Government and politics

March 13, 2017 - 6:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats are warning Republicans controlling Congress against adding billions of dollars for President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall to an upcoming $1 trillion-plus catchall spending package. The warning from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and others...
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March 13, 2017 - 6:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats are warning Republicans controlling Congress against adding billions of dollars for President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall to an upcoming $1 trillion-plus catchall spending package. The warning from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and others...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits to make a statement at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington. Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were appointed during the prior presidential administration, the Justice Department said Friday, March 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
March 12, 2017 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days before Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered dozens of the country's top federal prosecutors to clean out their desks, he gave those political appointees a pep talk during a conference call. The seemingly abrupt about-face Friday left the affected U.S. attorneys...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits to make a statement at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington. Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were appointed during the prior presidential administration, the Justice Department said Friday, March 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
March 12, 2017 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days before Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered dozens of the country's top federal prosecutors to clean out their desks, he gave those political appointees a pep talk during a conference call. The seemingly abrupt about-face Friday left the affected U.S. attorneys...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits to make a statement at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington. Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were appointed during the prior presidential administration, the Justice Department said Friday, March 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
March 12, 2017 - 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave his top federal prosecutors a pep talk two days before he demanded dozens of resignations. The seemingly abrupt about-face has left the affected U.S. attorneys scrambling to brief those left behind and say goodbye to colleagues. Some of those...
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The pictures of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hangs on a balustrade among Turkish flags as Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, center left, speaks during a campaign gathering in Metz, eastern France, Sunday, March 12, 2017. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was in France Sunday to whip up support for controversial constitutional reforms to expand the powers of the Turkish presidency. (AP Photo/Elyxandro Cegarra)
March 12, 2017 - 3:06 pm
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the diplomatic tensions between Turkey and the Netherlands (all times local): 8:05 p.m. French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron "strongly condemns" what he calls provocations from the Turkish government. Macron has called on France to support its...
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March 12, 2017 - 1:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The biting humor of "Saturday Night Live" took aim at another Trump this week — first daughter Ivanka. The long-standing comedy show skewered President Donald Trump's elder daughter with a faux perfume ad, starring actress Scarlett Johansson. The name of the perfume? Complicit. As...
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March 12, 2017 - 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The biting humor of "Saturday Night Live" took aim at another Trump this week — first daughter Ivanka. The long-standing comedy show skewered President Donald Trump's elder daughter with a faux perfume ad. It starred actress Scarlett Johansson. The name of the perfume? Complicit...
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March 12, 2017 - 1:39 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The trendsetting South by Southwest music festival is all about the next big thing, but the heated politics of the moment is stealing the show. Tensions over immigration have put a heavy air over the typically breezy weeklong music bash that begins Monday and includes...
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In this March 8, 2017, photo, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders works in her office at the White House in Washington. The 34-year-old spokeswoman for President Donald Trump was schooled in hardscrabble politics _ and down-home rhetoric _ from a young age by her father, folksy former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Her way with a zinger, and her unshakable loyalty to an often unpredictable boss, is a big reason why the deputy press secretary is a rising star in Trump's orbit. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 12, 2017 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with aggressive on-air questioning about the president's wiretapping claims, Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't flinch, she went folksy. Speaking to George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America," she pulled out a version of an old line from President Lyndon Johnson: "If the...
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