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House Fails To Override Trump’s Veto Of His Border Wall Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House fell short Tuesday in its effort to override President Donald Trump’s first veto, handing him a victory in his effort to spend billions more for constructing barriers along the Southwest border than Congress has approved. Lawmakers voted 248-181 in favor of overturning his veto, mostly along party lines, but that was 38 votes shy of the number needed for the required two-thirds majority. The outcome, not a surprise, enabled Trump to move forwar...
Tags: News, AP story, Border Wall Declaration, Summer Concepcion


Romanian Prime Minister Stayed At Trump’s D.C. Hotel Over The Weekend

The stay is the latest example of Trump’s company doing business with foreign officials. Two attorneys general have sued Trump over the issue, accusing him of violating the Constitution. The prime minister of Romania stayed at President Donald Trump’s hotel during her trip to Washington over the weekend. She is the first foreign government leader known to have booked a room at the property in more than a year. The stay at the Trump International Hotel by Viorica Dancila, who is attending the...
Tags: News, AP story, Romania, Trump International Hotel, Viorica Dancila, Summer Concepcion


Schiff Takes The Brunt Of GOP’s Fury After Mueller Report

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Damning evidence” of collusion with Russia. “More than circumstantial.” A scandal of a size “beyond Watergate.” For two years, Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, seemed to be on every talk and late-night show sounding ominous warnings about what special counsel Robert Mueller might find on President Donald Trump. The California Democrat got the president’s attention — a fact confirmed when Trump turned the congressman’s name into a foul schoolyard t...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Abc, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, Ap, Cnn, Gop, House, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, House Intelligence Committee


Netanyahu Cuts His DC Visit Short After Gaza Rocket Attack On Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he’s cutting short his visit to Washington after a Gaza rocket attack on Israel. Netanyahu described Monday morning’s rocket launch that struck a home in central Israel as a “criminal attack” and vowed to strike back hard. He says he will return to Israel to handle the crisis shortly after meeting with President Donald Trump on Monday. An Israeli rescue service says the rocket from the Gaza Strip wounded seven people. Netanyahu a...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Israel, World news, Ap, Gaza, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Gaza Strip, Netanyahu, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Summer Concepcion, AP story


Trump Declares Victory Now But Other Legal Troubles Loom In New York

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump may be reveling in what he sees as “complete and total exoneration” from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, but his legal perils are far from over. Federal and state investigators in New York are deep into investigations of their own into Trump and those in his orbit, probes that some observers have long viewed as every bit as menacing as Mueller’s two-year look into possible collusion with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. “T...
Tags: Florida, New York, Chris Christie, News, Congress, White House, Russia, NFL, Ap, Fbi, New York Times, New Jersey, Manhattan, Playboy, Msnbc, Donald Trump


Cesar Sayoc Pleads Guilty To Mailing Pipe Bombs To CNN, Trump Critics

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending a wave of pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump, attacks that harmed no one but created fear as the devices turned up, day after day, at locations across the country. Cesar Sayoc sobbed as he entered the plea before a federal judge in New York. “I’m truly sorry,” he said. He faces the possibility of a life sentence on 65 criminal counts, including using weapons of mass destruction and illegal mailing o...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, New York City, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Ap, Cnn, Cia, Bill, Donald Trump, John Brennan, Trump, South Florida, Clintons, George Soros


NY Man Faces Up To 20 Years In Prison For Threatening To Kill Obama, Waters

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a central New York man faces up to 20 years in prison for threatening to kill former President Barack Obama and California Congresswoman Maxine Waters. According to Syracuse.com , a jury convicted Stephen Taubert on Wednesday. The charges stemmed from phone calls, including racial slurs, that he made to Democratic Congressional offices. In 2018, Taubert called Waters’ Los Angeles office and said he was going to kill the congresswoman and every memb...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, California, Washington, Barack Obama, Ap, Syracuse, Maxine Waters, Minnesota Sen Al Franken, Democratic Congressional, Taubert, Summer Concepcion, Waters Los Angeles, AP story, Stephen Taubert


