Barack Obama - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Barack Obama Trump attorney didn't want him to sign financial disclosure WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's attorneys initially wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the information as true, according to correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics. Attorney Sheri Dillon said she saw no need for Trump to sign his 2016 personal financial disclosure because he is filing voluntaril... Fri, 19 May 2017 19:46:00 GMT 2017-05-19T19:46:00Z Trump leaves tumult at home, will visit Middle East, Europe WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's maiden international trip, a five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe, has long loomed as a crucial first test abroad for the chaos-courting president. That was before he fired his FBI director — and the chain reaction of scandal that followed. Now, with the eyes of the world upon him, the president w... Fri, 19 May 2017 18:07:00 GMT 2017-05-19T18:07:00Z Sudan president will not attend Saudi summit with Trump CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, indicted on war crime and genocide charges, will not attend an Islamic Summit in Saudi Arabia this weekend in which President Donald Trump is a guest of honor, citing private reasons, Sudanese state media reported Friday. Al-Bashir has instead assigned his Minister of State Taha al-Hussein to represent him a... Fri, 19 May 2017 12:20:00 GMT 2017-05-19T12:20:00Z Amid Crisis at Home, Trump Makes 1st Trip Abroad Four months into a turbulent term with his White House in chaos, President Donald Trump is embarking on his first international trip, a five-stop marathon... Fri, 19 May 2017 08:12:00 GMT 2017-05-19T08:12:00Z AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Russia claims under scrutiny WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest assertions about the Russia investigation are questionable on a number of fronts. For one, he's claiming his political adversaries agree with him that there was no collusion between his presidential campaign and Russians. His critics are not at all convinced of that. He's also appearing ... Fri, 19 May 2017 07:37:00 GMT 2017-05-19T07:37:00Z A look at Iran's presidential candidates TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians head to the polls Friday to vote in the Islamic Republic's presidential election. The contest is largely seen as a referendum on the incumbent president's more moderate political stance, which helped pave the way for the country's nuclear deal with world powers. President Hassan Rouhani is widely seen as the front-runner after... Fri, 19 May 2017 07:13:00 GMT 2017-05-19T07:13:00Z Man freed from prison faces possible deportation to Cuba DENVER (AP) — The detention of a Cuban immigrant set to rejoin his family after he was mistakenly released from prison, then put back, has raised questions about whether more people from the island nation will be deported from the United States now that relations between the two countries have thawed. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement took custody ... Fri, 19 May 2017 01:39:00 GMT 2017-05-19T01:39:00Z The Latest: Bill O'Reilly pays tribute to Ailes on podcast NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of media guru and political strategist Roger Ailes (all times local): 8 p.m. Bill O'Reilly is warmly remembering former Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes, who died after a fall at his home on May 10. During a four-minute tribute on his podcast Thursday, O'Reilly praises Ailes... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:49:00 GMT 2017-05-19T00:49:00Z AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims unearned exoneration on Russia WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump persists in suggesting that his 2016 campaign has been exonerated on the question of whether it colluded with Russians, even as a powerful investigation forms to look into that matter and multiple other inquiries press on. The president joined Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos in a news conference Thursday. ... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:47:00 GMT 2017-05-19T00:47:00Z Ailes' political legacy: GOP control in divided America NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes is gone, but the world he created is not. In the wake of the Fox News Channel founder's death Thursday at 77, leaders in both parties said his TV network's influence in shaping American politics cannot be overstated. The former Nixon aide played an essential role in shifting the political debate sharply to th... Thu, 18 May 2017 21:09:00 GMT 2017-05-18T21:09:00Z Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller has been given sweeping power to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the politically charged inquiry into the hands of an outside investigator with bipartisan respect. The former FBI director has a broad mandate that could encompass any qu... Thu, 18 May 2017 12:50:00 GMT 2017-05-18T12:50:00Z Special prosecutor abruptly named to probe Trump-Russia ties WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump's campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House. Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 07:30:00 GMT 2017-05-18T07:30:00Z Key moments of Trump-Comey clash and what's come after WASHINGTON (AP) — The appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation comes as questions grow over President Donald Trump's firing of Mueller's successor, James Comey. Comey was fired last week as the FBI was investigating whether Trump's presidential campaign associates had colluded with Russia to ... Thu, 18 May 2017 07:09:00 GMT 2017-05-18T07:09:00Z Colorado man to be freed early now in immigration custody DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man whose 98-year prison term was cut short by a judge has been detained by immigration officials just as he was set to be released. Rene Lima-Marin was released to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Denver on Wednesday, according to the Colorado Department of Corrections. Lima-Marin, who came... Thu, 18 May 2017 03:08:00 GMT 2017-05-18T03:08:00Z Special Counsel Named to Probe Trump-Russia Ties The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday as a special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into allegations... Thu, 18 May 2017 02:06:00 GMT 2017-05-18T02:06:00Z The Latest: Trump says Russia probe will find no collusion WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election (all times EDT): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says