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Trump appointee completes month of public housing stays

Mar. 15, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Since she took over as President Donald Trump's top housing official in the New York City area, Lynne Patton has been criticized for bringing a reality TV approach to what's traditionally been a bureaucratic job. She's feuded with journalists, calling one White House reporter "Miss Piggy ."...

Many view 'black friend defense' as a tired, hollow argument

Mar. 1, 2019 8:13 AM EST

Kelly Darden Jr. still remembers one of the first times he experienced the "black friend defense." Back in high school, a group of white classmates dressed in Confederate-inspired clothing as part of a social club called the "Rebel Rousers" and insisted they weren't racist when confronted because some of them...

10 Things to Know for Today

Mar. 1, 2019 6:24 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHY DID IT SUDDENLY END? President Donald Trump said he walked away from his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because Kim demanded the U.S. lift all of its sanctions, a claim that North...

Democrats eye new inquiries, witnesses after Cohen testimony

Feb. 28, 2019 11:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After three days of grilling Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Democrats are quickly using his words as a roadmap to open new lines of investigation into the president's ties to Russia and summon additional witnesses. Cohen completed a third day of testimony on...

Meadows, Tlaib hug after dispute over race in Cohen hearing

Feb. 28, 2019 7:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two lawmakers who clashed bitterly over race hugged it out Thursday on the House floor. Reps. Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan embraced and chatted for almost a minute as the House took its final votes of the week. It was a striking sight after the pair fought...

'Racist' labeling of Trump fuels tense moments in Congress

Feb. 28, 2019 12:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From the start of Michael Cohen's congressional testimony Wednesday, President Donald Trump's views on race took center stage. Trump's former attorney did not mince words, flat out calling his former boss "a racist" who believed "black people would never vote for him because they were too...

'Liar, Pants on Fire': GOP keeps focus on Cohen, not Trump

Feb. 27, 2019 7:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A poster propped behind Republicans grilling Michael Cohen set out their strategy in five words: "Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!" They sounded angry, whipped off their glasses and threw paper down on their desks as they questioned President Donald Trump's former "fixer" about his misdeeds...

The Latest: Cohen says he's worried about fate of US

Feb. 27, 2019 5:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says he's worried that if the president doesn't win re-election, there will not be a "peaceful transition of power." Cohen is testifying Wednesday...

Trump's national emergency sparks new GOP divide in Congress

Feb. 15, 2019 9:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised border wall ends one political problem for the White House and its allies on Capitol Hill, but launches another. Republicans are deeply torn over Trump's decision to invoke executive power after...

White House scrambles to find pots of money to use for wall

Feb. 15, 2019 6:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump declares an emergency to build the wall with Mexico, he still needs money to pay for it. And shifting money from other accounts to deliver the $5.7 billion he wants is not without political problems. The administration has been eyeing several pots of money...