AP POLITICS

Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

32 min 17 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared "victory" for getting changes that benefited them in the tax overhaul. 2018-02-21T19:41:00-05:00 2018-02-22T00:41:38-05:00

For decades Graham offered counsel and comfort to presidents

47 min 15 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in — and deeply hurt by — Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance for George H.W. Bush on the eve of war. The spark that finally turned George W. Bush toward sobriety. 2018-02-21T20:10:00-05:00 2018-02-22T01:10:46-05:00

Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

1 hour 17 sec ago
In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, President Donald Trump says that if one of the victims, a football coach, had been armed "he would have shot and that would have been the end of it." 2018-02-21T19:42:00-05:00 2018-02-22T00:42:51-05:00

Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

1 hour 16 min ago
In the aftermath of the latest mass school shooting, President Donald Trump has raised the idea of arming teachers. 2018-02-21T19:40:00-05:00 2018-02-22T00:40:18-05:00

Foreign leaders seek fresh ties with US governors, mayors

1 hour 16 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign leaders are looking to cultivate stronger ties with U.S. governors and mayors, an interest that will be on display at this weekend's meeting of the National Governors Association. 2018-02-21T19:37:00-05:00 2018-02-22T00:37:59-05:00

Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

1 hour 16 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special interests are holding meetings at properties owned by President Donald Trump, putting money in his pockets as they seek to influence his administration. 2018-02-21T19:36:00-05:00 2018-02-22T00:36:34-05:00

For decades Graham offered counsel and comfort to presidents

1 hour 27 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in — and deeply hurt by — Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance for George H.W. Bush on the eve of war. The spark that finally turned George W. Bush toward sobriety. 2018-02-21T19:17:00-05:00 2018-02-22T00:17:12-05:00

Trump pledges action on school safety, gun violence

1 hour 44 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers. 2018-02-21T19:11:00-05:00 2018-02-22T00:11:16-05:00

Beyond 'Obamacare': New liberal plan on health care overhaul

3 hours 33 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. 2018-02-21T17:08:00-05:00 2018-02-21T22:08:58-05:00

Billy Graham gave more than prayer to presidents

3 hours 33 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in — and deeply hurt by — Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance for George H.W. Bush on the eve of war. The spark that finally turned George W. Bush toward sobriety. 2018-02-21T16:35:00-05:00 2018-02-21T21:35:24-05:00

The Latest: Billy Graham gave more than prayer to presidents

4 hours 16 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Billy Graham's relationship with the presidents (all times local): 2018-02-21T16:33:00-05:00 2018-02-21T21:33:54-05:00

Beyond 'Obamacare': New liberal plan on health care overhaul

4 hours 44 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. 2018-02-21T16:03:00-05:00 2018-02-21T21:03:47-05:00

Billy Graham gave more than prayer to presidents

4 hours 56 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in — and deeply hurt by — Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance for George H.W. Bush on the eve of war. The spark that finally turned George W. Bush toward sobriety. 2018-02-21T15:50:00-05:00 2018-02-21T20:50:20-05:00

School shooting victims plead with Trump for action

5 hours 9 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — With searing anger, raw emotion and heartfelt pleas, parents, students and others impacted by school shootings implored President Donald Trump to take action at the White House Wednesday. 2018-02-21T15:39:00-05:00 2018-02-21T20:39:27-05:00

California lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct apologizes

5 hours 50 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state senator accused of sexual misconduct apologized Wednesday to anyone who felt uncomfortable because of his behavior but flatly denied two of the more serious allegations, one involving a 19-year-old female intern, a day before his fellow senators could decide his punishment. 2018-02-21T15:03:00-05:00 2018-02-21T20:03:15-05:00

'Fix it!' Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents

6 hours 4 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers. 2018-02-21T14:47:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:47:18-05:00

Palestinian envoy pushes forward, estranged from White House

6 hours 19 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few miles down the road from Israel's gated embassy, the Palestinian envoy to Washington sits in his office wrestling with a unique diplomatic dilemma: how to advance his people's cause when relations with the United States are so distant that he hasn't even spoken to the White House in months. 2018-02-21T14:36:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:36:25-05:00

'Fix it!' Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents

6 hours 19 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers. 2018-02-21T14:13:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:13:05-05:00

