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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's truths can come from wisps of info

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's truths can come from wisps of info

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sitting atop that vast apparatus of institutional knowledge, hard-won intelligence and data known as the U.S. government, President Donald Trump forms some of his most contentious opinions from other sources entirely. It could be a pund

today, 17:11 in Politics
 
Will final health care deal match Trump's campaign pitch?

Will final health care deal match Trump's campaign pitch?

WASHINGTON (AP) — With time running out to get votes for the Republican plan to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump has shown he's willing to make a deal. But could he wind up with a plan that doesn't line up with some...

today, 17:11 in Politics
 
Feds: Trump DC hotel not in violation of government lease

Feds: Trump DC hotel not in violation of government lease

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency overseeing Donald Trump's lease for a luxury hotel in Washington has ruled his election as president doesn't violate the terms of his agreement barring government officials from profiting from the property. In a lette

today, 15:39 in Politics
 

The Latest: New England Patriots invited to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The White House says the New England Patriots will visit next month. Spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday that the 2017 Super Bowl champions will stop by the White House o

today, 15:07 in Politics
 

Paxton's legal team again asks judge to dismiss criminal charges

AUSTIN -- Attorney General's Ken Paxton's legal team plans to argue in state criminal court next week that the judge should toss the criminal securities fraud charges against the attorney general, pointing to issues with the grand jury that the court has

today, 13:42 in Politics
 
Straus, Patrick rivalry takes to the airwaves

Straus, Patrick rivalry takes to the airwaves

AUSTIN -- House Speaker Joe Straus and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick continued firing verbal shots at each other on Thursday, notching up their unusually public rivalry on a West Texas radio show. Interviewed on the Chad Hasty Show on Lubbock's KFYO radio station

today, 12:55 in Politics
 
Senate committee signs off on school vouchers bill

Senate committee signs off on school vouchers bill

AUSTIN -- On a 7-3 vote, the Senate Education Committee approved  a plan to allow parents to use state tax dollars to fund their child's private school tuition Thursday.  More than 100 witnesses signed up to testify on the controversial bill earlier this

today, 12:31 in Politics
 
The Latest: Trump makes last-minute health care bill appeal

The Latest: Trump makes last-minute health care bill appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the upcoming health care vote in the House (all times local): 10:06 a.m. Former President Barack Obama is celebrating the seventh anniversary of his landmark health care law, saying in a statement on Thursday that...

today, 10:46 in Health
 
The Latest: McCain slams airing of wiretapping information

The Latest: McCain slams airing of wiretapping information

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims of wiretapping (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Sen. John McCain says it is "disturbing" that the chairman of the House intelligence committee is publicly airing...

today, 08:17 in Politics
 
AP Exclusive: US probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief

AP Exclusive: US probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his wor

today, 07:22 in Politics
 
AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his unachieved achievements

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his unachieved achievements

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking credit for persuading TransCanada Corp. to withdraw a hefty lawsuit against the U.S. government over the previous administration's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. But the Canadian company says its

today, 05:09 in Politics
 
A winner in GOP plans to repeal Obamacare: tanning salons

A winner in GOP plans to repeal Obamacare: tanning salons

As Republicans try to shore up support for their health care overhaul, one group can't wait for the replacement: owners of tanning salons. President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act imposed a 10 percent tax on tanning as a way to help fund provisions o

today, 04:20 in Health
 
GOP health bill on the brink hours from House showdown vote

GOP health bill on the brink hours from House showdown vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP's long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare" stood on the brink just hours before Republican leaders planned to put it on the House floor for a showdown vote. Short of support, GOP leaders looked to...

today, 04:20 in Health
 
Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy

Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrambling to nail down votes for the health care overhaul legislation, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care and substance abuse trea

today, 04:20 in Health
 
Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe

Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House intelligence committee says private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distri

today, 03:58 in Politics
 

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