Trump interviews 4 Supreme Court candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices and has plans to meet with a few more as his White House aggressively mobilizes to select a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Monday’s interviews were with federal appeals judges Raymond Kethledge, Amul Thapar, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. That’s according to […]

Who is on President Trump’s “standing list” of 25 potential Supreme Court nominees?

Washington, D.C., July 1 – You’ve probably wondered who is on President Donald Trump’s “standing list” of 25 potential Supreme Court nominees to which he has referred as have others within the Trump administration. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, provides that list here. One Texan, Supreme Court of Texas Associate Justice Don Willett, […]

Trump claims Saudi Arabia will boost oil production

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had received assurances from King Salman of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will increase oil production, “maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels” in response to turmoil in Iran and Venezuela. Saudi Arabia acknowledged the call took place, but mentioned no production targets. Trump wrote on […]

Trump to move quickly on Supreme Court nominee

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Powering forward with a decision that could reshape the Supreme Court for decades, President Donald Trump said Friday he will announce his choice to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9. He added that two women are among his top candidates for the job. The president, who spoke aboard Air Force […]

Trump advises GOP: Quit wasting time on immigration.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump’s backing the most — on their big immigration overhaul — he dashed off a presidential tweet saying they should quit wasting their time on it. The Friday tweet is hardly the first time the president has abandoned his allies in a moment of need. Over […]

Supporters of Trump steadfast despite immigration uproar

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Donald Trump’s decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform. Niurka Lopez of Michigan said Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy made sense because her family came to the U.S. legally from Cuba and everyone else […]

After summit, North Korea shows Trump in new light

By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans are getting a new look at U.S. President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It’s a far cry from the “dotard” label their government slapped on […]

House GOP unveils bill for young immigrants, $25 B for border

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a “discussion draft” of a sweeping immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for young immigrants, $25 billion in border security — including advance funds for President Donald Trump’s wall with Mexico — and a provision aimed at addressing the crisis of family […]

Trump declares via Twitter the NKorea nuclear threat is over

SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump declared on Twitter Wednesday that there was “no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” a bold and questionable claim following his summit with leader Kim Jong Un that produced few guarantees on how and when Pyongyang would disarm. “Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now […]

Trump-Kim shake hands, commit to ‘complete denuclearization’

SINGAPORE (AP) — Clasping hands and forecasting future peace, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un committed Tuesday to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula during the first meeting in history between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader. Yet as Trump toasted the summit’s results, he faced mounting questions about whether he […]