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Rosenstein, a frequent Trump target, will leave Justice Dept

Jan. 9, 2019 6:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the most visible Justice Department protector of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and a frequent target of President Donald Trump's wrath, is expected to leave his position soon after Trump's nominee for attorney general is...

White House staff gathering at Camp David for 'retreat'

Jan. 4, 2019 10:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House senior staff will be gathering over the weekend at the Camp David presidential compound for a "staff retreat" to discuss the administration's priorities for 2019. And White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Trump will be joining them and leading...

New GOP rivalry? Romney bolts into Washington, blasts Trump

Jan. 2, 2019 7:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee and incoming Utah senator, has quickly set himself apart from other Republicans in the new Congress with a blistering attack on President Donald Trump's leadership and character. Romney put to rest expectations that he would take his time...

Congress leaders invited to White House for border briefing

Jan. 1, 2019 11:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday invited congressional leaders to a White House briefing on border security as the partial government shutdown dragged on over funding for a border wall, with Trump tweeting, "Let's make a deal?" The briefing will happen at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, the day...

The Latest: House Dems unveil plan to re-open government

Dec. 31, 2018 9:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. government shutdown (all times local): 9:25 p.m. House Democrats have unveiled a package of bills that would re-open the federal government without approving funding for President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico, establishing an early confrontation that will...

House Democrats unveil measure to re-open government

Dec. 31, 2018 8:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a package of bills Monday that would re-open the federal government without approving funding for President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico, establishing an early confrontation that will test the new power dynamic in Washington. The House is preparing to...

Trump's pick for AG once questioned value of border wall

Dec. 31, 2018 7:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, William Barr, once questioned the value of a wall along the Mexican border similar to the one the president has advocated, describing the idea as "overkill." Barr was attorney general under President George H.W. Bush when he was asked in...

The Latest: Trump's wall may be different than advertised

Dec. 30, 2018 10:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on partial shutdown of the federal government, now in its second week. (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Three confidants of President Donald Trump are indicating that the president's signature campaign pledge to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border won't be fulfilled as...

Trump's promise of a wall may not be fulfilled as advertised

Dec. 30, 2018 7:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three confidantes of President Donald Trump, including his departing chief of staff, are indicating that the president's signature campaign pledge to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would not be fulfilled as advertised. Trump sparked fervent chants of "Build that wall!" at...

Analysis: One by one, Trump's 'Axis of adults' leaving

Dec. 24, 2018 12:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year, during one particularly frenetic stretch in Donald Trump's presidency, a top Republican senator said there were three men guarding the country from chaos: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, White House chief of staff John Kelly and then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Within...