GOP Senators Push Back Against Trump’s Relentless McCain Attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain , even claiming credit for the senator’s moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked. By the time the president began his anti-McCain tirade in Ohio on Wednesday, several leading Republicans had signaled a new willingness to defy Trump by defending the Vietnam War veteran as a hero seven months after he died of brain c...
Tags: Utah, New York, News, Obama, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, America, Barack Obama, Georgia, Ap, Gop, United States, Arizona, Mitt Romney


Judge Halts Trump’s Drilling Plans Over Lack Of Climate Change Consideration

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge has blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometers) in Wyoming and says the government must consider the cumulative climate change impact of leasing broad swaths of U.S. public lands for oil and gas exploration. The order marks the latest in a string of court rulings over the past decade — including one last month in Montana — that have faulted the U.S. for inadequate consideration of greenhouse gas emissions when issuing leases and...
Tags: News, Climate Change, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Environment, Barack Obama, Wyoming, Drilling, Donald Trump, BLM, Bureau of Land Management, Contreras, Rudolph Contreras, U S Bureau of Land Management BLM, Kristen Lenhardt


Poll: 60 Percent Have Some Confidence In Fairness Of Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the special counsel investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign winds down, a new poll finds that most Americans are at least moderately confident that Robert Mueller’s probe has been fair and impartial. The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also finds that most Americans have some concern that Trump’s campaign had improper connections to Russia, though fewer than half say the president has done something illegal in his ties...
Tags: News, Putin, Congress, Washington, White House, Russia, Ap, Fbi, Poll, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Glidden


NYC Councilman: Kushner Firm Flouted Rules, Endangered Tenants

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City councilman accused the Kushner family real estate company on Tuesday of putting tenants in danger by allowing several of its buildings to avoid safety inspections. New York Oversight Committee Chair Ritchie Torres said his investigation showed that the firm once run by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been renting apartments to hundreds of tenants in nine buildings with certificates of occupancy that expired months or years ago. Torres al...
Tags: New York, News, White House, New York City, Ap, Manhattan, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, East Village, Torres, Buildings Department, Aaron Carr, Kushner, Department of Buildings, Jared Kushner


Trump To Visit Ohio As Part Of 2020 Blitz On The Midwest

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the state that foretold his 2016 victory and serves as the linchpin of his re-election effort. Trump’s visit to Ohio on Wednesday marks his first trip to the state since last year’s midterm election campaign , when the state was a rare bright spot for Republicans in the upper Midwest. But with Trump’s path to another four years in the White House relying on a victory in the state, his nascent campaign is mindful of warning signs that Oh...
Tags: Florida, News, Obama, Washington, White House, General Motors, Ap, Gop, New Hampshire, Mary Barra, Gm, PAC, Mitt Romney, Ohio, Fox News, Donald Trump


Trump’s Supreme Court Appointees Take Opposite Sides In Two Cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s two Supreme Court appointees were on opposite sides of two of three cases that the justices decided Tuesday. The two new justices have solidified conservative control of the Supreme Court, but they do not march in lockstep, at least in the small corners of the court’s work dealing with Indian treaties and maritime law. In one case, Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the court’s liberal justices in ruling that a Washington state Indian tribe doesn’t have to p...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Navy, Washington, Senate, Barack Obama, Ap, United States, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito


Mobster Hit Suspect’s Hand With Pro-Trump Slogans Also Had QAnon Symbol

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The man charged with killing the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family had a symbol on his hand that some say is associated with a conspiracy theory. Anthony Comello was arrested Saturday in the death of Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali. Before a hearing in New Jersey, Comello held up his left hand. On it were scrawled slogans supporting President Donald Trump, including “MAGA Forever.” That refers to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan. In the center of hi...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Trump, State, Robert Mueller, TOMS RIVER N J AP, Maga, Summer Concepcion, Gambino Crime Family, QAnon, AP story, Francesco Franky Boy Cali, Anthony Comello, Comello


WH Loan Cap Proposal Criticized For Blaming Tuition Increases On Aid Access

The Trump administration on Monday proposed new limits on federal student loans taken out by parents and graduate students as part of a broader proposal to curb the cost of college. White House officials included the plan in a list of suggested changes to the Higher Education Act, a sweeping federal law that governs student lending. The legislation is getting its first overhaul from Congress in more than a decade. Ivanka Trump, the daughter and adviser of President Donald Trump, unveiled the p...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Student Loans, Donald Trump, Student Debt, Trump, Alexander, Lamar, Sen Patty Murray, Ivanka Trump, Sen Lamar Alexander R Tenn, Senate Education Committee, Pell


