Government and politics

President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony honoring Reverend Billy Graham in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building, Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 01, 2018 - 12:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions isn't staying quiet this time, pushing back after President Donald Trump used the word "disgraceful" to describe how Sessions is handling Republican complaints about the FBI. Sessions insists he will "continue to discharge my duties with integrity...
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File - In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, photo released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, foreign nationals are arrested during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles. A federal immigration official says about 800 people living in Northern California were able to avoid arrest because of a warning by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. Thomas Homan, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement chief, told "Fox and Friends" Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, that what Schaaf did was "no better than a gang lookout yelling 'police' when a police cruiser comes in the neighborhood." (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP, File)
March 01, 2018 - 12:20 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — About 800 "criminals" avoided immigration arrests because Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf alerted the public to the surprise operation, an extraordinarily high number of missed targets, according to a federal official. Thomas Homan, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's acting...
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FILE - This Oct. 26, 2017 file photo shows prototypes of border walls in San Diego. President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to prevent construction of a border wall with Mexico in California that the state sued to stop, his latest attack on the state over its positions on immigration enforcement. (AP Photo/Elliott Spagat, File)
March 01, 2018 - 12:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at California on Wednesday, threatened to prevent construction of a border wall in a state that sued to stop it. In a puzzling early-morning tweet, Trump said he "decided that sections of the Wall that California wants built NOW will not be built...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony honoring Reverend Billy Graham in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building, Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 28, 2018 - 11:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Harshly criticized yet again by his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday abandoned his usual stony silence and pushed back against President Donald Trump for saying Sessions' response to Republican complaints about the FBI was "disgraceful." Sessions gave no...
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State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, announces his candidacy to the U.S. Senate, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Ellisville, Miss. McDaniel will challenge current Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 28, 2018 - 11:22 pm
ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state lawmaker Chris McDaniel, who lost a bitter Republican primary to the state's senior U.S. senator in 2014, said Wednesday that he is challenging the state's other Republican senator, Roger Wicker. The tea party-backed McDaniel casts himself as a...
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State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, announces his candidacy to the U.S. Senate, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Ellisville, Miss. McDaniel will challenge current Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 28, 2018 - 11:21 pm
ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state lawmaker Chris McDaniel lost a bitter Republican primary to his state's senior U.S. senator in 2014. Now he says he will challenge the re-election bid of the state's other GOP senator: Roger Wicker. The tea party-backed McDaniel styles himself as a...
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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 28, 2018 - 10:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has lost his access to the nation's deepest secrets. His credibility as a negotiator may be next. Kushner's loss of his top-secret clearance could be particularly problematic in his role overseeing the Trump administration's efforts to...
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In this Feb. 20, 2018 photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, center, listens as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Palestine at United Nations headquarters. Kushner has lost his access to the nation’s deepest secrets, which could be problematic in his role overseeing the Trump administration’s efforts to produce Mideast peace. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 28, 2018 - 10:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on White House senior adviser Jared Kushner's downgraded security clearance (all times local): 10:30 p.m. The New York Times reports that two companies made loans worth more than half a billion dollars to Jared Kushner's family real estate firm after executives met with...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Washington, during a meeting with members of Congress to discuss school and community safety. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 28, 2018 - 9:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and guns (all times local): 6:05 p.m. One of the Senate's leading gun control proponents says he is pleased that President Donald Trump expressed support for expanded background checks and other measures during a bipartisan meeting at...
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A police officer escorts Anastasia Vashukevich from a detention center in Pattaya, south of Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, after she was arrested Sunday in the Thai resort city of Pattaya while giving sex lessons to Russian tourists. Vashukevich told The Associated Press from a police van Wednesday that she fears for her life, and wants to exchange information on alleged Russian ties to U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign for her own personal safety. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
February 28, 2018 - 8:49 pm
PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — A Belarusian woman jailed in Thailand for offering sex lessons without a work permit says she has a story to tell involving the Kremlin, Russian billionaires and even the president of the United States. Anastasia Vashukevich, whose extraordinary claims and racy selfies have...
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