Trump insists his views on a border wall have not ‘evolved’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday his views on a border wall with Mexico have not evolved, pushing back against his own chief of staff’s comments to lawmakers. Trump said on Twitter: “The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it.” Some Democrats […]

Trump goes after the Dem who surfaced his immigration remark

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment Monday on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed to make a […]

Arizona Republican embraces Trump in high-profile Senate bid

PHOENIX (AP) — Martha McSally wants Arizona to know she supports President Donald Trump. The Republican congresswoman has voted with the Republican president nearly 97 percent of the time so far. She says that young immigrants shouldn’t be shielded from deportation unless Democrats agree to build Trump’s massive border wall. She doesn’t even mind if […]

World media struggle to translate Trump’s Africa insult

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Donald Trump’s vulgar insult of Africa was a puzzle for many foreign media organizations, which didn’t have a ready translation of his epithet for their readers or listeners. Their answers ranged from “dirty” to, well, dirtier. While meeting with senators on immigration, Trump questioned why the United States would accept […]

Lawmakers seek deal on immigration, border security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bargainers seeking a bipartisan immigration accord planned talks as soon as Wednesday as President Donald Trump and leading lawmakers sought to parlay an extraordinary White House meeting into momentum for resolving a politically blistering issue. Facing a Jan. 19 deadline for averting an election-year government shutdown, negotiators were seeking a formula for […]

Trump allies defend him against book’s claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials and allies are rallying to the president’s defense, trying to contain the fallout from an explosive new book that questions Trump’s fitness for office. Chief policy adviser Stephen Miller, in a combative appearance Sunday on CNN, described the book as “nothing but a pile of trash through and through.” […]

African-American jobless rate hit record low in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — Years of steady hiring and economic growth have delivered a cumulative benefit for at least one group that hasn’t always shared in America’s prosperity. The unemployment rate for African-Americans fell to 6.8 percent in December, the lowest level since the government began tracking such data in 1972. The reasons range from a […]

Trump says he’d be open to talking with North Korean leader

THURMONT, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump, shelving comparisons about the size of a “nuclear button,” said Saturday he is open to talking with the North Korean leader he’s called “Little Rocket Man” and hopes some progress results from upcoming talks between the Koreas.Trump, who last year lambasted his chief diplomat for talking about negotiations […]

Trump huddles with Hill’s top Republicans at Camp David

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is huddling with congressional Republicans, Cabinet secretaries and aides at Camp David this weekend to discuss their 2018 legislative priorities. A long list of high-stakes topics are on the agenda, including the budget, infrastructure, immigration, welfare reform and the 2018 midterm elections. “We’re going to Camp David with a […]

Trump moves to vastly expand offshore drilling off US coasts

 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off California for the first time in more than three decades. The new five-year drilling plan also could open new areas of oil and gas exploration […]

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