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WASHINGTON | Trump’s AG pick has argued presidents have robust powers

WASHINGTON —January 08, 2019— President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William Barr, once advised that a president didn’t need Congress’ permission to attack Iraq, that the U.S. could arrest a foreign dictator and capture suspects abroad without that country’s permission. It’s an expansive view of presidential power and an unsettling one for Democrats as … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s AG pick has argued presidents have robust powers

WASHINGTON | Kushner credited for pushing rare bipartisan bill

WASHINGTON — It was the first time many liberal advocates had set foot inside President Donald Trump’s White House. And they came at the invitation of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner — a top White House adviser whom many liberal and good-government groups have criticized, questioning his lack of experience in government, potential conflicts of interest … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kushner credited for pushing rare bipartisan bill

WASHINGTON | Sanders won’t dispute claim that media is ‘enemy’ of people

WASHINGTON— White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday refused to distance herself from President Donald Trump’s assertions that the media is the “enemy” of the American people. Pressed during a White House briefing on the issue, Sanders said Trump “has made his position known.” In a heated exchange with reporters, she recited a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Sanders won’t dispute claim that media is ‘enemy’ of people

WASHINGTON | EPA reverses order allowing polluting diesel truck engines

WASHINGTON  — Environmental Protection Agency acting chief Andrew Wheeler has withdrawn a break that the agency gave makers of higher-pollution diesel trucks on Scott Pruitt’s last day as agency administrator. The EPA released a Wheeler directive Thursday night reversing one that Pruitt issued on July 6. Pruitt left office that day in the face of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | EPA reverses order allowing polluting diesel truck engines

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ohio’s Kasich calls Trump ag plan ‘farm welfare’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trade policy (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Ohio’s Republican governor is blasting President Donald Trump’s tariffs and his plan to provide $12 billion in direct payments to farmers and ranchers hurt by foreign retaliation. Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says Trump’s imposition of tariffs on products from such … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ohio’s Kasich calls Trump ag plan ‘farm welfare’

LOS ANGELES | Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized

LOS ANGELES — A vandal has destroyed President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Los Angeles police Officer Ray Brown says the vandalism was reported around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday and someone was subsequently taken into custody. Brown did not have any further information about the person. Brown says a pickax was used … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s made-in-US (and Europe) spacecraft

WASHINGTON — One of the star products of President Donald Trump’s Made in America showcase this year, NASA’s Orion crew capsule, will ride through space thanks to Europe. With its four solar-array wings, the European Service Module supplies propulsion, power and the essentials of life for the capsule’s space travels and marks a departure for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s made-in-US (and Europe) spacecraft

WASHINGTON | Ryan says Trump just ‘trolling’ on threat to pull clearances

WASHINGTON — Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan is dismissing President Donald Trump’s threat to revoke the security clearances of six former top national security and intelligence officials who have been critical of his administration. “I think he’s just trolling people, honestly,” Ryan told reporters at a news conference Tuesday, addressing what opponents and experts say … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ryan says Trump just ‘trolling’ on threat to pull clearances