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At rally, Trump laces into Democrats but avoids race

Aug. 1, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — President Donald Trump used a revved-up rally Thursday in Cincinnati to tear into the Democrats he has been elevating as his new political foils, attacking four liberal congresswomen of color and their party's urban leaders, while also training fire on those he could be facing in 2020....

Republicans face tough vote on budget bill Trump supports

Jul. 31, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A hard-won, warts-and-all budget pact between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump is facing a key vote in the GOP-held Senate, with many conservatives torn between supporting the president and risking their political brand with an unpopular vote to add $2 trillion or...

Trump says Coats is out as national intelligence director

Jul. 29, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, is resigning after a turbulent two years in which he and President Donald Trump were often at odds over Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump named a GOP congressman and fierce loyalist to replace him. Trump announced Coats'...

The Latest: House GOP says it's time to move on from probe

Jul. 24, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former special counsel Robert Mueller's congressional testimony on the Russia probe (all times local): 7:01 p.m. House Republicans say Robert Mueller's testimony Wednesday uncovered no meaningful new information and that it's time to move on. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy...

Lawmakers return to assess budget and debt agreement

Jul. 23, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers are returning to Washington to assess a budget and debt deal between Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump, but there's no evidence of any last-gasp drama that could upset the hard-won compromise. Reaction to the two-year deal, which would enable...

Deal sealed on federal budget ensures no shutdown, default

Jul. 23, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders have announced a critical debt and budget agreement that's an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid political and economic tumult over the possibility of a government shutdown or first federal default. The...

In reversal, Trump disavows criticism of chanting crowd

Jul. 20, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has reversed his previous criticisms of a North Carolina campaign crowd that chanted "send her back" about a Somali-born congresswoman. Trump on Friday defended the rally-goers as "patriots" while again questioning the loyalty of four Democratic lawmakers of color....

Trump disavows 'send her back' cry, Omar stands defiant

Jul. 18, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday chided his supporters who chanted "send her back" when he questioned the loyalty of a Somali-born congresswoman, joining widespread criticism of the campaign crowd's cry after Republicans warned about political blowback from the angry scene. In a week...

The Latest: Trump claims he was 'not happy' with chant

Jul. 18, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's reelection rally in North Carolina (all times local): 1:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he "was not happy" when his supporters at a rally Wednesday night in North Carolina chanted "send her back" in reference to Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar....

Trump vs. Dems: 'Racist,' 'socialist' lines drawn for 2020

Jul. 17, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With tweets and a vote, President Donald Trump and House Democrats established the sharp and emotionally raw contours of the 2020 election campaigns. In the process, they have created a fraught political frame: "racists" vs. "socialists." Trump's aggressive condemnation of women of color...