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Pelosi rejects Trump’s proposed budget cuts as ‘cruel’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion budget, pushing the federal deficit past $1 trillion but counting on optimistic growth, accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into balance in 15 years. Reviving his border wall fight with Congress, Trump wants more than $8 billion for the barrier … Continue reading Pelosi rejects Trump’s proposed budget cuts as ‘cruel’

Pelosi: Impeaching Trump ‘just not worth it’

WASHINGTON(AP)— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a high bar for impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying he is “just not worth it” even as some on her left flank clamor to start proceedings. Pelosi said in an interview with The Washington Post that “I’m not for impeachment” of Trump. “Unless there’s something so compelling … Continue reading Pelosi: Impeaching Trump ‘just not worth it’

The Latest: Trump 2020 budget seeks $8.6B for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s proposed 2020 budget (all times local): 8:25 a.m. President Donald Trump’s budget chief confirms that the president will ask Congress for $8.6 billion for his proposed wall along the U.S. border with Mexico as part of his 2020 budget proposal. Russ Vought, the acting director of … Continue reading The Latest: Trump 2020 budget seeks $8.6B for wall

Report: Verdict issued against US Navy veteran held in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian semi-official news agency says Iran’s judiciary has delivered a verdict against U.S. Navy veteran Michael White who was detained last July in Iran but there’s no information as to what the ruling is. The Tasnim news agency quoted prosecutor Gholamali Sadeghi as saying on Monday the “verdict has been … Continue reading Report: Verdict issued against US Navy veteran held in Iran

Some Democrats in 2020 campaign reaching out to rural areas

DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — Deanna Miller Berry doesn’t often see presidential candidates. So when New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker recently came to Bamberg County, South Carolina, she was primed to unload about a contaminated water system. “What is your plan to fix it?” Berry asked, her eyes narrowed. Booker, former mayor of Newark, the largest … Continue reading Some Democrats in 2020 campaign reaching out to rural areas

The Latest: Trump to seek another $8.6 billion for wall

WASHINGTON(AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s budget proposal for the 2020 budget. (all times local): 4:20 p.m. President Donald Trump will be seeking $8.6 billion in his new budget to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall, setting up another showdown with lawmakers who have resisted giving him more money for his signature campaign promise. The … Continue reading The Latest: Trump to seek another $8.6 billion for wall

Powell says Trump’s attacks played no role in rate pause

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says political attacks by President Donald Trump played no role in the Fed’s decision in January to signal that it planned to take a pause in hiking interest rates. He also said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he can’t be fired by the president and that he … Continue reading Powell says Trump’s attacks played no role in rate pause

Town ravaged by tornado prays at church that sheltered many

BEAUREGARD, Ala.(AP)  — The pastor of a church that became a center for shelter, help and grieving when a tornado killed 23 people in eastern Alabama said in his first Sunday service after the storm that the Lord has reached out his hand to the community. Imperfect things like tornadoes and other tragedies happen because … Continue reading Town ravaged by tornado prays at church that sheltered many

Trump expected to seek $8.6B for border wall in new budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will seek $8.6 billion in his new budget to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall, an administration said Sunday, setting up another showdown with Congress, which has resisted giving him more money for his signature campaign promise. The request would more than double the $8.1 billion already available to the … Continue reading Trump expected to seek $8.6B for border wall in new budget

First time in Baghdad: Iran’s president to visit Iraq

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president is making his first official visit to Iraq this week as he faces mounting pressure from hard-liners at home in the wake of the Trump administration’s unraveling of the nuclear deal. Hassan Rouhani‘s trip — billed as “historic and noble” by his foreign minister — is meant to solidify … Continue reading First time in Baghdad: Iran’s president to visit Iraq

Bolton: Trump would be ‘pretty disappointed’ at Kim test

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — The top national security adviser says President Donald Trump would be “pretty disappointed” if North Korea were to launch a new rocket or missile test, as some experts believe he could be preparing to do. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” John Bolton would not confirm reports based on commercial … Continue reading Bolton: Trump would be ‘pretty disappointed’ at Kim test

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

WASHINGTON (AP) — Where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump also plays a central role in a separate case in New … Continue reading Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

AP source: Trump to seek money for border wall, Space Force

WASHINGTON (AP)   — President Donald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up Space Force as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official said. For the first time, Trump plans to stick with the strict … Continue reading AP source: Trump to seek money for border wall, Space Force

As budget deficit balloons, few in Washington seem to care

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit is ballooning on President Donald Trump‘s watch and few in Washington seem to care. And even if they did, the political dynamics that enabled bipartisan deficit-cutting deals decades ago has disappeared, replaced by bitter partisanship and chronic dysfunction. That’s the reality that will greet Trump’s latest budget , … Continue reading As budget deficit balloons, few in Washington seem to care

‘He said, he said’ – Who can you trust in Cohen-Trump saga?

