Trump talked tersely with leaders of Mexico, Australia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transcripts of President Donald Trump's conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia in January offer new details on how the president parried with the leaders over the politics of the border wall and refugee policy — with random asides on such subjects as drug abuse in New Hampshire.

  • Written by By LAURIE KELLMAN , Associated Press

AP source: Grand jury among Mueller's tools in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, a person familiar with the probe says.

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  • Written by By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

Trump hedges as military presents new Afghanistan strategy

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by his options, President Donald Trump is withholding approval of a long-delayed Afghanistan war strategy and even mulling a radical shakeup in his national security team as he searches for a "game changer" after 16 years of indecisive conflict.

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  • Written by By VIVIAN SALAMA and LOLITA BALDOR , Associated Press

Congress recessing, leaving much undone, tensions with Trump

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers have scattered for their summer recess, leaving behind a slim record of achievements and a steaming President Donald Trump. The president is angry about what the Republican-led Congress couldn't do — repeal Obamacare — as well as one of the few things it did: approve a Russia sanctions bill he detests.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS