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Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

May. 27, 2018 8:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief...

Trump steering clear of messy House immigration fight

May. 25, 2018 9:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spent recent weeks publicly hammering Congress to crack down on "legal loopholes" he says allow criminals to enter the country illegally. But behind the scenes, Trump has shown little interest in jumping into an intensifying Capitol Hill debate over immigration...

Trump accuses Dems of 'rooting against' NKorea talks

May. 25, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday accused Democrats of "rooting against" upcoming nuclear talks with North Korea, and said his political opponents were trying to coddle gang members. With the 2018 midterm elections on the horizon, Trump has gone out of his way to poke Democrats. On Friday,...

Like Trump, Italian populist parties leverage social media

May. 25, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The populist parties in line to form Italy's next government are taking a page from Donald Trump's playbook: Go straight to voters and influencers with your message through social media engagement. But while Trump is known for late-night tweet storms, 5-Stars Movement leader Luigi Di Maio and...

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy on the ropes over party graft case

May. 25, 2018 9:34 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish opposition parties launched a fierce campaign Friday to end the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy after courts ruled that his Popular Party profited from a large kickbacks-for-contracts scheme. The Socialist opposition announced a vote of no confidence against the prime...

Dems alarmed when WH lawyer shows up at classified briefing

May. 25, 2018 7:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers have gotten classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on Donald Trump's campaign....

The Latest: Japan says it understands Trump's caution

May. 25, 2018 12:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Japan says it understands President Donald Trump's cancellation of the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Top officials there say talks should be held when progress...

Dem, GOP leaders get classified briefings on Russia probe

May. 24, 2018 9:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers huddled Thursday in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on Donald Trump's...

Biden: Republicans show 'phony populism,' 'fake nationalism'

May. 24, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — In a forceful rebuke to President Donald Trump and other Washington Republicans, former Vice President Joe Biden told fellow Democrats in New York on Thursday that the GOP has abandoned traditional American values in the name of "phony populism" and "fake nationalism." Speaking at...

Clinton 'wants to be helpful' to Democrats. Can she?

May. 24, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is not going away. Standing on a convention stage Wednesday, the former Democratic presidential candidate cheered a primary election candidate from Georgia and endorsed one from New York, promising to be an active participant in red and blue states alike in the coming...