News archive from 6 September 2018

Times grants anonymity to administration official for essay

NEW YORK (AP) — It was an extraordinary decision at a tense time for editors at The New York Times: a senior official at the Trump administration wanted to tell the world that some who work for the president try to blunt his worst instincts, but...

Chron, 22:52 in Politics
 

Searing Trump op-ed sets off wild guessing game on author

Now Playing: President Donald Trump says it's "really a disgrace" that an unsigned op-ed critical of him and written by a senior administration official has been published. (Sept. 5) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An opinion piece...

Chron, 00:32 in Politics
 

Upcoming redistricting is a backstory of 2018 midterms

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The task of drawing new boundaries for thousands of federal and state legislative districts is still about three years away, yet the political battle over redistricting is playing out in this year's midterm elections. A...

Chron, 00:32 in Politics
 

Democratic Party transforming as it searches for leaders

BOSTON (AP) — When Ayanna Pressley topped a 10-term congressman in a Massachusetts district once represented by John Fitzgerald Kennedy, she became the latest face of a burgeoning movement of the grassroots left. "This is a fight for the soul of...

Chron, 00:48 in Politics
 

Trump taking Supreme Court fight to Montana, North Dakota

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking the Washington debate over his Supreme Court nominee to the home of two red-state Senate Democrats this week, elevating Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as a political litmus test for voters....

Chron, 00:48 in Politics
 

Trump poised to tax an additional $200B in Chinese imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration may be about to slap tariffs of up to 25 percent on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, escalating a confrontation between the world's two biggest economies and likely squeezing U.S. companies that...

Chron, 03:37 in Politics
 

Even ophthalmologists could have to bury fetal tissue if Texas law stood, judge says

AUSTIN — When U.S. District Judge David Ezra explained why he was striking down Texas’ fetal burial law, he offered a hypothetical: As the law was written, if a pregnant woman visits an ophthalmologist’s office and miscarries while there due to a...

Chron, 06:45 in Politics
 

O'Rourke campaign: 'Impostor' behind undocumented voter texts

The campaign of Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, says an "impostor" was behind a text message that surfaced Wednesday asking voters to help people who are in the country illegally cast ballots. "Hi, it's Patsy here...

Chron, 09:36 in Politics
 

It wasn't me: Trump officials who deny writing the NYT op-ed

Lots of Trump administration officials were quick on Thursday to scratch their names off the list of potential authors of an unsigned New York Times opinion piece by a member of the so-called resistance working to thwart "reckless decisions"...

Chron, 15:36 in Politics
 

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