During a hurricane briefing in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, President Donald Trump decided to make a joke about the cost of hurricane recovery and it didn't go over well: "I hate to tell you Puerto Rico, but you have thrown our budget a little out of whack."
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Senator John McCain jabbed Monday night at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics, saying at his National Constitution Center Liberty Medal ceremony in Philadelphia that abandoning America's role as an international leader is "unpatriotic". The six-term Republican senator from Arizona made the remarks after receiving the award for a lifetime of service and sacrifice to the country.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to provide what he calls "Obamacare relief" for millions of Americans. He says the action provides more competition, more choices and lower premiums. Trump said he still wants Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act.
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he signed a new executive order to help the United States target people, companies and banks financing and facilitating trade with North Korea. He made the comments at a working lunch with the Prime Minister of Japan and the President of South Korea. Trump also said that China has ordered all its banks to stop all business with North Korea.
DACA supporters gather at the Statehouse steps in Boise Sept. 9, 2017 to decry the Trump administration's announcement to end the program. Referred to as "dreamers," children who immigrated to the United States with undocumented parents, were able to attain drivers licenses, gain employment and attend college.
Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) gather at the Statehouse steps in Boise Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 to decry the Trump administration's recent announcement to rescind the program. Referred to as "dreamers," children who immigrated to the United States with undocumented parents were able to attain drivers licenses, gain employment and attend college with the DACA program.
Yuni Rueda, 19, a graduate of Wilder High School, has a full-ride scholarship to Western Oregon University with plans to be a registered nurse someday. At age 1, her family moved to Idaho from Mexico and she later enrolled in the DACA program. She is not a citizen, but Idaho is all she knows.
With military honors including taps, a three-volley salute and a missing-man flyover by the Idaho National Guard, four-time Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus was interred in Boise's historic Pioneer Cemetery. The Andrus family gathered for the private ceremony for final farewells to their father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather.
A celebration of life service for former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus took place in Boise State University on Thursday afternoon. Daughter Tracy Andrus, Rep. Mike Simpson and Marc C. Johnson share stories about Andrus as father, governor, and friend.
A procession for former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus arrives at the Capitol Building Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 in Boise. An honor guard moved the casket inside where his body would lie in state under the Statehouse rotunda. Gov. Andrus also served as secretary of Interior in the Carter administration.
Former Gov. Cecil Andrus died Aug. 24, 2017, at age 85. His casket arrived at the Capitol at noon Wednesday, Aug. 30, where it will remain until noon Thursday. Gov. Butch Otter and other speakers paid respect to Andrus.
Why is everyone always talking about 'campaign finance?’ Do political donations actually matter? Washington bureau political editor Steven "Buzz" Thomma and political correspondent David Lightman explain in this 2015 video why those donations might go further in Congress and why citizens don't know where all the money comes from.