In Farewell, Ryan Sees Solutions if ‘Politics Will Allow It’

By ALAN FRAM ,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan is bemoaning America’s “broken politics” in a farewell speech in which he calls Washington’s failure to overhaul costly federal benefit programs “our greatest unfinished business.” “Our complex problems are solvable,” Ryan says in excerpts of remarks he plans to deliver Wednesday at…

Judge Delays Flynn Sentencing, ‘Not Hiding Disgust’ At Crime

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, declaring himself disgusted and disdainful of Flynn’s crime of lying to the FBI and raising the unexpected prospect of sending the retired Army lieutenant general…

Trump Says Interior Secretary Zinke Leaving Administration

By JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (ZIN’-kee), who’s facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year’s end. Trump tweets that Zinke “accomplished much during his tenure” and that a replacement would be announced…