Politics of the United States

February 19, 2018 - 8:31 pm
(AP) -- The Latest on Louisiana's special legislative session (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Louisiana's governor spent little of his special session speech focused on the type of taxes he wants passed to close a $1 billion budget gap. Gov. John Bel Edwards told lawmakers Monday he's "flexible" about...
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February 15, 2018 - 3:27 pm
(AP) - The Senate has blocked a bipartisan proposal that would have provided 1.8 million young immigrants a chance for citizenship and $25 billion for a border wall. The bill was crafted by moderate Republicans and Democrats billing themselves as the ``Common Sense Coalition.'' They described the...
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SIPA USA
February 08, 2018 - 8:26 am
(AP) _ President Donald Trump says faith is ``central to American life and liberty.'' Trump on Thursday addressed the National Prayer Breakfast, a high-profile annual event that brings together faith leaders, politicians and dignitaries. He spoke about seeing the ``power of God's love'' in...
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February 07, 2018 - 12:16 pm
(AP) — The Senate’s top Republican says there’s Senate agreement on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programs with huge spending increases. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the pact, joined on the Senate floor by top Senate...
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AP
January 23, 2018 - 5:11 pm
(AP) _ President Donald Trump has nominated the wife of former U.S. Sen. David Vitter to serve as a federal judge in New Orleans. The White House on Tuesday announced Wendy Vitter's nomination for a seat on the bench in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Trump also nominated Robert Summerhays to...
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January 22, 2018 - 11:46 am
By ALAN FRAM, ANDREW TAYLOR and ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration...
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January 21, 2018 - 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders offered no obvious solution to reopening the government and engaged in unrelenting finger-pointing during a rare Sunday session in the hours leading up to a vote to end the shutdown before the workweek began. The chamber’s top Democrat indicated that he would...
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Sipa USA
January 09, 2018 - 4:14 pm
By ZEKE MILLER and CATHERINE LUCEY | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is stepping down as chairman of Breitbart News Network after a public break with President Donald Trump. Breitbart announced Tuesday that Bannon would step down as executive...
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