Government and politics

February 27, 2018 - 12:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A spokeswoman for the Kushner Cos. says the family real estate developer is in talks to buy out its partner in a Manhattan skyscraper that has been losing money for years. Christine Taylor says the family firm once run by President Donald Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner is...
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February 27, 2018 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. general in the Middle East is criticizing Russia for being both "arsonist and fireman" in Syria. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command, told a House committee on Tuesday that Russia is at the heart of the conflict in Syria. Votel said Moscow is...
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February 27, 2018 - 11:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker has decided to not seek re-election this November after all. Todd Womack is chief of staff to the two-term Senate veteran. Womack says that "the senator believes he made the right decision in September" not to run again and will leave the...
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February 27, 2018 - 11:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has named former digital adviser Brad Parscale as campaign manager of his 2020 re-election campaign. In a statement, the Trump campaign said Parscale will lead "advanced planning" for the 2020 effort, and that the campaign will also be engaged in the 2018...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2015, file photo, Monica Lewinsky attends the Cannes Lions 2015, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France. Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky says the affair that led to impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton “was not sexual assault” but “constituted a gross abuse of power.” Lewinsky writes in “Vanity Fair” that she is “in awe of the sheer courage” of women who’ve been confronting “entrenched beliefs and institutions.” She says she was recently moved to tears when a leader of the #MeToo movement told her, “I’m so sorry you were so alone.” (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
February 27, 2018 - 11:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Monica Lewinsky says the affair that led to impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton "was not sexual assault" but "constituted a gross abuse of power." Lewinsky writes in the March issue of "Vanity Fair" that she is "in awe of the sheer courage" of women who've been...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2015, file photo, Monica Lewinsky attends the Cannes Lions 2015, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France. Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky says the affair that led to impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton “was not sexual assault” but “constituted a gross abuse of power.” Lewinsky writes in “Vanity Fair” that she is “in awe of the sheer courage” of women who’ve been confronting “entrenched beliefs and institutions.” She says she was recently moved to tears when a leader of the #MeToo movement told her, “I’m so sorry you were so alone.” (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
February 27, 2018 - 10:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky says the affair that led to impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton "was not sexual assault" but "constituted a gross abuse of power." Lewinsky writes in "Vanity Fair" that she is "in awe of the sheer courage" of women who've...
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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 27, 2018 - 10:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's longtime aide Hope Hicks was meeting with the House intelligence committee Tuesday for a closed-door interview as part of the panel's Russia investigation. Hicks arrived shortly after 10 a.m. through a rear entrance to the committee's interview space and...
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February 27, 2018 - 10:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Congress acted within its authority when it ended a lawsuit that began over a Native American tribe's Michigan casino. The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Congress acted lawfully when it passed legislation that resulted in the lawsuit's dismissal. The case...
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February 27, 2018 - 10:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky says the affair that led to impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton "was not sexual assault" but "constituted a gross abuse of power." Lewinsky writes in "Vanity Fair" that she is "in awe of the sheer courage" of women who've...
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February 27, 2018 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says immigrants the government has detained and is considering deporting aren't entitled by law to a bond hearing after six months in detention and then every six months if they're still being held. The justices on Tuesday overturned a decision of the 9th U.S...
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