Government and politics

September 19, 2017 - 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local): 2:52 p.m. A chief sponsor of Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare says he's "never felt better about where we're at" but stopped short of predicting the GOP has the votes to...
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September 19, 2017 - 2:47 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if the nation's "Rocket man" leader does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons. Trump, who has ramped up his rhetoric throughout the escalating...
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September 19, 2017 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A scheduled private meeting between President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and Senate committee staff was abruptly canceled on Tuesday amid a dispute over a public statement he issued before the meeting. Senate intelligence committee leaders said they called off the closed-door...
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September 19, 2017 - 1:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Preet Bharara, who says he knows nothing more about why President Donald Trump fired him as U.S. attorney than on the day it happened, is about to step back into the spotlight with a podcast on justice issues. The podcast, "Stay Tuned with Preet," debuts Wednesday with...
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September 19, 2017 - 1:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local): 1:26 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration is "all in" on a last-ditch effort by Republicans to undermine former President Barack Obama's health care...
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September 19, 2017 - 1:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York prosecutor Preet Bharara (buh-RAH'-ruh) jokes that there's a law that anyone who's left a high-profile position must start a podcast, and he's just complying. The podcast on justice issues launches Wednesday with Leon Panetta as the first guest. Bharara says he knows...
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September 19, 2017 - 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local): 12:28 p.m. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling colleagues that she wants "all hands on deck" to defeat the latest Republican effort to undo the Affordable Care Act...
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September 19, 2017 - 12:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the ongoing investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Senate intelligence committee leaders say they canceled a scheduled interview with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer after he released a public...
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September 19, 2017 - 12:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump, a good enemy deserves a good nickname. In his debut appearance before the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, Trump embraced his latest label — calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man." An apparent reference to the Elton John song, which Trump...
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September 19, 2017 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An abandoned proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential election was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more," the personal lawyer for President Donald Trump was expected to tell congressional staff on Tuesday. Michael Cohen appeared Tuesday...
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