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Melania Trump opens three-state tour to promote ‘Be Best’

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Melania Trump is in Oklahoma to open a three-state tour to highlight all three components of her “Be Best” childhood initiative. The first lady on Monday is visiting the Dove School of Discovery, a Tulsa elementary school that the White House says incorporates character education in its curriculum. She’ll visit a … Continue reading Melania Trump opens three-state tour to promote ‘Be Best’

Trump likes ‘actings,’ experts say permanent staff is better

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has been to Europe, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Mexican border as part of his bid to land the job permanently. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was one of just two top advisers to join President Donald Trump for dinner with North Korea’s Kim Jong … Continue reading Trump likes ‘actings,’ experts say permanent staff is better

Another ceasefire: Can the US and China end their trade war?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relief swept across world financial markets Monday after President Donald Trump pushed back a March 2 deadline in a trade dispute with China.But the respite might not last. The world’s two biggest economies have squared off over Beijing’s aggressive campaign to turn Chinese companies into world leaders in advanced industries such as … Continue reading Another ceasefire: Can the US and China end their trade war?

WASHINGTON | Open up and say ‘aah’: Trump getting annual medical exam

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is in for some poking and prodding as doctors assess whether his “incredibly good genes” continue to serve him well. Trump traveled to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington on Friday for a follow-up to his first annual medical checkup as president. His personal physician declared him … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Open up and say ‘aah’: Trump getting annual medical exam

WASHINGTON | Trump introduces World Bank critic David Malpass to lead it

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday introduced David Malpass, a Treasury official he has nominated to lead the World Bank, as the “right person to take on this incredibly important job.” Malpass, who is now Trump’s undersecretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department, has been a sharp critic of the 189-nation World … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump introduces World Bank critic David Malpass to lead it

WASHINGTON | AP source: Trump to tap critic of agency to lead World Bank

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to nominate David Malpass, a Trump administration critic of the World Bank, to lead the institution. That’s according to a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official wasn’t authorized to comment publicly on personnel decisions. Trump is expected to make an announcement later … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP source: Trump to tap critic of agency to lead World Bank

Trump guests include freed drug offender, bullied student

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman freed from federal prison after President Donald Trump cut short her life sentence for drug offenses and a Delaware boy allegedly bullied because his last name is Trump headline a varied group of 13 guests who will sit with first lady Melania Trump for the State of the Union address. … Continue reading Trump guests include freed drug offender, bullied student

WASHINGTON | Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators

WASHINGTON— Jan 14, 2019— President Donald Trump denied Monday he ever worked for Russia, answering a question he declined to directly address over the weekend. Speaking from the South Lawn before departing the White House for New Orleans, Trump called former FBI and Justice Department officials “known scoundrels” and “dirty cops.” He was reacting to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators

WASHINGTON | Graham urging Trump to reopen government for a few weeks

WASHINGTON —Jan 13, 2019— A Republican lawmaker advising President Donald Trump said he is encouraging the president to reopen the government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall before the president takes the more drastic step of declaring a national emergency. But that may be wishful thinking, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Graham urging Trump to reopen government for a few weeks

WASHINGTON | Trump dodges question on whether he has worked for Russia

WASHINGTON—Jan 13, 2019—President Donald Trump avoided giving a direct answer when asked if he currently is or has ever worked for Russia after a published report said federal law enforcement officials were so concerned about his behavior after he fired James Comey from the FBI that they began investigating whether Trump had been working for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump dodges question on whether he has worked for Russia

WASHINGTON | Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record

WASHINGTON—Jan 12, 2019—As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books Saturday as the longest ever, members of Congress were out of town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void. He did not tip his hand on whether he will move ahead with an emergency declaration that could break … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record

WASHINGTON | Federal workers face grim prospect of lengthy shutdown

WASHINGTON — Three days, maybe four. That’s how long Ethan James, 21, says he can realistically miss work before he’s struggling. So as the partial government shutdown stretched into its sixth day with no end in sight, James, a minimum-wage contractor sidelined from his job as an office worker at the Interior Department, was worried. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Federal workers face grim prospect of lengthy shutdown

WASHINGTON | Government shutdown likely to stretch into next week

WASHINGTON  — Chances look slim for ending the partial government shutdown any time soon. House lawmakers are being told not to expect further votes this week, all but ensuring the shutdown will enter a second week and stretch toward the new year. Lawmakers are away from Washington for the holidays and have been told they … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Government shutdown likely to stretch into next week

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq | Trump makes first visit to US troops in harm’s way

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq— In an unannounced trip to Iraq on Wednesday, President Donald Trump staunchly defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from neighboring Syria despite a drumbeat of criticism from military officials and allies who don’t think the job fighting Islamic State militants there is over. Trump, making his first presidential visit to troops … Continue reading AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq | Trump makes first visit to US troops in harm’s way

WASHINGTON | Trump signals no end to shutdown: ‘You have to have a wall’

WASHINGTON— A shutdown affecting parts of the federal government appeared no closer to resolution Wednesday, with President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats locked in a hardening standoff over border wall funding that threatens to carry over into January. Trump vowed to hold the line, telling reporters as he flew to Iraq that he’ll do “whatever … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump signals no end to shutdown: ‘You have to have a wall’

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq | In Iraq, Trump defends decision to withdraw from Syria

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq — In a surprise trip to Iraq, President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria where they have been helping battle Islamic State militants. “We’re no longer the suckers, folks,” Trump told American servicemen and women at a base in western Iraq. “We’re respected again as … Continue reading AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq | In Iraq, Trump defends decision to withdraw from Syria