The Latest: Republicans ask court to block congressional map

6 hours 32 min ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Republican efforts to stop new a congressional map in Pennsylvania (all times local): 2018-02-21T14:24:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:24:13-05:00

Palestinian envoy estranged from White House, still working

6 hours 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few miles down the road from Israel's gated embassy, the Palestinian envoy to Washington sits in his office wrestling with a unique diplomatic dilemma: how to advance his people's cause when relations with the United States are so distant that he hasn't even spoken to the White House in months. 2018-02-21T14:04:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:04:18-05:00

The Latest: House seeks records of EPA chief's travel

7 hours 1 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a congressional request for travel records of Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt (all times local): 2018-02-21T13:48:00-05:00 2018-02-21T18:48:20-05:00

Do something! Trump hears emotional students, parents

7 hours 13 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers. 2018-02-21T13:38:00-05:00 2018-02-21T18:38:35-05:00

House panel seeks info on EPA chief's first-class flights

7 hours 43 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. 2018-02-21T13:07:00-05:00 2018-02-21T18:07:27-05:00

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's running commentary on Russia probe

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — By its nature, the special counsel investigation of Russian activities in the U.S. election is casting a wide net in its search for malfeasance. At the same time, it's not a leaky enterprise — little is coming to light except what the prosecutor, Robert Mueller wants out. 2018-02-21T12:43:00-05:00 2018-02-21T17:43:27-05:00

Do something! Trump hears emotional students, parents

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen safety, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect American school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently as raw emotions reverberated at the White House. 2018-02-21T12:27:00-05:00 2018-02-21T17:27:03-05:00

Trump hears wrenching tales at school violence meeting

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect American school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump sat rapt and motionless, listening intently as raw emotions reverberated at the White House. 2018-02-21T11:58:00-05:00 2018-02-21T16:58:09-05:00

Trump hosts students, parents affected by school shootings

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — Columbine. Newtown. And now, Parkland. 2018-02-21T11:19:00-05:00 2018-02-21T16:19:28-05:00

Mueller files new charges in Manafort case

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — Court records indicate at least one new charge has been filed under seal in the case against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman. 2018-02-21T09:39:00-05:00 2018-02-21T14:39:42-05:00

Trump says more must be done to protect children

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was to hear in person Wednesday from students at the Florida high school that was struck by last week's shooting as he tries to show he is serious about tackling gun violence. 2018-02-21T09:21:00-05:00 2018-02-21T14:21:51-05:00

Trump says more must be done to protect children

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump waited to hear in person from students at the Florida high school trying to regroup after last week's shooting as he tries to show he is serious about tackling gun violence. 2018-02-21T08:52:00-05:00 2018-02-21T13:52:35-05:00

Trump says more must be done to protect children

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump planned to host students from the Florida high school reeling from a mass shooting Wednesday, as he seeks to show he is taking the highly charged issue of gun violence seriously. 2018-02-21T07:53:00-05:00 2018-02-21T12:53:14-05:00

White House says US could reach 3 percent growth rate

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House's top economist said Wednesday the U.S. could achieve annual growth rates of 3 percent through the next decade if President Donald Trump's policies on regulations and infrastructure are enacted. 2018-02-21T07:51:00-05:00 2018-02-21T12:51:02-05:00

Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection is narrow

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that whistleblower protections passed by Congress after the 2008 financial crisis only apply to people who report problems to the government, not more broadly. 2018-02-21T06:44:00-05:00 2018-02-21T11:44:52-05:00

Geraldo Rivera talks weapons age-limits with Trump

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — Television personality Geraldo Rivera says he has discussed the idea of raising the minimum age to purchase assault-type weapons with President Donald Trump, adding that Trump "took it under advisement." 2018-02-21T07:19:00-05:00 2018-02-21T12:19:43-05:00

Trump says more must be done to protect children

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots. 2018-02-21T06:05:00-05:00 2018-02-21T11:05:46-05:00

Secret Service clears suspicious vehicle by White House

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:36
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says they have cleared a suspicious vehicle near the White House. 2018-02-21T04:45:00-05:00 2018-02-21T09:45:37-05:00

Trump again attacks Obama over Russia

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor, suggesting he should have done more to prevent Russian election meddling. 2018-02-21T05:09:00-05:00 2018-02-21T10:09:45-05:00

