Legislature

Social Democratic Party, SPD, chairman and top candidate in the upcoming general elections Martin Schulz closes his eyes as he gives a statement after first projections of the state election in German state Saarland have been announced at the party's headquarters in Berlin, Sunday, March 26, 2017. Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party has emerged easily as the strongest party from an election in Germany's western Saarland state — an unexpectedly strong performance and a disappointment for her center-left rivals. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
March 26, 2017 - 1:54 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party easily won an election in Germany's western Saarland state on Sunday, an unexpectedly strong performance as Merkel prepares to seek a fourth term in a national vote later this year, projections showed. The outcome was disappointing for her...
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President Donald Trump talks about the health care overhaul bill, Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump’s accusation that his predecessor ordered snooping of his communications has fallen apart, slapped down by the FBI chief and again by the Republican leading the House intelligence committee, a Trump ally. The president gave up on arguing that Barack Obama tapped his phones, and he doesn’t give up on anything easily. A look at how that sensational charge and a variety of other statements by the president, on Russia, immigration, health care and more, met reality checks over the past week. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 26, 2017 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace Barack Obama's health care law as his aides pledged to court moderate Democrats on upcoming initiatives from health care to tax cuts. On Twitter on Sunday, Trump...
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President Donald Trump talks about the health care overhaul bill, Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump’s accusation that his predecessor ordered snooping of his communications has fallen apart, slapped down by the FBI chief and again by the Republican leading the House intelligence committee, a Trump ally. The president gave up on arguing that Barack Obama tapped his phones, and he doesn’t give up on anything easily. A look at how that sensational charge and a variety of other statements by the president, on Russia, immigration, health care and more, met reality checks over the past week. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 26, 2017 - 9:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is attacking conservative lawmakers after the failure of the Republican bill to replace Obamacare. On Twitter Sunday, Trump says: "Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announces that he is abruptly pulling the troubled Republican health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 25, 2017 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Other than minor tweaks, they knew the measures would go nowhere because the Democrat still lived in the White House. With a bill that counted Friday, they...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a visit to Foster Supply Inc. on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Scott Depot, W.Va. Pence was in West Virginia to participate in a listening session with small business and job creators in the community. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)
March 25, 2017 - 7:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and the health overhaul (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence has told a group at a small business in West Virginia that "we will end the Obamacare nightmare and give the American people the world-class health care that they deserve." Pence'...
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March 25, 2017 - 7:40 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's governor signed legislation on Saturday that would require doctors to inform women that medication-induced abortions can be halted after taking just one of two pills, despite doctors' groups saying there is little evidence to back up that idea. Proponents of the idea...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the Federal budget in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump wants to tackle tax reform, but the loss on health care deals a blow to that effort. The loss on health care deprives Republicans of $1 trillion in tax cuts, and the GOP is just as divided on what steps to take. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 25, 2017 - 11:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans' failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump's agenda: tax reform. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., say they will soon turn their attention to the first major re-write of the tax...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announces that he is abruptly pulling the troubled Republican health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 25, 2017 - 9:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Other than minor tweaks, they knew the measures would go nowhere because the Democrat still lived in the White House. With a bill that counted Friday, they...
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March 25, 2017 - 9:53 am
DENVER (AP) — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections. A bill pending in the Legislature would allow pot growers and retailers to reclassify...
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March 25, 2017 - 9:48 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament speaker has expressed concern over reports of airstrikes that have allegedly killed more than 100 civilians in western Mosul where U.S.-backed government troops are fighting the Islamic State group. In tweets published on his official account, speaker Salim al-...
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