Kushner’s lawyer pushes back on Senate committee request
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Kushner’s lawyer pushes back on Senate committee request

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for White House adviser Jared Kushner pushed back Friday after a Senate committee said he had not been fully forthcoming in its probe into Russian election interference. Lawyer Abbe Lowell said Kushner encouraged others in President Donald Trump’s campaign to decline meetings with foreign people who “go back home and … Continue reading

Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller
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Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller, the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible collusion with Trump’s campaign. As Mueller builds his legal team, Trump’s allies have begun raising questions about the former FBI director’s impartiality, suggesting he cannot be … Continue reading

Trump travel ban dealt another blow, faces high court next
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Trump travel ban dealt another blow, faces high court next

SEATTLE (AP) — Another U.S. appeals court stomped on President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban Monday, saying the administration violated federal immigration law and failed to provide a valid reason for keeping people from six mostly Muslim nations from coming to the country. The decision by a unanimous three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th … Continue reading

Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation
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Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and GOP leaders insisted Tuesday the Senate will vote soon on legislation to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” But even as senators headed toward the make-or-break vote before the Fourth of July, deep uncertainty remained about whether the emerging legislation would command enough support to pass. Meeting with Republican congressional … Continue reading

Trump urges Israeli premier to ‘hold off’ on settlements
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Trump urges Israeli premier to ‘hold off’ on settlements

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Israel’s prime minister to “hold off” on building Jewish settlements in land the Palestinians claim for their future state, yet held back from explicitly endorsing support for a future independent Palestine. After weeks of dancing around the issue of expanded Israeli settlements, Trump made the request … Continue reading

Obama administration designates 2 new marine sanctuaries
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Obama administration designates 2 new marine sanctuaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is announcing the designation of two new National Marine Sanctuaries — the first chosen in 15 years — as part of President Barack Obama’s efforts to protect the environment. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will designate a marine sanctuary in the tidal waters of Maryland, and another in … Continue reading

Obama turns 2016 hopefuls into comic fodder for media dinner
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Obama turns 2016 hopefuls into comic fodder for media dinner

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself. “It’s amazing how time flies,” Obama told those attending the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents’ Association on Saturday night. “Soon, the first … Continue reading