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Homeland Security chief says Congress should “shut up and support” Trump efforts to slow illegal immigration

12:13 pm Apr. 18, 2017

After almost three months of stepped up enforcement under President Donald Trump, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Tuesday that new efforts to stem the flow of illegal immigration into the United States are quickly paying off, as he said lawmakers in Congress who don’t like the enforcement changes by the Trump Administration should change the laws, or “shut up.”

“If lawmakers do not the laws that we enforce, that we

In echo of Obama, Trump furthers his agenda by executive actions

10:12 pm Apr. 17, 2017

As President Donald Trump signs a new executive order on Tuesday to spur both the hiring of American workers and the purchase of American products by the federal government, those type of executive actions represent most of the progress made on his agenda in his first three months in office, as the Congress remains grounded on health care, tax reform and other legislative priorities.

While Republicans growled about President Barack Obama

Waiting on the details of a Trump tax reform plan

3:02 pm Apr. 15, 2017

As I was finishing my taxes this weekend, the complexity of that work was again on display as the tax deadline was approaching, a fresh reminder that politicians of both parties have long talked about

Trump keeps Export-Import Bank, but chooses fierce critic to run it

10:11 pm Apr. 14, 2017

A few days after backing off on his campaign pledge to get rid of the Export-Import Bank, President Donald Trump on Friday sent mixed signals about the future of the agency, by nominating a former GOP Congressman to run the bank’s operations, who has said it engages in corporate welfare.

Former Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), who lost his 2016 bid for re-election, would be the new President of the Export-Import Bank,

Trump infrastructure plan remains on the drawing board

4:00 am Apr. 11, 2017

One of the ideas to spur new economic growth that President Donald Trump has talked about repeatedly is his idea of forging a $1 trillion infrastructure package to build new roads, bridges, sewer systems and more around the country – but the White House so far has not produced any details of such a plan, and Republicans in the Congress don’t have anything on the table yet, either.

The President will