House committee wants evidence for Trump’s wiretap claim 

DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the campaign as its namesake has charged. President Donald Trump asserted in a tweet last week: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump […]

New administration seeks resignations of 46 US attorneys 

ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 U.S. attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration. Many of the federal prosecutors who were nominated by President Barack Obama have already left their positions, but the nearly four dozen who stayed on […]

As president, Trump seeks answers on his own wiretap mystery 

ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — If Donald Trump wants to know whether he was the subject of surveillance by the U.S. government, he may be uniquely positioned to get an answer. In a series of weekend tweets, the president accused his predecessor, Barack Obama, of ordering wiretaps on his […]

House Intelligence Committee to investigate Obama wiretaps of Trump campaign

The Latest: House intel panel to probe Trump wiretap claims WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s claim that then-President Barack Obama had Trump’s telephones tapped during last year’s election (all times EST): 12:45 p.m. House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes says President Donald Trump’s allegations that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower last […]

White House: Congress must probe alleged Obama power abuse 

DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The White House demanded on Sunday that Congress investigate whether former President Barack Obama abused his executive powers in connection with the 2016 presidential election. President Donald Trump leveled that claim on Saturday when he accused his predecessor of tapping telephones at […]

Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phones 

DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of tapping his telephones during last year’s election, lodging a startling allegation of abuse of power without evidence or explanation. An Obama spokesman declared the assertion “simply false.” In a series of […]

Rejection of Puzder Reveals Objectivity of Congressional GOP Leaders

ASSOCIATED PRESS Every recent president has had a doomed Cabinet nomination or two, and President Donald Trump is no exception. On Wednesday, Trump’s choice for labor secretary, fast food CEO Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name after Republicans expressed concern over his failure to pay taxes promptly on a former housekeeper who wasn’t authorized to work […]

GOP must decide what to do with health law taxes 

ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans love cutting taxes, especially if they were authored by a president named Barack Obama. But as they push their wobbly effort to erase his health care overhaul, they’re divided over whether to repeal the levies the law imposed to finance its expanded coverage for millions of Americans. […]