News archive from 9 August 2018

Prosecutors present more evidence of fraud in Manafort case

Now Playing: Rick Gates, the key prosecution witness in the Paul Manafort trial, continued his testimony Tuesday, telling jurors how he and Manafort together committed a series of financial crimes. AP's Eric Tucker explains what's happening in the...

Chron, 00:36 in Politics

Trump's lawyers respond to latest offer from special counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump said they have responded to the latest interview proposal from special counsel Robert Mueller, part of a months-long negotiation process over whether and how investigators can question the president...

Chron, 00:36 in Politics

Instead of tax cuts, GOP candidates motivate with anxiety

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a border crisis in Pennsylvania. The radical left is surging in New Jersey. And Nancy Pelosi is a threat to New York. Republican candidates in the nation's premiere midterm battlegrounds have embraced a central message in...

Chron, 00:36 in Politics

Trump Jr. remains defiant, combative amid Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Donald Trump Jr. is worried, he sure doesn't show it. His father, the president, is reported to be fretting about his eldest son's entanglement in the Russia investigation. And Don Jr.'s role in the special counsel's probe...

Chron, 00:36 in Politics

Independents uneasy about taking cash, even from indie group

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Hoping to capitalize on voter frustration over growing polarization in politics, a group fueled partly by so-called "dark money" plans to spend $3 million this year to elect independents. But some free-spirited...

Chron, 11:28 in Politics

Latina press officer Helen Aguirre Ferre leaves White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Helen Aguirre Ferre, one of the most prominent Latinos serving in the White House, has left her job as director of media affairs. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters says Aguirre is taking up a new position as director for...

Chron, 13:00 in Politics

Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke haggle over debates as Aug. 31 looms

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and his Democratic rival Beto O’Rourke have hit an impasse in their debate negotiations that raises questions as to whether the two will face off at all before their Nov. 6 showdown. Two weeks ago Cruz and O’Rourke agreed in...

Chron, 13:40 in Politics

Trump, state officials discuss efforts to help ex-inmates

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is discussing prison reform with governors and state attorneys general at his New Jersey golf club. The White House says the officials represent states that have implemented changes similar to those...

Chron, 16:54 in Politics

Political challenger ribs Attorney General Ken Paxton for giving Trump advice on prison reform

AUSTIN — Attorney General Ken Paxton was among a cadre of state-level officials giving President Donald Trump advice on prison reform Thursday, a detail Paxton’s challenger found ironic given the general is under indictment and could face up to 99...

Chron, 18:32 in Politics

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