Politics

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell meets Labor Secretary-designate Andy Puzder in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Supporters of Puzder are launching a campaign to defend him after months of criticism from Democrats and labor groups. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
February 13, 2017 - 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's Cabinet confirmations (all times EST): 2 p.m. Mitt Romney is urging the Senate to confirm fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as President Donald Trump's labor secretary. The 2012 GOP presidential nominee said on social media that Puzder "knows...
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February 13, 2017 - 1:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two lawmakers are asking Marathon Pharmaceuticals about what they consider exorbitant pricing of a drug to treat genetic muscle deterioration in about 15,000 Americans. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., say Marathon Pharmaceuticals plans to charge $89,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2017 file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at the Education Department in Washington. The country’s new education chief got off to a rocky start with a dogged segment of the school universe, families of disabled children, when she admitted to being confused by a question at her confirmation hearing about a key federal law that has governed special education since 1975. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
February 13, 2017 - 12:25 pm
Betsy DeVos got off to a rocky start with families of disabled children when she acknowledged being confused by a question at her confirmation hearing about a federal law that has governed special education since 1975. Now that DeVos is on the job at the U.S. Education Department, advocacy groups...
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CLARIFIES THAT FATHER HAS NOT BEEN DEPORTED- Marlene Mosqueda, left, who's father was arrested by ICE early Friday morning to be deported, is comforted at a news conference by her attorney Karla Navarrette at The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Navarrete, said she sought to stop Mosqueda from being placed on a bus to Mexico and was told by ICE that things had changed. She said another lawyer filed federal court papers to halt his removal. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
February 13, 2017 - 12:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Advocacy groups and the White House say that people suspected of living in the United States illegally are being rounded up in large numbers as part of stepped-up enforcement under President Donald Trump. Advocates cited what they call heavy-handed raids in Atlanta, Chicago, New...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, an Uber driverless car heads out for a test drive in San Francisco. In the first major congressional attempt to address the advent of self-driving cars, two key senators said Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, they’re launching a bipartisan effort to help to speed up the deployment of the vehicles on the nation’s roads. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
February 13, 2017 - 11:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first major congressional attempt to address the advent of self-driving cars, two senators said Monday they're launching a bipartisan effort to help to speed up the deployment of the vehicles on the nation's roads. Republican John Thune of South Dakota, the chairman of the...
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President Donald Trump meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 13, 2017 - 11:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on meetings between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's and President Donald Trump. (all times EST): 12:35 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought a personal gift to President Donald Trump Monday. Trudeau brought a photo of Trump with Trudeau's father,...
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February 13, 2017 - 11:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says North Korea's latest missile launch affirms that the country's weapons programs pose a "clear, grave threat" to U.S. security. A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, told reporters Monday that the U.S. tracked the flight of the missile that was launched on...
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In this photo taken Jan. 31, 2017, a silencer is displayed at Ed's Public Safety gun shop in Stockbridge, Ga. They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been as difficult as buying a machine gun, requiring a background check that can take close to a year. Now, emboldened by the election of Donald Trump as president, the industry has renewed a push in Congress to ease those restrictions, arguing that it’ll help preserve the hearing of gun users. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)
February 13, 2017 - 11:25 am
ATLANTA (AP) — They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been as difficult as buying a machine gun, requiring a background check that can take close to a year. Now, emboldened by the election of Donald Trump as president,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo, Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. The Senate is poised to confirm Mnuchin despite complaints by Democrats that Mnuchin failed to protect thousands of homeowners from unnecessary foreclosures when he headed OneWest Bank. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 13, 2017 - 10:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for Treasury secretary is headed toward confirmation by the Senate Monday despite complaints by Democrats that Steven Mnuchin ran a "foreclosure machine" when he headed OneWest Bank. Votes on Trump's Cabinet picks have exposed deep partisan divisions...
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President Donald Trump greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau upon his arrival at the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 13, 2017 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a polar opposite to Donald Trump in almost every way, joined the new U.S. president at the White House Monday keen to build a relationship that doesn't threaten trade. Trudeau arrived on a blustery morning, and Trump greeted him with a firm...
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