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Trump heads for Arizona; trip aims to show revival underway

Making himself Exhibit No. 1, President Donald Trump lifted off on Air Force One to visit a face mask factory in Arizona, demonstrating his determination to see the country move …

UPDATED: Tue., May 5, 2020

Facebook removes accounts linked to extremist group QAnon

Facebook says it has removed several groups, accounts and pages linked to QAnon, taking action for the first time against the far-right U.S. conspiracy theory circulated among supporters of President …

UPDATED: Mon., May 4, 2020

Trump pushes economy reopening, says virus could kill 100K

Pushing to reopen the economy, President Donald Trump insists that states can gradually lift lockdowns and still protect people from the coronavirus pandemic, even as he’s also suggesting U.S. deaths …

Joe Biden wins Kansas presidential primary conducted with all-mail balloting

Joe Biden overwhelmingly won a Democratic presidential primary in Kansas conducted exclusively by mail balloting by the state party because of the coronavirus pandemic.

President Donald Trump to take public’s pandemic queries in ‘virtual’ town hall Sunday evening

After more than a month of being cooped up at the White House, Trump was returning from a weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland and planned to …

Trump says Whitmer should ‘give a little’ to restart economy

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should “give a little” and “put out the fire” a day after hundreds of conservative demonstrators, some with assault weapons, …

John Bolton book again delayed, this time to June 23

John Bolton’s book has again been delayed, according to listings on and Barnes & Noble, both of which say “What Happened In the Room” has been pushed back from …

Biden assault allegation prompts GOP attacks, Dem worries

Joe Biden is facing his first real challenge as the Democrats’ presidential nominee, as an allegation of sexual assault against him is drawing renewed media focus and Republican attacks

UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

FBI documents reveal communication between Stone, Assange

Weeks after Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel in the Russia investigation, Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, reassured WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a Twitter message that …

Oklahoma, Utah face scrutiny over malaria drug purchases

Republican state leaders in Oklahoma and Utah are facing scrutiny for spending millions of dollars combined to purchase malaria drugs promoted by President Trump to treat COVID-19 patients that many …

UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

Doubts about testing remain in spite of Trump’s assurances

The White House released new guidelines aimed at answering criticism that America’s coronavirus testing has been too slow, and President Donald Trump tried to pivot toward a focus on “reopening” …

Justices call for new briefs on Trump subpoenas

The Supreme Court called for additional briefing Monday on whether the court was authorized to settle a dispute about congressional subpoenas for President Donald Trump’s financial records.

UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020

Plan is for Trump to shift focus to economy, reopening

After two months of frantic response to the coronavirus, the White House is planning to shift President Donald Trump’s public focus to burgeoning efforts aimed at reopening the country and …

UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Disinfectant riff is latest of many Trump science clashes

President Donald Trump’s comment about injecting disinfectant to fight coronavirus is just the latest in a long list of comments and actions that run contrary to mainstream science.

UPDATED: Fri., April 24, 2020

No, don’t inject disinfectant: Outcry over Trump’s musing

President Donald Trump’s tendency to toss out unproven and even far-fetched ideas has long been a trademark

Iran Guard commander threatens US Navy after Trump tweet

The leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard warned on Thursday that he has ordered his forces to potentially target the U.S. Navy after President Donald Trump’s tweet the previous day threatening …

UPDATED: Wed., April 22, 2020

Moving past ‘invisible enemy,’ Trump nudges nation to reopen

For weeks, the Trump administration played up the dangers of the coronavirus as it sought to convince Americans to disrupt their lives and stay home

UPDATED: Wed., April 22, 2020

Spokane advocates condemn Trump’s order suspending immigration

Those helping immigrants in the Spokane area with legal and financial concerns on Tuesday said President Donald Trump’s order suspending entry into the country was misguided and continued to spread …

More deaths, no benefit from malaria drug in VA virus study

A malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus showed no benefit in a large analysis of its use in U.S. veterans hospitals. There were …

Trump says he will issue order to suspend immigration during coronavirus crisis

President Donald Trump announced in a tweet late Monday night that he plans to suspend immigration to the United States, a move he said is needed to safeguard American jobs …

UPDATED: Mon., April 20, 2020

Talks drag on $450B virus aid for small business, hospital

Late-stage negotiations in Washington on a new $450 billion coronavirus aid package dragged past Monday’s hoped-for deadline, but the Trump administration and key lawmakers insisted a final pact is within …

Trump says governors play ‘political game’ with virus tests

President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Monday of playing “a very dangerous political game” by insisting there is a shortage of tests for the coronavirus, and Vice President Mike Pence …

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Given the times, Biden gets to skate

“Say it ain’t so, Joe!”

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely blames governors for virus test

A look at the veracity of claims by President Donald Trump over the weekend.

North Korea denies that Kim sent Trump ‘a nice note’

North Korea has dismissed as “ungrounded” President Donald Trump’s comment that he recently received “a nice note” from the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un.

UPDATED: Sun., April 19, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee takes Donald Trump to task for fomenting ‘insubordination’

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has again blasted President Donald Trump’s calls to “liberate” parts of the country from stay-at-home and other orders that are designed to combat the spread of …

Mary McCord: Trump crosses the constitutional line

President Donald Trump incited insurrection Friday against the duly-elected governors of the states of Michigan, Minnesota and Virginia.

UPDATED: Fri., April 17, 2020

Inslee calls Trump ‘Liberate’ tweets unhinged

President Donald Trump and Gov. Jay Inslee clashed Friday over the president’s apparent support of protests in some states against stay-home orders and the closure of some businesses to prevent …

UPDATED: Thu., April 16, 2020

Trump gives governors 3-phase plan to reopen economy

President Donald Trump has given governors a road map for recovering from the economic pain of the coronavirus pandemic, laying out a phased approach to restoring normal activity

UPDATED: Wed., April 15, 2020

McMorris Rodgers, Risch say Trump right to review World Health Organization

The president said Tuesday he would withhold funding from the international health organization pending a review that could take up to 90 days, even as the world tries to combat …