Government and politics

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, to travel to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., after speaking at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 07, 2018 - 2:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is responding to criticism from his former secretary of state Rex Tillerson by calling Tillerson "dumb as a rock" and "lazy as hell." During a rare public appearance in Houston Thursday evening, Tillerson weighed in on his time in the administration. He...
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December 05, 2018 - 6:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is introducing a measure that says Saudi Arabia's crown prince is "complicit" in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The resolution is largely symbolic, but it registers the Senate's unrest with the killing and the Trump administration's...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington. The special counsel in the Russia investigation is set to give the first public insight into how much valuable information President Donald Trump's former national security adviser has shared with prosecutors. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 04, 2018 - 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former national security adviser Michael Flynn (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The special counsel's office is calling Michael Flynn's cooperation "substantial" and is recommending no prison time for the former Trump administration national security adviser. Prosecutors...
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December 04, 2018 - 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, an associate of President Donald Trump, says he won't provide testimony or documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee. An attorney for Stone said in a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the committee's top Democrat, that Stone was invoking his Fifth Amendment right...
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December 04, 2018 - 12:43 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Should authorities be able to deny handgun licenses for hateful tweets? A New York lawmaker is raising the question with a bill that would require police to scrutinize the social media activity and online searches of handgun license applicants, and disqualify those who have...
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In this Nov. 29, 2018, photo, Michael Cohen walks out of federal court in New York. A pattern of deception by advisers to President Donald Trump, aimed at covering up Russia-related contacts during the 2016 campaign and transition, has unspooled bit by bit in criminal cases from special counsel Robert Mueller. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
December 03, 2018 - 10:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling for a "full and complete" sentence for his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. Trump tweets Monday: "You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term?"...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 1996 file photo, American real estate mogul Donald Trump, left, checks out sites in Moscow, Russia, for luxury residential towers. Trump's decades-long dream of building a luxury tower in the heart of Moscow flared and fizzled several times over the years, most recently when his presidential campaign was gaining momentum. That latest plan led his former lawyer Michael Cohen to plead guilty to a charge of lying to congressional investigators about key details in the negotiations, most notably that those talks stretched far deeper into the 2016 campaign than previously thought. (AP Photo/Igor Tabakov, File)
November 29, 2018 - 7:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump for decades dreamed of building a Trump Tower in the heart of Moscow, a plan that flared and fizzled several times over the years, most recently when his presidential campaign was gaining momentum. That last plan led Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen to plead...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Manafort says in a statement that a Guardian report saying he met with Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy is "totally false and deliberately libelous." Manafort says that he has never been contacted by "anyone connected to WikiLeaks, either directly or indirectly." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 28, 2018 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday a pardon for Paul Manafort is "not off the table" — a comment that drew swift rebuke from critics who fear the president will use his executive power to protect friends and supporters caught up in the Russia probe. The president's comments to...
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Migrants run from tear gas launched by U.S. agents, amid photojournalists covering the Mexico-U.S. border, after a group of migrants got past Mexican police at the Chaparral crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived in the city. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 27, 2018 - 8:04 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump is strongly defending the U.S. use of tear gas at the Mexico border to repel a crowd of migrants that included angry rock-throwers and barefoot, crying children. On Tuesday, U.S. authorities lowered the number of arrests during the confrontation to 42 from 69...
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The official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. The tree measures 18 feet tall and is dressed in over 500 feet of blue velvet ribbon embroidered in gold with each State and territory. Christmas has arrived at the White House. First lady Melania Trump unveiled the 2018 White House holiday decor on Monday. She designed the decor, which features a theme of "American Treasures." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
November 26, 2018 - 10:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Christmas has arrived at the White House. First lady Melania Trump unveiled the 2018 White House holiday decor on Monday. Mrs. Trump designed the decor, which features a theme of "American Treasures." The White House says decorations include a tree trimmed by Gold Star families,...
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