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  • Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring

    February 25, 2017 9:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he won't be attending the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner this spring. In a tweet on Saturday, the president doesn't give a reason but says he wishes "everyone well and have a great evening!" The annual fundraiser for college scholarships mixes politicians, journalists... more »
  • Pence condemns vandalism at Jewish cemetery

    February 22, 2017 4:53 PM

    UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. - Vice President Mike Pence is visiting a suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery where more than 150 headstones were damaged earlier in the week. He says there is "no place in America for hatred or acts of prejudice or violence or anti-Semitism." Pence says at the cemetery... more »
  • Republicans block Dem effort to get Trump's tax returns

    February 14, 2017 12:33 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Republicans have blocked an attempt by Democrats to use an obscure law to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns from the IRS. Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee tried to frame the issue as a matter of national security. They questioned whether Trump has any... more »
  • Shoppers weigh boycott calls as buying gets more political

    February 12, 2017 7:25 PM

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Buying a shirt or shoes has never been so political. With frequent new calls to boycott Company A or support Brand B, some businesses enter the fray gambling that their customers will support their view. Others tiptoe to avoid a backlash from shoppers on either side. In... more »
  • US court refuses to reinstate Trump's travel ban

    February 9, 2017 6:25 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO- A federal appeals court in San Francisco has refused to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday wouldn't block a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban and allowed previously barred travelers to enter the... more »
  • VP: Gorsuch will join Supreme Court 'one way or the other'

    February 4, 2017 12:58 PM

    PALM BEACH, Fla. - Vice President Mike Pence is pledging that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will be seated on the high court "one way or the other." Pence's comments during a speech in Philadelphia to the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group, echoed President Donald Trump's comments from earlier... more »
  • Protesters gather outside federal court in downtown BR Friday

    February 3, 2017 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A few dozen protesters stood outside the federal courthouse in downtown Friday afternoon, protesting presidential orders about immigrants and refugees. Most protesters were holding signs out front of the post office, looking across the street toward the courthouse. A few others were on the courthouse side... more »
  • Trump nominates to Supreme Court

    January 31, 2017 8:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has nominated federal appeals judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The 49-year-old Gorsuch has served on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver since 2006, after being appointed by President George W. Bush. He once worked at the Supreme Court as a... more »
  • Draft order would target immigrants on welfare

    January 30, 2017 8:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is considering an executive order that would target some immigrants for deportation if they become dependent on government assistance. The Associated Press has obtained a copy of the draft order that calls for the identification and removal "as expeditiously as possible" of any legal immigrant... more »
  • Mexico earmarks $50 million to back migrants in US

    January 30, 2017 3:25 PM

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's top diplomat says his country will spend about $50 million to hire lawyers for migrants facing deportation in the United States. The money will also go to outreach programs "to promote respect for Mexicans' rights." Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray says the effort "isn't about obstructing... more »
  • Mexican president says he will not attend meeting with Trump

    January 26, 2017 12:29 PM

    MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he will not attend a planned Jan. 31 meeting with President Donald J. Trump. The cancellation comes hours after Trump tweeted the meeting should be canceled if Mexico won't pay for a border wall. Pena Nieto's message on Twitter ended... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Make America Great Again' hats bring big business for Louisiana company Play Video

    January 25, 2017 10:56 PM

    LAFAYETTE - It was the fashion of the campaign; a red sea of "Make America Great Again" hats could always be found at every rally for now-President Donald Trump. But did you know the heart of the operation to get those hats and other gear to supporters was located right... more »
  • Bush recovering from pneumonia, could see weekend release

    January 25, 2017 2:20 PM

    HOUSTON - A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush could be sent home over the weekend after being hospitalized in Houston for pneumonia. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush is experiencing a lingering cough, but his lungs are clearing. McGrath also said Wednesday the 92-year-old Bush continues to work... more »
  • President Trump talks exclusively with ABC News today, Watch on WBRZ all day

    January 25, 2017 12:17 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Trump talked for the first time with ABC News about his first few days in office. The first, exclusive interview with Trump happened Wednesday morning. ABC News' David Muir discussed many topics with the president. Watch clips of the interview during all WBRZ News... more »
  • Trump vows to 'send in the Feds' to help Chicago

