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
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
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
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
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
Clinton sees Trump ties to 'alt-right' dystopian ideology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is ready to call out Donald Trump and his advisers for embracing a "disturbing alt-right" political philosophy that her campaign says presents "a divisive and dystopian view of America.

Aug. 25, 2016 3:46 AM EDT
Biden says Trump has 'no clue' about needs of middle class

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Leveling a blistering attack on Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden put on his rhetorical hat as "middle-class Joe" Wednesday and told Democratic delegates and millions of television viewers that the billionaire businessman "has no clue" about the needs of working-class people or what makes the nation great.

Jul. 27, 2016 10:19 PM EDT
First lady draws sharp portrait of Trump, without naming him

WASHINGTON (AP) — Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, first lady Michelle Obama stood before the Democratic convention on Monday and drew a sharp sketch of the Republican nominee that stood in harsh contrast to her gauzy portrait of Hillary Clinton as a woman who has looked out for children and the disadvantaged all her life.

Jul. 25, 2016 11:23 PM EDT
Obama: Allies 'rattled' by Trump; Trump blasts Obama

SHIMA, Japan (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that foreign leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world affairs.

May. 26, 2016 6:15 PM EDT