Government and politics

March 20, 2017 - 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is naming some names in its efforts to shame local jails that don't cooperate with immigration authorities. For now it's putting the spotlight on Travis County, Texas, home of liberal Austin. The administration has released a list of 206 cases of...
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March 20, 2017 - 3:58 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A renewable energy company again faced opposition from landowners Monday as it tried for the second time to win one of the final pieces of regulatory approval needed to carry wind power east from the nation's heartland over one of the country's longest transmission lines...
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch gives a thumbs-up when asked how he is doing as he listens to opening statements on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 20, 2017 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says the Senate is aiming to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch before a two-week break that starts April...
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FILE - This Wednesday, March 1, 2017, file photo shows President Donald Trump, flanked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., right as he speaks during a meeting with House and Senate leadership in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The president is deploying an outside and inside strategy to fulfill his campaign promise to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” seeking support beyond Washington before making an in-person pitch on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 20, 2017 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is deploying an outside and inside strategy to fulfill his campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare," seeking support beyond Washington before making an in-person pitch on Capitol Hill. Trump was slated to rally supporters Monday night in Louisville...
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President Donald Trump greets Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi upon his arrival to the White House in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 20, 2017 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is welcoming Iraq's prime minister to the White House for their first meeting since Trump assumed office. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi posed for photos in the White House driveway and the Oval Office before the pair commenced bilateral meetings. Al-Abadi's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2016 file photo, a smiley face is seen on a sunflower in a sunflower field in Lawrence, Kan. Over the past decade as income in the U.S. has gone up, self-reported happiness levels have fallen fast, some of the biggest slides in the world. Yet this year, Norway vaulted to the top slot in the annual World Happiness Report despite the plummeting price of oil, a key part of its economy. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 20, 2017 - 3:20 pm
OSLO, Norway (AP) — If you want to pursue happiness, grab a winter coat. A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more than just money to be happy. What makes Norway and other northern European countries top the happiness list has a lot...
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch is surrounded by photographers as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 20, 2017 - 3:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Neil Gorsuch emphasized "the importance of an independent judiciary" on Monday in opening remarks to a Senate Judiciary Committee bitterly divided over his nomination to the Supreme Court. "Under our Constitution, it is for this body, the people's representatives, to make...
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch laughs on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 20, 2017 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is promising to be independent if confirmed to the high court. In his opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee on...
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 20, 2017 - 1:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is criticizing Democrats, complaining that they didn't ask former President Bill Clinton's Supreme Court nominees about a sexual harassment...
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 20, 2017 - 11:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 11:50 a.m. The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says she is "deeply disappointed" that the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is...
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