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Trump tweets endorsement of Arkansas governor after meeting on immigration

After meeting with a group of Republican governors, President Donald Trump endorsed Asa Hutchinson on Monday, the day before the state's primary election. Continue reading...

China tariffs on hold, Trump adviser says

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The United States has halted its plan to impose sweeping tariffs on Chinese products as it presses forward with negotiations to reduce its trade deficit with Beijing, a top priority of President Donald Trump. Continue reading...

Informant talk leads president to order inquiry

Trump demands to know if camp was watched illicitly

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Sunday demanded that the Justice Department investigate whether the agency or the FBI "infiltrated or surveilled" his campaign at the behest of President Barack Obama's administration. Continue reading...

Trump, S. Korean confer in call about North's shift

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump spoke late Saturday to the South Korean president as concerns grow inside the White House that North Korea is not serious about denuclearization. Continue reading...

Mideast entities met Trump Jr. ahead of election, lawyer says

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Three months before the 2016 election, Donald Trump Jr. met with two people who have become a focus of investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller, a lawyer for President Donald Trump's eldest son said Saturday. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyBoozman honors fallen law officers Continue reading...

Trump's hand in midterm races not so welcome in some corners of GOP

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- He is the Republican Party's most powerful political weapon. Yet as the GOP fights to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities, President Donald Trump is not welcome everywhere. Continue reading...

Georgia hopeful testing uncharted political waters in governor's race

Subscriber onlyROME, Ga. -- Stacey Abrams hopes to become the first black woman ever elected governor in the United States. Continue reading...

House Republican infighting dooms farm bill

Immigration feud overshadows measure as Freedom Caucus deals blow to Ryan

Subscriber onlyThe House, in a striking display of Republican division, rejected an $867 billion farm bill on Friday that would have imposed strict new work requirements on beneficiaries of federal food aid while continuing farm subsidies popular with rural voters. Continue reading...

Trump tweet claims frame-up try

But Giuliani says of spying allegation ‘I don’t know for sure’

Subscriber only President Donald Trump on Friday accused the Justice Department of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign -- an allegation his own lawyer said might not be true. Continue reading...

Proposal targets U.S. funds for abortion providers

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump's administration is proposing a far-reaching change in the distribution of Title X family-planning funds that would make clinics that provide abortion services or referrals ineligible for the federal funding. Continue reading...

President names Wilkie to lead VA

Trump surprises acting chief at event

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump announced Friday that he will nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department, in an announcement that caught the candidate off guard. Continue reading...

54-45 vote in Senate gives Haspel CIA job

Subscriber onlyThe Senate voted Thursday to confirm Gina Haspel as the next CIA director after several Democrats were persuaded to support her despite their concerns about her role in the torture of suspects captured after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Continue reading...

Speculation FBI infiltrated camp stirs up Trump; if factual, president tweets, it’s ‘bigger than Watergate’

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump sought to lend credence Thursday to reports that FBI informants had infiltrated his presidential campaign, saying that "if so, this is bigger than Watergate!" Continue reading...

Arkansas congressman says Mueller probe yielding little, costing a lot

Subscriber onlyOne year after his appointment as special counsel, Robert Mueller has spent a lot of time and money without exposing much wrongdoing, U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., said Thursday. Continue reading...

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