News archive from 3 July 2018

Leonard Leo: Unassuming figure with big voice on high court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leonard Leo had barely finished briefing Senate Republicans about the just-concluded Supreme Court term when he heard the news that Justice Anthony Kennedy was retiring as he drove back to his office. The longtime executive vice...

Chron, 00:22 in Politics

Trump talks to 4 possible court nominees as interviews begin

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to continue meeting with prospective nominees for the Supreme Court through this week. Trump interviewed four potential nominees on Monday, spending about 45 minutes with each. All are federal appeals...

Chron, 00:22 in Politics

Some lawmakers say they'd like to see one of theirs on court

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

Chron, 00:22 in Politics

Manafort associate far more involved in pro-Russia strategy

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, 00:22 in Politics

Trump orders US flags lowered to honor slain journalists

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. flags be flown at half-staff on federal property in honor of five newspaper journalists slain in Maryland's capital. The order comes after Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said Monday Trump...

Chron, 09:19 in Politics

Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke hit campaign trail during 4th of July week

AUSTIN — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is planning a 10-city push through Texas during the 4th of July week as he runs for re-election. Cruz, who is battling Democrat Beto O’Rourke in November, announced he will start in College Station on Tuesday and make stops...

Chron, 09:52 in Politics

Trump courting other motorcycle companies after Harley

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the administration is courting motorcycle companies that want to move to the U.S. after Harley-Davidson said it's moving some assembly overseas. Harley-Davidson drew Trump's wrath last week after the...

Chron, 11:08 in Politics

First lady on secret trip to visit injured service members

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump has made another secret trip, though this one was carried out closer to home. The first lady is visiting wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She traveled to the Washington-area...

Chron, 11:44 in Politics

Trump to address West Virginia military tribute

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump heads to West Virginia on Tuesday to express appreciation to active-duty service members and veterans during a military tribute. The White House says Trump is delivering remarks at a "Salute to...

Chron, 14:18 in Politics

Judge lets challenge to census citizenship query go forward

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York City says a legal challenge to the addition of a citizenship question to the census form is strong enough to go forward. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman told lawyers at a hearing Tuesday there was an...

Chron, 15:06 in Politics

Trump says his awkwardly capitalized tweets are no mistake

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his awkwardly capitalized tweets are no mistake. In a Tuesday afternoon Twitter posting, Trump is delivering the public service announcement about his digital statements. He tweets: "After having...

Chron, 18:21 in Politics

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