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Trump’s field-tested strategy: Whip up a frenzy, then disavow

He once encouraged supporters to attack protesters — then claimed to ensure the safety of all Americans. He mused that Russia should seize his competitor’s ...

Trump disavows 'send her back' chant from his rally

President Donald Trump claimed Thursday he “was not happy” with the crowd at his campaign rally for chanting “send her back,” after he had goaded ...

Trump’s North Carolina Supporters Were Ready to Unload

GREENVILLE, N.C.—Whatever President Donald Trump was planning to do at his rally Wednesday night, the crowd outside Minges Coliseum was ready for it and ready ...

Republicans press Pence for answers on 'send her back' chant

Republican members are expressing shock and discomfort over the “send her back” chants that erupted during President Donald Trump’s rally Wednesday night, with even some ...

McConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on four congresswomen

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that Donald Trump is “on to something” with his inflammatory attacks against four congresswomen, attempting to frame the ...

Lebanese losing faith as politicians fumble over economy

BEIRUT (AP) – For days, Lebanese TV stations have been blanketed with live coverage as lawmakers held heated debate over a controversial austerity budget meant ...

Trump effect the top question in Virginia's key elections

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Donald Trump has been very good for Virginia Democrats. Voters unhappy with the Republican president, particularly in suburban areas, powered historic ...

Ex-NSA contractor to be sentenced in stolen documents case

BALTIMORE (AP) – A former National Security Agency contractor awaits sentencing in Baltimore’s federal court for storing two decades’ worth of classified documents at his ...

Judge weighs new Motel 6 settlement in immigration lawsuit

PHOENIX (AP) – A revised settlement for Motel 6 guests who say the national chain invaded their privacy by giving their information to immigration authorities ...

Kristy Swanson schools Trump foes 'screaming racism' over 'Squad' feud

The original Buffy the Vampire-Slayer went on the warpath Thursday on Twitter, defending President Trump from charges of racism over his attacks on “The Squad.” ...

‘Send her back’: Trump batters Dem congresswomen on campaign trail

In 2016, it was “lock her up.” In 2019, it’s “send her back.” President Donald Trump doubled down on the go-back-to-where-you-came-from trope during a Wednesday ...

Democrats not willing to totally snub 'deplorable' Trump

Democrats torched President Donald Trump as a racist this week — but they also know how to compartmentalize. The toxic relationship between Trump and the ...

House shoots down attempt to immediately impeach Trump

The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to sideline an effort to immediately impeach Donald Trump, the first test of efforts in the Democratic-led House to ...

House holds William Barr, Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress

The House voted on Wednesday to ask the Justice Department to prosecute Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for defying congressional subpoenas, ...

Rand Paul angles to become Trump's emissary to Iran

Over a round of golf this past weekend, Sen. Rand Paul asked President Donald Trump’s blessing for a sensitive diplomatic mission. Paul proposed sitting down ...

Asylum seekers waiting in Nuevo Laredo fear lurking dangers

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) – The round-faced woman from La Ceiba, Honduras, and her 5- and 12-year-old sons arrived in this city across the border ...

Trump road-tests 'Squad' attacks at North Carolina rally

President Trump’s newly honed campaign strategy of portraying four liberal House lawmakers as the un-American “leading voices” of the Democratic Party was a hit Wednesday ...

Trump: Quotes from Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley 'horrible'

The four far-left congresswomen known as “The Squad” have repeatedly raised eyebrows since bursting onto the political scene with descriptions of America as “garbage,” anti-Semitic ...

2020 hopeful Steve Bullock says he wouldn't give health care to undocumented immigrants

Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana on Wednesday came out against providing government health care to immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, breaking with top ...

Inside the Beltway: 2020 election day in 11,387 hours

The voting public may get depressed when it realizes there are 474 days to go until Election Day dawns and the endless 2020 derby finally ...

Republicans' choice: Stand with Trump or risk his wrath

Sen. John Cornyn prides himself on winning a large share of the Latino vote in Texas, campaigning in the Asian American community and running ads ...

House thrown into chaos after Pelosi decries Trump's 'racist' tweets on floor

The House voted along party lines to allow Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call President Donald Trump’s tweets about minority Democratic lawmakers “racist” in the Congressional ...

House condemns Trump’s ‘racist’ tweets targeting minority congresswomen

The House on Tuesday approved a resolution to condemn President Donald Trump’s “racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans ...

John Paul Stevens, long-serving Supreme Court justice, dies at 99

John Paul Stevens, the third-longest serving justice in U.S. Supreme Court history and a court figure whose influence grew markedly over his tenure, has died. ...

Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing document

CAIRO (AP) – Sudan’s ruling military and the pro-democracy movement have signed a political document that’s part of a power-sharing deal meant to end the ...

Debate deadline day: 20 candidates set to crowd the stage in Detroit

The field is set for the second round of Democratic primary debates — and a number of candidates will go onstage knowing it could be ...

Sudan's ruling military, pro-democracy movement sign political document as part of power-sharing dea

CAIRO (AP) – Sudan’s ruling military, pro-democracy movement sign political document as part of power-sharing deal to end deadlock.

Confusion, fear reigns on Mexico border with new US policy

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) – Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all ...

Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting Maduro online

LOS TEQUES, Venezuela (AP) – Karen Palacios’ Yamaha clarinet still rests where she left it atop sheet music of a Mozart concerto that she practiced ...

House vote condemns Trump's tweets, draws some GOP support

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump’s “racist comments” against four congresswomen of color, ...

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