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Sanford mulls GOP challenge to Trump, heads to New Hampshire

Aug. 13, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, is heading to another early voting state as he considers mounting an uphill challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. A spokeswoman confirmed that Sanford would travel Tuesday night...

The Latest: Trump says he didn't intend 'wise guy tweet'

Aug. 2, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Rep. Elijah Cummings (all times local): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump says he was not intending to send a "wise guy tweet" when he chimed in Friday on the attempted robbery at the house of Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings. The president had tweeted: "Really bad news! The...

Senate confirms Kelly Craft as US ambassador to UN

Jul. 31, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed Kelly Craft to become the next U.S. envoy to the United Nations despite Democratic concerns about her inexperience and potential conflicts of interest. Craft, a longtime GOP activist from Kentucky, is currently U.S. ambassador to Canada. She was confirmed 56-34,...

Analysis: Trump's political and policy guardrails fall away

Jul. 29, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unrepentant President Donald Trump has been testing the limits of the nation's tolerance from the day he took office. Now he has cast off one of the few remaining voices trying to curtail his at times mercurial impulses. Trump nudged out national intelligence director Dan Coats, a rare...

Sanford mulls 2020 bid, but observers question his motives

Jul. 17, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, floated the possibility on Tuesday that he would mount an uphill challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. His motivations were immediately greeted with skepticism from some...

US pushes Palestinian economic plan amid doubts, hostility

Jun. 24, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Despite withering criticism, charges of hypocrisy and outright rejection from the intended beneficiaries, the Trump administration is plowing ahead with a $50 billion economic proposal to aid the Palestinians and hopes it will drive a much-anticipated but unseen Mideast peace plan....