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The Latest: Trump dubs Nevada Democrat 'Wacky Jacky'

Jun. 23, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Nevada (all times local): 1:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is helping Nevada Sen. Dean Heller raise money for his re-election battle and has come up with a new nickname for his Democratic challenger. Trump dubbed Democratic congresswoman...

Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

Jun. 23, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump pressed his tough immigration stance at a Nevada political convention Saturday, telling hundreds "we have to be very strong" to keep people, including violent gang members, from entering the country illegally. Trump was in Las Vegas to boost the candidacy of Dean...

DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

Jun. 23, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the...

Chaos on the border inflames GOP's split with Latinos

Jun. 23, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

When more than 1,000 Latino officials __ a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic __ gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the Trump administration was there to greet them. It marked the first time a presidential administration skipped the annual conference of the National...

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

Jun. 23, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday she was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, becoming the latest administration official to experience a brusque welcome in a public setting. Sanders tweeted that she was told by...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's skewed claims on immigration, economy

Jun. 23, 2018 9:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is distorting the truth when it comes to the impact of his administration's policy regarding separating children from their parents at the U.S. border. He falsely suggests that a newly signed executive order will permanently solve the problem of separations by...

Latino leaders question Census head over citizenship query

Jun. 23, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Latino elected officials from around the nation questioned the head of the U.S. Census Bureau on Saturday over the proposed addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 survey, denouncing it as a purely political move. Members of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed...

Romney making final pitch ahead of Senate primary in Utah

Jun. 23, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney is flashing his familiar smile at city parks and backyards in Utah's mountains and suburbs this week, making his final pitch after being forced into a Republican Senate primary Tuesday against a conservative state lawmaker. His opponent has painted him as an outsider...

Oklahoma conservatives' views on medical marijuana evolving

Jun. 23, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

LINDSAY, Okla. (AP) — Danny Daniels, an evangelical Christian in the rural Oklahoma town of Lindsay, is reliably conservative on just about every political issue. The 45-year-old church pastor is anti-abortion, voted for President Donald Trump and is a member of the National Rifle Association who owns an...

8 vie in primaries to succeed centrist Colorado governor

Jun. 23, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado holds primaries Tuesday to select the top two contenders to succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper, a centrist Democrat whose promotion of aerospace, tech and a plethora of other industries helped generate unprecedented economic growth in this rapidly-growing state of 5.6 million people. But...

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The Latest: Fort Worth protesters chant: 'No baby jails!'

Jun. 23, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 4:05 p.m. During a rally at Texas Democratic Party convention in Fort Worth, people carried signs that read...

Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

Jun. 23, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump pressed his tough immigration stance at a Nevada political convention Saturday, telling hundreds "we have to be very strong" to keep people, including violent gang members, from entering the country illegally. Trump was in Las Vegas to boost the candidacy of Dean...

Houston heart transplant hospital could lose Medicaid funds

Jun. 23, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital that suspended its renowned heart transplant program for two weeks amid scrutiny following the deaths of two patients could lose federal Medicaid funding. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center was notified Friday that Medicare plans to halt funding to its heart transplant...

DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

Jun. 23, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the...

Lawmakers, demonstrators want immigrant families reunited

Jun. 23, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Democratic lawmakers on Saturday said they aren't convinced the Trump administration had any real plan to reunite immigrant families caught along the southwest border, while demonstrators gathered to protest the separation of parents from their children by U.S. border authorities....

The Latest: Trump dubs Nevada Democrat 'Wacky Jacky'

Jun. 23, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Nevada (all times local): 1:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is helping Nevada Sen. Dean Heller raise money for his re-election battle and has come up with a new nickname for his Democratic challenger. Trump dubbed Democratic congresswoman...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 23, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Rep. Louis Gutierrez, D-Ill.; Tom Bossert, former Trump homeland security adviser; Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children; David Miliband, president and CEO of International...

US House candidate who beat Sanford seriously hurt in wreck

Jun. 23, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid was seriously injured in a vehicle crash on Friday and will require weeks of recovery and more procedures, a spokesman said. State Rep. Katie Arrington underwent surgery for her injuries and was...

The Latest: Dead driver named in crash that hurt candidate

Jun. 23, 2018 2:43 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Politicians and friends from across the country are sending thoughts and prayers to Republican U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington after she was seriously injured in a car crash in South Carolina. President Donald Trump posted on Twitter he was thinking about Arrington. U.S. Rep....

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

Jun. 23, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday she was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, becoming the latest administration official to experience a brusque welcome in a public setting. Sanders tweeted that she was told by...