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Trump seeks mileage for tax cuts at truck company appearance

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump played up the benefits of his tax cuts on Monday's tax filing day in a state where he's aiming to turn a narrow defeat in the 2016 presidential race into a victory in his re-election bid next year.

Apr. 15, 2019 4:59 PM EDT
Fate of Venezuelans in US has Trump priorities in conflict

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the themes President Donald Trump is expected to hammer during his campaign for re-election are at odds as his administration considers whether to offer new deportation protections to tens of thousands of Venezuelans in the U.

Mar. 13, 2019 6:47 PM EDT
Heather Nauert likely to be quizzed on her diplomatic resume

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to be America's top ambassador at the United Nations is likely to face questions about her thin diplomatic resume during an upcoming Senate confirmation hearing that will shine fresh attention on the president's "America first" approach to foreign policy.

Dec. 7, 2018 5:35 PM EST
Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections.

Oct. 20, 2018 1:14 AM EDT
Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections.

Oct. 19, 2018 11:05 PM EDT
FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in US

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that Russia continues to use fake news, propaganda and covert operations to "spin up" Americans on both sides of hot-button issues to sow discord in the United States.

Jul. 19, 2018 1:37 AM EDT
US officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials sought Wednesday to underscore for lawmakers the threat Russia posed to the 2016 vote for the White House, outlining efforts to hack into election systems in 21 states and to fill the internet with misinformation during a divisive campaign season.

Jun. 21, 2017 9:32 PM EDT
Senate asks Trump associates for details on Russian contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee investigating Moscow's interference in last year's election has asked several of President Donald Trump's associates to turn over information about possible contacts with Russian officials or businessmen.

May. 5, 2017 3:02 PM EDT
FBI, NSA directors in closed session with House intel panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The directors of the FBI and National Security Agency have met for more than two hours behind closed doors with members of a House committee investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election.

May. 4, 2017 4:17 PM EDT
Trump recycles campaign fodder to distract from Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks on the defensive, President Donald Trump has stepped up his efforts to dispute and downplay revelations stemming from the investigations into the Kremlin's interference in last year's election and possible Russian ties to his campaign associates.

Apr. 3, 2017 12:24 PM EDT
House Intel chair: Trump-Russia ties can't become witch hunt

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes said Monday that Congress should not begin a McCarthy-style investigation based on news reports that a few Americans with ties to President Donald Trump had contacted Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Feb. 27, 2017 1:54 PM EST
Trump's CIA pick is conservative Kansas congressman

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's choice for CIA director is Mike Pompeo, a hard-line Republican congressman from Kansas who heavily criticized the Iran deal, blasted Hillary Clinton over the attack on a U.

Nov. 19, 2016 7:53 AM EST
Trump taps hard-liner, Iran nuke deal foe for CIA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump's pick to be director of the CIA, is a hard-line Republican congressman who shares the president-elect's pugnacious worldview and, like Trump, spent years as a businessman before becoming a politician.

Nov. 18, 2016 4:15 PM EST
WHY IT MATTERS: Homegrown Extremism

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE : Radical Islamic militancy that has sustained itself for decades overseas has inspired a series of attacks on U.

Oct. 22, 2016 2:29 AM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: Homegrown Extremism

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Radical Islamic militancy that has sustained itself for decades overseas has inspired a series of attacks on U.

Oct. 10, 2016 11:07 PM EDT
Democratic Party's computers breached by Russian hackers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sophisticated hackers linked to Russian intelligence services broke into the Democratic National Committee's computer networks and gained access to confidential emails, chats and opposition research on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, people familiar with the breach said Tuesday.

Jun. 14, 2016 3:22 PM EDT
Correction: Campaign 2016-Foreign Hacking story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 18 about possible foreign hacking into presidential campaigns, The Associated Press used the wrong configuration for the name of the chief executive officer of PKWARE.

May. 23, 2016 11:29 AM EDT