Former Trump adviser’s guilty plea could rattle White House
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Former Trump adviser’s guilty plea could rattle White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dismissed George Papadopoulos as a “liar” and a mere campaign volunteer, but newly unsealed court papers outline the former adviser’s frequent contacts with senior officials and with foreign nationals who promised access to the highest levels of the Russian government. They also hint at more headaches for the White … Continue reading

Russia’s Putin condemns Soviet-era political repressions
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Russia’s Putin condemns Soviet-era political repressions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into possible coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is praising the Justice Department for enforcing a law that requires agents of foreign governments to register with the United States. Iowa Sen. Chuck … Continue reading

The Latest: Grassley praises foreign agents law enforcement
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The Latest: Grassley praises foreign agents law enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into possible coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is praising the Justice Department for enforcing a law that requires agents of foreign governments to register with the United States. Iowa Sen. Chuck … Continue reading

Journalists expose the riches of Putin’s distant relative
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Journalists expose the riches of Putin’s distant relative

MOSCOW (AP) — A group of journalists behind the Panama Papers offshore accounts expose published an investigation Wednesday detailing how a distant relative of Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a fortune. The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project published a piece claiming that Mikhail Shelomov, the son of Putin’s cousin, has over the years … Continue reading

White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts
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White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — By slashing corporate tax rates, the Trump administration said Monday, the average U.S. household will get an estimated $4,000 more a year. This stunning 5 percent increase is likely to be met with skepticism from tax experts and Democratic lawmakers. Spread across every U.S. household, the White House analysis claims it would … Continue reading

White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts
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White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — By slashing corporate tax rates, the Trump administration said Monday, the average U.S. household will get an estimated $4,000 more a year. This stunning 5 percent increase is likely to be met with skepticism from tax experts and Democratic lawmakers. Spread across every U.S. household, the White House analysis claims it would … Continue reading

Ryan blasts states that send billions to federal government
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Ryan blasts states that send billions to federal government

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top House Republican on Thursday blasted high-tax states that deliver billions to the federal government as he faced a backlash from rank-and-file GOP lawmakers over a sweeping tax-cut proposal. But beyond the tough rhetoric from Speaker Paul Ryan, disgruntled lawmakers met privately with Republican leaders and reached for possible compromises to … Continue reading

Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House passes aid package
Latin America & the Caribbean

Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House passes aid package

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can’t keep sending help “forever” and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame for its financial struggles. His broadsides triggered an outcry from Democrats in Washington and officials on the island, which has been … Continue reading

Tillerson: Trump will scorn but not bolt from Iran nuke deal
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Tillerson: Trump will scorn but not bolt from Iran nuke deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will say Friday the Iran nuclear deal is no longer in America’s national security interests, but he won’t withdraw from the landmark 2015 accord or immediately re-impose sanctions against Tehran, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, other U.S. officials and outside advisers to the administration. Trump’s speech from … Continue reading