US doing little to combat Russia meddling in next elections

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump's intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S. has done little to aggressively combat the kinds of Russian election meddling that was recently unmasked in federal court. 2018-02-20T20:10:00-05:00 2018-02-21T01:10:57-05:00

State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. 2018-02-20T23:11:00-05:00 2018-02-21T04:11:59-05:00

Secret Service reports suspicious vehicle by White House

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says officers are responding to a suspicious vehicle near the White House. 2018-02-21T03:35:00-05:00 2018-02-21T08:35:51-05:00

Trump says more must be done to protect children

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots. 2018-02-21T03:55:00-05:00 2018-02-21T08:55:02-05:00

Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:38
NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. said that any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he embarked on a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name of the American president to promote international business ventures. 2018-02-21T01:25:00-05:00 2018-02-21T06:25:33-05:00

Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:43
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting. 2018-02-21T00:30:00-05:00 2018-02-21T05:30:19-05:00

Trump says more must be done to protect children

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots. 2018-02-21T00:35:00-05:00 2018-02-21T05:35:25-05:00

Australian leader off to US for talks with Trump, governors

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:23
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads to the United States on Wednesday, accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S. 2018-02-20T22:16:00-05:00 2018-02-21T03:16:29-05:00

Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:10
NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. said that any talk that his family was profiting from his father's presidency was "nonsense" as he embarked on a highly publicized visit to India to promote real estate deals that bear his family's name. 2018-02-20T21:50:00-05:00 2018-02-21T02:50:13-05:00

Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 07:31
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting. 2018-02-20T20:15:00-05:00 2018-02-21T01:15:56-05:00

Trump says more must be done to protect children

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 07:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is declaring that more must be done to protect America's children. 2018-02-20T20:12:00-05:00 2018-02-21T01:12:26-05:00

White House: New policy won't affect Trump's son-in-law

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 07:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year. 2018-02-20T20:08:00-05:00 2018-02-21T01:08:24-05:00

State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 07:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. 2018-02-20T20:09:00-05:00 2018-02-21T01:09:29-05:00

US: North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at last minute

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. 2018-02-20T18:37:00-05:00 2018-02-20T23:37:36-05:00

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots. 2018-02-20T18:03:00-05:00 2018-02-20T23:03:33-05:00

Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son's visit to India

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 03:27
NEW DELHI (AP) — "Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper. 2018-02-20T16:18:00-05:00 2018-02-20T21:18:10-05:00

Week of reckoning on White House aides' access to secrets

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 03:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year. 2018-02-20T15:44:00-05:00 2018-02-20T20:44:55-05:00

Week of reckoning on White House aides' access to secrets

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 02:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year. 2018-02-20T15:37:00-05:00 2018-02-20T20:37:25-05:00

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 02:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots. 2018-02-20T15:30:00-05:00 2018-02-20T20:30:59-05:00

US says North Korea canceled planned meeting with VP Pence

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 02:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. 2018-02-20T15:05:00-05:00 2018-02-20T20:05:02-05:00

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 02:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots. 2018-02-20T15:20:00-05:00 2018-02-20T20:20:31-05:00

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 02:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots. 2018-02-20T14:59:00-05:00 2018-02-20T19:59:46-05:00

How a law firm's work on Ukraine ties into the Russia probe

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 02:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex van der Zwaan, an attorney, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to lying to federal investigators about his contacts with a Trump campaign official. Van der Zwaan worked for the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which was hired to write a 2012 report on the Ukrainian government's prosecution of an opposition leader on corruption charges. 2018-02-20T14:26:00-05:00 2018-02-20T19:26:04-05:00

US says North Korea canceled planned meeting with VP Pence

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 02:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. 2018-02-20T14:54:00-05:00 2018-02-20T19:54:21-05:00

Urged on by Trump, GOP to fight Pennsylvania's district map

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 02:03
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Encouraged by President Donald Trump, Republicans vowed Tuesday to fight Pennsylvania's new court-imposed map of congressional districts as dozens of candidates assessed their chances under newly formed districts and the odds that a federal court could block them. 2018-02-20T13:55:00-05:00 2018-02-20T18:55:43-05:00

