Politics

January 02, 2017 - 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior House Democrats are extolling the benefits of President Barack Obama's health care law in hopes of derailing Republican plans to gut the statute. Speaking to reporters Monday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says the GOP will begin its "assault" on the law when the 115th...
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Melania Trump, right, looks on as her husband President-elect Donald Trump talks to reporters during a New Year's Eve party at Mar-a-Lago, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 02, 2017 - 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 2:10 p.m. President-elect Donald Trump is showing little sign of forgiving his critics as he prepares to move into the Oval Office. The incoming president tweeted Monday that, "Various media outlets and pundits say that I...
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Military personnel salute as Air Force One with President Barack Obama and first family aboard arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. President and his family are returning from vacation in Hawaii. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 02, 2017 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — His last vacation behind him, President Barack Obama is entering the closing stretch of his presidency, an eleventh-hour push to tie up loose ends and put finishing touches on his legacy before handing the reins to President-elect Donald Trump. Obama returned to Washington midday...
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FILE - In a Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 file photo, members of the state Assembly listen to an address by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, at the in Sacramento, Calif. Both houses of the Legislature were in session as new lawmakers were sworn-in to office. As California lawmakers return to Sacramento on Jan 4, 2017, liberal dreams of expanding safety-net benefits and providing health coverage to immigrants are giving way to a new vision revolving around a feverish push to protect gains made in the past, pushing back against conservative policies from President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican Congress. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
January 02, 2017 - 11:09 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As California lawmakers return to Sacramento on Wednesday, liberal dreams of expanding safety-net benefits and providing health coverage to immigrants are giving way to a new vision revolving around a feverish push to protect gains racked up in the past. After years of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congress ushers in a new era of all-Republican rule, with a tight GOP grip on the House, a slim majority in the Senate and a newfound ally in the White House in Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
January 02, 2017 - 10:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ushers in a new era of all-Republican rule. On Tuesday at noon, with plenty of pomp and pageantry, members of the 115th Congress will be sworn in, with an emboldened GOP intent on unraveling eight years of President Barack Obama's Democratic agenda and targeting massive...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama sits with Attorney General Eric Holder during the 32nd annual the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. Obama has announced plans to improve Democrats’ down-ballot fortunes once he leaves office. He is launching an initiative with former Attorney General Eric Holder aimed at making Democratic gains when states redraw legislative district lines following the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 02, 2017 - 10:14 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrats around the country are demanding change from a national committee they say has focused too heavily on the White House at the expense of governorships, legislatures and state party operations. "It's got to be helping us organize in our states to be able to build that...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio listens to a video presentation of the findings from a five-year investigation into the authenticity of President Barack Obama's birth certificate during a news conference in Phoenix. Arpaio has left office with a mixed legacy on immigration, jails and other key issues. Critics accused him of being a publicity-driven bully who treated powerless people harshly because it was popular with voters. His supporters counter that he’s a standup guy who did what the public wanted and was the only local police official in Arizona to move against illegal immigration. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
January 02, 2017 - 10:07 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The full-throated bravado that made Sheriff Joe Arpaio a household name in debates over illegal immigration and the treatment of jail inmates was missing as he started his last news conference in a law enforcement career that spanned a half-century. After being charged with a crime...
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January 02, 2017 - 9:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ushers in a new era of all-Republican rule. On Tuesday at noon, with plenty of pomp and pageantry, members of the 115th Congress will be sworn in, with an emboldened GOP intent on unraveling eight years of President Barack Obama's Democratic agenda and targeting massive...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio listens to a video presentation of the findings from a five-year investigation into the authenticity of President Barack Obama's birth certificate during a news conference in Phoenix. Arpaio has left office with a mixed legacy on immigration, jails and other key issues. Critics accused him of being a publicity-driven bully who treated powerless people harshly because it was popular with voters. His supporters counter that he’s a standup guy who did what the public wanted and was the only local police official in Arizona to move against illegal immigration. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
January 02, 2017 - 9:56 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Critics have accused metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio of being a publicity-driven bully who treated powerless people harshly because it was popular with voters. His supporters counter that he's a standup guy who did what the public wanted and was the only local police official in...
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January 02, 2017 - 9:47 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrats around the country are demanding change from a national committee they say has focused too heavily on the White House at the expense of governorships, legislatures and state party operations. "It's got to be helping us organize in our states to be able to build that...
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