2 federal judges find new Trump travel ban discriminatory

The rulings in Hawaii and Maryland were victories for civil liberties groups and advocates for immigrants and refugees, who argued that a temporary ban on travel from six predominantly Muslim countries violated the First Amendment.

Health bill short of votes, GOP leaders look to Trump

The bill would eliminate the tax penalty that pressures people to buy coverage and the federal subsidies that let millions afford it, replacing them with tax credits that are bigger for older people.

Trump budget slashes agency money to boost defense spending

President Donald Trump is unveiling a $1.15 trillion budget, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes a dozen departments to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Federal judge in Hawaii puts Trump travel ban on hold

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson also said Hawaii would suffer financially if the executive order blocked the flow of students and tourists to the state, and he concluded that Hawaii was likely to succeed on a claim that the ban violates First Amendment protections against religious discrimination.

US applications for New Zealand citizenship jump 70 percent

In the two days after the U.S. election in November, the number of Americans who visited New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs website to find out about citizenship was up more than tenfold from the same two weekdays a month earlier.