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Impeachment probe reaches into White House with new subpoena

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the impeachment inquiry reached directly into the White House on Friday as Democrats subpoenaed officials about contacts with Ukraine and President Donald Trump signaled his administration would not cooperate....

 

Pence, a loyal No. 2, finds himself caught up in impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told Vice President Mike Pence to cancel his plans to attend the inauguration of Ukraine’s new president earlier this year after initially pushing for him to go, according to a person familiar with the...

 

Subpoenas mark first concrete steps for Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats took their first concrete steps in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump on Friday, issuing subpoenas demanding documents from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and scheduling legal depositions for...

 

China tariffs fuel Trump 'order' for firms to cut China ties

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful, but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war...

 

Economic storm clouds hovering over Trump and global leaders

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Under the threatening clouds of a global economic slowdown, President Donald Trump is confronting the consequences of his preference to go it alone, with low expectations that the leaders of the richest democracies can make... Full story

 

With eyes on election, White House insists economy is strong

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted on Monday, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump's...

 

AP Analysis: Trump uses Israel to fuel partisan fires

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's encouragement and support of Israel's decision to ban two Democratic lawmakers may play well to his political base, but it could endanger the foundations of the U.S.-Israel relationship in the longer...

 

Greenland to Trump: Thanks, but we're not for sale

TASIILAQ, Greenland (AP) — Greenlanders are giving Donald Trump the cold shoulder. Although amused, they're definitely not warming up to the U.S. president's talk of buying the semiautonomous Danish territory. "We see it as an expression of...

 

AP Analysis: Moving to make immigration whiter, wealthier

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is on a course to remake the face of immigration in America in ways that would turn it whiter and wealthier. It is a dramatic editing of the American catechism welcoming "your tired, your poor, your...

 

Trump official: Statue of Liberty poem is about Europeans

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official says that the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants into the country is about "people coming from Europe" and that America is looking to receive migrants "who can...

 

Trump says he wants background checks, also reassures NRA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend's mass shootings in Texas and...

 

Protesters chant as Trump visits Dayton, El Paso

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Aiming to play the traditional role of healer during national tragedy, President Donald Trump paid visits Wednesday to cities reeling from mass shootings that left 31 dead and dozens more wounded. But his divisive words...

 

Trump heads to Dayton, El Paso, facing protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump headed to El Paso and Dayton on Wednesday to offer a message of healing and unity, but he will be met by unusual hostility in both places by people who fault his own incendiary words as a contributing cause...

 

Trump vows urgent action after shootings, offers few details

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking out against weekend mass shootings that rocked a nation, President Donald Trump on Monday called for bipartisan solutions to the bloodshed but offered few details and faced pointed questions from Democrats about whether...

 

Accused of racism, Trump blasts black congressman as racist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism for his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump lashed out at his critics Monday and sought to deflect the criticism by labeling a leading black congressman as himself racist. In the latest r...

 

DMZ diplomacy? Trump outreach to Kim for border rendezvous

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump issued a Twitter invitation Saturday to North Korea's Kim Jong Un to meet for a handshake at the Demilitarized Zone that separates the North and South, and expressed a willingness to cross the...

 

Analysis: Trump's diplomacy puts relationships over results

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For President Donald Trump, a four-day visit to Asia is shaping up to be more about relationships than results. In Japan for the Group of 20 summit, Trump notched few identifiable accomplishments on a range of pressing...

 

'Let's do it:' 3 hours at the DMZ and a made-for-TV moment

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — "Ok, let's do it." With those words, a deliberate step and a pat on the arm of Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump became the first sitting American leader to step into North Korea on Sunday as the two made history at the...

 

At DMZ, step into history for Trump as he offers hand to Kim

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — With wide grins and a historic handshake, President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un met at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone on Sunday and agreed to revive talks on the pariah nation's nuclear program....

 

Trump, Xi to talk trade as economic titans jockey for edge

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — A trade war between two economic titans will face a critical junction Saturday, when President Donald Trump meets China's Xi Jinping at a moment when both sides are signaling a desire to de-escalate the year-long conflict, yet...

 

Trump heads to Asia for global talks on trade, Iran and more

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fun and flattery are largely over for President Donald Trump as he embarks on his third overseas trip in a month, this time facing a flurry of international crises, tense negotiations and a growing global to-do list. Trump...

 

Trump says he'd 'want to hear' foreign dirt on 2020 rivals

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that if a foreign power offered dirt on his 2020 opponent, he'd be open to accepting it and that he'd have no obligation to call in the FBI. "I think I'd want to hear it," Trump said in an...

 

ISO affirmation: Trump has aides vouch that he's 'very calm'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes even the president of the United States needs somebody to vouch for him. No, Trump insisted Thursday, he did not have a temper tantrum a day earlier when he cut off a White House meeting with congressional Democrats afte...

 

Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. intelligence community on Thursday to "quickly and fully cooperate" with Attorney General William Barr's investigation of the origins of the multi-year probe of whether his 2016 campaign...

 

Trump sows confusion on Iran as tensions appear to ease

WASHINGTON (AP) — It started with a surprise statement on a Sunday night that the U.S. was rushing military forces to counter alleged Iranian threats. What followed were two weeks of bombastic rhetoric and swells of fear and confusion over whether...

 

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