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  • Trump lashes out after newspapers respond to his attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at the press as newspapers nationwide launch a coordinated rebuttal to his attacks against what he calls “fake news.” Trump tweets: “There is nothing that I would want more for our Country than true FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. The fact is that the Press is FREE […]
  • The Latest: Ex-intel leaders admonish Trump in joint letter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former CIA Director John Brennan (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Twelve former senior intelligence officials have issued a joint statement admonishing President Donald Trump for yanking former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance, calling it “ill-considered and unprecedented.” The ex-officials say “the president’s action regarding John Brennan and the […]
  • Libertarian Gary Johnson throws US Senate race in chaos

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said in seeking to make history and capture a U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico he’ll have to give up a few of his favorite activities: marathon biking rides, hanging out in his northern New Mexico “dream” home and tuning out news about President Donald […]
  • Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief’s security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. Trump said he’d had to do “something” about the “rigged” federal probe of Russian election interference. Trump’s admission […]
  • Inside a super PAC that spends on everything but winning

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The two billionaire mega donors poured $1.25 million into a super PAC that was supposed to supercharge Chris McDaniel’s insurgent bid to be Mississippi’s next Republican senator. A year later, much of the money from Illinois shipping supply CEO Richard Uihlein and New York financier Robert Mercer is gone. Only a fraction […]
  • Manafort jury ends first day of deliberations with questions

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations with a series of questions to the judge, including a request to “redefine” reasonable doubt. The questions came after roughly seven hours of deliberation, delivered in a handwritten note to U.S. District […]
  • Trump’s list: Those who might lose their security clearance

    President Donald Trump has acted on a threat to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, had become an increasingly sharp critic of Trump’s. Trump says he is reviewing security clearances for nine other individuals. Some have […]
  • Democratic governor faces tough re-election in Rhode Island

    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — By the numbers, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo should be sitting pretty in her bid for a second term. She’s a Democrat in a state where Republican President Donald Trump remains unpopular after losing 54-39 percent in 2016. She’s a woman in a year when a record number of female candidates […]
  • Democratic governor faces tough re-election in Rhode Island

    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s governor is facing a tough re-election fight in a year that’s supposed to be a good one for Democrats and women. Gov. Gina Raimondo has raised $7 million, seven times her closest rival. But she’s facing a spirited challenge from the left in the Sept. 12 primary. Raimondo has […]
  • GOP’s McCarthy slams California Democrats, faces heckling

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted his home state of California as out of touch Wednesday, criticizing leaders for increasing the gas tax and failing to get a handle on long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles. At the same time, the Republican defended the Trump administration’s policies on taxes […]
  • US newspapers to Trump: We’re not enemies of the people

    NEW YORK (AP) — Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” with a coordinated series of editorials in defense of a free press on Thursday — and, not surprisingly, Trump didn’t take it silently. The campaign was set in motion by an editor at the Boston Globe, […]
  • After Brennan, 9 others face losing security clearances, too

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday acted on a threat and revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, had retained his security clearance, as is custom, but had also become an increasingly sharp critic of […]
  • Moderates are key to defeating Kobach in Kansas

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — With Kris Kobach as the Republican nominee for governor, Kansas Democrats may have the candidate they want. Kobach, who serves as secretary of state, has earned a national reputation for his tough views on illegal immigration, his push for voting laws such as photo ID and proof of citizenship requirements and […]
  • Gubernatorial candidate challenges mayor with chicken outfit

    CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate has brought a campaign volunteer in a chicken suit to challenge a rival to debate. Republican Patricia Morgan visited Cranston City Hall on Wednesday to personally challenge Mayor Allan Fung to a series of primary debates. She did not go alone. Morgan took “Al the Debate […]
  • Senate study faults government care of migrant children

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has made only incremental improvements to its troubled efforts to care for thousands of migrant children detained entering the U.S. without their parents, perpetuating a problem the Trump administration has aggravated with its “zero tolerance” immigration crackdown, a bipartisan Senate report said Wednesday. The 52-page study said no federal agency […]
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