Government and politics

Catherine Garoupa joins others critical of Gov. Jerry Brown's cap-and-trade program, calling for defeat of the bill at a news conference, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. California lawmakers are expected to vote Monday on AB398, Monday, which critics say is too friendly to the oil industry. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 17, 2017 - 7:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers moved closer Monday to a high-stakes decision that will decide the fate of a climate initiative that Gov. Jerry Brown holds up as a model to be replicated around the world to confront rising global temperatures. Debate had begun on whether to give...
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July 17, 2017 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior State Department official is seeking to allay fears that a plan to reorganize the agency will lead to an upheaval of the foreign policy establishment. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan tells Congress there is no intention to fold the U.S. Agency for International...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. As the federal and congressional Russia probes mount, a growing cast of lawyers is signing up to defend President Donald Trump and his associates. But the interests of those lawyers don’t always align, adding a new layer of uncertainty to a White House rife with internal rivalries. Trump will continue to work with the outside legal team representing his personal interests: Jay Sekulow and Kasowitz. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 17, 2017 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the government's Russia investigations heat up, a growing cast of lawyers is signing up to defend President Donald Trump and his associates. But the interests of those lawyers — and their clients — don't always align, adding a new layer of drama and suspicion in a White House...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. As the federal and congressional Russia probes mount, a growing cast of lawyers is signing up to defend President Donald Trump and his associates. But the interests of those lawyers don’t always align, adding a new layer of uncertainty to a White House rife with internal rivalries. Trump will continue to work with the outside legal team representing his personal interests: Jay Sekulow and Kasowitz. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 17, 2017 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing cast of lawyers is signing up to defend President Donald Trump and his associates. But the interests of those lawyers don't always align, adding a new layer of uncertainty to a White House rife with internal rivalries. President Donald Trump has both an outside legal...
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July 17, 2017 - 6:30 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Justice Department will soon make it easier for local law enforcement to seize cash and property from crime suspects and reap the proceeds, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday. Sessions said a shift will be announced this week that will increase the use of asset...
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President Donald Trump tries on a Stetson hat during a "Made in America," product showcase featuring items created in each of the U.S. 50 states, Monday, July 17, 2017, at the White House in Washington. Stetson is base in Garland, Texas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 17, 2017 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vowed Monday to boost U.S. manufacturing by cutting the $64 billion trade deficit with Mexico as he showcased products made in all 50 states — everything from a fire truck to a baseball bat. "No longer are we going to allow other countries to break the rules...
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July 17, 2017 - 5:14 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department is developing policies that would increase police seizures of cash and property. Sessions told a gathering of district attorneys Monday he expects a policy change this week related to the practice of so-called assets...
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FILE- In this Thursday, April 12, 2012, file photo, a Google logo is displayed at the headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. On Friday, July 14, 2017, an administrative law judge ruled that Labor Department officials investigating gender pay bias had asked Google for data in a way that’s too broad and intrusive on employee privacy. Google must still provide data, including contact information, on 8,000 employees, just not data on the more than 25,000 workers originally sought. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
July 17, 2017 - 4:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An administrative law judge has ruled that Labor Department officials investigating gender pay bias had asked Google for data in a way that's too broad and intrusive on employee privacy. Google must still provide data, including contact information, on 8,000 employees — just not...
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July 17, 2017 - 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Foes from left and right are using the delayed vote on the Republican health care bill to make it as politically toxic as possible for wavering GOP senators to support it. But the postponement also gives Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the White House more time to cut the...
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July 17, 2017 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made seven trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida earlier this year, and the public might soon get a look at who else was there with him. The Department of Homeland Security has agreed to hand over records related to the property's visitors in September...
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