Politics

February 20, 2018 - 8:19 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says public representatives will undergo "lifestyle audits" as part of his campaign to clean up the government. Ramaphosa said Tuesday that the scrutiny will start with the executive branch, and that he was heartened to hear that the...
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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump disembark Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 20, 2018 - 8:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again accusing his predecessor of not doing enough to prevent Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Trump tweets that's because President Barack Obama "thought Crooked Hillary was going to win and he didn't want to 'rock the boat.'" But...
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President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, after traveling with President Donald Trump from a holiday weekend at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 20, 2018 - 8:08 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning encouraged Republicans to fight Pennsylvania's new court-imposed map of congressional districts, issued a day earlier in a move expected to improve Democrats' chances at chipping away at the GOP's U.S. House majority. Trump tweeted...
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February 20, 2018 - 8:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is clearing the way for a lower-cost alternative to comprehensive medical insurance plans sold under former President Barack Obama's health care law. Proposed regulations out Tuesday from the Health and Human Services department allow health insurers to...
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The court overturned the existing boundaries in a gerrymandering case.
February 20, 2018 - 7:57 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on redistricting in Pennsylvania (all times local): 8:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is encouraging Pennsylvania Republicans to challenge a new court-imposed congressional map all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary. Trump tweeted Tuesday that...
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February 20, 2018 - 6:35 am
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards addressed the legislature, calling on the state’s governing body to put party politics aside to fix the impending fiscal cliff that triggers July 1st after a series of sales taxes expire. He said that if no deal is struck, TOPS, higher Ed, and healthcare would...
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The eldest son of US President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr's Trump Towers ads are seen in major newspapers in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. "Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper. The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few days, herald the arrival not of the American president but of his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who is in New Delhi to sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units in a Trump-branded development outside of the Indian capital. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
February 20, 2018 - 5:33 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — "Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper. The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few days, herald the arrival not of the American president but of his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who is in...
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Mourners hug as they leave the funeral of Alaina Petty, in Coral Springs, Fla., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Petty was a victim of Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 20, 2018 - 2:18 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida's capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week. The students plan to hold a rally Wednesday in hopes that it will put...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017 photo, Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Moscow, waits for the State of the State address inside the House chambers at the state Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Foreman said Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, he would call Idaho State Police if any student affiliate from Planned Parenthood stopped by his office. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger,File)
February 20, 2018 - 1:03 am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a...
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Demonstrators hold signs during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 20, 2018 - 12:57 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few days about the victims of the Florida school massacre and the escalating...
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