a thorough investigation will confirm what he says is already known: ... Thu, 18 May 2017 01:51:00 GMT 2017-05-18T01:51:00Z Chelsea Manning 'looking forward to so much' after release KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, spared by presidential clemency from the rest of a 35-year prison term for giving classified materials to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, stepped out of a military lockup Wednesday and into a future she said she was eager to define. "I'm figuring things out right now — which is exciting, awkward, fun, and... Wed, 17 May 2017 23:14:00 GMT 2017-05-17T23:14:00Z Puerto Rico militant leader emerges from 36 years in custody SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera emerged from house arrest Wednesday and was celebrated by supporters after decades in custody, freed in a case that made him a martyr for some but angered those who lost loved ones in a string of bombings. Wearing black jeans and a shirt decorated with a Puerto Rican flag pin, the 74-... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:07:00 GMT 2017-05-17T22:07:00Z Chelsea Manning Tweets About Freedom Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier who was convicted of leaking classified materials to WikiLeaks was released from prison after seven years... Wed, 17 May 2017 21:25:00 GMT 2017-05-17T21:25:00Z Key dates in the case of WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the Army soldier who was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for giving classified materials to WikiLeaks, walked free Wednesday after seven years behind bars. Here's a timeline of key moments of the case: 2007: Manning, then known as Bradley Manning, joins the Army and trains in Arizona as an intelligence analyst. April 5, 20... Wed, 17 May 2017 20:54:00 GMT 2017-05-17T20:54:00Z Another round of premium hikes: blame Trump or Obama? WASHINGTON (AP) — Another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice is looking like a distinct possibility for many consumers who buy their own health insurance — but why, and who's to blame? President Donald Trump has seized on early market rumbles as validation of his claim that "Obamacare" is a disaster, collapsing of its own weight. Democrats... Wed, 17 May 2017 19:30:00 GMT 2017-05-17T19:30:00Z The Latest: Manning has attire discretion under Army status KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the release of Pvt. Chelsea Manning from a Kansas military prison (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The Army says newly freed Pvt. Chelsea Manning will be on a special, unpaid off-duty status that will allow the transgender soldier to wear her preferred civilian clothing, including women's attire. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 19:25:00 GMT 2017-05-17T19:25:00Z GOP runoff to replace SC Rep. Mulvaney will go to recount COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The runoff election for the Republican GOP nomination to replace Mick Mulvaney in South Carolina's 5th District was too close to call Tuesday night, with the slightest of margins separating the contenders. The difference in votes between former lawmaker Ralph Norman and state legislator Tommy Pope was less than 1 percent meaning a re... Wed, 17 May 2017 14:44:00 GMT 2017-05-17T14:44:00Z Q&A: Would Trump request to end Flynn probe have broken law? WASHINGTON (AP) — Some lawmakers are accusing President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice after revelations that FBI Director James Comey wrote a private account of the president asking him to shut down an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Congressional Democrats were already concerned that Trump was trying to stifle ... Wed, 17 May 2017 09:01:00 GMT 2017-05-17T09:01:00Z FBI chief's unceremonious ouster boomerangs on president WASHINGTON (AP) — Firing FBI Director James Comey is already coming back to haunt President Donald Trump. In dismissing Comey last week, Trump created the very real possibility that a respected law enforcement official known for an outspoken nature and willingness to buck political convention could resurface in public. And while Comey h... Wed, 17 May 2017 07:42:00 GMT 2017-05-17T07:42:00Z GOP runoff to replace SC's Mulvaney too close to call COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The runoff election for the Republican GOP nomination to replace Mick Mulvaney in South Carolina's 5th District was too close to call Tuesday night, with the slightest or margins separating the contenders. The difference in votes between former lawmaker Ralph Norman and state legislator Tommy Pope was less than 1 percent, meaning a r... Wed, 17 May 2017 05:17:00 GMT 2017-05-17T05:17:00Z Contradictions by Trump create credibility gap for aides WASHINGTON (AP) — When the report burst forth alleging that President Donald Trump had revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats, the White House quickly dispatched Trump's national security adviser to declare that the story "as reported is false." By the next morning, however, H.R. McMaster's pronouncement was undercut by Trump himself,... Wed, 17 May 2017 02:58:00 GMT 2017-05-17T02:58:00Z White House's repeated falsehoods lead to credibility gaps WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has been two-stepping with the truth. Starting with press secretary Sean Spicer insisting inaccurately that President Donald Trump drew record-setting inauguration crowds, top presidential advisers have provided information that is provably false or contradicted by others in the White House, including Trump himself. The pattern continued thi... Wed, 17 May 2017 02:56:00 GMT 2017-05-17T02:56:00Z The Latest: Mattis 'not worried' about Trump sharing intel WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the report that President Donald Trump shared classified information with Russian officials (all times EDT): 5:15 p.m. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he is "not worried" that President Donald Trump disclosed classified information during discussions with senior Russian leaders. He sa... Wed, 17 May 2017 00:06:00 GMT 2017-05-17T00:06:00Z Trump's legislative agenda slows to crawl in Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's agenda has slowed to a crawl in Congress. Daily distractions and a pair of major controversies in the past week are diverting lawmakers from their day jobs. While the Trump administration delegates many decisions on legislation to more experienced GOP leaders in Congress, Trump's low poll ratings and the turmoil at the White House a... Tue, 16 May 2017 23:09:00 GMT 2017-05-16T23:09:00Z