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February 27, 2018 - 5:07 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge who was taunted by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign sided with the president Tuesday on a challenge to building a border wall with Mexico, possibly removing a major obstacle to the signature campaign pledge. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel rejected arguments...
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February 27, 2018 - 4:40 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge in San Diego who was taunted by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign has sided with the president on a challenge to building a border wall with Mexico. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel on Tuesday rejected arguments by the state of California and advocacy...
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White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, one of President Trump's closest aides and advisers, arrives to meet behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 27, 2018 - 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Hope Hicks' interview as part of the House intelligence committee's Russia investigation (all times local): 3:45 p.m. President Donald Trump's longtime aide Hope Hicks is declining to answer questions about her time in the White House in a closed-door interview with...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2017 file photo, Arizona state Sen. Debbie Lesko speaks in the Senate chambers in Phoenix. Two former Republican Arizona lawmakers who are leading candidates to fill a vacant U.S. House seat are embroiled in controversy as Tuesday's special primary election looms. Former state Sen. Debbie Lesko is under fire for transferring $50,000 from her old state Senate campaign fund to an independent group backing her congressional election bid. Former state Sen. Steve Montenegro reportedly received racy text messages from a Senate staffer who isn't his wife. (AP Photo/Bob Christie, File)
February 27, 2018 - 3:59 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Allegations of impropriety against the top candidates were on voters' minds as the last ballots were being cast in Tuesday's Republican primary to replace a U.S. congressman from Arizona who quit amid charges of sexual misconduct last year. Arizona relies heavily on mail-ballots and...
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White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, one of President Trump's closest aides and advisers, arrives to meet behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 27, 2018 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's longtime aide Hope Hicks is declining to answer questions about her time in the White House in a closed-door interview with the House intelligence committee. The panel is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and any contacts between...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders arrives to the daily press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 27, 2018 - 3:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on White House and Trump campaign staff (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A statement released by the Trump campaign attributed to White House senior adviser Jared Kushner Tuesday is in seeming violation of federal law prohibiting the use of official titles in political work...
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Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter applauds during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. At rear right is Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
February 27, 2018 - 3:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on White House and Trump campaign staff (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A top White House communications aide who served as a spokesman for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump is exiting the administration. The White House said Josh Raffel will be leaving his role as deputy...
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February 27, 2018 - 11:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has named former digital adviser Brad Parscale as campaign manager of his 2020 re-election campaign. In a statement, the Trump campaign said Parscale will lead "advanced planning" for the 2020 effort, and that the campaign will also be engaged in the 2018...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2015 file photo, Arizona House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro, R-Avondale, speaks during a legislative session at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. A special election to replace a Republican congressman from Arizona who resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations has turned into a slugfest among GOP candidates hoping to fill former U.S. Rep. Trent Franks' seat. The contest includes admissions by Montenegro, that he received sex-tinged messages from a state Senate staffer and accusations former state Sen. Debbie Lesko improperly tapped her state campaign funds to support her effort. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 27, 2018 - 2:17 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Sex-related and campaign funding allegations involving several top candidates have captured much of the attention in the Republican primary to replace a U.S. congressman from Arizona who quit amid charges of sexual misconduct last year. Because the state relies heavily on mail-in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 7, 2017, file photo, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, speaks about one of his amendments during a floor debate in the Senate chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. McDaniel is hinting strongly that he will challenge U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker in the 2018 U.S. Senate race. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
February 26, 2018 - 8:24 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A tea party-backed lawmaker who lost a hard-fought race against one of Mississippi's two U.S. senators in 2014 is strongly hinting he will run this year against the state's other Republican senator, Roger Wicker. Republican Chris McDaniel has said for months that he might...
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