News archive from 9 September 2018

Just 11 miles apart, Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke take their battle into Houston area

Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke were literally miles from one another in Harris County on Saturday battling for the biggest swing county in the state and the place that could well decide who will represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. In Humble, Cruz used a...

Chron, 22:46 in Politics
 

Obama in campaign mode, back to promoting hope over fear

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama said Saturday that November midterm elections would give Americans "a chance to restore some sanity in our politics," taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his profile...

Chron, 00:25 in Politics
 

Lawyer: Trump doesn't think Stormy Daniels' deal is valid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump does not believe porn actress Stormy Daniels' hush-money deal, which his former personal lawyer said was done to influence the 2016 presidential election, is valid and will not carry out threats to sue her for...

Chron, 00:57 in Politics
 

Pence: I'm confident no one on my staff wrote the NYT column

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says he's "100 percent confident" that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column criticizing President Donald Trump's leadership. Pence tells Sunday's edition of...

Chron, 09:24 in Politics
 

Beto O'Rourke going on Stephen Colbert talk show

Just days after being on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Democrat Beto O'Rourke is now set to go on another popular national talk show. O'Rourke is scheduled to be on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Wednesday along with Kiera Knightly and Martha...

Chron, 10:06 in Politics
 

The Latest: Pence: I'd take lie detector test over NYT essay

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence says he'd agree to take a lie detector test "in a heartbeat" to prove he isn't the author of an anti-Trump New York Times...

Chron, 10:35 in Politics
 

US: Goal remains peaceful return to democracy in Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says its preference for the peaceful, orderly return to democracy in Venezuela remains "unchanged." White House National Security Council spokesman Garrett Marquis commented Sunday following a New...

Chron, 16:22 in Politics
 

Despite Trump tweet, Ford says it won't make hatchback in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ford says it won't be moving production of a hatchback vehicle to the United States from China — despite President Donald Trump's claim that his taxes on Chinese imports mean the Focus Active can be built in America. Citing Trump's...

Chron, 16:22 in Politics
 

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