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  • Patrick Caddell, pollster to Jimmy Carter, dies at 68

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Caddell, the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win the presidency and later distanced himself from Democrats, has died, a colleague said Saturday night. He was 68. Caddell died Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina, after suffering a stroke. That’s according to Professor Kendra Stewart of the […]
  • State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said. Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, said in a department statement that “the past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore […]
  • The Latest: Acting defense chief unsure on border money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border to get financing of a wall on that border. (all times local): 5:50 p.m. The acting secretary of defense says he has not yet determined how much money he will redirect to President Donald Trump’s border […]
  • Potential privacy lapse found in Americans’ 2010 census data

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from obscured data, but with lots of mistakes, a top agency official disclosed Saturday. The age, gender, location, race and ethnicity for 138 million people […]
  • The Latest: Gillibrand accuses Trump of dividing people

    The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, in her second day of campaigning in New Hampshire, issued a rebuke of what she called President Donald Trump’s divisive language. The New York senator and Democratic presidential candidate told a crowd of about 450 people Saturday at Dartmouth College […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s skewed picture of border perils

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump describes drugs flowing across the hinterlands from Mexico, a federal prison population laden with criminals who are in the U.S. illegally and a Texas city transformed by a border barrier into a safe place to live. It’s a misleading and in some ways false picture, and one that underpins […]
  • Dem presidential candidates introducing themselves to voters

    Five Democratic senators vying for their party’s nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020 fanned out across the country Saturday to campaign and meet voters. Kamala Harris of California spent her second straight day in the pivotal early-voting state of South Carolina, holding a town hall meeting in Columbia, the capital. Also visiting the […]
  • Shanahan says he hasn’t determined amount for border wall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting secretary of defense said Saturday he has not yet determined how much money he will redirect to President Donald Trump’s border wall project. Pat Shanahan, who has been leading the Pentagon since Jim Mattis stepped down Dec. 31, made the comment in an interview with reporters flying with him from […]
  • Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal agreement. The American Civil Liberties Union announced its […]
  • Analysis: Shutdown saga offers lesson in divided government

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When you want results in a polarized Washington, sometimes it pays to simply leave the professionals alone to do their jobs. That seems to especially be the case now in an era in which liberal House Democrats are sharing power in Washington with a GOP-led Senate and President Donald Trump. It’s a […]
  • Trump picks former Alabama official to lead FEMA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will nominate a former Alabama official to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Jeffrey Byard held several positions with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency before he joined FEMA in 2017 during the agency’s response to Hurricanes Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida. Byard is currently the […]
  • NJ attorney general subpoenas Trump’s inaugural committee

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee received a sweeping request for financial records this week from prosecutors in New Jersey, the second subpoena the group has received in as many weeks as its fundraising and spending draws mounting scrutiny. The committee said Friday that it is in contact with the New Jersey […]
  • Trump declaration faces uncertain fate in coming court fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border Friday and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal agreement. The American Civil Liberties Union announced […]
  • White House spokeswoman confirms special counsel interview

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has been interviewed as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Sanders says in a statement released Friday that she was “happy to voluntarily” sit for the interview. It was unclear when Sanders was interviewed but she says her boss, President Donald Trump, urged her […]
  • Trump claims Japan’s PM nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Friday that Japan’s prime minister had nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for opening a dialogue with North Korea. Trump also complained about President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize and doubted he would be similarly honored. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe “gave me the most beautiful copy of […]
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