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  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 file photo, AXS TV Chairman and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban listens on Capitol Hill in Washington while testifying before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner. President Donald Trump’s performance in the White House is making it harder for Republicans and billionaires in the coming elections. That’s according to two prominent Trump critics, billionaire businessman Mark Cuban and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who lashed out at the GOP president Saturday, July 22, 2017 during a summer festival in New York City. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) National News

    Bush, Cuban: Trump dragging down GOP, billionaires

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s performance in the White House will make it harder for Republicans — and billionaires — in the coming elections, two of his most prominent critics said Saturday. Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush lashed out at the Republican president during separate remarks at a […]
  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, left, and GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, shake hands on stage at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va., Saturday, July 22, 2017.  The two major party candidates in Virginia's closely watched race for governor clashed at their first debate over President Donald Trump, health care, immigration, and social issues. ( Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP) AP

    Virginia governor’s debate revolves around ‘dangerous’ Trump

    HOT SPRINGS, Va. (AP) — The two major party candidates in Virginia’s closely watched race for governor argued Saturday over the typical debate fare — guns, abortion, health care — as well as the best approach to dealing with President Donald Trump. Ed Gillespie, a dyed-in-the-wool establishment Republican who has tried to keep his distance […]
  • In this July 13, 2017 photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y. pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Congressional Democrats announced Saturday that a bipartisan group of House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria.  Schumer called the sanctions legislation "strong" and he expected the legislation to be passed promptly.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) National News

    Lawmakers herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, said lawmakers had settled lingering issues with the […]
  • President Donald Trump, joined by Ships Captain Rick McCormack, right, walks to the podium to speak during the the commissioning ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Saturday, July, 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) National News

    The Latest: Trump calls aircraft carrier a symbol of power

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Virginia to commission an aircraft carrier (all times local): 4:40 p.m. President Donald Trump is championing what he describes as America’s return to global military prominence. Trump spoke Saturday at the official commissioning of the aircraft carrier the USS Gerald Ford at Norfolk, […]
  • President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One, Saturday, July 22, 2017, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Naval Air Station Norfolk, in Norfolk, Va., to attend the commissioning ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) National News

    Trump asserts all agree he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has “complete power” to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. It was one of many topics that appeared to occupy the president’s mind as the day broke. On a day when most people are ready […]
  • FILE - In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Donald Trump Jr. is interviewed by host Sean Hannity on his Fox News Channel television program, in New York. President Donald Trump’s eldest son and his former campaign chairman are agreeing to discuss being privately interviewed by a Senate committee investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) National News

    The Latest: Senators update plans for Trump Jr., Manafort

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the probe into allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election (all times local): 11:00 a.m. The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee are providing more information about the terms of negotiations they’re having with President Donald Trump’s eldest son and his former campaign chairman. […]
  • FILE - In this March 17, 2017, file photo Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, attend a joint news conference with the president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Kushner has added more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million to his revised personal financial disclosure. According to the disclosure, the additional assets were “inadvertently omitted” from an earlier form. The revised form was certified by the Office of Government Ethics on July 20 and released on July 21. Ivanka Trump, also filed new federal disclosures. She reported assets of at least $66 million and earned at least $13.5 million in income last year from her various business ventures.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) National News

    Kushner discloses additional $10M in assets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner “inadvertently omitted” more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday. The previously unreported assets were included in updated disclosure reports certified by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics on Thursday […]
  • White House press secretary Sean Spicer walks down the hallway during President Donald Trump's visit to the Pentagon, Thursday, July 20, 2017.   White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has resigned over hiring of new communications aide.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) AP

    Spicer’s leaving White House, not necessarily TV screens

    NEW YORK (AP) — He won’t be behind a podium at the White House, but it’s unlikely Sean Spicer will disappear from television. Spicer quit as White House press secretary Friday, ushered out with the wish that “I hope he goes on to make a tremendous amount of money” from Anthony Scaramucci, President Donald Trump’s […]
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders who has been named White House press secretary and incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci pass each other by the podium during the press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) AP

    For Sanders, path to Trump press secretary began in Arkansas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was schooled in hardscrabble politics — and down-home rhetoric — from a young age by her father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Her way with a zinger — and her unshakable loyalty to an often unpredictable boss — are big reasons why she became […]
  • Anthony Scaramucci, incoming White House communications director, accompanied by newly appointed White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, right, speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Washington. White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) AP

    Trump’s new message man deletes inconvenient tweets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after accepting a top White House job, President Donald Trump’s new communications adviser announced Saturday that he’s deleting old tweets, saying his own views have evolved and that what he said in the past shouldn’t be a distraction. Trump announced Friday that he’d hired Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci to […]
  • Incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci points as he answers questions from members of the media during the press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) AP

    White House communication chief already at the mic for Trump

    NEW YORK (AP) — He was the only Trump ally on stage that day. Yet Anthony Scaramucci didn’t seem to mind the tough questions from MSNBC host Joe Scarborough or the hostile crowd that filled the luxury hotel ballroom at last month’s private gathering of Mitt Romney supporters. Scaramucci drew from his working-class New York […]
  • FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2017, file photo, White House press secretary Sean Spicer, flanked by images of then President-elect Donald Trump arriving during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol, speaks in the White House briefing room in Washington. Almost from Day One, it was clear that Sean Spicer would ride a uniquely rocky and humiliating road as President Donald Trump’s White House press secretary. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) AP

    Sean Spicer hit bumps in road from first day at White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From Day One, it was clear that Sean Spicer was in for a rocky ride as President Donald Trump’s press secretary. Period. His defense of Trump’s false claims about the size of the crowds at the inauguration. The talk of Spicer huddling in — or among — the bushes. Spicer’s reference to […]
  • President Donald Trump, left, puts the USS Gerald Ford into commission as Ships commander Capt. Richard McCormack, front right, listens aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford for it's commissioning at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, July 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) National News

    Trump: USS Ford is ‘100,000-ton message to the world’

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a “100,000-ton message to the world” about America’s military might when it is ultimately deployed. U.S. allies will rest […]
  • FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., is interviewed on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans aren’t usually big on raising taxes, but they’re really eager to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes and a look at the states that benefit the most from the tax break helps explain it _ they are all Democratic strongholds. New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and California top the list of states where taxpayers get the biggest deductions. “If we’re going to have a discussion about who is subsidizing whom, it must be across the board. It can’t be just one provision,” said Lance. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) National News

    Republicans embrace tax hike targeting Democratic states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans aren’t usually big on raising taxes, but they’re really eager to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes. Why? A look at the states that benefit the most from the tax break helps explain it — they are all Democratic strongholds. New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and California top […]
  • FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland as Rick Gates listens at back left. President Donald Trump’s eldest son and his former campaign chairman are agreeing to discuss being privately interviewed by a Senate committee investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) National News

    Trump Jr., Manafort may be interviewed privately by senators

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s eldest son and his former campaign chairman won’t be forced to testify publicly next week and are instead discussing being privately interviewed by a Senate committee investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, the panel said. The Senate Judiciary Committee initially called for Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort […]
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