News archive from 2 July 2018

Era of resistance defines new generation of House Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ready or not, change is coming to the House Democrats. Across the country, a new generation is making its way to Washington. It's not just that some of the Democrats, like 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are young and...

Chron, 00:25 in Politics
 

Collins opposes a nominee who would overturn abortion ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a key vote on President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, said Sunday she would oppose any nominee she believed would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. The...

Chron, 00:44 in Politics
 

Ex-UN envoys urge US to restore Palestinian refugee funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven former American ambassadors to the United Nations are calling on the Trump administration to restore funding to the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees across the Middle East. In a letter to Secretary of State Mike...

Chron, 10:17 in Politics
 

Trump meeting with Dutch leader ahead of NATO meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is welcoming Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (RUH'-tuh) to the White House on Monday ahead of an upcoming NATO summit and major decisions on trade. Trump was meeting with Rutte in the Oval Office, where the two...

Chron, 12:42 in Politics
 

Justin Nelson depicts Republicans ghosting Ken Paxton in new campaign ad

AUSTIN — The Democratic challenger in the attorney general’s election is taking shots at Republican Ken Paxton in a new campaign ad, celebrating a June 25 poll that says the incumbent’s popularity among voters is slipping. Justin Nelson, an...

Chron, 13:24 in Politics
 

Justin Nelson depicts Republicans ghosting Ken Paxton in new campaign ad

AUSTIN — The Democratic challenger in the attorney general’s election is taking shots at Republican Ken Paxton in a new campaign ad, celebrating a June 25 poll that says the incumbent’s popularity among voters is slipping. Justin Nelson, an...

Chron, 13:24 in Politics
 

Russian charged with Trump's ex-campaign chief is key figure

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the special counsel's Russia investigation, Konstantin Kilimnik has been described as a fixer, translator or office manager to President Donald Trump's ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort. But Kilimnik, an elusive figure now...

Chron, 13:38 in Politics
 

Records: Lupe Valdez pays overdue property taxes

AUSTIN -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez has finished paying off her delinquent property taxes, just ahead of a July 1 deadline, when they would have become subject to collection. Dallas and Ellis County tax records showed Monday that...

Chron, 13:48 in Politics
 

Trump White House sets turnover records

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has seen staff turnover in excess of 37 percent over the calendar year ending June 30. An AP analysis of White House filings shows that 141 staffers who worked for the president at that point last year are...

Chron, 13:55 in Politics
 

Trump: WTO needs to change ways or US will do 'something'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning the World Trade Organization that if the United States isn't treated "properly, we will be doing something." Trump is again denying plans to withdraw the U.S. from the WTO but tells...

Chron, 15:11 in Politics
 

Texas health officials investigating rise in Cyclospora infections

AUSTIN — Texas health officials are investigating whether a single source caused the 56 cases of parasitic illness from Cyclospora reported in the state since May. The Department of State Health Services said Monday it’s working with local health...

Chron, 17:05 in Politics
 

White House: No change to Crimea policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says there has been no change to the U.S. opposition to recognizing Russia's annexation of Crimea. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tells reporters: "We do not recognize Russia's attempt to annex...

Chron, 17:05 in Politics
 

GOP lawmakers floated for Trump's Supreme Court opening

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump considers his next Supreme Court pick, some Republicans in Congress want him to consider nominees from their ranks on Capitol Hill. GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas suggests his conservative ally, Sen. Mike Lee of...

Chron, 17:53 in Politics
 

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