UNDATED (AP) — Donald Trump says the decision by a federal judge in Hawaii today to halt what the president is calling a "watered-down version" of his travel ban "unprecedented judicial overreach" and "makes us look weak." Trump told supporters at a campaign-style rally in Nashville, Tennessee, tonight that he's going to fight the decision and take it all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary. And he promised them "We're going to win."
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is touting the embattled House Republican health care plan, telling his supporters that "the House legislation does so much for you." But he's making clear that he's open to debate and negotiation. Trump told supporters at a campaign-style rally in Nashville, Tennessee, tonight that "we're going to all get together, we're going to get something done."
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a new national intelligence director. The Senate confirmed former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats today by a vote of 85-12. Coats replaces James Clapper. As the Trump administration's top intelligence official, Coats will oversee 16 other intelligence agencies that have been harshly criticized at times by Trump for past failures and their assessment that the Kremlin interfered in the election to help him win.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will hike its key short-term rate. It's the third increase since December 2015 and a show of confidence that the economy is stable. By a 9 to 1 vote, Fed officials raised the federal funds rate 0.25 percentage points to a range of 0.75 to 1 percent. The Fed also forecast three hikes in 2018, the same as they projected three months earlier, and between three and four increases 2019.
SUSANVILLE, Calif. (AP) —Authorities say six prison guards and one inmate were injured in a riot at California Correctional Center in Susanville. State prison officials say an inmate attacked an officer in the dining hall today and about 30 other prisoners rushed to the scene and began punching and kicking the officers and hurled food trays or broke them over the heads of staff. Physical force, pepper spray and non-lethal projectiles were used to quell the riot.