News archive from 25 May 2018

Congressional leaders get briefings 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, 01:02 in Politics
 

Outside groups poured $2M into Houston Congressional race

Houston and Harris County voters were bombarded by outside political messages from hard to track Super PACs like no other area of the state in 2018. Nearly $2 million was spent on things like mailers, television ads and automated phone calls trying to...

Chron, 07:14 in Politics
 

What are you worth to City Hall?

What are you worth to Houston City Hall? Well, about $470. Of course Mayor Sylvester Turner, the city council members and 20,000-odd workers who make the city go would have any number of warm thoughts about their friends, neighbors and fellow...

Chron, 07:14 in Politics
 

Trump to address US Naval Academy graduation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to address the 2018 graduates of the United States Naval Academy. Trump will give the commencement speech in Annapolis Friday, a day after highlighting American military preparedness as he canceled a...

Chron, 08:14 in Politics
 

The Latest: Trump says NKorea statement on talks 'good news'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 8:23 a.m. President Donald Trump says North Korea's latest statement on nuclear talks is "good news" and that "we will soon see where it will...

Chron, 08:40 in Politics
 

Trump says Dems are "rooting against" North Korea talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of "rooting against us in our negotiations with North Korea." Trump lashed out against Democrats on Twitter Friday, a day after he withdrew from a planned summit with North...

Chron, 08:40 in Politics
 

Trump welcomes NK 'warm' response to canceled summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed North Korea's statement that it was still willing to meet despite his cancellation of the summit. He called the North's reaction "warm and productive" and expressed hope for...

Chron, 08:56 in Politics
 

The Latest: Trump says NKorea statement on talks 'good news'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 8:23 a.m. President Donald Trump says North Korea's latest statement on nuclear talks is "good news" and that "we will soon see where it will...

Chron, 09:08 in Politics
 

The Latest: Trump not backing down on 'spy' allegations

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, 09:34 in Politics
 

The Latest: Trump tells Navy grads 'you don't give up'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's address to the 2018 graduates of the United States Naval Academy (all times local): 11:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is telling graduates at the United States Naval Academy that "we have...

Chron, 11:29 in Politics
 

Texas Child Protection leader slams foster care pregnancy report

AUSTIN — The leader of Texas child protection is slamming a recent report that found high rates of teen pregnancy in foster care, calling the data "more sensational than factual." In a sharply worded letter, Department of Family and...

Chron, 11:59 in Politics
 

Trump to sign measures to help terminal patients, veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump intends to sign legislation next week to help people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments. Legislative director Marc Short says Trump will also soon sign a bill giving veterans...

Chron, 12:28 in Politics
 

Sutherland Springs hero urges gun owners to push back against NRA

AUSTIN — The Texas hero who helped stop the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs and became the golden child of gun rights activists said people need to push back against the NRA in light of a rash of mass shootings. "Why can't people like you and...

Chron, 12:41 in Politics
 

AP Source: Trump lawyer met Russian oligarch at Trump Tower

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, met with a Russian oligarch and discussed U.S.-Russia relations just 11 days before Trump was inaugurated as president. That's according to a person familiar with the meeting held at...

Chron, 12:49 in Politics
 

'Everybody plays games': How Trump seesaws on major deals

WASHINGTON (AP) — From "Little Rocket Man" to the scheduling of a historic peace summit and back again, President Donald Trump's dizzying back-and-forth on North Korea is par for the course for a president who likes to keep his audience...

Chron, 13:35 in Politics
 
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