News archive from 7 June 2018

Trump rarely conducts business as usual with foreign leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — He hectored Mexico's leader over border wall funding. Lobbed statistics at the Canadian leader without checking his facts. Cajoled the British prime minister to crack down on protesters. Had a tête-à-tête with Russia's head of state...

Chron, 00:36 in Politics
 

Democrats: Trump violating ban on accepting foreign favors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers representing nearly 200 Democrats in Congress plan to argue in federal court that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first seeking congressional approval. The case...

Chron, 00:36 in Politics
 

Trump commutes term of Kardashian-championed drug offender

WASHINGTON (AP) — Flexing his clemency powers once again, President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the life sentence of a woman whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West. "BEST NEWS EVER!!!!" was the exuberant...

Chron, 00:57 in Politics
 

Trump likely to face a chilly reception at G-7 conference

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

Chron, 00:57 in Politics
 

Judge lets lawsuit challenging family separation go forward

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge allowed a lawsuit challenging U.S. immigration authorities for separating parents from their children to go forward on Wednesday but said he would decide later whether or not to order a nationwide halt. U.S. District Judge...

Chron, 02:05 in Politics
 

Houston lays out plan to spend $1b in Harvey housing recovery aid

Houston officials plan to invest $600 million in repairing or building single-family homes and $375 million to fix or construct apartments, according to a draft document outlining how the city intends to spend the first long-term federal housing aid...

Chron, 08:38 in Politics
 

Government, ACLU dispute release of American to Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told a federal court that it plans to release an American citizen accused of fighting with Islamic State militants and return him to Syria, but his lawyers say that's a "death warrant" and they...

Chron, 11:11 in Politics
 

Trump seizes upon Obama-era license aimed at helping Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is seizing upon an investigation by Senate Republicans that found the Obama administration secretly tried to give Iran brief access to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping U.S. sanctions in place after the...

Chron, 12:09 in Politics
 

The Latest: Trump says Kim summit more than photo op

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the North Korea summit (all times local): 12:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says he believes he's well-prepared for his upcoming sit-down with North Korea's Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon), adding...

Chron, 12:57 in Politics
 

Trump says outcome of Kim summit depends on 'attitude'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he is "very well prepared" for next week's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un but the outcome depends less on preparation than "attitude ... willingness to get things...

Chron, 14:42 in Politics
 

San Francisco race puts ranked-choice voting in spotlight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In San Francisco, the candidate with the most first-place votes is trailing in a tight race for mayor London Breed, the president of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors, is some 10 percentage points ahead of former state Sen....

Chron, 17:19 in Politics
 

Who speaks for Robert Mueller? Giuliani is trying to

NEW YORK (AP) — A series of seemingly authoritative assertions in recent weeks about the shape and scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election interference has helped define it in the public eye. But none of those...

Chron, 17:36 in Politics
 

On her show, Samantha Bee apologizes to everyone— except Ted Cruz

Comedian Samantha Bee opened her Wednesday night show with an apology to everyone— well, almost everyone. "A lot of people were offended and angry that I used an epithet to describe the president's daughter and adviser last week," Bee said,...

Chron, 17:36 in Politics
 

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