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Women’s March Returns To DC, Other Cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Women’s March returned to Washington on Saturday and found itself coping with an ideological split and an abbreviated route due to the government shutdown. The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people. The exact size of the turnout remains subject to a politically charged debate, but it’s generally regarded as the largest Washington protest since the Vietnam era. Organizer this year submitted a perm...
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Trump Makes Second Ever Visit To Dover, Pays Tribute To Americans Killed In Syria

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump was paying tribute Saturday to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week as he set off to Dover Air Force Base for the return of their remains. The trip was not listed on the president’s public schedule that was released Friday night, but he tweeted the news before his Saturday morning departure from the White House. “Will be leaving for Dover to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives...
Tags: Isis, News, Navy, Washington, White House, Islamic State, Defense, Turkey, Syria, Ap, Afghanistan, Gop, Pentagon, St Louis, Yemen, Donald Trump


Nancy Pelosi accuses White House of 'dangerous' leak

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is accusing the White House of leaking information about a planned congressional trip to Afghanistan and saying it's "very irresponsible on the part of the president." (Jan. 18)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, White House, Ap, Afghanistan, Nancy Pelosi, Democratic House


Trump Meets With North Korean Envoy To Resume Stalled Denuclearization Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met with a North Korean envoy Friday as the two sides worked to resume stalled efforts to end the North’s nuclear weapons program by arranging a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un. Trump and former spy chief Kim Yong Chol were to discuss relations between the two countries and continued progress on what White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said was “North Korea’s final, fully verified denuclearization.” Kim Yong Chol earlier held talks ...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, North Korea, White House, China, Singapore, Ap, Beijing, Kim Jong Un, North, State Department, Kim, Donald Trump, Seoul, Trump


Casey ends consideration of a presidential run in 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is ending any consideration of joining a potentially crowded Democratic field running for president in 2020. Casey’s statement Friday comes a couple months after he dropped hints that he was considering a run, fresh off easily winning a third term in the Senate. The mild-mannered […]
Tags: News, Senate, Ap, Nation, Pennsylvania, Casey, Harrisburg PA, Nation & World Politics, U S Sen Bob Casey


Trump staffing up to fend off potential primary challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is staffing up to fend off any potential primary challenger. The Virginia-based campaign is announcing Friday that former White House official Nick Trainer will lead its delegate and party organization efforts ahead of the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. No party challenger has emerged […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Virginia, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Charlotte North Carolina, Nation & World Politics, Nick Trainer


Freshmen House Dems Take Wildly Different Tacks In Shutdown Approach

WASHINGTON (AP) — One group went to the White House with Republicans to talk about border security and reopening shuttered parts of the government. Another, led by social media stars, marched around Capitol Hill in a widely-posted but futile search for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — hashtag #WheresMitch. The Democrats’ two paths within a 12-hour stretch this week demonstrated the dramatic differences emerging among members of the historic freshman class of House Democrats that — tog...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Indiana, Ap, Pennsylvania, House, New Jersey, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi


#WheresMitch: McConnell Disappears Into The Background Of Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s guiding principles is: “There’s no education in the second kick of a mule.” Now, deep into a government shutdown he cautioned President Donald Trump against, McConnell is not about to let himself be kicked again. The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since the shutdown began. He’s waiting on the president and Democrats to make a deal to end it. The result is an unusually inactive profile for the GOP ...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Ap, Gop, Tom Watson, Mitch McConnell, Kansas, Watson, Tsa, Nancy Pelosi


Red Sox manager Cora hedges on White House visit

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora doesn't sound so sure anymore that he will visit the White House for the celebration of the team's World Series championship            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, White House, Ap, Boston Red Sox, Red Sox, Cora, Alex Cora


FBI: Man Planned To Attack White House With Rocket And Explosives

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man who traded his car for an antitank rocket and explosives in a plot to storm the White House is under arrest, authorities said. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming, was arrested in an FBI sting operation Wednesday and is charged with attempting to damage or destroy a building owned by the United States using fire or an explosive, U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak said. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Taheb had an attorney who could comment on the allegations. T...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Atlanta, Georgia, Ap, Fbi, United States, West Wing of the, CUMMING, Buford, Byung J BJay Pak, Kate Riga, Hasher Jallal Taheb, Taheb


Home believed to be that of WH suspect searched

A Georgia man accused of plotting to attack the White House with an anti-tank rocket was arrested on Wednesday after he traded his car for guns and explosives, authorities said. Local media reports agents searched Hasher Jallal Taheb's home. (Jan. 17)            [Author: AP]
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White House terror suspect's Georgia home searched

A Georgia man accused of plotting to attack the White House with an anti-tank rocket was arrested on Wednesday after he traded his car for guns and explosives, authorities said. Local media reports agents searched Hasher Jallal Taheb's home. (Jan. 17)            [Author: AP]
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2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — When Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage earlier this month at this city’s ornate Orpheum Theatre, Tricia Currans-Sheehan posed a pointed question to the expected presidential contender. “Why did you undergo the DNA testing and give Donald Trump more fodder to be a bully?” the Iowa college professor asked, referring […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Iowa, Donald Trump, Trump, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Sioux City Iowa, Nation & World Politics, Tricia Currans Sheehan


