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Trump, media get almost equal share of blame for politically motivated violence in new poll

Both President Donald Trump and the news media are seen by nearly half of American voters as encouraging politically motivated violence, with partisans taking predictable sides in the wake of …


With Trump in Montana, Sen. Jon Tester turns to ‘The Dude’

Montana Senate candidate Matt Rosendale may not be a household name, but he’s surrounded on the campaign trail by President Donald Trump and other big-name Republicans like Vice President Mike …


Trump stokes pre-election fear of immigrants to drive voters

Thousands of U.S. troops to stop an “invasion” of migrants. Tent cities for asylum seekers. An end to the Constitution’s guarantee of birthright citizenship.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Trump, Oprah lead surrogate campaigners in 2018 midterms

President Donald Trump launched an eight-state campaign blitz on Wednesday, seeking to shore up Senate Republicans and GOP gubernatorial candidates against an onslaught of Democratic surrogates, including entertainment icon Oprah …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Trump: Number of troops sent to border could reach 15,000

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the number of military troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border could reach 15,000 – roughly double the number the Pentagon said it currently plans …


Trump launching rally blitz in final stretch of midterms

President Donald Trump is kicking off a final rally blitz with just days to go before midterm elections that will determine whether Republicans retain control of Congress. He’ll attend 11 …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Trumps pay tribute at synagogue where 11 were fatally shot

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid homage Tuesday to each of the 11 people slain in the worst instance of anti-Semitic violence in American history. As the …


Ben & Jerry’s new anti-Trump joke reveals America’s deep divide – over pecans

Ben & Jerry’s has a new flavor of ice cream, “Pecan Resist,” that calls on people to resist the Trump administration. The campaign has caused controversy, not just for its …


Trump escalates threats against migrant caravan

Eager to focus voters on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Monday escalated his threats against a migrant caravan trudging slowly toward the U.S. …


Some Sessions allies hope White House allows graceful exit

Sensing that Jeff Sessions’ days at the Justice Department may be numbered, some of his supporters want the White House to allow for a graceful exit for an attorney general …


Trump again stoking anger at Democrats, media

President Donald Trump is again stoking his supporters’ anger at “Crooked Hillary,” other Democrats and the news media, barely missing a beat after mail bombs were sent to some of …


Obama takes aim at Trump, GOP in fiery Milwaukee speech

Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump’s tenure in office Friday in a fiery speech in Milwaukee that took aim at him and other Republicans for “making stuff up.”


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 6:40 p.m.

Trump accuses media of trying ‘to score political points’

President Donald Trump lectured the media at length on Friday evening, accusing reporters of trying “to use the sinister actions of one individual to score political points” against him hours …


Militia groups say they will help stop caravan at the border

Militia groups and far-right activists are raising money and announcing plans to head to the Mexican border to help stop the caravan of Central Americans, often echoing President Donald Trump’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

U.S.: ‘Everything on table’ to block migrants at border

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday that “everything is on the table” as the administration considered new measures to stifle immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border and send a message …


Migrants set out on arduous 60-mile journey to next stop

Increasingly sick and facing a punishing 60-mile trek, members of the migrant caravan began leaving the southern Mexico city of Pijijiapan on Friday and walking in the pre-dawn darkness to …


Papadopoulos wraps up lengthy interview with GOP-led House panels over Russia investigation in 2016

George Papadopoulos made his first appearance Thursday before congressional investigators, part of an effort to clear his name after pleading guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

As caravan moves north, Trump struggles with what to do

The Trump administration has not settled on a plan for what to do if a migrant caravan arrives at the southern border, despite threats by President Donald Trump to declare …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Ford says Trump tariffs make U.S. steel costliest in the world

Ford is escalating its criticism of the Trump administration’s metals tariffs that the company has already said took a $1 billion bite out of profit.


As Trump administration eyes writing transgender people ‘out of of existence,’ a moment of reckoning for transgender Republican

Jordan Evans is believed to be the lone openly transgender elected Republican – “my cross to bear,” as she puts it. The tension involved in her unusual profile became acute …


Trump says he’s reducing Central American aid over migrants

President Donald Trump said Monday the U.S. would begin “cutting off, or substantially reducing” aid to three Central American nations over a migrant caravan heading to the U.S. southern border.


Bolton faces tense talks with Russia over nuclear treaty

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton faces two days of high-tension talks in Moscow beginning Monday after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Trump revives fiery immigration talk for ‘caravan’ election

Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before …


Trump administration set to expand religious exemptions to birth control coverage

The Trump administration is expected to soon issue regulations that would expand religious and moral exemptions for covering birth control in employer health insurance plans, a move that critics say …


AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when as a Supreme Court nominee he gave sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, with Republicans …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 11 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Trump’s fans at Missoula rally start early and stay late

The first rule of attending a Trump tent revival is the same as with any big jamboree, whether it’s Sasquatch or a Franklin Graham rally: Get there early.


Mueller said ready to deliver key findings in his Trump probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more …


Trump threatens to summon military to close U.S.-Mexico border in response to migrant caravan

President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to summon the military to close the U.S.-Mexico border and upend a trade deal, expressing mounting frustration with a large caravan of migrants from Honduras …


Trump lifted ethanol restriction in gasoline. Here’s what it means for your car and more

Gasoline with containing 15 percent ethanol is not currently allowed to be sold in most places during the summer months out of concern it produces more ground-layer ozone or smog, …


Food, water, ride: Guatemalans aid Honduran caravan migrants

Sweaty, sunburned and exhausted, Jonathan Zuniga had been carrying his 1-year-old baby in his arms for five hours when help arrived unexpectedly from a local woman who offered him a …