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

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims unearned exoneration on Russia
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims unearned exoneration on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump persists in suggesting that his 2016 campaign has been exonerated on the question of whether it colluded with Russians, even as a powerful investigation forms to look into that matter and multiple other inquiries press on. The president joined Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos in a news conference Thursday. … Continue reading

The Latest: Trump denies asking Comey to shelve Flynn probe
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The Latest: Trump denies asking Comey to shelve Flynn probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:40 p.m. President Donald Trump has responded with a direct “no, no” to a question about whether he asked former FBI Director James Comey to shelve an investigation into his former national security adviser. Trump also was questioned Thursday over revelations that he … Continue reading

GOP leaders boost pressure as health bill crunch time nears
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GOP leaders boost pressure as health bill crunch time nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and House leaders revved up pressure Wednesday on balky conservatives and other Republican lawmakers as crunch time approaches on the party’s health care overhaul bill, a drive GOP leaders concede they can’t afford to lose. A day before the House planned votes on the measure, Trump and top Republicans … Continue reading

Conservatives urged not to ‘squander’ Trump presidency
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Conservatives urged not to ‘squander’ Trump presidency

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s vice president and top aides delivered one overriding message Thursday to the thousands of conservative activists gathered for their annual conference outside of Washington: Don’t blow it. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Vice President Mike Pence said Trump’s victory provided the nation with what could … Continue reading

Trans-Atlantic relations put to test in Trump’s first month
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Trans-Atlantic relations put to test in Trump’s first month

BRUSSELS (AP) — After President Donald Trump’s raucous first month in office, Europeans have reacted with demonstrations, counter-barbs and sheer angst that a century of trans-Atlantic friendship may be sinking. “Too much has happened,” European Union leader Donald Tusk said Monday, “for us to pretend that everything is as it used to be.” The governments … Continue reading

Trump election has parallels to Andrew Jackson’s presidency
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Trump election has parallels to Andrew Jackson’s presidency

NEW YORK (AP) — It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election. An unvarnished celebrity outsider who pledged to represent the forgotten laborer took on an intellectual member of the Washington establishment looking to extend a political dynasty in the White House. Andrew Jackson’s triumph in 1828 over President John Quincy Adams bears striking similarities … Continue reading

White House press secretary: ‘Our intention is never to lie’
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White House press secretary: ‘Our intention is never to lie’

NEW YORK (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer told a roomful of reporters that “our intention is never to lie to you,” although sometimes the Trump administration may “disagree with the facts.” Spicer’s first full press briefing was closely watched Monday following a weekend statement about President Donald Trump’s inauguration audience that included … Continue reading

Protesters make their mark on Trump’s inauguration
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Protesters make their mark on Trump’s inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling out Donald Trump on climate change, race, his treatment of women and more, protesters pitching diverse causes but united against the incoming president demonstrated in the early hours of Inauguration Day, intent on making their mark as Trump prepared to take office. Spirited demonstrations unfolded at various security checkpoints near the … Continue reading

The Latest: DC adding trains for post-inauguration march
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The Latest: DC adding trains for post-inauguration march

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary said Wednesday that access and affordability were his goals for revamping health care, and he offered assurances that the new administration is not planning to launch a Medicare overhaul. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions at the start … Continue reading