Month: August 2018

AP sources: Former spy said Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’

WASHINGTON (AP) – A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump “over a barrel,” according to multiple people familiar with the encounte…

Trump says North Carolina redistricting ruling ‘unfair’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – President Donald Trump says the prospect of North Carolina drawing new congressional districts just weeks before the November midterm elections is “unfair.” A panel of federal judges this week struck down the state’s congressiona…

Meghan McCain’s eulogy: ‘America was always great’

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain’s daughter opened his memorial service with a tearful and impassioned tribute, posing her father’s legacy as a direct challenge to President Donald Trump. Meghan McCain said her father was a “great man” and she encou…

Lula da Silva barred from running for Brazil’s presidency

SAO PAULO (AP) – Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been barred from Brazil’s October presidential election by the country’s electoral court despite easily leading in the polls – a ruling that adds uncertainty to the race to lead Latin Amer…

DeVos: No plans to take action on funding to arm teachers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has “no intention of taking any action” regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training. DeVos’ comments came Friday after a top official in h…

Questions about Trump loom over Supreme Court hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may be the person sitting in front of senators at next week’s confirmation hearings, but many of the questions he gets are likely to be focused on another man: President Donald Trump. Ongoing inve…

Democrat who resigned after masturbation allegation may be planning political comeback: report

A California Democrat who resigned last year amid sexual misconduct allegations — including that he allegedly masturbated in front of a female lobbyist — has transferred more than $1 million into a lieutenant governor committee account, according to …

Trump hails unions, touts trade moves in Labor Day message

President Trump heralded labor unions and pushed his administration’s protectionist trade agenda in an annual Labor Day proclamation released ahead of the holiday weekend.Trump touted the spirit of the American wor…