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WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump on the wall, and a ban on cows?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let Democrats have their way, President Donald Trump suggested, and the United States will become a country without border security, airplanes or cows. Trump warned of a variety of dire consequences from the Democratic playbook as he rallied Monday night in the border city of El Paso, Texas, in a hall where … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump on the wall, and a ban on cows?

WASHINGTON | Tabloid CEO’s lawyer says Enquirer didn’t extort Jeff Bezos

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney for the head of the National Enquirer‘s parent company denies the tabloid committed extortion or blackmail by threatening to publish Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ explicit photos. Elkan Abramowitz represents American Media Inc. chief executive David Pecker. Abromowitz defended the tabloid’s practice as a “negotiation” in an interview Sunday with ABC’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Tabloid CEO’s lawyer says Enquirer didn’t extort Jeff Bezos

WASHINGTON | Trump’s Year 3 aims for dramatic sequels to rival originals

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump prepares to meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un for a second time, he’s out to replicate the suspenseful buildup, make-or-break stakes and far-flung rendezvous of their first encounter. The reality star American president will soon learn if the sequel, on this matter and many others, can compete with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s Year 3 aims for dramatic sequels to rival originals

Senate breaks with Trump on Afghanistan, Syria withdrawal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Monday to oppose the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan, breaking with President Donald Trump as he calls for a military drawdown in those countries. Senators voted 70-26 for the amendment sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The measure says the Islamic State group and al-Qaida militants still … Continue reading Senate breaks with Trump on Afghanistan, Syria withdrawal

WASHINGTON | AP-NORC poll: Most Americans oppose Trump’s foreign policy

WASHINGTON—Jan 28, 2019—A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling U.S. foreign policy and about half think the country’s global standing will deteriorate during the next year, according to new poll that highlighted the nation’s partisan divide on foreign issues. The poll, conducted by Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP-NORC poll: Most Americans oppose Trump’s foreign policy

WASHINGTON | Trump ends shutdown, signs bill to reopen government

WASHINGTON—Jan 26, 2019—Submitting to mounting pressure, President Donald Trump has signed a bill to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that Congress give him money for his border wall before federal agencies go back to work. Standing alone in the Rose Garden Friday, Trump said he would sign legislation funding … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump ends shutdown, signs bill to reopen government

WASHINGTON | Early 2020 Democratic field puts diversity in spotlight

WASHINGTON — Jan 24, 2019—The early days of the Democratic primary campaign are highlighting the party’s diversity as it seeks a nominee who can build a coalition to take on President Donald Trump. Of the more than half dozen Democrats who have either moved toward a campaign or declared their candidacy, four are women: Sens. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Early 2020 Democratic field puts diversity in spotlight

WASHINGTON | AP-NORC Poll: Disasters influence thinking on climate change

WASHINGTON—Jan 22, 2019— Americans say natural disasters and their local weather are influencing their views on climate change. That’s the finding of a new poll released Tuesday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. The poll finds 74 percent of Americans say hurricanes, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP-NORC Poll: Disasters influence thinking on climate change