Category: Primary

Democrats OK limiting party leaders’ role in picking nominee
Post

Democrats OK limiting party leaders’ role in picking nominee

By BILL BARROW and SARA BURNETT, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — After two years of sometimes ugly public fighting, Democratic Party leaders on Saturday voted to limit their own high-profile roles in choosing presidential nominees, giving even more weight to the outcome of state primaries and caucuses. The debate over the influence of party insiders...

Lethal injection or gas? Alabama’s death row gets to choose
Post

Lethal injection or gas? Alabama’s death row gets to choose

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some say inhaling nitrogen gas would be like dying on a plane that depressurizes in flight, swiftly killing all aboard. Now more than a quarter of Alabama’s death row inmates have signed statements saying they would prefer that gas over lethal injection or the electric chair...

Jones: Hit pause button on Kavanaugh confirmation hearings
Post

Jones: Hit pause button on Kavanaugh confirmation hearings

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama on Friday repeated his call to hit the “pause button” on confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in order to review his voluminous record. The Alabama Democrat said his chief concern was having time to...

Daily News Digest – August 24, 2018
Post

Daily News Digest – August 24, 2018

August 24, 2018. 1. Trump-Sessions feud returns.  This was predictable, I suppose. President Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions over Sessions not taking control of the cases that are causing the president problems right how. He got pretty personal when he asked a Fox News host of Sessions, “what kind of man...

New IRS rule on deductions hits some high-tax states hard
Post

New IRS rule on deductions hits some high-tax states hard

By GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — New rules unveiled by the IRS undermine some states’ attempts to help residents keep a version of a popular federal income tax deduction. Last year’s Republican tax overhaul put a $10,000 cap on deductions for state and local income taxes, which could affect some high-earners in...

AP-NORC Poll: Trump gets low marks, except on the economy
Post

AP-NORC Poll: Trump gets low marks, except on the economy

By HANNAH FINGERHUT, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump continues to receive poor marks from a majority of Americans on his overall job performance, even as he enjoys relatively good assessments of his handling of the economy. A new poll released Friday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 60 percent...

A president who demands loyalty finds it fleeting in DC
Post

A president who demands loyalty finds it fleeting in DC

By KEN THOMAS and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Et tu, Michael Cohen? Loyalty has long been a core value for President Donald Trump. But he’s learning the hard way that in politics, it doesn’t always last. Cohen, the president’s former personal attorney, this week implicated the president in a stunning plea deal. Days...

Trump escalates feud with Sessions
Post

Trump escalates feud with Sessions

By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his long-running feud with Attorney General Jeff Sessions Friday, calling on him to probe a litany of recurring complaints against those investigating his administration and Democrats. Responding to Sessions’ declaration that he would not be influenced by politics, Trump tweeted that...

Powell could tackle key issues in high-profile speech Friday
Post

Powell could tackle key issues in high-profile speech Friday

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will not lack for urgent topics to address when he gives the keynote speech Friday to an annual gathering of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Fed watchers will be listening for anything Powell has to say about financial turmoil in...

AP: National Enquirer had safe with damaging Trump stories
Post

AP: National Enquirer had safe with damaging Trump stories

By JEFF HORWITZ, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Enquirer kept a safe containing documents on hush-money payments and other damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Donald Trump leading up to 2016 presidential election, people familiar with the arrangement told The Associated Press. The detail comes as several media outlets...