    January 24, 2017 11:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is offering to "send in the Feds" if Chicago can't reduce its homicide figures. Trump tweeted Tuesday night, "If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible 'carnage' going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!" Chicago... more »
  • Trump to take action on immigration Wednesday

    January 24, 2017 9:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with plans for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and other enforcement measures, according to two administration officials. Trump is also expected to roll out plans for restricting refugee flows to the U.S. later... more »
  • George HW Bush to be released from ICU

    January 23, 2017 11:33 AM

    HOUSTON Tx. - Doctors say former President George H.W. Bush will soon be moved from the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital where he has been treated for pneumonia. Dr. Amy Mynderse says the 92-year-old Bush will be moved from the ICU at the Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday.... more »
  • Trump to focus this week on trade, immigration

    January 22, 2017 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff, is saying that President Donald Trump's first full week in office will include action on trade, immigration and national security. Priebus suggested Trump will sign some executive orders to order some of the President Obama's policies but did not outline specifics.... more »
  • Trump scoffs at protesters, asks if they voted

    January 22, 2017 12:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he watched some of the protests from Saturday - when more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in Washington and around the world. But he doesn't seem to think much of the demonstrations. He says in a tweet Sunday morning that he... more »
  • Israeli president invites Trump to Israel

    January 21, 2017 1:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - Israel's president has congratulated President Donald Trump on his inauguration and invited him to Jerusalem. Reuven Rivlin sent a letter Saturday, at the end of the Jewish Sabbath, and thanked Trump for being "a longstanding friend" of Israel. Israel made great efforts to refrain from taking sides in... more »
  • Doctors consider removing George H.W. Bush's breathing tube

    January 20, 2017 11:18 AM

    HOUSTON - Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush for pneumonia are considering whether to take out a breathing tube inserted to clear his airway. His wife, Barbara, diagnosed with bronchitis, was feeling "1,000 percent better" on Thursday after antibiotics and rest. The 92-year-old former president and the 91-year-old former... more »
  • Obama says Trump should push Russia on nukes

    January 18, 2017 2:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to continue trying to persuade Russia to reduce its nuclear stockpiles. In his final press conference as president Wednesday, Obama said that he tried to negotiate further reducing nuclear arsenals with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but he says Putin... more »
  • Obama expected to defend Manning decision at news conference

    January 18, 2017 12:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is expected to defend his decision to shorten the sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning when he holds his final news conference on Wednesday. Obama plans to answer reporters' questions at the White House, two days before he leaves office. Manning asked Obama last November... more »
  • Chief of staff: George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston

    January 18, 2017 11:17 AM

    HOUSTON - A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the 92-year-old was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital over the weekend for shortness of breath. Spokesman Jim McGrath says in an email to The Associated Press that Bush has responded well to treatments and that doctors are pleased with... more »
  • Trump tweets again about 'legitimate president' comment

    January 14, 2017 9:26 PM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump isn't done with criticizing congressman John Lewis for saying he doesn't consider the president-elect a legitimate president. Trump turned to Twitter once against Saturday night to say of the Georgia Democrat: "Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of... more »
  • Obama urges public to embrace the 'work of citizenship'

    January 14, 2017 11:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is calling on all Americans to "throw ourselves into the work of citizenship," regardless of party. In the final radio and internet address of his presidency, Obama says the country's success depends on everyone participating - not just at election time, but during the course... more »
  • Obama says Biden was his 1st, best choice

    January 10, 2017 9:25 PM

    CHICAGO - President Barack Obama says choosing Joe Biden to be his vice president was the first and best choice he made. He says Biden - "the scrappy kid from Scranton who became Delaware's favorite son" - has not only been a great vice president during the past eight years,... more »
  • Influential former Iranian leader Rafsanjani dead at age 82

    January 8, 2017 1:07 PM

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian state media says influential former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has died at age 82. Iranian media earlier said Rafsanjani been hospitalized because of a heart condition. Rafsanjani, who served as president from 1989 to 1997, is a leading politician who has often played kingmaker in the... more »
  • Report says Putin ordered effort on US election

    January 6, 2017 4:19 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new declassified report says Russian President Vladimir Putin "ordered" an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election. U.S. intelligence officials released the 25-page public version of the report Friday , after they briefed President-elect Donald Trump and top lawmakers on Capitol Hill from a... more »
  • Michelle Obama: Life's 'greatest honor' was being first lady

