Executive branch

April 25, 2019 - 9:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — A leading candidate for Germany's left-leaning Greens said Thursday that his party won't back any candidate for president of the European Union's executive branch who relies on support from the far right. Populist and far-right parties critical of the EU are expected to make gains in...
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President Donald Trump waves after talking to reporters as he leaves the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, for a trip to Atlanta with first lady Melania Trump to participate an opioids summit. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 24, 2019 - 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just say no. As House Democrats ramp up their post-Mueller investigations into President Donald Trump, his strategy for responding is simple: Resist on every legal front. The administration is straining to hold off congressional investigators, including their efforts to obtain the...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller's report, with redactions, as released on Thursday, April 18, 2019, is photographed in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
April 18, 2019 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller's report suggests that the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee may have shared information with the White House after a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, W. Samuel Patten leaves the federal court in Washington, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Washington political consultant initially entangled in the Russia investigation was sentenced to three years of probation for illegal lobbying and skirting the ban on foreign donations to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 12, 2019 - 10:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington political consultant initially entangled in the Russia investigation was sentenced Friday to three years of probation for illegal lobbying and skirting the ban on foreign donations to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee. W. Samuel Patten and prosecutors had...
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President Donald Trump holds up his fist as he finishes his speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual leadership meeting, Saturday April 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 08, 2019 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump looks to reshape the executive branch, he's avoiding the words "you're hired." Trump's choice of Kevin McAleenan as acting replacement for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spotlights the president's increasing reliance on a once-obscure...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff leaves Trump Tower, in New York. The House Intelligence Committee wants to interview Wolkoff, a key planner of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a person familiar with the request tells The Associated Press. Federal prosecutors are investigating, among other things, whether foreigners illegally contributed to the inaugural events. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 03, 2019 - 8:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee wants to interview — and has requested records from — a key planner of President Donald Trump's inauguration, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday, adding to a growing list of inquiries into the funding of the celebratory events. The...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., pauses during a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Paul is drawing on the star power of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a new ally backing President Donald Trump’s efforts to withdraw U.S. troops from the war in Syria. The new Democratic congresswoman is among a dozen lawmakers signing on to a bipartisan letter to Trump in support of his “deliberate withdrawal” from the country’s war. Paul told reporters Wednesday it’s a continuation of “the bipartisan movement in Congress to snatch back power” from the executive branch when it comes to war authority. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
April 03, 2019 - 11:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — He's a libertarian-leaning Republican. She's the popular House freshman of the liberal Democratic vanguard. Yet in this time of polarized politics, Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have found common ground on Syria. She is among a dozen lawmakers signing on to a...
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A pro-Brexit leave the European Union supporter takes part in a protest outside the House of Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says he wants to limit any Brexit deadline extension to a few months at best, fearing it will take over the whole European election campaign. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
March 14, 2019 - 1:30 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:10 p.m. The European Commission is warning Britain's Parliament that voting against Brexit happening without a withdrawal deal in place isn't enough and lawmakers must approve the deal, too. An official from the EU's executive...
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March 13, 2019 - 2:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke didn't engage in illegal political activity when he went to Pennsylvania about a year ago to announce federal grants shortly before a special House election. The Office of Special Counsel released its finding this...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017 file photo, Jessie Liu, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he’d nominate Jessie Liu to be the associate attorney general. She currently serves as the U.S. attorney in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 06, 2019 - 1:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nomination of Jessie Liu for the third-highest spot in the Justice Department creates a vacancy that could allow Trump to name the person who will oversee the most politically charged cases in Washington, including those stemming from special counsel...
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