Government and politics

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 16, 2018 - 12:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his critics are cherry picking what they want to see from the findings of a Justice Department watchdog report and will use it to either discredit or defend investigators conducting the probe into the White House. The 500-page report, which was more than...
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President Donald Trump walks to an interview on the North Lawn of the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 15, 2018 - 10:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods (all times local): ___ 10:15 p.m. China has fired back in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and...
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President Donald Trump walks to an interview on the North Lawn of the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 15, 2018 - 10:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump does indeed support an immigration bill crafted by House leadership that he said he wouldn't sign in a morning interview. Trump had said in the interview with "Fox & Friends"...
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Jonathan Wilson, 33, of Scranton, Pa., holds a sign outside of a Lackawanna College were U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions spoke on immigration policy and law enforcement actions, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Scranton, Pa. Attendees who took part in listening to the speech cross the street at right. (Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP)
June 15, 2018 - 8:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The figures show that 1,995 minors were...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 15, 2018 - 8:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House, saying he wouldn't sign a "moderate" package. The White House later walked back the comments, formally endorsing the measure and saying Trump...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2008 file photo, a woman evaluates the aroma of a wine in California. On Friday, June 15, 2018, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins announced the NIH is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems that would undermine the credibility of its findings. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
June 15, 2018 - 8:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its credibility. The National Institutes of Health used money from the alcohol...
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Paul Manafort goes through security as he arrives at federal court, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 15, 2018 - 7:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was jailed Friday after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. The order by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson adds to the already intense...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 15, 2018 - 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington's latest Rorschach test, with President Donald Trump and his critics each cherry picking what they want to see from its findings to either discredit or defend investigators conducting the probe into the White House...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2018, file photo, White House Director of Legislative Affairs and Assistant Marc Short speaks in the Brady press briefing room at the White House in Washington. Short has told staff that he'll be leaving the position this summer. Two White House officials said Short disclosed his plans on June 15. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
June 15, 2018 - 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short has told staff that he'll be leaving the position this summer. Two White House officials said Short disclosed his plans Friday. He did not offer an exact date, but said he would leave sometime this summer. The officials were...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2018 file photo, attorney Michael Cohen, second from left, leaves court in New York. President Donald Trump is distancing himself from Cohen, who is facing an FBI investigation of his business dealings. Trump told reporters at the White House Friday, June 15 that he likes Cohen but hasn't spoken to him in a long time. He also says Cohen is no longer his lawyer. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 15, 2018 - 5:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is distancing himself from Michael Cohen amid an FBI investigation into his longtime personal lawyer's business dealings. "I've always liked Michael. I haven't spoken to Michael in a long time," Trump said to reporters at the White House on Friday. Asked if...
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