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FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo journalist Bob Woodward sits at the head table during the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington. Woodward, facing widespread criticism for only now revealing President Donald Trump's early concerns about the severity of the coronavirus, told The Associated Press that he needed time to be sure that Trump's private comments from February were accurate. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Woodward defends decision to withhold Trump's virus comments

Sep. 9, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Woodward, facing widespread criticism for only now revealing President Donald Trump's early concerns about the severity of the coronavirus, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he needed time to be sure that Trump's private comments from February were accurate. In...

Today in History

Sep. 8, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 8, the 252nd day of 2020. There are 114 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 8, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford granted a “full, free, and absolute pardon” to former President Richard Nixon covering his entire term in office....

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2020, file photo, Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, speaks about the rollback of the 2016 methane emissions rules to undo Obama-era rules designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh. Wheeler says a second Trump administration term would bring more focus on pollution cleanups and less on climate change. Wheeler defended the administration's environmental record Sept. 3, 2020, in a speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the EPA's founding. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

EPA chief pledges more cleanups, less focus on climate

Sep. 3, 2020 11:38 PM EDT

Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler on Thursday defended the Trump administration's record on protecting the nation's air and water and said a second term would bring a greater focus on pollution cleanups in disadvantaged communities and less emphasis on climate change. In a speech commemorating...

President Donald Trump speaks as he tours an emergency operations center and meets with law enforcement officers at Mary D. Bradford High School, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP Analysis: Trump's 2020 mantra channels Nixon, Wallace

Sep. 2, 2020 8:55 AM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — After struggling for much of the year to settle on a clear and concise reelection message, President Donald Trump appears to have found his 2020 rallying cry. Four years ago, it was “Build the Wall," a simple yet coded mantra to white America that nonwhite outsiders threatened...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are entering a 64-day sprint to the finish that is widely expected to be one of the most turbulent and chaotic periods in the modern history of American politics. Each side cast the other as an existential threat to America’s future as they offered voters starkly different versions of reality over the last two weeks of carefully scripted conventions. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Uncertainty dominates presidential campaign's final stretch

Aug. 31, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Within President Donald Trump’s campaign, some privately feared the worst heading into the national conventions. They worried a strong showing by Democrat Joe Biden, combined with an underwhelming performance by Trump, would lock in the certainty of a blowout loss that would...

President Donald Trump speaks with state and local leaders about Hurricane Laura at the Orange County Emergency Operations Center, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Orange, Texas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

2020 Watch: Can Trump ignore reality as Election Day nears?

Aug. 31, 2020 6:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 64 Days to first debate: 29 ___ THE NARRATIVE The conventions finally over, the 2020 election season now enters its final phase. Both sides are pleased with...

Teresa Stanfield, seated at center, the Oklahoma field director with Virginia-based Prison Fellowship, and Teresa Peden, right, pastor of recovery ministry at Crossing Community Church, are pictured in the camera display of videographer Drew Darby, left, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. Normally, Stanfield is behind bars, talking with inmates about how she changed the course of her troubled life. The coronavirus has forced her out of prisons. For the time being, Stanfield is videotaping her message. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Amid virus lockdowns, prison ministry groups had to adapt

Aug. 29, 2020 7:32 AM EDT

Normally Teresa Stanfield spends her days in prisons talking with inmates about how she changed the course of her troubled life, and how they can do the same. But the coronavirus has locked her on the outside. “When COVID came and shut down programming, I was extremely disappointed,” said...

President Donald Trump speaks from the South Lawn of the White House on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP Analysis: Trump wields fear in pitch for 4 more years

Aug. 28, 2020 7:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he laid out his case for reelection, President Donald Trump deployed a powerful, and familiar, political tactic: fear. In a tradition-defying convention address delivered from the White House, Trump painted a grim portrait of violence in American cities run by Democrats and populated...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump returns to the White House after visiting outside St. John's Church in Washington. President Donald Trump's vows to restore “law and order” and to protect what he's called the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream” draw from a decades-old playbook in Republican politics. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

At RNC, GOP echoes racial code of Nixon's 1968 campaign

Aug. 27, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The question was how he planned to address poverty. In his reply, the Republican running for president quickly pivoted to a central campaign theme — denouncing the fiery chaos that had erupted in American cities during protests over civil rights. “We have reaped not a...

Today in History

Aug. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 22, the 235th day of 2020. There are 131 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 22, 1972, President Richard Nixon was nominated for a second term of office by the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach. On this date: In 1846, Gen....