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Trump cancels summit, citing ‘open hostility’ by North Korea

Updated on  May 24, 2018 at 9:06 am
In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump today canceled next month’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, citing the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent statement by the North. Read More

North Korea slams Pence as summit with Trump grows shakier

Updated on  May 24, 2018 at 6:39 am
North Korea has lobbed another verbal salvo at Washington ahead of an increasingly embattled plan for its leader, Kim Jong Un, and President Donald Trump to meet next month, calling Vice President Mike Pence a “political dummy” and saying it is just as ready to meet in a nuclear confrontation as at the negotiating table. Read More

5 House candidates share their views in forum

Updated on  May 23, 2018 at 10:25 pm
While they may have different points of view, the five candidates vying for the U.S. House seat in Congress agreed on most issues during a candidate forum luncheon hosted by the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii in downtown Honolulu Wednesday. Read More

Trump launches probe into auto imports, possible tariffs

Updated on  May 23, 2018 at 3:32 pm
The Trump administration today launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States. Read More

Trump seethes over Russia probe, calls for end to ‘SPYGATE’

Updated on  May 23, 2018 at 11:49 am
At issue are reports that a longtime U.S. government informant approached members of Trump’s campaign in a possible bid to glean intelligence on Russian efforts to sway the election. Read More

A first for Georgia: Democrats pick black woman for governor

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 8:13 pm
Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking office. Read More

Congress moves to dismantle key post-crisis bank rules

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 12:25 pm
Congress moved today to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. Read More

Trump, Moon try to keep North Korea summit on track amid doubts

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 7:12 pm
President Donald Trump labored with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in today to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track after Trump abruptly cast doubt that the June 12 meeting would come off. Setting the stakes sky high, Moon said, “The fate and the future of the Korean Peninsula hinge” on the meeting. Read More

FBI, Justice Department to ‘review’ classified info sought by lawmakers

Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 7:20 pm
Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced today that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and “review” highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the probe. Read More

Trump praises new CIA director

Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 9:15 am
President Donald Trump praised new CIA Director Gina Haspel at her swearing-in ceremony today, saying there was “no one in this country better qualified” for the job. Read More

Trump to demand DOJ review claims of FBI spy on campaign

Updated on  May 20, 2018 at 7:15 pm
President Donald Trump said today that he will “demand” this week that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes and whether any demands or requests for such action originated with the Obama administration. Read More

Investigators finally get look at materials from Cohen raid

Updated on  May 20, 2018 at 12:05 pm
Criminal investigators are getting their first look at materials gathered from raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer as a process to separate items subject to attorney-client privilege appears to be meeting a judge’s demand that it occur speedily and efficiently. Read More

White House threatens firings after McCain remark gets out

Nearly a week after Kelly Sadler dismissed McCain’s opinion on Trump’s CIA nominee during a closed-door meeting by saying “he’s dying anyway,” a torrent of criticism has rained down on the White House. Read More

Trump defends ‘animals’ remark, says he’ll always use it

Updated on  May 17, 2018 at 4:29 pm
President Donald Trump today defended his use of the word “animals” to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally, saying he would continue to use the term to refer to violent gang members in spite of a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders. Read More

Gina Haspel confirmed as first female CIA director

Updated on  May 18, 2018 at 4:16 pm
The Senate confirmed Gina Haspel today as the first female director of the CIA following a difficult nomination process that reopened an emotional debate about brutal interrogation techniques in one of the darkest chapters in the spy agency’s history. Read More

Trump says ‘no folding’ in trade negotiations with China

President Donald Trump says there has been “no folding” in his trade negotiations with China, as he addresses his efforts to help a Chinese telecommunications company that violated U.S. sanctions. Read More

Trump disclosure of Cohen payment raises new legal questions

Updated on  May 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm
President Donald Trump revealed in his financial disclosure today that he reimbursed personal attorney Michael Cohen as much as $250,000 for unspecified “expenses,” with no mention of a $130,000 payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about a sexual tryst she said they had. Read More