Legislature

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017 file photo, Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Frustrated by his options, President Donald Trump is withholding approval of a long-delayed Afghanistan war strategy and even mulling a radical shakeup in his national security team as he searches for a “game changer” after 16 years of indecisive conflict. In a recent Situation Room meeting that turned explosive, Trump raised the idea of firing Nicholson, according to two officials with knowledge of the discussion. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 03, 2017 - 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by his options, President Donald Trump is withholding approval of a long-delayed Afghanistan war strategy and even mulling a radical shakeup in his national security team as he searches for a "game changer" after 16 years of indecisive conflict. In a recent Situation...
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August 03, 2017 - 3:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee approved legislation Thursday that would suspend U.S. financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it ends what lawmakers said is a long-standing practice of rewarding Palestinians who kill Americans and Israelis. Members of the Republican-led Senate...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2017 file photo, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. poses in the press room at the MTV Movie and TV Awards in Los Angeles. Waters has been added to the list of honorees at BET’s 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards. The event will air Aug. 22 on BET. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 03, 2017 - 1:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters has been added to the list of honorees at BET's 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards. BET said the congresswoman will earn the Social Humanitarian Award for "being a fearless and outspoken advocate for under-served population." The event, hosted by Oscar-...
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August 03, 2017 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed legislation increasing the user fees that drug and medical device-makers pay. The money raised will help cover the cost of Food and Drug Administration reviews that are necessary to bring products to market. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg. Trump signed on Aug. 2, what he called a "seriously flawed" bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, pressured by his Republican Party not to move on his own toward a warmer relationship with Moscow in light of Russian actions. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 03, 2017 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia sanctions bill signed by President Donald Trump(all times local): 1:40 p.m. Republican senators say it's wrong for the president to blame Congress for deteriorating relations with Russia. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania says he was shocked at a tweet by...
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President Donald Trump, flanked by Sen. Tom Cotton, R- Ark., left, and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, during the unveiling of legislation that would place new limits on legal immigration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 03, 2017 - 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation, embraced by President Donald Trump, that would change immigration to a merit-based system (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta says replacing American workers with lower-wage foreigners is a disservice to U.S. laborers. Acosta...
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August 03, 2017 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's choice to be the Energy Department's No. 2 official. Dan Brouillette of Texas — an executive at USAA insurance company — was approved by a 79-17 vote on Thursday. Back in June, Brouilette won the endorsement of the Senate Energy...
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August 03, 2017 - 1:12 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean lawmakers have approved a bill that would legalize abortion in limited circumstances and end the socially conservative country's status as the last in South America with a blanket ban on the procedure. The measure approved late Wednesday allows abortions when a woman'...
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In this photo taken May 17, 2017, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cummings has asked a business partner of the Trump administration’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, for documents detailing Flynn’s foreign contacts and security clearance, according to a letter released Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 03, 2017 - 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on a House oversight committee has asked a business partner of the Trump administration's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, for documents detailing Flynn's foreign contacts and security clearance, according to a letter released Thursday. Rep. Elijah...
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August 03, 2017 - 10:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed a new member of the National Labor Relations Board. Lawyer Marvin Kaplan — a onetime Republican congressional aide — joins the five-member board, and he's moving it closer to a GOP majority. The Republican-controlled Senate confirmed Kaplan by a 50-48...
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