Politics

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, Pa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 02, 2018 - 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says he remains "a little bit torn" about whether it would be better to shut down the government before or after the midterm elections in an effort to secure funding for his long-promised...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 02, 2018 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday refused to distance herself from President Donald Trump's assertions that the media is the "enemy" of the American people. Pressed during a White House briefing on the issue, Sanders said Trump "has made his position...
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August 02, 2018 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is siding with House Republicans in the showdown over work requirements for food stamp recipients in the farm bill. Trump on Thursday tweeted that he hopes lawmakers "will be able to leave the WORK REQUIREMENTS FOR FOOD STAMPS PROVISION that the House...
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August 02, 2018 - 1:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gathering strength for a brutal trade war with China, the United States appears to be trying to patch things up with its friends. U.S. and Mexican negotiators are meeting in Washington Thursday and Friday to work on a rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement — an effort...
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FBI Director Christopher Wray listens during the daily press briefing at the White House, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Washington. From left also listening are White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, national security adviser John Bolton, Wray, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and National Security Agency Director Gen. Paul Nakasone. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 02, 2018 - 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to wide-ranging criticism that it lacked a clear national strategy to protect U.S. elections, the White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump has directed a "vast, government-wide effort" to protect the cornerstone of American democracy. John Bolton, the...
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August 02, 2018 - 12:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Signaling that the antitrust regulations that have governed movie distribution for the last seven decades may be ripe for revision, the Department of Justice has opened a review of the famed Paramount Decrees. The 1948 landmark Supreme Court decision of United States v. Paramount,...
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August 02, 2018 - 12:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Health and Human Services says 96 organizations will get funding under the federal family planning program this year. Twelve will be new. They include community health centers, state agencies and Planned Parenthood affiliates. The release of the list Thursday...
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A statue adorns the front of the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 in Alexandria, Va., where President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is on trial facing federal charges of tax evasion and bank fraud. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 02, 2018 - 12:50 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial (all times local): 3:34 p.m. Paul Manafort's longtime bookkeeper is testifying that profit and loss statements the former Trump campaign chairman submitted to obtain bank loans contained false information — and, at times...
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Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, walks towards the West Wing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, after traveling with the president to a rally in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 02, 2018 - 12:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump said Thursday that the low point of her White House tenure surrounded the separation of migrant children from detained family members, saying she was "vehemently against family separation" but immigration was "incredibly complex as a topic." The senior White House...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2018, file photo, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a winner of a Democratic Congressional primary in New York speaks to a reporter. Ocasio-Cortez, a rising liberal star who toppled 10-term Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in a primary, is scheduled to speak at a fundraiser in downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer,File)
August 02, 2018 - 12:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — a rising liberal star who is challenging the Democratic Party establishment — was scheduled to appear Thursday in Los Angeles as part of West Coast fundraising swing. The 28-year-old startled the party when she defeated...
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