News archive from 18 September 2018

Cornyn, Cruz push for Judiciary Committee to hear from Kavanaugh’s accuser

WASHINGTON — With public pressure mounting, Senate Republican leaders announced Monday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her 30 years ago will testify in a public hearing next week...

Chron, 21:23 in Politics

Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies and potentially raising prices on goods ranging from handbags to...

Chron, 00:45 in Politics

Review underway for Russia probe documents ordered released

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI Director James Comey's text...

Chron, 01:23 in Politics

Trump praises Kavanaugh, says everyone will be heard out

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sided with his embattled Supreme Court nominee, defending Judge Brett Kavanaugh against allegations of sexual assault as the White House walked a fine line in addressing accusations that revived memories of the...

Chron, 01:23 in Politics

John Cornyn picks fight with Beto, gets battle with Houston police chief instead

Just 24 hours after Sen. Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke agreed to a series of debates, Texas Sen. John Cornyn wanted to draw O'Rourke into a discussion about guns over social media. Cornyn, a Republican, on Saturday night started the exchange by...

Chron, 06:38 in Politics

5 ways Trump's tariffs on $200B in China goods could be felt

BALTIMORE (AP) — By imposing taxes on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, President Donald Trump has intensified a battle of wills between the world's two largest economies — and the outcome is far from certain. No one knows how long the...

Chron, 09:04 in Politics

Trump welcomes president of Poland to the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is welcoming the leader of Poland to the White House. Trump and first lady Melania Trump greeted President Andrzej Duda and his wife on Tuesday. The two leaders were holding bilateral talks and a joint news...

Chron, 12:39 in Politics

Ted Cruz holds 9 point lead on Beto O’Rourke, new poll shows

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has a comfortable 9 percentage point lead over Democrat Beto O’Rourke in the latest public poll. While O’Rourke’s national popularity has surged with major television show appearances, his numbers among likely Texas voters have not...

Chron, 13:39 in Politics

The Latest: Trump considering permanent US troops in Poland

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda (all times local): 1:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's "very seriously" considering a greater U.S. troop presence in Poland as he...

Chron, 14:01 in Politics

White House releases new biodefense strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it is taking a more comprehensive approach to preparing the nation for biological attacks and outbreaks of infectious disease. The White House on Tuesday released a national biodefense strategy that...

Chron, 14:21 in Politics

Trump to visit North Carolina to survey Florence impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will travel to North Carolina on Wednesday to survey the impact of Hurricane Florence. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday confirmed Trump's travel plans to North Carolina, which bore the brunt...

Chron, 15:44 in Politics

In Iowa, McAuliffe says he's not ruling out 2020 campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in Iowa Tuesday he's not ruling out a 2020 Democratic campaign for president, as he took his national campaign to promote Democratic candidates for governor to the early presidential...

Chron, 16:25 in Politics

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