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  • Trump energy adviser, fossil fuel champion, resigning

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House adviser for energy and environmental policy is resigning. Michael Catanzaro will be returning to CGCN Group, the law and lobbying firm where he previously worked. Catanzaro had headed domestic energy issues for the White House’s National Economic Council. He will be replaced by Francis Brooke from Vice President […]
  • Dem senator: Trump VA pick vows not to privatize vets care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary is promising not to privatize the agency, a key Democratic senator said Tuesday, taking a stance on a politically charged issue that his predecessor says led to his firing. The confirmation hearing of Ronny Jackson, Trump’s White House doctor and a Navy rear […]
  • Special prosecutor appointed to defend Arpaio case ruling

    PHOENIX (AP) — A special prosecutor will be appointed in an appeal over the pardon of former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s conviction for disobeying a court order because President Donald Trump’s Justice Department is now refusing to handle the case, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The U.S. 9th Circuit of ordered the appointment because […]
  • Stormy Daniels’ big reveal: sketch of man who threatened her

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stormy Daniels injected fresh mystery into the sensational story of the president, the fixer and the porn star on Tuesday, releasing an artist’s sketch of the man she says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot to stay quiet about her sexual tryst with Donald Trump. After teasing the reveal for […]
  • Supreme Court dismisses Microsoft search case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has dismissed a dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails the government wanted as part of a drug trafficking investigation. The justices on Tuesday agreed with both the administration and Microsoft that last month’s passage of the Cloud Act as part of a spending bill resolves the […]
  • Supreme Court strikes down as vague part of immigration law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced. The court’s 5-4 decision — in an unusual alignment in which new Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the four liberal justices — concerns […]
  • Supreme Court says Sotomayor breaks shoulder in fall at home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor broke her left shoulder in a fall at her Washington home. The court says the 63-year-old Sotomayor will wear a sling for several weeks and undergo physical therapy. She is not expected to miss any time on the bench. The justices are hearing arguments this […]
  • Trump bashes California on border mission, Brown sees a deal

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed California Gov. Jerry Brown’s posture on sending National Guard troops to the Mexican border even as Brown said he was nearing agreement on joining the president’s mission. The volley of words came a day after federal officials said Brown rejected a proposal for the California […]
  • The Latest: Comey comments on McCabe allegations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Former FBI Director James Comey says the process that led a Justice Department watchdog to conclude that Comey’s former deputy had misled him and investigators about his actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation worked well. But Comey says […]
  • Comey: Trump’s call to put him in jail isn’t ‘normal’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey says it’s “not OK” or “not normal” for the president to call for private citizens to be jailed. President Donald Trump suggested earlier this week that Comey should be put behind bars and accused him of leaking classified information and lying to Congress. “That is not normal,” […]
  • High court worries about abandoning online sales tax rule

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sounded concerned Tuesday about doing away with a rule that has meant shoppers don’t always get charged sales tax when they hit “checkout” online. The justices were hearing arguments in a case that deals with how businesses collect sales tax on online purchases at sites from Amazon.com to Zappos. […]
  • Defending Trump in Russia probe? It’s hardly a dream job

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Several prominent lawyers asked to help represent President Donald Trump in the last year have spurned the assignment at least partly out of concerns he wouldn’t pay his bills and doesn’t listen to legal advice, according to people familiar with the conversations. The result is that as investigators intensify their focus on […]
  • Trump touts US-NKorea talks; officials say Pompeo met Kim

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the U.S. and North Korea have been holding direct talks at “extremely high levels” — and U.S. officials told The Associated Press that CIA Director Mike Pompeo was involved. The officials said Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with North Korean leader […]
  • Anxiety grows for Trump after raid on his personal lawyer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies have hit a new level of anxiety after the raid on his personal attorney’s office, fearful of deeper exposure for Trump, his inner circle and his adult children — and more than concerned that they don’t know exactly what is in those records and electronic devices […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s tax-form claims are exaggerated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of Tax Day, President Donald Trump is exaggerating the government’s plans to shrink the much-dreaded federal income tax forms.aa He is promising a simplified, one-page tax form for next year that basically already exists — the 1040EZ. And after weeks of promises, Trump appears to be dropping a pledge […]
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