News archive from 31 May 2018

Roseanne Barr's racist tweet splits far-right commentators

Conservative pundits are typically in agreement when it comes to chastising what they see as the left's crackdown on free speech— but not with Roseanne Barr. On Tuesday, ABC canceled the successful reboot of "Roseanne" after a racist tweet...

Chron, 19:27 in Politics
 

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller posts — and then deletes — a fake photo of Whoopi Goldberg

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller on Wednesday posted — and then deleted about five hours later — a doctored photo on Facebook that showed television personality Whoopi Goldberg wearing a shirt that depicts President Donald Trump shooting...

Chron, 21:32 in Politics
 

AP source: Ex-FBI No. 2 official wrote memo on Comey firing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe drafted a memo on the firing of his onetime boss, James Comey. That's according to a person familiar with the memo, who insisted on anonymity to discuss a secret document that has been...

Chron, 22:11 in Politics
 

Trump planning tariffs on European steel, aluminum

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is planning to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports after failing to win concessions from the European Union, a move that could provoke retaliatory tariffs and inflame...

Chron, 22:11 in Politics
 

Saving Sessions: Inside the GOP effort to protect the AG

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after President Donald Trump deemed Jeff Sessions "beleaguered" and threatened to fire him last July, members of the president's inner circle made a desperate case to save the attorney general's job. The White House...

Chron, 00:44 in Politics
 

Day of US-NKorea meetings to salvage summit on tap in NYC

Now Playing: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting with a top North Korean official in New York. (May 30) Media: Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Top American and North Korean officials plan a full day of meetings in New York aimed at deciding...

Chron, 00:44 in Politics
 

Trump plans to go ahead with steel, aluminum tariffs on EU

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is planning to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports after failing to win concessions from the European Union, a move that could provoke retaliatory tariffs and inflame...

Chron, 00:44 in Politics
 

Melania Trump tweets that she's 'feeling great'

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly three weeks out of sight, Melania Trump tried to put to rest speculation about her health and even her whereabouts as she continues to recover from medical treatment for a kidney condition. It didn't completely work....

Chron, 00:44 in Politics
 

The Latest: US, European officials meet as tariffs loom

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on trade tensions between the United States and the European Union (all times local): 9:45 a.m. U.S. and European trade chiefs are meeting hours before the U.S. is expected to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminum that...

Chron, 04:16 in Politics
 

In new reversal, Trump says he didn't fire Comey over Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he didn't fire FBI Director James Comey over the Russia investigation, despite previously citing that as the reason. Trump tweeted Thursday: "Not that it matters but I never fired James Comey because...

Chron, 09:19 in Politics
 

Donald Trump makes first trip to Houston since Santa Fe shooting

Now Playing: President Donald Trump says summit talks are going well and North Korean officials may come to Washington, D.C. Friday with a letter from Kim Jong Un. (May 31) Media: Associated Press President Donald Trump met with dozens of community...

Chron, 13:06 in Politics
 

Texas rolls out cash incentives for electric cars

Texas, the nation’s most prolific producer of petroleum, is accepting applications for a $2,500 incentive for buying electric and hybrid vehicles. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality rolled out the new rules on Wednesday for the program...

Chron, 14:08 in Politics
 

After Santa Fe, support for gun control in Texas dips, poll shows

The percentage of Texans who support stricter gun laws has dropped, the latest Quinnipiac University poll shows. Conducted a week after the Santa Fe High School shooting, the poll shows that 49 percent of Texans support stricter gun laws while 45...

Chron, 14:08 in Politics
 

Here are the Texans Trump is supporting this election

Donald Trump is set to visit Houston and then Dallas on Thursday. As with most of his appearances on the campaign trail, we can expect Trump to drop a few names and egg voters on to back his preferred candidates. Even before the fundraising event,...

Chron, 15:56 in Politics
 

Turner kicks off gun violence commission at Houston City Hall

Mayor Sylvester Turner on Thursday held an inaugural meeting of a new city commission against gun violence, 13 days after a student shot and killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School. However, it was another high school shooting, the Valentine's Day...

Chron, 17:42 in Politics
 
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