    January 6, 2017 2:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama says being first lady has been "the greatest honor" of her life. Mrs. Obama bid an early farewell to the White House at a ceremony honoring the 2017 school counselor of the year. It was her final event as first lady, and she was overcome with... more »
  • Obama offers condolences to Turkey's president

    January 3, 2017 10:08 PM

    ISTANBUL - The White House says President Barack Obama has offered his condolences to Turkey's leader over a pair of deadly attacks, including at a nightclub on New Year's Eve. Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also agreed during their telephone conversation Tuesday that their countries must "stand united"... more »
  • Broome updates on transition amid inauguration Play Video

    December 29, 2016 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President elect Sharon Weston Broome held a press conference on Thursday to share updates on her transition into office. Broome said that her transition teams are moving forward and she has received "glowing reports" from them on community engagement thus far. Broome also said that... more »
  • Obama calls Japan's premier's visit 'historic'

    December 27, 2016 8:05 PM

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - President Barack Obama says Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor is a "historic gesture" that shows the power of reconciliation. Obama is speaking at Pearl Harbor along with Abe. It's the first such joint visit by U.S. and Japanese leaders. The president says... more »
  • Trump co-chair wishes death on Obama, calls 1st lady male

    December 23, 2016 4:42 PM

    BUFFALO - A Buffalo businessman who co-chaired Donald Trump's New York campaign says he wants to see President Barack Obama die from mad cow disease and the first lady "return to being a male." The failed Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino made the comments in response to a survey by... more »
  • Trump wins Electoral College vote, presidency

    December 19, 2016 5:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump has cruised to victory in the Electoral College despite thousands of anti-Trump protesters who converged on state capitols across the country. Monday's vote ensures that the billionaire will become America's 45th president. Texas put the Republican president-elect over the 270-vote threshold. Electors had been deluged with... more »
  • Trump Cabinet excites his voters: 'We have to trust him'

    December 18, 2016 3:29 PM

    As each Cabinet announcement draws fresh criticism of Donald Trump's latest appointees, many Americans who voted for him say the president-elect is doing what he promised to do: draining the swamp. And they're excited. To them, the idea of a defense secretary nicknamed "Mad Dog" is bliss. They rejoice in... more »
  • AP Sources: Trump offers Montana's Zinke interior secretary

    December 13, 2016 9:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump has offered Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke the job of interior secretary, though it's unclear whether the congressman has accepted. That's according to two people with knowledge of the offer. Zinke, 55, a retired Navy SEAL, was an early supporter of Trump and met with the... more »
  • Trump to tap Exxon CEO to lead State Dept.

    December 12, 2016 8:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump has selected Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to lead the State Department. That's according to two people close to Trump's transition team. The decision caps a lengthy process that often played out In public and exposed rifts within Trump's transition team. But Tillerson's close ties... more »
  • Trump says execs will run business with kids

    December 11, 2016 12:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump is pushing back against charges that his businesses create a conflict of interest when he takes control of the White House, saying his "executives will run it with my children." Trump tells "Fox News Sunday" that he will "have nothing to do with management." Trump... more »
  • Afghan and US presidents discuss fight against terrorism

    December 3, 2016 11:43 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan government says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have emphasized their joint commitment to fighting terrorism in a phone conversation. Ghani's office said in a statement Saturday that Ghani congratulated Trump on his victory and expressed hopes for further cooperation between the... more »
  • 5 Trump business ties that pose conflicts

    November 23, 2016 11:54 AM

    After Ivanka Trump appeared on CBS's "60 Minutes" wearing a $10,800 bracelet from her jewelry line, someone at her company sent photos from the interview to fashion writers to drum up free publicity. A firestorm of criticism erupted over the impropriety of profiting off the presidency, and the company apologized.... more »
  • Trump team 'not going to rush' Cabinet picks

    November 16, 2016 12:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - A spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump says the transition team is "not going to rush" to put forward potential Cabinet selections. Jason Miller said Wednesday that Trump's team wants to feel confident their choices will be able to be confirmed by the Senate and can implement the president-elect's... more »
  • Report: S. Korea prosecutors likely to question president

    November 13, 2016 11:15 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's Yonhap news agency is quoting prosecutors as saying they will likely question President Park Geun-hye over suspicion that she let a shadowy longtime confidante manipulate power from behind the scenes. If would be the first time that a sitting president has been questioned by... more »
  • WATCH: Trump says he looks forward to Obama's counsel following meeting at White House Play Video

