News archive from 24 May 2018

For North Korea summit, human rights an afterthought

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump's focus has been on stagecraft, the will-they-won't-they drama and visions of a legacy-defining nuclear deal. The human rights woes of North...

Chron, 00:44 in Politics

Republicans to meet with intel officials on Russia probe

Now Playing: President Donald Trump says he wants transparency from everyone involved in the investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. Trump insisted Wednesday, "what I want is total transparency." (May 23) Media:...

Chron, 00:44 in Politics

Clinton 'wants to be helpful' to Democrats. Can she?

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is not going away. Standing on a convention stage Wednesday, the former Democratic presidential candidate cheered a primary election candidate from Georgia and endorsed one from New York, promising to be an...

Chron, 00:44 in Politics

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President...

Chron, 00:44 in Politics

Kushner given security clearance after background check

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a security clearance after a lengthy background check, a move that ensures the key White House adviser with a broad international portfolio can have access to some...

Chron, 00:44 in Politics

Disputed Keystone Pipeline project focus of court hearing

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the Trump administration were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups that want to derail the project. The 1,179-mile (1,800-kilometer)...

Chron, 02:54 in Politics

The Latest: Trump says Comey among 'rotten apples' in FBI

Now Playing: President Donald Trump says he wants transparency from everyone involved in the investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. Trump insisted Wednesday, "what I want is total transparency." (May 23) Media:...

Chron, 07:16 in Politics

Trump: No immigration deal unless 'real wall,' good security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he opposes any immigration legislation that doesn't include "a real wall" along the Mexican border and "very strong border security." Moderates House Republicans are pushing a deal that...

Chron, 07:32 in Politics

Trump cancels North Korean summit, citing 'tremendous anger'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is canceling the planned June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement from North Korea. Trump says in a letter to Kim released...

Chron, 10:06 in Politics

Trump's campaign backs Calif. businessman in governor's race

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign is announcing its support for California businessman John Cox's campaign for governor, building upon Trump's endorsement in the state's crowded primary election. Lara Trump, a senior adviser to...

Chron, 10:57 in Politics

Cruz to join listening session with Santa Fe, Sutherland Spring victims

AUSTIN — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will join Gov. Greg Abbott to hear what dozens of Texas mass shooting victims want lawmakers to do to make schools safer Thursday, marking the final roundtable discussion following the massacre at Santa Fe High School....

Chron, 11:51 in Politics

Senate panel approves Abbott counsel Andrew Oldham for 5th Circuit Court

WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee split along party lines Thursday to approve the nomination of Andrew Oldham, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's chief legal adviser, to the powerful 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The 11-10 split set up a final vote on...

Chron, 11:51 in Politics

N Korea reaction ranges from 'right call' to 'embarrassment'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reaction to President Donald Trump's decision to cancel next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un: —"The art of diplomacy is much harder than the art of the deal." Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ — "What's the most...

Chron, 12:39 in Politics

Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed into law a measure loosening key restraints for banks that came in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Trump savored the legislative triumph Thursday. The Republican-led...

Chron, 12:50 in Politics

Stormy Daniels' lawyer seeks permission to depose Trump

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stormy Daniels' lawyer is once again seeking to depose President Donald Trump in the porn actress' fight to invalidate a confidentiality agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election. Attorney Michael Avenatti says...

Chron, 14:45 in Politics

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