House Republicans promise tough questions at Mueller hearing

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump in a potentially last-ditch bid to impeach him. Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said the American public […]

Trump says he’s not happy with backers’ ‘send her back’ chant

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday he was unhappy with his supporters chanting “send her back” after he assailed a young Democratic congresswoman who he’s suggested should leave the U.S. Speaking in the Oval Office, Trump claimed he tried to stop the chant, which came after he recited a litany of complaints about Rep. […]

Records: Trump discussed quashing stories about affairs

NEW YORK — Court records released Thursday show that in the days leading up to the 2016 election, President Donald Trump spoke with aides rushing to quash stories about alleged affairs he had with women. Newly unsealed search warrants shed new light on the president’s role as his campaign scrambled to respond to media inquiries […]

Speak Out: Trump’s tweets

Readers recently reacted after President Donald Trump said over the weekend that four women of color in Congress should “go back” to the countries they came from. • I agree with President Trump, if you hate America, leave. If you accept our veterans and poor living in the gutters of our cities and demand we […]

Speak Out: On the decline

Readers reacted to a recent letter by Lonnie Brewer headlined “Decline of Oval Office.” • The entire country is declining. The idea of education has run amok. No one is being taught to debate or disagree or think for themselves. Idiocracy was not an instruction manual! — Yvonne Cole Herrmann • Yeah Trump’s been president […]

Some in GOP rebuke Trump, but party leaders still silent on tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans remained largely silent after President Donald Trump said over the weekend that four women of color in Congress should “go back” to the countries they came from. By Monday, some in the party were speaking up. Several GOP senators, and some House Republicans, said Trump had gone too far. But […]

Letter to the Editor: Decline of the Oval Office

Mr. Carreau, I read your commentary DSN July 7. (“The steady decline of our nation’s republic”) Look what we have seen the past three years in the White House — an investigation, multiple firings, resignations, all the books written by former staff members. As I read another newspaper’s editorial section, one gentleman said “This president […]

Speak Out: Trump and census

President Donald Trump is arguing he didn’t retreat when he abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year’s census and insists his fallback will prove a more accurate option. • If Trump was the kind to give up, he’d not be President Trump. — Chris Werner • More truthful the way he’s […]

Trump claims no retreat on citizenship question on census

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is arguing he didn’t retreat when he abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year’s census and insists his fallback will prove a more accurate option. “Not only didn’t I back down, I backed up because anybody else would have given this up a long time ago,” […]

Speak Out: ‘Clumsy and inept’

Britain’s ambassador to the United States described the Trump administration as “diplomatically clumsy and inept” and said he doubted it would become “substantially more normal,” according to a leaked diplomatic cable published Sunday. The memo was one of several leaked documents published by the Mail on Sunday in which Ambassador Kim Darroch made highly negative […]