2016 campaign

WASHINGTON | US economy surges to 4.1 percent growth rate in Q2

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy surged in the April-June quarter to an annual growth rate of 4.1 percent. That’s the fastest pace since 2014, driven by consumers who began spending their tax cuts and exporters who rushed to get their products delivered ahead of retaliatory tariffs. The Commerce Department reported Friday that the gross domestic … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US economy surges to 4.1 percent growth rate in Q2

WASHINGTON | Trump returns to ‘Witch Hunt’ tweets against Mueller probe

WASHINGTON— Capping a week of drama, back-tracking and blistering statements from allies about his attitude toward Russian election interference, President Donald Trump on Monday returned to familiar rhetoric, referring to the special counsel’s Russia probe as a “hoax” and “Witch Hunt.” Trump spent last week trying to reassure the country that he accepts that the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump returns to ‘Witch Hunt’ tweets against Mueller probe

WASHINGTON | GOP lawmakers floated for Trump’s Supreme Court opening

WASHINGTON  — As President Donald Trump considers his next Supreme Court pick, some Republicans in Congress want him to consider pulling from their ranks on Capitol Hill. GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas suggests his conservative ally, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, would be “the single best choice” Trump could make to fill the vacancy. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP lawmakers floated for Trump’s Supreme Court opening

WASHINGTON  | Trump’s trade agenda runs into reality of global geopolitics

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s hard-line views on trade, a staple of his message long before he entered politics, are beginning to collide with the cold realities of global geopolitics. Trade talks on China and the North American Free Trade Agreement have hit stumbling blocks, posing a challenge for a president who vowed to make … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump’s trade agenda runs into reality of global geopolitics

WASHINGTON  | Trump: Justice Department planted spy in 2016 campaign

WASHINGTON  —President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign — an allegation his own lawyer said might not be true. Promoting a theory that is circulating in conservative circles, Trump quoted Fox Business anchor David Asman and tweeted Friday: “Apparently the DOJ put … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump: Justice Department planted spy in 2016 campaign

House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

WASHINGTON /January 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answers questions from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel’s Republican chairman. Bannon walked into a closed-door meeting with House members Tuesday morning and was still being … Continue reading House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown