News archive from 23 May 2018

The Latest: Trump addresses anti-abortion rights activists

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's speech to an anti-abortion group (all times local): 8:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is talking up his decision to impose new restrictions on federally-funded family planning clinics like...

Chron, 20:23 in Politics
 

Dan Crenshaw jumps out to commanding lead in 2nd Congressional District race

Republican Dan Crenshaw jumped out to a commanding early lead over his opponent Kevin Roberts for one of the hottest Congressional battles in the Houston area. Early voting and absentee ballot results showed Crenshaw had twice as many votes as Roberts...

Chron, 20:41 in Politics
 

Lupe Valdez locked in close race with Andrew White in Dems' gubernatorial runoff

AUSTIN -- Lupe Valdez, a onetime migrant farmworker who overcame childhood poverty to become sheriff of Dallas County, and Houston entrepreneur Andrew White were neck-and-neck in preliminary early voting returns Tuesday night. They're vying to face...

Chron, 20:41 in Politics
 

Fletcher leads Moser in early voting as Texas Democrats vie for the U.S. House

WASHINGTON – Texas Democrats looking to catch a blue wave to Congress squared off in 11 separate primary runoffs Tuesday, none more pivotal than Houston's Seventh Congressional District, where attorney Lizzie Pannill Fletcher led activist-writer Laura...

Chron, 21:15 in Politics
 

Fletcher leads Moser in early voting as Texas Democrats vie for the U.S. House

Texas Democrats looking to catch a blue wave to Congress squared off in 11 separate primary runoffs Tuesday, none more pivotal than Houston’s 7th Congressional District, where attorney Lizzie Pannill Fletcher held a commanding lead over...

Chron, 23:20 in Politics
 

Can anything stop foreign government favors to Trump?

WASHINGTON (AP) — First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administration...

Chron, 01:06 in Politics
 

Trump increases pressure on Justice Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is increasing the pressure on the Justice Department, declining to say whether he has confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after the White House negotiated rare access to classified documents...

Chron, 01:06 in Politics
 

US, South Korea work to keep North Korea summit on track

Now Playing: President Donald Trump says the planned Singapore summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un "may not work out," and the president suggested it could be delayed. (May 22) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States...

Chron, 01:06 in Politics
 

Trump to address gang violence in Long Island speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will speak on immigration and gang violence in a speech on Long Island in New York. The president is expected to discuss efforts to eradicate MS-13, the violent Salvadoran-based street gang. Last week, Trump...

Chron, 08:12 in Politics
 

Trump: US may need new 'structure' for China trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. will probably need a "different structure" when it comes to trade with China. His tweet Wednesday comes after the two countries agreed to suspend plans to impose tariffs on as much as...

Chron, 08:57 in Politics
 

Pompeo: US will fight Russian interference in 2018 elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration will not tolerate Russian interference in the 2018 congressional midterm elections. Pompeo told the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday that the administration...

Chron, 10:13 in Politics
 

The Latest: Trump to discuss immigration 'loopholes' in NY

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to New York (all times local): 11:35 a.m. A White House spokesman says President Donald Trump's immigration discussion in New York will focus on "loopholes" that he says help the...

Chron, 11:52 in Politics
 

Texas Dem runoffs: Big night, tiny turnout

AUSTIN -- Talk about a tiny blue wave. As the dust settled from Tuesday's primary runoffs that picked the Democratic nominee for governor, historical statistics show the approximately 429,000 Democrats who voted represented the smallest runoff turnout...

Chron, 11:52 in Politics
 

Trump predicts auto workers will be 'very happy' on NAFTA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is predicting that U.S. automakers and auto workers will be "very happy" with the outcome of talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement. He tells reporters on the South Lawn at the White House...

Chron, 13:15 in Politics
 

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump violates the First Amendment by blocking critics on Twitter for political speech. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald (rees BUHK'-wahld) in Manhattan issued the written decision...

Chron, 13:46 in Politics
 
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