Government and politics

June 24, 2018 - 1:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the...
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President Donald Trump with Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., speaks at a Nevada GOP Convention in Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 24, 2018 - 1:12 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Nevada (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is promoting his administration's business policies, particularly tax cuts, during a roundtable on tax reform in Las Vegas. The "USA Open for Business" event follows Trump's...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a Nevada GOP Convention in Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 24, 2018 - 1:09 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eager to keep the Republican Party in control of the Senate, President Donald Trump pressed his tough anti-illegal immigration stance before supporters Saturday, saying "we have to be very strong" as he sought to help boost the candidacy of a one-time critic. Trump was in Las Vegas...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2018 file photo, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders smiles as she wishes President Donald Trump a happy birthday, during the daily briefing, in the Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Sanders acknowledges in a tweet that she was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant Friday night, June 22. Sanders said she was told by the owner of The Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, that she had to "leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left." Sanders' treatment at the restaurant has created a social media commotion with people on both sides weighing in to provide their critique of the incident. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 24, 2018 - 1:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, setting off a fierce debate about whether politics should play a role in how administration officals are treated in public. Sanders was the latest...
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Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer, left, Gov. Jeff Colyer, center, and Secretary of State Kris Kobach, right, await the start of a Republican gubernatorial primary debate, Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Salina, Kan. Immigration remains a key issue for GOP voters as Colyer tries to fend of challenges from Selzer and Kobach, who is nationally known for advocating tough policies on illegal immigration. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
June 23, 2018 - 9:00 pm
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach's top Republican rivals are trying to sound the right notes on illegal immigration to appeal to business and agriculture leaders without conceding too many conservative votes to a hardliner who's made tougher state policies a key theme in an increasingly contentious...
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Demonstrators block a bus with immigrant children onboard during a protest outside the U.S. Border Patrol Central Processing Center Saturday, June 23, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. Extra law enforcement officials were called in to help control the scene and allow the bus to move out. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 23, 2018 - 8:37 pm
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Demonstrators led rallies and protests Saturday to decry the separation of immigrant parents from their children by U.S. border authorities, while Democratic lawmakers said they aren't convinced the Trump administration has any real plan to reunite them. Hundreds of people...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2018 file photo, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders smiles as she wishes President Donald Trump a happy birthday, during the daily briefing, in the Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Sanders acknowledges in a tweet that she was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant Friday night, June 22. Sanders said she was told by the owner of The Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, that she had to "leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left." Sanders' treatment at the restaurant has created a social media commotion with people on both sides weighing in to provide their critique of the incident. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 23, 2018 - 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, the latest administration official to experience a brusque reception in a public setting. Sanders tweeted that she was told by the owner of the...
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Mitt and Ann Romney walk in the Strawberry Day Parade Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Romney is flashing his familiar smile at city parks and backyards in Utah's mountains and suburbs this week, making his final pitch after being forced into a Republican primary against a conservative state lawmaker. At stake is being the party's representative to vie for the Senate seat long held by retiring Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 23, 2018 - 6:57 pm
AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney is flashing his familiar smile at city parks and backyards in Utah's mountains and suburbs this week, making his final pitch after being forced into a Republican Senate primary Tuesday against a conservative state lawmaker. His opponent has painted him as an...
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Pastor Danny Daniels poses for a photo in front of his Better Life Community Church in Lindsay, Okla., Friday, June 15, 2018. Daniels is among a growing group of traditionally conservative Republican voters who have shifted their position in favor of medical marijuana and who could ensure passage on Tuesday of the first medical marijuana state question on a ballot this year. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 23, 2018 - 4:13 pm
LINDSAY, Okla. (AP) — Danny Daniels, an evangelical Christian in the rural Oklahoma town of Lindsay, is reliably conservative on just about every political issue. The 45-year-old church pastor is anti-abortion, voted for President Donald Trump and is a member of the National Rifle Association who...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, April 19, 2018, Romania's President Klaus Iohannis reacts during a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, in Bucharest, Romania. Romania’s president says he will seek a new term in office, pledging to fight corruption after the leader of the ruling Social Democratic Party was convicted for abuse of power in office. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
June 23, 2018 - 2:57 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president said Saturday he would seek a new term in office, pledging to fight corruption after the leader of the ruling Social Democratic Party was convicted for abuse of power in office. President Klaus Iohannis said he decided to make the announcement after...
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