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Trump blasts ex-advisers who say he tried to stop Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after celebrating the release of the Mueller report as "a good day," President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone Friday, unleashing tweets saying claims in the report by former administration officials that he tried numerous times to stop or influence the probe were "total bullshit.

Apr. 19, 2019 10:30 AM EDT
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a year.

Aug. 26, 2018 12:32 AM EDT
Trump heartily endorses Moore as GOP comes to grips with him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gave embattled GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore a vigorous formal endorsement Monday, looking past allegations of sexual misconduct with Alabama teenagers as Republican leaders in Washington, once appalled by Moore's candidacy, began to come to grips with the ever-clearer possibility of his victory.

Dec. 4, 2017 9:59 PM EST
Special counsel abruptly named to probe Trump-Russia ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump's campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House.

May. 18, 2017 7:46 AM EDT
Correction: Campaign 2016-Undecided Voters story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a Nov. 4, 2016, story about undecided voters in the U.S. presidential election, The Associated Press, citing information provided by New York comedian Dan Nainan, erroneously reported his age.

Jan. 12, 2017 11:30 AM EST
Analysis: Appointments signal national security hard line

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't just talk.If there was any doubt about whether Donald Trump meant business with his hard-line campaign pronouncements on immigration, race, terrorism and more, the president-elect went a long way to dispel them Friday with his first appointments to his national security team and at the Justice Department.

Nov. 19, 2016 7:27 AM EST
Founding Fathers distrusted popular vote to pick a president

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fact that Hillary Clinton most likely won the U.S. popular vote but won't be president has some people wondering, "Wait, why do we do it this way?"Thank — or blame — the Founding Fathers for creating the possibility of a so-called "divergent election" when they set up the Electoral College.

Nov. 11, 2016 4:09 AM EST
2016 results put new focus on Electoral College

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fact that Hillary Clinton most likely won the U.S. popular vote but won't be president has some people wondering, "Wait, why do we do it this way?"Thank — or blame — the Founding Fathers for creating the possibility of a so-called "divergent election" when they set up the Electoral College.

Nov. 10, 2016 9:31 PM EST
Trump rides chutzpah to victory in presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — He felt it in the breeze.Nearing the end of his long, improbable journey to victory in the presidential race, Donald Trump, the candidate of so much tumult and bluster, waxed nostalgic about how he got there.

Nov. 9, 2016 2:55 AM EST
WATCHING TUESDAY: It all comes down to math

WASHINGTON (AP) — Your parents were right: Math really does matter.After all of the tumult and tedium of a long, ugly presidential campaign, Election Day is all about which candidate can win enough states to get to 270 electoral votes.

Nov. 5, 2016 10:24 AM EDT
Correction: Campaign 2016-How It Happens story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Election Day, The Associated Press reported erroneously that people in Colorado, Oregon and Washington have no choice but to vote by mail.

Oct. 31, 2016 5:34 PM EDT
VIEWERS' GUIDE: Mind games, closing arguments in Round 3

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was barely three weeks ago that Donald Trump opened the first presidential debate by asking, with faux deference, if it was OK to refer to his opponent as "Secretary Clinton.

Oct. 19, 2016 4:55 PM EDT

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