Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Donald Trump

In this June 16, 2014, file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks onstage for the launch of the new Amazon Fire Phone, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

BY CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump attacked The Washington Post and Amazon on Twitter Wednesday, arguing that the online retailer was not paying “internet taxes.” Trump stated on Twitter Wednesday: “The #AmazonWashingtonPost, sometimes referred to as the ...
President Donald Trump is seen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 19, 2017.

BY | Jim Turner Attracting more than 120 million visitors before the end of the calendar year remains a goal of the state’s tourism-marketing arm, now that Visit Florida’s funding won’t be slashed. But Visit Florida board members, whose agency ...
In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence, right, speaks before administering the oath of office to Energy Secretary Rick Perry, left, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.

BY MATTHEW DALY WASHINGTON (AP) — With U.S. exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources. Trump is highlighting what ...
Actor Johnny Depp greets fans at the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Thursday, June 22, 2017.

BY MARK KENNEDY NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Depp has sparked controversy for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president. ...
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., center, arrives for a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Washington.

BY RICHARD LARDNER WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are stalling a hugely popular bill to slap Iran and Russia with economic sanctions over a procedural issue that they’re blaming the Senate for creating. “The problem is the Senate screwed up,” ...
In this June 7, 2017, file photo, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a conference in Athens.

BY STEVE PEOPLES NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden, warning of transgender Americans “under attack” in Republican-led states, on Wednesday challenged the nation’s LGBT community to push back against President Donald Trump’s administration. “Hold President Trump accountable ...
In this May 2, 2016 file photo, Yaney Cajigal, left, holds out a Stars and Stripes, and Dalwin Valdes holds a Cuban national flag, as they watch the arrival of Carnival's Adonia cruise ship from Miami, in Havana, Cuba, the first step toward a future in which thousands of ships a year could cross the Florida Straits, long closed to most U.S.-Cuba traffic. (AP Photo/Fernando Medina, File)

BY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZ HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s foreign minister rejected President Donald Trump’s new policy toward the island, saying Monday that “we will never negotiate under pressure or under threat” and refusing to return U.S. fugitives who ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump, Monday, June 12, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.

BY ERIC TUCKER and DEB RIECHMANN WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday he’s seen no basis for firing Robert Mueller, the former FBI director he appointed as special counsel to oversee an investigation into potential coordination ...
As Joe Piscopo, actor, comedian and radio host, looks on New Jersey Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno celebrates at her primary election night event Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Long Branch, N.J.

BY MICHAEL CATALINI TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won’t be on the ballot in New Jersey this fall, but the newly minted Democratic and Republican nominees for governor and their parties are ...
White House press secretary Sean Spicer points to a members of the media as he answers questions during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 2, 2017.

BY JILL COLVIN and JACK GILLUM WASHINGTON (AP) — Does he or doesn’t he? Believe in climate change, that is. You’d think that would be an easy enough question the day after President Donald Trump announced he was pulling the ...
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