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AP Analysis: Trump’s young presidency perilously adrift

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two months in, Donald Trump’s presidency is perilously adrift. His first major foray into legislating imploded Friday when House Republicans abandoned a White House-backed health care bill, resisting days of cajoling and arm-twisting from Trump himself. Aides who had confidently touted Trump as the deal’s “closer” …

Young Americans: Most see Trump as illegitimate president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers. “You can’t be saying that (if) you’re the president,” says Anderson, a 21-year-old student from Coconut Creek, …

Poll: Americans divided on admitting refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Where immigrants are concerned, James Wright is OK with people who are here legally, as well as illegally — if they haven’t committed crimes. But turn the talk specifically to the risks and benefits of admitting refugees to the U.S., and the New Jersey resident gives a …

AP-NORC Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In the days after President Donald Trump’s election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense. It was an unusual show of political engagement from future voters who may alter America’s political landscape in 2020 — or …