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LYNCHBURG, Va | Jimmy Carter gently jabs Trump at Liberty commencement

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter took a gentle poke at President Donald Trump at the start of a commencement address to graduates of Liberty University in Virginia. Taking the podium Saturday to a standing ovation a year after Trump spoke to Liberty graduates, Carter took note of the large crowd at the … Continue reading LYNCHBURG, Va | Jimmy Carter gently jabs Trump at Liberty commencement

NEW YORK | Not all GOP candidates want Trump to stump

NEW YORK (AP) — He is the Republican Party’s most powerful political weapon. Yet as the GOP fights to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities, President Donald Trump is not welcome everywhere. Some Republican candidates fear that the unscripted and relatively unpopular president could do more harm than good should he campaign on their … Continue reading NEW YORK | Not all GOP candidates want Trump to stump

WASHINGTON | Trump nominates acting VA secretary Wilkie for permanent job

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise announcement that caught the candidate off-guard, President Donald Trump said Friday he’ll nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department. Trump spilled the news about Wilkie at a White House event on prison reform as he introduced Cabinet members in attendance. When Trump got … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump nominates acting VA secretary Wilkie for permanent job

WASHINGTON | Trump tells North Korea, denuclearize and get ‘protections’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump laid out a stark choice for North Korea’s Kim Jong Un ahead of their planned summit next month: abandon nuclear weapons and be rewarded with “protections,” or risk being overthrown and possible death if the arsenal remains. Trump maintains the scheduled June 12 meeting in Singapore is on track, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump tells North Korea, denuclearize and get ‘protections’

NEW YORK | Trump disclosure of Cohen payment raises new legal questions

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump revealed in his financial disclosure Wednesday that he reimbursed personal attorney Michael Cohen as much as $250,000 for unspecified “expenses,” with no mention of a $130,000 payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about a sexual tryst she said they had. The head of the nation’s … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trump disclosure of Cohen payment raises new legal questions

SAN DIEGO | AP FACT CHECK: Trump misplaces blame for family splits

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump is wrongly blaming Democrats for a law that he says is forcing migrant children to be taken from their parents at the border. The decision to separate families was made by the Trump administration. A look at his comment Wednesday during his meeting with local California officials who … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | AP FACT CHECK: Trump misplaces blame for family splits