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Trump says media trying to blame him for NZ massacre

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is unfairly being blamed for the New Zealand mosque massacre. Trump tweeted Monday that the media “is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand.” He adds: “They will have to work very hard to prove that one.” The gunman in last week’s […]
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Beto O’Rourke says he raised $6.1M online in 1st 24 hours

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O’Rourke’s Democratic presidential campaign says he raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid last week. O’Rourke spokesman Chris Evans tweeted Monday the “record-breaking” $6.1 million came “without a dime” from political action committees, corporations or special interests. The $6.1 million […]
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Melania Trump to convene interagency group on youth programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is hosting a White House meeting this week to review youth programs at various government departments and agencies. The first lady’s office says she will lead Monday’s discussion at a meeting of the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs. The goal is to build upon and improve youth programs that […]
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White House aide says unfair to tie mosque shooter to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official says it’s unfair to cast the alleged New Zealand mosque shooter as a supporter of President Donald Trump based on one reference to Trump in a manifesto the suspect released before the attack. Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney tells “Fox News Sunday” that the shooter was […]
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Joe Biden Accidentally Announces He’s ‘Running’

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Did Joe Biden accidentally reveal his plans to run for the White House? Or was it just another slip of the tongue by the former vice president with a reputation for veering off script? In a keynote speech at a dinner for the Delaware Democratic Party, Biden boasted Saturday that he has “the most progressive record of anybody running.” The only problem is that Biden hasn’t announced whether he will launch a third run for the White House, despite repeatedly teasing the possib...
Tags: Texas, News, Washington, White House, America, Joe Biden, Ap, Carney, Biden, Donald Trump, Delaware, Trump, John Carney, DOVER Del, Matt Shuham, Beto O Rourke


Is Jane Sanders the most powerful woman not running in 2020?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before Bernie Sanders took the stage to formally launch his 2020 presidential campaign this month, the candidate’s most influential adviser took the mic. To cheers, Jane Sanders introduced herself to the Brooklyn crowd as “Bernie’s wife,” then conceded that wasn’t the most politically correct label. To be sure, identifying Jane Sanders as […]
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Gillibrand in 2020 Democratic race as full-fledged candidate

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand formally joined the 2020 White House race on Sunday and previewed the hard line she will take against President Donald Trump by announcing a rally outside one of his signature Manhattan properties. She had spent more than a month traveling around the country to gauge support for […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Gillibrand, New York Sen Kirsten Gillibrand


Biden’s verbal slip about campaign draws Democrats’ cheers

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Did Joe Biden accidentally reveal his plans to run for the White House? Or was it just another slip of the tongue by the former vice president with a reputation for veering off script? In a keynote speech at a dinner for the Delaware Democratic Party, Biden boasted Saturday that he […]
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Where's Mick? Trump acting chief of staff has low-key style

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump struggled with mounting Republican defections over his emergency declaration to pay for a border wall, his acting White House chief of staff wasn't on Capitol Hill cajoling former colleagues or in the West Wing making calls.
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Where’s Mick? The Hands-Off COS Was In Las Vegas During Nat’l Emergency Debacle

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump struggled with mounting Republican defections over his emergency declaration to pay for a border wall, his acting White House chief of staff wasn’t on Capitol Hill cajoling former colleagues or in the West Wing making calls. Instead, Mick Mulvaney was in Las Vegas for an annual getaway with friends and family. It was a telling example of Mulvaney’s laissez-faire approach as he settles into a role that has bedeviled those who came before him. His pre...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, North Korea, White House, Barack Obama, Ap, Gop, House, Bill Clinton, New Zealand, Capitol Hill, Las Vegas, Cia, Vietnam, Donald Trump


Where’s Mick? Trump acting chief of staff has low-key style

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump struggled with mounting Republican defections over his emergency declaration to pay for a border wall, his acting White House chief of staff wasn’t on Capitol Hill cajoling former colleagues or in the West Wing making calls. Instead, Mick Mulvaney was in Las Vegas for an annual getaway with […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Capitol Hill, Las Vegas, Donald Trump, Trump, Mick, West Wing, Mick Mulvaney


MAGA Mail Bomb Suspect Expected To Plead Guilty Next Week

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man charged with sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump is expected to plead guilty next week. A notice entered in the case file of Cesar Sayoc in Manhattan federal court shows a plea hearing has been scheduled for next Thursday. Without a plea deal, Sayoc, 56, faced charges carrying a potential penalty of mandatory life in prison. It was not known which charge or charges the plea would involve. Sayoc was set to go to trial in July on charge...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Ap, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Trump, South Florida, Chappaqua New York, Maga, Summer Concepcion, Cesar Sayoc


White House denounces ‘act of hate’ in mosque shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump sent condolences Friday to the victims of the New Zealand mosque massacre, and the White House issued a statement denouncing the “vicious act of hate.” The gunman accused of being behind at least one of the mosque shootings left a rambling manifesto that mentioned Trump in a single […]
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U.S. to revoke visas for International Criminal Court staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who attempt to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday. Pompeo, making good on a threat delivered last September by national security adviser John Bolton, said […]
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Trump appointee completes month of public housing stays

NEW YORK (AP) — Since she took over as President Donald Trump’s top housing official in the New York City area, Lynne Patton has been criticized for bringing a reality TV approach to what’s traditionally been a bureaucratic job. She’s feuded with journalists, calling one White House reporter “Miss Piggy .” On Twitter, she tosses […]
Tags: New York, News, White House, New York City, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Lynne Patton


