News archive from 8 June 2018

Texas GOP speaker splits with Trump over Harvey comments: 'They were heroes'

On Thursday, Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus rebuked false comments made by Donald Trump over Hurricane Harvey. After the president said Texans required a high number of high-water water rescues during the storm because "people went out in...

Chron, 19:12 in Politics
 

Washington Capitals win first Stanley Cup

The Washington Capitals defeated the Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. 

 

Giuliani trying to influence perception of Mueller probe

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, generating countless...

Chron, 02:01 in Politics
 

Trump plays down need for preparation for Kim summit

Now Playing: U.S. President Donald Trump is telling Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he and South Korean leader Moon Jae-in have been "extremely helpful" ahead of his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (June 7)...

Chron, 02:22 in Politics
 

Under fire over tariffs, Trump heads to G-7 summit in Canada

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Solidifying his solo status on the world stage, President Donald Trump is lashing out at longtime allies over their critiques of his trade policies and plans an early exit from the annual Group of Seven meeting of industrialized...

Chron, 02:22 in Politics
 

Romney predicts Trump's re-election

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — He once called Donald Trump "a con man," but Mitt Romney now predicts that Trump would "easily" win his party's presidential nomination in 2020 and "solidly" win a second term. Romney, the GOP's...

Chron, 02:53 in Politics
 

AP names Steven Sloan as news editor overseeing politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press on Friday named Steven Sloan as news editor overseeing political coverage, including the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 presidential campaign. Sloan will oversee AP's national reporting team and work closely...

Chron, 06:39 in Politics
 

The Latest: Trump says Democrats' advice on NKorea unneeded

Now Playing: U.S. President Donald Trump is telling Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he and South Korean leader Moon Jae-in have been "extremely helpful" ahead of his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (June 7)...

Chron, 07:22 in Politics
 

Trump says first lady had 4-hour operation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has added to the intrigue surrounding his wife, Melania's, recent absence from the public eye following kidney treatment. Trump told reporters Friday that the first lady wanted to join him on a trip to Canada....

Chron, 09:00 in Politics
 

White House backs off Trump assertion of Harvey storm-watcher rescues

WASHINGTON – The White House on Friday walked back President Donald Trump's suggestion earlier this week that a large number of water rescues during Hurricane Harvey were for people in Texas taking their boats out to watch the storm roll in. White...

Chron, 15:34 in Politics
 

In Texas, gay councilman faces removal effort because of leaked nude photos

For a little over a month, a recently elected councilman, and victim of revenge porn, in southeast Texas has been struggling against an effort to remove him from office. In November, an 18-year-old Cross Coburn was elected to the City Council of...

Chron, 15:53 in Politics
 

Valdez, Collier fault Republicans for not challenging Trump on Harvey claims

The Texas Democratic Party's nominees for the state's two top offices chastised Republican leaders for what they say was a tepid response to President Donald Trump's inaccurate comments about Hurricane Harvey rescuers. During a visit to Pinkerton's...

Chron, 16:26 in Politics
 

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