Executive branch

Vice President Mike Pence arrives to speak at the 49th Washington Conference on the Americas, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the U.S. State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 08, 2019 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will announce Wednesday that the Trump administration intends to challenge the right of federal district courts to issue nationwide injunctions. He'll make the announcement during a speech at a Federalist Society conference. Pence will argue that...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr is sworn in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House Judiciary Committee is moving ahead with a vote to hold Barr in contempt of Congress despite last-minute negotiations with the Justice Department over access to the full, unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 08, 2019 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report (all times local): 10:40 a.m. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says President Donald Trump's assertion of executive privilege over special counsel Robert Mueller's report is a clear...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, White House counsel Don McGahn listens as President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 07, 2019 - 2:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House counsel Don McGahn defied a House Judiciary panel subpoena Tuesday for materials he provided special counsel Robert Mueller, raising the specter of a legal fight as President Donald Trump pushes back against Democratic-led investigations. McGahn's refusal to...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2014 file photo, James Lyons and Florence Reaves, from Kirkwood, Mo., hike to a stone lookout over the Little Missouri River inside the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, located in the Badlands of North Dakota. An heir to the Wal-Mart fortune, a wealthy governor and energy companies operating in the North Dakota oil patch could fund a big chunk of the private money needed by developers of a presidential library for Theodore Roosevelt in the western Badlands. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
May 05, 2019 - 11:05 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Walmart heir, a wealthy governor and energy companies profiting from North Dakota oil could fund a big chunk of the private money needed by developers of a presidential library for Theodore Roosevelt in the western Badlands where he hunted and ranched before becoming the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019, file photo, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker answers questions during a news conference in the governor's office at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Pritzker says he has "no concerns at all" about a media report that federal authorities are investigating a property tax break he got by taking toilets out of a Chicago mansion he owns. The billionaire told reporters Wednesday, April 24, 2019 he's certain that any review would show "all the rules were followed" in the tax appeal. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP, File)
May 04, 2019 - 3:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Saturday he's reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year. The legislation would allow adults 21 and older to legally buy cannabis for recreational use from licensed dispensaries...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2019 file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are to meet with Trump at the White House on Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 02, 2019 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a House Judiciary Committee hearing about the attorney general's handling of the special counsel's Russia report (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is signaling he will not allow aides, including former White House counsel Don McGahn, to testify...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017 file photo, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calf., answers questions during an interview at the Associated Press bureau in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais )
April 30, 2019 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are steeling for an extraordinary fight with President Donald Trump as the White House stonewalls congressional oversight demands in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. In the latest case, Trump, his family and the Trump Organization have...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., second from right, arrives for a news conference on veteran suicide prevention with House Veterans' Committee members, Monday April 29, 2019, at the House Triangle on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 29, 2019 - 7:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Whatever happens next, don't call it impeachment. House Democrats have been careful not to rush to impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump in the aftermath of Robert Mueller's report, despite calls to do so by high-profile lawmakers and 2020 presidential contenders...
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In this April 18, 2018, photo, the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump is threatening to broadly assert executive privilege to block a series of current and former aides from testifying before Congress, including some who already cooperated with the special counsel’s Russia probe. It’s a strategy that could yield a messy, drawn-out legal fight.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 27, 2019 - 4:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Since George Washington's time, presidents have used executive privilege to resist congressional inquiries in the name of protecting the confidentiality of their decision-making. President Donald Trump threatened this past week to broadly assert executive privilege to block a...
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European People's Party candidate Manfed Weber delivers a speech at Zappio Congress Hall in Athens on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Weber is in Greece for the official launch of his campaign for the May 23-26 European Parliament elections. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
April 26, 2019 - 12:40 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The German center-right candidate hoping to become the next head of the European Union's executive branch is urging Britain not to take part in the European Parliament elections in May. Manfred Weber told Germany's Funke Media Group "it would be good if British politicians quickly...
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