Category: Primary

Kavanaugh: Once questioned Watergate tapes decision
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Kavanaugh: Once questioned Watergate tapes decision

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes, leading to the end of his presidency, may have been wrongly decided. Kavanaugh was taking part in a roundtable discussion...

After a week of walkbacks, Trump returns to Russia doubting
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After a week of walkbacks, Trump returns to Russia doubting

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Capping a week of drama, back tracking, a double negative and blistering statements from allies about his attitude toward Russian election interference, President Donald Trump on Sunday was back to referring to “a big hoax.” Trump spent days trying to reassure the country that he accepts that the...

Red snapper season ending 6 weeks early in Alabama
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Red snapper season ending 6 weeks early in Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s recreational fishing season for red snapper will close in territorial waters six weeks earlier than usual. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division said the season officially closes at 11:59 p.m. Sunday. The planned closing date was Sept. 3. News outlets report the quota of 984,291...

Lawmakers reject Trump claim that records confirm misconduct
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Lawmakers reject Trump claim that records confirm misconduct

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Sunday that newly released documents relating to the wiretapping of his onetime campaign adviser Carter Page “confirm with little doubt” that intelligence agencies misled the courts that approved the warrant. But lawmakers from both parties say the documents don’t show wrongdoing. The documents have been at the...

Alabama’s back-to-school tax free weekend runs through Sunday
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Alabama’s back-to-school tax free weekend runs through Sunday

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s back-to-school state sales tax free weekend is underway and covers everything from clothes and shoes to computers and crayons. And that’s not all. According to the Alabama Department of Revenue, the exemption also covers diapers. Al.com reports diapers are included under the clothing provision, which also covers belts, hats, jackets,...

Trump finds it ‘inconceivable’ lawyer would tape a client
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Trump finds it ‘inconceivable’ lawyer would tape a client

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump said Saturday he finds it “inconceivable” that a lawyer would tape a client, as the president weighed in after the disclosure that in the weeks before the 2016 election, his then-personal attorney secretly recorded their discussion about a potential payment for a former Playboy model’s...

Trump heightens tariff threat in trade war with China
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Trump heightens tariff threat in trade war with China

By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday escalated his threats to punish China for its trade policies, warning anew that he’s prepared to impose tariffs on all Chinese imports and arguing that Beijing has manipulated its currency at the expense of the United States. In a taped interview with...

Japan’s Abe: US auto tariffs will cost US jobs, harm economy
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Japan’s Abe: US auto tariffs will cost US jobs, harm economy

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned the U.S. on Friday that higher tariffs on auto imports would backfire and harm not only America’s jobs and economy but also devastate the global economy. Abe told a news conference marking the end of a Diet session that Japan’s auto and...

Trump slams rate increases by independent Federal Reserve
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Trump slams rate increases by independent Federal Reserve

By ZEKE MILLER, JOSH BOAK and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday cast aside concerns about the Federal Reserve’s independence, saying he was “not happy” with the Fed’s recent interest rate increases. Trump told CNBC in an interview: “I don’t like all of this work that we’re putting into the...