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Protesters yell at patrons at the outdoor seating area at the Trump International Hotel, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Washington. President Donald Trump is attending a fundraiser at the hotel. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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  • Protesters yell at patrons at the outdoor seating area at the Trump International Hotel, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Washington. President Donald Trump is attending a fundraiser at the hotel. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) National News

    Trump trashes media, cheers wins at $10 million fundraiser

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican donors paid $35,000 apiece to hear familiar a message from President Donald Trump: The media, particularly CNN, keep trying to take him down, and yet Republicans just keep on winning elections. He noted with pride that his party had won four special elections this year. The president was whisked a few […]
  • FILE - In this April 15, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. Two House Democrats want to compel the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips that President Donald Trump has made to his Florida estate and other properties that he and his family own.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) National News

    Congress seizes lead on Trump’s promise to rebuild military

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made rebuilding the U.S. armed forces a signature promise during the presidential campaign, but it’s the GOP-controlled Congress that’s leading the way by adding tens of billions of dollars to the annual defense policy bill to pay for active-duty troops, combat aircraft, and ships that he didn’t request. The […]
  • FILE - In this March 23, 2017, file photo, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senate Republicans’ struggle to pass a health care bill is jeopardizing another one of President Donald Trump’s top priorities: overhauling America’s tax system. A day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., delayed a vote on a bill to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama’s health law, questions lingered about whether congressional Republicans could pass big, complicated pieces of legislation. “The whole idea is to do health care first because you gain an advantage there to go on and do tax reform,” said Roberts. “We’ve sort of bollixed that up but I’m encouraged.” (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) National News

    If GOP can’t repeal Obamacare, how can they overhaul taxes?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans’ struggle to pass a health care bill is jeopardizing another one of President Donald Trump’s top priorities: overhauling America’s tax system. A day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., delayed a vote on a bill to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama’s health law, questions lingered about whether congressional […]
  • In this June 27, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tells reporters he is delaying a vote on the Republican health care bill at the Capitol in Washington. Congressional Republicans are stymied over health care. But after seven years of promising to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s law, they risk political disaster if they don’t deliver. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) AP

    Analysis: For GOP Congress, an imperative on health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are stymied over health care. But after seven years of promising to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s law, they risk political disaster if they don’t deliver. Republicans anticipate a major backlash from GOP voters if they don’t make good on the promises that swept them to control of […]
  • In this May 2, 2017 photo, Eric Treene, Special Counsel For Religious Discrimination, Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on responses to the increase in religious hate crimes.  Treene lamented the lack of solid data on hate crimes during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in May, saying incomplete numbers stymie officials’ ability to fully understand the problem.  But he said the department is committed to prosecuting hate crimes, even as critics have blamed the Trump administration’s tough rhetoric and policies for a spike in such offenses.    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) National News

    Over half of hate crimes in US go unreported, report says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The majority of hate crimes experienced by U.S. residents over a 12-year period were not reported to police, according to a new federal report released Thursday that stoked advocates’ concerns about ongoing tensions between law enforcement and black and Latino communities. More than half of the 250,000 hate crimes that took place […]
  • Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a key opponent of the Republican health care bill, does a television news interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, the day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. was forced to delay a vote due to rebellion in his own party,  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Lifestyle

    AP FACT CHECK: Warped reality in health debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The superheated argument over the Republican drive to overhaul health care has not been the finest moment for accuracy. Here’s a sampling of claims from both sides as Senate Republicans struggle to revive their stalled legislation: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: “Democrats purposely misstated Medicaid under new Senate bill – actually goes up.” — […]
  • South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, with his wife Kim Jung-sook, and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert B. Neller, center, place their hands over their hard during the playing of national anthems for South Korea and the United States during a ceremony at the "Chosin Few Battle Monument," at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Triangle, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) National News

    South Korean leader looks for common ground with Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea’s new leader vowed to stand firmly with President Donald Trump against North Korea, playing down his past advocacy of a softer approach toward the nuclear-armed nation as he made his first visit as president to Washington. President Moon Jae-in offered an emotional tribute Wednesday to Marines who fought in a […]
  • Sudanese activist Tayeb Ibrahim, who had worked to expose Sudanese abuses in the volatile South Kordofan province and hopes to see family living in the U.S. state of Iowa, watches television with his son Mohammed, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Dozens of Sudanese activists living in Egypt as refugees, many of whom fled fundamentalist Islamic militias and were close to approval for resettlement in the United States, now face legal limbo in Egypt after the Supreme Court partially reinstated President Donald Trump's travel ban. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil) Lifestyle

    Limits on travel to US issued after Supreme Court ruling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump’s executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on […]
  • President Donald Trump answers a question about health care during a meeting with the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) National News

    GOP ponders whether Trump helps sell health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a platform most politicians can only hope for: A captivated, 6,000-person crowd and more than an hour of live, prime-time television coverage to hype the Republican vision for a new health care system. But when President Donald Trump got around to talking about the Republican plan — about 15 minutes […]
  • President Donald Trump speaks during an energy roundtable with tribal, state, and local leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Lifestyle

    Little progress evident as GOP hunts health bill votes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is exploring options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill, even as he confronts an expanding chorus of GOP detractors. That is deepening the uncertainty over whether the party can resuscitate its promise to repeal President Barack Obama’s overhaul. A day after McConnell, short of votes, […]