News archive from 6 June 2018

Aide dismissive of McCain departs White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A West Wing aide who was dismissive of gravely ill Sen. John McCain during a closed-door meeting last month has left the White House. White House spokesman Raj Shah says, "Kelly Sadler is no longer employed within the Executive...

Chron, 19:45 in Politics

Trump asks why IG report on Clinton emails is taking so long

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to begin another assault on the credibility of those investigating him, President Donald Trump said he wants to know "what is taking so long" with an internal Justice Department investigation that is expected to cast...

Chron, 01:18 in Politics

Officials: 118K names missing from voter lists in LA county

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The names of more than 118,000 voters were omitted from Los Angeles County voter lists because of a printing error, election officials said, prompting confusion at some polling places on Tuesday. The names of registered voters are...

Chron, 01:18 in Politics

Things to Know: 8 states cast midterm primary votes Tuesday

Eight states cast midterm primary ballots Tuesday, with implications for control of the House and Senate and for several governor's races. Votes are being tallied in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South...

Chron, 03:53 in Politics

Democrats hope for 'blue wave' push from 8-state primary day

Now Playing: Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom cast his vote on Tuesday in California’s primary election, hoping to snare the state’s top spot come November. (June 5) Media: Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Holding hopes of a "blue...

Chron, 03:53 in Politics

The Latest: Trump congratulates Cox on 2nd place win in CA

Now Playing: Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom cast his vote on Tuesday in California’s primary election, hoping to snare the state’s top spot come November. (June 5) Media: Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on primary elections in...

Chron, 10:19 in Politics

Trump decries 'fake' reporting on Melania, says she's well

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is complaining about media reports questioning the first lady's recent absence from public view. Trump says the press has been "so unfair, and vicious." Trump tweeted Wednesday that during Melania...

Chron, 10:34 in Politics

GOP legislators amplify call to impeach Salem judge who issued light sentence on drug dealer

Republicans on Beacon Hill say a judge’s consideration of a drug dealer’s immigration status in putting him on probation rather than in jail show the jurist has set up two tracks for justice in his courtroom and fuels their growing calls for...


New Mexico voters embrace progressive female candidates

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Democrats rallied around progressive female candidates for governor, the U.S. House and a statewide office overseeing government oil holdings, while ousting a state lawmaker mired in accusations of sexual misconduct....

Chron, 12:31 in Politics

Trump commutes sentence for Kardashian-backed drug offender

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is commuting the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a woman convicted of drug offenses whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West. That's according to two White House officials who say...

Chron, 12:54 in Politics

Ted Cruz uses Beto O’Rourke’s mother’s tax fraud conviction to attack tax policy

AUSTIN — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke recently said he wants local businesses to pay taxes on sales made across state lines. But that’s not sitting well with his opponent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz who called O'Rourke a hypocrite...

Chron, 13:10 in Politics

Trump hosts first dinner for Muslim holiday of Ramadan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday will host his first White House dinner for Islam's holy month of Ramadan, an overture that has surprised many people in the Muslim community after he skipped hosting such a meal last year. The...

Chron, 14:04 in Politics

Congressional Dems take Trump to court over foreign favors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 200 Democrats in Congress are taking President Donald Trump to court, arguing he is violating the Constitution by accepting favors from foreign governments without first seeking congressional approval. A hearing Thursday in...

Chron, 14:22 in Politics

What running detention centers for immigrant children pays

Over the weekend, Brownsville police were called on a U.S. Senator from Oregon attempting to tour a Texas facility housing immigrant children. In a live-streamed video that has since gone viral, Senator Jeff Merkley tried to see conditions inside the...

Chron, 14:22 in Politics

Amid tariff fight, Trump faces tough crowd at G7

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before President Donald Trump sits down next week with a notorious dictator, he will face what may turn out to be a tougher crowd — some of America's oldest allies. With his new tariffs escalating U.S. isolation, Trump heads to...

Chron, 14:51 in Politics

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