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FILE - In this May 22, 2012 file photo, Charles Koch speaks in his office at Koch Industries in Wichita, Kan.The Koch brothers are spending up to $400 million to shape November’s midterm elections nationwide. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP, File)
January 29, 2018 - 12:59 pm
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — For the Koch brothers and their powerful donor network, the trouble with President Donald Trump isn't what he's doing. It's how he's doing it. Huddled at a private retreat in the California desert, the conservative movement's elite money men worried aloud this weekend...
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January 29, 2018 - 9:31 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's top economic development official is scheduled to testify at a budget hearing on one of the most contentious issues facing the Cuomo administration. Howard Zemsky, commissioner of Empire State Development, is among those scheduled to testify Tuesday in Albany...
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FILE. In this May 17, 2017 file photo Newly named French minister in charge of the budget, Gerald Darmanin, is pictured during an handover ceremony in Paris. France's government is sticking by its budget minister as he fights a rape accusation. Darmanin is the highest-ranking French official accused of sexual misconduct since the scandals that broke in Hollywood. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
January 29, 2018 - 8:28 am
PARIS (AP) — Pressure is mounting on a member of French President Emmanuel Macron's government accused of rape. Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin strongly denies wrongdoing, and other government members have rallied around him. Darmanin is the highest-ranking French official accused of sexual...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, Marc Short, center, White House director for legislative affairs, talks with reporters at the White House, in Washington. Short said Sunday, Jan. 28, the president will “talk about how America’s back” during Tuesday's State of the Union. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 29, 2018 - 1:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump intends to use his first State of the Union address to cite economic progress under his watch while pushing for bipartisanship with Democrats on issues such as rebuilding roads and bridges. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, Marc Short, center, White House director for legislative affairs, talks with reporters at the White House, in Washington. Short said Sunday, Jan. 28, the president will “talk about how America’s back” during Tuesday's State of the Union. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 28, 2018 - 6:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump intends to use his first State of the Union address to cite economic progress under his watch while pushing for bipartisanship with Democrats on issues such as rebuilding roads and bridges. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, Marc Short, center, White House director for legislative affairs, talks with reporters at the White House, in Washington. Short said Sunday, Jan. 28, the president will “talk about how America’s back” during Tuesday's State of the Union. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 28, 2018 - 2:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump intends to use his first State of the Union address to cite economic progress under his watch while pushing for bipartisanship with Democrats on issues such as rebuilding roads and bridges. The...
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January 28, 2018 - 12:30 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Ridership totals in 2017 for the four major public transportation agencies in upstate New York: Buffalo-Niagara Falls region Rochester region Syracuse region Albany region Rail 4,560,644 N/A N/A N/A Bus 21,036,926 16,872,146 10,650,000 16,900,000 Total 25,597,570 16,872,146 10,...
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January 28, 2018 - 12:30 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Public transit agencies in upstate New York are seeking more state funding at a time when most of the attention is going to New York City's ongoing subway woes. Administrators from upstate regional transit systems were in Albany recently to lobby for more funding in Democratic...
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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 28, 2018 - 6:15 am
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 - 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 - 10:53 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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