    November 10, 2016 10:40 AM

    WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump says he's looking forward to benefiting from President Barack Obama's "counsel" in the future. Trump was speaking at the end of his meeting Thursday with Obama in the Oval Office. He's suggesting he may turn to Obama for advice on governing. Trump said he looks... more »
  • South Korean president to let parliament choose her PM

    November 7, 2016 10:18 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's president says she will allow parliament to choose her prime minister as she tries to defuse an escalating influence-peddling scandal. The announcement Tuesday by Park Geun-hye is a major concession that could severely curtail her ability to govern in the year she has left... more »
  • Prosecutors in El Salvador search ex-president's businesses

    November 1, 2016 9:51 PM

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Prosecutors' agents have searched businesses linked to former Salvadoran President Tony Saca, looking for evidence in a corruption case involving the alleged embezzlement of about $246 million during his 2004-2009 administration. The head of the prosecutors' financial investigations office says $116 million in government cash... more »
  • Public fear of voter fraud high this year Play Video

    October 31, 2016 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It seems like the phones at the Secretary of State's Office have been ringing with greater ferocity this election season. The agency reports public concern about voter fraud is through the roof, probably thanks to Donald Trump insisting the election is rigged. "It's been extremely busy especially... more »
  • El Salvador police arrest ex-President Tony Saca

    October 30, 2016 2:57 PM

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Prosecutors in El Salvador say police have arrested former President Tony Saca for alleged illicit enrichment, unlawful association and money laundering. Saca held office from 2004 to 2009 for the rightist Nationalist Republican Alliance. Police said Saturday that six former officials in his government were... more »
  • Pointe Coupee residents learn more about possible government change Play Video

    October 26, 2016 9:49 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - A change in government could be coming, as voters decide whether to keep their police jury or switch to a parish council. In a packed meeting, residents listened to arguments on both sides of the coin, before they get a chance to vote on the Novermber 8... more »
  • Bakery accused of racism for Oreo pastry named 'Mr. President'

    October 12, 2016 4:43 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - A Portland bakery is being accused of racism for selling an Oreo cupcake they named "Mr. President." Customers have been leaving Yelp reviews criticizing Fat Cupcake for its "Mr. President" pastry. The cupcake is described as an Oreo Cookie baked inside white cake with cookies n'... more »
  • Trump vows to never quit the race

    October 8, 2016 12:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is again vowing to continue his campaign even though he says the "media and establishment want me out of the race so badly." Trump vowed in capital letters on Twitter Saturday to "never drop of out the race." He also pledged to "never let my supporters... more »
  • Northwestern State leader recommended as UL System president

    October 3, 2016 8:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The search committee looking for a new president for the University of Louisiana System has recommended one candidate to the full board for consideration. James Henderson, president of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, was the only person submitted by the application review committee to the full board... more »
  • Energy company CEO: Oil and gas industry to make comeback

    September 22, 2016 9:50 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The president and CEO of Stone Energy Corp. in Lafayette says he's confident the oil and gas industry will bounce back. David Welch told the quarterly meeting of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association on Wednesday that as the world population grows so will the demand for... more »
  • Mexican president contradicts Trump on wall

    August 31, 2016 7:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The president of Mexico says Donald Trump wasn't telling the truth when he described their Wednesday conversation. Specifically, President Enrique Peña Nieto said that he and Trump did indeed discuss who would pay for construction of a massive wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. That's the centerpiece of Trump's... more »
  • Zachary residents turn out for Obama visit

    August 23, 2016 4:38 PM

    ZACHARY - People turned out along the roadside in Zachary to see President Barack Obama's motorcade during his tour of Louisiana's flood damage. Jazz Matthews saw her house inundated by flooding in the nearby town of Central, and now it's unliveable. Standing roadside to glimpse Obama, she dismissed criticism... more »
  • Governor talks with President about funding for Comite completion Play Video

    August 23, 2016 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards asked President Obama to expedite federal funds for the completion of the Comite River Diversion Project when the two met in Baton Rouge Tuesday. The president visited flooded-damaged areas in a quick trip to the region around lunch and made remarks on... more »
  • Obama to visit Baton Rouge on Tuesday