Senate votes against Trump border emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strained to exert their power in […]
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O'Rourke begins 2020 bid with big crowds, centrist message

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke jumped into the 2020 presidential race Thursday, shaking up the already packed field and pledging to win over voters from across the political spectrum as he tries to translate his sudden celebrity into a formidable White House bid.
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Trump aide: Xi ‘afraid’ Trump may walk away from trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser says China’s president is “afraid” to sit down with Trump until their countries finalize a trade deal. Larry Kudlow, director of the White House’s National Economic Council, says Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) wants everything agreed to before meeting with Trump because “he’s afraid Trump might not […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, White House, China, Ap, Nation, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Trump, National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow


AP Top Stories March 14 P

Here’s the latest for Thursday, March 14th: US Senate rejects Trump's national emergency; Former Texas Congressman, Beto O’Rourke, announces his 2020 bid for the White House; UK Parliament votes to ask EU to delay Brexit; A scientific mission retrieves underwater drone from depths of Indian Ocean.            [Author: AP]
Tags: UK, Texas, News, White House, Eu, Ap, US Senate, Indian Ocean, Trump, Beto O Rourke


NY AG: Trump Turned Foundation Into Wing Of His White House Campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — Insider testimony, emails and other evidence show President Donald Trump turned his charitable foundation into a wing of his White House campaign, New York’s attorney general said in a new court filing Thursday. State Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, detailed her case against the foundation in a 37-page court filing in a lawsuit that seeks $2.8 million in restitution and an order banning Trump and his three eldest children from running any New York charities for 10 y...
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Abrams And Biden Meet Privately As Both Weigh 2020 Election Possibilities

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams met privately Thursday in Washington, bringing together two starkly different faces of their party as they both weigh their political futures. Biden, 76, who served as President Barack Obama’s closest adviser, is on the cusp of deciding whether he’ll make his third run for the presidency. Abrams, 45, narrowly lost the Georgia governor’s race last November. She is being heavily recruited to run for the Senate in 2...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, House, New Jersey, Associated Press, Biden


Trump Says Theresa May ‘Didn’t Listen’ To His Brexit Negotiation Ideas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday sharply criticized Britain’s handling of negotiations over leaving the European Union, saying the talks have been bungled and that the wrenching debate was dividing the country. “I’m surprised at how badly it’s all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation,” he said. Trump, who holds himself up as a master deal-maker, said he gave Prime Minister Theresa May his ideas on how she could negotiate a successful deal for leaving the 28-member grou...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Mexico, White House, Eu, European Union, Ap, Britain, Gop, Theresa May, Ronald Reagan, House, Northern Ireland, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi


Trump to tour tank plant, hold fundraiser in Ohio

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to travel to Ohio next week to highlight his investments in defense spending and to raise money for his re-election bid. The White House says Trump will tour and deliver remarks at the Lima Army Tank Plant, the nation’s last remaining tank manufacturing facility. Earlier this year […]
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Former Dem Senator Who Authored Landmark Title IX Law Dies At 91

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died at his home Thursday at age 91. Bayh was surrounded by family at his home in Easton, Maryland, when he died shortly after midnight from pneumonia, his family said in a statement. His son, Evan, followed him into politics and became Indiana’s governor and a senator. The liberal Democrat had a back-slapping, humorous campaigning style that he...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Indiana, Indianapolis, Ap, Chicago, Ronald Reagan, Ford, Iowa, Jimmy Carter, Army, John F Kennedy


‘Party’s Over’: GOPers Seem Ready To Deal Trump Defeat On Nat’l Emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him. Republicans are predicting that Thursday’s showdown vote will result in Congress sending Trump a resolution blocking the border emergency he proclaimed last month to steer an extra $3.6 billion to building border barriers. Since the Democratic-contr...
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Beto O'Rourke joins 2020 presidential race

Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke formally announced Thursday that he'll seek the Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation over whether he'd try to translate his newfound political celebrity into a White House bid. (March 14)            [Author: AP]
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Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

Beto O'Rourke has officially joined the 2020 presidential race. The former Congressman from Texas made the official announcement on Thursday morning. (March 14)            [Author: AP]
Tags: Texas, News, White House, Ap, BETO, Rourke


Trump, GOP watch for Tillis vote on border emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is watching him. Republicans in Washington and battleground North Carolina are taking note. And Sen. Thom Tillis is again in the tense middle of a test of how closely he’ll stand with President Donald Trump. “Just another day at the office,” Tillis, R-N.C., told reporters on the way into […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Tillis, Trump GOP, Sen Thom Tillis, Nation & World Politics


Senate Confirms Neomi Rao To Replace Kavanaugh On DC Appeals Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court. Senators voted 53-46 to confirm White House official Neomi Rao for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Rao, 45, heads the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, where she plays a key role in Trump’s efforts to roll back federal rules and regulations. She also worked in the George W. Bush White Ho...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, White House, Ap, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, Kavanaugh, Rao, Brett Kavanaugh, Neomi Rao, Senate confirmation, Summer Concepcion, AP story


Bipartisanship in 2020? Not so fast, some Democrats say

WASHINGTON (AP) — When John Hickenlooper announced his Democratic presidential campaign, he vowed to sit down with the Senate’s top Republican if he wins in 2020 — the kind of milquetoast pitch for bipartisanship that White House hopefuls have made for generations. But for some Democrats, Hickenlooper’s pledge landed with a thud. Still stung by […]
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