Government and politics

President Donald Trump waves as he walks from Marine One across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, as he returns from Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 24, 2017 - 9:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is attacking Republican Congressional leaders over debt ceiling negotiations. On Twitter on Thursday, Trump says he asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan to attach legislation to increase the country's borrowing limit to a...
Read More
President Donald Trump speaks at the National Convention of the American Legion, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 24, 2017 - 9:49 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Over the course of 24 hours, President Donald Trump gave one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own Republican Party, and a second urging national unity and love. The about-face seemed to reflect an internal debate between calls for moderation and his...
Read More
August 24, 2017 - 8:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — American rabbis critical of President Donald Trump say they won't try to organize a conference call with him for the Jewish High Holy Days next month. The conference call for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur had been a tradition under President Barack Obama, though it was never planned...
Read More
A Palestinian activist holds a collage showing of U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest against the visit of U.S delegation in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. White House adviser Jared Kushner has begun a round of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as he resumes efforts to restart peace negotiations. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
August 24, 2017 - 8:43 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — White House adviser Jared Kushner on Thursday kicked off a renewed push by the Trump administration to restart Mideast peace talks amid signs of growing Palestinian impatience with a lack of progress so far. Kushner, who is President Donald Trump's son-in-law, was holding separate...
Read More
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center, attends a military parade to celebrate independence day in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. The Ukraine officially declared itself independent from the Soviet Union on April 24, 1991. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
August 24, 2017 - 6:28 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — On the 26th anniversary of Ukraine's independence from Moscow, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sharply criticized Russia as an international menace and said the Trump administration will not accept Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region. After attending a raucous and...
Read More
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center, attends a military parade to celebrate independence day in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. The Ukraine officially declared itself independent from the Soviet Union on April 24, 1991. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
August 24, 2017 - 6:23 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is accusing Russia of trying to redraw international borders by force. He is telling Ukrainian leaders Washington won't accept Moscow's takeover of Ukraine's Crimea region. Mattis was in Kiev Thursday to meet President Petro Poroshenko and...
Read More
President Donald Trump speaks at the National Convention of the American Legion, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 24, 2017 - 4:18 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Within a 24-hour span, President Donald Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which he called for national unity and love. The about-face seemed to reflect the president's real-time internal debate between calls...
Read More
President Donald Trump speaks at the National Convention of the American Legion, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 24, 2017 - 4:16 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — President Donald Trump can shift dramatically in tone from one speech to the next. Within a 24-hour span, Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which he called for national unity and love. The about-face seemed to...
Read More
FILE - In this June 6, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. listens as President Donald Trump, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The rift between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to have lasting consequences on the GOP legislative agenda and Republicans' re-election prospects. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 24, 2017 - 4:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can't enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump's help. It's simple, and still so complicated. The strangest bedfellows in Washington are locked in an increasingly public and...
Read More
President Donald Trump speaks at the National Convention of the American Legion, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 24, 2017 - 4:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 10:30 p.m. President Donald Trump called for patriotism and national healing as he praised veterans at an American Legion conference in Nevada Wednesday. Trump called the veterans an "example of strength, courage and resolve...
Read More

Pages