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FILE - In this June 1, 2018, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention in Worcester, Mass. Democrats are driving an anti-corruption message ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections, accusing Republicans of allowing themselves to become beholden to giant corporate interests during the Trump presidency. Warren warns about Trump's ridding of regulations, calling it a "scam" that helps the wealthy and corporations. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
June 05, 2018 - 5:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are trying to make an anti-corruption case ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, accusing Republicans of allowing themselves to become beholden to corporate interests during the Trump presidency. The message, articulated Tuesday in speeches from two potential 2020...
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FILE- In this May 21, 2018, file photo, White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington. Kudlow, went on “Fox & Friends’’ Tuesday, June 5, to convey President Donald Trump's preference for reaching separate pacts with Canada and Mexico. Kudlow said Trump doesn’t necessarily plan to abandon NAFTA, but “is just going to try a different approach.’’ (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
June 05, 2018 - 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump couldn't get what he wanted from months of three-way trade talks with Canada and Mexico. So now his administration wants to pursue separate negotiations with the two U.S. neighbors to try to overhaul the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which...
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Former FBI director James Comey speaks during the Canada 2020 Conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 05, 2018 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to begin another assault on the credibility of those investigating him, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to know "what is taking so long" with an internal Justice Department investigation that is expected to cast a harsh spotlight on the FBI. The early-morning...
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June 05, 2018 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has dropped a proposal to cut $252 million in leftover funding to fight the Ebola virus in Africa as it tries to revive a $15 billion package of spending cuts that has stalled on Capitol Hill. An Ebola outbreak in Congo led the administration to rethink the cuts...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters following a closed-door luncheon with President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington. McConnell warns that key Kentucky products including bourbon could wind up targets of retaliation if a trade war erupts. The growing trade dispute stems from the Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada. McConnell said Kentucky-made bourbon, farm products and automobiles could be hurt from retaliatory moves.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 05, 2018 - 2:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he was canceling most of the Senate's time-honored August recess, an election-year move that could help lawmakers clear extra work while keeping vulnerable Democratic senators off the campaign trail. McConnell, R-Ky., said he...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves Federal District Court, in Washington.
FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves Federal District Court, in Washington. Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller are accusing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of making several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal cases. Mueller’s team says in a new court filing that Manafort and one of his associates made several attempts to contact two witnesses in an effort to influence their testimony while he was on house arrest earlier this year. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 05, 2018 - 12:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A spokesman for Paul Manafort is responding to allegations made by federal prosecutors that the former Trump campaign chairman attempted to tamper with witnesses. Jason Maloni says in a...
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This Sept. 21, 2017 file photo shows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building in Washington. The Government Accountability Office has agreed to examine the legality of a politically-tinged tweet from the official Environmental Protection Agency account. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 05, 2018 - 12:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Government Accountability Office has agreed to a Democratic senator's request to examine the legality of a politically-tinged tweet from the Environmental Protection Agency, a spokesman for the watchdog agency said Tuesday. The GAO will conduct a legal review of the April 13...
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FILE- In this April 26, 2017, file photo, a barber works in Bloomfield, Ind. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for May on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (Chris Howell/The Herald-Times via AP, File)
June 05, 2018 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services firms expanded at a stronger pace in May compared to the prior month, as companies saw gains in business activity, new orders and employment. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its services index rose to 58.6, from 56.8 in April. Any reading above...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018 photo, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, right, hands the Vincent Lombardi trophy to Nick Foles after winning the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots in Minneapolis. The Eagles won 41-33. President Donald Trump has called off a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House Tuesday due to the dispute over whether NFL players must stand during the playing of the national anthem. Trump says in a statement that some members of the Super Bowl championship team “disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart.” Trump says the team wanted to send a smaller delegation, but fans who planned to attend “deserve better.” (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 05, 2018 - 9:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's cancellation of the Philadelphia Eagles' visit to the White House (all times local): 9:35 a.m. The NFL Players Association says President Donald Trump's decision to scrap a White House visit for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles led...
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In this June 1, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump attends a Change of Command ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington. Trump asserted his presidential power and escalated his efforts to discredit the special counsel Russia probe Monday, declaring he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself and attacking the investigation as “totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 05, 2018 - 8:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed he has an "absolute right" to pardon himself, part of an extraordinarily expansive vision of executive authority that is mostly untested in court and portends a drawn-out fight with the prosecutors now investigating him. No need of a pardon anyway,...
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