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Trump lawyer Giuliani rules out Mueller interview with Trump

Dec. 16, 2018 10:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a number of probes moving closer to the Oval Office, President Donald Trump and his attorney unleashed a fresh series of attacks on the investigators, questioning their integrity while categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with the special counsel....

Scope of investigations into Trump has shaped his presidency

Dec. 16, 2018 1:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigations now entangle Donald Trump's White House, campaign, transition, inauguration, charity and business. For Trump, the political, the personal and the deeply personal are all under examination. Less than two years into Trump's presidency, his business associates, political...

Judge's ruling on 'Obamacare' poses new problems for GOP

Dec. 16, 2018 12:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core parts, including protections for pre-existing medical conditions and...

Today in History

Dec. 16, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2018. There are 15 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 16, 1944, the World War II Battle of the Bulge began as German forces launched a surprise attack against Allied forces through the Ardennes Forest in Belgium and Luxembourg...

For 76-year-old Joe Biden, age a factor as he mulls 2020 run

Dec. 15, 2018 7:34 AM EST

As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he's too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president. The discussions suggest Biden is aware that his age may be the...

Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear disagreement

Dec. 15, 2018 5:56 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia wants to sit down with Pentagon officials for "open and specific" talks on alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday. The U.S. claims Russia is violating the INF treaty, and on Dec. 4 issued an ultimatum that Moscow...

Today in History

Dec. 15, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 15, the 349th day of 2018. There are 16 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, went into effect following ratification by Virginia. On this date: In 1890, Sioux Indian...

Budget head Mulvaney picked as Trump's next chief of staff

Dec. 14, 2018 11:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his acting chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of the running for the job. "Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration," Trump tweeted Friday. "I...

Column: Washington's NFL team does its best to Be Worst

Dec. 14, 2018 11:09 PM EST

You've gotta hand it to Washington's alleged NFL team. There's the offensive nickname. Not to mention claiming a player off waivers not long after he allegedly beat up a woman — again. And let's not forget the organization's unwillingness to pursue a legitimate quarterback — yes, there's at least...

Incoming governor names pick to head embattled health agency

Dec. 14, 2018 5:33 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's incoming Democratic governor nominated a former senior White House health policy expert Friday to head the state's embattled health agency and its $3.4 billion budget. Gov.-elect Janet Mills said she will nominate former President Barack Obama administration staffer Jeanne...