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Biden and Trump accuse each other of weakening America's foreign policy. Here are the facts

Jul. 17, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a relative rarity for presidential elections, both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have long records on foreign policy and clearly stated positions on many of the world's hot spots. Trump's allies at the Republican National Convention are...

FACT FOCUS: A look at ominous claims around illegal immigration made at the Republican convention

Jul. 17, 2024 07:20 AM EDT

After Donald Trump triumphantly entered the hall on the second night of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, the program turned to one of his signature issues: illegal immigration. An ominous video of chaos at the U.S.-Mexico border led into to a speech by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas,...

Biden says cooling political rhetoric doesn't mean he'll 'stop telling the truth' about Trump

Jul. 16, 2024 20:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden returned to the campaign trail on Tuesday for the first time since the attempted assassination of Donald Trump, continuing his calls to calm the divisive rhetoric on both sides but also arguing that doing so "doesn’t mean we should stop telling the truth”...

Floor fights, boos and a too-long kiss. How the dramatic and the bizarre define convention history

Jul. 15, 2024 08:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 1948, the Republican and Democratic parties did something unthinkable in today's climate of ferocious political animosity: They not only held their national conventions in the same city but also shared some of the props. Both gathered in Philadelphia, largely...

Condemnation of Trump rally shooting crosses party lines, and blame game and calls for probe begin

Jul. 14, 2024 00:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic leaders, as well as some international friends and foes, expressed shock and relief Saturday night after an apparent assassination attempt at a Donald Trump campaign rally in Pennsylvania. Lawmakers from both parties promised hearings and a...

New York's first female fire commissioner says she will resign once a replacement is found

Jul. 13, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first female commissioner of the Fire Department of New York said Saturday that she plans to step down because it's time to “pass the torch” after two years in the job. Laura Kavanagh didn't say when she plans to resign. But she said in a statement that she...

Late-night comics have long been relentless in skewering Donald Trump. Now it's Joe Biden's turn

Jul. 12, 2024 17:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert took a slug from his drink glass before his first monologue after President Joe Biden's disastrous performance during his debate with Donald Trump. This was going to be hard. But then the CBS “Late Show” host dove right into jokes that were...

Two weeks that imperiled Biden's presidency left him on probation in the court of Democratic opinion

Jul. 12, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's tribulations were previewed in Hollywood days before he got on the debate stage. At a fundraiser organized by George Clooney and packed with luminaries including former President Barack Obama, Biden was a listless figure, perhaps merely jet-lagged...

Houston keeps buckling under storms like Beryl. The fixes aren't coming fast enough

Jul. 11, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Sharon Carr is frustrated. Like many others who lost power after Hurricane Beryl slammed into the Texas coast earlier this week, she went to a cooling center in Houston to get relief from summer heat while the city's utility company warned that restoring everyone's electricity...

Biden's press conference will be a key test for him. But he's no master of the big rhetorical moment

Jul. 11, 2024 12:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has a fresh opportunity Thursday to try to prove to the American public that he’s capable of serving another four years after his shocking debate flop threw the future of his presidency into doubt. But Biden is not known as a master of the big rhetorical...