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Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner…

President Donald Trump says he won't be attending the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner this spring

Trump still has to fill nearly 2,000 vacancies

Nearly 2,000 appointed positions in the administration of President Donald Trump remain vacant, leaving many agencies with large staffing gaps waiting to be filled, according to data reviewed by CNN. Professor David B. Cohen discusses how this hinders governing.

A 'Watters' World' CPAC roundup

Jesse Watters has the scoop from inside the conservative gathering

Leaked Government Document Seems To Be At Odds…

A leaked draft report from the Department of Homeland Security says citizenship is unlikely to be a reliable indication of a terror threat.

Legalized Marijuana Industry Expected To Create…

The legalized marijuana industry is growing more than pot. Analysts say it could create over a quarter of a million jobs while other industries decline.

Republican Lawmakers Push For Harsher Penalties…

Most proposed laws ramp up penalties for blocking traffic, but others go a lot further.

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Liberal activists, new DNC chief face a Trump-era…

Democrats have turned to a former Obama Cabinet secretary, Tom Perez, as party leader in the Donald Trump era, a move not wholly embraced by liberal activists

Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend…

U.S. immigration authorities have barred entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award

Freshly Elected DNC Chair Holds First Press…

Newly-elected DNC chairman Tom Perez and Deputy chairman Rep. Keith Ellison answer questions from reporters following the Democratic National Committee election.

Jesse Watters talks to Trump's inner circle at…

Republican Party's biggest faces speak out on 'Watters' World'

Homeland Security Is Almost Ready For Border Wall…

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it's almost ready to accept "prototype wall structure" designs for Trump's project at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The US Deports People In 2 Main Ways. The…

Under former President Barack Obama, total deportations from the U.S. were down, but the harshest type of deportation was up.

Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

U.S. officials say the Pentagon wants to expand the military's ability to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia

Minnesota Somali group: Rejecting federal grant…

Leaders of a Minnesota nonprofit that works to help Somali youth knew the stakes were high when they rejected $500,000 in federal funds this month

Trump: I won't attend correspondents' dinner

President Trump tweeted that he will not be attending this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner. CNN's Athena Jones has more.

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Eric Shawn reports: The Russia-U.S. election…

Rep. Darrell Issa calls for a special prosecutor to investigate

The New Democratic Party Chair Has A Tall Task…

It starts with harnessing the grassroots opposition to President Trump.

Trump White House Selectively Bars News Outlets…

Press secretary Sean Spicer decided to hold an off-camera "gaggle" but only invited some outlets.

GOP congressman: Special prosecutor needed for…

A Republican congressman has called for a special prosecutor to investigate whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and was in touch with President Donald Trump's team during the campaign

Pre-existing conditions complicate health care…

As Republicans try to replace the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing health conditions

DNC chair says he confuses Trump and Putin

Newly-elected DNC chairman Tom Perez mistakenly calls President Trump "Putin" when referring to the reports of Russian meddling in the US election, joking that he confuses the two "because they're so similiar."

Trump tweets that he will not attend…

Kristin Fisher reports from the White House

Legal Weed's Popularity Could Be Obstacle For…

Support is at an all-time high (and growing).

Did The White House Ask The FBI To Dispute Media…

Reince Priebus reportedly asked the FBI to denounce claims that members of President Trump's team had contact with Russia.

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Trump spending an evening away from the White House

President Donald Trump is spending an evening out in his new neighborhood

Foster, Fox call for unity at rally for…

While most celebrities are gearing up for Oscar events, Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox and Keegan Michael Key were among those who spoke at a rally in support of immigrant rights

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt speaks at CPAC

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt talks about the future of US environmental policy during the 2017 CPAC gathering in Maryland.