    August 22, 2016 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Baton Rouge this week after federal disaster declarations have been made in several South Louisiana parishes. The President's visit will be on Tuesday with Obama expected to meet some thousands of people involved in the federal aid request. ... more »
  • Edwards: Trump visit 'helped shine a spotlight' on Louisiana

    August 21, 2016 3:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says people around the U.S. are just starting to pay attention to the extent of flooding that killed at least 13 people in the state. Edwards tells CNN's "State of the Nation" on Sunday that the disaster has received less attention because... more »
  • President plans Tuesday visit to Baton Rouge area

    August 19, 2016 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit flood-ravaged areas next week, WBRZ has learned. The president will be in the Baton Rouge area Tuesday. He is scheduled to "get a first hand look at the ... flood damage in the state," ABC News reported. " The... more »
  • Second councilman calls on Ascension Pres. Matassa to resign

    August 7, 2016 10:16 PM

    GONZALES - A second Ascension Parish council member is calling for Parish President Kenny Matassa to step down after allegations of bribery surfaced last week. District 4 Council member Daniel "Doc" Satterlee released a statement Sunday afternoon saying that the people of Ascension Parish deserve better than to have... more »
  • Obama to host Mexican president for White House talks

    July 22, 2016 11:14 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is welcoming Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to the White House for talks on trade, climate change and possibly Donald Trump. Pena Nieto's visit Friday comes hours after Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination. The Mexican leader has said Trump's negative attitude toward Mexicans, including... more »
  • Trump accepts GOP nomination, addresses police shooting in Baton Rouge

    July 21, 2016 11:16 PM

    CLEVELAND, OH - Donald Trump officially accepted the GOP nomination for President of the United States Thursday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Trump was introduced by his daughter Ivanka, Trump took the stage, accepted the nomination and laid out his platform for this fall's campaign. He... more »
  • Cameron Sterling addresses President at town hall on race Play Video

    July 14, 2016 11:14 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The 15-year-old son of a man who was shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge last week attended a town hall hosted by ABC and addressed the president directly. "I ask that you keep all of these families and my family safe," Cameron Sterling told... more »
  • Clinton, Sanders meet in D.C.

    June 14, 2016 10:33 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The hotel summit between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is over. The Vermont senator left a Washington, D.C., hotel on Tuesday night after a meeting of about 90 minutes with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. There was no sign of Clinton, who earlier won the city's presidential... more »
  • Obama calls on Democrats to unify behind Clinton

    June 9, 2016 2:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is announcing his formal endorsement of Hillary Clinton. In an online video, Obama calls on Democrats to unify behind his former secretary of state's bid and "build on the progress" of his eight terms in the White House. "I want you to be the first... more »
  • Clinton claims victory as Democratic nominee

    June 7, 2016 11:42 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C - Hillary Clinton laid claim to the Democratic Party's presidential nomination and with it, a piece of history Tuesday night, as she became the first woman to lead a major party's bid for the White House. Speaking in Brooklyn, New York, on a night where she won the... more »
  • Family: Shooting victim recently had sentence commuted by President Obama

    June 5, 2016 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Family of a man who recently had his sentence commuted by the president have confirmed to News 2 that he is the surviving victim of a shooting on North Foster Drive in Baton Rouge Saturday. Boo Milton's father told The Investigative Unit his son was shot... more »
  • Obama uses light moment with Vietnamese rapper to promote free speech

    May 25, 2016 9:50 AM

    HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - President Barack Obama's parting shot before leaving communist Vietnam: let people express themselves. He may have been referring to rap but the subtle message was aimed at his hosts who have been criticized for muzzling dissent. During his three-day visit, Obama had... more »
  • BR real estate broker announces candidacy for EBR Mayor-President

    May 24, 2016 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A local real estate broker has announced to run as a candidate for Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish. Darryl Gissel announced his candidacy Tuesday morning. Gissel is also the former executive director of the State Republican Party and the special assistant for Governor Dave Treen. ... more »
  • Trump narrows VP list as he moves into general

    May 11, 2016 11:34 AM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump says he's narrowed his list of potential running mates to "five or six" people, and is leaning against accepting public money to finance a fall campaign against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. But in a break from recent major party nominees, Trump does not plan... more »
  • For Obama's legacy, a few bright spots with Trump as nominee

