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  • FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event at the White House in Washington. Trump is renewing his attacks on Amazon, and he says the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers." Amazon did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) National News

    On a chaotic day in DC, Trump goes after Amazon, again

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, saying Wednesday that the company is “doing great damage to tax paying retailers.” Trump, in a tweet, said that “towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being lost!” The president has been a frequent critic of […]
  • Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, rides his horse named "Sassy" to vote at the Gallant Volunteer Fire Department,  Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Gallant, Ala.  Alabama's Republicans and Democrats were casting ballots Tuesday to select party nominees in the closely watched race for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The GOP race is testing the reach of both Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) AP

    Ousted chief justice makes runoff in Alabama Senate race

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Ousted Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is trying to play usurper to deep-pocketed Republican forces after making a runoff with incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in the state’s Senate primary. Getting to the runoff is a sweet win for Moore, who was twice stripped of his chief justice duties — for refusing […]
  • President Donald Trump walks out of the elevator to speak in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in New York. Walking out with Trump are Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) National News

    In his own words: President Trump on Charlottesville protest

    Remarks by President Donald Trump following a discussion on infrastructure with top advisers, followed by a Q-and-A with journalists, as transcribed by Federal News Service: __ TRUMP: Hello, everybody. Great to be back in New York with all of our friends, and some great friends outside the building, I must tell you. I want to […]
  • FILE - In this July 24, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. People buying individual health care policies would face sharply higher premiums, and some may be left with no insurance options if President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to stop "Obamacare" payments to insurers, congressional experts said Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Lifestyle

    Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts ‘Obamacare’ subsidies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums for a popular type of individual health care plan would rise sharply, and more people would be left with no insurance options if President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to stop “Obamacare” payments to insurers, the Congressional Budget Office says. The nonpartisan number crunchers also estimated that cutting off […]
  • In this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, photo, white nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va. President Donald Trump on Aug. 15, defended his response to Saturday’s racially-charged protests in Charlottesville in a winding, combative exchange with reporters that at times mischaracterized the message and purpose of event. In his remarks, Trump described the rally as largely a debate over removal of a Confederate monument, although organizers billed the rally as push back against the “anti-white climate.” Trump also misstated his levels of political support in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) National News

    AP Fact Check: What Trump said about Virginia protesters

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has defended his response to Saturday’s racially charged protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in a winding, combative exchange with reporters that at times mischaracterized the message and purpose of the event. Trump described the rally as largely over the removal of a Confederate monument, although an organizer billed it […]
  • FILE - In this April 9, 2017, file photo, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon steps off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Bannon was with President Donald Trump on his return trip from Florida. Trump won’t say whether he plans to keep Steve Bannon, a onetime top adviser and key campaign strategist, in the White House. “We’ll see what happens with Mr. Bannon,” Trump said at an impromptu news conference on Aug. 15 where he fielded questions about his confidence in his adviser.
 (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) National News

    Trump leaves top strategist’s future in limbo: ‘We’ll see’

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is saying “we’ll see what happens” with top strategist Steve Bannon. The president refused to express confidence in Bannon during an impromptu news conference Tuesday. “He’s a good person. He actually gets very unfair press in that regard,” Trump said. “But we’ll see what happens with Mr. Bannon.” […]
  • Provo Mayor John Curtis celebrates after winning Utah's Republican primary to fill the U.S. House seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Provo, Utah. Curtis of Provo, defeated former state lawmaker Chris Herrod and business consultant Tanner Ainge, son of Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) AP

    Winner of Utah GOP primary cuts nuanced stance on Trump

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Republican Utah mayor celebrating a primary win will have to fend off competitors linking him to embattled President Donald Trump as he prepares for the general election to replace Jason Chaffetz in the U.S. House of Representatives. John Curtis, the popular mayor of the Mormon stronghold of Provo, won […]
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    Sessions to tout cities that help US immigration authorities

    NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions says cities that refuse to share information with federal immigration authorities show a disrespect for the rule of law that is jeopardizing the “most fundamental duty of government” — ensuring public safety. Sessions planned to highlight cities that cooperate with federal immigration officials during a visit Wednesday […]
  • In this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, photo, white nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va. President Donald Trump on Aug. 15, defended his response to Saturday’s racially-charged protests in Charlottesville in a winding, combative exchange with reporters that at times mischaracterized the message and purpose of event. In his remarks, Trump described the rally as largely a debate over removal of a Confederate monument, although organizers billed the rally as push back against the “anti-white climate.” Trump also misstated his levels of political support in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) National News

    AP Fact Check: What Trump said about Virginia protesters

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his response to Saturday’s racially-charged protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in a winding, combative exchange with reporters that at times mischaracterized the message and purpose of event. In his remarks, Trump described the rally as largely over the removal of a Confederate monument, although an organizer […]
  • President Donald Trump gestures as he answers reporters questions in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) National News

    Trump remarks about Charlottesville violence

    Highlights of President Donald Trump’s remarks Tuesday about the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia: __ As I said on — remember this — Saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence. It has no place in America. And when I went on from there. … Here’s the […]
  • FILE - In this April 9, 2017, file photo, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon steps off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Bannon was with President Donald Trump on his return trip from Florida. Trump won’t say whether he plans to keep Steve Bannon, a onetime top adviser and key campaign strategist, in the White House. “We’ll see what happens with Mr. Bannon,” Trump said at an impromptu news conference on Aug. 15 where he fielded questions about his confidence in his adviser.
 (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) National News

    Trump says ‘we’ll see’ what happens to his top strategist

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump won’t say whether he plans to keep Steve Bannon, a top adviser and key campaign strategist, in the White House. “We’ll see what happens with Mr. Bannon,” Trump said at an impromptu Tuesday news conference where he fielded questions about his confidence in his adviser. Bannon, the former […]
  • Alissa Ellis chants while blocking an intersection during a rally Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Durham, N.C. Protesters toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier Monday at the rally against racism. The Durham protest was in response to a white nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. (Casey Toth/The Herald-Sun via AP) National News

    Strange bedfellows: The ACLU, free speech and Neo-Nazis

    The violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, have turned a spotlight on the freedom of speech — one of the first rights enumerated in the U.S. Constitution, and one of the messiest. In Charlottesville, white nationalists and other extremist groups including neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan rallied — but only after a federal judge ruled […]
  • President Donald Trump, accompanied by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, holds a flowchart of highway projects as he speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) National News

    Trump signs order to speed infrastructure construction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has signed a new executive order intended to make more efficient the federal permitting process for construction of transportation, water and other infrastructure projects without harming the environment. Trump’s order includes revoking an earlier executive order signed by President Barack Obama concerning projects built in flood […]
  • CORRECTS NAME OF GROUP AND SUPPORT OF BILL- Members of American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, Property , a group supporting the Texas 'bathroom bill',  hold a prayer rally on the steps of the Texas Capitol, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Austin. The bill is expected to fail despite strong support of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and strong social conservatives who normally dominate state politics. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) National News

    AP Explains: How the Texas ‘bathroom bill’ keeps faltering

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people again sputtered out Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals extinguished when the House adjourned for […]
  • FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Washington. Trumka is departing the manufacturing jobs council, making him the fifth member to leave. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) National News

    The Latest: AFL-CIO leader resigns from Trump jobs council

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on reaction from U.S. business leaders on the administration’s response to violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times EDT): 6:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is losing a fifth member of his manufacturing jobs council: AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. The union leader says: “We cannot sit on a council for a […]
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