News archive from 8 September 2018

Company offers to drop Stormy Daniels' hush-money agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The company set up by Donald Trump's former personal attorney offered Friday to rescind Stormy Daniels' hush-money agreement and drop its planned $20 million lawsuit against the porn actress for allegedly violating the deal. An...

Chron, 23:24 in Politics
 

Leak hunting: The president and his insider critics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is vowing to root out the leakers who contributed to the White House insider accounts that contend some on his team question his judgment, competence and even rationality. A book by presidential author Bob...

Chron, 00:35 in Politics
 

Trump wants Justice to help find 'resistance' writer

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 FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President...

Chron, 00:35 in Politics
 

Echoes of Watergate in Trump tumult

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House seethes with intrigue and backstabbing as aides hunt for the anonymous Deep (state) Throat among them. A president feels besieged by tormentors — Bob Woodward is driving him crazy — so he tends his version of an...

Chron, 00:52 in Politics
 

Ex-Trump campaign adviser sentenced to 14 days in prison

WASHINGTON (AP) — George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, was sentenced to 14 days in prison after he told a judge he was "deeply embarrassed and ashamed" for lying to the FBI about his...

Chron, 00:52 in Politics
 

Obama to campaign for congressional candidates in California

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Barack Obama is jumping back into campaign-mode with a visit to a once-solid Republican stronghold in California, promoting Democratic congressional candidates and reminding voters of the stakes in the November elections. His...

Chron, 11:54 in Politics
 

Booker to headline Iowa Democratic banquet in October

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is scheduled to headline Iowa Democrats' marquee fall banquet next month, raising his national profile further on the heels of a spotlight role in confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee...

Chron, 16:46 in Politics
 

The Latest: Obama says midterms chance at political 'sanity'

Now Playing: Former President Barack Obama is blasting Republicans, saying "the politics of division and resentment and paranoia has unfortunately found a home in the Republican Party." (Sept. 7) Media: Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)...

Chron, 16:46 in Politics
 

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