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GOP hopes Alabama loss is wakeup call for Trump White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump managed to endorse two different losing candidates in the same Senate race, a setback that is highlighting an experience deficit within the White House political team.


Republicans criticize Mueller's probe, but want him to stay

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans ratcheted up criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling Wednesday, questioning whether there was bias on his team of lawyers but stopping short of calling for his firing or resignation.


Trump's Alabama evolution _ a tale told in tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump likes to trumpet his opinions on Twitter, even when they change dramatically. He put his presidential weight behind two different candidates for the U.S. Senate from Alabama, and both lost. A look at Trump's tweets over the course of the race:


Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump's fiery tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative tweet that claimed she'd begged him for campaign contributions and would "do anything" for them.


FBI agent removed from Russia probe called Trump an 'idiot'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign described him with insults like "idiot" and "loathsome human" in a series of text messages last year, according to copies of the messages released Tuesday.


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Trump congratulates Democrat Jones on 'hard fought' win in Alabama, says Republicans will have 'another shot' at seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump congratulates Democrat Jones on 'hard fought' win in Alabama, says Republicans will have 'another shot' at seat.


The Latest: Pelosi calls Trump tweet 'disgusting'

The Latest on President Donald Trump and allegations of sexual misconduct...


As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the days before he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and as he braced for the public revelation that he'd morphed from government target to government cooperator, Michael Flynn was reveling in the pleasures of a new grandchild, swapping cheerful observations about babies with a longtime friend and fellow grandfather.


Authorities say bomber mocked Trump before subway attack

NEW YORK (AP) — The Bangladeshi immigrant arrested in a botched suicide bombing in the New York subway mocked President Donald Trump on Facebook on his way to carry out the attack, writing "Trump you failed to protect your nation," authorities said Tuesday as they brought federal charges against him.


Trump to release national security strategy next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to unveil his first National Security Strategy next Monday.


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Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military, including additional spending on missile defense programs to counter North Korea's growing nuclear weapons threat.


As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family

WASHINGTON (AP) — People close to Michael Flynn are describing the emotional pressures he faced this past year as special counsel Robert Mueller closed in on him and also investigated his son.


Dems say Trump's tweets about Gillibrand sexist, crude

WASHINGTON (AP) — Plowing into the sexual harassment debate in a big way, President Donald Trump laced into Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that the New York Democrat would come to his office "begging" for campaign contributions and "do anything" to get them. Democrats accused the president of making unsavory insinuations.


Trump says accusations of sexual misconduct 'fabricated'

Trump lashed out on Twitter a day after three women who previously accused him of sexual harassment shared their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today."


Charge dropped for 'It's OK To Be White' commentator

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a breach of peace charge filed against a conservative commentator over a confrontation he had with protesters at the University of Connecticut as he prepared to give a speech titled "It's OK To Be White."


Journalists consider response to errors after Trump attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Some stinging mistakes in stories involving President Donald Trump have given him fresh ammunition in his battle against the media while raising questions about whether news organizations need to peel back the curtain on how they operate.


Tribes: Monument co-management proposal is slap in the face

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to drastically reduce and break up a national monument in Utah wasn't the only blow Native American tribes say they were dealt last week.


Firm denies Flynn inauguration texts about nuke reactor

WASHINGTON (AP) — A firm that once hired Michael Flynn denies he sent text messages during President Donald Trump's inauguration vowing that U.S. sanctions against Russia would be "ripped up" so a Russia-backed nuclear reactor in the Middle East could proceed.


Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress.


AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Moore and their odd orbit of claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The orbit of odd political claims stretched from Utah canyons to the looming Alabama Senate race to crazy-as-usual Washington in recent days.


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Cuomo: Remove firearms from domestic abusers in New York

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