• AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump and his former national intelligence director

    AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump and his former national intelligence director

    May 24, 2018 05:56 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is twisting the words of his predecessor's national intelligence director as part of his stepped-up effort to trash the credibility of the special counsel's Russia investigation. In a tweet Thursday, during a stormy week on Twitter by the president, Trump said James Clapper ...

  • Donald Trump pardons heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson for 1913 conviction

    Donald Trump pardons heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson for 1913 conviction

    May 24, 2018 05:34 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what Trump said many feel was a racially motivated injustice. Jack Johnson was convicted in 1913 by an all-white jury for violating the Mann Act, which made ...

  • Donald Trump signs law that loosens bank restraints enacted after Great Recession

    Donald Trump signs law that loosens bank restraints enacted after Great Recession

    May 24, 2018 04:34 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has signed into law a measure loosening key restraints for banks that came in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Trump savored the legislative triumph Thursday. The Republican-led legislation cleared Congress on Tuesday with the help of some Democrats' votes and ...

  • 4 key takeaways from Donald Trump Jr.'s testimony on the Russia probe

    4 key takeaways from Donald Trump Jr.'s testimony on the Russia probe

    May 16, 2018 06:55 PM EDT

    ... Trump Jr. said: "I have no idea." THERE'S A BIG HOLE MISSING The Senate Judiciary Committee didn't interview two key participants in the Trump Tower meeting: President Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. One key question is whether Manafort or ...

  • 'Typical Rudy': Will Giuliani's blunt style help or hurt Donald Trump?

    'Typical Rudy': Will Giuliani's blunt style help or hurt Donald Trump?

    May 03, 2018 11:26 PM EDT

    ... Rudy necessarily made it all up as he went along because he’s a loose cannon,” said Mike Murphy, a Republican political consultant and vocal Trump critic on the right. Still, “at the root of all Donald Trump’s problems is Donald Trump,” Murphy said. “You can change lawyers, you ...

  • Senate delays hearing for Ronny Jackson, Donald Trump's doctor and pick to run Veteran Affairs

    Senate delays hearing for Ronny Jackson, Donald Trump's doctor and pick to run Veteran Affairs

    Apr 24, 2018 01:30 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON — Senate leaders have delayed indefinitely the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary amid late-surfacing allegations about the nominee's workplace practices and growing questions about his ability to manage the government's second-largest department. The hearing for Ronny Jackson, Trump ...

  • Analysis: The constitutional showdown over President Donald Trump's travel ban

    Analysis: The constitutional showdown over President Donald Trump's travel ban

    Apr 16, 2018 07:16 PM EDT

    The constitutional showdown over President Donald Trump's travel ban unfolds in the U.S. Supreme Court this month -- one of two key challenges marking the end of the term's oral arguments. The justices, not by design, have scheduled the most intensely litigated case of the past year for ...

  • WATCH: President Donald Trump announces airstrikes on Syria in response to suspected chemical weapons attack

    WATCH: President Donald Trump announces airstrikes on Syria in response to suspected chemical weapons attack

    Apr 14, 2018 12:56 AM EDT

    ... civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as Trump spoke from the White House. Syrian television reported that Syria's air defenses, which are substantial, have responded to the attack. Trump said the ...

  • Jimmy Carter calls Donald Trump’s decision to appoint John Bolton his ‘worst mistake’

    Jimmy Carter calls Donald Trump’s decision to appoint John Bolton his ‘worst mistake’

    Mar 27, 2018 04:00 AM EDT

    Former President Jimmy Carter criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to appoint John Bolton as his national security adviser, telling the PBS NewsHour in an interview Monday that it was Mr. Trump’s “worst mistake” since taking office. Bolton, who served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations ...

  • Stormy Daniels reveals her relationship with Donald Trump on '60 Minutes'

    Stormy Daniels reveals her relationship with Donald Trump on '60 Minutes'

    Mar 26, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

    WASHINGTON — Adult film star Stormy Daniels says she was threatened to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006, telling her story in a highly anticipated interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" broadcast Sunday. Daniels said she was threatened by an unidentified man in Las Vegas to ...

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