Walker reacts to Trump’s call for Harley boycott

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is reacting to President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson by saying he wants the company to prosper in the state. Walker does not directly address Trump's tweet from Sunday calling for a boycott of the motorcycle maker amid an ongoing steel tariff…

The Latest: Trump’s Harley boycott call roils primary

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Wisconsin primary (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson have both come out against boycotting Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson, the day after President Donald Trump said it would be "great" if there was a boycott. Trump's Sunday tweet forced Walker…

Peter Strzok, F.B.I. Agent Who Criticized Trump in Texts, Is Fired

Aitan Goelman, Mr. Strzok’s lawyer, denounced his client’s dismissal. “The decision to fire Special Agent Strzok is not only a departure from typical bureau practice, but also contradicts Director Wray’s testimony to Congress and his assurances that the F.B.I. intended to follow its regular process in this and all personnel matters,” Mr. Goelman said. “This…

Erdogan, Trump and the ‘Plot’ Against the Lira

Tariffs and tweets have worsened a dispute between the United States and Turkey.

Trump Visits Upstate N.Y. for First Time as President, to Aid...

President Trump returned to his home state of New York on Monday intent on settling old scores with leading Democratic politicians here, mocking Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as “just a puppet” of Senator Chuck Schumer, and saying “it’s very sad to see what’s happening with New York” under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Mr. Trump added that…

Gore: Trump not yet as damaging to environment as he feared

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Trump administration has made some dangerous changes to environmental policy, but the damage so far has been less than it initially appeared, former Vice President Al Gore said in an interview Monday. "He (President Trump) has had less of an impact so far than I feared that he would. Someone…

letters: On Trump: Aid, Discomfort and Treason?

To the Editor: In “Stop Throwing the Word Treason Around” (Op-Ed, Aug. 9), Christopher Buskirk suggests that Democrats, in applying the word “treason” to Donald Trump’s actions, “are willing to pull down our institutions and tear apart the social and political fabric that holds us together.” Perhaps he has forgotten that President Trump himself has…

Lordy, they have tapes: Secret tapes in Trump orbit not new

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lordy, there are tapes. And tapes and tapes and more tapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman's former colleagues say they are shocked that she secretly recorded private conversations with President Donald Trump and his chief of staff. But surreptitious tapes in Trump's world are nothing new, with the president himself once suggesting he secretly…

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

WASHINGTON (AP) — Peter Strzok, a longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, has been fired by the agency, his lawyer said Monday. The FBI had been reviewing Strzok's employment after the politically charged text messages were discovered last year. President Donald Trump's allies have seized on the…

The Latest: Trump asks if firing means end to Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the firing of longtime FBI agent Peter Strzok (all times local): 12:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is questioning whether special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and Trump's presidential campaign will be dropped now that the FBI has fired one of Mueller's former investigators. Former agent Peter…

Lawyer: FBI fires agent Peter Strzok, former Russia probe investigator, over...

Lawyer: FBI fires agent Peter Strzok, former Russia probe investigator, over anti-Trump texts Lawyer: FBI fires agent Peter Strzok, former Russia probe investigator, over anti-Trump texts https://apnews.com/dccb1922700044dc8a0d40d3fa3d03d7 Link copied! WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyer: FBI fires agent Peter Strzok, former Russia probe investigator, over anti-Trump texts.

How Trump’s Plan for Immigrants on Welfare Could Hurt a Million...

Buying fresh vegetables for children, heating an apartment, using Medicaid to manage diabetes. Those are all legal means of support provided by the government for low-income residents of the United States. But a new rule in the works from the Trump administration would make it difficult, if not impossible, for immigrants who use those benefits…

Analysis: Trump still flirts with racially tinged rhetoric

WASHINGTON (AP) — There has been no reset, no moment of national healing. One year after blaming "both sides" for violent clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters, President Donald Trump still flirts with racially tinged rhetoric — and feels little blowback from Republican leaders or GOP voters when he does. Black leaders and Democrats argue…

Trump allies, security experts alarmed by Omarosa recordings

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at Omarosa Manigault Newman Monday, saying the former White House adviser — who is promoting a tell-all book and airing secret audio recordings —"got fired for the last time." On Twitter, Trump labels Manigault Newman "wacky" and says Kelly called her a "loser & nothing but problems."…

The Latest: Omarosa releases taped conversation with Trump

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 10 a.m. President Donald Trump is lashing out at former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her "Wacky Omarosa" and saying she has been "fired for the last time." Manigault Newman, who has authored a book entitled "Unhinged,"…

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s economic fiction: ‘record’ GDP, jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is distorting the truth on U.S. economic growth and jobs, pointing to record-breaking figures that don't exist and not telling the full story on black unemployment. He cites the highest-ever gross domestic product for the U.S. that's not there and predicts a spectacular 5 percent annual growth rate in…

America’s Bikers Are Divided Over Trump’s War With Harley-Davidson

A move by the company has put one of the country’s most iconic brands in the uncomfortable position of clashing with a president who is immensely popular with most of its customers. This is Sturgis: A massive biker rally in South Dakota. Harley-Davidson has always been a mainstay here, but since the company announced that…

Trump’s National Security Claim for Tariffs Sets Off Crisis at W.T.O.

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s embrace of sweeping tariffs has frustrated allies, lawmakers and businesses across the globe. But its most lasting impact could be to hobble the World Trade Organization. The global trade group has been thrust into an uncomfortable — and potentially damaging — role as chief judge in an intense fight among its…

‘Beautiful’ and ‘Lovely’: Trump Tweets Reflect Fixation on Women’s Appearances

When President Trump took to Twitter to complain about two women with connections to the Russia investigation, he affixed special descriptions to both. “Beautiful,” he said of Nellie Ohr, the wife of a Justice Department official who worked for Fusion GPS, the research firm that commissioned a dossier that made salacious claims about Mr. Trump.…

Marco Rubio looks for his place in Trump’s Republican Party

WASHINGTON (AP) — After flaming out in the GOP presidential primary — and enduring rival Donald Trump's taunts along the way — Sen. Marco Rubio is entering his next act in politics. The once-rising star used to be criticized for being in too much of a hurry, but now he's hunkered down in the Senate…