Government and politics

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, as President Donald Trump came to the Capitol to rally support for the Republican health care overhaul by taking his case directly to GOP lawmakers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 21, 2017 - 7:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican health care overhaul (all times local): 7:45 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan is urging his party members to vote for the GOP health care plan on Thursday. Ryan is introducing President Donald Trump at a National Republican Congressional Committee...
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FILE - This March 16, 2017, file photo, provided by the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office in Norman, Okla., shows Ralph Shortey, a Republican state senator who is facing felony child prostitution charges after police say he solicited sex from a 17-year-old boy. His attorney said Monday, March 20, 2017, that Shortey plans to resign his seat by Wednesday evening. (Cleveland County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
March 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator charged with child prostitution once proposed a bill to prohibit the use of human fetuses in food and spent 17 years working with a program that introduces young people to government. Sen. Ralph Shortey, who was elected to represent part of the...
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, back to camera, listens as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, flanked by the committee's ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., right, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Gorsuch. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 21, 2017 - 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times EDT): 5:45 p.m. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is weighing in on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch via Twitter. In a series of tweets, she criticized Gorsuch for ruling too...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, accompanied by Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. House Republican leaders want to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate counties to the New York State government. The provision would help mostly Republican-controlled counties that have struggled to subsidize Medicaid payments for the poor. New York City wouldn’t get the same relief. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 21, 2017 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders looking to lock down votes for their health care overhaul are seeking to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate New York counties to the state government — a proposal Democrats quickly labeled the "Buffalo Bribe" and the "Knickerbocker...
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March 21, 2017 - 3:56 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Local officials from Philadelphia to Texas say a Trump administration report aimed at shaming jails with so-called sanctuary policies includes bad or misleading information. The mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, said Tuesday that he didn't understand why U.S. Immigration and...
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In this photo taken March 11, 2017, Georgia Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff speaks to volunteers in his Cobb County campaign office. Ossoff is trying for an upset in a Republican-leaning district outside Atlanta. The primary is April 18 with a likely runoff on June 20. Republicans have begun to attack Ossoff, a move the candidates says "shows we can win." (AP Photo/Bill Barrow)
March 21, 2017 - 3:53 pm
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — The garden room at Rivermont Golf and Country Club brims with Republican donors and activists, but Michael Fitzgerald wants to talk about Democrats. "Shock therapy," he calls it. The 6th Congressional District chairman for Georgia Republicans, Fitzgerald wants to steel party...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017 file photo, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks at the White House in Washington. The White House is instructing Cabinet heads and agency officials not to elaborate on President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts beyond what was in the relatively brief submission, a move Democrats decried as a gag order. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 21, 2017 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is instructing Cabinet heads and agency officials not to elaborate on President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts beyond what was in a relatively brief submission, a move Democrats decried as a gag order. Budget director Mick Mulvaney wrote in a memo late last...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, after signing a bill to increase NASA's budget to $19.5 billion and directs the agency to focus human exploration of deep space and Mars. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 21, 2017 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Tuesday that updates NASA's mission to add exploration of Mars and authorizes $19.5 billion in spending for the U.S. space agency for the current budget year. It's the first time in seven years that there has been an authorization bill...
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, back to camera, listens as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, flanked by the committee's ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., right, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Gorsuch. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 21, 2017 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times EDT): 1:48 p.m. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch says a case involving a truck driver who was fired for disobeying a boss' order "is one of those you take home at night." The...
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, back to camera, listens as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, flanked by the committee's ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., right, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Gorsuch. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 21, 2017 - 11:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 11:54 a.m. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch says no one knows how he'd rule if President Donald Trump's immigration ban comes before the Supreme Court. Vermont Sen. Patrick...
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