News archive from 9 July 2018

Snapshots of top contenders for Supreme Court vacancy

A look at the four judges thought to be President Donald Trump's top contenders to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court: NAME: Amy Coney Barrett AGE-BIRTHDATE: 46, Jan. 28, 1972 BIRTHPLACE: New Orleans. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Trump Focused on...

Chron, 00:40 in Politics

Trump says he 'can't go wrong' with his top court contenders

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is going down to the wire as he makes his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, but he says with his final four options "you can't go wrong." Trump spoke to...

Chron, 00:40 in Politics

Trump orchestrates a "Supreme" show at a critical time

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A family separation crisis of his own making continues at the border. His Environmental Protection Agency chief just quit amid mounting scandals. And he's about to meet with an adversary accused of meddling in the 2016...

Chron, 00:40 in Politics

Trump's strained visit with NATO, meeting with Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the established global order on shaky footing, President Donald Trump's weeklong trip to Europe will test already strained bonds with some of the United States' closest allies, then put him face to face with the leader of the...

Chron, 00:40 in Politics

In Tennessee, Trump's tariffs become a political issue

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jimmy Tosh's sprawling hog farm in rural Tennessee is an unlikely battleground in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate. Yet his 15,000 acres (6,000 hectares) two hours west of Nashville showcase the practical risks of...

Chron, 00:40 in Politics

Democrat Andrew White spent $976,000 on campaign for governor

AUSTIN — Houston entrepreneur Andrew White has closed out his short-lived campaign for governor by repaying himself $760,000 on a $1 million loan, and disclosing that he spent $58,000 on television and more than $106,000 in direct mail in the waning...

Chron, 10:45 in Politics

Trump enjoys 'suspense' ahead of Supreme Court announcement

Now Playing: U.S. President Donald Trump says he is "very close" to picking a Supreme Court nominee. Before departing his New Jersey golf club to return to Washington, Trump said to reporters that he would decide by noon Monday. (July 9)...

Chron, 10:45 in Politics

Trump says he's confident Kim will denuclearize

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's confident North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon) "will honor the contract we signed & even more importantly, our handshake." Trump tweeted Monday "we agreed to the...

Chron, 11:04 in Politics

On campaign trail, Ted Cruz relishes hoops victory over TV host Jimmy Kimmel

AUSTIN — Three weeks after beating late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel in a one-on-one basketball game, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is crowing about the victory over “Hollywood liberals” at nearly every campaign stop in Texas. At stop after stop last week,...

Chron, 12:50 in Politics

Jesse Jackson urges Harris County to settle bail reform lawsuit

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Monday urged Harris County to settle the bail reform lawsuit brought by poor defendants. "The system is discriminatory along the lines of race and poverty," Jackson said during a visit with Harris County Precinct 1...

Chron, 13:10 in Politics

Price of losing Houston Congressional race keeps going up for Kathaleen Wall

AUSTIN — The price of losing keeps going up for Republican Kathaleen Wall. Four months after losing her campaign for Congress, the Houston Republican had to put yet another $150,000 of her own money into her campaign to pay for final expenses related...

Chron, 16:12 in Politics

Fed up with wild districts, Texas siblings create gerrymandering board game

A trio of Austin siblings are launching a board game to educate others, especially lawmakers, about gerrymandering. Josh, 17, and his 23-year-old twin siblings Louis and Rebecca Lafair grew up in one of the most gerrymandered districts in the Lone...

Chron, 18:04 in Politics

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