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  • The Latest: AP sources: Panel, Trump Jr. agree to interview

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a subpoena sent to Donald Trump Jr. (all times local): 5:50 p.m. The Senate Intelligence Committee has struck a deal with Donald Trump Jr. to appear for an interview next month. That’s according to two people familiar with the agreement, who spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday to discuss […]
  • The Latest: Some allies skeptical about US claims on Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Some U.S. allies are expressing skepticism about the Trump administration’s claims that Iran poses a growing threat in the Persian Gulf and beyond. British Maj. Gen. Chris Ghika, a senior officer in the U.S.-backed coalition fighting the Islamic State […]
  • Joe Biden steps up the retail politics in New Hampshire

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — An impassioned version of his standard speech in the rain. A huddle with reporters in the state capital. A little encouragement for a schoolboy getting ready for a hockey tournament. Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden summoned old-school retail politics during his first campaign trip through New Hampshire as his third try […]
  • Senate backs Trump judicial pick who disparaged Obama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed a new federal judge in Eastern Texas, despite comments he made disparaging former President Barack Obama. Lawyer Michael Truncale was confirmed, 49-46, on Tuesday. Utah Sen. Mitt Romney was the only Republican to vote against President Donald Trump’s nominee. Romney said in a statement that his “no” vote […]
  • The Latest: Trump handicaps 2020 rivals at government event

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Louisiana (all times local): 4:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is using an official government event at a liquefied natural gas export facility to handicap his potential 2020 Democratic opponents. Trump ran through a list of his challengers at the event in Louisiana on Tuesday. […]
  • Escalating trade war causing anxiety in America’s heartland

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — When President Donald Trump began talking about tariffs in 2017, Upper Midwest soybean farmer Jamie Beyer suspected that her crop could become a weapon. Two years later, she and her family are watching the commodity markets on an hourly basis as an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China creates […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump cites drug-price drop that isn’t

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is misstating the facts when it comes to prescription drug prices. Speaking Monday at a White House dinner, he cited a remarkable drop in prescription drug prices. But a government index that had registered some declines is now showing an increase again. Some experts say more increases are likely. […]
  • Democrats may fund parts of Trump’s $4.5B border request

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are signaling a willingness to include major elements of President Donald Trump’s $4.5 billion request for humanitarian and security needs on the U.S.-Mexico border in an unrelated, widely backed disaster aid bill that appears to finally be breaking free of a partisan logjam. Democratic aides said Tuesday that Trump’s request […]
  • Judge skeptical of Trump effort to keep records from House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing in Washington in which President Donald Trump is seeking to block Congress from obtaining some of his financial records (all times local): 1 p.m. A federal judge suggested Tuesday he is skeptical of President Donald Trump’s efforts to block Congress from obtaining some of his financial […]
  • AP source: Barr working with intel chiefs on Russia review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr is stepping up the probe into the origins of the Russia investigation, naming a U.S. attorney to oversee the investigation and working with intelligence chiefs to see how surveillance was conducted. Barr tapped John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to lead the inquiry, but remains directly involved […]
  • Trump pushes ‘America First energy policy’ on Louisiana trip

    HACKBERRY, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump showcased his “America First energy policy” on Tuesday during a trip to Louisiana designed to highlight his administration’s efforts to increase liquefied natural gas exports and boost the country’s energy infrastructure. Trump toured the outskirts of a $10 billion export terminal that will liquefy natural gas for storage […]
  • Trump says US not ramping up for military conflict with Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is dismissing a report that the U.S. is planning for a military conflict with Iran. Trump was responding to Tuesday’s report in The New York Times that the White House is reviewing military plans against Iran that could result in sending 120,000 U.S. troops to the Middle East if […]
  • Global worries flare over whether US sliding toward Iran war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — International worries that the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Iran flared into the open Tuesday amid skepticism about its claims that the Islamic Republic poses a growing threat to the U.S. and its allies in the Persian Gulf and beyond . The U.S. military rebutted doubts expressed by a British […]
  • Warren turns down a televised town hall on Fox News

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren is saying no to a televised town hall on Fox News, slamming the network as “a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists.” Several of Warren’s rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have already held or agreed to hold town halls with Fox News, including Bernie […]
  • Who’s running for president? Meet the Democratic candidates

    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s entry into the 2020 Democratic presidential contest on Tuesday widens the primary field to more than two dozen candidates. The sprawling Democratic field features candidates ranging in age from 37 to 89; liberals and moderates; senators, governors and mayors; and an unprecedented number of women and minorities. Democrats view the upcoming […]
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