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US moves to strengthen forces in Middle East to counter Iran

US moves to strengthen forces in Middle East to counter Iran

Susannah George and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press

May 25, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the U.S. and its interests in the region. And for the first time, Pentagon officials...

Trump, Pelosi trade insults as their feud heats up

Trump, Pelosi trade insults as their feud heats up

Laurie Kellman and Zeke Miller, Associated Press

May 24, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's calling for an "intervention" to save the nation from him. He says she's "crazy." The enmity between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deteriorated Thursday into rude-and-then-some questioning of his fitness for office and her sanity, with personal attacks...

New York puts Democrats a step closer to Trump tax returns

New York puts Democrats a step closer to Trump tax returns

Chris Carola and David Klepper, Associated Press

May 22, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president's federal filings. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly...

Trump plan would shift immigration focus to ‘merit’

Trump plan would shift immigration focus to ‘merit’

Zeke Miller, Lisa Mascaro and Jill Colvin, Associated Press

May 17, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, "totally brilliant," high-skilled workers he says...

US imposes new sanctions on Iran as tensions escalate

US imposes new sanctions on Iran as tensions escalate

Deb Riechmann and Ben Fox, Associated Press

May 8, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Iran Wednesday, just days after the U.S. dispatched an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf over what it described as a new threat from Tehran. The sanctions target Iran's steel, aluminum, copper and iron sectors, whi...

Refusal to hand over Trump’s tax returns sets up legal fight

Refusal to hand over Trump’s tax returns sets up legal fight

Andrew Taylor and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press

May 7, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has made it official: The administration won't be turning President Donald Trump's tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House. Mnuchin told Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., in a Monday letter that the panel's request "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose" as ...

Deputy attorney general submits letter of resignation to Trump

Deputy attorney general submits letter of resignation to Trump

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

April 30, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation Monday after a two-year run defined by his appointment of a special counsel to investigate connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. His last day will be May 11, ending a tumultuous relationship...

OPINION: Trump’s Tiger

OPINION: Trump’s Tiger

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

April 29, 2019


Filed under Opinions

The intersection of sports and politics is an American tradition. The issues we debate in the halls of government often find their way onto the playing field and mark significant steps in our march toward social equality. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in professional baseball before Jim Cr...

Trump says White House to fight House subpoenas

Trump says White House to fight House subpoenas

Associated Press

April 25, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his White House will be "fighting all the subpoenas" issued by House Democrats in their investigations into his administration. Trump is criticizing those investigations and telling reporters at the White House that he "thought after two years we'd be...

Trump tried to seize control of Mueller probe, report says

Trump tried to seize control of Mueller probe, report says

Nancy Benac, Chad Day, Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

April 18, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. ...

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