Trump’s Cabinet struggles with whether to defend their boss
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Trump’s Cabinet struggles with whether to defend their boss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some seek their distance, delicately taking issue with President Donald Trump’s most controversial remarks. Others decide it’s safer to stand by him. Most would rather say nothing at all. Under intense pressure, members of Trump’s Cabinet are struggling to walk the line between rebuking their notoriously thin-skinned boss and defending comments that … Continue reading

Kushner ties to Russia questioned as Trump blasts media lies
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Kushner ties to Russia questioned as Trump blasts media lies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats on Sunday demanded to hear directly from top White House adviser Jared Kushner over allegations of proposed secret back-channel communications with Russia, saying the security clearance of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law may need to be revoked. Trump, having returned from a nine-day overseas trip, immediately railed against administration leaks, calling … Continue reading

Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad
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Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s maiden international trip, a five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe, has long loomed as a crucial first test abroad for the chaos-courting president. That was before he fired his FBI director — and the chain reaction of scandal that followed. Now, with the eyes of the world … Continue reading

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Pence meeting with vets in Norfolk before Williamsburg rally

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Donald Trump’s running mate is meeting with veterans aboard a historic battleship at a Norfolk museum before an evening rally in Colonial Williamsburg. Local media outlets report that Mike Pence will hold a roundtable discussion Tuesday afternoon with about 30 veterans aboard the USS Wisconsin, which is anchored in Norfolk. The … Continue reading

For many Trump employees, keeping quiet is legally required
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For many Trump employees, keeping quiet is legally required

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just hours after his public firing, Donald Trump’s longtime campaign manager Corey Lewandowski spoke only glowingly of his former boss, deflecting any question about the dysfunction inside the Republican campaign. That’s not surprising. Trump demands control over what his staff can say — even if they’re fired — and speaking out can … Continue reading

Clinton seeking to disqualify Trump on handling of economy
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Clinton seeking to disqualify Trump on handling of economy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton plans to portray Republican Donald Trump as an erratic and unfit steward of the nation’s economy, returning to Ohio to press the case that workers would bear the brunt of the business mogul’s policies. Clinton’s Tuesday address in Ohio, one of the nation’s most prominent … Continue reading

GOP’s Trump says US should consider profiling Muslims
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GOP’s Trump says US should consider profiling Muslims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the United States should “seriously” consider profiling Muslims inside the country as a terrorism-fighting tool, the latest example of the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting increasingly backing positions that could single out a group based on their religion. “We really have to look at profiling,” Trump said in an … Continue reading

Trump’s new Obama claims thrust him into uncharted territory
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Trump’s new Obama claims thrust him into uncharted territory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s latest accusation against President Barack Obama — that he’s putting U.S. enemies ahead of America’s own people — is thrusting him into uncharted territory for the presidential candidate of any major political party. Trump spent the first days following the Orlando nightclub massacre hinting Obama was sympathizing with or even … Continue reading

Trump, Clinton offer different visions in Orlando response
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Trump, Clinton offer different visions in Orlando response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton outlined dramatically different proposals for combating terrorism and gun violence following the deadly Orlando nightclub attacks, with the presumptive Republican nominee vowing to suspend immigration from countries with a history of terrorism and the Democratic candidate warning against demonizing Muslims. The candidates’ back-to-back speeches Monday underscored the … Continue reading

Texas regulator: Trump U preyed on ‘novice’ investors
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Texas regulator: Trump U preyed on ‘novice’ investors

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Texas regulators investigated Trump University for fraud six years ago, Donald Trump’s lawyers tried the same defenses the presumptive Republican presidential nominee cited again as recently as Tuesday June 7th — that the now-defunct real-estate workshops were top-notch and the students overwhelmingly satisfied. But internal emails reviewed by The Associated Press … Continue reading

Trump promises not to let GOP down as leaders grow worried
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Trump promises not to let GOP down as leaders grow worried

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump labored to convince fellow Republicans that he can broaden his appeal and move beyond controversy, tamping down his caustic attacks and divisive remarks in a noticeably muted speech after his final presidential primary wins. “I understand the responsibility of carrying the mantle” of the Republican Party, Trump said … Continue reading

Florida AG asked Trump for donation before nixing fraud case
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Florida AG asked Trump for donation before nixing fraud case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida’s attorney general personally solicited a political contribution from Donald Trump around the same time her office deliberated joining an investigation of alleged fraud at Trump University and its affiliates The new disclosure from Attorney General Pam Bondi’s spokesman to The Associated Press on Monday provides additional details around the unusual circumstances … Continue reading

Tale of Trump and partner in Azerbaijan real estate project
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Tale of Trump and partner in Azerbaijan real estate project

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months before he entered the presidential race, Donald Trump announced a new real estate project in Baku, Azerbaijan. His partner was the son of a government minister suspected by U.S. diplomats of laundering money for Iran’s military and described as “notoriously corrupt.” Eighteen months later, and only weeks after daughter Ivanka … Continue reading

Ex-Trump U students supplied by campaign beholden to Trump
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Ex-Trump U students supplied by campaign beholden to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former students put forward by Donald Trump’s campaign to help deflect criticism of his defunct real estate seminars have business ties to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. The campaign posted a web video Wednesday defending Trump University after a federal judge unsealed documents in a long-running lawsuit filed by ex-students who claim … Continue reading

Clinton camp slams Trump University as ‘fraudulent scheme’
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Clinton camp slams Trump University as ‘fraudulent scheme’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released documents about a now-defunct business owned by Donald Trump reveal strategies for enticing people to enroll in real estate seminars even if they couldn’t afford it, opening the presumptive Republican nominee up to fresh criticism from Hillary Clinton that he took advantage of vulnerable Americans. “Trump University was a fraudulent … Continue reading