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2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — When Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage earlier this month at this city’s ornate Orpheum Theatre, Tricia Currans-Sheehan posed a pointed question to the expected presidential contender. “Why did you undergo the DNA testing and give Donald Trump more fodder to be a bully?” the Iowa college professor asked, referring […]
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Clemson Tigers invited to enjoy fine dining in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — After dining on fast food during their visit to the White House, the Clemson Tigers have been invited to eat at some of Chicago’s most acclaimed restaurants. Nick Kokonas, the co-owner of the Alinea Group, invited the college football national champions “to experience what an actual celebration dinner should be.” The move […]
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Justices appear ready to void Tennessee alcohol sales law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears ready to strike down a Tennessee provision that requires people to live in the state for two years before obtaining a license to sell alcohol. Several justices said the restriction unconstitutionally discriminates against out-of-state economic interests, despite strong state interests in regulating liquor sales. A ruling invalidating the […]
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Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

Both sides in the nation's abortion debate are fired up and pursuing state-level legislation this year. Here are the states and the status of efforts.
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Jarrett memoir excerpted in free online compilation

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett’s memoir and a new novel by acclaimed author Karl Marlantes are among dozens of upcoming works excerpted in a free online compilation. Jarrett’s “Finding My Voice” recalls her time as one of President Barack Obama’s most trusted advisers. Marlantes, known for his Vietnam War novel “Matterhorn,” […]
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White House denounces Rep. King’s white supremacy remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is describing comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy as “abhorrent.” Presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is praising the move by House Republicans to strip the nine-term Iowa lawmaker of his committee assignments. King was quoted last week by The New York Times as saying: “White […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, House, New York Times, Iowa, Steve King, Sarah Huckabee Sanders


Kirsten Gillibrand takes major step toward White House run

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has taken a major step toward announcing a presidential bid, saying she is launching an exploratory committee for a White House run. The 52-year-old New York Democrat said Tuesday on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: “It’s an important first step and it’s one I am taking because […]
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Mueller not ready for Rick Gates sentencing, filing says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Gates, a former senior campaign aide to President Donald Trump, will have to wait at least another two months for his sentencing date in the Russia investigation, prosecutors said Tuesday. In a new court filing, special counsel Robert Mueller’s team said they’re not ready for Gates’ sentencing because he is continuing […]
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West Virginia: Proposal to give $10M for Trump’s border wall

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some West Virginia lawmakers want to pitch in millions of dollars for President Donald Trump’s wall-building effort along the U.S.-Mexico border. The GOP-led House of Delegates issued a statement Monday that a bill planned by three delegates would divert $10 million from West Virginia’s current $186 million budget surplus for wall […]
Tags: News, Mexico, West Virginia, Ap, Nation, Gop, Donald Trump, Trump, House of Delegates, CHARLESTON W Va, Nation & World Politics


GOP’s John Kasich lands regular role as CNN commentator

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says he’s joined CNN as a political commentator. The Ohio Republican is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump and a potential 2020 presidential contender. Kasich announced in a tweet on Tuesday he will begin immediately as a regular contributor on the cable news network. Kasich […]
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Iowa’s Steve King off House committees after race remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms. King, in his ninth term representing Iowa, will not be given committee assignments in the Congress that began this month, House Minority Leader Kevin […]
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Desperate parents and discount marijuana: DC in a shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — No city experiences a shutdown quite like Washington. Besides the economic impact, a shutdown warps the nation’s capital on a cultural, recreational and logistical level — touching everybody from garbage collectors to young parents, prospective newlyweds to aspiring Eagle Scouts. The current partial shutdown, now in a record fourth week, has also […]
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Q&A: What don’t we know about the Russia investigation?

