Government and politics

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders arrives to the daily press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 27, 2018 - 6:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on White House and Trump campaign staff (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The White House says senior adviser Jared Kushner drafted his statement of support for new Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale in his "personal capacity." Legal questions have been raised about the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks in Palmyra, Mo. Missouri lawmakers are returning to the Statehouse for the first time Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 since Greitens was indicted, with plans to discuss assembling a committee whose investigation could lead to his impeachment. The first-term Republican governor was indicted late Thursday on felony invasion of privacy. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
February 27, 2018 - 5:59 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens are questioning why St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner hired a private out-of-state company to perform the investigation that led to his indictment, rather than relying on St. Louis police. Greitens' attorneys in a court...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks to the National Association of Attorneys General at their Winter Meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 27, 2018 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it will support local officials in hundreds of lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers that are fueling the nation's drug abuse crisis. The move is part of a broader effort to more aggressively target...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves Federal District Court, in Washington. Manafort’s legal problems are growing. Not only did the former Trump campaign chairman’s business associate flip on him, but the special counsel’s office secured another indictment that accuses him of even more crimes. It was the latest bump in a rough road. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 27, 2018 - 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson was not amused. A lawyer for Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, was trying to justify the multimillion-dollar value of his client's home as part of a bail package. Rather than producing tax assessment or...
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President Donald Trump during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, about additional leadership in the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 27, 2018 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump never stopped campaigning after winning the White House and now he's making fresh moves to establish his re-election effort. The president on Tuesday named former digital adviser Brad Parscale as campaign manager for his 2020 election bid, a sign he is...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves Federal District Court, in Washington. Manafort’s legal problems are growing. Not only did the former Trump campaign chairman’s business associate flip on him, but the special counsel’s office secured another indictment that accuses him of even more crimes. It was the latest bump in a rough road. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 27, 2018 - 5:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The criminal case against Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is one of the most high-profile, high-stakes prosecutions in Washington. But it's been mired in sideshow issues that have left the judge exasperated. Paul Manafort, who for a time led the president's 2016 campaign,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016 file photo, Brad Parscale, who was the Trump campaign's digital director, waits for an elevator at Trump Tower in New York. President Donald Trump has named former digital adviser Brad Parscale as campaign manager of his 2020 re-election campaign. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 27, 2018 - 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The political strategist and online guru who was named President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign manager Tuesday has a close financial relationship with a penny-stock firm with a questionable history that includes longstanding ties to a convicted fraudster, according to an Associated...
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February 27, 2018 - 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is outlining its goals for prison reform with a focus on re-entry into society and rehabilitation. Administration officials said Tuesday they are sending their principles to lawmakers for them to draw up legislation. They are seeking to improve re-entry programs...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Politico is reporting that the security clearance of White House senior adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner has been downgraded. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 27, 2018 - 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The security clearance of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, has been downgraded. That's according to two people informed of the decision. Kushner had been operating with an interim clearance at the "top secret/sensitive compartmented...
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February 27, 2018 - 5:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Associated Press investigation reveals that the political strategist and online guru who was just named as President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign manager has a close financial relationship with a penny-stock firm tied to a convicted fraudster. Brad Parscale sold his digital...
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