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France's Macron pushes back at 'America First' agenda

France's President Emmanuel Macron urged the United States to embrace multilateralism and warned of the perils of trade war, in an address to Congress pushing back against Donald Trump's "America First" agenda. The French leader's speech to lawmakers was a dramatic twist at the

Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators
Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess.

Another Federal Judge Rules Against Trump
Another Federal Judge Rules Against Trump's Order To Cancel DACA

A federal judge says the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is "arbitrary and capricious."

Trump: Kim Jong Un
Trump: Kim Jong Un 'very open' and 'very honorable'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been "very open" and "very honorable," a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as "Little

Travel ban case is justices
Travel ban case is justices' first dive into Trump policy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump's time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That's about to change.

State visit poses test for Macron-Trump
State visit poses test for Macron-Trump 'friendship'

French President Emmanuel Macron flies into Washington Monday on a three-day state visit expected to test his much-vaunted "friendship" with US counterpart Donald Trump, as the leaders tackle deep differences over Iran and other key dossiers. In an interview broadcast on the eve of his departure

Trump Celebrates Earth Day By Praising Rollback Of Environmental Protections
Trump Celebrates Earth Day By Praising Rollback Of Environmental Protections

President Donald Trump commemorated Earth Day on Sunday by applauding his

In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists,
In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes

Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim
Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said that although he's looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it's "not going to be fruitful."

Trump passes up chance to say if he
Trump passes up chance to say if he'll fire Mueller

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - As his frustration with the investigation into his campaign and business expands into threatening new fronts, President Donald Trump refused to say Wednesday whether he plans to fire special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Trump rewrites history on rationale for firing Comey
Trump rewrites history on rationale for firing Comey

Despite previous statements to the contrary, the president is now saying he didn't fire the former FBI director because of the Russia investigation.

George and Barbara Bush, a
George and Barbara Bush, a 'storybook' 73-year marriage

They lived as husband and wife for 73 years, becoming the longest-married couple in presidential history.

Trump defends
Trump defends 'mission accomplished' after strike on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his use of the phrase "Mission Accomplished" to describe a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, saying "it is such a great Military term, it should be brought back."

Trump pardons Scooter Libby, says he was
Trump pardons Scooter Libby, says he was 'treated unfairly'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump issued a pardon Friday to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, suggesting the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney had been "treated unfairly" by a special counsel. The pardon comes at a moment when the president faces an escalating special counsel

Trump Pardons Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney
Trump Pardons Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney's Former Chief Of Staff

The former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney was convicted in 2007 of lying to the FBI and obstruction of justice.

In new book, Comey calls Trump
In new book, Comey calls Trump 'untethered to truth'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former FBI Director James Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and "untethered to truth" and calls his leadership of the country "ego driven and about personal loyalty" in a forthcoming book.

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Trump 'Believes He Has the Power' to Fire Mueller: Is He Right?

President Donald Trump "certainly believes he has the power" to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a press briefing on Tuesday. Sanders's remark came the day after FBI agents raided the home, office and hotel room of Trump lawyer Michael

Trump fumes at Mueller probe after raid on attorney
Trump fumes at Mueller probe after raid on attorney

President Donald Trump has lashed out against special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, branding it "an attack on our country" and exhibiting mounting concern about the yearlong ...

Syria says U.S. suspected of attacking air base but Pentagon denies it
Syria says U.S. suspected of attacking air base but Pentagon denies it

Syrian state TV said on Monday the United States was suspected of striking an air base hours after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of a "big price to pay" as aid groups said dozens of people were killed by poison gas in a rebel-held town. The United States denied attacking the Syrian base

John McCain Accuses Trump Of 'Emboldening' Assad With Talk Of Withdrawal
John McCain Accuses Trump Of 'Emboldening' Assad With Talk Of Withdrawal

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that signals from President Donald

The debate over jailing women for abortions
The debate over jailing women for abortions

In fact, the idea of prosecuting women for abortions has been kicking around on the fringes of the antiabortion movement for some time.? Back in 2014, conservative provocateur Kevin Williamson recommended (in a tweet and a podcast) execution, preferably by hanging, as the appropriate punishment.

China says will fight back
China says will fight back 'at any cost' against U.S. trade tariffs

By Tom Daly and Steve Holland BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China warned on Friday it would fight back "at any cost" with fresh trade measures if the United States continues on its path of protectionism, hours after President Donald Trump threatened to slap an additional $100 billion in tariffs

Trump proposes $100 billion more in new tariffs on China
Trump proposes $100 billion more in new tariffs on China

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had instructed U.S. trade officials to consider $100 billion in additional tariffs on China, fueling an already heated trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies. Trump said in a statement the further tariffs were being considered "

Phil Bredesen is a Democrat who thinks he can win in Tennessee. He might be right.
Phil Bredesen is a Democrat who thinks he can win in Tennessee. He might be right.

For Tennessee Republicans, Williamson County has long been considered the promised land ? Just one Democrat has won here in the last 20 years ? Nearly eight years after leaving the governor?s office, Bredesen, 74, recently emerged from political retirement to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Bob Corker, the moderate Republican and off-and-on critic of President Trump who announced last fall that he would not seek reelection.

Judge skewers Manafort
Judge skewers Manafort's case challenging Mueller's powers

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge tore into all of the legal arguments that a lawyer for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort made on Wednesday in his long-shot civil case to convince her that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has

Trump says
Trump says 'strong action' coming on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump pledged "strong action today" on immigration, a day after he said he wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his "big, beautiful wall" is erected.

Liberal Dallet easily takes Wisconsin Supreme Court race
Liberal Dallet easily takes Wisconsin Supreme Court race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Rebecca Dallet, a liberal Milwaukee judge, easily defeated conservative Michael Screnock on Tuesday in the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court, fueling optimism among Democrats for more victories in the fall midterms.

Mueller said last month Trump not a criminal target
Mueller said last month Trump not a criminal target 'at this point': Washington Post

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller told President Donald Trump's attorneys last month he was continuing to investigate the president but did not consider him a criminal target in the Russia probe "at this point," the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Mueller, in private negotiations

Teacher rebellion puts red-state Republicans on defensive
Teacher rebellion puts red-state Republicans on defensive

A teacher rebellion in red states from West Virginia to Arizona has put Republicans on the defensive, forcing them to walk a fine line in the months before midterm elections between placating constituents ...

Dutch lawyer is first sentenced in Mueller Russia probe
Dutch lawyer is first sentenced in Mueller Russia probe

A Dutch lawyer with direct knowledge of contacts between Russian intelligence and a top official in Donald Trump's campaign became the first person sentenced in special prosecutor Robert Mueller's sprawling investigation Tuesday. Alex van der Zwaan was sentenced to 30 days in jail and a $20,000

Kremlin: Trump invited Putin to White House, but no date set
Kremlin: Trump invited Putin to White House, but no date set

MOSCOW (AP) - An aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump invited the Russian leader to the White House when they spoke by telephone last month, but the two countries haven't started any preparations for such a visit.

Trump says DACA deal for young immigrants is off
Trump says DACA deal for young immigrants is off

By Valerie Volcovici and Delphine Schrank WASHINGTON/IXTEPEC, Mexico (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Sunday that there will be no deal on legalizing the status on young adult immigrants known as Dreamers, declaring on Twitter that the U.S.-Mexico border is becoming more dangerous. After

The Latest: Russia demands to see poisoned spy
The Latest: Russia demands to see poisoned spy's daughter

Russia makes the latest move in the tit-for-tat diplomatic battle over the Kremlin's alleged poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter.

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