City considers lawyers for immigrants facing deportation

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's spending panel is set to vote on funding that would allow the first lawyers who will represent immigrants facing deportation to start within weeks.

The move is part of an effort to help immigrants launched by city officials, charity leaders and advocates after President Donald Trump ...

AP Explains: What to make of N. Korean offer for nuke talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - At first glance it seems like a blockbuster: North Korea has reportedly offered up its nukes for negotiation, an abrupt reversal from its repeated vows never to relinquish the "treasured sword" it sees as protection against constant U.S. "hostility."

Experts reading between the lines, however, ...

Poll: Voters Prefer Generic Democrat Over Trump

Forty-four percent of likely voters support a generic Democratic candidate for president, compared to 36 percent who back the re-election of Donald Trump, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll reveals.

Democrats, Women Candidates Score Big in Texas Primaries

Women running for Congress surged to big wins and Democrats smashed recent turnout levels in Texas' first-in-the-nation 2018 primary elections, giving Republicans a potential glimpse of what's ahead in the first midterms under President Donald Trump.

Biden hits campaign trail for red-state Dems

Former Vice President Joe Biden is hitting the campaign trail hard for Democrats running in red states and districts ahead of the midterm elections.On Tuesday, Biden campaigned twice in Pennsylvania with Democratic...

S. Korean president says talks won’t ease pressure on North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday downplayed concerns that the resumption of inter-Korean dialogue will be accompanied by an easing of international sanctions and pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program.

Moon made the comments in a meeting with political party leaders a ...

Democrats, women candidates score big in Texas primaries

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Women running for Congress surged to big wins and Democrats smashed recent turnout levels in Texas' first-in-the-nation 2018 primary elections, giving Republicans a potential glimpse of what's ahead in the first midterms under President Donald Trump.

Energized and angry Democrats in Texas, where the GOP has ...

Dems double turnout in Texas from previous midterm

Texas Democrats on Tuesday more than doubled their primary election turnout from four years ago, providing the party with a modest boost as it looks to take on the GOP in the conservative state during this year's midterms...

Group seeks to register 15K New Mexico high school voters

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A liberal-leaning group is seeking to register to vote thousands of eligible New Mexico high school students for the midterm elections later this year.

Everybody Votes said this week it plans to register around 15,000 high school seniors from the state's nearly 300 high schools.

New ...

New Mexico awaits governor’s verdict on crime, budget bills

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Time is running out for bills from the Legislature to win approval from Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez.

Martinez has until noon on Wednesday to sign off on a bill that bundles together bipartisan public safety measures and to approve all or portions of ...

Trump administration sues California over sanctuary laws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is taking the fight over the nation's immigration policy directly to California by suing to block state laws that extend protections to people living in the U.S. illegally.

He is expected to speak to law enforcement officials in the state's capital ...

Ex-US contractor admits taking kickbacks from Afghan company

ATLANTA (AP) - Prosecutors say a former employee of a U.S. government contractor has admitted to accepting illegal kickbacks from an Afghan trucking company between December 2012 and May 2014.

A U.S. Department of Justice statement says 55-year-old Christopher McCray of Jonesboro, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee pleaded guilty Monday to ...

Vice president to tout GOP tax overhaul in Kentucky visit

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence is returning to Kentucky to promote the Republican tax overhaul, which is shaping up as a key issue in this year's midterm elections.

Pence is scheduled to visit a bakery in the central Kentucky town of Versailles on Wednesday to tout President ...

In Pa. union territory, an electoral test of labor’s pull

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The fight for the hearts and minds of America's labor unions is raging in western Pennsylvania, where Joe Biden has suddenly stopped smiling.

In the midst of a speech to boost Democrat Conor Lamb ahead of next week's special election, the former vice president shifts to his ...

George P. Bush wins primary in Texas

George P. Bush, Texas's current land commissioner, has won his GOP primary race outright, fending off a tough challenge from a former office holder and avoiding a runoff.Bush bested former land commissioner Jerry P...

Trump Entertains Economic Suicide to Tick Off ‘Globalists’

Bess Levin, Vanity Fair
Last week, to the shock and horror of virtually everyone, Donald Trump announced that “trade wars are good” and that he would be starting one by slapping tariffs of 25 percent and 10 percent on steel and aluminum imports. The declaration was distressing for a number of reasons, including 1) that it was only supported by Trump’s craziest advisers; 2) that it will hurt American companies and consumers; and 3) that countries around the globe, including key allies, have already warned they’ll have no choice but to retaliate if their products are included in the tax, which...

Why Gary Cohn Is Giving Up

Josh Barro, Business Insider
Opinion: Republicans in Congress don't want President Donald Trump to implement new tariffs on aluminum and steel. They can stop him, but they're not.