Politics

Health care, immigration dominate California governor race

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — No topic has dominated California‘s governor race like President Donald Trump. The Republicans want to be like him; the Democrats want to oppose him. But whoever wins will face a long list of challenges from housing and homelessness to health care. Here‘s a look at some of the debates that have […]

State attorney general races gain attention in Trump era

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated Press DENVER — The top priority for Democrats pushing back against President Donald Trump is gaining control of at least one branch of Congress this year, but they‘re also focused on a pivotal seat lower on the ballot — state attorney general. The top state law enforcement position comes with a political weapon […]

AP FACT CHECK: Fabrications of Trump and his critics

By HOPE YEN and CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump fabricated history when it came to assessing the 2016 election, his achievements on the opioid epidemic and a congressman‘s voting record on taxes. Critics of his immigration policy got it wrong when they accused the Trump administration of taking 1,500 immigrant children from their parents and losing […]

Kasich attacks GOP for not opposing Trump on tariffs, DACA

WASHINGTON — Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich is pushing Republican leadership to stand up to President Donald Trump on tariffs and immigration. In a segment of an interview with CBS‘ “Face the Nation” released Saturday night, Kasich says he is “shocked” that Republican lawmakers feel “they have to ask permission from the president to do anything.” Kasich urged Republicans in […]

Gavin Newsom Is Helping His Republican Rival. Now Other Democrats Are Crying Foul.

Gavin Newsom is doing something odd. California’s lieutenant governor, the Democratic front-runner in this year’s race for governor, looks like he’s trying to help GOP rival John Cox by trumpeting from President . Newsom, and a , have blanketed the airwaves with attacks against Republican John Cox that would sound an awful lot like an endorsement if a Republican campaign were airing […]

Trump‘s Lawyers Argue It‘s Not Possible For The President To Obstruct Justice

Lawyers for President have argued for months that because he is president, it is not possible for their client to have obstructed special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to a confidential letter sent to Mueller and . The lawyers stated that Trump also cannot be compelled to testify in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, arguing that Muller […]

Trump Leaked Sensitive Info From The May Jobs Report, And That‘s A Big Effing Problem

A president who is obsessed with stopping leaks leaked extremely sensitive economic information about May’s Friday morning, over an hour before the report was officially released. “Looking forward to seeing the employment numbers at 8:30 this morning,” President tweeted at 7:21 a.m., hinting the numbers would be favorable. Not only is that an hour before the report’s release, it’s a full […]