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Religious right sticks by Trump as political heat rises

Oct. 11, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

As the threat of impeachment looms, President Donald Trump is digging in and taking solace in the base that helped him get elected: conservative evangelical Christians who laud his commitment to enacting their agenda. Trump told reporters last week that "the biggest pastors" have assured him that Christians are...

White House aides try disappearing act amid impeachment talk

Oct. 10, 2019 6:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They've skipped the high-profile Sunday TV shows and avoided driveway chat sessions with reporters. Few who are typically eager to defend the president have appeared at all on television this month. White House officials close to President Donald Trump are pulling off a disappearing act,...

Melania Trump listens as teens share experiences with vaping

Oct. 9, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump said Wednesday she's glad some stores are pulling electronic cigarettes off the shelves amid an explosion in vaping among young people, calling it a necessary step to protect the next generation. "We need to be proactive before it gets out of control," she said at a White...

Melania Trump breaks ground on White House tennis pavilion

Oct. 8, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It will be game, set and match at the White House. Melania Trump has announced construction of a tennis pavilion on the south grounds that she says will provide a "functional recreational area for all First Families to enjoy." The First Lady helped break ground on the project Tuesday. Few...

First lady calls for end of e-cigarette marketing to youth

Oct. 7, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Melania Trump said Monday that companies "must stop" marketing e-cigarettes to children, saying they are addictive and dangerous. Marketing tobacco products to kids is already prohibited in the United States, and Juul Labs Inc., the nation's largest maker of electronic cigarettes, has...

First Lady Melania Trump rings NY Stock Exchange bell

Sep. 23, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Melania Trump has rung the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The exchange's first female president, Stacey Cunningham, escorted Mrs. Trump on Monday and discussed the exchange's history with her. They were flanked by children from the United Nations International...

American, Australian luminaries gather at White House dinner

Sep. 20, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A glittering crowd of American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, resolutely "celebrating" even as serious matters of national security and presidential politics combined to cast a cloud over President Donald Trump. Not long before...

The Latest: Americans, Australians celebrate in Rose Garden

Sep. 20, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the state visit to the U.S. by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (all times local): 10:30 p.m. American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, resolutely "celebrating" even as serious matters of national security...

Trump says he hosted Otto Warmbier's parents over weekend

Sep. 20, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he and first lady Melania Trump hosted family and friends of former hostage Otto Warmbier at the White House last weekend. The president says 25 people were invited last Saturday to honor Warmbier. His parents say their son was tortured by North Korea after...

Green and gold for Australia at Trump's 2nd state dinner

Sep. 19, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will dine on filet of Dover sole under the stars in a Rose Garden arrayed in shades of green and gold in tribute to his country's national colors when President Donald Trump hosts his first state dinner in more than a year on Friday. Morrison is...