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Trump contributes foreword to paperback of McConnell book

Nov. 15, 2019 8:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The paperback edition of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “The Long Game” includes a foreword from a well-placed political ally: President Donald Trump. In the foreword, shared Friday by the publisher Sentinel with The Associated Press, Trump praises the...

Kavanaugh avoids controversy in first major appearance

Nov. 14, 2019 11:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Brett Kavanaugh called himself grateful and optimistic Thursday, avoiding controversy in his first major public appearance since his stormy Supreme Court confirmation a year ago. The 54-year-old Kavanaugh chose a friendly audience for his remarks, a dinner of more than 2,000...

Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

Nov. 14, 2019 5:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns, in a test of the president’s ability to defy investigations. The filing Thursday sets the stage for a high court showdown over the tax returns Trump has refused to release, unlike every...

Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

Nov. 12, 2019 11:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S., free from the threat of deportation. That outcome would "destroy lives,"...

Supreme Court weighs whether Mexican family can sue in US

Nov. 12, 2019 3:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's left-leaning justices on Tuesday appeared willing to allow a lawsuit filed by the parents of a Mexican teenager shot over the border by an American agent, but the case will depend on whether they can persuade a conservative colleague to join them. The high court heard...

Fox legal analyst Napolitano emerges as Trump critic

Nov. 11, 2019 12:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two decades into his career as a commentator at Fox News Channel, Andrew Napolitano reached a milestone of sorts when he was called a "fool" on his own network. Not to his face, of course. But Tucker Carlson guest Joseph diGenova's dismissal of Napolitano for saying that...

Trump spotlights confirmation of 150-plus federal judges

Nov. 6, 2019 6:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday celebrated his administration's success in getting more than 150 federal judicial nominees confirmed by the Senate as he sought to demonstrate progress in meeting the concerns of many conservatives. Trump's victory lap came as the Senate neared...

Kentucky elects first African American attorney general

Nov. 5, 2019 11:14 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Daniel Cameron made history in a resounding win in the race for Kentucky attorney general, becoming the first African American in state history to win the office. Cameron, who enjoyed backing from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump, will be...

AP news guide: Nov. 5 general election in Kentucky

Nov. 5, 2019 10:52 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin narrowly trailed in his reelection bid Tuesday against Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear in a race too close to call. Beshear declared victory, but Bevin did not concede the close contest. Despite strong backing from President Donald Trump,...

The Latest: Adams elected Kentucky secretary of state

Nov. 5, 2019 10:44 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on general election results in Kentucky races on Tuesday (all times local): 9 p.m. Republican attorney and former elections board member Michael Adams has been elected as Kentucky's next secretary of state. Adams played up his conservative connections and expertise in...