Top Clinton And Obama-Era WH Economist Alan Krueger Dies At 58

Princeton University says Professor Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking economist who served as a top adviser in two Democratic administrations, has died. Princeton did not disclose the cause of death. Krueger, 58, was an expert on the labor market and in particular on the impact of a minimum wage. His research concluded that a higher minimum wage did not generally slow hiring as many conservative critics have argued. After serving as a Labor Department economist under President Bill Clinton, Krueg...
Tags: News, Obama Administration, Barack Obama, Treasury, Princeton, Clinton, Princeton University, Council of Economic Advisers, Krueger, Labor Department, Alan Krueger, Summer Concepcion, Clinton Administration, Bill Clinton Krueger, AP story, Obama Era WH Economist Alan Krueger


Staffer Leaves Kansas Agency After Anti-Trump Tweet On Official Twitter Account

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Department of Transportation worker who posted a tweet from the agency’s official Twitter account criticizing President Donald Trump is no longer employed by the department, the agency said. The tweet on Sunday came in response to a tweet from Trump that criticized Fox News weekend anchors and asked whether they had been trained at CNN, a network that the president frequently derides, the Wichita Eagle reported. The tweet from the agency’s account called Trump a “...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Fox News, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Trump, Wichita, Lorenz, Wichita Eagle, KDOT, Kan AP, Kansas Department of Transportation, Summer Concepcion, AP story, Staffer Leaves Kansas Agency


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


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


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


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...
Tags: New York, News, White House, NFL, Ap, Iowa, Deutsche Bank, Fox News, Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly, James, Trump, Corey Lewandowski, Lewandowski, Palm Beach Florida, Trump Organization


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


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...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Ap, Gop, Maine, Alaska, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, North Carolina, Donald Trump


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


Despite Backlash, Schultz Pushes Ahead With Vision For Independent Presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is set to provide more details on what an independent presidency could look like despite not yet deciding whether to enter the White House race himself. In a speech Wednesday at Miami Dade College in Florida, Schultz will further explain how a president elected outside the two-party system could repair the current dysfunction in Washington, according to prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press. Schultz will commit to signing only ...
Tags: Florida, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, White House, Ap, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Republican, Trump, Miami Dade College, Schultz, 2020 Elections, Trump s Cabinet, Kate Riga


Pence Met Privately With GOP Senators To Thwart Senate Defeat On Emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House labored Tuesday to prevent a high-profile congressional rejection of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border, or at least reduce the number of Republican senators joining Democrats to thwart him. Vice President Mike Pence met privately at the Capitol with a handful of GOP senators, hoping to persuade them to stand by Trump in a showdown vote set for Thursday. Since the Democratic-run House voted last month to block ...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Indiana, Ap, Gop, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Capitol, Mitch McConnell R Ky, Sens Mike Lee


Head Of National Cancer Institute Will Temporarily Take Over FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the National Cancer Institute will temporarily take charge of the Food and Drug Administration next month after the departure of its current chief. The appointment Tuesday of Dr. Ned Sharpless comes a week after Scott Gottlieb unexpectedly announced his resignation. Sharpless currently heads the National Institutes of Health’s cancer division, which directs billions in federal funding and grants for research. His name has been circulated as one of several governme...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, White House, Ap, Connecticut, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Donald Trump, Health And Human Services, University Of North Carolina, National Cancer Institute, Sharpless, Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb


Special Election For Iowa State Senate Suddenly Magnet For 2020 Hopefuls

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A month ago, Eric Giddens was just a member of the Cedar Falls school board thinking about maybe, someday, running for higher office. Today, he feels like the most popular Democrat in Iowa. California Rep. Eric Swalwell called to congratulate him the day he won the nomination for a surprise special election for Iowa state Senate. California Sen. Kamala Harris did the same the next day. And this month, Democratic White House hopefuls have descended on his district to s...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Montana, Senate, White House, Iowa, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, Rogers, HARRIS, Steve Bullock, Sen Bernie Sanders, University of Northern Iowa



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