Facts undercut claim that Arpaio case was driven by politics
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Facts undercut claim that Arpaio case was driven by politics

PHOENIX (AP) — Politicians have made numerous claims about former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s legal troubles and his immigration enforcement legacy since he was granted a White House pardon last week. Arpaio and others have said he was the victim of a politically motivated prosecution brought by the Obama administration. President Donald Trump said Arpaio deserves … Continue reading

Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy
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Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse some Obama-era Cuba policies landed with a thud among many congressional Republicans who say the new approach surrenders a potentially lucrative market for American goods and services to competitors. While anti-Castro conservatives hailed Trump’s partial roll-back of President Barack Obama’s detente, a number of other GOP … Continue reading

Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy
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Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse some Obama-era Cuba policies landed with a thud among many congressional Republicans who say the new approach surrenders a potentially lucrative market for American goods and services to competitors. While anti-Castro conservatives hailed Trump’s partial roll-back of President Barack Obama’s detente, a number of other GOP … Continue reading

Trump set to challenge Obama-era fuel standards in Detroit
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Trump set to challenge Obama-era fuel standards in Detroit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving forcefully against Obama-era environmental rules, President Donald Trump is set to announce in Michigan plans to re-examine federal requirements that regulate the fuel efficiency of new cars and trucks. Trump is expected to reveal his plans during an appearance Wednesday at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he’ll … Continue reading

Pentagon chief says NATO members must boost defense spending
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Pentagon chief says NATO members must boost defense spending

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday issued a sharp ultimatum to NATO Wednesday, telling allies they must start increasing defense spending by year’s end or the Trump administration will “moderate its commitment” to them. He did not detail what the United States might do if NATO members failed to fall in … Continue reading

Gorsuch would be 8th man to hold ‘Justice Scalia’s seat’
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Gorsuch would be 8th man to hold ‘Justice Scalia’s seat’

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the night Judge Neil Gorsuch was nominated to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, he was thinking about history. “The towering judges that have served in this particular seat on the Supreme Court, including Antonin Scalia and Robert Jackson, are much in my mind at this moment,” … Continue reading

Obama signs executive order easing sanctions against Sudan
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Obama signs executive order easing sanctions against Sudan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday easing but not eliminating sanctions against Sudan, in an eleventh-hour push to broaden currently limited talks with the long-estranged African government. The eased sanctions will enable trade and investment transactions to resume with Sudan, a U.S.-designated terrorism sponsor whose leader has been indicted on … Continue reading

West Virginia town tries to move past Michelle Obama post
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West Virginia town tries to move past Michelle Obama post

As a small West Virginia community tries to move past the backlash of a racist Facebook post that targeted first lady Michelle Obama, a council member had some inviting words for outsiders who look down on her town. “Come see us,” Joyce Gibson said. “Spend a day with us. If I knew you would come, I … Continue reading

Obama: ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ will benefit US economy
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Obama: ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ will benefit US economy

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) –€” Promoting his initiative for boys and young men of color, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, Oct. 11, that helping these males stay out of trouble and on the right path is an “American challenge” that will pay off for the U.S. economy in the long run. Speaking about the “My Brother’s … Continue reading

The Latest: Obama encourages Trump to visit new museum
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The Latest: Obama encourages Trump to visit new museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential election campaign (all times EDT): 7:30 a.m. President Barack Obama says it would good for Donald Trump to visit the Smithsonian Institution’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture that is opening this weekend. Obama was disputing the Republican presidential candidate’s assertion that “African-American … Continue reading

Obama honors Mel Brooks, others in arts and humanities
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Obama honors Mel Brooks, others in arts and humanities

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday paid tribute to comedian Mel Brooks, chef Jose Andres, NPR interviewer Terry Gross and others at a White House ceremony celebrating “creators who give every piece of themselves to their craft.” The three were among two dozen artists, writers, playwrights and performers awarded the 2015 National Medals … Continue reading