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  • The Latest: Supreme Court considering census question case

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census (all times local): 11 a.m. Conservative Supreme Court justices said little as a Trump administration lawyer defended the ...

  • Court to hear arguments over citizenship question on census

    9 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, a question that could affect how many seats states have in the House of Representatives and ...

  • AP FACT CHECK: Mueller interviewed plenty close to president

    19 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is falsely suggesting that the people "closest" to him weren't called to testify before special counsel Robert Mueller and his team because investigators didn't want to hear the "good things" those people would want ...

  • House Judiciary chairman subpoenas former White House counsel Don McGahn in wake of Mueller findings

    19 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary chairman subpoenas former White House counsel Don McGahn in wake of Mueller findings.

  • Democrats criticize GOP state rep for chats about spying

    20 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and other state Democrats are criticizing a conservative state representative for appearing to support spying on political opponents. The Guardian newspaper reported Saturday it had obtained the contents of chats involving Republican ...

  • Top court skeptical of paper's argument over food stamp data

    22 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday seemed inclined to rule against a South Dakota newspaper seeking data about the government's food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. The high court was hearing arguments in a case originally ...

  • Trump kicks off annual White House Easter Egg Roll

    23 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump kicked off the annual Easter Egg Roll Monday — the White House's biggest social event of the year. "I want to wish everybody a very happy Easter," Trump said, addressing the crowd from the ...

  • Trump 'not even a little bit' worried about impeachment

    1 day ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that "nobody" disobeys his orders, a reference to the Mueller report, which paints a deeply unflattering picture of his presidency. Trump made the comments Monday during the annual Easter Egg roll when asked ...

  • Authorities probe preschool accused of overlooking sex abuse

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney general of Washington, D.C., and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education are investigating a preschool accused of ignoring signs that a teacher was sexually abusing children. The Washington Post reported Friday that both ...

  • Nadler: Evidence against Trump impeachable if proven

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee chairman says the evidence of obstruction by President Donald Trump detailed in the special counsel's report is impeachable if proven. Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York chairs the House committee that would hold ...

  • Accuracy at core of Supreme Court case over census question

    2 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan's father was 3 years old when the census taker came to the family's apartment on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York, on April 10, 1930. Robert Kagan was initially wrongly listed as an "alien," ...

  • As Russia probe began, Trump called on spy chiefs for help

    2 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed, President Donald Trump called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency at the time, that news stories ...

  • New evidence gets mistrial in Montana senator's nephew death

    2 days, 14 hours ago

    (AP) SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The discovery of new evidence prompted a judge to declare a mistrial in the prosecution of a Spokane man charged with killing the nephew of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana in a sword attack, a ...

  • Ex-Marine arrested in North Korea embassy attack in Madrid

    2 days, 15 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A man suspected of involvement in a mysterious dissident group's February raid on North Korea's Embassy in Madrid has been arrested in Los Angeles by U.S. authorities. A person familiar with the matter tells the Associated Press ...

  • Trump's legal team breathes a sigh, takes a victory lap

    2 days, 18 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable. But President Donald Trump's legal team, through a combination of bluster, legal precedent and shifting tactics, managed to protect ...

  • Trump brushes off Romney's criticism, points to loss in 2012

    2 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitt Romney says he's "sickened" by the dishonesty the Russia investigation found in the Trump White House, but the president fires back that Romney should have put the same energy into running for president in 2012 ...

  • The Latest: Democrats increase pressure for Mueller report

    3 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional reaction to special counsel Robert Mueller's report (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The Justice Department says the subpoena issued by House Democrats for the full special counsel report is unnecessary. Justice Department spokesperson ...

  • Sanders goes on offensive defending credibility after report

    3 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tried to do damage control on her credibility Friday, insisting that she hadn't intentionally misled the American public about FBI Director James Comey's firing despite telling the special counsel that her ...

  • A few things you might have missed from the Mueller report

    3 days, 18 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's report focuses on the seminal questions of whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians and whether the president sought to illegally obstruct the investigation. But tucked into the 448-page document are ...

  • North Korea nuclear impasse looms over US-Japan talks

    4 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Stalled negotiations over dismantling North Korea's nuclear program loomed over high-level talks between the U.S. and Japan on Friday. Just a day after North Korea called for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to be removed as President ...

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