News archive from 1 June 2018

US allies to fight Trump's tariffs plan, warn of trade war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Countries around the world fought back Friday against President Donald Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, announcing retaliatory countermeasures and warning that the U.S. plan will hurt U.S. consumers....

Chron, 07:04 in Politics

The Latest: Trump tells pardoned man conviction was 'fishy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's pardons (all times local): 6:45 a.m. An Obama administration critic convicted of campaign finance fraud says President Donald Trump called him at his office to tell him he was pardoned because...

Chron, 07:20 in Politics

Trump blasts Mueller's spending on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is reacting to a report on special counsel Robert Mueller's spending, slightly overstating the figure for the Russia probe he has dismissed as a 'witch hunt.' Trump tweets Friday: "A.P. has just reported...

Chron, 07:43 in Politics

US-NKorea letter diplomacy is a throwback to a different era

WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Korean envoy is coming to Washington bearing a letter for President Donald Trump from Kim Jong Un. This has been going on for days. Like in the old days. Kim Yong Chol was spotted Wednesday at Beijing's airport, where he...

Chron, 08:00 in Politics

First lady to hang back on Trump's Camp David weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Melania Trump won't join her husband when he heads to the Camp David presidential retreat for the weekend. President Donald Trump is scheduled to head to the Maryland retreat Friday afternoon, but his wife wont'...

Chron, 11:11 in Politics

Trump: America is safe because Coast Guard is 'strong'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says America is safe because the U.S. Coast Guard is "strong." Trump calls the Coast Guard the "elite force" that defends borders, patrols the waters, protects U.S. cities and keeps enemies...

Chron, 12:11 in Politics

Texas Supreme Court: state must reveal execution drug supplier

AUSTIN — The Texas Supreme Court has dumped the state’s appeal to hide where it buys execution drugs, forcing the state to reveal which pharmacy it bought from after years of fighting to keep the information secret. But it may make no difference. The...

Chron, 12:11 in Politics

Trump's teasing jobs report tweet raises questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a tantalizing tweet, President Donald Trump seemed to tease a positive jobs report on Friday. That was a protocol-defying step that moved markets and raised questions about the appropriateness of the president publicly hinting...

Chron, 13:28 in Politics

California's 'jungle primary' sets off party scrambling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Across televisions in Orange County, a flashy ad slams GOP congressional candidate Rocky Chavez for supporting a California climate change program and a massive state budget. But it's not one of Chavez's Republican rivals...

Chron, 13:50 in Politics

Hospitalized George HW Bush tweets cheery message about wife

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush has tweeted a cheerful message from his hospital bed while reading a book about himself and his late wife. The 41st president is 93 and is recovering in a Maine hospital after experiencing low...

Chron, 14:50 in Politics

Dan Patrick compares separating immigrant families to child protective services

In an interview with Fox News, Lt. Gov Dan Patrick downplayed criticism against the Trump administration's new policy of separating immigrant families crossing the border illegally. "In terms of families, we want to keep families together, but...

Chron, 16:17 in Politics

Houston congressman reignites effort to oust Trump: '#ImpeachmentIsNotDead'

Houston Congressman Al Green would like to remind everyone that there's another constitutionally sound way of kicking a president out of office besides voting. "One year and one day after I called for impeachment on the floor of the House of...

Chron, 16:30 in Politics

Trump says he wouldn't mind replacing NAFTA with 2 deals

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday floated the idea of replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement with two separate trade deals — one with Canada and one with Mexico — adding more uncertainly to trade talks between the three...

Chron, 18:09 in Politics

Former Attorney General Holder criticizes Trump pardons

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Former Attorney General Eric Holder is criticizing President Donald Trump's use of pardons. Holder, a Democrat who is considering a bid for the White House, spoke in New Hampshire Friday, a day after Trump pardoned conservative...

Chron, 18:54 in Politics

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