Trump’s $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts

ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, while relying on rosy projections about the nation’s economic growth to balance the budget within 10 years. The cuts are part of a budget blueprint […]

With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel

JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Having declared that finding a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict is “maybe not as difficult as people have thought,” President Donald Trump will make his first visit to Israel with few concrete ideas of solving a problem that has vexed presidents for […]

Twitter leader whines, laments social media role in Trump’s election

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A co-founder of Twitter says he’s sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested. In an interview with The New York Times, Evan Williams says Twitter’s role in Trump’s populist rise is “a very bad thing.” The president has […]

Trump, in address to Muslims, urges fight against terror

JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Even as his administration fights for its travel ban from several Muslim-majority countries, President Donald Trump is using the nation that is home to Islam’s holiest site as a backdrop to call for Muslim unity in the fight against terrorism. Trump’s Sunday […]

Trump receives regal welcome in Saudi Arabia

JULIE PACE, Associated Press JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Donald Trump, in the first stop of his maiden trip abroad, received a regal welcome Saturday in Saudi Arabia, feted by the wealthy kingdom as he aims to forge strong alliances to combat terrorism while pushing past the multiple controversies threatening […]

To Trump supporters, the real story is about leaks, sabotage

JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — To the White House and its supporters, the big story in Washington isn’t the investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia. It’s about leakers working to undermine the president. “SABOTAGE,” read the subject line of emails sent out by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican […]

Trump calls naming of special counsel a ‘witch hunt’

ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press NANCY BENAC, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House. Mueller […]

Former FBI Director Mueller named special prosecutor to probe Trump-Russia ties

ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press NANCY BENAC, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department abruptly appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday night as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the […]

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