US: Pence ready to talk to NKorea, but they canceled meeting

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says Vice President Mike Pence was ready to meet with representatives from North Korea during his visit to the Olympic Games in South Korea but that North Korea canceled at the last minute. 2018-02-20T14:28:00-05:00 2018-02-20T19:28:11-05:00

Attorney admits he lied to Mueller's federal agents

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 33-year-old attorney fired last year by a prominent international law firm became the fourth person to plead guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, admitting Tuesday that he lied to federal investigators about his contacts with a Trump campaign official. 2018-02-20T14:17:00-05:00 2018-02-20T19:17:20-05:00

AP FACT CHECK: Where are Trump's 'tougher' steps on Russia?

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 00:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's been "much tougher" on Russia than his predecessor — but his evidence remains scant at best. 2018-02-20T13:05:00-05:00 2018-02-20T18:05:00-05:00

Attorney admits he lied to Mueller's federal agents

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 23:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney linked to a former Trump campaign official admitted Tuesday he lied to federal investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller. 2018-02-20T10:48:00-05:00 2018-02-20T15:48:15-05:00

Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 23:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Tuesday spelled out a plan to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of buying less coverage in exchange for reduced premiums. 2018-02-20T11:49:00-05:00 2018-02-20T16:49:23-05:00

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to "ban all devices" like the rapid-fire bump stocks involved in last year's Las Vegas massacre. 2018-02-20T11:31:00-05:00 2018-02-20T16:31:37-05:00

Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than indictment says

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:43
MOSCOW (AP) — A Clinton-Obama sex tape using body doubles. A Facebook page promoting Texas independence riddled with grammatical mistakes. Islamic State anthems blasting out during the nightshift. 2018-02-20T08:14:00-05:00 2018-02-20T13:14:24-05:00

The Latest: Attorney pleads guilty to lying

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia probe (all times local): 2018-02-20T10:25:00-05:00 2018-02-20T15:25:19-05:00

Ethics Committee confirms review of Tennessee lawmaker

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 21:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee confirmed Tuesday that it's investigating Republican Rep. John Duncan Jr., of Tennessee, who is serving his 16th term in the House and had previously announced he won't seek re-election. 2018-02-20T10:34:00-05:00 2018-02-20T15:34:43-05:00

Ethics Committee confirms review of Tennessee lawmaker

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee is confirming that it's investigating Republican Rep. John Duncan of Tennessee, who is serving his 16th term in the House and has previously announced he won't seek re-election. 2018-02-20T09:39:00-05:00 2018-02-20T14:39:57-05:00

Special counsel files new charge in Russia probe

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:37
WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election has charged an attorney with lying to federal investigators about his interactions with a former Trump campaign official, according to court papers made public Tuesday. 2018-02-20T09:28:00-05:00 2018-02-20T14:28:50-05:00

Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:37
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration spelled out a plan on Tuesday to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of buying less coverage in exchange for reduced premiums. 2018-02-20T09:29:00-05:00 2018-02-20T14:29:40-05:00

Supreme Court won't take case of Dead Sea Scrolls defendant

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't take up the case of a blogger convicted of criminally impersonating his father's academic rivals on the subject of the Dead Sea Scrolls. 2018-02-20T04:57:00-05:00 2018-02-20T09:57:14-05:00

Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than indictment says

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:16
MOSCOW (AP) — A Clinton-Obama sex tape using body doubles. A Facebook page promoting Texas independence riddled with grammatical mistakes. Islamic State anthems blasting out during the nightshift. 2018-02-20T08:12:00-05:00 2018-02-20T13:12:12-05:00

Trump plan: Less-comprehensive health plans at lower cost

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Tuesday cleared the way for a lower-cost, limited alternative to the comprehensive individual medical plans required under former President Barack Obama's health law. 2018-02-20T07:55:00-05:00 2018-02-20T12:55:59-05:00

Trump offers support for background checks on gun buys

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:07
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump supports a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases, the White House said, as pressure mounts on Trump to take action after 17 students and teachers were killed in last week's shooting at a Florida high school. 2018-02-20T04:51:00-05:00 2018-02-20T09:51:16-05:00

Special counsel files new charge in Russia probe

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election has charged an attorney with lying to federal investigators about his interactions with a former Trump campaign official, according to court papers made public Tuesday. 2018-02-20T06:53:00-05:00 2018-02-20T11:53:28-05:00