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a “he said, he said” where the “he” — no matter who he is — has a credibility problem. The latest White House legal drama — whether or not the president’s former legal fixer asked him for a pardon — has pulled back the curtain on a whole cast of … Continue reading ‘He said, he said’ – Who can you trust in Cohen-Trump saga?

Trump to welcome Brazil’s president to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will welcome Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, to the White House later this month to discuss trade, defense cooperation, transnational crime and other issues. The White House said Friday that two leaders also would talk about providing humanitarian assistance to Venezuela and restoring democracy to the country when they meet … Continue reading Trump to welcome Brazil’s president to White House

House infighting: Does Pelosi have a tea party problem?

WASHINGTON (AP)  — A restive group of newcomers. Baffled party leaders. Fiery conversations behind closed doors that spill into public view and threaten to upend legislation. After a wrenching week for Democrats, it’s hard not to wonder: Does Speaker Nancy Pelosi have a tea party problem? Emboldened by their ability to seize the spotlight and … Continue reading House infighting: Does Pelosi have a tea party problem?

Trump says Michael Cohen lied about not requesting a pardon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday that he rejected a personal appeal from his former lawyer Michael Cohen for a pardon, the strongest assertion yet that Cohen may have lied under oath. Trump tweeted his claim after days of swirling questions about Cohen over the issue of pardons. It has emerged as a key … Continue reading Trump says Michael Cohen lied about not requesting a pardon

The Latest: President Trump signs Bibles at Alabama church

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s trip to Alabama to survey tornado damage (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is signing Bibles at an Alabama church and taking photos with survivors of a deadly tornado outbreak that killed nearly two dozen people. Trump is surveying the wreckage and visiting with … Continue reading The Latest: President Trump signs Bibles at Alabama church

Judge jails former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for refusing to testify to a grand jury probing Wikileaks

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Judge jails former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for refusing to testify to a grand jury probing Wikileaks. By Associated Press

The Latest: Trump calls House resolution ‘disgraceful’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Rep. lIhan Omar and a House resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry (all times local): 10:30 a.m. President Donald Trump has branded as “disgraceful” the resolution passed after Democratic Rep. lIhan Omar’s comments suggesting House supporters of Israel have dual allegiances. The House on Thursday passed a resolution condemning … Continue reading The Latest: Trump calls House resolution ‘disgraceful’

The Latest: Trump says he feels ‘very badly’ for Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Paul Manafort‘s sentencing for tax and bank fraud (all times local): 10:30 a.m. President Donald Trump says he feels “very badly” for Paul Manafort. Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related … Continue reading The Latest: Trump says he feels ‘very badly’ for Manafort

Trump to tour tornado devastation in Alabama

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump surveyed damage on Friday from a deadly tornado that devastated a small Alabama town, killing nearly two dozen people. Trump and first lady Melania Trump, flew south to Georgia and then took a helicopter to Alabama, landing at a regional airport in Auburn. The Trumps greeted people awaiting … Continue reading Trump to tour tornado devastation in Alabama

Officials: Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has resigned

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has resigned. Wilson was confirmed by the Senate in May 2017, making her President Donald Trump’s first service secretary. No reason for Wilson’s sudden departure was immediately provided, and the Air Force had not officially announced the move. One official said Wilson was taking a … Continue reading Officials: Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has resigned

Trump budget to include $100M for Ivanka’s women’s fund

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump‘s 2020 budget proposal will include $100 million for a global women’s fund spearheaded by his daughter Ivanka Trump. The White House said the budget, expected to be released Monday, will include the funding for the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. The administration last month launched the government-wide project, … Continue reading Trump budget to include $100M for Ivanka’s women’s fund

The Latest: Trump ‘disappointed’ by NK missile activity

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on reports of recent activity at missile and rocket sites in North Korea (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump says he’s a “little disappointed” by reports of new activity at a North Korean missile research center and long-range rocket site. Trump says time will tell if U.S. diplomacy … Continue reading The Latest: Trump ‘disappointed’ by NK missile activity

The Latest: House passes resolution condemning bigotry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House Democrats and Rep. Ilhan Omar’s comments about Israel (all times local): 5:35 p.m. The House has passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, discrimination against Muslims and other bigotry against minorities. The 407-23 vote Thursday was a bid to end dissension among Democrats over congresswoman Ilhan Omar‘s latest remarks on … Continue reading The Latest: House passes resolution condemning bigotry

Analysts: Normal operations restored at NKorean launch site

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. analysts say North Korea appears to have restored normal operations at a long-range rocket launch site it partially dismantled last year as part of disarmament steps. Analysts say North Korea is trying to convey displeasure over the breakdown of a summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald … Continue reading Analysts: Normal operations restored at NKorean launch site

The Latest: Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines. … Continue reading The Latest: Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison

Judge dismisses porn star’s hush money suit against Trump

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday tossed out porn actress Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against President Donald Trump that sought to tear up a hush-money settlement about their alleged affair. U.S. District Court Judge S. James Otero in Los Angeles said the suit was irrelevant after Trump and his former personal lawyer agreed … Continue reading Judge dismisses porn star’s hush money suit against Trump