News archive from 29 May 2018

China approves 13 new Ivanka Trump trademarks in 3 months

SHANGHAI (AP) — Ivanka Trump's brand continues to win foreign trademarks in China and the Philippines, adding to questions about conflicts of interest at the White House, The Associated Press has found. On Sunday, China granted the first daughter's...

Chron, 22:11 in Politics
 

US team negotiating with North Korea leaves Seoul hotel

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A team of American diplomats involved in preparatory discussions with North Korea ahead of a potential summit between President Donald Trump and the North's leader Kim Jong Un left a hotel in Seoul on Tuesday amid speculation...

Chron, 00:18 in Politics
 

Not so easy: Trump's trade agenda hits stumbling blocks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's hard-line views on trade, a staple of his message long before he entered politics, are beginning to collide with the cold realities of global geopolitics. Trade talks on China and the North American Free...

Chron, 01:11 in Politics
 

Trump to campaign in Tenn. to thwart Democrats' Senate bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Diving into the midterm elections, President Donald Trump is seeking to build a stable of Republicans who will help promote his agenda and serve as a check on Democrats aiming to win majorities in Congress. Trump is traveling to...

Chron, 01:54 in Politics
 

'Liberal Lupe' could have been 'Whiplash White'

AUSTIN -- "Liberal Lupe" could have been "Whiplash White." Internal campaign documents from Gov. Greg Abbott's campaign reveal plans to tag Houston entrepreneur Andrew White as "Whiplash White" had he won the Democratic...

Chron, 07:01 in Politics
 

Trump: Mueller's team is 'meddling' in midterm elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is accusing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team of "MEDDLING" in the upcoming midterm elections and blames Democrats for "Collusion." Mueller is leading the probe into...

Chron, 07:54 in Politics
 

Misleading tweets by liberal activists fuel Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has seized on an error by liberal activists for tweeting photos of detainees at the U.S.-Mexico border in steel cages and blamed the current administration for separating immigrant children from their parents....

Chron, 09:22 in Politics
 

Trump announces new tariffs on Chinese technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is announcing that it will impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods containing "industrially significant technology." The White House said Tuesday that the tariff will cover goods related to...

Chron, 09:55 in Politics
 

Parkland activists spur voter registration at 1,000 schools

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students across the country are setting up voter registration booths in lunchrooms, hallways and even at graduation ceremonies in a week of activism aimed at electing lawmakers who support gun reforms. Parkland student David Hogg...

Chron, 11:42 in Politics
 

Abbott to unveil plan to avoid future school shootings

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott expects to unveil his plan to fortify schools from future shootings this week, presenting the state's first policy proposals following this month's massacre in Santa Fe. The governor's office said the proposals will come in...

Chron, 11:42 in Politics
 

Take a tour inside the the Texas Governor's Mansion

With the race for Texas governor officially kicking off, it's worth peering inside the mansion one of the candidates will occupy after victory. Built in 1854, the Texas Governor's Mansion has been home to the Lone Star State's top lawmaker for more...

Chron, 18:19 in Politics
 

Abbott consoles Santa Fe students; 'impressed' with their character

AUSTIN -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told returning students and teachers at Santa Fe High School on Tuesday that he was impressed with their character and spirit in how they have handled the aftermath of the May 18 shooting that killed 10 and injured 13...

Chron, 18:34 in Politics
 

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