Government and politics

August 23, 2018 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Trump administration official says the Education Department is weighing whether to allow states to use federal grants earmarked for academic enrichment to purchase guns for schools. The official told the Associated Press on Thursday that the agency is reviewing...
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August 23, 2018 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and educators are decrying the Education Department's review of whether states can use federal money to purchase guns for schools. Press Secretary Liz Hill said Thursday that the agency "is constantly considering and evaluating policy issues, particularly...
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In this video image released by Fox News, President Donald Trump is interviewed for the "Fox & friends" television program by Ainsley Earhardt, shot Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the White House in Washington. (Fox News via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 1:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News' Ainsley Earhardt was by turn sympathetic and gently probing during her interview with President Donald Trump that aired on Thursday, yet was also caught mischaracterizing one of his answers while promoting the event. The "Fox & Friends" co-host had a coveted yet...
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FILE - This May 8, 2018, file photo Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun thanks supporters after winning the republican primary in Whitestown, Ind. One of the chief suppliers for a line of trademarked auto parts sold by Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun laid off more than 200 American workers and shipped their jobs to Asia. Braun has ignored outsourcing questions. Instead, he attacks his rival, Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, for once owning stock in a family business that has a factory in Mexico. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
August 23, 2018 - 12:40 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One of the chief suppliers for a line of trademarked auto parts sold by Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun laid off more than 200 American workers and shipped their jobs to Asia. The layoffs by Westin Automotive a decade ago puts the Republican in a delicate spot. That's...
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Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab delivers his speech outlining the government's plans for a no-deal Brexit in London, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. The British government says it will unilaterally accept some European Union rules and give EU financial services firms continued access to the U.K. market in order to maintain stability if the country crashes out of the bloc without a deal. (Peter Nicholls/Pool Photo via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 12:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — Businesses could face red tape at the border, customers could see higher credit card fees, patients could endure delays to medical treatment and there could even be a sperm shortage if Britain leaves the European Union next year without a deal, the U.K. government acknowledged...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018 file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the State Department, in Washington. Pompeo on Thursday appointed a senior executive with Ford Motor Co. to be his special envoy for North Korea and said they both would visit Pyongyang next week. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
August 23, 2018 - 12:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday appointed a senior executive with Ford Motor Co. to be his special envoy for North Korea and said the two would visit Pyongyang next week. Pompeo announced that he had chosen Stephen Biegun to handle day-to-day negotiations with the North...
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In this Aug. 21, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a in Charleston, W.Va. Trump assailed longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen for making a plea deal in an interview that aired Thursday, accusing his former fixer of “flipping” and arguing “it almost ought to be illegal.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 23, 2018 - 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, incensed over a deal his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen cut with prosecutors, says it might be better if "flipping" were illegal because people "just make up lies." Trump, in a television interview broadcast Thursday, tried to play down his...
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Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab delivers his speech outlining the government's plans for a no-deal Brexit in London, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. The British government says it will unilaterally accept some European Union rules and give EU financial services firms continued access to the U.K. market in order to maintain stability if the country crashes out of the bloc without a deal. (Peter Nicholls/Pool Photo via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 12:19 pm
LONDON (AP) — Businesses could face red tape at the border, customers could see higher credit card fees, patients could face delays to medical treatment and there could even be a sperm shortage if Britain leaves the European Union next year without a deal, the U.K. government acknowledged Thursday...
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US national security adviser John Bolton, speaks during an interview about the meeting with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev, at the American embassy in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, August 23, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 12:18 pm
GENEVA (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Thursday he pressed top Russian officials about meddling in the U.S. election process, while saying Russians will face no new U.S. sanctions if they stop such interference. John Bolton spoke to The Associated Press in an...
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FILE- In this July 19, 2018, file photo, Kathleen Kraninger, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, testifies before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on her confirmation on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate Banking Committee has approved Kraninger to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with a 13-12 party-line vote. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
August 23, 2018 - 12:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday approved Kathy Kraninger as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as Republicans overlooked the protests of Democrats who said President Donald Trump's nominee is unqualified to lead the consumer watchdog. Kraninger's...
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