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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran, officials said Sunday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to announce on Monday that the administration will not […]
  • Giuliani: Nothing wrong with Trump camp taking Russian help

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted Sunday there was “nothing wrong” with the president’s 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report . Giuliani called the Trump campaign’s effort to get […]
  • Harris’ campaign focuses on black colleges for support

    ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris has described her experience as a student at a historically black college as “one of the most important aspects” of her life. Now, her Democratic presidential campaign is using that experience to connect with voters. Not only is she one of only two black candidates in a […]
  • Trump called on spy chiefs for help as Mueller probe began

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories alleging that Trump’s 2016 White House campaign had […]
  • Accuracy at core of Supreme Court case over census question

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan’s father was 3 years old when the census taker came to the family’s apartment on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York, on April 10, 1930. Robert Kagan was initially wrongly listed as an “alien,” though he was a native-born New Yorker. The entry about his citizenship status appears to […]
  • Democratic hopefuls demur on pursuing Trump post-White House

    AMHERST, N.H. (AP) — Some Democratic contenders for president aren’t saying whether they would re-open investigations into President Donald Trump if they were to oust him from the White House in 2020. Their reluctance comes as some liberals, including fellow 2020 challenger Sen. Elizabeth Warren, have increased the pressure on Democratic leaders to pursue impeachment […]
  • Trump’s legal team breathes a sigh, takes a victory lap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable. But President Donald Trump’s legal team, through a combination of bluster, legal precedent and shifting tactics, managed to protect their client from a potentially perilous in-person interview during special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump team’s distortions on Mueller report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller all but boldfaced this finding in his report on the Russia investigation: No exoneration for President Donald Trump on whether Trump criminally obstructed justice. But Trump and his aides are stating that Mueller’s report did exonerate. No words from the report will throw them off their mischaracterization of […]
  • Bevin looks to overcome battles to win another term

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Never one to duck controversy, Kentucky’s Republican governor has feuded with teachers and insulted judges. He stunned GOP lawmakers recently by vetoing a pension bill counted on by an array of state-funded agencies, provoking a spat with the state Senate’s top leader. Just weeks away from a primary election testing his […]
  • 2020 campaign trail runs through churches in South Carolina

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — By now, most Democratic presidential candidates have polished their stump speeches. But when they’re in South Carolina, they may need to add in a sermon. In a large and diverse primary field, White House hopefuls are angling to develop relationships with black churches. That’s because success in South Carolina, home […]
  • A few things you might have missed from the Mueller report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report focuses on the seminal questions of whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russians and whether the president sought to illegally obstruct the investigation. But tucked into the 448-page document are vivid anecdotes and meaningful revelations about a colorful cast of characters entangled in Mueller’s investigation. […]
  • Warren becomes first 2020 Democrat to call for impeachment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday became the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to make a full-throated call for the House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report. Mueller, who investigated whether Trump’s campaign coordinated with Russia during the 2016 […]
  • Georgia Sen. Perdue’s campaign fined $30,000 for violations

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The campaign of U.S. Sen. David Perdue paid a $30,000 fine to federal regulators for violations discovered in the Georgia Republican’s fundraising reports from the 2014 election. The civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission was disclosed Monday in Perdue’s campaign finance report for the first three months of 2019. FEC […]
  • After 2 years of Russia probe drips, are you numb to it all?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For two years there’s been the drip-drip-drip of the Russia investigation and the tweet-tweet-tweet of President Donald Trump assailing it. Numb yet? The slowly rolling revelations may have worked in Trump’s favor by diluting the impact of a damaging report by Robert Mueller laying out “substantial evidence” of the president interfering in […]
  • Bennet’s cancer surgery termed a success as he looks to 2020

    DENVER (AP) — Sen. Michael Bennet has been successfully treated for prostate cancer, clearing the way for a possible 2020 presidential campaign, his office says. The Colorado Democrat’s office said Friday that Bennet underwent surgery last weekend and is recovering at home. He will require no further treatment, his office said. The three-term senator, 54, […]
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