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Trump says he discussed corruption with Ukraine’s president

Trump says he discussed corruption with Ukraine’s president

Darlene Superville, Associated Press

1:14 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he spoke to Ukraine's new president about his summer election and the fact that "we don't want our people, like Vice President Biden and his son" contributing to corruption already happening in the Eastern European nation. Trump appeared...

Bolton Out: Diverged with Trump in substance, not style

Bolton Out: Diverged with Trump in substance, not style

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

September 16, 2019

When John Bolton’s departure from the Trump administration was announced Tuesday, it came as an abrupt end to the tenure of the president’s third national security adviser in as many years. Hours before Bolton was scheduled to appear at a White House press conference with Secretary of State Mike Po...

Government will propose banning flavors used in e-cigarettes

Government will propose banning flavors used in e-cigarettes

Matthew Peroni, Associated Press

September 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes to combat a recent surge in underage vaping . The Food and Drug Administration will develop guidelines to remove from the market all e-cigarette flavors except t...

Nancy who? GOP targets House Dem ‘squad’ in campaign attacks

Nancy who? GOP targets House Dem ‘squad’ in campaign attacks

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press

August 30, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, Nancy Pelosi. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the "squad" of freshmen women of color are emerging as new stars of Republican attacks against Democrats running for Congress. The tone is being set from the top as President Donald Trump bashes the four squad members with...

Mexican officials try to stave off tariffs at White House

Mexican officials try to stave off tariffs at White House

Jill Colvin, Matthew Lee and Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press

June 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexican and U.S. officials met late into the day Tuesday at the White House trying to stave off President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on all Mexican goods flowing into the United States. The first tariffs — 5% taxes on imports from Mexico — are to go into effect next...

Mueller: Special counsel probe did not exonerate Trump

Mueller: Special counsel probe did not exonerate Trump

Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo and Chad Day, Associated Press

May 29, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday he was legally barred from charging President Donald Trump with a crime but pointedly emphasized that his Russia report did not exonerate the president. If he could have cleared Trump of obstruction of justice he "would have said so,"...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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