of 4 percent — or more. A diminished trade gap. The creation of 25 million jobs over 10 years, including the return of good-paying factory positions.

  • Democrats will try to delay vote on attorney general
    Democrats will try to delay vote on attorney general

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to request a delay in the confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, a move that will push the panel's vote back to Jan. 31.

  • Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel Obama health law
    Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel Obama health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel the Obama health care law, but some of those actions would create disruptions that undermine his administration's early promises. Other less sweeping steps could open the way for big changes, but might not get as much notie.

  • Tillerson heading for confirmation as secretary of state
    Tillerson heading for confirmation as secretary of state

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state headed for approval in a key Senate committee Monday after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced his support, backing off from a challenge to the new president.

  • US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama's last hours

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority.

  • Supreme Court rejects Texas appeal over voter ID law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Texas in its effort to restore its strict voter identification law.

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