Government and politics

January 27, 2018 - 7:10 pm
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — The political network backed by conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch plan to spend $20 million to promote the tax overhaul recently signed into law by President Donald Trump. The investment marks an early focus of the Koch brothers' 2018 political strategy...
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Attorney General Bill Schuette announces an open and ongoing investigation into the systemic issues with sexual misconduct at Michigan State University that began in 2017 on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the G. Mennen Williams Building in Lansing, Mich. Schuette said that the independent probe will shine a bright light on every corner of the university. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
January 27, 2018 - 7:04 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette lashed out at Michigan State University for allowing Larry Nassar to sexually abuse girls and women for years, and he took a shot at the school's governing body. "I don't need advice from the board of trustees," the aspiring governor...
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The pro-Russian Incumbent Milos Zeman claims victory in the Czech presidential election in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. The Czech Republic's pro-Russia president won a second five-year term Saturday after beating a political newcomer viewed as more Western-oriented in a runoff vote. With ballots from almost 99 percent of polling stations counted, the Czech Statistics Office said President Milos Zeman had received 51.6 percent of the vote during the two-day runoff election. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
January 27, 2018 - 6:30 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — The Latest on the presidential election in the Czech Republic (all times local): 12 p.m. Czech President Milos Zeman has never liked the media. Now, some of his friends or guards are following suit in the wake of his electoral triumph Saturday. When a person collapsed in a Prague...
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FILE - This March 15, 2016, file photo, shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass. Wynn Resorts is denying multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault by its founder Steve Wynn, describing it as a smear campaign related to divorce proceedings from his ex-wife. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, that a number of women say they were harassed or assaulted by the casino mogul. Wynn denied the allegations personally in a printed statement. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 27, 2018 - 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigned Saturday as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee amid allegations of sexual harassment and assault. Wynn has been a prolific Republican donor and led the RNC's fundraising efforts during President Donald Trump's first year, helping...
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The President of the Parliament of Catalonia Roger Torrent addresses the media after a meeting with ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont in Brussels on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
January 27, 2018 - 6:06 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's top court said Saturday that Catalonia's fugitive ex-president must return to the country and be present in the regional parliament to receive the authority to form a new government. The Constitutional Court ruled that a session of Catalonia's parliament scheduled...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. In different circumstances, Ginsburg might be on a valedictory tour in her final months on the Supreme Court. But in the era of Donald Trump, the 84-year-old Ginsburg is packing her schedule and sending signals she intends to keep her seat on the bench for years. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 27, 2018 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In different circumstances, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might be on a valedictory tour in her final months on the Supreme Court. But in the era of Donald Trump, the 84-year-old Ginsburg is packing her schedule and sending signals she intends to keep her seat on the bench for years...
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U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and WEF founder Klaus Schwab walk past during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 27, 2018 - 6:04 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As President Donald Trump declared that "America First does not mean America alone" at a global economic forum in Switzerland, his top diplomat was on a European trip of his own, trying to convince skeptical allies that the oft-repeated phrase is more than just lip service...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. listen. Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Image via AP, File)
January 27, 2018 - 6:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beset by poor poll numbers and the grind of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump will look to reset his term with his first State of the Union address, arguing that his tax cut and economic policies will benefit all Americans. The theme of his Tuesday night address to...
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FILE - This March 15, 2016, file photo, shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass. Wynn Resorts is denying multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault by its founder Steve Wynn, describing it as a smear campaign related to divorce proceedings from his ex-wife. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, that a number of women say they were harassed or assaulted by the casino mogul. Wynn denied the allegations personally in a printed statement. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 27, 2018 - 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigned Saturday as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee amid allegations of sexual harassment and assault. Wynn has been a prolific Republican donor and led the RNC's fundraising efforts during President Donald Trump's first year, helping...
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January 27, 2018 - 4:10 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain's top court says that Catalonia's fugitive ex-president must return to the country and be present in the regional parliament to receive the authority to form a new government. The Constitutional Court ruled Saturday that a session of Catalonia's parliament scheduled for Tuesday...
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