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House votes to condemn Trump's transgender military ban

Mar. 28, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House delivered a rebuke to President Donald Trump on Thursday by voting to condemn his administration's move to restrict transgender men and women from military service. A non-binding resolution opposing Trump's transgender ban passed 238-185. Every Democrat supported the resolution,...

Trump border emergency survives as House veto override fails

Mar. 26, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House failed Tuesday to override President Donald Trump's first veto, salvaging his effort to steer billions of extra dollars to erecting border barriers and delivering a victory to the White House in a constitutional and political clash that's raged for months....

Key senator urges White House to fill top Pentagon post

Mar. 26, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is coming under increasing pressure to nominate someone to lead the Pentagon, nearly three months after President Donald Trump's first secretary of defense, Jim Mattis, resigned in a policy dispute. Patrick Shanahan, who has been the acting secretary since Mattis...

Lawmakers denounce plan to divert military money for wall

Mar. 26, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers on Tuesday denounced Defense Department plans to use military funds to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall, telling Pentagon leaders the "unbelievably irresponsible" maneuver will threaten the agency's future ability to shift money around when needed. Both...