Legislature

July 19, 2017 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's drug commission is drawing new criticism after it missed a second self-imposed deadline. Twenty senate Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have written to the acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy urging him...
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July 19, 2017 - 1:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House subcommittee has approved legislation designed to allow automakers to increase the testing of self-driving cars on U.S. roads. Lawmakers say self-driving cars are the future and federal law needs updating to ensure they're developed and deployed in the United States. A top...
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President Donald Trump speaks while having lunch with services members in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 19, 2017 - 1:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican effort to repeal the Obama health law (all times local): 1:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says senators shouldn't leave town for August recess unless they act on legislation to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law. Trump also says any...
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July 19, 2017 - 1:07 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kathy Holbrook was at home one night last year when she started having chest pains, so the 63-year-old former office manager drove to a hospital near her home in the eastern Kentucky mountains. "I am a Christian lady, so I believe in the power of prayer and I was just praying...
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Protesters raise candles during a protest in front of the presidential palace, as they urge Polish President Andrzej Duda to reject a bill changing the judiciary system, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Poland's lawmakers continue a heated debate about the controversial draft law by the ruling populist party that will reorganize the work of the Supreme Court, which, the opposition says, will subordinate the court to the justice minister. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 19, 2017 - 11:57 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A senior European Union official warned Wednesday the bloc is coming closer to imposing sanctions on Poland for the government's controversial attempt to take control over the judiciary, which has provoked a huge new wave of street protests and heated debate in the Polish...
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Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah talks on his cellphone outside a Senate Republican meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. President Donald Trump blasted congressional Democrats and "a few Republicans" over the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite the Obama health care law. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 19, 2017 - 8:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Sens. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran decided they were ready to disrupt the GOP rewrite of the health care law, they chose President Donald Trump's favorite medium. They could not support Senate Republicans' plan, the somewhat unlikely pair of conservatives tweeted at 8:30 p.m...
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Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. is pursued by reporters as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 19, 2017 - 5:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans are expressing embarrassment, fear and frustration as party leaders concede that their years-long promise to erase much of Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is all but dead. Conservative activists blamed establishment Republicans who control Congress. Establishment...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2017 file photo, House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, unveiled a budget that makes deep cuts in food stamps and other social safety net programs while boosting military spending by billions, a blueprint that pleases neither conservatives nor moderates. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 19, 2017 - 4:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are pressing ahead with a budget plan designed to help the party to deliver on a GOP-only effort to overhaul the tax code. The plan before the House Budget Committee on Wednesday also features promises to cut more than $5 trillion from the budget over the coming decade...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2017 file photo, House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, unveiled a budget that makes deep cuts in food stamps and other social safety net programs while boosting military spending by billions, a blueprint that pleases neither conservatives nor moderates. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 19, 2017 - 4:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are pressing ahead with a budget plan designed to help the party to deliver on a GOP-only effort to overhaul the tax code. The plan before the House Budget Committee on Wednesday also features promises to cut more than $5 trillion from the budget over the coming decade...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2016, file photo, FAA Air Traffic Controllers work in the Dulles International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower in Sterling, Va. A plan to privatize the nation’s air traffic control operations has hit turbulence in the House, raising questions about whether one of President Donald Trump’s infrastructure priorities can survive. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
July 19, 2017 - 3:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A plan to privatize the nation's air traffic control operations has hit turbulence in the House, raising questions about whether one of President Donald Trump's infrastructure priorities can survive. The concept of splitting off air traffic control from the Federal Aviation...
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