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Trump meets with national security team on Afghanistan

Aug. 16, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other members of the national security team briefed President Donald Trump on Friday on the state of peace negotiations in Afghanistan, with Pompeo saying afterward that "led by the president, we are working diligently on the path forward."...

Trump allies push back on proposed foreign aid cut

Aug. 16, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of President Donald Trump's strongest allies in Congress pushed back Friday on his administration's plans to slash some $4 billion in foreign aid that lawmakers have already approved. In a letter, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky discouraged the...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Aug. 15, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Learning the hard way: China is slow to understand Trump on trade Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Aug. 13 Sooner or later, China will get it. President Donald Trump last week threatened to impose another round of tariffs on Chinese...

Blumenthal says deal on bipartisan 'red flag' draft is near

Aug. 14, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says a draft of proposed, bipartisan federal legislation he's working on with Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham that would encourage states to adopt "red flag" protection order laws to remove guns from dangerous people is nearly finished. The Democrat...

Trump says he wants background checks, also reassures NRA

Aug. 9, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. At the same time, Trump said he had assured the...

McConnell wants to consider gun background checks in fall

Aug. 9, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shifting the gun violence debate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he now wants to consider background checks and other bills, setting up a potentially pivotal moment when lawmakers return in the fall. The Republican leader won't be calling senators back to work early, as some...

Biden: Trump 'fanning the flames of white supremacy'

Aug. 8, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of "fanning the flames of white supremacy" in his most aggressive attack yet on the character of the man he would like to defeat in 2020. "Trump offers no moral leadership," Biden declared in Burlington, Iowa. The president...

Editorials from around New York

Aug. 7, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Bull in China shop: Trump's trade war is breaking things The Daily News Aug. 7 It is a fact that China does not play fair in international trade; an orderly reckoning was overdue. It is also a fact that President Trump's herky-jerky,...

McConnell, GOP Senate unlikely to act swiftly on guns

Aug. 7, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence, despite wrenching calls to "do something" in the aftermath of back-to-back mass shootings. Instead, the Republican leader is taking a more measured approach, as GOP...

Bipartisan 'red flag' gun laws plan has support in Congress

Aug. 7, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite frequent mass shootings, Congress has proved to be unable to pass substantial gun violence legislation, largely because of resistance from Republicans. But a bipartisan proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is gaining momentum following weekend...