Trump makes return to NYC fresh off health vote win

NEW YORK/May 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Donald Trump turned his first trip home as president into a victory lap on Thursday, returning to the city that has largely opposed him while celebrating House passage of legislation undoing much his predecessor’s health law. Trump only received 18 percent of the vote in New York in November’s … Continue reading Trump makes return to NYC fresh off health vote win

Trump celebrates Hill victory, relishes visit to hometown

NEW YORK/May 5, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump had already planned a celebration as he returned to his hometown for the first time since his inauguration. House Republicans gave him another reason to enjoy the moment. Trump flew to New York to join Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull aboard the USS Intrepid to commemorate … Continue reading Trump celebrates Hill victory, relishes visit to hometown

Trump to meet Australian PM on 1st presidential trip to NYC

WASHINGTON/May 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will aim to move past the rocky start to their working relationship when they meet for the first time and commemorate the 75th anniversary of an important World War II naval battle. Trump and Turnbull were meeting Thursday in New York … Continue reading Trump to meet Australian PM on 1st presidential trip to NYC

Trump considering numerous candidates for FBI director

WASHINGTON/May 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump is considering more than a dozen candidates to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey, choosing from a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials. White House officials said Friday the president was moving expeditiously to find an interim FBI director along with a permanent … Continue reading Trump considering numerous candidates for FBI director

Giuliani the favorite as Trump weighs secretary of state

NEW YORK (AP) — Sequestered in his Manhattan high-rise, President-elect Donald Trump is preparing to fill key foreign policy posts. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has emerged as the favorite to serve as secretary of state, a senior Trump official said. Although Giuliani has little foreign policy experience, the official said there was no … Continue reading Giuliani the favorite as Trump weighs secretary of state

Trump warns Comey: Better hope there are no ‘tapes’ of talks

WASHINGTON/May 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — In an ominous warning, President Donald Trump declared Friday that fired FBI Director James Comey had better hope there are no “tapes” of their private conversations. Trump’s tweet came the morning after he asserted Comey had told him three times he wasn’t under FBI investigation. Later, White House press secretary … Continue reading Trump warns Comey: Better hope there are no ‘tapes’ of talks

House panel demands details on Trump aides’ private emails

WASHINGTON/September 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A top House Republican has demanded details on the use of private emails by some of President Donald Trump’s closest advisers. Rep. Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina conservative who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and the top Democrat on that panel, Rep. Elijah Cummings, cite a recent … Continue reading House panel demands details on Trump aides’ private emails

Amid signs of transition trouble, Trump huddles with Pence

NEW YORK (AP) — Hidden from the public in his Manhattan high-rise, Donald Trump huddled Tuesday with Vice President-elect Mike Pence as he tried to fill out key posts in his Cabinet. But the transition team appeared to be straining under the enormous challenge of setting up a new administration. Former Rep. Mike Rogers, a … Continue reading Amid signs of transition trouble, Trump huddles with Pence