Democratic leaders

RICHMOND, Va. | The Latest: Black leaders: Stop telling Northam to resign

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on scandals involving Virginia’s Democratic leaders (all times local): 10:25 a.m. A group of black clergy and community leaders is asking for a moratorium on the widespread calls for Virginia’s governor and attorney general to resign over their admissions they wore blackface in the 1980s. The Rev. Rodney Hunter … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va. | The Latest: Black leaders: Stop telling Northam to resign

RICHMOND, Va. | The Latest: Virginia governor to “focus on race and equity”

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on scandals involving Virginia’s Democratic leaders (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he initially overreacted to a yearbook blackface photo in comments that set off a political crisis engulfing the state’s Democratic leadership. Northam told “CBS This Morning” in an interview broadcast Monday that he … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va. | The Latest: Virginia governor to “focus on race and equity”

WASHINGTON | Trump, Congress agree to end longest government shutdown

WASHINGTON—Jan 25, 2019—  Submitting to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump agreed to a deal Friday to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that Congress give him money for his border wall before federal agencies get back to work. Standing alone in the Rose Garden, Trump said he … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump, Congress agree to end longest government shutdown

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Dem says Trump threatened ‘years’ for shutdown

WASHINGTON —Jan 04, 2019—The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 1:50 p.m. President Donald Trump told congressional leaders he’d keep the government closed “for a very long period of time, months or even years.” That’s according to Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, who was among those meeting with Trump at the White House … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Dem says Trump threatened ‘years’ for shutdown

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 | Trump tweets he’s alone at White House waiting for Dems deal

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was meeting with his Homeland Security secretary and other officials on Monday 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 traded offers over the dollars, they remain far apart on the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump tweets he’s alone at White House waiting for Dems deal

WASHINGTON | Trump bickers with Dem leaders, threatens gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON — Bickering in public with Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump threatened repeatedly on Tuesday to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t provide the money he says is needed to build a wall at the Mexican border. Trump’s comments came as he opened a contentious meeting with Democratic Senate and House leaders Chuck Schumer … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump bickers with Dem leaders, threatens gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi: Trump thinks Mexico will pay for wall

WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s promised U.S.-Mexico border wall (all times local): 4:35 p.m. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump thinks Mexico will pay for the border wall through the new trade deal. Pelosi told colleagues privately that Trump insisted during an Oval Office meeting that Mexico will pay for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi: Trump thinks Mexico will pay for wall

DAVIE, Fla. | DeSantis, Gillum exchange insults in final Florida debate

DAVIE, Fla.— The candidates for Florida governor decried extreme political divisiveness on a day when pipe bombs were mailed to Democratic leaders, but then they immediately began intense name-calling during their final debate Wednesday. Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum agreed that some people are being pushed over the … Continue reading DAVIE, Fla. | DeSantis, Gillum exchange insults in final Florida debate

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. | At dueling events, Trump and Biden keeping focus on Nevada

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  — President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential White House challenger in 2020, are making election pushes several hundred miles apart from each other in pivotal Nevada, where early voting was beginning Saturday. Trump was wrapping up a visit to Western states with an afternoon rally in rural Elko, … Continue reading SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. | At dueling events, Trump and Biden keeping focus on Nevada

WASHINGTON | Barbed Senate words over timing of court confirmation

WASHINGTON — The Senate battle over Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is off to a fiery start — even before the president makes his choice. Republican and Democratic leaders traded accusations and barbed comments Thursday on the new vacancy, abortion rights and the debate to come. Both sides are quickly mobilizing after Justice Anthony Kennedy, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Barbed Senate words over timing of court confirmation

WASHINGTON | Trump defends ‘animals’ remark, says he’ll always use it

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his use of the word “animals” to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally, saying he would continue to use the term to refer to violent gang members in spite of a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders. Answering a reporter’s question during a meeting with NATO … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump defends ‘animals’ remark, says he’ll always use it

WASHINGTON | Trump draws rebuke for ‘animal’ remark at immigration talk

WASHINGTON (AP) — While railing against California for its so-called sanctuary immigration policies, President Donald Trump referred to some people who cross the border illegally as “animals” — drawing a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders for the harsh rhetoric. Trump’s remark at a meeting with local leaders was in response to a comment about MS-13 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump draws rebuke for ‘animal’ remark at immigration talk