Politics

WASHINGTON | Trump’s search for a new chief of staff has reality TV feel

WASHINGTON— Serious contenders are hiding from view. Celebrity hangers-on are applying via Twitter. Fresh names circulate practically on the hour. And the man in charge is stoking much of the confusion. President Donald Trump’s hunt for a new chief of staff has taken on the feel of a reality TV show. No leading name has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s search for a new chief of staff has reality TV feel

WASHINGTON | Death row executions remain near historic lows in 2018

WASHINGTON  — Three states resumed executions of death row inmates in 2018 after long breaks, but nationwide, executions remained near historic lows this year, according to an annual report on the death penalty released Friday. The report by the District of Columbia-based Death Penalty Information Center says 25 executions were carried out in 2018, the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Death row executions remain near historic lows in 2018

WASHINGTON | Pelosi’s triumph: A reminder why she’s set to be speaker

WASHINGTON — It has been quite a week for Nancy Pelosi. The televised meeting with President Donald Trump. The deal with restless Democrats to secure their votes to become House speaker. The fashion statement of her burnt-orange winter coat, swooshing out the doors of the White House, going viral in social media memes. It all … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi’s triumph: A reminder why she’s set to be speaker

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims Flynn didn’t lie to FBI

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is skimming over the facts when it comes to former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea for lying in the Russia investigation. In remarks Thursday at a meeting with governors-elect, Trump suggests the FBI never accused Flynn of lying in its probe into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims Flynn didn’t lie to FBI

WASHINGTON | Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at East Coast base

WASHINGTON — When Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were preparing for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East, they faced an unusual challenge: the beach they needed to train on had been washed away by Hurricane Florence. Using bulldozers and other equipment, they moved enough sand to rebuild a portion of Onslow Beach so Marines … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at East Coast base

BEXLEY, Ohio | Kasich would prefer competing for presidency as a Republican

BEXLEY, Ohio — Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday that he’d prefer to run for president as a Republican, but only if he’s entering a primary he could win. In an interview with The Associated Press, Kasich acknowledged he probably couldn’t defeat President Donald Trump if the election were held today. He says he’s … Continue reading BEXLEY, Ohio | Kasich would prefer competing for presidency as a Republican

SALT LAKE CITY | Biden says his family convinced him to run with Obama

SALT LAKE CITY — Former Vice President Joe Biden initially refused to run with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a decade ago, but his family ultimately convinced him he had to support an African-American candidate with a real chance of winning, he said Thursday at the University of Utah. Biden, 76, was greeted with a standing … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Biden says his family convinced him to run with Obama

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Greek Acting Foreign Minister George Katrougalos

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Greek Acting Foreign Minister George Katrougalos launched the inaugural U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue today at the State Department. The two reaffirmed their commitment to deepen bilateral cooperation in key areas for the mutual benefit of both countries. … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Greek Acting Foreign Minister George Katrougalos