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Democrats see opening in Trump's push to quash 'Obamacare'

Mar. 26, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on Republicans to revive the effort to quash the Affordable Care Act, handing Democrats an opportunity to unite in defense of the law as they try to move past the Russia investigation and win the White House in 2020. Trump's administration is asking a...

True to form, Avenatti attacks Nike a day after arrest

Mar. 26, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti came out swinging Tuesday against Nike, accusing the shoemaker — without evidence — of "rampant" corruption mere hours after he was released from U.S. custody on charges he tried to extort up to $25 million from the company. In a string of posts on...

Buttigieg likes Chick-fil-A's chicken but not its politics

Mar. 26, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says he does not approve of Chick-fil-A's politics but "kind of" approves of its chicken. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, drew laughs from the hosts of "The Breakfast Club" morning show on Tuesday for his answer. Buttigieg,...

The Latest: House unable to override Trump veto on border

Mar. 26, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump's border wall (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The Democratic-led House has failed to override President Donald Trump's first veto, salvaging his effort to steer billions of extra dollars to erecting barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border....

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Mar. 26, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW RIGHT NOW? The Justice Department says that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find evidence that Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated"...

Trump heads to California next week for campaign fundraiser

Mar. 26, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to California next week for a campaign fundraiser that has premium tickets going for $150,000. The April 5 event in Los Angeles will bring the Republican president back to the heavily Democratic state where Hillary Clinton handily beat him in the 2016...

Trump takes victory lap; parties start to pivot past Russia

Mar. 26, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An exuberant President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Capitol Hill Tuesday, emboldened by the end of the special counsel's Russia probe, even as Democrats pressed insistently for Robert Mueller's full report and Justice Department officials said more information could be released in...

Algerian army chief calls for president to be declared unfit

Mar. 26, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's powerful army chief called Tuesday for starting the constitutional process to have President Abdelaziz Bouteflika declared unfit for office, possibly paving the way for the ailing president's ouster after 20 years in power. Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah's statement comes after...

Senate shuns Green New Deal amid claims of bad faith

Mar. 26, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate turned away from the Green New Deal on Tuesday as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by Democrats. Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate forced the vote as they seek to turn the Green New Deal into a wedge issue in the...

'Russian playbook' remains after Mueller report wraps up

Mar. 26, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The collusion question now answered, another one looms ahead of 2020: Will U.S. elections be secure from more Russian interference? The 22-month-long special counsel investigation underscored how vulnerable the U.S. was to a foreign adversary seeking to sow discord on social media, spread...