Government and politics

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens to Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a meeting Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 12, 2018 - 1:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has modest financial resources compared to some members of the high court, and he recently paid off significant credit card debt. Government disclosure forms show the federal appellate judge nominated by President Donald Trump had assets...
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President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during their bilateral meeting, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 11, 2018 - 11:09 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign policy for decades...
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People hold a rally outside the Federal Courthouse in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Lawyers for two immigrant children detained in Connecticut after being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border asked a federal judge on Wednesday to order that the girl and boy be reunited with their families. (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 10:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' fight over President Donald Trump's now abandoned policy of separating migrant families stirred anew Wednesday, drawing fresh attention to an issue that has divided Republicans and that Democrats hope will propel voters their way in the midterm elections. The battling at...
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People hold a rally outside the Federal Courthouse in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Lawyers for two immigrant children detained in Connecticut after being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border asked a federal judge on Wednesday to order that the girl and boy be reunited with their families. (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 9:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' fight over President Donald Trump's now abandoned policy of separating migrant families stirred anew Wednesday, drawing fresh attention to an issue that has divided Republicans and that Democrats hope will propel voters their way in the midterm elections. The battling at...
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President Donald Trump, right, walks away after being greeted by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, before a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. NATO leaders gather in Brussels for a two-day summit to discuss Russia, Iraq and their mission in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 11, 2018 - 8:59 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 2:50 a.m. President Donald Trump has jolted the NATO summit in Brussels by turning a spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, center, serves macaroni and cheese to the homeless as he volunteers with Catholic Charities, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 11, 2018 - 8:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pausing in his pursuit of Supreme Court robes, nominee Brett Kavanaugh donned a blue apron Wednesday afternoon to help serve meals to the homeless. The conservative appellate court judge chosen by President Donald Trump to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy stood outside...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks following a House Republican Conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 11. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 11, 2018 - 7:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have told former FBI lawyer Lisa Page that she must answer questions before two House committees investigating the Justice Department this week or they will begin the process of holding her in contempt of Congress. Page was subpoenaed to appear for a private...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, center, serves macaroni and cheese to the homeless as he volunteers with Catholic Charities, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 11, 2018 - 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pausing in his pursuit of Supreme Court robes, nominee Brett Kavanaugh donned a blue apron Wednesday afternoon to help serve meals to the homeless. The conservative appellate court judge chosen by President Donald Trump to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy stood outside...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks following a House Republican Conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 11. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 11, 2018 - 7:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have told former FBI lawyer Lisa Page that she must answer questions before two House committees investigating the Justice Department this week or they will begin the process of holding her in contempt of Congress. Page was subpoenaed to appear for a private...
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Workers inside this boat apply finishing details at Regal Marine Industries in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Some U.S. manufacturers are feeling the impact of tariffs of up to 25 percent that the Trump administration has imposed on thousands of products imported from China, Europe, Mexico, Canada, India and Russia, and of retaliatory tariffs that countries have put on U.S. exports. Among the products the U.S. has targeted are aluminum, steel and goods made from those metals, vehicles and their components and computer parts. The retaliation has hit U.S. makers of food and farm products, alcoholic beverages and boats and other vehicles. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
July 11, 2018 - 6:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers went on record Wednesday to express their frustration with the Trump administration's growing use of tariffs as the Senate passed a nonbinding resolution designed to give Congress more say about trade penalties imposed in the name of national security. The measure, which...
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