Donald Trump

Leahy joins call for special prosecutor in Russia-Trump probe

The senator invoked Watergate in noting that the deputy attorney general nominee “will be in charge of an active criminal investigation into a sitting president’s campaign and administration.”

More Syrian refugee families cleared to resettle in Rutland

Seven families have been cleared to arrive by the end of September, although President Trump’s actions create some uncertainty. The city is also looking at how many refugees to take next year.

Deb Sherrer: Wrong number at the White House

I went to the internet brain trust, Google, to look up how citizens can communicate direct feedback to the president and administration at the White House.

Margolis: Good score on the midterm, but more tests to come

The governor and House speaker are both taking credit for a budget that doesn’t raise taxes. But part of the reason is Democrats’ fear of Donald Trump and his anticipated funding cuts.

Vermont cartoonists offer graphic take on world today

The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center’s “Seriously Funny” exhibit features works by The New Yorker’s Edward Koren curated by nationally syndicated peer Jeff Danziger.

Walt Amses: Tomahawk diplomacy

Last week’s attack on a Syrian airfield sent the clear message that 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles are worth a thousand words of dissembling from Donald Trump to distract from alleged collusion between his campaign and Russia to swing the election.

Bob Stannard: Which way did he go, George?

The massive fighting vessel USS Carl Vinson sailed for days … in the wrong direction.

Newport, Derby residents bring Welch wish list

Infrastructure, ‘hole’ in the ground top priorities for federal support.

On filing deadline day, Welch talks tax reform, Trump’s returns

“We do need tax reform, but part of the tax reform is that you shouldn’t be able to avoid taxes by legal loopholes,” Welch said in reference to the president’s taxes.

Deb Markowitz: Holding out hope on climate change

Despite the setbacks of the past few weeks, we can still stay on track to reduce climate pollution.

Fate of Vermont agriculture in Washington weighs heavy

Farmers and members of the congressional delegation look to limit the damage when it comes to immigrant labor, federal grant funding, dairy price protections and more.

Haviland Smith: America’s inconsistent foreign policy

It would appear that the president has little understanding of, or is persuaded to overlook, the critically important realities in the Middle East.

Advocates predict rural arts decline if federal funding lost

Programs that are at risk help states like Vermont cultivate an arts scene that would otherwise be limited to major cities, said one arts promoter who joined Rep. Peter Welch to discuss the issue.

Vermont ACLU sues border agency over secrecy on travel ban

The state chapter joined others in New England to demand documents that might shed light on the treatment of travelers under President Trump’s executive orders.