Government and politics

In this image from video from Senate Television, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on the floor of the Senate Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Senate TV via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a midnight government shutdown creeping closer, both Republicans and Democrats grappled with internal party divisions in advance of hoped-for showdown votes Thursday night on a massive budget deal. Frustrations mounted as GOP Sen. Rand Paul held up voting on the broad measure...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, Rep. Thomas Rooney, R-Fla., center, talks with reporters as he leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting where the committee is interviewing former White House strategist Steve Bannon behind closed doors on Capitol Hill in Washington. Partisan sparring over the Russia investigation is causing chaos on the traditionally bipartisan House intelligence committee _ with the panel now planning to build a wall to separate Republican and Democratic staff who have long sat side by side. Rooney, said Feb. 8 that he thinks the committee is “poison” right now, characterizing partisan tensions as a total breakdown on committee that could have national security concerns(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
February 08, 2018 - 6:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Partisan sparring over the Russia investigation is causing chaos on the traditionally bipartisan House intelligence committee — with the panel now planning to build a wall to separate Republican and Democratic staff who have long sat side by side. A senior Republican on the...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, leaves the podium as he turns toward Rep. Mac Thornberry, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, left, after a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican-led Congress on Thursday was rounding up support for a bipartisan budget bill that would put the government on track for annual deficits topping $1 trillion, a gap last seen toward the end of Obama's first term. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 08, 2018 - 6:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rode the tea party wave to power eight years ago on a message of fiscal responsibility and attacking budget deficits, and kept at it during President Barack Obama's two terms. That was then. The Republican-led Congress on Thursday was rounding up support for a...
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February 08, 2018 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional budget deal would shift a bigger share of Medicare's medication costs to drug companies, a change that could help limit future increases in beneficiaries' premiums for prescription coverage. Changes to Medicare's popular "Part D" prescription plan headline a long...
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FILE - This Oct. 19, 2017, image from drone video, shows damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria, two days after Syrian Democratic Forces said military operations to oust the Islamic State group ended. A U.S. military official says that the American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in January 2018 captured two notorious British members of an Islamic State insurgent cell commonly dubbed “The Beatles” and known for beheading hostages. (AP Photo/Gabriel Chaim)
February 08, 2018 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces captured two notorious British members of an Islamic State insurgent cell commonly dubbed "The Beatles" and known for beheading hostages, a U.S. military official said Thursday. The official said that El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda...
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February 08, 2018 - 5:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature said Thursday they would not be able to meet a court-ordered deadline to hold a vote on a replacement map for the state's congressional districts, but that they still hoped to develop a plan in the coming days. Aides to the...
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February 08, 2018 - 5:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military official says the American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces captured two British members of an Islamic State insurgent cell commonly dubbed "The Beatles" and known for beheading hostages. The official says that El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey were...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows civil defense workers carrying a wounded man after airstrikes hit a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Syrian rescue workers and activists say the death toll from ongoing government strikes on the opposition-held region near the capital Damascus has risen to at least 35. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 5:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The closer the U.S. gets to its original goal in Syria of defeating the Islamic State group, the murkier its end game. New layers of complexity are descending on a shifting battlefield, as demonstrated by a deadly barrage of American air and artillery strikes on a shadowy attacker...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, Rep. Thomas Rooney, R-Fla., center, talks with reporters as he leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting where the committee is interviewing former White House strategist Steve Bannon behind closed doors on Capitol Hill in Washington. Partisan sparring over the Russia investigation is causing chaos on the traditionally bipartisan House intelligence committee _ with the panel now planning to build a wall to separate Republican and Democratic staff who have long sat side by side. Rooney, said Feb. 8 that he thinks the committee is “poison” right now, characterizing partisan tensions as a total breakdown on committee that could have national security concerns(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
February 08, 2018 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Partisan sparring over the Russia investigation is causing chaos on the traditionally bipartisan House intelligence committee — with the panel now planning to build a wall to separate Republican and Democratic staff who have long sat side by side. A senior Republican on the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, Omarosa Manigault smiles at reporters as she walks through the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Manigault Newman is a cast member on "Celebrity Big Brother," premiering Thursday on CBS. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 08, 2018 - 5:12 pm
Omarosa Manigault Newman is starting to tell her story, as promised. And her story is that America is not going to be OK under President Donald Trump. "No," a tearful Manigault Newman, who left her White House job in December, tells her co-star, Ross Mathews, on a clip teasing "Celebrity Big...
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