Saturday, August 19, 2017

Politics

In this April 29, 2017, file photo, Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist to President Donald Trump is seen in Harrisburg, Pa.

BY MATTHEW PENNINGTON and PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — White House adviser Steve Bannon isn’t alone in pondering America’s possibly generation-defining question about China’s emerging superpower status — but his ...
This July 8, 2017 photo shows members of the KKK escorted by police past a large group of protesters during a KKK rally in Charlottesville, Va.

In the wake of recent violence in Charlottesville, local governments around Florida are reevaluating their monuments to Confederate soldiers, and Southwest Florida is no exception. With the removal of a ...
In this Wednesday, June 28, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during an energy roundtable with tribal, state and local leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington.

BY | Lloyd Dunkelberger The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE……… As the Republican field running for governor grows, a top GOP strategist offered some advice Wednesday to candidates ...
In this July 27, 2017, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. is surrounded by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.

BY RICHARD LARDNER WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent Republican senator delivered a stinging rebuke Thursday of Donald Trump’s short time in office, declaring he has not shown the stability or ...
From left, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Defense Secretary James Mattis, shake hands "ASEAN style" at the start of a Security Consultative Committee meeting, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at the State Department in Washington.

BY MATTHEW PENNINGTON WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s diplomatic and defense chiefs sought Thursday to reinforce the threat of possible U.S. military action against North Korea after President Donald Trump’s top ...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens to a question during a news conference with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at the State Department in Washington.

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE and MATTHEW LEE BRIDGWATER, N.J. (AP) — The United States swiftly condemned Thursday’s deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona and offered assistance to authorities in Spain. President Donald ...
In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017, file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a town hall meeting, in Yarmouth, Maine.

BY PATRICK WHITTLE PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Taking down statues of Confederate figures is “just like” removing a monument to victims of the 9/11 attacks, Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday, ...
U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, left, chats with President Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.

BY CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG BEIJING (AP) — A military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be “horrific” but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability ...
In this May 4, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.

BY STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT NEW YORK (AP) — One after another, the nation’s most powerful Republicans responded to President Donald Trump’s extraordinary remarks about white supremacists. Yet few ...
In this Aug. 15, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump points to members of the media as he answers questions in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York.

BY JULIE BYKOWICZ and JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON (AP) — With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump abruptly abolished two of his White House business councils, an attempt to manage his ...
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