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Trump begins first week in office with outreach

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is meeting with congressional leaders from both parties to discuss his agenda, as he enters his first official week in the White House and works to begin delivering on his ambitious campaign promises. Trump says he considers Monday to be his first real day in office. And he’s packing it with meetings …

Trump praises the CIA, bristles over inaugural crowd counts

LANGLEY, Va.—On his first full day in office, President Donald Trump on Saturday berated the media over its coverage of his inauguration, and turned a bridge-building first visit to CIA headquarters into an airing of grievances about “dishonest” journalists. But it was Trump who spread inaccuracies about the size of the crowds at his swearing …

Spokesman: Trump now believes President Obama was born in US

WASHINGTON—Donald Trump’s campaign spokesman says the Republican presidential candidate now believes President Barack Obama was born in the United States, despite the candidate’s repeated refusal to say so himself. In a statement released late Thursday night, campaign spokesman Jason Miller claims Trump “did a great service to the country” by bringing closure to an “ugly …

Trump retreats from vow to deport all living in US illegally

PHOENIX—Donald Trump is retreating from his vow to deport the nation’s entire population of people living in the country illegally, even as he sticks with an aggressive tone on illegal immigration and remains committed to building a physical wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The Republican nominee for president promised Wednesday to remove millions …

Tim Tebow: Speaking slot at Trump convention ‘a rumour’

CLEVELAND—Thursday morning he was among the biggest stars featured on Donald Trump’s convention lineup. Thursday night, Tim Tebow declared his attendance at next week’s Republican National Convention was nothing more than “a rumour.” “I wake up this morning to find out that I’m speaking at the Republican National Convention,” Tebow said in a video posted …

Over the top: Trump sews up delegates to seal GOP nomination

BISMARCK, N.D.—Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party’s delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton’s prescriptions for energy, guns, the economy and international affairs, shifting abruptly toward the general election with his likely Democratic opponent locked in a divisive primary contest. The New York billionaire shrugged off signs of …

Sarah Palin jumps into 2016 race, endorses Donald Trump

AMES, Iowa – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump received a key endorsement Tuesday from conservative heavyweight Sarah Palin, giving the billionaire businessman a potential boost with some voters less than two weeks before voting begins with the Iowa caucuses. “Media heads are spinning,” Palin said after taking the stage at a Trump rally at Iowa …

Trump stands by his proposal to ban Muslims from entering US, despite widespread outrage

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to block Muslims from entering the United States is being met with a chorus of near-universal condemnation from across the country and around the globe. From the halls of Congress to 10 Downing Street, Trump’s statement Monday advocating a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims …

Trump calls for ‘complete shutdown’ on Muslims entering US

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY –  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Monday for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” an idea that prompted one of his rivals to call him “unhinged.” The proposed ban would apply to immigrants and visitors alike, a sweeping prohibition affecting all adherents of Islam who want to …

‘I believe in the Bible’: Trump courts Christian right

View image | gettyimages.com WASHINGTON — Donald Trump recently showed up at a gathering of Iowa conservative Christian voters with a copy of the Bible in hand. “See, I’m better than you thought,” he said. Then came a black-and-white photograph from his confirmation to further prove his Christian cred. “Nobody believes this,” he said to …