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The Latest: Former deputy AG says Trump chose 'tyrant'

Jul. 16, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on reaction to President Donald Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates says President Donald Trump "not only chose a tyrant over his own Intel community, he chose Russia's interests...

Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

Jul. 16, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Bizarre." ''Shameful." ''Disgraceful." That's the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki — and that's just from the Republicans. Lawmakers in both...

Ex-Nebraska Rep. Ashford says Russian agents hacked emails

Jul. 13, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska Democratic congressman said Friday that Russian agents hacked into his campaign emails in 2016, a few months before he narrowly lost to a Republican challenger. Former U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford announced the breach on his Facebook page after the Justice Department filed...

McConnell defends Kavanaugh's writings on presidential power

Jul. 12, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican pushed back forcefully Thursday on warnings from Democrats that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh might be willing to thwart the Russia investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor that Democrats...

Pelosi asks what Russia has on Trump, won't promise hearings

Jul. 12, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she wants to know what leverage the Russians have over President Donald Trump, but wouldn't say whether she'd favor hearings on the question should Democrats take control of the House next year. Her comments highlighted Democratic leaders'...

Pelosi says Jordan should have known about wrestlers' abuse

Jul. 12, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Ohio "should have known" about allegations that college wrestlers he coached two decades ago were abused by their team doctor, the House's top Democrat said Thursday. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters that GOP Rep. Jim Jordan should...

Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany

Jul. 11, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign policy for decades. Trump...

North Carolina GOP candidate compares Democrats to Nazis

Jul. 11, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican candidate for the North Carolina state Senate is comparing Democrats to Nazis, roaches and a sitcom character. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports former Durham County sheriff's deputy Rickey Padgett is challenging incumbent Democrat Mike Woodard. On Twitter,...

In Alabama, a onetime Trump critic fights GOP challenger

Jul. 11, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

ENTERPRISE, Ala. (AP) — As U.S. Rep. Martha Roby of Alabama chatted with a farmer after a meeting in her district on agriculture legislation, she was peppered with questions on a range of conservative issues. She was eager to answer. Border wall? She supports it. Abortion? Against it. The four-term...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump off base on energy, court case, more

Jul. 9, 2018 12:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gloated about a court case that didn't offer him the vindication he implied in his triumphant tweet. That capped a week of distortions, half-truths and swerves in his declarations on the economy, North Korea and other issues of the time. A week in review: TRUMP:...