Questions and answers about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the role of Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign.
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AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump’s lawyers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general sent White House lawyers a memo arguing the president couldn’t have obstructed justice by firing ex-FBI Director James Comey. That’s according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke Monday to The Associated Press. The person wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and […]
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Michael Flynn, Sean Spicer become neighbors in Rhode Island

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has bought a house in Rhode Island, and his new neighbor is a familiar face from their days together in the Trump administration: former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The Newport Daily News, citing public records, reported that the sale closed Jan. 2, and […]
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Trump heads to farm convention after Air Force One delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is on his way to Louisiana after a mechanical issue delayed Air Force One’s departure from Washington. Trump is traveling to New Orleans on Monday to address the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th annual convention. The White House says the Air Force One maintenance crew needed to reset an […]
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2020 Democratic primary set to intensify

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode. With several Democrats already in the race, a half dozen more are locking down final travel, staffing and strategy to launch White House bids in the coming weeks. While plans may change, the announcements are […]
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Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 campaign

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro is now in the 2020 Democratic race for president, and he could end up being the only Latino in what’s expected to be a crowded field of White House contenders. The 44-year-old Castro kicked off his campaign Saturday in San Antonio, his hometown. He announced […]
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GOP rejected Obama’s executive reach, but accepts Trump’s

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and — relying on what he called his pen and his phone — used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation. Now, with President Donald Trump proposing an even more dramatic end-run around Congress to build […]
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Trump to honor Clemson Tigers at White House on Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s looking forward to celebrating the Clemson Tigers at the White House on Monday. Trump announced the 2019 NCAA football champion team’s visit in a tweet Friday, exclaiming “what a game, what a coach, what a team!” Clemson won the national championship earlier this week with a 44-16 […]
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Bloomberg says he’d self-fund possible 2020 White House bid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that, if he runs for president in 2020, he’ll pay for it himself. He’s also offering a broader defense of candidates who use personal riches to bankroll campaigns. Another top contender, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, has decried the presidency becoming “one more plaything that […]
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Former FEMA boss says border situation is not an emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday that what’s happening on the U.S. southern border is no emergency. Craig Fugate, who ran the national disaster agency for nearly eight years under President Barack Obama and was head of Florida’s disaster agency under a Republican governor, said the push […]
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FBI agents warn of harm caused by partial shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The association that represents thousands of FBI agents warned Thursday that a partial government shutdown could cause laboratory delays, reduce money for investigations and make it harder to recruit and retain agents. The FBI Agents Association sent a petition to the White House and congressional leaders encouraging them to fund the FBI […]
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The shutdown today: Candy and a walkout by the president

Here’s what’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 19. WHAT’S NEW TODAY A White House meeting between President Donald Trump and congressional leaders was short, but not very sweet. It began with the president offering candy to participants but ended soon after with him walking out. Democrats said Trump had a “temper tantrum.” […]
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Texas landowners dig in to fight Trump’s border wall

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — As President Donald Trump travels to the border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall, landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White House gets its way. The federal government has started surveying land along the border in Texas […]
Tags: Texas, News, White House, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump, HIDALGO Texas AP, Eloisa Cavazos


US orders refuges to staff for hunters despite shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directing dozens of wildlife refuges to return to work to make sure hunters and others have access despite the government shutdown, according to an email obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. The partial restaffing of 38 wildlife refuges is angering wildlife groups, who accuse the […]
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Trump links drugs, violent crime to lack of border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall in a somber televised address that was heavy with dark immigration rhetoric but offered little in the way of concessions or new ideas to break the standoff that has left large swaths of the government shuttered for 18 days. Speaking […]
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Supreme Court hears case involving Crow tribe hunting rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Clayvin Herrera wound up with a fine of more than $8,000 for hunting elk in Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest after he posted photos online of his kill, showing off the way showing off often happens these days. The Crow tribe member’s defense, however, in a case that has gotten all the way […]
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, Ap, Nation, Wyoming, Crow, Nation & World Politics, Bighorn National Forest, Clayvin Herrera


Castro meets with Nevada Latino leaders ahead of 2020 bid

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro is meeting with Nevada Democrats and leaders of the Latino community in Las Vegas days ahead of his planned announcement of a 2020 run for the presidency. Castro, the Democratic former mayor of San Antonio who served in President Barack Obama’s second term, met Tuesday […]
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Top Texas conservative in Washington ahead of Trump speech

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A top Texas conservative has been called away from his duties overseeing the opening of the state’s legislative session for a meeting at the White House. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick headed Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign in Texas and his trip to Washington comes as the president prepares to address the nation […]
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