Jonathan Lemire

WASHINGTON | Budget talks resuming amid pessimism over border differences

WASHINGTON (AP) — Budget negotiators will meet Monday to revive talks over border security issues that are central to legislation to prevent key parts of the government from shutting down on Saturday, but an air of pessimism remains after talks broke down over the weekend. They collapsed over Democratic demands to limit the number of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Budget talks resuming amid pessimism over border differences

WASHINGTON | Shutdown deadline looms as wall negotiations hit a snag

WASHINGTON (AP) — As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signaled a willingness to obtain funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed wall by other means. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, in appearances on NBC’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Shutdown deadline looms as wall negotiations hit a snag

WASHINGTON | With anti-abortion push, Trump woos evangelicals again

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a fierce denunciation of late-term abortions, President Donald Trump is making a move to re-energize evangelical voters whose support will be vital in heading off any possible 2020 primary challenge. Trump, at arguably the weakest point of his presidency, seized on abortion during his State of the Union address Tuesday to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | With anti-abortion push, Trump woos evangelicals again

NEW YORK | AP sources: Trump, others agitated by Giuliani’s performance

NEW YORK—January 22, 2019—Rudy Giuliani‘s latest media blitz, which was filled with a dizzying array of misstatements and hurried clarifications, agitated President Donald Trump and some of his allies, who have raised the possibility that the outspoken presidential lawyer be at least temporarily sidelined from televised interviews. Trump was frustrated with Giuliani, according to three … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP sources: Trump, others agitated by Giuliani’s performance

WASHINGTON | Was there collusion? Trump lawyer contradicts earlier stance

WASHINGTON —Jan 17, 2019—President Donald Trump‘s lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Thursday walked back comments from the night before in which he maintained that he had “never said there was no collusion” between Russia and members of Trump’s 2016 White House campaign. Giuliani issued a statement aimed at clarifying a Wednesday night CNN interview that appeared to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Was there collusion? Trump lawyer contradicts earlier stance

WASHINGTON | Impeachment talk flares after Democrats take power in House

WASHINGTON— Jan 04, 2019—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had only been in office for a few hours when a handful of Democrats defied her persistent calls not to begin the new Congress by talking about impeachment. Just after Pelosi was sworn in Thursday, longtime Democratic Reps. Brad Sherman of California and Al Green of Texas introduced … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Impeachment talk flares after Democrats take power in House

WASHINGTON | Giuliani: ‘Over my dead body’ will Mueller interview Trump

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump’s attorney is categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller. Rudy Giuliani told “Fox News Sunday” that an interview would happen “over my dead body.” The special counsel, who is investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, has continued to ask for an … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Giuliani: ‘Over my dead body’ will Mueller interview Trump

WASHINGTON | As probe closes in, Trump distances himself from Cohen

WASHINGTON  — Abandoned by two of his most powerful protectors, President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he did not violate campaign finance laws and that the liability for hush-money payments to two women alleging affairs with him rests with his former fixer, Michael Cohen. Both Cohen and American Media Inc., the company that owns the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | As probe closes in, Trump distances himself from Cohen