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Trump wants Pentagon to review impeachment witness’ conduct

By AAMER MADHANI | February 11, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that the Pentagon should review the conduct of a former White House national security aide who played a central role in the Democrats' impeachment case and potentially consider disciplinary...

Fox News has best ratings since Trump election, inauguration

By DAVID BAUDER | February 11, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The week President Donald Trump was acquitted in his impeachment trial was Fox News Channel's best in the ratings since the weeks he was elected and inaugurated.The Nielsen company said Fox News averaged 4.27 million viewers in prime...

Trump plunges into New Hampshire race, aiming to rattle Dems

By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE | February 11, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Eager to put on a show of force in a general election battleground state, President Donald Trump tried to rattle Democrats on Monday with a rally in New Hampshire on the eve of the state's first-in-the-nation primaries.Trump,...

Ukrainian leader seeks more independence, fires top aide

February 11, 2020

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president dismissed his chief of staff on Tuesday in a sign of intensifying rivalries in his entourage and a possible move to distance himself from a powerful billionaire.President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's administration...

Barr: Justice Dept. is collecting Ukraine info from Giuliani

By MICHAEL BALSAMO | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said Monday the Justice Department is taking information that President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is gathering in Ukraine about the president’s Democratic rival Joe Biden and his...

Trump, Manchin trading barbs as impeachment feud boils over

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE | February 10, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A post-impeachment spat between President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has sunk to name-calling and insults.The moderate Democrat took to cable news Monday to hurl barbs at the president after a weekend of back-and-forth...

Trump’s $4.8 trillion budget proposal revisits rejected cuts

By ANDREW TAYLOR | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.8 trillion election year budget plan on Monday that recycles deep, previously rejected cuts to domestic programs like food stamps, Medicaid, and housing as the recipe for wrestling the federal budget...

Melania Trump asks governors’ spouses to tackle cyberassault

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump on Monday cited the influence of “Achy Breaky Heart” singer Billy Ray Cyrus as she asked spouses of the nation's governors to address cyberassault in their states.“I know the many issues associated with online safety...

Schumer wants to protect whistleblowers amid Trump payback

By LISA MASCARO | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the nation's 74 inspectors general to protect government whistleblowers amid President Donald Trump’s ouster of key government officials in the impeachment probe.In a letter Monday...

Graham: DOJ has process to review Giuliani’s Ukraine info

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | February 9, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, a close ally of President Donald Trump, said Sunday that the Justice Department has established a way to review information gathered in Ukraine by Trump personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani,...

West Virginia Democrat fires back at Trump criticism

By JOHN RABY | February 9, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has fired back at President Donald Trump’s criticism of the West Virginia Democrat for voting guilty on two articles of impeachment. Manchin says he — not Trump — has fought tirelessly for his constituents.Manchin...

‘SNL’ takes aim at New Hampshire primary in opening skit

February 9, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” cast aside the impeachment vote for a cold open with the Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire.Former cast members Jason Sudeikis and Rachel Dratch returned Saturday to play Joe Biden and Amy Klobuchar...