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  • Texas Trump supporter tapped for Federal Election Commission

    JULIE BYKOWICZ|Sep 14, 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has selected a Texas attorney — and supporter — to join the beleaguered Federal Election Commission. Trump appointed James "Trey" Trainor III, a well-known election-law specialist based in Austin, to the panel that monitors and polices federal campaign fundraising and spending. The position requires Senate confirmation. Trainor would serve a term that expires in April 2021, according to a White House announcement Tuesday night. The FEC is typically made up of six commissioners, and by law no more than...

  • Upbeat Trump pitches in at shelter for Harvey victims


    HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cupped a boy's face in his hands and then gave him a high-five. He snapped on latex gloves to hand out boxed lunches of hot dogs and potato chips. And he loaded relief supplies into vehicles, patted storm victims on the shoulder and declared the work "good exercise." An upbeat and optimistic president visited with victims of Harvey on Saturday, touring a Houston mega-shelter housing hundreds of displaced people and briefly walking streets lined with soggy, discarded possessions. Trump met the scene with p...