Government and politics

December 14, 2017 - 12:00 am
Hawaii case draws attention to same-sex child support issues Ample tax cuts for business, wealthy in new GOP tax accord Republicans criticize Mueller's probe, but want him to stay GOP's not all that sad; party grapples with Alabama fallout Alabama win has Democrats broadening their target list...
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December 13, 2017 - 11:50 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Republican Roy Moore refusing to concede defeat in Alabama U.S. Senate race (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Alabama Republican Roy Moore says he is waiting for the "final count" in the Alabama race for U.S. Senate. Moore in a Wednesday video released by his...
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December 13, 2017 - 11:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency withdrew his nomination Wednesday after bipartisan opposition made his Senate confirmation unlikely. Officials at the White House and the Senate told The Associated Press that Michael...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, Omarosa Manigault smiles at reporters as she walks through the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. The White House says Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters, plans to leave the administration next month. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 13, 2017 - 10:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — True to form, former "Apprentice" star Omarosa is ending her time at the White House with a dose of drama. Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of President Donald Trump's most prominent African-American supporters, was escorted off the White House grounds after resigning her post as a...
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, center, embraces Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, left, as House and Senate conferees after GOP leaders announced they have forged an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, looks on at far right. Democrats objected to the bill and asked that a final vote be delayed until Senator-elect Doug Jones of Alabama is seated. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 13, 2017 - 9:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation's tax laws that would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans — Donald Trump among them — and deliver the first major legislative accomplishment to...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 13, 2017 - 9:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's surprising diplomatic offer of unconditional talks with North Korea hinges on two big X factors: Does the North even want talks, and is President Donald Trump fully behind his top diplomat? The early signs were not promising. The White House on...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., right, speak to reporters just before House and Senate tax bill conferees meet to work on the sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Democrats are objecting to the bill and are asking that a final vote be delayed until Senator-elect Doug Jones of Alabama is seated. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 13, 2017 - 7:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from hard-hit states such as Florida are demanding tens of billions of dollars of hurricane relief and rebuilding funds as part of another temporary Washington spending bill to keep the government from shutting down over Christmas. Hurricane money is one of many pressing...
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Democratic Sen.-elect Doug Jones waves to reporters as he and his wife Louise leave a news conference Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Weary national Republicans breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday, a day after voters knocked out their own party's scandal-plagued candidate in deep-red Alabama. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 13, 2017 - 7:19 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — To Democrats, Senate candidate Doug Jones' stunning victory in reliably Republican Alabama is more than a quirky one-off. Instead, party leaders cast the upset as a sign of growing nationwide momentum among voters opposed to President Donald Trump and an indication that...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks before a House Committee on the Judiciary oversight hearing on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 in Washington. A day after hundreds of text messages between two FBI officials on the special counsel's Russia investigation revealed a strong anti-Trump bias, the Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein appears on the Hill. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 13, 2017 - 6:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans ratcheted up criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling Wednesday, questioning whether there was bias on his team of lawyers but stopping short of calling for his firing or resignation. The criticism directed toward Deputy Attorney...
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These tweets are from President Donald Trump. Trump likes to trumpet his opinions on Twitter, even when they change dramatically. He put his presidential weight behind two different candidates for the U.S. Senate from Alabama _ both lost. His view of the race evolved as circumstances changed on the ground. How the changing circumstances on the ground forced him to change his position, change that can be seen in his tweets. (The White House via Twitter via AP)
December 13, 2017 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump likes to trumpet his opinions on Twitter, even when they change dramatically. He put his presidential weight behind two different candidates for the U.S. Senate from Alabama, and both lost. A look at Trump's tweets over the course of the race: BEFORE AUG. 15...
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