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AP FACT CHECK: Missouri debate claims cite Trump, wages

Oct. 19, 2018 8:08 AM EDT

Party control of the U.S. Senate could hinge on Missouri in the midterm elections, where incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is locked in a tight race with first-time challenger Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. McCaskill, is a longtime Missouri politician who's seeking her third Senate term. Hawley...

Trump threatens Mexico over migrant caravan

Oct. 18, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out over a caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, saying that if Mexico does not stop them, he will use the military to "CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER." Trump tweeted that he wanted "Mexico to stop this onslaught." He...

'Horseface': Does it matter that Trump ridicules women?

Oct. 17, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suffice it to say that "Horseface" and porn actress Stormy Daniels aren't what Republicans want to talk about three weeks from the midterm elections — or ever. A record number of women are running, most of them Democrats, in the first balloting of the #MeToo era. No matter....

Reprieve for Rosenstein: Trump says he's not firing official

Oct. 8, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared a reprieve Monday for Rod Rosenstein, saying he has no plans to fire his deputy attorney general whose future has been the source of intense speculation for two weeks. "I'm not making any changes," Trump told reporters as he returned to the White House...

Pompeo: 'Significant progress' made on NKorea denuke trip

Oct. 7, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made "significant progress" toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons. While significant work remains to be done, he said he expected further results after an as-yet...

Still Anonymous: White House hunt for op-ed author fades

Oct. 5, 2018 5:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Remember Anonymous? One month ago Friday, an unidentified Trump administration official set off a White House firestorm by claiming in a New York Times opinion piece to be part of a secret "resistance" force out to undermine parts of President Donald Trump's agenda. The article triggered...

White House postpones meeting between Trump, Rosenstein

Sep. 27, 2018 1:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A highly anticipated meeting between President Donald Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was postponed until next week to avoid conflicting with a dramatic Senate hearing involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the White House said Thursday. The two were set to meet...

Trump: I'd 'certainly prefer not' to fire Rosenstein

Sep. 26, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would "certainly prefer not" to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and that he may delay a highly anticipated meeting with the Justice Department's No. 2 official. Trump said Rosenstein denied making remarks first attributed to him in...

Rosenstein's job to be topic of Thursday meeting with Trump

Sep. 25, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a long weekend spent wondering if he should resign or would be fired, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein still has his job — for now. President Donald Trump gave Rosenstein a three-day reprieve pending their face-to-face White House showdown on Thursday. That's when the...

The Latest: Trump affirms Thursday meeting with Rosenstein

Sep. 25, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (all times local): 10:30 a.m. President Donald Trump says at the United Nations that he'll be meeting with his embattled deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein on Thursday. "Today," he says, "I'm doing other...