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Trump bows to conservative backlash over border wall funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rattled by accusations he was caving on his promised border wall, President Donald Trump instead bowed to a conservative backlash. After signaling earlier in the week that he was backing off a government shutdown threat, Trump...

 

Trump, Democrats dig in for fight over border-wall funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders were digging in Wednesday for a fight over government funding, a day after a combative White House meeting with President Donald Trump that seemed to raise the likelihood of a partial government shutdown....

 

Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the U.S. government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of...

 

Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing at least four people to serve as his next chief of staff, after plans for an orderly succession for departing John Kelly fell through. The high-profile hiring search comes at a pivotal time as...

 

Trump expected to pick State spokeswoman for UN ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce he will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, officials familiar with the plans said Thursday. Two administration...

 

Trump odd man out as presidents assemble for Bush funeral

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no mistaking the odd man out. Wednesday's funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush served as a rare reunion of the remaining members of the presidents club, but the front-row banter among Barack Obama, Bill...

 

Trump sets aside political differences in honoring Bush

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Donald Trump, the disruptive, anti-establishment president who spent years deriding much of what George H.W. Bush stood for, set aside differences in politics and temperament Saturday to honor the late president....

 

Trump cancels meeting with Putin as he heads to G-20 summit

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as he headed to the Group of 20 Nations summit Thursday, citing Russia's seizure of Ukrainian vessels as a source of ten...

 

Tariff tensions shadow US, Canada, Mexico trade pact signing

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a revised North American trade pact with the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Friday, declaring the deal a major victory for workers. But tensions over tariffs, looming GM layoffs and ques...

 

Remember the caravan? After vote, focus on migrants fades

WASHINGTON (AP) — Did someone say caravan? One week after Election Day, President Donald Trump's daily drumbeat of warnings about a caravan of "bad thugs" and potential terrorists intent on invading the U.S. from Mexico has largely fallen silent....

 

Trump, Democrats confront thorny life under divided Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suddenly facing life under divided government, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders talked bipartisanship Wednesday but then bluntly previewed the fault lines to come. Trump threatened to go after House Democrats who t...

 

Trump views midterms through presidency-defining lens

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump knows he's on the line. The president spent Election Day calling allies, tweeting endorsements and following news coverage, after concluding a six-day rally blitz in Missouri late Monday. Trump packed his...

 

Trump presidency faces high stakes in midterm elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been acting like a candidate on the ballot this week, staging daily double-header rallies and blasting out ads for Republicans up for election on Tuesday. Given the stakes for his presidency, he might...

 

Trump implores Missouri voters to dump McCaskill for Hawley

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump implored voters on Thursday to reject Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and to instead install a Republican in her seat who would fully back his agenda. Trump appeared at a rollicking campaign rally in...

 

'Boogeyman' Trump stokes fears in election closing arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mob rule. A socialist takeover. Terrorists marching on the U.S. border. As President Donald Trump embraces the role of electoral boogeyman, he's making closing arguments to midterm voters that increasingly resemble a Halloween...

 

Trump revives fiery immigration talk for 'caravan' election

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he's back at it...

 

Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and...

 

Kanye West, in 'MAGA' hat, delivers surreal Oval Office show

WASHINGTON (AP) — Live from the Oval Office, it's Kanye West with a jaw-dropping performance. The rapper didn't rap. But, seated across from President Donald Trump at the Resolute Desk, the musician delivered a multipart rambling monologue...

 

Trump lashes out at Capitol Hill protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out Friday at female protesters who have confronted senators over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, labeling them "rude elevator screamers" and "paid professionals only looking to make Senators...

 

Still Anonymous: White House hunt for op-ed author fades

WASHINGTON (AP) — Remember Anonymous? One month ago Friday, an unidentified Trump administration official set off a White House firestorm by claiming in a New York Times opinion piece to be part of a secret "resistance" force out to undermine parts...

 

'A scary time': Trump taps fears of #Metoo run amok

WASHINGTON (AP) — Men of America, be afraid. This could happen to you. That's the alarm President Donald Trump and his GOP allies are increasingly sounding as they try to defend their Supreme Court nominee from sexual assault allegations. The...

 

Trump says his past accusers influence thinking on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) — An agitated President Donald Trump acknowledged Wednesday that past accusations of sexual misconduct against him have influenced the way he views similar allegations against other men, including his Supreme Court nominee. Wading...

 

Trump picks combat over caution in court fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Combat won out over caution. White House aides and congressional allies worked all week to keep President Donald Trump from unloading on the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. But as...

 

Trump turns back to Maria, falsely says Dems inflated toll

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Hurricane Florence bore down on the U.S. on Thursday, President Donald Trump angrily churned up the devastating storm of a year earlier, disputing the official death count from Hurricane Maria and falsely accusing Democrats of...

 

Trump rips searing Times op-ed from unnamed senior official

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking anonymous broadside, a senior Trump administration official wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times on Wednesday claiming to be part of a group of people "working diligently from within" to impede President...

 

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