News archive from 1 August 2018

Manafort accused of amassing 'secret income' as trial opens

Now Playing: A jury has been seated in the trial of President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, on tax evasion and bank fraud charges. Associated Press reporter Eric Tucker says Manafort seemed calm and prepared for the court...

Chron, 00:47 in Politics

Promoting voter ID, Trump says ID needed to buy groceries

Now Playing: During a rally in Florida, President Donald Trump wrongly claimed Americans need photo ID to purchase groceries and compared himself to Abraham Lincoln. (July 31) Media: Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump wrongly...

Chron, 00:47 in Politics

Texas schools don’t comply with voter registration law, study finds

AUSTIN — The vast majority of Texas high schools are not complying with a state law that requires them to supply voter registration forms to students at least twice a year, according to a new study. Only about a third of Texas’ 2,600 high schools with...

Chron, 06:22 in Politics

Beto O’Rourke trails Sen. Ted Cruz by just two points, Lyceum poll finds

AUSTIN — Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke continues to nip closely at the heels of incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in a new poll that tags the top-of-the-ticket race as a virtual tie. The Texas Lyceum Poll released Wednesday shows Cruz at...

Chron, 10:39 in Politics

Trump to hold Ohio rally ahead of special election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to travel to Ohio to hold a campaign rally in support of Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson, who is running for Congress. Trump's campaign says he will appear in Delaware, Ohio, on Saturday evening,...

Chron, 10:39 in Politics

Trump calls on Sessions to end Mueller's Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called Wednesday for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to put an end to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, a day after Trump's former campaign chairman went on trial. Taking to Twitter to complain...

Chron, 11:46 in Politics

Trump talks prison reform with pastors

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is meeting with inner city pastors to discuss his administration's efforts to reform the prison system and other issues. Trump tells the group, which includes pastors and bishops from across the country, his...

Chron, 15:51 in Politics

White House slams Justice over 3D-printed guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is slamming the Department of Justice for dropping litigation that would have prevented the posting of instructions on how to make 3D-printed guns. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that DOJ...

Chron, 15:51 in Politics

Trump imposes sanctions over Turkey's detaining of minister

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will impose sanctions on two Turkish officials over a detained American pastor who is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges, the White House announced Wednesday. President Donald Trump warned last week that he...

Chron, 15:51 in Politics

Obama endorses two Texas candidates for Congress

Barack Obama endorsed two Texas candidates running for Congress on Wednesday. The former president released a list of 81 candidates across the country, including Democratic nominees Adrienne Bell (TX-14) and Colin Allred (TX-32). "I'm proud to...

Chron, 15:51 in Politics

Judge: Michigan can't eliminate straight-party voting

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Michigan can't eliminate straight-party voting, saying that preventing voters from checking a single box to vote for all of a party's candidates would lead to long lines at the polls and discriminate...

Chron, 16:48 in Politics

Giuliani: Midterms will answer impeachment question

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the November midterm elections will be about "impeachment or no impeachment." Giuliani spoke Wednesday in New Hampshire, where he was endorsing Republican...

Chron, 17:16 in Politics

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