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Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 06:35 PM EDT

McConnell Withdraws Trump Judicial Pick Minutes Before Vote

McConnell Withdraws Trump Judicial Pick Minutes Before Vote

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday abruptly withdrew one of President Donald Trump's appellate court nominees when it became apparent he did not have enough support to pass. The decision came...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 06:45 PM EDT

Trump Admin. Seeks Endangered Species Rule Changes

Trump Admin. Seeks Endangered Species Rule Changes

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm. Adminis...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 06:01 PM EDT

Trump Promotes Job Training as Employers Search for Workers

Trump Promotes Job Training as Employers Search for Workers

Promoting a robust economy, President Donald Trump pressed U.S. companies and trade associations on Thursday to enhance their job training programs as employers search for qualified skilled workers to fill...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 03:03 PM EDT

Trump Lays Into the Federal Reserve, Says He's 'Not Thrilled' About Interest Rate Hikes

Trump Lays Into the Federal Reserve, Says He's 'Not Thrilled' About Interest Rate Hikes

In a stinging and historically rare criticism, President Donald Trump expressed frustration with the Federal Reserve and said the central bank could disrupt the economic recovery. Presidents rarely intercede...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 03:08 PM EDT

Trump Calls Biden 'Dream' 2020 Democratic Opponent

Trump Calls Biden 'Dream' 2020 Democratic Opponent

So which Democrat would President Donald Trump most like to run against in 2020? He says it's Joe Biden. Trump tells CBS News in an interview broadcast Thursday that "I dream about Biden." Biden, who was vice...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 07:04 PM EDT

White House Invites Putin to Washington for Fall Meeting

White House Invites Putin to Washington for Fall Meeting

Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Cleanup from the first...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 11:46 AM EDT

Mueller's Investigation Not a Witch Hunt, Spicer Says

Mueller's Investigation Not a Witch Hunt, Spicer Says

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said during an interview with “Today” on Thursday that he doesn’t believe Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential Russian meddling in the 2016...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 04:48 PM EDT

Coats Says He Wishes Trump Hadn't Met Alone With Putin

Coats Says He Wishes Trump Hadn't Met Alone With Putin

Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, said Thursday he wished President Donald Trump had not met alone with Vladimir Putin of Russia. In an extraordinary acknowledgement, the nation's spy chief said...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 11:02 AM EDT

EU Preparing to Hit Back If US Puts Tariffs on Car Imports

EU Preparing to Hit Back If US Puts Tariffs on Car Imports

The European Union says it is already preparing measures to retaliate against the United States if President Donald Trump puts tariffs on imported cars and auto parts. The auto industry is a big employer and...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 07:58 AM EDT

Putin Chides Trump's Opponents, Calls Summit a Success

Putin Chides Trump's Opponents, Calls Summit a Success

Russian President Vladimir Putin called his first summit with President Donald Trump a success — but warned Thursday that Trump's opponents in the U.S. are hampering any progress on what they discussed, such as...

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