News archive from 4 September 2018

Trump says Sessions' DOJ has placed GOP in midterm jeopardy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has tweeted that federal indictments against two Republican congressmen placed the GOP in midterm election jeopardy. In a tweet Monday, Trump again attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions while suggesting that...

Chron, 00:31 in Politics

Advisers say Joe Biden to decide on a 2020 run by January

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run. "We're with you," one...

Chron, 00:31 in Politics

NYC fines unpaid by Kushner Cos.: Over $500K and counting

NEW YORK (AP) — The Kushner family real estate firm has amassed over half a million dollars in unpaid fines for various New York City sanitation and building violations, with much of that bill incurred while President Donald Trump's son-in-law and...

Chron, 06:50 in Politics

Massachusetts' House delegation faces spirited challenges

Now Playing: Voters in Massachusetts are deciding who advances to the November general election to run for a slew of offices. AP Statehouse Reporter Bob Salsberg explains some of the top races. (Sept. 4) Media: Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Voters in...

Chron, 11:02 in Politics

Beto O'Rourke's F-bombs are highlighted in new Cruz campaign video

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is going after Democrat Beto O'Rourke for cursing during some of his campaign speeches. The Cruz campaign released a digital ad on social media that shows O'Rourke cursing at various campaign events over the last year. "So he's...

Chron, 11:44 in Politics

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick slams Nike for using Colin Kaepernick in ads

Nike products are officially now boycotted at Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's home. The Republican from the Houston area announced on social media that his family is no longer allowing Nike products in their home after the company kicked off a new ad...

Chron, 13:27 in Politics

‘It’s a wake-up call.’ Sen. Ted Cruz backers react to Beto O’Rourke challenge

WASHINGTON - The biggest surprise of the U.S. Senate race in Texas is that, two months out from Election Day, it’s any race at all. With the polls tightening and a major conservative group making plans to join the fray, the donor network backing...

Chron, 14:28 in Politics

Trump, South Korean president to meet in NYC in late Sept

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (jah-YIHN') plan to meet later this month in New York. The leaders agreed during a conversation Tuesday to meet while both are attending the annual meeting of the U.N....

Chron, 14:59 in Politics

White House warns Syria against chemical weapons use

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House warned Syria's President Bashar Assad on Tuesday that if he chooses to use chemical weapons, the U.S. and its allies "will respond swiftly and appropriately," pushing back against an expected Syrian...

Chron, 15:22 in Politics

US envoy: Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says President Donald Trump will chair a Security Council meeting on Iran during the annual gathering of world leaders in New York this month. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday that the...

Chron, 17:26 in Politics

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