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  • Trump presents his report card, passes with flying colors

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) PALM BEACH, Fla.— President Donald Trump has a Thanksgiving Day message for the nation: Look at all I've done. Trump is telling followers in an early-morning holiday tweet that, "your Country is starting to do really well." He says: Jobs ...

  • Trump era sparks new debate about nuclear war authority

    5 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — It's hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday — the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war. No detail seems to have been overlooked. There's even a designated "safe escape" door at ...

  • Secret Service apprehends attempted White House fence jumper

    5 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON— The U.S. Secret Service says an individual has been taken into custody after attempting to jump a security barrier on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House. President Donald Trump was inside the White House during the Sunday ...

  • Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal

    6 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by ...

  • Thurgood Marshall movie faithful to the facts, and the man

    26 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's widow, Cecilia, has seen two showings of the new movie "Marshall" about her late husband. She liked it, but had one observation about actor Chadwick Boseman, who plays the civil rights pioneer and ...

  • White House: Puerto Rico power contract a local issue

    27 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — The Trump administration scrambled Friday to distance itself from the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown. The White House ...

  • Pentagon chief says North Korea engages in 'outlaw' behavior

    27 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea — The threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday, accusing the North of illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programs and pledging to repel any strike. In ...

  • Trump plans to help pay aides' legal costs for Russia probes

    1 month, 3 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign aides related to the investigations into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election, ...

  • Trump's blow to 'Obamacare' jolts health consumers, politics

    1 month, 12 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America's health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed civil ...

  • GOP's Collins not running for governor in Maine, will stay in Senate

    1 month, 12 days ago

    (AP) ROCKPORT, Maine — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced Friday that she was staying out of the governor's race because she believed she could do more good for Maine by staying in Washington. "I am a congenital optimist. I continue ...

  • Corker's free agent status should make Trump, GOP nervous

    1 month, 17 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Sen. Bob Corker is always one to speak his mind, and the Tennessee Republican's new free agent status should make President Donald Trump and the party even more nervous. The two-term lawmaker isn't seeking re-election. That gives him ...

  • Iran Guard chief warns US against imposing new sanctions

    1 month, 17 days ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran — The chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Sunday the U.S. should move its military bases farther from Iran's borders if it imposes new sanctions against Tehran, the official IRNA news reported. The Sunday report quotes Gen. ...

  • Trump reaches out to Democrats in bid for 'great' health law

    1 month, 18 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON— Trying to revive health care talks, President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that he had spoken to the Senate's Democratic leader to gauge whether the minority party was interested in helping pass "great" health legislation. The answer back: Democrats are ...

  • Losses at Trump's Scottish resorts doubled last year

    1 month, 18 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — A financial report filed with the British government shows Donald Trump is losing millions for a third year in a row on a couple of his biggest investments: his Scottish golf resorts. A report from Britain's Companies ...

  • Supreme Court conservatives on rise as term begins

    1 month, 24 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Disputes over a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and partisan electoral maps top the Supreme Court's agenda in the first full term of the Trump presidency. Conservatives will look for a boost from the newest justice, Neil ...

  • Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor who begged for more help

    1 month, 25 days ago

    (AP) BRANCHBURG, N.J. — President Donald Trump on Saturday lashed out at the mayor of San Juan and other officials in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, contemptuous of their claims of a laggard U.S. response to the natural disaster that has imperiled the ...

  • Four U.S. monuments to be scaled back hold artifacts, key habitat

    2 months, 6 days ago

    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to shrink four sprawling national monuments in the U.S. West jeopardizes protections for ancient cliff dwellings, scenic canyons and habitat for endangered fish and threatened Mojave desert tortoises. The recommendations, revealed ...

  • Iran says it warned off US ship, Navy denies it

    2 months, 15 days ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran says it warned off a U.S. Navy warship during a rescue of a boat in the Gulf of Oman, while American officials say there was no direct contact. The U.S. Navy said Sunday the ...

  • Mnuchin: Congress needs to tie Harvey aid to debt limit bill

    2 months, 21 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Congress needs to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Harvey with a contentious increase in the nation's borrowing limit, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says, arguing it is needed to ensure storm victims in Texas get the ...

  • Trump vows to 'dramatically reduce income taxes'

    2 months, 21 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is calling the U.S. tax code "self-destructive" and says he'll work with Congress on a plan to simplify it and "dramatically" reduce income taxes for Americans. In a Labor Day op-ed submitted to the Milwaukee ...

  • Frustration mounts over premiums for individual health plans

    2 months, 22 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are bracing for another year of double-digit premium increases, and their frustration is boiling over. Some are expecting premiums ...

  • Virginia contest a referendum and bellwether in age of Trump

    2 months, 22 days ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. — For the two mild-manned moderates vying to be the next governor of Virginia, running for office in the Trump era makes for some awkward looks. Republican Ed Gillespie, a polished Washington insider who has long advocated that ...

  • For Trump, chance to return with empathy for Harvey victims

    2 months, 23 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump brought plenty of optimism and swagger to Texas on his first visit to survey Harvey's devastation. He's getting a chance to return with empathy. At stops in Houston and Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Saturday, the ...

  • Harvey changes the equation as do-little Congress returns

    2 months, 23 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Harvey has scrambled the equation for Congress as lawmakers get ready to return to Washington on Tuesday after a five-week summer recess. A daunting workload awaits, including funding the government by month's end and increasing the federal borrowing ...

  • McCain critical of president's pardon of Arpaio

    3 months ago

    (AP) PHOENIX — The Latest on President Donald Trump pardoning former Phoenix metro sheriff Joe Arpaio (all times local): 7:55 p.m. U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona is voicing his displeasure at President Donald Trump's pardon of the former Phoenix metro ...

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