Government and politics

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks during the Teamsters Presidential Candidate Forum at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette via AP)
December 08, 2019 - 6:51 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Fighting to be in the next Democratic presidential debate, Cory Booker concluded a nearly 800-mile, 12-county tour of Iowa on Sunday by criticizing the Democratic party for allowing “elites" and “money" to control who gets on stage and urging voters to offer his name when...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., points to a question as he speaks with reporters Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 in Washington, on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 08, 2019 - 6:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate’s top Democrat said Sunday that congressional leaders have reached a “real breakthrough” deal to give 12 weeks of paid parental leave to millions of federal workers as part of the annual defense policy bill. Sen. Charles Schumer said the agreement over the National...
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Trains park at the Hendaye train station, southwestern France, Sunday Dec.8, 2019 on the fourth day of nationwide strikes that disrupted weekend travel around France. France's prime minister is holding special meetings Sunday about the government's divisive redesign of the national retirement system, amid warnings that strike-related transport troubles will get even worse in the coming days. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
December 08, 2019 - 3:01 pm
PARIS (AP) — France braced for even worse transportation woes when the new work week begins Monday due to nationwide strikes over the government's redesign of the national retirement system. French President Emmanuel Macron convened top officials to strategize for the high-stakes week ahead. Sunday...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., looks over noters as he joins House Democrats before passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act to eliminate potential state and local voter suppression laws, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Wednesday that she is asking Nadler move forward with drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 08, 2019 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speeding toward impeachment, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Sunday he expects a committee vote soon on charges against President Donald Trump that will focus on abuse of power on Ukraine in a bid to get an unfair advantage in U.S. elections and obstruction in...
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This undated photo provided by the FBI shows Mohammed Alshamrani. The Saudi student opened fire inside a classroom at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday before one of the deputies killed him. (FBI via AP)
December 08, 2019 - 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Republican ally of President Donald Trump went a step further than the White House on Sunday by calling for Saudi Arabia to be suspended from an American military training program after a student pilot from the kingdom shot and killed three sailors at a U.S. naval base in...
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In this Dec. 4, 2019, photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wait to take their seats prior to a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. Three years into the Trump presidency, America’s new place in the world is coming into focus, with influence waning from NATO meeting rooms to the Middle East to the capital cities of key allies. And in many ways, that’s just fine with the White House. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
December 08, 2019 - 1:16 pm
It’s whispered in NATO meeting rooms and celebrated in China’s halls of power. It’s lamented in the capital cities of key U.S. allies and welcomed in the Kremlin. Three years into Donald Trump’s presidency, America’s global influence is waning. In interviews with The Associated Press, diplomats,...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2018, file photo, Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies before a joint House Committee on the Judiciary and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A Justice Department inspector general report being released Monday is expected to say that the FBI had a legitimate basis to open its investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia and that senior law enforcement officials weren’t motivated by partisan bias. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
December 08, 2019 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump’s claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. But it is also expected to document...
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In this Dec. 5, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate businessman Andrew Yang speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Chicago. Of all the Democrats in the wide field running for president, Yang is having the most fun. Unburdened by expectations and untethered to political convention, the tech entrepreneur has spent months cruising around the country, delivering dark warnings about America's new tech economy with an odd mix of millennial humor and bite. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
December 08, 2019 - 11:18 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Of all the many Democrats running for president, Andrew Yang is having the most fun. Unburdened by expectations and unbothered by political convention, the tech entrepreneur has spent months cruising around the country, mixing his dark warnings about America's new tech economy with...
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December 08, 2019 - 11:17 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's political parties embarked Sunday on a final hunt for votes ahead of this week's general election, making last-ditch appeals to shore up support and persuade their backers to go to the polls. All 650 seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs Thursday when voters will...
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Activists sing the national anthem during a rally in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. A few thousand activists demanded to withdraw the Russian troops from currently occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions in Ukraine's east on the eve of Monday peace talks in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. ( AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
December 08, 2019 - 10:26 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Several thousand people rallied Sunday in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv to demand that the president defend the country's interests in this week's summit with Russia, Germany and France on ending the war in eastern Ukraine. Many Ukrainians are concerned that President Volodymyr...
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