Ryan urges Trump to back away from tariff plan

Washington, D.C., March 6 – House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican allies of President Donald Trump are pleading with him to back away from his threatened international tariffs, which they fear could spark a dangerous trade war. Trump says he’s “not backing down.” The president says Canada and Mexico will not be spared from […]

Roles reduced, Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s fate uncertain

WASHINGTON (AP) — They spent their first year in Washington as an untouchable White House power couple, commanding expansive portfolios, outlasting rivals and enjoying unmatched access to the president. But Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have undergone a swift and stunning reckoning of late, their powers restricted, their enemies emboldened and their future in the […]

Trump links tariff relief for Canada, Mexico to NAFTA talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday said North American neighbors Canada and Mexico will get no relief from his new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports unless a “new and fair” free trade agreement is signed. The Trump administration says the tariffs are necessary to preserve the American industries — and that doing […]

China: Trump’s tariffs to have ‘huge impact’ on global trade

BEIJING (AP) — China has warned that U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow to impose high tariffs on steel and aluminum would have a “huge impact” on the global trading order and said Beijing would work with other nations to protect its interests. A Commerce Ministry official said late Friday that Trump’s plan to levy tariffs […]

Trump says arming teachers in schools ‘Up to States’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appeared Saturday to begin refining his proposals for combatting school violence, tweeting that arming teachers as a deterrent against such often deadly violence — an idea he championed in recent days — is “Up to States.” Trump heavily promoted the idea of putting “gun-adept” teachers and staff carrying concealed […]

Trump says more must be done to protect children

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year’s Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington […]

Trump Jr: ‘Nonsense’ that family’s profiting from presidency

NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. said that any talk of his family profiting from his father’s presidency is “nonsense” as he embarked on a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name of the American president to promote international business ventures. The eldest son of President Donald Trump, who […]

Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah’s Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. The GOP’s presidential nominee in 2012, Romney announced last week he would seek the nomination to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. In a tweet Monday night, Trump […]

Congress takes on immigration issue amid election pressures

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the “Dreamer” immigrants on Monday, and Republican senators say they’ll introduce President Donald Trump’s plan. Though his proposal has no chance of passage, Trump may be the most influential voice in the conversation. If the aim is to pass […]

Trump continues to cast some immigrants as criminals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making his case for tighter border security, President Donald Trump has repeatedly linked immigration to criminality, highlighting immigrant gang violence, calling family reunification a national security threat and bemoaning the death of a pro football player involved in a car accident with a man living in the country illegally. Speaking to law […]