Government and politics

FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, David Hernandez, left, Genevieve Peters, center, and Jennifer Martinez celebrate after the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to join the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit against the State of California's sanctuary cities law (SB54) during their meeting in Santa Ana, Calif. More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
April 15, 2018 - 12:08 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak. Since the Jeff...
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April 15, 2018 - 10:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of rage against James Comey on Sunday over the former FBI director's forthcoming book, calling him "slippery," insisting he never asked him for loyalty and labelling him "the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!" Trump fired off a...
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American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley listens as Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Ja'afari speaks after a vote on a resolution during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria, Saturday, April 14, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 15, 2018 - 10:30 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 5:25 p.m. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is making clear the United States won't be pulling troops out of Syria right away. Haley spoke after President Donald Trump in a tweet Sunday defended his use of the term "...
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FILE - This March 23, 2018, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation's only test run of the 2020 Census. A trial will begin in federal court on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in San Francisco, over the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)
April 15, 2018 - 10:14 am
A Trump administration plan to ask people if they are U.S. citizens during the 2020 census has prompted a legal uproar from Democratic state attorneys general, who argue it could drive down participation and lead to an inaccurate count. Yet not a single Republican attorney general has sued — not...
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FILE - This March 23, 2018, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation's only test run of the 2020 Census. A trial will begin in federal court on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in San Francisco, over the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)
April 15, 2018 - 10:12 am
A Trump administration plan to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census has prompted legal challenges from many Democratic-led states. But not a single Republican attorney general has sued — not even from states with large immigrant populations. Democratic attorneys general contend the...
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April 15, 2018 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of rage against former FBI Director James Comey on Sunday, calling him "slippery," insisting he never asked him for loyalty and labelling him "the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!" Trump fired off a series of tweets early Sunday...
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Attorney Joanna Hendon representing President Trump, right, talks to Michael Avenatti, attorney and spokesperson for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, center, at the Federal court, Friday, April 13, 2018, in New York. A hearing has been scheduled before U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood to address President Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen's request for a temporary restraining order related to the judicial warrant that authorized a search of his Manhattan office, apartment and hotel room this week. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
April 15, 2018 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says all lawyers are now "deflated and concerned" by the FBI raid on his personal attorney Michael Cohen's home and office. He tweeted Sunday: "I have many (too many!) lawyers and they are probably wondering when their offices, and even homes, are going to...
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In this image released by the Department of Defense, a U.S. Air Force B-1 Bomber separates from the boom pod after receiving fuel from an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker on April 13, 2018, en route to strike chemical weapons targets in Syria. President Donald Trump declared "Mission Accomplished" for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, but the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemical-related facilities left enough others intact to enable the Assad government to use banned weapons against civilians if it chooses. (Department of Defense via AP)
April 15, 2018 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his use of the phrase "Mission Accomplished" to describe a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, saying "it is such a great Military term, it should be brought back." In an early-morning tweet, Trump said the...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a press conference at the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
April 15, 2018 - 8:46 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Thousands of miles from home, Vice President Mike Pence was thrust into a new, more immediate, role on the world stage Saturday: explaining President Donald Trump's military strike in Syria to a summit of Latin America leaders. Hours after Trump hailed the missile strike targeting...
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Demonstrators wave esteladas or independence flags in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, April 15, 2018, during a protest in support of Catalonian politicians who have been jailed on charges of sedition. Tens of thousands of Catalan separatists rallied in downtown Barcelona Sunday to demand the release of high-profile secessionist leaders being held in pre-trial detention. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
April 15, 2018 - 8:32 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Catalan separatists rallied in downtown Barcelona on Sunday to demand the release of high-profile secessionist leaders being held in pre-trial detention. Protesters waved Catalan separatist flags behind a huge banner that read "for rights and...
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