Why Trump's tariffs are one of the last big obstacles in U.S.-China trade talks

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WASHINGTON -- The United States and China are in the final stretch of talks to resolve a conflict over American complaints about China's unfair trading and economic practices.

Senior U.S. officials say they have reached agreement on enforcement and other key elements of the dispute, raising the possibility that President Trump and Chinese ...Read more

Supreme Court weighs Trump's push to add citizenship question to census

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's lawyers will urge the Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn three lower courts and to clear the way for census takers to ask all American households next year whether their residents are U.S. citizens.

Debates over the census are usually reserved for demographers and statisticians, but the dispute over the ...Read more

Trump attacks media, says N.Y. Times should 'beg for forgiveness'

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WASHINGTON -- After days of media coverage describing the White House portrayed in special counsel Robert S. Mueller's report as rife with dysfunction and ignored presidential orders, Donald Trump on Tuesday lambasted those who cover him.

He even suggested one of his top media targets, The New York Times, should "get down on their knees & beg ...Read more

Pelosi again urges caution on Trump impeachment, post Mueller report

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WASHINGTON -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi is continuing to urge her caucus to proceed cautiously on the topic of impeaching President Donald Trump after the Mueller report outlined wrongdoing by the president that many Democrats believe amounts to obstruction of justice.

A partially redacted version of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's report ...Read more

Trump drops plan to nominate Herman Cain for fed after GOP balks

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump said he won't nominate Herman Cain for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board after opposition from his fellow Republicans appeared to sink the former pizza company executive's hopes for Senate confirmation.

"My friend Herman Cain, a truly wonderful man, has asked me not to nominate him for a seat on the ...Read more

Analysis: Trump focuses on 'crimes,' but impeachment is a political decision

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WASHINGTON -- Impeachment is very much on President Donald Trump's mind even after he declared victory right as special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's report was made public. But some of his arguments against it are contradicted by the former FBI director's conclusions and legal scholars.

"Only high crimes and misdemeanors can lead to ...Read more

Trump sues to block House subpoena for financial documents

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization have asked a U.S. judge to block a congressional subpoena seeking business records from his longtime accounting firm Mazars USA LLP.

The subpoena is part of sweeping series of requests by Democratic lawmakers for financial records from the president's company and Trump himself. ...Read more

Supreme Court to rule on workplace bias against gay and transgender employees

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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether the federal law that bans sex discrimination in the workplace also protects gay and transgender employees from being fired or not hired.

The three cases to be heard in the fall figure to be the most important civil rights dispute since the court's ruling four years ago upholding ...Read more

House gets its say as Supreme Court takes up census citizenship question

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WASHINGTON -- The House gets a relatively rare chance to directly address the Supreme Court on Tuesday in a legal showdown about whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

The case is one of the most significant for members of Congress during the current Supreme Court term. The census results determine ...Read more

Sarah Sanders lashes out at Democrats, April Ryan over calls for her firing

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WASHINGTON -- Newly embattled White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday lashed out at congressional Democrats and reporter April Ryan as President Donald Trump and his team began their first week following release of Robert S. Mueller III's report.

Democratic lawmakers wasted little time Thursday calling for her ouster ...Read more

Democrats see grounds for impeachment in Mueller report as Trump allies claim exoneration

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WASHINGTON -- Several leading Democratic lawmakers said Sunday that impeachment of President Donald Trump must at least be considered on the basis of behavior detailed in the Mueller report released last week, while the president's allies aggressively pressed their contention that Trump was exonerated.

Rudy Giuliani, the president's lawyer, ...Read more

California top cop Becerra won't quit 'essential' war on Trump

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SAN FRANCISCO -- California, with its track record as the most litigious state against President Donald Trump's agenda, still has plenty of momentum, according to its attorney general, who is digging in on everything from climate change to immigration.

Xavier Becerra has compiled an 18-3 case record in lawsuits challenging Trump, with dozens ...Read more

Trump feared 'one of these independent counsels': He got something else

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WASHINGTON -- Jeff Sessions, then the attorney general, ended a phone call and returned to the Oval Office. It wasn't long before President Donald Trump was in an angry rage.

The AG, since unceremoniously fired, had just taken a phone call from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who informed Sessions he had appointed former FBI Director ...Read more

Trump Tower Moscow sought funds from ex-con's sanctioned lender

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As the Trump Organization pursued a licensing deal for the planned Trump Tower Moscow, former Donald Trump associate Felix Sater pushed in December 2015 to organize a visit to Russia to advance the project.

Sater told Trump's then-lawyer Michael Cohen he had the ear of Russia's second-biggest bank, state-owned VTB Group, to discuss financing ...Read more

'House should initiate impeachment proceedings' against Trump, Warren says

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WASHINGTON -- The day after the release of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's report, reaction from 2020 Democrats -- as well as one leading Republican -- intensified.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday called for the House to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, while Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said he was "...Read more

Trump's post-Mueller euphoria gives way to anger and recrimination

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WASHINGTON -- On the White House's South Lawn on Thursday, a mob of reporters waited to question Donald Trump about special counsel Robert Mueller's report before the president left for a long weekend in Florida.

He emerged from the White House holding his wife's hand. But instead of his customary stop to take a few questions from reporters, he...Read more

Rep. Rashida Tlaib renews calls for impeachment, but Democratic leadership hesitates

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WASHINGTON -- Rep. Rashida Tlaib renewed her calls to impeach President Donald Trump on Thursday in light of new revelations about the president's potentially criminal efforts to impede the special counsel's investigation into his campaign.

"It's not only up to Congress to hold Trump accountable, it's our job to do so," the first-term Michigan ...Read more

Atheist prayers can be barred by House chaplain, appeals court says

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WASHINGTON -- The House chaplain scored a legal victory on Good Friday, when a federal appeals court ruled he could not be ordered to allow a self-described atheist to offer a secular prayer to the House of Representatives.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit sided with Father Patrick J. Conroy, in his official capacity as the House ...Read more

Nadler subpoenas fully unredacted Mueller report

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WASHINGTON -- House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, issued a subpoena Friday demanding Attorney General William Barr release a full, underacted version of the report authored by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

"My committee needs and is entitled to the full version of the report and the underlying evidence with past practice. The ...Read more

Trump returns to his attacks on Mueller report

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Friday broke his uncharacteristic silence about special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's report, calling it "crazy" just 25 days after dubbing it "great."

In a tweet from rainy Palm Beach, Fla., where he is spending a long Easter weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort and nearby golf club, the commander in chief...Read more


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