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State Department: Russian Claims Against Americans 'Absurd'

State Department: Russian Claims Against Americans 'Absurd'

The White House and the State Department are at odds over Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to allow the U.S. access to Russians accused of election meddling in return for interviews of Americans accused...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 08:17 PM PDT

Frustrated US Lawmakers Threaten Action on Trump's Tariffs

Frustrated US Lawmakers Threaten Action on Trump's Tariffs

Lawmakers are losing patience with the Trump administration's reliance on tariffs to win trade disputes and are talking increasingly about legislative action to protect U.S. jobs. A senior Republican senator...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 12:21 PM PDT

First Family Mourns Fallen Secret Service Agent

First Family Mourns Fallen Secret Service Agent

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects Wednesday to the family of a Secret Service agent who died in Scotland while supporting their overseas trip. Special Agent Nole E. Remagen...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 12:10 PM PDT

Trump's Diagnosis for Critics: 'Trump Derangement Syndrome'

Trump's Diagnosis for Critics: 'Trump Derangement Syndrome'

President Donald Trump and his supporters have a new buzz phrase to diagnose his critics: "Trump Derangement Syndrome." The term is supposed to describe voters who are so angry and opposed to the U.S. president...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 12:13 PM PDT

Did Trump Deny Russia Is Still Targeting US? New Dispute Over ‘No’

Did Trump Deny Russia Is Still Targeting US? New Dispute Over ‘No’

Asked at the White House if Russia is still targeting the United States, President Donald Trump appeared to say “no.” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said later that Trump was...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 12:46 PM PDT

Kavanaugh Said He’d Overturn Independent Counsel Precedent

Kavanaugh Said He’d Overturn Independent Counsel Precedent

Two years before President Donald Trump nominated him to a seat on the Supreme Court, federal appeals courts Judge Brett Kavanaugh said he believes the legal precedent that allows for independent counsels to...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 05:36 PM PDT

WH Denies Trump Said Russia Isn't Still Targeting US

WH Denies Trump Said Russia Isn't Still Targeting US

President Donald Trump spent a second day Wednesday managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 10:07 AM PDT

Covert Russian Agent Maria Butina Arrested: AP Explains

Covert Russian Agent Maria Butina Arrested: AP Explains

A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations, federal prosecutors charged Monday.

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 03:50 PM PDT

Siberian Gun Lover's Path to Allegedly Gathering Info on NRA

Siberian Gun Lover's Path to Allegedly Gathering Info on NRA

By her early 20s, Maria Butina appeared to have a budding political career and a mini furniture empire in her remote Siberian hometown. Then she abandoned both to pursue her passion for gun rights — and,...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 01:40 PM PDT

Air Force One Getting Red, White and Blue Makeover: Trump

Air Force One Getting Red, White and Blue Makeover: Trump

Air Force One is getting a patriotic makeover, President Donald Trump says. The familiar baby blue color on the presidential aircraft will give way to a red-white-and-blue color scheme on updated models that...

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