News archive from 13 September 2018

Trump hosting Washington fundraiser for re-election, GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is raising money for his re-election campaign and the Republican Party at his Washington hotel. The Republican National Committee says about 175 people are attending the event Wednesday at Trump's hotel,...

Chron, 19:14 in Politics

Willie Nelson throws benefit concert for Beto O’Rourke’s campaign

Country music legend Willie Nelson will headline a concert in Austin for U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke in late September, the latest celebrity endorsement for the Democratic El Paso congressman running against Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz....

Chron, 21:08 in Politics

Papadopoulos says he'd testify in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, is willing to testify before the Senate intelligence committee, Thomas Breen, his lawyer, said Wednesday. Breen said the Senate panel...

Chron, 22:27 in Politics

VIDEO: Beto O'Rourke talks border security on Stephen Colbert show

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke made one thing perfectly clear during a stop on the most popular late night television show in America. "We don't need a wall," O'Rourke said on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert when asked...

Chron, 23:38 in Politics

Karen Pence wants to help ease burden for military spouses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Being married to the vice president has its privileges. "Now people take my phone calls," Karen Pence told The Associated Press in an interview. These days, Vice President Mike Pence's wife is using her new cachet to call...

Chron, 06:21 in Politics

Trump scoffs at 'nervous mess' Dimon, says he's not smart

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top elected leader and its most powerful banker are fighting over who is smarter. Really. President Donald Trump early Thursday scoffed at JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's claim that he could "beat" Trump and...

Chron, 08:31 in Politics

Trump rejects Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is rejecting the widely accepted death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, claiming without citing evidence that "3,000 people did not die." Trump called the count a move by Democrats to make...

Chron, 09:23 in Politics

VIDEO: Beto O'Rourke explains his nickname to Stephen Colbert

Even in friendly environments like on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke cannot escape questions about his name. Born Robert Francis O'Rourke, the Congressman from El Paso once again found himself...

Chron, 14:08 in Politics

Emmett, on Ike anniversary, says Harris County must do more to prevent flooding

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett used his annual State of the County address to hail the progress in emergency preparedness the region has made since Hurricane Ike, which made landfall 10 years ago Thursday. Emmett praised Houston and Harris County...

Chron, 14:18 in Politics

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