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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington.
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AP News
August 21, 2019 - 10:42 am
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that the U.S. already has "very, very strong background checks" for gun purchases. It's the latest sign that he is backing away from throwing his political support behind changes to the system that are opposed by the...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Washington, as he prepares to leave Washington for his annual August holiday at his New Jersey golf club.
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August 09, 2019 - 12:06 pm
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. At the same...
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Mayor Jim Kenney and President Donald Trump
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Pat Loeb
August 05, 2019 - 4:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President Donald Trump's response to the mass shootings over the weekend did not go over well with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. Kenney's dislike for the president and his policies are well-known, but he took it perhaps a step further this time. He directly blames...
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Cindy Hyde-Smith
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July 25, 2019 - 1:01 pm
By Ted Barrett and Kevin Collier, CNN (CNN) -- Republicans in the Senate have twice in 24 hours blocked the advancement of bills aimed at strengthening election security just hours after former special counsel Robert Mueller warned of the continued threat that foreign powers interfering in US...
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President Donald Trump
Carolyn Kaster/AP
July 24, 2019 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Believing a two-year shadow over the White House at last has been lifted, President Donald Trump seized on Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress on Wednesday as a clear-cut victory, mocking the former special counsel's findings and performance. After claiming in advance that...
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Robert Mueller
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July 24, 2019 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller on Wednesday bluntly dismissed President Donald Trump's claims of total exoneration in the federal probe of Russia's 2016 election interference, telling Congress he explicitly did not clear the president of obstructing his investigation. The former special counsel...
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The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2019.
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June 27, 2019 - 10:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dealt a huge blow to efforts to combat the drawing of electoral districts for partisan gain on Thursday in a ruling that could embolden political line-drawing after the 2020 census. On the court's final day of decisions before a summer break, the conservative...
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Nancy Pelosi
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June 25, 2019 - 12:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in the House proposed somewhat tighter requirements for the care of unaccompanied refugee children as they sought to pass a $4.5 billion emergency funding bill to address the humanitarian crisis involving the thousands of migrant families detained after crossing...
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In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019, file photo, a man browses through the Twitter account of Alt News, a fact-checking website.
Altaf Qadri/AP Photo, File
June 05, 2019 - 10:54 am
By Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it, according to a new survey. A majority also believe journalists have the responsibility for fixing it. Differences in political...
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President Donald Trump greets troops after speaking at a Memorial Day event aboard the USS Wasp, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Yokosuka, Japan.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
May 30, 2019 - 8:50 am
UPDATED: 10:39 a.m. By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press President Donald Trump said Thursday he had nothing to with directing the U.S. Navy to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain out of sight during his visit to Japan this week. Speaking to reporters as he left the White House,...
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