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Lawmakers reject Trump claim that records confirm misconduct

posted: 07/22/2018 11:17 a.m. Comments 2

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump claimed Sunday that newly released documents relating to the wiretapping of his onetime campaign adviser Carter Page "confirm with little doubt" that intelligence agencies misled the courts that approved the warrant. But lawmakers from both parties say the documents don't show wrongdoing.

Gates certified as nominee, but state Republican Party votes not to back him

posted: 07/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Delegates at the state Republican Party's convention Saturday voted to certify state Rep. Mickey Gates as the Republican nominee for his House seat but didn't endorse his re-election. Gates, a Hot Springs Republican, faces criminal charges of failing to pay state income taxes or file returns.

New state House speaker takes helm, faces choppy seas in addressing ethics issues

posted: 07/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

While a cub attorney at his first law firm in El Dorado, Matthew Shepherd was presented a thankless case.

Cohen taping of '16 session vexes Trump

updated: 07/22/2018 4:29 a.m. Comments 15

President Donald Trump on Saturday said it was "inconceivable" that a lawyer would tape a client, responding to a report that his then-personal attorney secretly recorded a conversation in which they discussed a potential payment to a former Playboy model.

Application notes intent to surveil ex-Trump adviser in Russia probe

updated: 07/22/2018 4:24 a.m. Comment 1

President Donald Trump's administration has disclosed a previously top-secret set of documents related to the wiretapping of Carter Page, the former Trump campaign adviser who was at the center of accusations by Republicans that the FBI had abused its surveillance powers.

Rivals for Senate testy in Virginia

updated: 07/22/2018 4:14 a.m. Discuss

The candidates in Virginia's U.S. Senate race had a quarrelsome first debate Saturday, and President Donald Trump served as a frequent focal point of the sparring.

Manafort case filings name Democrats

updated: 07/22/2018 4:12 a.m. Comments 2

Several prominent Democrats who once worked with Paul Manafort are now part of court filings before his fraud trial, most prominently Tad Devine, a political consultant who helped run Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.

Panel released files on high court nominee

updated: 07/22/2018 4:08 a.m. Discuss

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes, leading to the end of his presidency, may have been wrongly decided.

Gun-control measures on rise

posted: 07/22/2018 4:06 a.m. Discuss

In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting in February, gun-control advocates have said there is something different about the debate this year -- that the issue is on the minds of suburban moms and younger, traditionally less engaged voters.

Mnuchin addresses Fed tweets

updated: 07/22/2018 3:54 a.m. Comments 2

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that President Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates.

Washington news in brief

updated: 07/22/2018 3:53 a.m. Discuss

Desai, Crawford weigh in on Trump

EU, Chinese stinging U.S., Trump tweets

updated: 07/21/2018 4:04 a.m. Comments 7

President Donald Trump on Friday accused China and the European Union of manipulating their currencies and continued to criticize the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates, saying those moves are putting the United States at a disadvantage.

U.S. not onboard Ukraine vote call, White House says

updated: 07/21/2018 4:03 a.m. Comment 1

The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump's administration "is not considering supporting" a call by Russian President Vladimir Putin for a referendum in eastern Ukraine, distancing itself from the idea in the aftermath of Trump's summit with the Russian leader.

Cohen secretly taped Trump, lawyers state

updated: 07/21/2018 3:59 a.m. Comments 3

President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded a conversation with Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump, according to lawyers and others familiar with the recording.

N.Y. tax agency probes Trump Foundation

posted: 07/21/2018 3:53 a.m. Discuss

New York state's tax-collecting agency has opened its own investigation into the Donald J. Trump Foundation, President Trump's personal charity, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

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