    May 8, 2016 2:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - There's no cheering at the White House for Donald Trump. Yet for President Barack Obama, things could be worse. Trump's ascent as the presumptive Republican nominee makes some of Obama's main achievements more likely to survive after the next president takes over. Trump's policy prescriptions are full of... more »
  • Trump would need to sway broader group of voters in November

    May 4, 2016 10:17 AM

    DENVER - Nomination within his grasp, Donald Trump would need to win over a broader group of voters in November beyond those who have helped clear the Republican presidential field for him. As a whole, voters in the general election will be younger, more likely to be female and... more »
  • Obama, first lady review library design proposals

    May 1, 2016 3:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is reviewing design proposals for his future presidential library from the seven architectural firms chosen as finalists. The White House says the president's wife, Michelle, joined him at Sunday's meeting in Washington with staff of the Barack Obama Foundation. The foundation plans to build the... more »
  • Will Ferrell 'not pursuing' Reagan film, says spokesman

    April 29, 2016 2:38 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Will Ferrell is not pursuing a film project about President Ronald Reagan, a spokesman for the actor said Friday. The actor had read and considered the script for "Reagan" but had never committed to developing or starring in the comedic film, which had prompted a strong family... more »
  • Trump, Clinton expand lead with wins in New York

    April 20, 2016 12:43 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is picking up a majority of New York's delegates with her win Tuesday over Bernie Sanders. With 247 delegates at stake, Clinton will pick up at least 135. Sanders will win at least 104. Eight remain to be allocated pending final vote... more »
  • Paul Ryan is not running for president, or passing a budget

    April 13, 2016 4:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan's national stature is such that he had to call a news conference to deny he wants to be president. Back on Capitol Hill, he's about to blow through a statutory deadline to pass an annual budget, a major embarrassment for him and House Republicans.... more »
  • McKinley High School student honored at alumni banquet Play Video

    April 7, 2016 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge teen picks up another huge honor Thursday evening. Che'dra Joseph is a Senior at McKinley High School, earning a 4.5 GPA. She's also McKinley's Student of the Year. In January, Joseph had the opportunity to introduce the President, when he visited McKinley High School... more »
  • Still upset about delegates, Trump says La. primary is 'bad politics'

    March 30, 2016 12:24 PM

    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin - Presidential hopeful Donald Trump angrily discussed his disdain for the outcome of the Louisiana primary Tuesday night. Trump, along with Ted Cruz and John Kasich, participated in a cable TV political discussion. At one point during the program, Trump called the situation involving Louisiana's delegates bad... more »
  • Emory president: Students scared by 'Trump 2016' chalk signs

    March 23, 2016 4:37 PM

    ATLANTA - The president of Emory University has met with 40 to 50 student demonstrators who said they were concerned and frightened after someone wrote "Trump 2016" in chalk on campus sidewalks and some buildings. Jim Wagner, president of the Atlanta university, wrote Tuesday that the students viewed the messages... more »
  • Bush kept presidential campaign afloat with personal loan

    March 19, 2016 6:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - Jeb Bush kept his struggling presidential campaign afloat with a $250,000 personal loan - barely enough to keep the campaign from plunging into debt. New campaign finance documents show the former Florida governor raised about $1 million in February, which was to be his final month as a... more »
  • Michelle Obama tells SXSW crowd she won't run for president

    March 16, 2016 4:47 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Michelle Obama used the South by Southwest Music Festival to show off her vocal chops and make a quick announcement - she's not running for president. The first lady made her debut Wednesday at the Austin showcase of buzzworthy bands and technology. She sat with Grammy winners... more »
  • Trump still not doing well enough to guarantee nomination

    March 16, 2016 11:12 AM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is the only candidate with a path to clinching the Republican nomination for president before the party's national convention in July. But despite four more wins on Tuesday, the billionaire businessman still must do better. Trump's rivals can only hope to stop him, forcing a contested... more »
  • Trump, Clinton win big; Rubio suspends campaign

    March 15, 2016 11:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday night Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D) expanded their leads in their parties presidential primaries. Trump won the winner-take-all state of Florida, as well as North Carolina and Illinois. At the time of this post, he's currently in a back-and-forth race with Sen. Ted... more »
  • Obama: GOP contest 'a circus' and 'a crackup'

    March 10, 2016 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says Donald Trump's positions aren't different from those of the other Republican presidential candidates - he's just more provocative in talking about them. Obama weighed in on the 2016 presidential campaign during a news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Obama says Trump's... more »

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