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Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico, Canada, delays auto tariffs

May. 17, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America's allies — lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying auto tariffs that would have hurt Japan and Europe. By...

China retaliates on tariffs, stock markets go into a slide

May. 13, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Sending Wall Street into a slide, China announced higher tariffs Monday on $60 billion worth of American goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump's latest penalties on Chinese products. Duties of 5% to 25% will take effect on June 1 on about 5,200 American products, including...

Sen. Burr takes GOP fire over Trump Jr subpoena

May. 10, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen. Richard Burr for his committee's subpoena of President Donald Trump's son, a move that suggested the Russia investigation is not "case closed," as some in the party insist. Trump said he was "very surprised" at the move. The revolt by...

Senators concerned about abuse allegations at shelters

May. 9, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Finance Committee are questioning whether the Trump administration is neglecting its duty to protect unaccompanied immigrant children in its care amid allegations of misconduct at federally funded shelters. Chairman Chuck Grassley of...

White House launches new uphill bid to overhaul immigration

May. 7, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reviving a deeply contentious issue that has stymied both Congress and the administration, the White House launched a new bid Tuesday to overhaul a legal immigration system that President Donald Trump has long railed against. Though similar efforts have failed to garner anywhere near the...

US to add 30,000 seasonal worker visas as soon as this week

May. 6, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plans to let an additional 30,000 foreigners return to the United States through September for seasonal work, a move that reflects how the booming economy has complicated President Donald Trump's hard-line efforts on immigration. Details of the plan were in a...

'It is over:' Republicans close ranks at Barr hearing

May. 1, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "For me, it is over." With those few words, Sen. Lindsey Graham, the Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee, set the tone for his party at an extraordinary hearing with Attorney General William Barr over special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election...

Some 2020 Democrats work with GOP more than you think

Apr. 29, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has a habit that she doesn't talk about a lot on the campaign trail: working with the GOP. The Massachusetts Democrat is running for the White House on an unapologetically liberal platform that includes a tax on the ultra-wealthy and universal child care. But in...

Correction: Election 2020-Iowa story

Apr. 17, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — In a story April 16 about Democratic presidential candidates addressing flooding damage in Iowa, The Associated Press erroneously reported the location of Sen. Bernie Sanders' rally. The rally was held in Malcom, Iowa, not in Poweshiek. A corrected version of the story is below: Iowa...

Army Corps takes heat in wake of Missouri River flooding

Apr. 17, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators Wednesday during a hearing held in Iowa to examine the massive spring flooding this year that caused more than $3 billion in damage in the Midwest. The flooding and...