Barack Obama

WASHINGTON | US loses to Russia in case of 2 arms trafficking suspects

WASHINGTON — The Russian father and son were in a Hungarian jail, charged in an elaborate plot to ship weapons to Mexican drug cartels and cocaine to the U.S. They found an American lawyer anticipating an inevitable extradition and trial in New York. But then the case took an unexpected turn. Instead of being extradited … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US loses to Russia in case of 2 arms trafficking suspects

WASHINGTON | The Latest: George W Bush says he called dad ‘wonderful’

WASHINGTON— The Latest on events honoring late former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 1:25 p.m. The hearse carrying former President George H.W. Bush’s casket has left Washington National Cathedral following his state funeral. Former President George W. Bush says he told his father just before he died last week in Houston at age … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: George W Bush says he called dad ‘wonderful’

WASHINGTON | Presidents club assembles for Bush funeral, Trump an outlier

WASHINGTON — The death of George H.W. Bush is bringing together the five remaining members of an oh-so-exclusive fraternity — the presidents club. But for President Donald Trump, it may not be an entirely comfortable reunion, throwing him together with former occupants of the Oval Office who have given him decidedly mixed reviews. Wednesday’s state … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Presidents club assembles for Bush funeral, Trump an outlier

WASHINGTON | Last salute: A guide to George HW Bush’s funeral

WASHINGTON — President George H.W. Bush is getting a national farewell at Washington National Cathedral before family, friends, presidents and foreign dignitaries. The nation’s 41st president died Friday at age 94. His wife of 73 years, Barbara, passed away in April. Things to know about the event Wednesday: THE SCHEDULE Bush’s casket has been lying … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Last salute: A guide to George HW Bush’s funeral

APNewsBreak: President Donald Trump to attend Army-Navy game

President Donald Trump will attend Saturday’s Army-Navy Game in Philadelphia. The White House confirmed Trump’s attendance to The Associated Press on Tuesday. Trump also went to the 2016 game when he was president-elect. Trump will be the 10th sitting president to attend Army-Navy, a tradition that began with Theodore Roosevelt in 1901. Barack Obama was … Continue reading APNewsBreak: President Donald Trump to attend Army-Navy game

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Obama didn’t have family separation policy

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is falsely asserting that the federal policy that split migrant families at the border was practiced by his predecessor, Barack Obama, as well. The Obama and Trump administrations operated under the same immigration laws but the “zero tolerance” policy that drove children from their parents was Trump’s. TRUMP: “Obama had a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Obama didn’t have family separation policy

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump book didn’t foreshadow bin Laden attack

WASHINGTON  — In an echo of his campaign rhetoric, President Donald Trump is back to portraying himself as the Paul Revere of the terrorism age — the one who told the country Osama bin Laden was coming. There was less to his foreshadowing than he states. Trump’s tweet about bin Laden on Monday has some … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump book didn’t foreshadow bin Laden attack

WASHINGTON | Barack Obama surprise guest at Michelle Obama’s book show

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama practically brought the house down at Michelle Obama’s book show in Washington. The former first lady is currently touring the country promoting her memoir, “Becoming,” and participated in a conversation Saturday night moderated by her longtime friend and former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. When the conversation shifted … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Barack Obama surprise guest at Michelle Obama’s book show