McClatchy and the Centre Daily Times gathered more than 75 students from Penn State University and Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology last week to discuss their views of political and government. Students routinely said they had little trust -- or use for -- government or the political process. Here, 25 students also share how their views differ from their parents.
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 Trump held a joint press conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Oct. 16. He covered an array of topics including commenting on the soldier deaths in Niger for the first time and discussing his relationship with Congress.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly made his first public appearance in front of the press during Thursday’s briefing. Kelly emphasized that he’s not frustrated with this job and that he not planning on quitting. “I was brought to this job to control anything but the flow of information to our president,” he said.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to provide what he calls "Obamacare relief" for millions of Americans. He praised Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for his support during the announcement: "And I can say, when you get Rand Paul on your side, it has to be positive," stated Trump. Rand Paul had refused last month to vote for a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to provide what he calls "Obamacare relief" for millions of Americans. He says the action people more competition, more choices and lower premiums. Trump said he still wants Congress repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act.
Massive wildfires continue to sweep through Northern California's wine region, forcing emergency evacuations and destroying more than 2,000 buildings. The fires began Sunday evening, though the initial cause is under investigation.
President Trump met survivors and first responders of the Las Vegas mass shooting on Wednesday. He gave remarks praising the bravery of law enforcement and honoring survivors and those who lost their lives on that tragic day.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a press conference on October 4 addressing a story that said he called President Donald Trump a moron and that he was considering resigning. He called the report "petty."
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."
Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith appeared before a House committee on Tuesday to testify about the data breach that has now impacted Americans. He apologized for the company's mistakes and talked about how its taking steps to prevent the same issue from happening again.
When pressed about President Trump’s stance on gun laws a day after the deadly Las Vegas shooting during a press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “It would be premature for us to talk policy when we don’t know all the facts or what took place.”
President Donald Trump addressed the nation on Monday, a day after 50 people were killed and 400 were injured when a gunman opened fire on a Las Vegas concert. He praised the speed of Las Vegas police and other first responders who responded to the scene and assured those who were now mourning friends and family "we are here for you."