Government and politics

A sign sits on the filing cabinet next to Colorado State Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, during debate to expel State Rep. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, over sexual misconduct allegations from his peers Friday, March 2, 2018, in the State Capitol in Denver. The effort faces tough odds amid Republican objections to how the complaints have been handled. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 02, 2018 - 6:25 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against a Colorado state House member (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The Colorado House has voted to expel a Democrat lawmaker over sexual misconduct allegations. Rep. Steve Lebsock is the second U.S. state lawmaker kicked out of office since...
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Republican candidate and former Arizona state Sen. Debbie Lesko celebrates with her husband, Joe, after voting results show her victory in a special primary election for the Congressional District 8 seat during a campaign party at Lesko's home, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. A special primary election was being held to replace Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks who resigned amid accusations of sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
March 02, 2018 - 5:19 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A second complaint alleging federal campaign finance law violations has been filed against the winner of this week's special Republican primary election to replace former U.S. Rep. Trent Franks. The complaint against former state Sen. Debbie Lesko was filed with the Federal Election...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, Washington District of Columbia Councilmember Mayor Marion Barry attends a news conference on the steps of Washington's city hall. Marion Barry may be something of a political punchline to many Americans. But inside the District of Columbia, he is adored by many as a champion of civil rights and advocate for the city’s poor and downtrodden. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 02, 2018 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For many Americans, Marion Barry was something of a punchline. The late Washington mayor was largely known around the country for having been caught on video smoking crack cocaine in a 1990 FBI sting. But inside the District of Columbia, Barry's legacy is far more complicated and...
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A worker loads steel products onto a vehicle at a steel market in Fuyang in central China's Anhui province Friday, March 2, 2018. China has expressed "grave concern" about a U.S. trade policy report that pledges to pressure Beijing but had no immediate response to President Donald Trump's plan to hike tariffs on steel and aluminum. The Commerce Ministry said Friday that Beijing has satisfied its trade obligations and appealed to Washington to settle disputes through negotiation (Chinatopix Via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to slap taxes on steel and aluminum imports was branded Friday as "absolutely unacceptable" by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, the United States' biggest foreign source of both metals. Trump hasn't sparked a trade war — yet. But his...
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A worker loads steel products onto a vehicle at a steel market in Fuyang in central China's Anhui province Friday, March 2, 2018. China has expressed "grave concern" about a U.S. trade policy report that pledges to pressure Beijing but had no immediate response to President Donald Trump's plan to hike tariffs on steel and aluminum. The Commerce Ministry said Friday that Beijing has satisfied its trade obligations and appealed to Washington to settle disputes through negotiation (Chinatopix Via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to slap taxes on steel and aluminum imports was branded Friday as "absolutely unacceptable" by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, the United States' biggest foreign source of both metals. Trump hasn't sparked a trade war — yet. But his...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, Washington District of Columbia Councilmember Mayor Marion Barry attends a news conference on the steps of Washington's city hall. Marion Barry may be something of a political punchline to many Americans. But inside the District of Columbia, he is adored by many as a champion of civil rights and advocate for the city’s poor and downtrodden. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 02, 2018 - 4:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For many Americans, Marion Barry was something of a punchline. The late Washington mayor was largely known around the country for having been caught on video smoking crack cocaine in a 1990 FBI sting. But inside the District of Columbia, Barry's legacy is far more complicated and...
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FILE--In this April 14, 2016, file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a Border Patrol agent shows the path of a tunnel that crosses the U.S.-Mexico border near Calexico, Calif. The federal government has started work on a border wall in California to replace a decades-old decaying barrier. SWF Constructors, a tiny Nebraska startup, was awarded the first border wall construction project under President Donald Trump. It is the offshoot of a construction firm that was accused in a government audit of shady billing practices. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP, file)
March 02, 2018 - 3:00 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A tiny Nebraska startup awarded the first border wall construction project under President Donald Trump is the offshoot of a construction firm that was sued repeatedly for failing to pay subcontractors and accused in a 2016 government audit of shady billing practices. SWF...
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FILE--In this April 14, 2016, file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a Border Patrol agent shows the path of a tunnel that crosses the U.S.-Mexico border near Calexico, Calif. The federal government has started work on a border wall in California to replace a decades-old decaying barrier. SWF Constructors, a tiny Nebraska startup, was awarded the first border wall construction project under President Donald Trump. It is the offshoot of a construction firm that was accused in a government audit of shady billing practices. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP, file)
March 02, 2018 - 2:58 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A tiny Nebraska startup awarded the first border wall construction project under President Donald Trump is the offshoot of a construction firm that was accused in a government audit of shady billing practices. SWF Constructors lists just one employee in its Omaha office. Still,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018 file photo, League party leader Matteo Salvini speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Press Club in Rome ahead of the March 4 general elections. Salvini is in a battle to dominate the center-right, and wants to upstage Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party to stake claim to the premiership, which would move the three-party campaign coalition away from the center. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, files)
March 02, 2018 - 2:56 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy's national election on Sunday (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The leader of Italy's anti-migrant euroskeptic League party, Matteo Salvini, has closed his campaign with another swipe at immigrants, claiming they are taking jobs that should go to young Italians. Salvini...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, left, speaks as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington Annette L. Hayes looks on at a news conference giving an update on the unsolved 2001 slaying of a federal prosecutor, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Seattle. Rosenstein joined other federal officials to discuss the killing of Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Wales. Federal authorities are offering up to $1.5 million for information about the unsolved 2001 slaying of Wales, an 18-year veteran of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle, who was shot as he worked in the basement of his home on Oct. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 02, 2018 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's No. 2 official on Friday defended the institution's leadership as it is embroiled in politically charged criticism over the Russia probe. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the probe, told an American Bar Association gathering that...
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