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq | Trump in Iraq on first visit to troops in troubled region

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq — President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Wednesday, leaving behind a partially shuttered U.S. government to greet American troops helping hold off extremists in a country where thousands of Americans died during the recent war. It comes a week after Trump stunned his national security advisers by announcing … Continue reading AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq | Trump in Iraq on first visit to troops in troubled region

WASHINGTON | Post-holiday, partial government shutdown to gain impact

WASHINGTON — Christmas has come and gone but the partial government shutdown is just getting started. Wednesday brings the first full business day after several government departments and agencies closed up over the weekend due to a budgetary stalemate between President Donald Trump and Congress. And there is no end in sight. So far, the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Post-holiday, partial government shutdown to gain impact

WASHINGTON | Trump: ‘I can’t tell you when’ government will reopen

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump said Tuesday that parts of the federal government will stay closed until Democrats agree to put up more walls along the U.S.-Mexico border to deter criminal elements. He said he’s open to calling the wall something else as long as he ends up with an actual wall. In a Christmas Day … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: ‘I can’t tell you when’ government will reopen

WASHINGTON | Trump offers holiday greetings to US troops

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday wished U.S. troops stationed around the country and the world a merry Christmas. “I know it’s a great sacrifice for you to be away from your families, but I want you to know that every American family is eternally grateful to you, and we’re holding you close in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump offers holiday greetings to US troops

WASHINGTON | Trump: ‘Nothing new on the shutdown’ on Day 3 of closure

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump met Monday with his Homeland Security secretary and other officials to discuss border security issues as a partial government shutdown over his U.S.-Mexico border wall entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight. Though both sides have moved on the money, they aren’t budging on the wall. The White House insisted … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: ‘Nothing new on the shutdown’ on Day 3 of closure

WASHINGTON | Shutdown expected to drag into Christmas as standoff deepens

WASHINGTON — The federal government was expected to remain partially shut down well into Christmas as the standoff deepened Saturday over President Donald Trump’s demand for funds to build a border wall with Mexico. With Trump’s insistence on $5 billion for the wall and negotiations with Democrats in Congress far from a breakthrough, even a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Shutdown expected to drag into Christmas as standoff deepens

HAMPTON, Va. | Melania Trump makes first lady history with ride in Osprey

HAMPTON, Va. — Melania Trump made history Wednesday by flying in a V-22 Osprey aircraft during a visit to a pair of military bases. The White House says it’s the first time a first lady has flown in an Osprey. The tiltrotor aircraft takes off and lands vertically. Mrs. Trump flew round trip between Joint … Continue reading HAMPTON, Va. | Melania Trump makes first lady history with ride in Osprey

WASHINGTON | Melania Trump gives gifts at Marine Corps Reserve toy drive

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump highlighted the spirit of giving Tuesday by sorting toys and making Christmas cards for an annual toy drive held by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. The first lady said she had been looking forward to the Toys for Tots event all year. The charity collects new toys and distributes them to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Melania Trump gives gifts at Marine Corps Reserve toy drive

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Trump in Missouri to address national conference on crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— President Donald Trump is in Missouri to address a national conference on crime. Trump is delivering the closing address Friday at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. The meeting is sponsored by the Justice Department. The White House says Project Safe Neighborhoods is the centerpiece of the … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Trump in Missouri to address national conference on crime

WASHINGTON | Parkland shooting victim’s dad joins Trump for Hanukkah

WASHINGTON — The father of a Florida school shooting victim helped the White House celebrate Hanukkah on Thursday and lauded President Donald Trump as a “fighter” who has “retaken Washington for the American people.” Trump said the menorah was being lit in the East Room in memory of 18-year-old Meadow Pollack “and all of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Parkland shooting victim’s dad joins Trump for Hanukkah

WASHINGTON | White House: Trump meets with German auto executives

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump met Tuesday with executives from three big German automakers amid U.S.-European trade tensions focused on car exports and the threat of tariffs. Executives from BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen were invited to participate in a series of meetings with Trump’s top economic advisers to discuss investment opportunities in the United States, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House: Trump meets with German auto executives

WASHINGTON | Trump to sign bill extending HIV/AIDS program, Pence says

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump will soon sign legislation to extend a 15-year-old HIV/AIDS program that has helped millions, primarily in Africa. HIV/AIDS advocates welcomed the news and immediately called on Trump to drop efforts to cut federal funding for the life-saving program. Vice President Mike Pence made the announcement Thursday at a White House … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump to sign bill extending HIV/AIDS program, Pence says

WASHINGTON | Trump grants poultry pardons to turkeys Peas and Carrots

WASHINGTON  — In an annual Thanksgiving tradition, President Donald Trump has used the power of his office to keep a pair of turkeys off the holiday table. Trump’s poultry pardon means the two turkeys — a 39-pound bird named Peas and a 41-pounder named Carrots — will get to live the rest of their lives … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump grants poultry pardons to turkeys Peas and Carrots

WASHINGTON | Trump to grant poultry pardons to turkeys Peas and Carrots

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is preparing to use the power of his office to keep a pair of turkeys off the Thanksgiving table. Trump’s poultry pardon Tuesday will mean that the two turkeys — a 39-pound bird named Peas and a 41-pounder named Carrots — will get to live the rest of their lives … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump to grant poultry pardons to turkeys Peas and Carrots