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Trump's Syria announcement blindsided many GOP supporters

Oct. 10, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For once, Republicans and Democrats in Congress were in the same place: out of the loop. When it came to President Donald Trump's abrupt announcement that U.S. forces would no longer protect Syrian Kurds from a Turkish invasion, his supporters knew as little as his critics. All the effort...

The Latest: US takes 2 militants tied to beheadings in Syria

Oct. 9, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments following President Donald Trump's decision to abandon Syrian Kurdish fighters ahead of Turkish offensive into northeastern Syria (all times local): 2:15 a.m. U.S. officials say two captive British militants believed to be part of an Islamic State group that beheaded...

The Latest: Former Trump Russia adviser to meet with Dems

Oct. 9, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:30 p.m. A former White House adviser who focused on Russia is expected to meet with three House committees behind closed doors Monday as part of Democrats' impeachment inquiry. That's...

Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Oct. 9, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States. Turkish President...

Bipartisan Senate bill would halt arms sales to Turkey

Oct. 9, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate bill would halt U.S. military assistance to NATO ally Turkey and clamp sanctions on the U.S. assets of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan because of his country's invasion Wednesday of northern Syria. The measure effectively rebukes President Donald Trump's abrupt...

Trump's firewall holds solid on Fox News' prime time

Oct. 9, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Critics of President Donald Trump who wonder about the tenacity of his supporters need only to spend three hours with Fox News Channel's headliners to get an idea why. On his most influential venue, Trump's firewall remains secure. Tuesday night in prime time, Tucker Carlson referenced...

Clarification: United States-Syria-Republican Backlash story

Oct. 9, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 7 about some of President Donald Trump's most loyal allies revolting against his decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria, The Associated Press reported that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has "shrugged off the key allegation in the impeachment inquiry." The story...

Trump: US doesn't 'endorse' Turkey's assault on Syria

Oct. 9, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. does not endorse Turkey's military assault on Syria, calling the operation a "bad idea." Trump's written statement was issued hours after Turkey, a NATO ally, launched an offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria, who have helped the U.S....

The Latest: Classified briefing on Syria set for Hill staff

Oct. 9, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria (all times local): 1:25 p.m. The Trump administration will hold a classified briefing on Syria for House and Senate staff Tuesday afternoon, according to congressional aide familiar with the meeting....

Trump's plan for Syria withdrawal weakens GOP unity

Oct. 9, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans have spent most of the past two years trying to limit public fights with President Donald Trump, either out of party loyalty or fear of being on the wrong end of a presidential tweetstorm. But that show of unity was put to the test this week when Trump announced...