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Union: Mulvaney comments confirm agency moves meant to cut

Aug. 6, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal employees union charged Tuesday that recent comments by acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirm the Trump administration's "grand strategy" to cut the federal workforce by relocating agency offices out of Washington. Mulvaney said last week that the U.S....

Trump tweets, stays out of sight for hours after shootings

Aug. 5, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — As the nation reeled from two mass shootings in less than a day, President Donald Trump spent the first hours after the tragedies out of sight at his New Jersey golf course, sending out tweets of support awkwardly mixed in with those promoting a celebrity fight and attacking his...

2020 Democrats lay blame on Trump's rhetoric for shootings

Aug. 4, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates sought to lay blame Sunday on President Donald Trump following a pair of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, saying his language against minorities promotes racial division and violence. At public events and on television, several candidates pointed...

The Latest: Sanders urges steps to address gun violence

Aug. 4, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates and the shootings in Texas and Ohio (all times Eastern): 3:45 p.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has opened a town hall meeting in North Las Vegas with a moment of silence for the victims of the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. He then...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 4, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney; former Housing Secretary Julián Castro; former Vice President Al Gore; Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.;...

Hard-won budget, debt deal clears Senate, advances to Trump

Aug. 1, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A hard-won budget and debt deal easily cleared the Senate on Thursday, powered by President Donald Trump's endorsement and a bipartisan drive to cement recent spending increases for the Pentagon and domestic agencies. The legislation passed by a 67-28 vote as Trump and his GOP allies...

Analysis: Trump's political and policy guardrails fall away

Jul. 29, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unrepentant President Donald Trump has been testing the limits of the nation's tolerance from the day he took office. Now he has cast off one of the few remaining voices trying to curtail his at times mercurial impulses. Trump nudged out national intelligence director Dan Coats, a rare...

Accused of racism, Trump blasts black congressman as racist

Jul. 29, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism for his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump lashed out at his critics Monday and sought to deflect the criticism by labeling a leading black congressman as himself racist. In the latest rhetorical shot at lawmakers of color, Trump said his...

Stepping up feud, Trump assails Cummings as 'racist'

Jul. 28, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism over his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump on Sunday tried to deflect the criticism by labeling a prominent minority congressman as himself racist and accusing Democrats of trying to "play the race card." Trump assailed Rep. Elijah Cummings,...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 26, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Will Hurd, R-Texas; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.; Democratic presidential candidate Tom...