Government and politics

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 file photo, Saudi King Salman speaks during a meeting of the Saudi-Iraqi Bilateral Coordination Council with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The French newspaper Le Monde is reporting that it has seen a letter written by Saudi King Salman to French President Emmanuel Macron to help prevent Qatar from buying Russia's most advanced air defense missile system. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool, File)
June 03, 2018 - 10:16 am
PARIS (AP) — The French newspaper Le Monde is reporting that Saudi Arabia wants France to help prevent Qatar from buying Russia's most advanced air defense missile system. Le Monde said it has seen a letter written by Saudi King Salman to French President Emmanuel Macron to express his "deep...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. administers the House oath of office to Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican newcomers stunned Washington in the 2010 midterm election, sweeping into the House majority with bold and boisterous promises to cut taxes, slash spending and rollback what many viewed as Barack Obama’s executive overreach of the federal of government. Scott, the class president, objects to the “tea party” brand he says was slapped on the group by the media and the Obama administration. It’s a label some lawmakers now would rather forget. “We weren’t who you all said we were,” Scott said.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, file)
June 03, 2018 - 9:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican newcomers stunned Washington back in 2010 when they seized the House majority with bold promises to cut taxes and spending and to roll back what many viewed as Barack Obama's presidential overreach. But don't call them tea party Republicans any more. Eight years...
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June 03, 2018 - 9:35 am
PARIS (AP) — The French newspaper Le Monde is reporting that Saudi Arabia wants France to help prevent Qatar from buying Russia's most advanced air defense missile system. Le Monde said it has seen a letter written by Saudi King Salman to French President Emmanuel Macron to express his "deep...
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June 03, 2018 - 9:32 am
ROME (AP) — The leader of the right-wing party that is sharing power in Italy insists that undoing laws allowing same-sex civil unions and abortion aren't on the agenda of the new government. League leader Matteo Salvini gave those assurances after Family Minister Lorenzo Fontana said that families...
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June 03, 2018 - 8:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation (all times local): 8:55 a.m. President Donald Trump's attorney says his legal team would go to court to prevent any effort to subpoena the president. Rudy Giuliani appeared on ABC's "...
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June 03, 2018 - 8:34 am
LONDON (AP) — British civil servants have warned of shortages of food, fuel and medicines within weeks if the U.K. leaves the European Union next year without a trade deal, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Sunday Times said government officials have modeled three potential scenarios for a "no deal...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. administers the House oath of office to Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican newcomers stunned Washington in the 2010 midterm election, sweeping into the House majority with bold and boisterous promises to cut taxes, slash spending and rollback what many viewed as Barack Obama’s executive overreach of the federal of government. Scott, the class president, objects to the “tea party” brand he says was slapped on the group by the media and the Obama administration. It’s a label some lawmakers now would rather forget. “We weren’t who you all said we were,” Scott said.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, file)
June 03, 2018 - 8:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican newcomers stunned Washington back in 2010 when they seized the House majority with bold promises to cut taxes and spending and to roll back what many viewed as Barack Obama's presidential overreach. But don't call them tea party Republicans any more. Eight years...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. administers the House oath of office to Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican newcomers stunned Washington in the 2010 midterm election, sweeping into the House majority with bold and boisterous promises to cut taxes, slash spending and rollback what many viewed as Barack Obama’s executive overreach of the federal of government. Scott, the class president, objects to the “tea party” brand he says was slapped on the group by the media and the Obama administration. It’s a label some lawmakers now would rather forget. “We weren’t who you all said we were,” Scott said.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, file)
June 03, 2018 - 8:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican newcomers stunned Washington back in 2010 when they seized the House majority with bold promises to cut taxes and spending, and to roll back what many viewed as President Barack Obama's overreach of the executive branch. But some of them don't want to be called tea...
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FILE - In this file image made from video released by WikiLeaks on Oct. 11, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks in Moscow. Snowden blew the lid off U.S. government surveillance methods five years ago. The 34-year-old is living in exile in Russia, but intelligence chiefs complain that revelations from the trove of classified documents he disclosed keep trickling out. (AP Photo, File)
June 03, 2018 - 8:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Whistleblower or traitor, leaker or public hero? Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the lid off U.S. government surveillance methods five years ago, but intelligence chiefs complain that revelations from the trove of classified documents he disclosed...
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FILE - In this file image made from video released by WikiLeaks on Oct. 11, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks in Moscow. Snowden blew the lid off U.S. government surveillance methods five years ago. The 34-year-old is living in exile in Russia, but intelligence chiefs complain that revelations from the trove of classified documents he disclosed keep trickling out. (AP Photo, File)
June 03, 2018 - 8:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been five years since former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the lid off U.S. surveillance methods, but the classified material he took is still trickling out and the U.S. government is still tracking it. The top U.S. counterintelligence official says...
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