The Latest: Trump lashes out against Rachel Crooks

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2018-02-20T06:03:00-05:00 2018-02-20T11:03:30-05:00

The Latest: Law firm says it fired van der Zwaan last year

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia probe (all times local): 2018-02-20T05:35:00-05:00 2018-02-20T10:35:39-05:00

Special counsel files new charge in Russia probe

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election charged an attorney Tuesday with lying to federal investigators about his interactions with a former Trump campaign official. 2018-02-20T05:27:00-05:00 2018-02-20T10:27:52-05:00

Trump plan: Less-comprehensive health plans at lower cost

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:24
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Tuesday cleared the way for a lower-cost, limited alternative to the comprehensive individual medical plans required under former President Barack Obama's health law. 2018-02-20T05:21:00-05:00 2018-02-20T10:21:53-05:00

Trump plan: Less-comprehensive health plans at lower cost

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is clearing the way for a lower-cost alternative to comprehensive medical insurance plans sold under former President Barack Obama's health care law. 2018-02-20T04:47:00-05:00 2018-02-20T09:47:23-05:00

Supreme Court rejects 2 gun rights appeals

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting two challenges by guns rights groups to California laws regulating firearms' sales. 2018-02-20T04:44:00-05:00 2018-02-20T09:44:37-05:00

The Latest: New charge filed in Russia probe

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia probe (all times local): 2018-02-20T04:41:00-05:00 2018-02-20T09:41:13-05:00

Trump plan: Less-comprehensive health plans at lower cost

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is clearing the way for a lower-cost alternative to comprehensive medical insurance plans sold under former President Barack Obama's health care law. 2018-02-20T04:04:00-05:00 2018-02-20T09:04:52-05:00

The Latest: Trump says tax cuts giving GOP an edge

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2018-02-20T03:53:00-05:00 2018-02-20T08:53:04-05:00

Trump: Dems defended election integrity until they lost

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:49
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again accusing his predecessor of not doing enough to prevent Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. 2018-02-20T03:36:00-05:00 2018-02-20T08:36:05-05:00

Complaint filed against Idaho senator who yelled at students

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:59
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague. 2018-02-19T21:03:00-05:00 2018-02-20T02:03:59-05:00

Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast US lands

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:42
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees. 2018-02-19T07:37:00-05:00 2018-02-19T12:37:51-05:00

Trump offers support for background checks on gun buys

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:49
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few days about the victims of the Florida school massacre and the escalating debate about controls on weapons. 2018-02-20T00:34:00-05:00 2018-02-20T05:34:19-05:00

Ohio businessman, deported after 38 years in US, vows return

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:47
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Amer Othman's life turned upside down in an instant. 2018-02-19T20:48:00-05:00 2018-02-20T01:48:57-05:00

Trump endorses Romney's Senate bid _ and Romney accepts

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. 2018-02-19T20:50:00-05:00 2018-02-20T01:50:00-05:00

Trump to attend Gridiron Dinner after skipping it last year

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:25
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to attend the annual Gridiron Dinner, a white-tie society affair he stayed away from last year. 2018-02-19T10:37:00-05:00 2018-02-19T15:37:45-05:00

Congressional map raises Democrats' hopes, legal test ahead

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 06:17
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The map of congressional districts imposed by Pennsylvania's high court for the state's 2018 elections will set off a new legal battle, reconfigure perhaps dozens of campaigns and give Democrats a boost in their mission to wrest control of the U.S. House. 2018-02-19T19:09:00-05:00 2018-02-20T00:09:09-05:00

Pennsylvania's new congressional map could boost Democrats

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:33
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's high court imposed a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections on Monday, potentially giving Democrats a boost in their quest to capture control of the U.S. House unless Republicans can stop it in federal court. 2018-02-19T18:26:00-05:00 2018-02-19T23:26:42-05:00

Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. 2018-02-19T17:51:00-05:00 2018-02-19T22:51:57-05:00

Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 04:54
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague. 2018-02-19T17:50:00-05:00 2018-02-19T22:50:38-05:00

Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 04:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. 2018-02-19T17:17:00-05:00 2018-02-19T22:17:06-05:00

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