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The Supreme Court building is photographed early Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump looks for political edge in latest high court rulings

Jul. 10, 2020 1:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won the White House on the promise of bringing a conservative shift to the Supreme Court. But this year and last, even with two justices Trump hand-picked, the court has shown it is no rubber stamp for him or his administration’s policies. That’s drawn...

FILE - In this June 20, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla. Trump’s reelection bid will take baby steps back out onto the road in the coming days after a multi-week hiatus that came amid a massive surge in coronavirus cases across much of the nation and after the debacle of his planned comeback in Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Trump's reelection campaign gets a reboot as virus persists

Jul. 10, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign reboot is getting a reboot. He will take baby steps back out onto the road Friday after a multiweek hiatus caused by a nationwide surge in coronavirus cases and after his planned comeback in Oklahoma turned into a debacle. Trump, trailing in the polls, is...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at McGregor Industries in Dunmore, Pa., Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Biden's Iowa hires signal tightening in state Trump won big

Jul. 10, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden's presidential campaign has lined up a senior team in Iowa, a sign Democrats see the state where Republican Donald Trump beat them handily in 2016 as within reach. Although Iowa's six Electoral College votes hardly make the state a political jackpot, a competitive race...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at McGregor Industries in Dunmore, Pa., Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Biden pledges New Deal-like economic agenda to counter Trump

Jul. 9, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden turned his campaign against President Donald Trump toward the economy Thursday, introducing a New Deal-like economic agenda while drawing a sharp contrast with a billionaire incumbent he said has abandoned working-class Americans amid cascading crises. The former...

President Donald Trump greets Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Mexican president's US visit cordial, lacking in substance

Jul. 9, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador returned to Mexico on Thursday buoyed by a cordial first encounter with President Donald Trump that successfully distracted from multiple crises at home but produced few tangible results. As they have done since López Obrador took...

FILE - This March 11, 2019 file photo, shows the north entrance of the Trump International in Washington. Financial records related to President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel can be kept on hold, a federal appeals court said Thursday, July 9, 2020, while Trump asks the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal in a lawsuit that accuses him of illegally profiting off the presidency. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

Appeals court pauses lawsuit over Trump hotel profits

Jul. 9, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Financial records related to President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel can be kept on hold, a federal appeals court said Thursday, while Trump asks the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal in a lawsuit that accuses him of illegally profiting off the presidency. The ruling from...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Biden said Friday, May 29, that the

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team distortions on Biden and police

Jul. 9, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign team is misrepresenting Democratic rival Joe Biden's stance on improving police practices following George Floyd's death. In ads and emails this week, the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee assert that Biden would “defund the...

Latino group launches $10M campaign to boost voter turnout

Jul. 9, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A national organization is announcing a $10 million campaign to turn out Hispanic voters in several of this year's battleground states. Mi Familia Vota, based in Phoenix, said it will spend $7 million on get-out-the-vote measures and an additional $3 million on digital and television ads,...

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No peeking, voters: Court keeps Trump taxes private for now

Jul. 9, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting President Donald Trump’s complaints that he's being harassed, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of a New York prosecutor’s demands for the billionaire president’s tax records. But in good political news for Trump, his taxes and other financial...

Sonny Vinuya poses for a portrait Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Las Vegas. Vinuya, a Filipino-American businessman in Las Vegas, hasn't decided if he'll vote again for Donald Trump in the battleground state of Nevada. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Trump faced issues with Asian Americans even before virus

Jul. 9, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Sonny Vinuya hasn’t decided if he’ll vote again for Donald Trump in the battleground state of Nevada. The Filipino American businessman in Las Vegas is personally offended by the president's use of a racist slur at recent re-election rallies, where he mocked China and the...