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UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2020

Trump pushes conspiracy theory about Buffalo protester

President Donald Trump on Tuesday advanced an unfounded conspiracy theory about a 75-year-old protester in Buffalo, New York, who was pushed down by police officers, tweeting without evidence that the …


Bolton plans June release for book about time in White House

WASHINGTON – John Bolton is forging ahead with plans to publish a memoir about his time in President Donald Trump’s White House and is in negotiations with network television channels …


AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerations on blacks’ economic gains

President Donald Trump is exaggerating economic gains for African Americans during his administration


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Trump moves to allow commercial fishing in conservation area

President Donald Trump took action Friday to allow commercial fishing at marine conservation area off New England coast.


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Trump jabs Maine’s Democratic governor; she hits back

President Donald Trump is slamming Maine’s Democratic governor and urging his supporters to help get the rest of the state to vote for him if they want to see the …


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Trump hails jobs report, but unemployment rate still high

President Donald Trump took a victory lap Friday morning after the government reported surprising job gains for last month, seizing on the data to predict that the worst of the …


Senate confirms Trump’s pick to lead Voice of America

A divided Senate voted along party lines Thursday to confirm President Donald Trump’s choice to head the Voice of America and other U.S. government-funded international broadcasters that have been the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

President Donald Trump’s Pentagon chief shot down his idea of using troops to quell protests across the United States, then reversed course on pulling part of the 82nd Airborne Division …


UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

Pullman native Gen. James Mattis says Trump abused executive authority in using military against peaceful protesters

It’s the first direct criticism the former U.S. Defense Secretary has directed at his former boss. The president has in recent days urged governors and local law enforcement to get …


Trump questions render Trudeau speechless for 21 seconds

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canadians are watching what’s unfolding in the United States with “horror and consternation” and he paused for 21 seconds when asked about …


UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

Rosenstein defends naming special counsel for Russia inquiry

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is defending his decision to appoint a special counsel to scrutinize ties between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, telling senators Wednesday that …


UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

Esper breaks with Trump, opposes using military for protests

Breaking with President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes using military forces for law enforcement in containing current street protests.


UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

Trump administration moves to block Chinese airlines from U.S.

The Trump administration moved Wednesday to block Chinese airlines from flying to the U.S. in an escalation of trade and travel tensions between the two countries.


UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

Trump tries religious gestures to hike support amid protests

Cloaking himself in religion for the second day in a row, President Donald Trump sought to seize the moral authority to justify his hard line against demonstrators protesting the killing …


UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

Trump, chafing at oversight, takes aim at inspectors general

Steve Linick irritated powerful Democrats and Republicans alike in his seven years as the independent watchdog investigating waste and mismanagement at the State Department. Still, he was stunned by a …


UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

Trump looks elsewhere after GOP convention spat with NC gov

President Donald Trump said he is seeking a new state to host this summer’s Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte …


Some governors balk at Trump request to send troops to DC

Some governors are rejecting President Donald Trump’s request to send National Guard troops to Washington, D.C., for a massive militarized show of force in the nation’s capital after several days …


Embracing religious themes, Trump visits John Paul II shrine

President Donald Trump toured a Catholic shrine on Tuesday in his second straight religious-themed appearance as the nation grappled with widespread unrest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.


UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

NC governor: GOP must prepare for scaled-back convention

North Carolina’s governor said in a letter Tuesday that the GOP must prepare for a scaled-back convention in Charlotte because of the coronavirus pandemic despite demands from President Donald Trump …


Virginia county pulls officers from DC after Trump photo-op

Arlington County, Virginia, pulled its officers out of the District of Columbia Monday night after they played a supporting role in clearing protesters from a park outside the White House …


UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Biden: Trump ‘consumed’ by ego, not leading during crisis

Joe Biden on Tuesday blistered President Donald Trump a day after police drove back peaceful protesters near the White House so Trump could pose with a Bible before a damaged …


UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Pelosi to Trump: Be a ‘healer in chief’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to be a “healer in chief” and not a “fanner of the flame” as the nation reels from mass …


UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Protesters return to the streets as Trump decries ‘lowlifes’

Undeterred by curfews, protesters streamed back into the nation’s streets Tuesday, hours after President Donald Trump pressed governors to put down the violence set off by George Floyd’s death and …


UPDATED: Mon., June 1, 2020

Trump mobilizes military in Washington, threatens to use troops to quell protests across U.S.

President Donald Trump militarized the federal response to protests of racial inequality that have erupted in cities across America late Monday as military police fired tear gas and rubber bullets …


UPDATED: Mon., June 1, 2020

Trump threatens to send military to end protests

President Donald Trump threatened to deploy United States military unless states halt violent protests.


UPDATED: Mon., June 1, 2020

Spike Lee on what’s different about these protests

It’s not the first time that Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” has been freshly urgent, but Lee’s 1989 film has again found blistering relevance in the wake of George …


UPDATED: Mon., June 1, 2020

Trump slams governors as ‘weak,’ urges crackdown on protests

President Donald Trump on Monday derided the nation’s governors as “weak” and demanded tougher crackdowns on protesters in the aftermath of another night of violent protests in dozens of American …


UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Smaller, quieter protests in Spokane on Monday night after mayor enacts curfew, police put on high alert

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ordered a statewide activation of the National Guard late Sunday as looting and violence spread to Spokane.


UPDATED: Sun., May 31, 2020

Trump says he’ll label Antifa a terror organization amid unrest

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he was designating Antifa as a domestic terrorism organization after another night of violent protests over racism and police violence erupted in cities across …


UPDATED: Sat., May 30, 2020

SpaceX rocket ship lifts off with 2 Americans

A rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has lifted off with two Americans on a history-making flight to the International Space Station.