News archive from 14 August 2018

Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump is daring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warning the Democrat that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers." In remarks Monday night at a fundraiser in upstate New York, Trump...

Chron, 00:30 in Politics

Manafort trial turns from prosecution's case to his defense

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, closing two weeks of testimony that depicted him as using millions of dollars hidden in offshore accounts to...

Chron, 00:30 in Politics

Secretly taping conversations is not unknown in Trump world

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lordy, there are tapes. And tapes and tapes and more tapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman's former colleagues say they are shocked that she secretly recorded private conversations with President Donald Trump and his chief of staff. But...

Chron, 00:30 in Politics

'Blue wave' to be tested in key Midwestern primaries

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest as the 2018 primary season roars through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump's appeal among working-class voters threaten to...

Chron, 00:36 in Politics

Gates testimony dredges up Trump inaugural spending mystery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's inaugural committee pushed back hard last summer on questions about whether the unprecedented $107 million budget for the event was fraught with cost overruns and misspending. A top inauguration official assured The...

Chron, 00:45 in Politics

What to Watch: Minn.,Wis. primaries test allegiance to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans who once criticized President Donald Trump are now fighting each other for his support. Minnesota faces a #metoo moment. And Democrats weigh whether to send the "Iron Stache" to Congress. What to watch as voters...

Chron, 00:45 in Politics

In addition to flood bond, Harris County IDs $620M in mitigation projects

Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday will vote on a list of projects that would be funded by the $2.5 billion flood bond, but the flood control district says more money will be needed to pay for all of them. Russ Poppe, the flood control...

Chron, 07:26 in Politics

Lawmaker challenges Gov. Abbott’s bid for more power over state agencies

A state lawmaker is pushing back against an order by Gov. Greg Abbott requiring state agencies to submit all rule changes to his office before they are implemented. “We don’t know exactly where this is going,” said Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, who...

Chron, 14:42 in Politics

Nancy Pelosi to visit Houston on Wednesday

Nancy Pelosi is returning to Houston on Wednesday, just 83 days before critical midterm elections that could make her Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives once again. Pelosi, a California Democrat who has said she will run for speaker again if...

Chron, 15:34 in Politics

No leaks: Cushy job offers for discarded Trump staffers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And, perhaps, your potential leakers closer yet. President Donald Trump's political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers,...

Chron, 16:25 in Politics

The Latest: No major vote problems in Wisconsin for primary

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The Wisconsin Elections Commission says no major problems have been reported across the state as voters cast their ballots in...

Chron, 17:40 in Politics

Julian Castro’s Iowa trip is another must for presidential campaign

WASHINGTON — Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro travels this week to the Iowa State Fair — a rite of passage for White House seekers since the 1950s - as he gears up for a run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. Castro has been...

Chron, 18:07 in Politics

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