Government and politics

February 28, 2018 - 10:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is attacking Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying Sessions isn't doing enough to investigate whether the FBI abused government surveillance powers in the Russia probe. Sessions has said the Justice Department's inspector general will evaluate whether...
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Military members practice placing a casket in the Rotunda of the Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 in Washington, for the late Rev. Billy Graham to lie in honor tomorrow. President Tump, Congressional leaders and the Graham family will be in attendance. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 28, 2018 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — He felt stung by the politics that helped define his life — and resolved to keep a distance. But in death, the Rev. Billy Graham is getting a rare tribute from the nation's top political leaders under the Capitol Rotunda. President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., followed by, from left, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., arrives to meet with reporters following weekly policy luncheons where they discussed school safety measures in response to the Parkland, Fla., assault that left 17 dead, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 28, 2018 - 10:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and guns (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Senate Democrats want President Donald Trump to follow through on his push for "comprehensive background checks" for gun buyers. And they're pressing him to endorse legislation that would extend...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017 file photo Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks on the Trump Administration's energy policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. Zinke wants to move more Interior Department employees out of Washington and into the field, closer to the public lands and resources they manage, saying that will lead to improved, decentralized decision-making. More than 90 percent of the department's employees already work outside the Washington area, and some retired department employees say the agency already has a well-established decentralized decision-making process. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik,File)
February 28, 2018 - 9:18 am
DENVER (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's plan for a major realignment to put more of his department's decision-makers in the field has a fundamental flaw, in the eyes of some who spent their careers making those decisions: They're already out there. Eleven former Interior Department...
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February 28, 2018 - 8:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hailing a legal victory for his promised border wall, but says sections in California will not built "until the whole Wall is approved." Trump tweeted Wednesday: "I have decided that sections of the Wall that California wants built NOW will not be built...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks at Vaux Big Picture High School in Philadelphia. A Department of Housing and Urban Development employee said Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, that she was demoted after she refused to comply with a request from the acting agency head that she "find money" to bankroll a costly remodeling of future HUD Secretary Ben Carson's office. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 28, 2018 - 7:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Department of Housing and Urban Development employee says she was demoted after she refused to comply with a request from the acting agency head that she "find money" for a costly remodeling of future HUD Secretary Ben Carson's office. A HUD document shows the agency spending $...
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White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, one of President Trump's closest aides and advisers, arrives to meet behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 28, 2018 - 7:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House communications director Hope Hicks acknowledged to a House intelligence panel that she has occasionally told "white lies" for President Donald Trump but has not lied about anything relevant to the Russia investigation, according to those present for Hicks' closed-door...
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Military members practice placing a casket in the Rotunda of the Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 in Washington, for the late Rev. Billy Graham to lie in honor tomorrow. President Tump, Congressional leaders and the Graham family will be in attendance. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 28, 2018 - 5:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — He felt stung by the politics that helped define his life — and resolved to keep a distance. But in death, the Rev. Billy Graham is getting a rare tribute from the nation's top political leaders under Capitol Rotunda. President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate...
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White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, one of President Trump's closest aides and advisers, arrives to meet behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 28, 2018 - 5:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's longtime aide Hope Hicks declined to answer questions about her time in the White House during a nine-hour, closed-door interview with the House intelligence committee, saying she was advised not to. The panel is investigating Russian interference in the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Politico is reporting that the security clearance of White House senior adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner has been downgraded. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 28, 2018 - 5:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The security clearance of White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner has been downgraded, significantly reducing his access to classified information, according to two people informed of the decision. Kushner had been operating with an interim clearance...
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