Man charged in alleged plan to attack White House

A 21-year-old Georgia man is charged after federal investigators foiled a plan they say he had to attack the White House. (Jan 16)            [Author: AP]
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Clemson Tigers invited to enjoy fine dining in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — After dining on fast food during their visit to the White House, the Clemson Tigers have been invited to eat at some of Chicago’s most acclaimed restaurants. Nick Kokonas, the co-owner of the Alinea Group, invited the college football national champions “to experience what an actual celebration dinner should be.” The move […]
Tags: News, White House, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Clemson Tigers, Alinea Group, Nick Kokonas


White House denounces Rep. King's white supremacy remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy are "abhorrent," the White House said Wednesday as bipartisan condemnation of King continued.
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2 US Service Members, 2 US Civilians Killed In ISIS-Claimed Syria Explosion

BEIRUT (AP) — Two U.S. service members and two American civilians were among those killed in an explosion while conducting a patrol in Syria on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, an attack that came less than a month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the war-torn country. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the morning attack, which local groups said killed 16 people in the U.S.-patrolled town of Manbij. The claim calls into questi...
Tags: Isis, News, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, US, America, Turkey, Syria, Ap, Britain, Nato, State Department, Donald Trump, Beirut


WH Economist Admits Economic Strain After Saying Fed Workers ‘Better Off’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought. In a letter to Trump, Pelosi cited security concerns, noting that both the Secret Service and the Homeland Security Department are affected by the partial government shutdown, now it its fourth week. She added that ...
Tags: Travel, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Ap, House, Secret Service, Capitol Hill, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Delaware, South Carolina


Justices appear ready to void Tennessee alcohol sales law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears ready to strike down a Tennessee provision that requires people to live in the state for two years before obtaining a license to sell alcohol. Several justices said the restriction unconstitutionally discriminates against out-of-state economic interests, despite strong state interests in regulating liquor sales. A ruling invalidating the […]
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Trump feels shutdown pressure from economists, Nancy Pelosi

By LISA MASCARO, CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought. In a letter to Trump, Pelosi cited security concerns, noting that both Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security are affected by the partial government shutdown...
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, China, Immigration, Uncategorized, Sport, Economy, Ap, Soccer, South Dakota


GOP Senators Split With White House On Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The Democratic resolution would stop the Treasury Department from lifting penalties against the Russian aluminum manufacturing giant Rusal and two other companies connected to Deripaska. Senators took two procedural votes to proceed to the resolution, with 11 Republicans voting wit...
Tags: Florida, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Montana, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Russia, Defense, Ap, Democrats, Gop, Maine


Jarrett memoir excerpted in free online compilation

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett’s memoir and a new novel by acclaimed author Karl Marlantes are among dozens of upcoming works excerpted in a free online compilation. Jarrett’s “Finding My Voice” recalls her time as one of President Barack Obama’s most trusted advisers. Marlantes, known for his Vietnam War novel “Matterhorn,” […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Barack Obama, Ap, Nation, Jarrett, Karl Marlantes


White House denounces Rep. King’s white supremacy remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is describing comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy as “abhorrent.” Presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is praising the move by House Republicans to strip the nine-term Iowa lawmaker of his committee assignments. King was quoted last week by The New York Times as saying: “White […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, House, New York Times, Iowa, Steve King, Sarah Huckabee Sanders


Congress Will Skip Planned Recess If Shutdown Continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down the next deadline to pay federal workers, the White House shifted tactics, trying to bypass House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with rank-and-file lawmakers even as President Donald Trump dug in for a prolonged shutdown. The House and Senate announced Tuesday they would stay in session, canceling an upcoming recess week at home if the shutdown continued, which seemed likely. On the shutdown’s 25th day Tuesday, Trump did not move off his demand to have Congre...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, Democrats, Gop, South Dakota, House, Connecticut, Bill Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi


Barr seeks to assure senators he won’t be a Trump loyalist

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington veteran nominated to be attorney general has tried to assure Democrats that he will not be a loyalist to President Donald Trump. Under questioning by the Senate, nominee William Barr also sought to ease concerns that he might disturb the special counsel’s investigation of Russian election meddling and possible Trump […]
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump, Barr, Nation & World Politics, William Barr


Trump's attorney general nominee: 'I will not be bullied'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe.
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Russia, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump


Kirsten Gillibrand takes major step toward White House run

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has taken a major step toward announcing a presidential bid, saying she is launching an exploratory committee for a White House run. The 52-year-old New York Democrat said Tuesday on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: “It’s an important first step and it’s one I am taking because […]
Tags: New York, News, Stephen Colbert, White House, Ap, Nation, Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand


Gillibrand Launches Exploratory Committee, Joins 2020 Field

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has taken a major step toward announcing a presidential bid, saying she is launching an exploratory committee for a White House run. The 52-year-old New York Democrat said Tuesday on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: “It’s an important first step and it’s one I am taking because I am going to run.” Gillibrand joins what is expected to be a crowded primary field for the Democratic nomination that could include more than a dozen candidates. Already, G...
Tags: New York, News, Stephen Colbert, White House, Ap, Iowa, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand, Gillibrand, Matt Shuham, Gillibrand Launches Exploratory Committee


Ivanka Trump to work on World Bank president search

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Ivanka Trump will take part in the nomination process for a new head of the World Bank.The senior adviser was asked to participate by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin because she has worked... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, White House, Ap, Treasury, World Bank, Ivanka Trump, Steven Mnuchin


Some in GOP split with White House on Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, Ap, Gop



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