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GOP struggles to define Biden, turns to culture wars instead

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and the Democrats were on the brink of pushing through sprawling legislation with an eyepopping, $1.9 trillion price tag. But many Republican politicians and conservative commentators had other priorities in...

 

With a video filmed in secret, Trump keeps sowing chaos

WASHINGTON (AP) — The video message that plunged Washington into chaos was filmed in secret. President Donald Trump stood in the White House's Diplomatic Reception Room, holiday garland and gleaming ornaments draped on the fireplace behind him. He...

 

Baptism by fire: Stephanie Grisham's eventful first days

WASHINGTON (AP) — She is President Donald Trump's new top spokeswoman. But she said barely a word during what became her introduction to the world. Stephanie Grisham received a baptism by fire over the weekend as she accompanied the president on...

 

Trump turns Mueller probe's findings into political weapon

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Presenting himself as both vindicated and vindictive, a fired-up President Donald Trump on Thursday turned the findings of the Russia investigation into a political weapon at a Michigan rally that was part victory lap,...

 

Budget head Mulvaney picked as Trump's next chief of staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his acting chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of the running for the job. "Mick has done an...

 

Trump trashes media as 'fake, fake disgusting news' at rally

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Thundering that the media is the "fake, fake disgusting news," President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of grievances Thursday at a Pennsylvania campaign rally in which he cast journalists as his true political opponent....

 

Beset by leaks, White House talks firings, not apologies

WASHINGTON (AP) — A West Wing aide's morbid remark about gravely ill Sen. John McCain has not yielded widespread White House soul searching. Instead it has produced a push to fire those responsible for leaking that story and others that have...

 

Amid a White House in tumult, Trump defends former aide

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday defended former aide Rob Porter, wishing him well in his future endeavors without any mention of the two ex-wives who have accused Porter of physical and emotional abuse. Trump's comments set off...

 

Trump in Asia: A break from the past but uncertain results

In his travels across Asia, President Donald Trump offered himself as a sharp break from presidents past. He pushed regional leaders to reshape trade deals to America's liking, opted against spotlighting human rights abuses and cranked up pressure...

 

Trump warns North Korea: 'Do not try us'

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump delivered a sharp warning to North Korea Wednesday, telling the rogue nation: "Do not underestimate us. And do not try us." In a speech delivered hours after he aborted a visit to the heavily...

 

Trump abruptly talking negotiations, not threats in Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Softening his aggressive rhetoric, at least for the moment, President Donald Trump stood on South Korean soil Tuesday and urged North Korea to come to the negotiating table. It's time, he said, for the North to "make a dea...

 

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