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  • Legislation: Let DC teens vote in presidential elections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor of Washington, D.C., and a majority of the council are voicing support for letting 16-year-olds vote for president. Local media report that the measure would lower the voting age from 18 for both federal and local elections. Council approval would make the nation’s capital the first municipality to allow minors […]
  • Trump calls sketch released by Daniels ‘a total con job’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a porn actress is pulling “a total con job” by promoting an artist’s sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump years ago. The sketch depicts a white male in his 30s or 40s and carries […]
  • Former President George HW Bush buoyed by tributes to wife

    HOUSTON (AP) — In his first public comments since his wife’s death, former President George H.W. Bush said Wednesday that he used to tease his spouse of 73 years that he had a complex about how much people liked her. That fact, he said, is buoyed by stories about Barbara Bush’s warmth and wit following […]
  • George and Barbara Bush, a ‘storybook’ 73-year marriage

    HOUSTON (AP) — They met at a Christmas dance. She was 16. He was 17. Three years later they were married. The couple stayed together for 73 years, becoming the longest-married couple in presidential history. “George Bush knows how I feel,” Barbara Bush had said. “He is the hero… He is my hero.” Former first […]
  • Barbara Bush brought plainspoken, grandmotherly style to DC

    HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush didn’t hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the snowy-haired first lady was real. The wife of the nation’s 41st president and mother of the 43rd brought a plainspoken, grandmotherly style to buttoned-down Washington, displaying an utter lack of vanity […]
  • APNewsBreak: Trump campaign rebukes Indiana candidate signs

    BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has demanded that Rep. Todd Rokita take down yard signs it says give the false impression the president endorsed the Indiana Republican’s Senate bid, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press. The rebuke came after two volunteers who led Trump’s bare-bones 2016 […]
  • DOJ watchdog finds himself in familiar political hot seat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wasted no time before seizing on last week’s report by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog on misconduct allegations against the FBI’s former No. 2 official, Andrew McCabe. Trump tweeted it was proof that his archrival James Comey, the former FBI director, “totally controlled” McCabe. But the report by Inspector […]
  • GOP’s regulatory fight goes to another level over car loans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-led Senate voted Wednesday to block Obama-era guidance a consumer protection agency issued five years ago to help ensure lenders don’t charge blacks and Hispanics higher interest rates on car loans. The vote was 51-47. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the only Democratic lawmaker to side with Republicans in […]
  • Trump says unless NKorea summit ‘fruitful’ he’ll pull out

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that although he’s looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it’s “not going to be fruitful.” Trump said that CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Kim “got along really well” in their […]
  • Trump says he’ll sanction Russia as soon as they deserve it

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that nobody has been tougher on Russia than him and that he’ll hit Moscow with new sanctions “as soon as they very much deserve it.” He also said building a good relationship with Russia is a “good, not bad” thing. Trump commented a day after an internal […]
  • The day outspoken Barbara Bush regretted speaking her mind

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Barbara Bush leaned over the seat on Air Force Two and glared at me. It was 1984, and her husband, Vice President George Bush, was running for re-election with President Ronald Reagan. On that day, she was fuming and she didn’t bother hiding it. “It rhymes with rich,” she told me, describing […]
  • Bill to protect special counsel is scuttled by McConnell

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee. McConnell said Tuesday the bill is unnecessary because President Donald Trump will […]
  • AP PHOTOS: Former first lady Barbara Bush through the years

    Barbara Bush was a deeply rooted member of one of America’s most recent political families — while sharing a distinction with one of its first. Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was one of only two first ladies who had a child who was elected president. The other was Abigail Adams, wife of John […]
  • US officials say Pompeo has met with NKorea’s Kim

    WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, two officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The highly unusual, secret visit comes as the enemy nations prepare for a meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim within the next couple of months. The officials […]
  • Pompeo nomination hits turbulence ahead of Senate vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, is facing so much opposition from Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the panel could be forced to take the unusual step of sending the nomination to the full Senate without a favorable recommendation. Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen […]
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