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Trump: Liberation from 'Obamacare nightmare' is close

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Celebrating a slim but symbolic health-care win in Washington, President Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio that the nation was one step closer to liberation from the "Obamacare nightmare.

Jul. 26, 2017 5:59 AM EDT
Trump: Nation closer to liberation from 'Obamacare'

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Celebrating a slim but symbolic health-care win in Washington, President Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio on Tuesday night that the nation was one step closer to liberation from the "Obamacare nightmare.

Jul. 26, 2017 12:57 AM EDT
Top Trump aide exiting: First shoe to drop in wider shuffle?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top communications aide to President Donald Trump is exiting the White House as the embattled president considers a broader shake-up amid rising anxiety over investigations into his campaign's contacts with Russia.

May. 30, 2017 9:23 PM EDT
Trump moves to get more conservatives on federal bench

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday named 10 judges and other law professionals it plans to nominate for key posts as President Donald Trump works to place more conservatives on the nation's federal courts.

May. 8, 2017 9:37 PM EDT
White House staff told to preserve Russia-related materials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House counsel's office has instructed the president's aides to preserve materials that could be connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues, three administration officials said Wednesday.

Mar. 1, 2017 5:50 PM EST
Trump narrows down Supreme Court nominee list to 3

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has narrowed his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy to three judges and said he expects to make his decision in the coming days.

Jan. 24, 2017 6:11 PM EST
Trump win could give Israel freer hand with Palestinians

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's presidential victory has dimmed hopes for reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and analysts say Israel may be given carte blanche from his administration.

Nov. 23, 2016 8:17 PM EST
Correction: Trump-Transition Team-News Guide story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 14 about President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Michael Meese is a former chief operating officer of American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association.

Nov. 14, 2016 12:24 PM EST
Trump relies on Washington insiders to build administration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump elicited wild cheers on the campaign trail by pledging to "drain the swamp" in Washington, but the president-elect's transition team is populated largely with creatures of the capital, including former federal bureaucrats, think-tank academics, corporate lawyers and special-interest lobbyists.

Nov. 12, 2016 1:35 PM EST
On Syria, Democrats look to deflect the conversation

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his speech at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump made six references to the conflict in Syria, pointing to the war-ravaged nation as a source of much of the world's turmoil, particularly immigration and extremism.

Aug. 29, 2016 6:56 AM EDT
Trump's "rigged" claim challenges US democratic system

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Donald Trump cried foul over what he describes as a "rigged" electoral system, his loosely defined claims challenged the essence of America's democratic process and more than 200 years of peaceful transfers of power from one president to the next.

Aug. 3, 2016 5:50 PM EDT
FBI investigates DNC hacking; Clinton campaign blames Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI said Monday it is investigating how thousands of Democratic National Committee emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton's campaign maintains was committed by Russia to benefit Donald Trump.

Jul. 25, 2016 3:10 PM EDT
Shock, condemnation after Trump questions NATO commitments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarm and condemnation erupted Thursday from European capitals, the White House and leaders of Donald Trump's own party after the Republican presidential nominee suggested the United States might abandon its NATO military commitments if he were elected president.

Jul. 21, 2016 5:36 PM EDT
Rubio builds momentum, Cruz campaign shows signs of struggle

ELKO, Nevada (AP) — Marco Rubio amassed increasing support for his candidacy while Ted Cruz's campaign showed signs of struggle as Republican presidential candidates crisscrossed Nevada on Monday on the final day of campaigning ahead of the state's GOP caucuses.

Feb. 23, 2016 2:16 AM EST
Rubio builds momentum, Cruz campaign shows signs of struggle

ELKO, Nevada (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio amassed increasing support in his effort to establish himself as the main challenger to front-runner Donald Trump as Republican presidential candidates crisscrossed Nevada Monday on the final day of campaigning ahead of the Western state's caucuses.

Feb. 22, 2016 8:40 PM EST
Mike Huckabee ends his 2nd bid for president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Huckabee ended his second campaign for the White House on Monday amid a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses that he won in his first bid eight years ago.

Feb. 1, 2016 10:53 PM EST
Trump strikes back at Cruz as Bush lands key endorsement

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — With two weeks to go until Iowans head to the polls in the first vote of the 2016 primary season, Republican front-runner Donald Trump ramped up his attacks against rival Ted Cruz on Friday, while Jeb Bush scored a key endorsement for his White House bid.

Jan. 15, 2016 8:42 PM EST
Trump strikes again at Cruz over 'New York values' remark

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican front-runner Donald Trump ramped up his attack of rival Ted Cruz Friday, calling him "strident" and labeling his remarks about "New York values" in the Republican debate "disgraceful.

Jan. 15, 2016 10:16 AM EST