President Donald Trump

Trump lashes out at NASCAR, Bubba Wallace over flag, rope

President Donald Trump is criticizing NASCAR for banning the Confederate flag at its races and is going after its only Black driver. After a weekend spent stoking division, Trump wrongly accused Bubba Wallace of perpetrating “a hoax” after one of his crew members discovered a rope shaped like a noose in a garage stall. Federal authorities ruled last month that…

Justices reject end to protections for young immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a stunning rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign. The outcome seems certain to elevate the issue in Trump’s campaign for reelection, given the anti-immigrant rhetoric of his first presidential run in 2016 and immigration restrictions…

Trump Signs Executive Order on Police Reform

President Donald Trump signs the coronavirus stimulus relief package, in the Oval Office at the White House, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump has signed an executive order on policing following weeks of national protests after the death of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The order is aimed at encouraging…

Sessions, Running for Senate, rejects Trump’s criticism

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Sessions is pushing back at President Donald Trump’s criticism, telling Trump that he was “damn fortunate” Sessions recused himself from the Russian investigation. Sessions responded pointedly on Twitter after Trump called Sessions untrustworthy and reiterated his endorsement of Sessions’ Republican primary rival for U.S. Senate, former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville. “Look, I know…

President Trump Deems Churches ‘Essential,’ Calls for Them to Reopen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he has deemed churches and other houses of worship “essential” and called on governors across the country to allow them to reopen this weekend, even as some parts of the nation remain under Coronavirus lockdown. “Today I’m identifying houses of worship — churches, synagogues and mosques — as essential places that…

Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Released from Prison to Serve Remaining Sentence on House Arrest

President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen was released from federal prison Thursday to serve the remainder of his sentence at home. Cohen has been serving a federal prison sentence at FCI Otisville in New York after pleading guilty to numerous charges, including campaign finance fraud and lying to Congress. Cohen arrived at his Manhattan apartment building…

Joe Biden Responds to Former Staffer’s Sexual Assault Allegation

FILE – (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has categorically denied allegations from a former Senate staffer that he sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s, saying “this never happened.” Biden’s first public remarks on the allegation by a former employee, Tara Reade, come at a critical moment for the presumptive Democratic nominee as he tries to relieve…

Trump Campaign Calls Sessions “Delusional” in Letter

Former U.S. Senator and former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. President Trump’s campaign has sent a letter to Jeff Sessions, his former attorney general now running to reclaim his U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, objecting to Sessions’ portrayal of himself as a Trump supporter in a campaign mailer. The March 31 letter sent by Michael Glassner, chief operating officer of…

Trump, Biden Easily Win Alabama in Presidential Primaries

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have easily won their party’s presidential primaries in Alabama. Trump had an insurmountable lead over the only other candidate on the GOP primary ballot, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld. And Biden carried the state on Super Tuesday after a weekend appearance for an event commemorating the 55th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday”…

Majority of House Votes to Impeach Trump

The U.S. House has impeached President Donald Trump on a charge he abused the power of his office to investigate a political rival ahead of the 2020 election. Trump becomes the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. A majority of the House then approve the second charge, obstruction of Congress. Democrats control the House, and the voting was…