GOP says it can pass short-term spending without Democrats

Democrats have threatened to oppose the temporary spending bill if there wasn’t a bipartisan deal on a $1 trillion measure financing the government through September. Final agreement on some loose ends in that massive measure has remained elusive.

US economy likely slowed last quarter, but rebound expected

A variety of factors are cited for the expected slowdown, ranging from warmer-than-usual weather that held back utility production to an IRS delay in distributing tax refunds, which possibly dampened consumer spending at the start of 2017.

Arkansas executes killer for 4th lethal injection in 8 days

An Associated Press reporter who witnessed the execution said Williams lurched and convulsed several times during the execution.

Trump says US won’t leave NAFTA, for now

President Donald Trump said he has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, but could still withdraw if he concludes a renegotiated pact is not “a fair deal for all.”