Government and politics

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2017 file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn arrives in the East Room of the White House in Washington. A House committee wants the White House and Trump administration officials to detail all the payments and contacts that Flynn had with foreign government representatives spanning the past three years. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 22, 2017 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans joined Democrats on Wednesday in pressuring the Trump administration to surrender records of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's payments and contacts with foreign officials during the past three years. In a sign of deepening interest among congressional...
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. gives reporters an update about the ongoing Russia investigation adding that President Donald Trump's campaign communications may have been "monitored" during the transition period as part of an "incidental collection," Wednesday, March 22, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 22, 2017 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the chairman of the House intelligence committee will brief President Donald Trump on the possible monitoring of Trump associates. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said Wednesday that the communications of Trump transition officials — possibly including Trump...
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Marie Louise Gorsuch, wife of Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch touches his shoulder during a break in testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 22, 2017 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a glide path toward confirmation, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch parried fresh attacks from Democrats Wednesday on abortion and special education, insisting that "when you put on the robe, you open your mind" as he faced a final day before the Senate Judiciary Committee...
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White House Press secretary Sean Spicer speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Spicer discussed the attacks at the British Parliament in London and other topics. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 22, 2017 - 1:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:47 p.m. The White House is condemning the attacks in London involving a car rampage and knife attack. President Donald Trump is said to be monitoring developments. Spokesman Sean Spicer said Wednesday that the White House...
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, right, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, prepare to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Defense Department's fiscal 2018 budget. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 22, 2017 - 11:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Congress should approve a formal authorization for U.S. military forces to fight the Islamic State in Syria. Mattis calls the Islamic State a "clear and present danger" and says he wonders why Congress hasn't acted already. He says an...
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Labor secretary-designate Alexander Acosta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 22, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 22, 2017 - 11:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Labor Department said Wednesday he won't allow potential political pressure from the administration to influence his hiring decisions and regrets he let that happen on his watch at the Justice Department. But Alexander Acosta,...
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March 22, 2017 - 11:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is wrestling with the topic of police shootings in a case where a California sheriff's deputies shot a couple during their search for a wanted man. The justices Wednesday heard arguments in a 2010 shooting involving Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies. The...
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Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma listen at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on women in healthcare, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 22, 2017 - 11:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican health care overhaul (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Republican Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas has opened a House committee hearing saying the health care overhaul that was signed into law seven years ago "has failed the American people." Sessions says...
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President Donald Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, to rally support for the Republican health care overhaul. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 22, 2017 - 9:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and House leaders revved up pressure Wednesday on balky conservatives and other Republican lawmakers as crunch time approaches on the party's health care overhaul bill, a drive GOP leaders concede they can't afford to lose. A day before the House planned...
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March 22, 2017 - 9:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will deliver the keynote address at Liberty University's commencement ceremony. Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. provided the details of the May 13 graduation ceremony in a statement Wednesday. Falwell was a close ally to Trump during his...
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