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Senate veteran returns to action as Supreme Court Sherpa

Jul. 12, 2018 7:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Kyl trekked back to the Capitol with a name tag hanging around his neck, but he didn't need one. Kyl was a Republican senator from Arizona for three terms, which is why Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the White House wanted him to guide President Donald Trump's Supreme Court...

2 Supreme Court nominations made, Trump may have none to go

Jul. 12, 2018 12:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — What would it take for President Donald Trump to get yet another Supreme Court pick? Probably the death of a justice. Trump has speculated that he could appoint a majority of the nine-member court. But it has been three decades since a president has been able to name more than two...

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...

The Latest: Trump questions value of NATO, slams Germany

Jul. 11, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 2:50 a.m. President Donald Trump has jolted the NATO summit in Brussels by turning a spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign...

Kavanaugh works Capitol Hill as Dems warn of rightward tilt

Jul. 11, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for a whirlwind round of meetings with key Republican senators as Democrats ramped up efforts to block his confirmation. Kavanaugh, the conservative appellate court judge and President Donald Trump's choice to...

Smile! Supreme Court nominees and the art of the schmooze

Jul. 11, 2018 1:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh's wooing of the Senate is part of a time-honored tradition, including awkward grip-and-grin photo ops and light conversation that skirts the contentious issues that lie ahead. Here's what to watch for as Kavanaugh makes the rounds on Capitol Hill ahead of his confirmation...

China vows retaliation for $200 billion US tariff threat

Jul. 11, 2018 9:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's government vowed Wednesday to take "firm and forceful measures" as the U.S. threatened to expand tariffs to thousands of Chinese imports like fish sticks, apples and French doors, the latest salvo in an escalating trade dispute that threatens to chill global economic growth. China...

AP sources: Kavanaugh was Trump's early favorite for court

Jul. 11, 2018 12:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In calls from the Oval Office, from Air Force One, and from his New Jersey golf club, President Donald Trump returned over and over to the same question as he mulled his next Supreme Court nomination: "Who's the best here?" His final answer was hardly a surprise: Trump landed on the...

US proposes tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese imports

Jul. 10, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is readying tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports, ranging from burglar alarms to mackerel, escalating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative proposed 10 percent tariffs Tuesday on a list of...

Trump sought 'the best' in hunt for Supreme Court nominee

Jul. 10, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In calls from the Oval Office, from Air Force One, and from his New Jersey golf club, President Donald Trump returned over and over to the same question as he mulled his next Supreme Court nomination: "Who's the best here?" His final answer was hardly a surprise: Trump landed on the...