Government and politics

April 09, 2018 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The speech was written. A cast of relatable Americans with emotional stories was standing by to reinforce the message. But President Donald Trump was in no mood to play along. "The hell with it," Trump said, recounting the scene with his aides to a West Virginia crowd last week,...
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In this March 15, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump is getting wise to his staff. He's on to their stall tactics and attempts to steer him to their favored options. Fourteen months into his administration, his aides had thought they'd cracked the code: guide Trump to the right decision by making the conventional choice the only realistic option. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 09, 2018 - 12:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's no surprise President Donald Trump doesn't like to stick to the script. He often ditched written speeches in the campaign. And he's doing it as president, often speaking to crowds about what's on his mind rather than what's on the paper before him. His staff sometimes tries...
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This image released early Sunday, April 8, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a child receiving oxygen through respirators following an alleged poison gas attack in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria. Syrian rescuers and medics said the attack on Douma killed at least 40 people. The Syrian government denied the allegations, which could not be independently verified. The alleged attack in Douma occurred Saturday night amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
April 09, 2018 - 12:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday condemned a "mindless CHEMICAL attack" in Syria that killed women and children, called Syrian President Bashar Assad an "animal" and said there would be a "big price to pay" for resorting to outlawed weapons of mass destruction. Hours later, Syria'...
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Chinese workers stand in front of a loaded cargo ship docked at a port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province, Sunday, April 8, 2018. Amid falling markets, President Donald Trump's new economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, says there is no trade war between the U.S. and China. Another administration official, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, takes a different tack, saying he's "cautiously optimistic" that before any threatened tariffs go into place the two nations will reach an agreement. Global financial markets have fallen sharply as the world's two biggest economies square off. (Chinatopix via AP)
April 09, 2018 - 12:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investors across the globe are bracing for uncertain markets as President Donald Trump tries to downplay fears of a trade dispute between the U.S. and China, suggesting that Beijing will ease trade barriers "because it is the right thing to do" and that the economic superpowers...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses while speaking at a rally in Pittsburgh. The Justice Department has tapped a federal prosecutor in Chicago to help speed its response to Republican document demands related to the FBI's handling of the Clinton email investigation, after President Donald Trump accused officials of "slow walking" their release. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 09, 2018 - 12:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has tapped a federal prosecutor in Chicago to help speed its response to Republican document demands related to the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, after President Donald Trump accused officials of "slow walking" their release. The...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, a man watches a TV screen showing file footages of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. A Trump administration official said Sunday, April 8, that the United States has now "confirmed that Kim Jong Un is willing to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The official wasn't authorized to be quoted by name and demanded anonymity. The meeting could occur as early as May. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
April 09, 2018 - 12:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's government has communicated with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear weapons program with President Donald Trump, officials said Sunday, increasing the likelihood that the unprecedented summit will actually occur. The...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses while speaking at a rally in Pittsburgh. The Justice Department has tapped a federal prosecutor in Chicago to help speed its response to Republican document demands related to the FBI's handling of the Clinton email investigation, after President Donald Trump accused officials of "slow walking" their release. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 09, 2018 - 12:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has tapped a federal prosecutor in Chicago to help speed its response to Republican demands for documents related to the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. The move, to be announced Monday, comes after President Donald Trump accused...
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April 08, 2018 - 10:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has tapped a federal prosecutor in Chicago to help speed its response to Republican demands for documents related to the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. The move, to be announced Monday, comes after President Donald Trump accused...
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April 08, 2018 - 9:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A porn actress who says she had an affair with Donald Trump renewed an effort Sunday to get the president to answer her attorney's questions under oath. An attorney for Stormy Daniels filed the motion in federal court in Los Angeles. Michael Avenatti is seeking a jury trial and...
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban greets his supporters in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, April 8, 2018. Preliminary results show populist Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has easily won a third consecutive term and his Fidesz party has regained its super majority in the parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 08, 2018 - 8:15 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said his "decisive" re-election victory and the super majority in parliament his right-wing populist party appeared to have won Sunday were "an opportunity to defend Hungary." Critics said they feared Orban will use his third...
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